Most runs in a 6 match bilateral ODI series
The possibility of not having an outright winner makes a six-match bilateral ODI series a very rare feature in international cricket. The India- South Africa series played in the ‘Rainbow nation’ has given us a chance to look back at some outstanding performances of a six-match bout between teams in the past.
Virat Kohli rewrote certain record books in the recently concluded series by scoring 558 runs in six matches. Here we'll look at players who have scored most runs in a six-match bilateral ODI series.
#5 Rahul Dravid vs Pakistan in 2004-05
It was the summer of 2005 and arch-rivals Pakistan were touring India for a 6 match ODI series and a 3 match Test series. After the Test leg ended 1-1, both the teams battled it out for the ODI honours.
Dravid top-scored in the series and finished with 308 runs at an average of 51.33 to his name. He scored his runs at a healthy strike rate of 80, significantly higher than his career strike rate of 71.24.
The legendary right-hander's batting exploits included a century in the series opener in Kochi which India went on to win. He also notched up a couple of half-centuries in the series.
However, the Wall of Indian cricket could not save his team from a 4-2 drubbing at the hands of their neighbours.