Johannesburg: South African test cricket team captain Graeme Smith has created a unique record on Friday by leading the side in 100th test. As the South African captain Graeme Smith stepped on the field against Pakistan, he became the only captain in the world to have led the team in 100 test matches.

Earlier, the record for captaining in most number of test matches was held by former Australian skipper Allan Border. Allan Border led the Australian test cricket team in 93 test matches. Sourav Ganguly holds the record of captaining Indian test team in most number of test matches. Sourav played as skipper in 49 test matches.

Now, Graeme Smith is the only cricketer to play as captain in 100 test matches. As soon as, Smith won the toss against Pakistan on Friday, audience cheered this unique record.  

Captains with most number of test matches

1.    Graeme Smith (South Africa) : 100 test
2.    Allan Border (Allan Border) : 93 test
3.    Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) : 80 test
4.    Ricky Ponting (Australia) : 77 test
5.    Clive Lloyd (West Indies) : 74 test
6.    Steve Waugh (Australia) : 57 test
7.    Arjun Ranatunga (Sri Lanka) : 56 test
8.    Mike Atherton (England) : 54 test
9.    Hansie Cronje (South Africa) : 53 test
10.    Micheal Vaughan (England) : 51 test

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