Vernon Philander remained not out in the fourth innings of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa © Getty Images
Vernon Philander remained not out in fourth innings of second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa © Getty Images

By Sudatta Mukherjee

 

Vernon Philander has now faced the most number of balls in the fourth innings without being dismissed. Philander was unbeaten on 27 after a 98-ball vigil in the fourth innings at SSC Colombo against Sri Lanka. He has been unbeaten on four occasions. He was unbeaten twice against Australia, during the latter team’s tour of 2013-14 and once against India.

 

Mominul Haque of Bangladesh, who appears second on the list, has been unbeaten twice.

 

The only Indian to feature in the top 10 is Pravin Amre.

 

Here is the list –

 

Player

Team

Inns

NO

Runs

Highest Score

Balls faced

100

50

Vernon Philander

South Africa

4

4

129

51*

258

0

1

Mominul Haque

Bangladesh

2

2

122

100*

208

1

0

Tauseef Ahmed

Pakistam

3

3

22

14*

139

0

0

Pravin Amre

India

1

1

35

35*

110

0

0

Tony Blain

New Zealand

2

2

35

24*

103

0

0

Brendon Julian

Australia

1

1

56

56*

103

0

1

Max Walker

Australia

1

1

23

23*

101

0

0

Grant Bradburn

New Zealand

1

1

30

30*

86

0

0

Ashraf Ali

Pakistam

1

1

29

29*

79

0

0

PW Jarvis

England

1

1

29

29*

64

0

0

 

 

(Sudatta Mukherjee is a reporter with CricketCountry. Other than writing on cricket, she spends penning random thoughts on her blog and produces weekly posts on new food joints at Whopping Weekends. She played Table Tennis for University of Calcutta. When she is not writing, you will catch her at a movie theatre or watching some English serial on her laptop. Her Twitter id is @blackrosegal)