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Smith Leads The Way For Test Captains

 

In the Johannesburg Test, Graeme
Smith became the first captain to aggregate 7,000 Test runs. When he was
dismissed on 11 on Day 1, he had exactly 7,000 runs.

 

It was also Smith's 150th innings,
making him the first captain to do so since Allan Border.

 

A list of captains with 5,000 Test runs or more:

 

No

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

0

1

GC Smith

SAF

85

150

9

7000

277

49.64

21

27

9

2

AR Border

Aus

93

154

24

6623

205

50.94

15

36

7

3

RT Ponting

Aus

77

140

13

6542

209

51.51

19

35

7

4

CH Lloyd

Win

74

111

9

5233

242*

51.30

14

27

3

5

SP Fleming

NZl

80

135

8

5156

274*

40.59

8

31

13

 

A
break-up of Smith's 7,000 runs:

 

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

F

0

4s

6s

Australia

13

24

3

788

108

37.52

2

3

3

97

0

Bangladesh

6

7

0

519

232

74.14

2

1

0

64

3

England

18

34

3

1779

277

57.38

6

5

3

229

2

India

13

23

0

801

94

34.82

0

7

1

114

3

New Zealand

8

14

1

510

125*

39.23

1

3

1

64

2

Pakistan

9

17

0

669

133

39.35

2

2

1

83

0

Sri Lanka

2

4

0

179

74

44.75

0

2

0

12

2

West Indies

14

25

2

1593

148

69.26

7

4

0

205

7

Zimbabwe

2

2

0

162

121

81.00

1

0

0

21

3

Total

85

150

9

7000

277

49.64

21

27

9

889

22

 

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