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Stats: Top 10 batsmen with most runs in Ashes 

The oldest rivalry in the history of cricket, the Ashes, is set to begin in a few days. England and Australia will be ready to battle out in the field in their quest to possess the coveted urn. Australia currently is the holder of the trophy by virtue of demolishing England in the last Ashes series 5-0, in their home ground. This time it will be played out in the English soil. Runs will be scored, wickets will fall, tempers will fly, words will be exchanged and looks will be shared. These intense competition and moments between the two teams makes the Ashes such an entertaining show.

Talking about the batsmen who have featured in the series throughout its years, one name which cannot be missed is of Aussie legend Sir Donald Bradman.
Sir Don is the runaway highest run scorer in over all Ashes test match played thus far, and no current batsmen from either country seems to be getting close to him. From just 37 Ashes test matches, Bradman made 5028 runs from his 63 innings with 7 times remaining not out.

He averaged 89.78 against England which, surprisingly, is less than his career average of 99.96 versus all countries. Don Bradman also has the distinction of scoring more century against England than half centuries, with highest score of 334 which he made at Leeds in July 1930 which still the second highest Ashes test score. Lets take a look at top 10 batsmen who have scored most runs in the Ashes Test series :

Player

Matches

Runs

Best

Average

100’s 

50’s

D Bradman(Aus)

37

5028

334

89.78

19

12

Jack Hobbs(Eng)

41

3636

187

54.26

12

15

Allan Border(Aus)

47

3548

200*

56.31

8

21

David Gower(Eng)

42

3269

215

44.78

9

12

Steve Waugh(Aus)

46

3200

177*

58.18

10

14

Geoffrey Boycott(Eng)

38

2945

191

47.50

7

14

Wally Hammond(Eng)

33

2852

251

51.85

9

7

Herbert Sutcliffe(Eng)

27

2741

194

66.85

16

Clem Hill(Aus)

41

2660

188

35.46

4  

16

John Edrich(Eng)

32

2644

175

48.96

7       

13

*Stats updated till 3 July 2015 

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