Records / Test matches / Batting records / Most runs in career

Most runs
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 14
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 45 58 16
R Dravid (ICC/India) 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 36 63 8
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 143 240 15 11319 374 50.30 33 46 14
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2013 153 261 45 11219 203* 51.93 29 62 14
AR Border (Aus) 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2014 122 209 17 11151 319 58.07 35 45 9
SR Waugh (Aus) 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22
SM Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2002-2014 117 205 13 9265 277 48.25 27 38 11
GA Gooch (Eng) 1975-1995 118 215 6 8900 333 42.58 20 46 13
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 23 43 6
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/Pak) 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 25 46 15
VVS Laxman (India) 1996-2012 134 225 34 8781 281 45.97 17 56 14
ML Hayden (Aus) 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 50.73 30 29 14
V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 49.34 23 32 16
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 24 45 10
AJ Stewart (Eng) 1990-2003 133 235 21 8463 190 39.54 15 45 14
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2014 105 180 20 8240 329* 51.50 27 27 9
DI Gower (Eng) 1978-1992 117 204 18 8231 215 44.25 18 39 7
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2014 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 23 35 10
G Boycott (Eng) 1964-1982 108 193 23 8114 246* 47.72 22 42 10
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2014 102 183 10 8047 294 46.51 25 35 7
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 12
ME Waugh (Aus) 1991-2002 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.81 20 47 19
MA Atherton (Eng) 1989-2001 115 212 7 7728 185* 37.69 16 46 20
JL Langer (Aus) 1993-2007 105 182 12 7696 250 45.27 23 30 11
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1954-1975 114 188 15 7624 182 44.06 22 38 9
CG Greenidge (WI) 1974-1991 108 185 16 7558 226 44.72 19 34 11
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 52.29 24 33 11
MA Taylor (Aus) 1989-1999 104 186 13 7525 334* 43.49 19 40 5
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1985 110 175 14 7515 242* 46.67 19 39 4
DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1994 116 202 25 7487 184 42.29 18 39 10
DC Boon (Aus) 1984-1996 107 190 20 7422 200 43.65 21 32 16
Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2014 89 158 14 7399 313 51.38 23 28 15
G Kirsten (SA) 1993-2004 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 21 34 13
WR Hammond (Eng) 1927-1947 85 140 16 7249 336* 58.45 22 24 4
SC Ganguly (India) 1996-2008 113 188 17 7212 239 42.17 16 35 13
SP Fleming (NZ) 1994-2008 111 189 10 7172 274* 40.06 9 46 16
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2014 92 154 16 7168 278* 51.94 19 35 3
GS Chappell (Aus) 1970-1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 12
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2004-2012 100 178 6 7037 177 40.91 21 27 15
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 29 13 7
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1991-2007 110 188 14 6973 340 40.07 14 31 15
L Hutton (Eng) 1937-1955 79 138 15 6971 364 56.67 19 33 5
CH Gayle (WI) 2000-2013 99 174 9 6933 333 42.01 15 34 15
DB Vengsarkar (India) 1976-1992 116 185 22 6868 166 42.13 17 35 15
KF Barrington (Eng) 1955-1968 82 131 15 6806 256 58.67 20 35 5
GP Thorpe (Eng) 1993-2005 100 179 28 6744 200* 44.66 16 39 12
IR Bell (Eng) 2004-2014 98 170 22 6722 235 45.41 20 39 11
PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2002 93 159 11 6361 267 42.97 20 22 7
MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2013 79 137 16 6235 195 51.52 19 29 12
RB Kanhai (WI) 1957-1974 79 137 6 6227 256 47.53 15 28 7
M Azharuddin (India) 1984-2000 99 147 9 6215 199 45.03 22 21 5
HM Amla (SA) 2004-2014 76 132 11 6214 311* 51.35 21 27 7
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2008 90 154 7 6167 228 41.95 14 26 11
RN Harvey (Aus) 1948-1963 79 137 10 6149 205 48.41 21 24 7
GR Viswanath (India) 1969-1983 91 155 10 6080 222 41.93 14 35 10
RB Richardson (WI) 1983-1995 86 146 12 5949 194 44.39 16 27 8
RR Sarwan (WI) 2000-2011 87 154 8 5842 291 40.01 15 31 12
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2000-2006 76 143 10 5825 219 43.79 14 29 12
DCS Compton (Eng) 1937-1957 78 131 15 5807 278 50.06 17 28 10
Saleem Malik (Pak) 1982-1999 103 154 22 5768 237 43.69 15 29 12
N Hussain (Eng) 1990-2004 96 171 16 5764 207 37.18 14 33 14
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2002 102 173 15 5762 233 36.46 13 27 13
MP Vaughan (Eng) 1999-2008 82 147 9 5719 197 41.44 18 18 9
AC Gilchrist (Aus) 1999-2008 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.60 17 26 14
MV Boucher (ICC/SA) 1997-2012 147 206 24 5515 125 30.30 5 35 17
MS Atapattu (SL) 1990-2007 90 156 15 5502 249 39.02 16 17 22
TM Dilshan (SL) 1999-2013 87 145 11 5492 193 40.98 16 23 14
TT Samaraweera (SL) 2001-2013 81 132 20 5462 231 48.76 14 30 11
MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1995 77 131 11 5444 299 45.36 17 18 9
JB Hobbs (Eng) 1908-1930 61 102 7 5410 211 56.94 15 28 4
KD Walters (Aus) 1965-1981 74 125 14 5357 250 48.26 15 33 4
IM Chappell (Aus) 1964-1980 75 136 10 5345 196 42.42 14 26 11
JG Wright (NZ) 1978-1993 82 148 7 5334 185 37.82 12 23 7
MJ Slater (Aus) 1993-2001 74 131 7 5312 219 42.83 14 21 9
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 131 184 15 5248 163 31.05 8 27 16
WM Lawry (Aus) 1961-1971 67 123 12 5234 210 47.15 13 27 6
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2014 84 145 8 5219 302 38.09 9 28 11
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1992 102 161 6 5200 208 33.54 14 22 14
JH Edrich (Eng) 1963-1976 77 127 9 5138 310* 43.54 12 24 6
A Ranatunga (SL) 1982-2000 93 155 12 5105 135* 35.69 4 38 12
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 1969-1985 78 124 11 5062 274 44.79 12 20 10
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
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Kevin Pietersen has scored 158 in an innings three times in Tests. This is the highest Test score to be hit by a batsman thrice in his career. Two of the instances came against Australia. The next-highest such score is by Steve Waugh, who scored 157 three times in his career. In Waugh's case too, two of the instances were against the same opposition - England.

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