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

Most fours
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 4s 6s
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 14 2058+ 69
R Dravid (ICC/India) 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 36 63 8 1654 21
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17 1559 88
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17 1509 73
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 45 58 16 1488 97
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2014 128 221 17 11988 319 58.76 37 51 10 1454 47
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 49.84 34 50 15 1387 61
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2014 159* 270 49 11705 203* 52.96 30 65 14 1265 36
V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 49.34 23 32 16 1233 91
SR Waugh (Aus) 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22 1175 20
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2002-2014 117 205 13 9265 277 48.25 27 38 11 1165 24
AR Border (Aus) 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11 1161 28
VVS Laxman (India) 1996-2012 134 225 34 8781 281 45.97 17 56 14 1135 5
AJ Stewart (Eng) 1990-2003 133 235 21 8463 190 39.54 15 45 14 1121 10
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/Pak) 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 25 46 15 1105 48
GA Gooch (Eng) 1975-1995 118 215 6 8900 333 42.58 20 46 13 1079 25
ML Hayden (Aus) 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 50.73 30 29 14 1049 82
CH Gayle (WI) 2000-2014 103 182 11 7214 333 42.18 15 37 15 1046 98
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2014 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 23 35 10 985 81
DI Gower (Eng) 1978-1992 117 204 18 8231 215 44.25 18 39 7 979 10
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2014 109 194 11 8423 294 46.02 25 38 7 966 10
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 52.29 24 33 11 957 51
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2014 108 186 20 8432 329* 50.79 28 27 9 955 36
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 24 45 10 952+ 84
G Kirsten (SA) 1993-2004 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 21 34 13 922 12
SP Fleming (NZ) 1994-2008 111 189 10 7172 274* 40.06 9 46 16 917 26
JL Langer (Aus) 1993-2007 105 182 12 7696 250 45.27 23 30 11 912 40
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1991-2007 110 188 14 6973 340 40.07 14 31 15 910 59
SM Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12 908+ 26
MA Atherton (Eng) 1989-2001 115 212 7 7728 185* 37.69 16 46 20 904 4
Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2014 96 172 16 8327 313 53.37 28 29 16 903 55
SC Ganguly (India) 1996-2008 113 188 17 7212 239 42.17 16 35 13 900 57
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2008 90 154 7 6167 228 41.95 14 26 11 887 47
CG Greenidge (WI) 1974-1991 108 185 16 7558 226 44.72 19 34 11 872+ 67
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2004-2012 100 178 6 7037 177 40.91 21 27 15 867 10
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2014 96* 160 16 7448 278* 51.72 20 36 3 856 52
IR Bell (Eng) 2004-2014 105 181 22 7156 235 45.00 21 42 11 845 36
ME Waugh (Aus) 1991-2002 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.81 20 47 19 844 41
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2000-2006 76 143 10 5825 219 43.79 14 29 12 831 42
DC Boon (Aus) 1984-1996 107 190 20 7422 200 43.65 21 32 16 822 2
DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1994 116 202 25 7487 184 42.29 18 39 10 818+ 24
HM Amla (SA) 2004-2014 80* 138 12 6623 311* 52.56 23 27 7 814 8
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 23 43 6 788+ 48
GP Thorpe (Eng) 1993-2005 100 179 28 6744 200* 44.66 16 39 12 778 9
RB Richardson (WI) 1983-1995 86 146 12 5949 194 44.39 16 27 8 761+ 23
G Boycott (Eng) 1964-1982 108 193 23 8114 246* 47.72 22 42 10 757+ 8
GS Chappell (Aus) 1970-1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 12 755 16
RR Sarwan (WI) 2000-2011 87 154 8 5842 291 40.01 15 31 12 747 14
MP Vaughan (Eng) 1999-2008 82 147 9 5719 197 41.44 18 18 9 742 22
PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2002 93 159 11 6361 267 42.97 20 22 7 737+ 48
N Hussain (Eng) 1990-2004 96 171 16 5764 207 37.18 14 33 14 734 24
MA Taylor (Aus) 1989-1999 104 186 13 7525 334* 43.49 19 40 5 727 9
M Azharuddin (India) 1984-2000 99 147 9 6215 199 45.03 22 21 5 720+ 19
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1985 110 175 14 7515 242* 46.67 19 39 4 712+ 70
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1954-1975 114 188 15 7624 182 44.06 22 38 9 707+ 13

+ indicates that complete career figures are not known

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2150 - Live]
    » West Indies 76/2 (27.0 ov, MN Samuels 13*, LR Johnson 33*, S van Zyl 0/22) - Stumps
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2149 - Live]
    » India 71/1 (23.0 ov, S Dhawan 26*, CA Pujara 15*, MG Johnson 0/29) - Stumps
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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