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Test Match Cricket Record Batsman & Bowlers

Name the batsmen who have scored the most runs and the bowlers who have taken the most wickets in test cricket history.
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Source: Runs, Wickets
Quiz by jetpunk2809
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Last updated: May 1, 2023
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First submittedJune 24, 2012
Times taken16,701
Average score57.5%
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Runs
Country
Answer
15,921
India
Sachin Tendulkar
13,378
Australia
Ricky Ponting
13,289
South Africa
Jacques Kallis
13,288
India
Rahul Dravid
12,472
England
Alastair Cook
12,400
Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara
11,953
West Indies
Brian Lara
11,867
West Indies
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
11,814
Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene
11,174
Australia
Allan Border
10,927
Australia
Steve Waugh
10,122
India
Sunil Gavaskar
10,099
Pakistan
Younis Khan
9,282
South Africa
Hashim Amla
10,948
England
Joe Root
9,265
South Africa
Graeme Smith
8,900
England
Graham Gooch
8,832
Pakistan
Javed Miandad
8,830
Pakistan
Inzamam-ul-Haq
8,792
Australia
Steve Smith
Wickets
Country
Answer
800
Sri Lanka
Muttiah Muralitharan
708
Australia
Shane Warne
685
England
James Anderson
619
India
Anil Kumble
576
England
Stuart Broad
563
Australia
Glenn McGrath
519
West Indies
Courtney Walsh
474
India
Ravichandran Ashwin
439
South Africa
Dale Steyn
434
India
Kapil Dev
433
Sri Lanka
Rangana Herath
431
New Zealand
Richard Hadlee
421
South Africa
Shaun Pollock
417
India
Harbhajan Singh
414
Pakistan
Wasim Akram
405
West Indies
Curtly Ambrose
482
Australia
Nathan Lyon
390
South Africa
Makhaya Ntini
383
England
Ian Botham
376
West Indies
Malcolm Marshall
35 Comments
+11
Level ∞
Sep 24, 2021
Since this quiz hadn't been updated in 9 years, but still gets a lot of plays, I decided to take it over. It is now up to date and will be updated once every two years or so.
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Level 10
Sep 18, 2012
best quiz
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2015
This quiz is in need of updating. Cook is now right up there, as is Anderson.
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Level 57
Jan 15, 2019
2019 .....so dated
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Level 73
Sep 24, 2021
Graham Gooch only has 8900 runs...
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2021
Yeah, that is correct. Gooch never went past 9000, Cook was the first English guy to reach that. Quizmaster missed Graeme Smith (RSA) who had 9265 runs and as a result Gooch's runs are listed incorrectly.
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Level ∞
Sep 25, 2021
Fixed.
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Level 79
Sep 25, 2021
Rooooooot!
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2021
Great to have another featured quiz on cricket. Here's another quiz I made on the T20 World Cup that starts next month.
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Level 75
Sep 26, 2021
Thanks for updating. Graeme Smith’s country needs correcting. Most Brits wish he’d played for England.
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Level 78
Sep 26, 2021
Great to see a cricket quiz featured!
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Level 74
Sep 26, 2021
Graeme Smith played for South Africa, not England
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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2021
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 79
Sep 26, 2021
Gower is still wrong - he never reached 9000 and is way behind Gooch.
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Level 69
Sep 26, 2021
David Gower has 8231 runs not 9231 !
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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2021
Here is my source.

Since multiple people have commented this I think it's probably wrong. Is there a better source?

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Level 62
Sep 27, 2021
You should always use Espn Cricinfo for Cricket-related quizzes.
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Level ∞
Sep 27, 2021
Thanks, I'll use that instead.
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Level 77
Oct 3, 2021
At least no one can accuse this quiz of being too US-centric.
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Level 84
May 3, 2023
This quiz is too US-centric.

Well, there went that theory.

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Level 65
Oct 4, 2021
Please accept Murali
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Level 73
Oct 4, 2021
The great Malcolm Marshall.
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Level 76
May 1, 2023
Died at 41, taken by cancer. I still have trouble believing it could strike down such a fine man and player, far far too early.
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2021
Can't believe I missed Root and Botham
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2021
What? No Jiminy?
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Level 62
Oct 5, 2021
Yes but we have Jimmy :)
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Level 56
Jan 31, 2022
Got everything except Inzamam *facepalm*
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Level 60
Oct 20, 2022
Jacques Kallis never seems to get enough recognition. Third in the all time runscorers, plus 292 test wickets. Incredible record.
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Level 79
May 1, 2023
Great to see this update. McGrath and Broad are in the wrong order...
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Level 76
May 1, 2023
Joe Root and Nathon Lyon are both out of order (both being current players, they've probably been sneaking up the list while no-one was looking)
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Level 81
May 3, 2023
Loved that there is a cricket quiz today. I knew vast majority of answers but ashamed to say that knowing how to spell the names of the Asian contingent proved to be my downfall.
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2023
great quiz!

joe root and nathan lyon need their positions moved up...

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Level 67
Jun 29, 2023
Probably need to fix the order up
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Level 71
Oct 27, 2023
An embarrassing zero for me. Couldn't recall so many famous names, and quite a few I could recall no longer feature. Also, fancy not scoring for "Smith" and "Singh"!