Top 10: Indian Batters with Most Test Centuries in Winning Cause

A player scoring a century is an important aspect of cricket, as it gives their team an advantage to dominate the opposition. Bringing up the triple-digit figure in Tests is a landmark feat, and few batters have the ability to score them consistently.

India has produced some notable batters who have displayed their penchant for scoring centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 51 Test centuries for India, but how many of those came in winning causes?

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 Indian batters with the most Test centuries in winning causes.

Most Test Centuries in Winning Cause for India

Player100s in Winning CauseHigh Score
Sachin Tendulkar20248*
Rahul Dravid15270
Virat Kohli13254*
Cheteshwar Pujara13206*
Rohit Sharma12212
Ajinkya Rahane9188
Virender Sehwag8309
VVS Laxman7281
Murali Vijay7167
Sunil Gavaskar6166

Key Insights

Sachin Tendulkar’s 20 of his 51 Test centuries have come in winning causes, the most for India in Test cricket. Moreover, the Master Blaster has the most 50-plus scores, with 44 materialising in victories.

Tendulkar has scored the most runs in winning matches for India, with 5946 runs in 72 matches. Rahul Dravid is the only other batter with 5000+ runs, as he amassed 5131 runs in 56 matches.

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Virender Sehwag’s 309 is the highest individual score in a Test victory by an Indian batter. The swashbuckling batter scored his triple-century off 364 balls against Pakistan in 2004 — Sehwag’s second-fastest triple-hundred in Tests.

When it comes to the most Test double centuries in wins for India, Virat Kohli leads the pack with 6 double hundreds. Coincidentally, all of Virat’s Test double hundreds came as India’s Test skipper. 

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