Test cricket is majorly known as the batting-friendly version of the game. While bowlers have the time limit to pick 20 wickets to win the game, the batters have absolutely no limit for scoring runs. Notably, several cricketers have piled up most centuries, half-centuries and boundaries in the five-day-long cricket.
However, few cricketers were unable to bag any century in the red-ball game. Most of these players served with the ability to pick quick wickets. Nevertheless, they compiled most runs without scoring a single century.
Here is the list of the top five players with most runs in Test career, but without a century.
Five Players with most runs in Test career but without a century
Malcolm Marshall (WI) – 1810 runs
The former West Indies cricketer is the fifth-highest run-scorer without a century in his Test career. Malcolm Marshall is regarded as one of the greatest fast-bowler to have ever played for the West Indies. Marshall made his Test debut in the 2nd Test against India in 1978 at Bangalore.
He is among the top wicket-takers in the red-ball game. Marshall has picked a total of 376 wickets including stunning 22 five-fors and four 10-wickets hauls. Although he was among the best bowlers of his era, Marshall also batted in the lower order.
The right-hander had piled up total 1810 runs in the 81 matches with total 10 half-centuries. However, Marshall couldn’t bag a single century in his spectacular cricketing career.