Test Cricket - Batting Records and Statistics - Averages / Scoring Rates
Highest Batting Averages (minimum 10 innings)
  Player Country Overall 1st Innings 2nd Innings 3rd Innings 4th Innings Diff
1st/4th
Inns Runs NO H/S  100s Avg Inns Runs NO H/S  100s Avg Inns Runs Avg Inns Runs Avg Inns Runs Avg
1 D G Bradman Australia 80 6996 10 334 29 99.94 22 2387 1 334 9 113.67 28 2310 85.56 15 1565 130.42 15 734 73.40 -40.27
2 A C Voges Australia 31 1485 7 269* 5 61.88 10 654 3 269* 2 93.43 9 577 72.13 5 173 57.67 7 81 13.50 -79.93
3 S P D Smith* Australia 154 8161 18 239 28 60.01 52 4014 6 215 18 87.26 34 1824 57.00 46 1739 44.59 22 584 30.74 -56.52
4 F S Jackson England 33 1415 4 144* 5 48.79 13 944 2 144* 4 85.82 7 212 30.29 8 175 25.00 5 84 21.00 -64.82
5 G A Headley West Indies 40 2190 4 270* 10 60.83 13 934 2 270* 5 84.91 9 325 40.63 15 664 47.43 3 267 89.00 4.09
6 W H Ponsford Australia 48 2122 4 266 7 48.23 15 1148 1 266 5 82.00 14 562 40.14 10 161 16.10 9 251 41.83 -40.17
7 A L Hassett Australia 69 3073 3 198* 10 46.56 22 1655 1 198* 7 78.81 21 780 37.14 15 259 17.27 11 379 42.11 -36.70
8 M Labuschagne* Australia 48 2539 1 215 7 54.02 16 1256 0 215 6 78.50 11 602 54.73 15 546 36.40 6 135 27.00 -51.50
9 E D C Weekes West Indies 81 4455 5 207 15 58.62 27 2068 0 206 8 76.59 21 1361 64.81 22 776 40.84 11 250 27.78 -48.81
10 D J McGlew South Africa 64 2440 6 255* 7 42.07 13 818 2 255* 3 74.36 21 745 39.21 17 500 29.41 13 377 34.27 -40.09
11 P H Parfitt England 52 1882 6 131* 7 40.91 14 800 3 131* 5 72.73 23 601 27.32 4 98 32.67 11 383 38.30 -34.43
12 B C Lara West Indies 232 11953 6 400* 34 52.89 58 4000 1 400* 12 70.18 72 4249 59.01 56 2264 40.43 46 1440 35.12 -35.05
13 K F Barrington England 131 6806 15 256 20 58.67 42 2735 3 163 12 70.13 40 2334 61.42 27 1142 49.65 22 595 37.19 -32.94
14 Javed Miandad Pakistan 189 8832 21 280* 23 52.57 60 3730 6 280* 9 69.07 63 2774 45.48 44 1512 39.79 22 816 54.40 -14.67
15 S Chanderpaul West Indies 280 11867 49 203* 30 51.37 66 3575 14 203* 12 68.75 96 4356 51.86 69 2356 41.33 49 1580 41.58 -27.17
16 E Paynter England 31 1540 5 243 4 59.23 15 954 1 243 3 68.14 5 224 44.80 8 241 40.17 3 121 121.00 52.86
17 M Leyland England 65 2764 5 187 9 46.07 19 1256 0 187 5 66.11 22 747 35.57 12 439 48.78 12 322 29.27 -36.83
18 S R Tendulkar India 329 15921 33 248* 51 53.79 91 5608 6 241* 20 65.98 106 5692 55.26 72 2996 46.81 60 1625 36.93 -29.04
19 H L Collins Australia 31 1352 1 203 4 45.07 10 658 0 203 3 65.80 8 272 34.00 9 344 38.22 4 78 26.00 -39.80
20 L Hutton England 138 6971 15 364 19 56.67 35 2232 1 364 8 65.65 44 2673 65.20 28 1113 41.22 31 953 45.38 -20.27
21 R B Kanhai West Indies 137 6227 6 256 15 47.53 44 2869 0 256 9 65.20 35 1515 44.56 40 1267 33.34 18 576 38.40 -26.80
22 K D Walters Australia 125 5357 14 250 15 48.26 37 2271 2 250 8 64.89 37 1576 42.59 35 1191 44.11 16 319 26.58 -38.30
23 C L Walcott West Indies 74 3798 7 220 15 56.69 24 1541 0 220 6 64.21 20 1006 52.95 21 1067 62.76 9 184 26.29 -37.92
24 J Ryder Australia 32 1394 5 201* 3 51.63 12 636 2 201* 2 63.60 7 277 39.57 9 284 35.50 4 197 98.50 34.90
25 T T Samaraweera Sri Lanka 132 5462 20 231 14 48.77 42 2472 3 231 10 63.38 37 1344 40.73 38 1261 45.04 15 385 32.08 -31.30
26 W R Hammond England 140 7249 16 336* 22 58.46 46 2691 3 240 9 62.58 39 2379 66.08 35 1482 49.40 20 697 46.47 -16.11
27 D M Jones Australia 89 3631 11 216 11 46.55 31 1871 1 216 6 62.37 20 561 28.05 29 863 37.52 9 336 67.20 4.83
28 S R Waugh Australia 260 10927 46 200 32 51.06 94 4855 16 199 17 62.24 72 3703 58.78 63 1756 35.84 31 613 25.54 -36.70
29 B C Broad England 44 1661 2 162 6 39.55 13 809 0 162 4 62.23 12 527 43.92 12 181 15.08 7 144 28.80 -33.43
30 F M M Worrell West Indies 87 3860 9 261 9 49.49 24 1302 3 167 5 62.00 27 1541 61.64 24 733 33.32 12 284 28.40 -33.60
31 H Sutcliffe England 84 4555 9 194 16 60.73 26 1478 2 161 6 61.58 27 1536 56.89 16 897 74.75 15 644 53.67 -7.92
32 R T Ponting Australia 287 13378 29 257 41 51.85 92 5403 4 242 21 61.40 76 3969 52.92 76 2544 38.55 43 1462 50.41 -10.98
33 J L Langer Australia 182 7696 12 250 23 45.27 55 3181 2 250 12 60.02 50 1995 40.71 44 1467 34.93 33 1053 40.50 -19.52
34 J D Ryder New Zealand 33 1269 2 201 3 40.94 11 653 0 201 2 59.36 7 259 37.00 9 174 21.75 6 183 36.60 -22.76
35 R N Harvey Australia 137 6149 10 205 21 48.42 37 2131 1 205 9 59.19 42 2266 53.95 28 895 31.96 30 857 40.81 -18.38
36 G N Yallop Australia 70 2756 3 268 8 41.13 22 1297 0 172 5 58.95 17 710 41.76 19 499 29.35 12 250 22.73 -36.23
37 M H Richardson New Zealand 65 2776 3 145 4 44.77 21 1236 0 145 2 58.86 17 526 30.94 17 716 47.73 10 298 33.11 -25.75
38 V Sehwag India 180 8586 6 319 23 49.34 46 2615 1 309 10 58.11 58 3823 65.91 42 1247 29.69 34 901 31.07 -27.04
39 M S Sinclair New Zealand 56 1635 5 214 3 32.06 16 871 1 214 3 58.07 17 348 21.75 12 182 16.55 11 234 26.00 -32.07
40 G S A Sobers West Indies 160 8032 21 365* 26 57.78 56 2898 6 178* 11 57.96 37 2211 61.42 48 2316 57.90 19 607 46.69 -11.27
41 A F Rae West Indies 24 1016 2 109 4 46.18 10 574 0 109 4 57.40 5 109 21.80 5 189 37.80 4 144 72.00 14.60
42 R Dravid India 286 13288 32 270 36 52.31 75 4121 3 222 15 57.24 89 4984 60.78 65 2608 42.75 57 1575 40.38 -16.85
43 M J Clarke Australia 198 8643 22 329* 28 49.11 67 3601 4 230 14 57.16 48 2385 53.00 59 1987 42.28 24 670 31.90 -25.25
44 N S Sidhu India 78 3202 2 201 9 42.13 24 1370 0 124 6 57.08 26 911 36.44 12 568 51.64 16 353 22.06 -35.02
45 J H Kallis South Africa 280 13289 40 224 45 55.37 80 4317 4 224 20 56.80 86 4246 53.08 67 3394 65.27 47 1332 41.63 -15.18
46 Azhar Ali* Pakistan 176 7030 11 302* 19 42.61 42 2270 2 302* 8 56.75 53 2253 44.18 39 1585 41.71 42 922 25.61 -31.14
47 R G Pollock South Africa 41 2256 4 274 7 60.97 14 794 0 274 3 56.71 9 692 76.89 15 628 48.31 3 142 142.00 85.29
48 J B Hobbs England 102 5410 7 211 15 56.95 23 1247 1 187 3 56.68 37 2503 67.65 19 681 35.84 23 979 57.59 0.91
49 J Hardstaff England 38 1636 3 205* 4 46.74 13 675 1 169* 2 56.25 10 614 76.75 12 287 23.92 3 60 20.00 -36.25
50 G P Howarth New Zealand 83 2531 5 147 6 32.45 17 842 2 137* 3 56.13 30 895 30.86 18 537 33.56 18 257 14.28 -41.86
51 M J Prior England 123 4099 21 131* 7 40.19 39 1735 8 131* 3 55.97 37 1053 30.09 30 803 34.91 17 508 39.08 -16.89
52 D L Houghton Zimbabwe 36 1464 2 266 4 43.06 10 559 0 266 2 55.90 12 559 50.82 9 286 35.75 5 60 12.00 -43.90
53 Zaheer Abbas Pakistan 124 5062 11 274 12 44.80 43 2173 4 274 6 55.72 34 1804 56.38 32 792 27.31 15 293 22.54 -33.18
54 F du Plessis* South Africa 118 4163 14 199 10 40.03 32 1496 5 137 5 55.41 36 1216 34.74 25 887 42.24 25 564 26.86 -28.55
55 A K Markram* South Africa 60 2009 1 152 5 34.05 16 881 0 152 3 55.06 17 356 20.94 15 340 22.67 12 432 39.27 -15.79
56 K C Sangakkara Sri Lanka 233 12400 17 319 38 57.41 68 3633 2 319 11 55.05 65 4198 67.71 65 3406 56.77 35 1163 41.54 -13.51
57 L R P L Taylor* New Zealand 196 7683 24 290 19 44.67 53 2640 5 217* 9 55.00 59 2376 43.20 48 1615 39.39 36 1052 37.57 -17.43
58 J P Crawley England 61 1800 9 156* 4 34.62 15 660 3 156* 2 55.00 20 483 25.42 15 449 37.42 11 208 23.11 -31.89
59 M L Hayden Australia 184 8625 14 380 30 50.74 52 2858 0 380 10 54.96 51 2295 45.00 42 2185 53.29 39 1287 49.50 -5.46
60 D C S Compton England 131 5807 15 278 17 50.06 36 1921 1 208 8 54.89 42 1866 46.65 31 1565 65.21 22 455 26.76 -28.12
 
 
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