Aus Vs India Test: Complete list of batting records
Interestingly after an equal result in the One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International series with Australia and India winning 2-1, respectively, the cricket lovers are now waiting for the exciting and challenging four-Test series commencing on Thursday at Adelaide in India's ongoing India tour of Australia. It is to be noted that having toured Australia for more than the last 70 years it was the first time in 2018 when India won the series against the mighty Australian side 2-1 for the first time! Although Australia had to play without their two best batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner as they were facing suspension.
India has defeated Australia only in seven Tests of which two victories were earned in the last series while Australia has won 29 Tests and has drawn in 12 Tests so far. As Smith and Warner have been back into the Australian squad and on the other hand as India will not have the service of Virat Kohli after the first Test, the challenge is expected to increase more for the Indian side in the series.
Before the first Test begins, we will be trying to look back at Australia Vs India batting records.
Most runs in Tests in Australia
Talking about the most runs scored by individuals of India and Australia, two retired legends Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar have been in a nip-and-tuck battle in Tests. Rickey Ponting has been the leader with 1893 runs from 26 innings while Sachin Tendulkar has furnished 1809 runs from 29 innings. The present Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a keen follower of them with 1274 runs in 23 innings. VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid are the fourth and fifth on the list with 1236 runs in 29 innings and 1143 runs in 30 innings, respectively.
Most runs in a series in Australia
Remembering the Australia Vs India batting records we already have seen Top batsmen in India Vs Australia like Steve Smith and Sachin Tendulkar considering the most individual runs. While finding out most runs scored in a series statistics reveal that Steve Smith is heading the list also as he has amassed a marvelous 769 runs in the 2014-15 series. Sir Don Bradman is the second batsman in this list with 715 runs that he scored in the 1947 series against India. Ricky Ponting is the third on the list with 706 runs. Virat Kohli however on behalf of the Indian representative matches with his Australian counterparts as he has gathered 692 runs in the 2013-14 series and that has been the maximum runs by an Indian batsman so far.
Batting average in Australia
Talking about batting average the first name that heads the list is Sir Don Bradman who had a mind-blowing 178.8 and the second batsman in the average list is Steve Smith but far from Sir Don with 128.16. Ricky Ponting who has scored 1893 runs had an impressive 86.04 while Michael Clarke who has gathered 1077 runs in 15 innings has averaged 76.92. Mathew Hayden, scoring 861 runs in 13 innings has featured in the catalog with 71.75. Among the Indian batsmen, only Cheteshwar Pujara has earned a place in the ranks for his average of 55.53 of 722 runs in 13 innings.
Highest Individual Score in Australia
Looking back to the Australia Vs India batting records Michael Clarke's name must be mentioned in the segment of the highest individual score in Australia. With a classic knock of 329 runs by Clarke in Sydney in 2012-13 series has been the biggest individual score in the category. Ricky Ponting is following Clarke as the second batsman with 257 at Melbourne and a 242 at Adelaide in the 2003-04 series. The same series also witnessed Sachin Tendulkar executing a magnificent 241 at Sydney is on the fourth place considering the highest individual knock.
The maximum hundreds
Ricky Ponting features number one in terms of hitting most hundreds with eight centuries. Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar come next in the list as both of them have scored six hundred each. Kohli has a chance to supersede Tendulkar if he can score a ton in Adelaide Test starting on 17th December on Thursday. VVS Laxman, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith, Mathew Hayden, and David Warner have struck four centuries each. Among these batsmen, only Smith has the chance to supersede as he has come out of the long one-year ban and resumed his career with the national squad again.
Fours and Sixes
This time, Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart of hitting maximum fours as he has unleashed 209 fours in Australia from his overall 20 Test appearances. Ricky Ponting has struck 197 fours from his 26 innings and VVS Laxman is the third batsman on the list who has executed 165 fours. Talking about the sixes, Keith Millar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma have hit eight sixes each. But Millar used only five innings to hit those eight sixes while Sehwag and Rohit took 20 and 10 innings, respectively.