A few batsmen have enjoyed dream runs in their careers with fifty plus scores in a number of consecutive Tests. The following are the players to have scored fifties in the most number of consecutive Test matches.
1. AB de Villiers (12 Matches)
A man for all seasons and formats, AB de Villiers is currently the best batsman of the world, all formats taken together. He made fifty plus scores in 12 consecutive matches from 30 November 2012 to 20 February 2014. It all started with a century in the 2nd innings of the third Test of South Africa’s Australian tour, when AB scored 169 off 184 balls, helping South Africa amass 569 runs. Unfortunately, the streak did came to an end against Australia at Port Elizabeth. He scored 1390 runs during this phase at an average of 77.22.
|1st Innings||2nd Innings||Team||Opposition||Venue||Match Date|
|4||169||South Africa||v Australia||Perth||30 Nov 2012|
|67||–||South Africa||v New Zealand||Cape Town||2 Jan 2013|
|51||–||South Africa||v New Zealand||Port Elizabeth||11 Jan 2013|
|31||103*||South Africa||v Pakistan||Johannesburg||1 Feb 2013|
|61||36||South Africa||v Pakistan||Cape Town||14 Feb 2013|
|121||–||South Africa||v Pakistan||Centurion||22 Feb 2013|
|19||90||South Africa||v Pakistan||Abu Dhabi||14 Oct 2013|
|164||–||South Africa||v Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||23 Oct 2013|
|13||103||South Africa||v India||Johannesburg||18 Dec 2013|
|74||DNB||South Africa||v India||Durban||26 Dec 2013|
|91||48||South Africa||v Australia||Centurion||12 Feb 2014|
|116||29||South Africa||v Australia||Port Elizabeth||20 Feb 2014|