Sport 24 – Cape Town – Proteas opener Dean Elgar needs just 44 runs against Zimbabwe in the Boxing Day Test to finish the year as Test cricket’s highest run scorer.

Summary

  • Cape Town – Proteas opener Dean Elgar needs just 44 runs against Zimbabwe in the Boxing Day Test to finish the year as Test cricket’s highest run scorer.
  • India’s Cheteshwar Pujara passed Elgar as the year’s highest run scorer in the format when he posted scores of 23 and 49 in the recently-completed third Test against Sri Lanka.
  • But, with India not playing Test cricket again this year, Elgar can make that record his own if he makes 44 runs or more against Zimbabwe.
  • It has been a big year for Elgar who, in addition to his run-scoring, captained the Proteas for the first time in the first Test at Lord’s.
  • The last South African to finish a calendar year as Test cricket’s highest run scorer was Graeme Smith in 2008.


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