Jesse Ryder may become quickest Kiwi to 1000 Test run mark

March 29th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Jesse Ryder Napier, Mar.29 (ANI): Batsman Jesse Ryder is on track to becoming the fastest New Zealand cricketer to reach 1000 test runs.

According to a Sunday Star report, Ryder has so far scored 768 runs from 14 test innings and needs another 232 to reach 1000.

The Kiwi record holders for the fastest 1000 runs, a benchmark in test cricket, are John F Reid and Mark Richardson, who both took 20 innings to post a grand.

If Ryder can keep scoring at his current average of 64, he will reach 1000 runs in his 18th innings. In contrast, when Ross Taylor brought up his 1000th test run at Napier on Thursday, it was his 29th innings,

Only 19 batsmen in the history of cricket have reached 1000 runs in less than 20 innings, with the leaders being England’s Herbert Sutcliffe and West Indian Everton Weekes (12 innings), followed by Don Bradman (13 innings). (ANI)

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