On Thursday, November 19, Australia opener David Warner smashes 86 runs off just 84 balls while chasing 291 runs against England in the first game of the three-match ODI series. In the process, Warner overtook former Aussie legend Mark Waugh to become the fifth ranked player to feature on this list of most runs for Australia in international cricket.
The list consists of former Australian great like Ricky Ponting, Allan Border, and Michael Clarke. Check out everything in detail on this article below.
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Most runs for Australia in international cricket
#1. Ricky Ponting | 27368 runs
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting holds the record of scoring the most runs for Australia when is comes to international cricket. The two time world cup winning skipper has aggregated 27368 runs in 667 innings with an average of 45.84 across formats. In 559 matches, Ponting has recorded 146 half-centuries and 70 centuries with a highest score of 257. Thus, he comes at the top of our list.
#2. Steve Waugh | 18496 runs
The second player to feature on this list is another Aussie skipper, Steve Waugh, who registered 18496 runs in 548 innings for Australia across formats. He averages 41.65 while recorded a highest score of 200. Steve has registered 35 centuries and 95 fifties across the different forms of the game. Therefore, Steve Waugh currently standing at the second place with the second most runs for Australia at international cricket.
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#3. Allan Border | 17698 runs
Former Test great Allan Border makes his way at the third position with 17698 runs in 548 innings. In 429 matches across formats, Border averages 40.77 while has a highest score of 205 in the longest format. Border has registered 102 half-centuries and 30 centuries across the two different forms of the game.
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#4. Michael Clarke | 17112 runs
Another world cup winning Aussie skipper, Michael Clarke standing at the fourth place with 17112 runs in 449 innings. Clarke averages 45.26 in 394 games across formats and has a highest score of 329* in the longest format. In overall formats, Clarke has registered 86 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Thus, Clarke situating at the fourth position on this list of players with the most runs for Australia in international cricket.
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#5. David Warner | 16596* runs
Now finally the fifth position, which was previously occupied by Mark Waugh (16529 runs), has now crowned to David Warner. Warner has now recorded 16596 runs 412 innings with an average of 42.88 across formats. In 334 games, he has registered 85 fifties and 43 hundreds including a highest score of 335* runs. Therefore, David Warner is currently standing at the fifth position and may climb further in the list of most runs for Australia in international cricket.
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N.B: Last Updated on 17/11/2022.