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Top run scorers in India-Australia Test Series. Virat almost broke Bradman’s record

Border-Gavaskar Trophy between Australia and India has taken a lot of important event nowadays and players from both teams look forward to it. This round, it was Australia that managed to win the series but we will take a look at top run scorers in India-Australia test series:

 

Player

Series

Matches (Inn)

Runs

HS

100s

Winner

Steve Smith

Ind in Aus – 2014/15

4 (8)

769

192

4

Australia

Don Bradman

Ind in Aus – 1947/48

5 (6)

715

201

4

Australia

Ricky Ponting

Ind in Aus – 2003/04

4 (8)

706

257

2

Drawn

Virat Kohli

Ind in Aus – 2014/15

4 (8)

692

169

4

Australia

Michael Clarke

Ind in Aus – 2011/12

4 (6)

626

329*

2

Australia

Rahul Dravid

Ind in Aus – 2003/04

4 (8)

619

233

1

Drawn

Kim Hughes

Aus in Ind – 1979/80

6 (12)

594

100

1

India

David Boon

Ind in Aus – 1991/92

5 (9)

556

135

3

Australia

Matthew Hayden

Aus in Ind – 2000/01

3 (6)

549

203

2

India

Ricky Ponting

Ind in Aus – 2011/12

4 (6)

544

221

2

Australia

Stat updated till 10 January, 2015

Steve Smith made the most of the opportunity given to him and has also made the record for most runs scored by a batsman in India-Australia test series. Not only did he make the record but he broke the 66 year old record held by the legend Don Bradman. Steve Smith scored 769 runs with 4 centuries in 4 tests. The previous best was of 715 runs scored by Bradman.

On the 3rd position we have Ponting with 706 runs in the 2003/04 series and the latest entrant into the list is Kohli with 692 runs in the recently concluded series. Though most them would be proud of this achievement but somewhere we also feel that, had he scored 24 more runs, he would have also broken the record of Sir Don Bradman, a record that very few might break in their career.

Another Indian to make it to this list Rahul Dravid for his dream run in the year 2003/04, where he scored 619 runs and helped India draw a series against Australia in Australia.

One player who seems to be missing from this list is Sachin, which also signifies that Sachin hasn’t been at his very best in a Test series against Australia, be it home or away.

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