World Test Championship: Steve Smith still on top, Rohit Sharma second

After 12 WTC matches, Steve Smith tops the run charts (774); Rohit Sharma has quickly closed in with 529 runs in three Tests against South Africa.

Rohit Sharma celebrates his double century against South Africa in Ranchi.   -  PTI

 

There is no stopping Rohit Sharma. After leading Mumbai Indians to its fourth IPL trophy and scoring five hundreds in the ICC Cricket World Cup, the 32-year-old has entered the World Test Championship wall of fame.

With 529 runs in three Tests against South Africa, Rohit is now second to Steve Smith in the World Test Championship run charts.

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Smith had a terrific Ashes season with 774 runs in four Test matches. Rohit — who was not even a Test regular for India — quickly turned the tide in his new role as opener. He smashed two hundreds (176 and 127 in Visakhapatnam) and a double hundred (212 in Ranchi) against the Proteas.

Steve Smith.   -  FILE PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

 

India Test vice-captain and his statemate Ajinkya Rahane is third in the list with 487 runs comprising two hundreds (102 against West Indies in North Sound and 115 against South Africa in Ranchi) and three fifties.

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Star batsman Virat Kohli is the No. 4 in the chart with 453 runs. Even he scored an unbeaten 254 against South Africa in Pune.

World Test Championship: Top 10 run-scorers

Steve Smith (Australia): 774 in four Tests

Rohit Sharma (India): 529 in three Tests

Ajinkya Rahane (India): 487 in five Tests

Virat Kohli (India): 453 in five Tests

Ben Stokes (England): 441 in five Tests

Mayank Agarwal (India): 420 in five Tests

Rory Burns (England): 390 in five Tests

Marnus Labuschagne (Australia): 353 in four Tests

Matthew Wade (Australia) : 337 in five Tests

Joe Root (England): 325 in five Tests

 

As of October 30, 2019