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September 27, 2012

High averages in both test and ODI series against a nation

Filed under: cricket,sport — ckrao @ 12:12 pm

Recently Hashim Amla from South Africa performed a rare feat in averaging over 100 in both test and ODI cricket series against England. It led me to look up others who have performed similarly. The following lists in chronological order those who have averaged over 100 in both test and ODI series against a single team with the restriction that at least 180 ODI runs were scored. I collected the data manually starting with this list of high ODI series averages. Corrections/additions are welcome.

 

Tests ODIs
Name (nation) Opposition, venue Season Tests Inn Runs Ave 50/100 HS Inn Runs Ave 50/100 HS
Sir Viv Richards (WI) vs England in England 1976 4 7 829 118.42 2/3 291 3 216 108 1,1 119*
Javed Miandad (Pak) vs India in Pakistan 1982/83 6 6 594 118.8 1/2 280* 4 234 0,2 119*
Jacques Kallis (SA) vs West Indies in South Africa 2003/04 4 6 712 178 1/4 177 3 361 180.5 2,1 139
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) vs England in England 2007 3 5 446 148.67 3/2 136* 3 202 202 1,1 116*
Graeme Smith (SA) vs Bangladesh in Bangladesh 2007/08 2 3 304 101.33 1/1 232 3 199 199 1,1 103*
Jonathan Trott (Eng) vs Bangladesh in England 2010 2 3 265 132.5 0/1 226 2 204 102 1,1 110
Hashim Amla (SA) vs England in England 2012 3 5 482 120.5 0/2 311* 4 335 111.67 1,1 150

 

We see that Richards and Kallis were the only two to aggregate over 1000 runs, with Amla getting both a triple hundred in the tests and a 150 in ODIs.

Honourable mentions/close calls:

  • In 2001 Steve Waugh averaged 100 in the NatWest series against England and Pakistan (200 runs in 4 innings), then 107 in the subsequent Ashes series.
  • In 1983/84 Desmond Haynes averaged 340 in the ODI series (4 innings) and 93.6 (468 runs in 8 innings) in the test series against Australia.
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