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Highest run-scoring series in Tests

The recent series proved to be batsman?s paradise, at least from Pak?s perspective, writes Rajneesh Gupta.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 17:16 IST

The just concluded three match series between Pakistan and India proved to be a batsman’s paradise – at least from Pakistan’s perspective.

Out of their five innings - which Pakistan managed to get in the series- three were over 550, one just under 500 and only one under 300.

In all Pakistan aggregated 2,601 runs in the three matches at an average of 61.92 with 10 hundreds and 10 fifties.

This is now the highest run-aggregate for a side in a Test series of three matches. The previous record was held by England - also against India in 1990 with 2,581 runs.

The 10 hundreds are also the maximum for a side in a three-match series, obliterating England’s 9 in 1990.

Highest run aggregate for a side in three-match series

 RunsFor Vs SeasonAve 100s 50s
 2601 Pak Ind 2005-06 61.92 10 10
 2581 Eng Ind 1990 71.69 9 9 
 2258 Pak Ind 2004-05 44.27 5 10
 2145 Pak Aus 1994-95 36.36 4 9
 2109 Aus SA 2005-06 44.87 6 7
 2093 NZ SL 1990-91 46.51 5 7
 2079 Pak Ind 1978-79 67.06 5 6
 2078 Ind Pak 2004-05 41.56 4 9
 2071 Aus Pak 1998-99 53.10 5 7
 2070 Aus SL 2003-04 35.69 7 4
 2059 Ind Eng 1990 45.76 6 8
 2020 Aus NZ 1973-74 37.41 6 5

Indian batsmen, though failed miserably in the final Test at Karachi, ended the series with 1,537 runs at an average of 49.58 to produce a combined series aggregate of 4,138 runs. There have been only two better performances in a three-match series – both of them also involved India!