Most fifty in test match and ODI career by a batsman?
Asked by: rajavucse on 12-09-2010

Commented by Binit on 13 Sep, 2010

The thing to understand here is that "fifty" and "century" are different on cricket scoreboards. A batsman touches 50 runs individually during a match, he's made a fifty, upto 99, untill he reaches 100 runs against his name which will be a century, and hence no more a fifty. If you're looking for the latter, see list of most century in tests, most century in ODI. In following, we're calculating the batsmen who've made most fifties but got out or remained unbeaten below three figure scores..

Most fifties in test match career
63 fifties, 27 centuries = Allan Border of Australia.
62 fifties, 51 centuries = Sachin Tendulkar of India.
61 fifties, 36 centuries = Rahul Dravid of India.
57 fifites, 39 centuries = Ricky Ponting of Australia.
56 fifties, 24 centuries = Shiv Chanderpual of West Indies.
55 fifties, 40 centuries = Jacques Kallis of South Africa.
55 fifties, 17 centuries = VVS Laxman of India.
50 fifties, 32 centuries = Steve Waugh of Australia.

Most fifties in one day (ODI) career
95 fifties, 48 centuries = Sachin Tendulkar of India.
84 fifties, 17 centuries = Jacques Kallis of South Africa.
83 fifties, 12 centuries = Rahul Dravid of India.
83 fifties, 10 centuries = Inzamam-ul-Haq of Pakistan.
82 fifties, 30 centuries = Ricky Ponting of Australia.
72 fifties, 22 centuries = Sourav Ganguly of India.
68 fifties, 28 centuries = Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka.
66 fifties, 11 centuries = Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.
64 fifties, 11 centuries = Aravinda de Silva of Sri Lanka.
64 fifties, 15 centuries = Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan.
63 fifties, 19 centuries = Brian Lara of West Indies.
62 fifties, 15 centuries = Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka.
59 fifties, 11 centuries = Marvan Atapattu of Sri Lanka.

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