Ashes Most Runs & Ashes Highest Individual Scores

Last Modified Nov 23, 2021 12:09 IST

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) :

Sl. No.PlayerTeamInnsRunsAve
1Sir Donald BradmanAustralia63502889.78
2Sir Jack HobbsEngland71363654.26
3Allan BorderAustralia73322255.55
4Steve WaughAustralia72317358.75
5David GowerEngland69303746.01
6Wally HammondEngland58285251.85
7Steve SmithAustralia48280065.11
8Herbert SutcliffeEngland46274166.85
9Clem HillAustralia76266035.46
10John EdrichEngland57264448.96

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 :

S. No.PlayerTeamRunsBalls
1Sir Leonard HuttonEngland364847
2Sir Donald BradmanAustralia334448
3Bob SimpsonAustralia311740
4Bob CowperAustralia307589
5Sir Donald BradmanAustralia304473
6Tip FosterEngland287-
7Sir Donald BradmanAustralia270375
8Bill PonsfordAustralia266422
9Ken BarringtonEngland256624
10Sir Donald BradmanAustralia254376

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.

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