Record List : Most Century (Hundreds) in Test Match Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar has most test match century than any other batsman Each and every batsman starts with a duck, a zero. Going off the mark, into double figures, half century and then the magical triple figure individual score.. and in between, you run your partner's runs as non-striker as well as resuming your innings the next day which is very very tiring but less highlighted aspect of cricket. indeed making a test match ton isn't a joke!

Sachin Tendulkar is the champion of centuries, in tests as you see in following table as well as of most ODI hundred list. Ricky Ponting of Australia was his closest rival while Protas' Jacques Kallis silently closed in to the two legends before all three retired. Sunil Gavaskar held the record of most test century for a long time before Tendulkar over took him and leads since then.

Rahul Dravid slowed down towards the end but he too was one of the best test batsman to have graced the game of cricket. Steve Waugh was known for his fighting innings while Don Bradman is star from yesteryears. Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara & Younis Khan hold the record for their individual country but can someone overhaul Sachin's achievement?

Dark Horse going forward might turn out to be Alastair Cook of England or Hashim Amla of South Africa as these two are currently at prime of their career and have already completed the half journey. Setting the record straight, following is a list of batsmen who have had a chequered test match career.

Note : Qualification has been set as minimum of 22 test match centuries.
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Most century in test match cricket by a batsman in career.
Batsman (Country) 100s Tests 50s NO Best 0s
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 51 200 66 32 248* 14
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 45 166 58 40 224 16
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 41 168 62 29 257 17
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 38 134 52 17 287 11
Rahul Dravid (India) 36 165 63 32 270 8
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 34 148 49 16 374 14
Sunil Gavaskar (India) 34 125 45 16 236* 12
Brian Lara (West Indies) 34 131 48 6 400* 17
Steve Waugh (Australia) 32 168 50 46 200 22
Younis Khan (Pakistan) 31 105 30 17 313 16
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 30 164 66 49 203* 14
Mathew Hayden (Australia) 30 103 29 14 380 14
Alastair Cook (England) 29 131 49 15 294 8
Don Bradman (Australia) 29 52 13 10 334 7
Michael Clarke (Australia) 28 115 27 22 329* 9
Graeme Smith (South Africa) 27 114 38 13 277 11
Allan Border (Australia) 27 156 63 44 205 11
Gary Sobers (West Indies) 26 93 30 21 365* 12
Hashim Amla (South Africa) 25 92 28 13 311* 8
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 25 120 46 22 329 15
Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan) 24 90 33 12 223 11
Greg Chappell (Australia) 24 87 31 19 247* 12
Vivian Richards (West Indies) 24 121 45 12 291 10
Kevin Pietersen (England) 23 104 35 8 227 10
Virender Sehwag (India) 23 102 32 6 319 16
Justin Langer (Australia) 23 105 32 10 250 11
Javed Miandad (Pakistan) 23 124 43 21 280* 6
Ian Bell (England) 22 118 46 24 235 14
Md Azharuddin (India) 22 99 21 9 199 5
Colin Cowdrey (England) 22 114 38 15 182 9
Wally Hammond (England) 22 85 24 16 336* 4
Geoffrey Boycott (England) 22 108 42 23 246* 10

Selected others

Those who're coming up (still playing) and may join the list above are :-
AB de Villiers at 21 centuries, David Warner at 16, Chris Gayle = 15, Steve Smith = 14, Ross Taylor & Kane Williamson = 13 and Virat Kohli = 12.

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