Top 10: Most Away Centuries in Test Cricket

The Test format is the soul of the gentleman’s game — Cricket. And every player dreams of representing his country once in the longest format of the game.

The sport has seen some of the greatest cricketers play incredible knocks throughout their Test careers. These players make sure to leave their mark by scoring crucial centuries while playing Tests at home and away.

Moreover, scoring a Test century gives a surreal feeling, and if a batter smashes an away century, that makes it even more special. There are some elite batters who have experienced that feeling.

And in this article, I will list the top 10 batsmen who have scored the most away centuries in Test Cricket.

Most Away Centuries in Test Cricket

PlayerMatchesInnings100sHigh Score
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)10617629248*
Jacques Kallis (SA/ICC)7813722189*
Rahul Dravid (IND/ICC)9416621270
Alastair Cook (ENG)7213618263
Sunil Gavaskar (IND)6010618221
Ricky Ponting (AUS)7613318206
Brian Lara (WI/ICC)6612117277
Graeme Smith (SA/ICC)5610217277
Steve Waugh (AUS)7912017200
Younis Khan (PAK)7112716267

Key insights from the above stats

29: The number of away Test centuries scored by the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar. That is more than 50% of his total 51 Test centuries. Out of the 29 away centuries, he scored 6 hundreds in Australia — his favourite overseas country.

5: Tendulkar smashed 5 away centuries each in Bangladesh, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

3: The South African allrounder Jacques Kallis scored 3 away centuries each in Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, the West Indies, and Zimbabwe.

0: While Kallis couldn’t score a single century in two subcontinent countries — Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He came close to smashing a century (87), but fell short of 13 runs in Sri Lanka in 2000. 

277: The highest away scores of Brian Lara and Graeme Smith. 

In January 1993, Lara, the West Indies Legend batter, smashed his maiden century against Australia in Sydney. Later, he went on to convert that century into a double century, amassing 277 off 372 balls.

While in July 2003, Smith scored 277 off 373 deliveries while opening the innings against England in Birmingham.

7: India’s legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar hit 7 hundreds in the West Indies against a deadly Windies bowling attack. And it’s fair to say that the West Indies was his favourite destination to play in, as he scored 1404 runs at an average of 70.20.

36: The joint-highest half-centuries scored by Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in away conditions.

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