The Clash between The Two Giants in Test Cricket, India and Australia have been named Border-Gavaskar Trophy since 1996. The series has been named in honor of former batsmen of Indian and Australian teams, Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar. Let’s go through the batsmen who have scored the most runs in a single Border Gavaskar Trophy series.
Border Gavaskar Trophy: Most Runs in a Single Series
1. Steve Smith | 2014-15
Steve Smith In 2014-15, Steve Smith scored 769 runs from 8 innings of 4 test matches at an outstanding average of 128.16. Smith would score 4 Centuries and 2 fifties while scoring these runs and his highest score was 192 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in the third test.
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2. Ricky Ponting | 2003-04
In the fifth edition of the BGT, Ponting scored 706 runs from 8 innings of 4 test matches at an average of 100+. He became one of the reasons why the Aussies saved their home records. Ponting would score two centuries and two 50-plus scores while scoring these runs and his highest score was 257. Ricky Ponting led the list of Cricketers with the most runs in Border Gavaskar Trophy 2003-04.
3. Virat Kohli | 2014-15
Virat Kohli remained the only Indian batter to hit four Centuries vs Australia – in Australia in 2014-15. Kohli, with 692 runs (ave 86.50) in the four-Test series in 2014-15, holds a record for the highest run aggregate in a series for India vs Australia.
4. Michael Clarke | 2011-12
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke named as the player of the series in 2011-12, having scored 626 runs at an average of 125.20. In the second Test match, Clarke, with 329 not out, scored the 25th triple century in Test match cricket.
5. Rahul Dravid | 2003-04
In the fifth season of the BGT, Rahul Dravid scored 619 runs from 8 innings of 4 test matches at an average of 120+. Dravid would score a hundred & 3 fifties. In the Adelaide Test, Rahul Dravid scored a double century, securing a famous win for India.