Top 10: Most Test Runs at a Single Venue

Donning the whites, facing the red cherry, and scoring impactful knocks at their favourite cricket venue is a dream combination many Test batters crave. A few batsmen cash in on the opportunity when they get to play at a particular ground and accumulate loads of runs.

Such players use the familiar conditions to their benefit and put on stellar batting performances. With that, here are the top 10 batsmen with the most Test runs at a single venue.

Most Test Runs at a Single Venue

Mahela Jayawardene (SL)42292174.89Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)37238270.05Galle International Stadium
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)34231274.58Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
Jacques Kallis (SA)35218172.70Newlands Stadium
Graham Gooch (ENG)39201553.02Lord’s Cricket Ground
Alastair Cook (ENG)47193743.04Lord’s Cricket Ground
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)39192151.91Galle International Stadium
Angelo Mathews (SL)50190745.40Galle International Stadium
Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)36185254.47Galle International Stadium
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)46180246.20Shere Bangla National Stadium

Key Insights

2: The formidable Sri Lankan duo of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have scored their Test career’s significant chunk of runs at 2 venues — SSC and Galle. This showcases their fondness for playing at these grounds, although Sanga has also scored 1126 runs at Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy.

11: On top of his extraordinary run tally, Jayawardene also boasts the most number of centuries at the SSC, with 11 hundreds. This is the most centuries smashed on one cricket ground by a player.

1000: Zimbabwe’s cricketers, Andy Flower and Grant Flower, are the only siblings who have scored over 1000 Test runs at the same venue. Andy accumulated 1535 runs, and Grant scored 1218 runs at the Harare Sports Club.

4: Australia’s greatest captain, Ricky Ponting, and South Africa’s legendary all-rounder, Jacques Kallis, amassed 1000+ runs at 4 different grounds across their respective countries. Ponting left his mark at Adelaide Oval, the SCG, the MCG, and the Gabba. While Kallis enjoyed batting at Newlands, SuperSport Park, Kingsmead, and the Wanderers.

128.53: This is the staggering average of Australia’s batting stalwart, Don Bradman, at the MCG. This is the highest Test batting average among the batters with over 1000 runs on a single ground.

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