How England scored over India
While the top six England batsman averaged anywhere between 35 and 70, India's famed batting line up cut a sorry figure.Updated: Mar 24, 2006 19:21 IST
India and England may have shared the trophy at the end of the Test series, but one glance at the averages chart is enough to tell the real story.
While the top six England batsman averaged anywhere between 35 and 70, India's famed batting line up cut a sorry figure.
Barring skipper Rahul Dravid, who averaged 61.8, the rest of the stars came a cropper. The next best averages behind Dravid were that of Wasim Jaffer (41.66) and Anil Kumble (32).
Indian star batsmen SachinTendulkar and Virender Sehwag had forgettable averages of 20.75 and 19 respectively from the three matches.
England's middle-order batsman Paul Collingwood topped the overall batting charts as he finished as the highest run getter with 272 runs and also with the best average of 68 from six innings.
England skipper Andrew Flintoff, adjudged the Man of the Series, justified his reputation as the world's best all rounder with 264 runs at 52.8 and 11 wickets at 30.54.
Among bowlers, Matthew Hoggard was the most impressive with 13 wickets from three matches at 17.84.
India's Anil Kumble bagged more wickets -- 16 in all -- but was a trifle expensive. Debutant fast bowler Munaf Patel also had satisfying returns with 10 scalps from two Tests at 21.7.
First Published: Mar 23, 2006 18:28 IST