Most innings between two Test tons

A century in the longest format of the game is one of the most coveted moments in an international batter’s career. While centuries in Tests might not be the most reliable metric to gauge the ability of a cricketer, it often has a telling impact. On that note, we list the batters who waited for a long time between two Test tons.

73 – Mark Boucher (South Africa)

South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batter was not prolific when it came to batting, but Mark Boucher was more than a capable batter lower down the order for his side in the longest format of the game. The determined batter registered five centuries for the Proteas in the longest format of the game, along with amassing 5515 Test runs. However, the compact batter had to wait an awfully long time for his fifth and final Test ton. His fourth century in red-ball cricket came against the West Indies in 2004, while his following century came after a hiatus of 73 innings against a Test match in Bangladesh.

88 – Temba Bavuma (South Africa)

South African skipper Temba Bavuma made a bright start to his Test career as he registered his maiden half-century in his third Test appearance and followed it up with a maiden century in his seventh match in the longest format of the game. However, the diminutive cricketer endured a prolonged lean run of form with the bat and had to wait for 88 innings to register his second century. His terrific 172 against the West Indies not only ended his century drought but also ensured a comprehensive victory for the Proteas.

92- Adam Parore (New Zealand)

Former Kiwi wicketkeeper batter Adam Parore holds the record for the highest innings interval between two Test centuries. Parore, who made his debut for the national side during a Test match against England in 1990, registered his maiden century in a Test match against the West Indies in Christchurch in 1995. However, his second and final century in the longest format of the game came against Trans-Tasman rivals Australia in 2001.