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A world record for Rahul Dravid

July 25, 2011 12:23 IST

India's Rahul Dravid now holds the record of scoring more runs than any other batsman in fourth innings of a Test match.

At the end of fourth day's play in the Lord's Test, Dravid has aggregated 1468 runs in fourth innings of Tests at an average of 44.48. This takes him ahead of Brian Lara, who had a tally of 1,440 runs in the fourth innings of Tests.

Interestingly Dravid's average shoots up to 72.78 in successful fourth innings chases and matches where India earned a draw while batting last. India will need Dravid to play another memorable knock to bail them out today. Can he do this one more time?

Highest run-aggregate in fourth innings of a Test

Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100 50
R Dravid (Ind) 52 19 1468 103* 44.48 1 9
BC Lara (WI) 46 5 1440 153* 35.12 2 7
S Chanderpaul (WI) 43 10 1406 116* 42.60 2 10
SM Gavaskar (Ind) 33 9 1398 221 58.25 4 8
CG Greenidge (WI) 38 12 1383 214* 53.19 3 6
MA Atherton (Eng) 39 6 1375 185* 41.66 2 9
SR Tendulkar (Ind) 50 15 1371 136 39.17 3 5
RT Ponting (Aus) 39 14 1362 156 54.48 4 5
GC Smith (SA) 31 6 1322 154* 52.88 3 8
ML Hayden (Aus) 39 13 1287 101* 49.50 1 9
RR Sarwan (WI) 36 3 1241 128 37.60 4 4
G Boycott (Eng) 34 13 1234 128* 58.76 3 7
JH Kallis (SA) 42 14 1229 101 43.89 1 10
CH Gayle (WI) 35 5 1184 82 39.46 0 11
AJ Stewart (Eng) 39 6 1134 119 34.36 1 6
GA Gooch (Eng) 29 4 1121 133 44.84 3 5
DL Haynes (WI) 45 20 1092 112* 43.68 2 4
JL Langer (Aus) 33 7 1053 127 40.50 2 6

Rajneesh Gupta