Since the beginning of cricket’s history, there have been recorded several test runs scored. During India’s 2008 match against Australia, Sachin Tendulkar broke Brian Lara’s record for most runs scored in a Test match.
With a career spanning two decades and a batting average of 53.79, the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has amassed 15921 from 200 test matches, making him the only batsman to date to score more than 15,000 runs in Test cricket. As of right now, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of leading test run scorers in a Test career.
He was genuinely one of the best all-around batsmen ever, capable of dismantling any bowling lineup on any surface. The fact that he dominates everyone else by such a wide margin speaks volumes about his unmatched bat talent and sustained excellence in the modern game.
The second and third highest scorers are Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis, with 13378 and 13289 runs, respectively. After a long career in which he consistently performed well on the road, South African legend Jacques Kallis starts off in the top two. His achievements with the bat are even more remarkable when you consider the role he also played with the ball.