India will take on Australia for the 1st Test at Nagpur on 9th February of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This Prestigious series was named based on the two greats of the Game, Allan Border & Sunil Gavaskar. Since 1996, India and Australia are battling for the ultimate title and they have created quite some History. Scoring Runs is the key job of a Batsman & In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Cricket Fans have witnessed some of the best players from time to time. Now, Let’s go through the list of the Most Runscoring batsmen in the History of BGT.
Border-Gavaskar Trophy | Most Runs | Top 5 Batsmen
1. Sachin Tendulkar | 3262 Runs | 1996-2013
Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-aggregator when it comes to India vs Australia Test series under the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Tendulkar scored 3262 runs from 34 Tests against Australia between 1996 and 2013. He is the only batter to have scored over three thousand runs between the two sides at an average of 56.24. Sachin amassed nine tons and 16 half-centuries.
2. Ricky Ponting | 2555 Runs | 1996-2012
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is second on the list, who featured in 28 Tests and scored 2555 runs at an average of 54.36. He smashed eight tons and 12 half-centuries. His Highest score in BGT is 257, which he scored in the Boxing Day Test Match in 2003-04.
3. VVS Laxman | 2434 Runs | 1998-2012
Former Indian batter VVS Laxman is third on the list, with 2434 runs from 29 tests at an average of 49.67. He scored six tons and 12 half-centuries. Laxman’s 281-run knock at the Eden Garden in Kolkata in March 2001 is one of the greatest stories of Indian cricket, and even the Australian captain on the day Steve Waugh has said that it is the greatest Test knock that he has ever seen.
4. Rahul Dravid | 2143 Runs | 1996-2012
The Wall of Cricket Rahul Dravid played 32 Tests against the Aussies, in which he scored 2143 runs with an average of 39.68. It Includes 2 centuries & 13 half-centuries. Dravid completed a phenomenal knock of 233 to set up a historic victory for India in the second Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in 2003 which helped his side take a 1-0 lead. Dravid scored a total of 305 runs in that match as India ended a 22-year wait for a Test win in Australia.
5. Michael Clarke | 2049 Runs | 2004-14
Michael Clarke played 22 Test Matches against India under BGT, in which he scored 2049 runs with a brilliant average of 53.92. It includes 7 centuries and 6 half centuries. In the 10th century of his career, he produced a brilliant knock that was the first triple-century at the SCG. 617 minutes, 468 balls, 39 fours, 329 runs – a masterful display from Michael Clarke that broke dozens of records
Top 20 Run Scorers in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy:
|1||Sachin Tendulkar (India)||1996-2013||34||3262||241*||56.24||9/16|
|2||Ricky Ponting (Aus)||1996-2012||29||2555||257||54.36||8/12|
|3||VVS Laxman (India)||1998-2012||29||2434||281||49.67||6/12|
|4||Rahul Dravid (India)||1996-2012||32||2143||233||39.68||2/13|
|5||Michael Clarke (Aus)||2004-14||22||2049||329*||53.92||7/6|
|6||Cheteshwar Pujara (India)||2010-21||20||1893||204||54.08||5/10|
|7||Matthew Hayden (Aus)||2001-08||18||1888||203||59||6/8|
|8||Steve Smith (Aus)||2013-21||14||1742||192||72.58||8/5|
|9||Virender Sehwag (India)||2003-13||22||1738||195||41.38||3/9|
|10||Virat Kohli (India)||2011-20||20||1682||169||48.05||7/5|
|11||Saurav Ganguly (India)||1996-2008||24||1403||144||35.07||2/7|
|12||Murali Vijay (India)||2008-18||15||1324||167||47.28||4/6|
|13||David Warner (Aus)||2011-21||18||1148||180||33.76||4/3|
|14||Ajinkya Rahane (India)||2013-21||17||1090||147||37.58||2/5|
|15||Simon Katich (Aus)||2003-10||14||1088||125||47.3||2/6|
|16||Michael Hussey (Aus)||2007-12||14||1078||150*||49||3/4|
|17||Justin Langer (Aus)||1999-2004||14||1047||223||40.26||3/4|
|18||Steve Waugh (Aus)||1996-2004||13||1005||150||47.85||2/5|
|19||MS Dhoni (India)||2007-2014||19||990||224||35.35||1/5|
|20||Adam Gilchrist (Aus)||1999-2008||18||809||122||27.89||2/3|