List of fastest to reach multiples of 1000 runs in Test cricket

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This is a list of fastest to reach multiples of 1000 runs in Test cricket, that is records of batsman to get fastest multiples of 1000 runs in Test cricket cricket.

Listing criteria

Listing is based on number of innings taken by batsman to get 1000s runs. The shortest time taken to reach 1000 runs is 164 days, by Mike Hussey.[1]

‡ indicates that batsman is currently playing in Test cricket.

Fastest to reach 1000 runs

Player Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
EnglandHerbert Sutcliffe 9 12 AustraliaAustralia Melbourne 13 February 1925
West Indies Cricket BoardEverton Weekes 9 12 IndiaIndia Mumbai 4 February 1949
AustraliaDon Bradman 7 13 EnglandEngland Leeds 11 July 1930
AustraliaNeil Harvey 10 14 EnglandEngland Brisbane 1 December 1950
IndiaVinod Kambli 12 14 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies Mumbai 18 November 1994
Last updated: 16 December 2013.[2]

Fastest to reach 2000 runs

Player Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
AustraliaDon Bradman 15 22 South AfricaSouth Africa Brisbane 27 November 1931
West Indies Cricket BoardGeorge Headley 17 32 EnglandEngland Lord's 24 June 1939
EnglandHerbert Sutcliffe 22 33 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies Manchester 21 July 1928
AustraliaMichael Hussey 20 33 IndiaIndia Sydney 3 November 2005
AustraliaDoug Walters 22 35 South AfricaSouth Africa Cape Town 22 January 1970
Last updated:17 December 2013.[3]

Fastest to reach 3000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
AustraliaDon Bradman 23 33 EnglandEngland Sydney 23 February 1933
West Indies Cricket BoardEverton Weekes 31 51 AustraliaAustralia Port of Spain 11 April 1955
EnglandHerbert Sutcliffe 33 52 AustraliaAustralia Nottingham 13 June 1930
West Indies Cricket BoardBrian Lara 31 52 EnglandEngland The Oval 24 August 1995
AustraliaNeil Harvey 31 54 EnglandEngland Sydney 17 December 1954
Last updated:19 December 2013.[4]

Fastest to reach 4000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
AustraliaDon Bradman 31 48 EnglandEngland Melbourne 1 January 1937
EnglandHerbert Sutcliffe 43 68 AustraliaAustralia Brisbane 10 February 1933
West Indies Cricket BoardEverton Weekes 42 71 EnglandEngland Leeds 25 July 1957
West Indies Cricket BoardVivian Richards 46 71 AustraliaAustralia Sydney 2 January 1982
EnglandJack Hobbs 45 75 AustraliaAustralia Lord's 26 June 1926
Last updated:21 December 2013.[5]

Fastest to reach 5000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
AustraliaDon Bradman 36 56 EnglandEngland Leeds 22 July 1938
EnglandJack Hobbs 55 91 AustraliaAustralia Melbourne 8 March 1929
West Indies Cricket BoardGarfield Sobers 56 95 EnglandEngland Leeds 4 August 1966
IndiaSunil Gavaskar 52 95 AustraliaAustralia Bangalore 19 September 1979
West Indies Cricket BoardVivian Richards 64 95 EnglandEngland Birmingham 14 June 1984
Last updated:21 December 2013.[6]

Fastest to reach 6000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
AustraliaDon Bradman 45 68 IndiaIndia Melbourne 1 January 1948
West Indies Cricket BoardGarfield Sobers 65 111 EnglandEngland Georgetown 28 March 1968
EnglandWally Hammond 70 114 South AfricaSouth Africa Johannesburg 24 December 1938
EnglandLeonard Hutton 66 116 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies Kingston 15 January 1954
EnglandKen Barrington 72 116 PakistanPakistan Lord's 27 July 1967
Last updated:21 December 2013.[7]

Fastest to reach 7000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
EnglandWR Hammond 80 131 IndiaIndia The Oval 17 August 1946
IndiaVirender Sehwag 79 134 Sri LankaSri Lanka Colombo 3 August 2010
IndiaSachin Tendulkar 85 136 South AfricaSouth Africa Bloemfontein 3 November 2001
West Indies Cricket BoardGary Sobers 79 138 IndiaIndia Georgetown 30 March 1954
Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara 83 138 PakistanPakistan Colombo 20 July 2009
Last updated:26 October 2014.[8]

Fastest to reach 8000 runs

Player Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara 91 152 IndiaIndia Colombo 3 August 2010
IndiaSachin Tendulkar 96 154 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies Kingston 18 May 2002
West Indies Cricket BoardGarfield Sobers 91 157 EnglandEngland Kingston 16 February 1974
IndiaRahul Dravid 94 158 Sri LankaSri Lanka Delhi 10 December 2005
IndiaVirender Sehwag 93 160 AustraliaAustralia Melbourne 26 December 2011
Last updated: 27 November 2014.[9]

Fastest to reach 9000 runs

Player Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara 103 172 PakistanPakistan Sharjah 3 November 2011
IndiaRahul Dravid 104 176 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies Kingston 30 June 2006
West Indies Cricket BoardBrian Lara 101 177 South AfricaSouth Africa Cape Town 2 January 2004
AustraliaRicky Ponting 106 177 EnglandEngland Brisbane 23 November 2006
Sri LankaMahela Jayawardene 108 178 IndiaIndia Ahmedabad 16 November 2009
Last updated:27 November 2014.[10]

Fastest to reach 10000 runs[11]

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
West Indies Cricket BoardBrian Lara 111 195 EnglandEngland Manchester 12 August 2004
IndiaSachin Tendulkar 122 195 PakistanPakistan Kolkata 16 March 2005
Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara 115 195 AustraliaAustralia Melbourne 26 December 2012
AustraliaRicky Ponting 118 196 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies North Sound 30 May 2008
IndiaRahul Dravid 120 206 South AfricaSouth Africa Chennai 26 May 2008
Last updated:27 November 2014.[12]

Fastest to reach 11000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara 122 208 BangladeshBangladesh Chittagong 4 February 2014
West Indies Cricket BoardBrian Lara 121 213 AustraliaAustralia Adelaide 25 November 2005
AustraliaRicky Ponting 132 222 EnglandEngland Cardiff 8 July 2009
IndiaSachin Tendulkar 139 223 EnglandEngland Nottingham 27 July 2007
IndiaRahul Dravid 135 234 Sri LankaSri Lanka Ahmedabad 16 November 2009
Last updated:27 November 2014.[13]

Fastest to reach 12000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara 130 224 New ZealandNew Zealand Wellington 3 January 2015
AustraliaRicky Ponting 146 247 PakistanPakistan Leeds 21 July 2010
IndiaSachin Tendulkar 152 247 AustraliaAustralia Mohali 17 October 2008
South AfricaJacques Kallis 147 249 AustraliaAustralia Johannesburg 17 November 2011
IndiaRahul Dravid 148 255 South AfricaSouth Africa Centurion 16 December 2010
Last updated:4 January 2015.[14]

Fastest to reach 13000 runs

Players Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
IndiaSachin Tendulkar 163 266 BangladeshBangladesh Chittagong 17 January 2010
South AfricaJacques Kallis 159 269 New ZealandNew Zealand Cape Town 2 January 2013
AustraliaRicky Ponting 162 275 IndiaIndia Adelaide 24 January 2012
IndiaRahul Dravid 160 277 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies Mumbai 22 November 2011
Last updated:27 November 2014.[15]

Fastest to reach 14000, 15000 runs

Player Runs Matches Innings Opponent Venue Date
IndiaSachin Tendulkar 14000 171 279 AustraliaAustralia Bangalore 9 October 2010
15000 182 300 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies Delhi 6 November 2011
Last updated:27 November 2014.[16][17]

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