Border-Gavaskar Trophy : Top 10 leading run-getters

By Ivy Sarkar

Sachin tendulkar


Sachin was invincible against the Aussies and would smack the likes of Shane Warne, Brett Lee etc. In 39 Tests vs Australia, he scored 3630 runs at an avg of 55 and struck 11 hundreds

No. 1

ricky ponting


Ponting iconic pull shots were the highlights of his gameplay. In 29 Tests vs India, he scored 2555 runs at an avg of 54.36 and had 8 hundreds under his belt.

No. 2

vvs laxman


The unforgettable knock at the Eden Garden in 2001 of 281 in a partnership of 376 with Dravid, which led to India's historic. In 29 Tests vs Australia, he struck 2434 runs at an avg of 49.67 and had centuries

No. 3

rahul dravid


Rahul "The Wall" Dravid was rock solid at the crease. His 180 partnership with Laxman in 2001 was crucial. In 2008, he frustrated the Aussies with his solid defense. In 32 Tests vs Australia, he scored 2143 runs at an avg of 39.68 and had 2 centuries

No. 4

michael clarke


Clarke was the run-machine for the Aussies. One of the most iconic knocks was 329* vs India. In 22 Tests vs India, he scored 2049 runs at an avg of 53.92 and struck 7 centuries

No. 5

cheteshwar pujara


Pujara is often called the new-generation wall of India. In 20 Test matches vs Australia, he scored 1893 runs at an avg of 54.08 and has 5 centuries

No. 6

matthew hayden


One of the most destructive batsman of all time, he was a pure smash of the ball. His square cuts and down the down sixes were the highlights of his game. In 18 Tests vs India, Hayden struck 1888 runs at an avg of 59 and got 6 centuries

No. 7

steve smith


In 2014-15 edition of this rivalry, he was all over the Indians scoring 769 runs in 4 matches at an avg of 128.16. In 14 Tests against India, he scored 1742 runs at an avg of 72.58 and has hit 8 centuries

No. 8

virender sehwag


His 195 while opening the batting in 2003-04 tour of Australia hitting like likes of McGrath, Warne and Lee. In 22 Tests vs Australia, he scored 1738 runs at an avg of 41.38 and got 3 centuries

No. 9

virat kohli


The modern day great is 10th on the list currently. Virat scored his first Test Century against Australia in Adelaide and overall scored 1682 runs in 20 Tests with an avg of 48.05 with 7 centuries

No. 10

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