A team sometimes requires the heroics of its bowlers while holding a willow. We have seen some fine performances from the lower-order batsman – to get their team over the line. With significant batting records to talk about the gentleman’s game has offered a lot to the keen spectators.
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The bowlers can be instrumental in the success of a team while playing their role as a batsman. We have seen some quick knocks by the tailenders which have helped their team in finishing on a high.
Subsequently, there are some unique batting records that are held by the bowlers.
Let’s take a look at the five batting records that bowlers hold.
5. Shane Warne: Most Test Runs Scored without Scoring a Hundred
Shane Warne was well known for bamboozling the world-class batsmen with his classical legs-spin deliveries. However, the Australian legendary spinner also holds the records of scoring the most Test runs without any help of a century.
The right-hander scored 3,154 runs in his 145 Test matches. In fact, he felt one run short of reaching his maiden International Test century when he scored 99 against New Zealand way back in 2001.
Interestingly, Warne was unfortunate to miss out on his first hundred. Daniel Vettori had bowled a no-ball but the umpire had failed to spot it.
If the umpires of that era would have checked for the no-ball with the third umpire, Warne could have missed out on this unique record.