The Ashes series began in the 1882/83 season in Australia. Since then, many legends of the game from Australia as well as England featured in the Ashes and made it the most awaited bilateral Test series.
Over the years, there have been some brilliant batting performances in England vs Australia Test Series. Batsmen like W. G. Grace, Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Jack Hobbs, Wally Hammond, Allan Border, Sir Alastair Cook and Ricky Ponting have graced the Ashes series.
Here is the list of Top 10 highest run-getters in Ashes series:
Most Runs in Ashes (Overall) :
The Australian legend, Sir Donald Bradman, who is arguably the world’s best batsman, is the only player to score more than 4,000 runs in Ashes series. He has the distinction of scoring most runs in Ashes with 5028 runs under his belt at an average of 89.79.
The next best is England’s Sir Jack Hobbs who scored 3636 runs at an average of 54.27. Another Australian legend Allan Border is ranked third in the list of batsmen scoring most Ashes runs as he scored 3548 runs at 56.32 runs per innings.
However, the highest individual score belongs to England’s Sir Len Hutton who once scored 364 runs in a whopping 847 balls in the 5th Test of the 1938 series which enabled England to their highest Test total of 903/7 dec.
Here is the list of Highest Individual Scores in Ashes so far :
Ashes Highest Individual Scores :
Second in the list of Ashes highest individual scores is once again sir Donald Bradman whose 334 remains the highest Test score by an Australian. Bradman appears four times in the list of Top 10 highest individual scores in Ashes.