Record List : Most Century (Hundreds) in Test Match Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar has most test match century than any other batsman Each and every batsman starts with a duck, a zero. Going off the mark, into double figures, half century and then the magical triple figure individual score.. and in between, you run your partner's runs as non-striker as well as resuming your innings the next day which is very very tiring but less highlighted aspect of cricket. indeed making a test match ton isn't a joke!

Sachin Tendulkar is the champion of centuries, in tests as you see in following table as well as of most ODI hundred list. Ricky Ponting of Australia is his closest rival while Protas' Jacques Kallis is silently closing into two legends. Sunil Gavaskar held the record of most test century for a long time before Tendulkar over took him and leads since then.

Rahul Dravid has slowed down in recent times but he too is one of the best test batsman to have graced the game of cricket. Steve Waugh was known for his fighting innings while Don Bradman is star from yesteryears.

Dark Horse might turn out to be Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka who's hit the purple patch with couple of years still remaining in his career. Sanga is already on top among the batsman who are still playing the game, going well past his best mate Mahela Jayawardene who once looked like breaking all records as an ideal batsman of longer version of cricket, always hungry. Also keep an eye on Michael Clarke of Australia, Alastair Cook of England and Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers of South Africa are they're among the best in the business these days..

Setting the record straight, following is a list of batsmen who have had a chequered test match career.

Note : Qualification has been set as minimum of 21 test match centuries.
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Most century in test match cricket by a batsman in career.
Batsman (Country) 100s Tests 50s NO Best 0s
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 51 200 66 32 248* 14
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 45 166 58 40 224 16
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 41 168 62 29 257 17
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 37 128 50 17 287 10
Rahul Dravid (India) 36 165 63 32 270 8
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 34 148 49 16 374 14
Sunil Gavaskar (India) 34 125 45 16 236* 12
Brian Lara (West Indies) 34 131 48 6 400* 17
Steve Waugh (Australia) 32 168 50 46 200 22
Mathew Hayden (Australia) 30 103 29 14 380 14
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 29 156 63 46 203* 14
Don Bradman (Australia) 29 52 13 10 334 7
Michael Clarke (Australia) 27 105 27 18 329* 8
Graeme Smith (South Africa) 27 114 38 13 277 11
Allan Border (Australia) 27 156 63 44 205 11
Gary Sobers (West Indies) 26 93 30 21 365* 12
Younus Khan (Pakistan) 25 92 28 14 313 15
Alastair Cook (England) 25 106 35 10 294 7
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 25 120 46 22 329 15
Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan) 24 90 33 12 223 11
Greg Chappell (Australia) 24 87 31 19 247* 12
Vivian Richards (West Indies) 24 121 45 12 291 10
Kevin Pietersen (England) 23 104 35 8 227 10
Virender Sehwag (India) 23 102 32 6 319 16
Justin Langer (Australia) 23 105 32 10 250 11
Javed Miandad (Pakistan) 23 124 43 21 280* 6
Hashim Amla (South Africa) 22 78 27 11 311* 7
Md Azharuddin (India) 22 99 21 9 199 5
Colin Cowdrey (England) 22 114 38 15 182 9
Wally Hammond (England) 22 85 24 16 336* 4
Geoffrey Boycott (England) 22 108 42 23 246* 10
Ian Bell (England) 21 103 41 24 235 11
Andrew Strauss (England) 21 100 27 6 177 15
Neil Harvey (Australia) 21 79 24 10 205 7
Gary Kirsten (South Africa) 21 101 34 15 275 13
David Boon (Australia) 21 107 32 20 200 16

Selected others

Those who're coming up (still playing) and may join the list above are :-
AB de Villiers of South Africa at 19 centuries while Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan of West Indies have 15.