Dravid is now `highest scorer` in fourth innings

New Delhi: Senior batsman Rahul Dravid has surpassed West Indies legend Brian Lara to become the highest run-scorer among batsmen who have batted in the fourth innings of a Test match.

After scoring 36 in the second innings, Dravid has accumulated 1470 runs whenever India have batted last in a Test match surpassing Lara`s record of 1440 runs.

`The Wall` has played 52 innings in which he has scored 1470 runs at a healthy average of 43.23 having scored one century and nine 50`s. The only century was 103 not out in a drawn Test match at Hamilton back in 1998.

The effort is more praiseworthy as one of his nine half centuries came in a winning cause against Australia at Adelaide in 2003-04.

However, Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Younis Khan have scored four centuries each whenever their team has batted last. World`s highest run-scorer Sachin Tendulkar has 1371 runs with three centuries while Gavaskar scored 1398 runs.

PTI

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