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Will Sachin's record be eclipsed?

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Last updated on: January 09, 2006 11:51 IST
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting made history at Sydney this week when he became the first batsman ever to score centuries in both innings of his 100th Test.

Ponting has scored an amazing 21 centuries in the last five years -- in comparision Sachin Tendulkar, the world's top Test centurion, has hit 11 centuries.

The Australian captain's compatriot Matthew Hayden heads the five-year list with an amazing 24 hundreds.

We present a list of the world's leading Test centurions.

We also present a list of the world's leading Test century-makers in the last five years.

Check out both lists and tell us whether you think Sachin's recent achievement of 35 Test hundreds will be eclipsed soon, and if so, by who?

100s Batsman For M Inn NO Runs Hs Ave 50s 0s
35 Sachin Tendulkar Ind 126 203 21 10323 248* 56.72 41 12
34 Sunil Gavaskar Ind 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 45 12
32 Steve Waugh Aus 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 50 22
31 Brian Lara WI* 121 214 6 11204 400* 53.87 46 14
29 Don Bradman Aus 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 13 7
28 Ricky Ponting Aus 100 166 23 8253 257 57.71 32 8
27 Allan Border Aus 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 63 11
26 Gary Sobers WI 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 30 12
25 Matthew Hayden Aus 79 141 12 6988 380 54.17 24 9
24 Greg Chappell Aus 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 31 12
24 Inzamam-ul Haq Pak* 105 175 19 8052 329 51.62 42 13
24 Vivian Richards WI 121 182 12 8540 291 50.24 45 10
23 Jacques Kallis SA* 96 161 28 7613 189* 57.24 38 9
23 Javed Miandad Pak 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 43 6
22 Walter Hammond Eng 85 140 16 7249 336* 58.46 24 4
22 Justin Langer Aus 97 168 9 7271 250 45.72 29 10
22 M Azharuddin Ind 99 147 9 6215 199 45.04 21 5
22 Geoff Boycott Eng 108 193 23 8114 246* 47.73 42 10
22 Colin Cowdrey Eng 114 188 15 7624 182 44.07 38 9
21 Neil Harvey Aus 79 137 10 6149 205 48.42 24 7
21 Gary Kirsten SA 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 34 13
21 David Boon Aus 107 190 20 7422 200 43.66 32 16
20 Ken Barrington Eng 82 131 15 6806 256 58.67 35 5
20 Aravinda de Silva SL 93 159 11 6361 267 42.98 22 7
20 Rahul Dravid Ind* 94 158 18 8003 270 57.16 39 6
20 Graham Gooch Eng 118 215 6 8900 333 42.58 46 13
20 Mark Waugh Aus 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.82 47 19

Leading century-makers in last 5 years (since January 1, 2001)
100s Batsman For M Inn NO Runs Hs Ave 50s 0s
24 Matthew Hayden Aus 67 121 12 6460 380 59.26 22 5
21 Ricky Ponting Aus 62 107 16 5843 257 64.20 21 5
16 Brian Lara WI* 47 85 2 5134 400* 61.86 16 6
16 Jacques Kallis SA* 53 92 20 4984 189* 69.22 25 5
15 Justin Langer Aus 60 107 7 4885 250 48.85 18 6
15 Michael Vaughan Eng 56 102 8 4222 197 44.91 12 7
14 Adam Gilchrist Aus 67 97 14 4135 204* 49.82 16 10
13 Marcus Trescothick Eng 63 120 9 5163 219 46.51 25 11
12 Inzamam-ul Haq Pak* 35 59 7 3245 329 62.40 13 4
12 Rahul Dravid Ind* 54 89 11 4681 270 60.01 22 4
12 Shivnaraine Chanderpaul WI 46 80 12 3474 203* 51.09 14 6
12 Damien Martyn Aus 50 78 7 3487 165 49.11 17 6
12 Hershel Gibbs SA 52 88 5 4380 228 52.77 17 3
11 Graeme Smith SA* 43 75 5 3608 277 51.54 12 5
11 Sachin Tendulkar Ind 47 78 8 3907 248* 55.81 17 5
11 Marvan Atapattu SL 49 83 9 3151 249 42.58 8 9
10 Gary Kirsten SA 34 58 5 2785 220 52.55 12 3
10 Virendra Sehwag Ind* 39 64 2 3320 309 53.55 10 5

Note : The asterisk against a player's country denotes that he played in the Super 'Test' for the World XI.

Rajneesh Gupta
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