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Cricket | International

Top test scorers in a calendar year

Australia captain Michael Clarke struck 106 on Thursday to become his country's highest test run-scorer in a calendar year, surpassing Ricky Ponting's 1 544 runs set in 2005.

Here is a list of top 10 batsmen in the world with most runs in a calendar year:

Player Inns Runs Avg Year
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 19 1788 99.33 2006
Viv Richards (WI) 19 1710 90.00 1976
Graeme Smith (SA) 25 1656 72.00 2008
Michael Clarke (Aus) 18 1595 106.33 2012
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 243 1562 78.10 2010
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 28 1544 67.13 2005
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 18 1503 100.20 2003
Michael Vaughan (Eng) 26 1481 61.70 2002
Justin Langer (Aus) 27 1481 54.85 2004
Virender Sehwag (Ind) 27 1462 56.23 2008

Top 10 South Africa batsmen with most runs in a calendar year:

Player Inns Runs Avg Year
Graeme Smith 25 1656 72.00 2008
JH Kallis 21 1288 80.50 2004
HM Amla 19 1249 78.06 2010
JH Kallis 17 1210 86.43 2007
JH Kallis 19 1198 79.87 2010
GC Smith 19 1198 63.05 2003
HM Amla 24 1161 52.77 2008
HH Gibbs 19 1156 64.22 2003
HH Gibbs 22 1124 53.52 2001
JH Kallis 23 1120 70.00 2001


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