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Tons against all nations

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When Brian Charles Lara reached triple figures in the first innings of the first Test against Pakistan at Bridgetown on Friday, 27th May 2005, he became the first West Indian and only the sixth batsman in Test history to score a century against all Test-playing nations. Following are details of the stalwarts who are part of this Elite Club:

Players Tests 100s Aust Eng SA WI NZ Ind Pak SL Zimb Bang
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 123 34 7 6 3 3 3 - 2 6 3 1
Steve Waugh (Aust) 168 32 - 10 2 7 2 2 3 3 1 2
Brian Lara (WI) 116 29 8 7 4 - 1 1 1 5 1 1
Gary Kirsten (SA) 101 21 2 5 - 3 2 3 2 1 1 2
Rahul Dravid** (Ind) 89 20 2 3 1 2 4 - 3 1 3 1
Marvan Atapattu (SL) 81 16 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 - 5 1


Brian Lara

Brian Lara

Rahul Dravid is the only one of the above to score a Test hundred IN every Test-playing nation.
In addition to the above list, six other contemporary batsmen are just one century short of joining this club:
Ricky Ponting (Aust - 88 Tests, 22 tons) - no ton vs Bangladesh ,
Jacques Kallis (SA - 93 Tests, 22 tons) - no ton vs Sri Lanka ,
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak - 100 Tests, 21 tons) - no ton vs South Africa ,
Matthew Hayden (Aust - 67 Tests, 20 tons) - no ton vs Bangladesh ,
Adam Gilchrist (Aust - 68 Tests, 15 tons) - no ton vs Bangladesh ,
Hershelle Gibbs (SA - 70 Tests, 14 tons) - no ton vs Sri Lanka .
Truly, this is Cricket's Golden Age of Batting!