Aakash Saini ∙ Dec 3 2022, 8:55 AM

AUS vs WI: Kraigg Brathwaite completes 5000 Test runs

image-lb7p76pvKraigg Brathwaite in action [Source: Twitter]

West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite scaled the 5,000-run mark in Tests during his defiant second innings effort against Australia in Perth. 

The cricketer formed a 116-run opening stand with Tagenarine Chanderpaul, as West Indies strives to get closer to their monumental fourth innings task.

Brathwaite, who also scored 64 during West Indies' first innings, reached his second fifty of the Test during the evening session of Day 4.

Brathwaite’s twin fifties gets him past 5,000 runs

Kraigg Brathwaite registered twin fifty-plus scores against Australia in the first Test of their two-match series. The opening batter also completed 5,000 runs in Tests, and became the 13th West Indian batsman to do so.

As his side was given an improbable 498-run target against a strong Australian attack, Brathwaite cautiously preserved his end to notch up his 29th Test fifty, despite losing his opening partner and number three Shamarh Brooks at the other. 

In terms of all-time Test runs scored for West Indies, the active skipper’s immediate superior is former captain Carl Hooper. Here is a look at all 13 West Indian batters, including Brathwaite, who have scaled the 5,000-run mark in Tests.

  • Brian Lara – 11,953 runs in 131 Tests
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul – 11,867 runs in 164 Tests
  • Vivian Richards – 8,540 runs in 121 Tests
  • Gary Sobers – 8,032 runs in 93 Tests
  • Gordon Greenidge – 7,558 runs in 108 Tests
  • Clive Lloyd – 7,515 runs in 110 Tests
  • Desmond Haynes – 7,487 runs in 116 Tests
  • Chris Gayle – 7,214 runs in 103 Tests
  • Rohan Kanhai – 6,227 runs in 79 Tests
  • Richie Richardson – 5,949 runs in 86 Tests
  • Ramnaresh Sarwan – 5,842 runs in 87 Tests
  • Carl Hooper – 5,762 runs in 102 Tests
  • Kraigg Brathwaite – 5,042 runs in 80 Tests*

(*Brathwaite was batting at 86* at the time of publishing)

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