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
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!