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IND vs AUS – Top Batting Records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

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The two powerhouses of World cricket – India & Australia have been competing for the Border-Gavaskar trophy since 1996. The test series is named after the batting maestros, who were the first two players to achieve the 10,000-run mark in test cricket.

Australia and India have competed in 48 Test matches in the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Generally it’s a four test match series. India have won 20, Australia has won 18; whereas there have been 10 drawn matches.

The Men in Blue will start their defending campaign of the Border-Gavaskar trophy on December 17 2020, at the Adelaide Oval. The first test match of the series also happens to be the first ever Day and Night test match between the two sides. Here are the top batting records in the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

Top five run scorers in IND-AUS Series

Michael Clark

IND vs AUS - Top Batting Records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Michael Clarke (Image Credits – Twitter)

On records Michael Clarke would go down as one of Australia’s most talented batsmen. Clarke emerged during Australia’s Golden era of cricket. Taking over from Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke led the Aussies to regain No 1 position in test cricket. The New South Wales lad matured as wine in the sport.

Clarke goes down as one of the most professional, reliable, and focused players of the Era. During his peak, the Former Australian middle order batsman impressed everyone with his immaculate drives and cuts through impossible angels.

Span
Matches
Innings
Runs
Highest Score
Average
2004 - 2014
22
40
2049
329*
53.92

Rahul Dravid

IND vs AUS - Top Batting Records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Rahul Dravid (Image Credits – Twitter)

The Great Indian Wall is one of the most elegant and hardworking cricketers the sport has seen. The famous follow-on test match victory at Eden Gardens will always be a special knock in the History of test cricket. The Kolkata test match was a defining innings in his career.

On 2003-04 India’s tour of Australia, Rahul Dravid batted for 835 minutes at the Adelaide Oval. This heroic inning helped India in winning their first test match in that generation. Dravid scored 305 runs in that test match and led India to a famous Victory. Mr. Dependable was inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame in July 2018.

Span
Matches
Innings
Runs
Highest Score
Average
1996 - 2012
32
60
2143
233
39.68

VVS Laxman

IND vs AUS - Top Batting Records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
VVS Laxman (Image Credits – Twittera)

Very Very Special (VVS) Laxman has been one of the outstanding performers against Australia in Test matches as well as in ODI’s. Australia’s tour of India in 2001 was a turning moment in Laxman’s career. The 326 runs partnership with Rahul Dravid after following on was a massive confidence booster and also one of the major highlights of his career.

Two years later Laxman carried his form when India toured Australia. Laxman scored 600+ runs in the 2003-04 tour. In 2011 the Hyderabad lad was felicitated with Padmashree which is India’s fourth highest civilian award.

Span
Matches
Innings
Runs
Highest Score
Average
1998 - 2012
29
54
2434
281
49.67

Ricky Ponting

IND vs AUS - Top Batting Records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Ricky Ponting (Image Credits – Twitter)

Apart from being the most successful Australian test captain, Ponting is also the all-time highest run score for Australia. Ponting throughout his career was a prolific batsman; however, he reserved certain special knocks against India.

The Tasmanian maestro has scored 8 centuries and 12 half-centuries against India. Ponting is one of the greatest ever to have played the sport. The former Aussie captain was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in July 2018.

Span
Matches
Innings
Runs
Highest Score
Average
1996 - 2012
29
51
2555
257
54.36

Sachin Tendulkar

IND vs AUS - Top Batting Records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Sachin Tendulkar (image Credits – Twitter)

Australia has been a fierce opponent for every cricketing nation and not many individuals have had success against the Kangaroos. The cricketing God – Sachin Tendulkar has been an exception throughout his career.

Little Masters unbeaten marathon innings at the Sydney cricket ground in 2004-05 is one of the most memorable innings of his career. Tendulkar scored 9 centuries and 16 half-centuries in the Border-Gavaskar test series. In July 2019 Sachin Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Span
Matches
Innings
Runs
Highest Score
Average
1996 - 2013
34
65
3262
241*
56.24

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