Shivnarine Chanderpaul, West Indies’ batting lynchpin for years, has gone past recently-retired Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene on the list of leading run-scorers in all Test cricket. Chanderpaul is now behind fellow West Indian Brian Lara, whose 131 Tests fetched him nearly 12,000 runs.

Chanderpaul is playing his 162nd Test for West Indies. He started off Day Three of the first Test against England 10 runs behind Jayawardene. Chanderpaul has scored 30 Test tons and 66 half-centuries — only two behind record-holder Sachin Tendulkar.

Player  Team

Period

M

R

HS 

Ave 

100s

50s

Sachin Tendulkar India

1989-2013

200

15921

248*

53.8

51

68

Ricky Ponting Australia

1995-2012

168

13378

257

51.9

41

62

Jacques Kallis South Africa, ICC

1995-2013

166

13289

224

55.4

45

58

Rahul Dravid India, ICC

1996-2012

164

13288

270

52.3

36

63

Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka

2000-2015

130

12203

319

58.7

38

51

Brian Lara West Indies, ICC

1990-2006

131

11953

400*

52.9

34

48

Shivnarine Chanderpaul West Indies

1994-2015

162*

11815

203*

52.5

30

66

Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka

1997-2014

149

11814

374

49.8

34

50

Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in all international cricket. He holds numerous records, including most Test runs (15,921), most Test tons (51), and most Test half-centuries (68). Chanderpaul is second on the list of most half-centuries in Test cricket, with 66.

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