Centuries are always sweet in Test cricket. And when you have it coming in an elite tournament like Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which has 12 centuries in the tournament name itself (Sunil Gavaskar 8 Test centuries against Australia and Border 4 vs India), it is going to be super special.
And, it is the triple-digit superstar Sachin Tendulkar, with no surprises and shocks, lead the list with Steve Smith and Virat Kohli following him dearly. Again no surprise!
This article will list the top ten cricketers who have the most century-scores in Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Most Centuries in Border-Gavaskar Trophy Series
|BATSMAN||CENTURIES IN BGT||INNINGS||HIGH SCORE||FIFTIES|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||9||65||241*||16|
|Steve Smith (AUS)||8||35||192||5|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||8||42||186||6|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||8||51||257||12|
|Michael Clarke (AUS)||7||40||329*||6|
|Matthew Hayden (AUS)||6||35||203||8|
|VVS Laxman (IND)||6||54||281||12|
|Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)||5||43||204||11|
|Murali Vijay (IND)||4||28||167||6|
|David Warner (IND)||4||37||180||3|
Smith’s 8 centuries coming in just 28 innings is a mind-blowing feat. He also has the best conversion rate from the fifties to the hundred in this chart, along with David Warner. Find out Steve Smith’s Test runs year by year in this chart and the distribution of his Test centuries here.
When it comes to scoring centuries in the opposition’s homeland, Virat storms above all with 6 of his 7 BGT hundreds on Australian venues.
Sachin, who has 11 centuries against Australia (2 centuries before the series was named as Border-Gavaskar Trophy), is among the top five who have scored the most Test 100s against a single Test-playing nation.
It is also important to note that there is no single opening batter in the top five of this list, suggesting how difficult it is to start an innings in a high-octane clash like this.