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Ashes stats: Who are the top five players with the most runs in a single Ashes series?

In the history of the Ashes, several exceptional cricketers have showcased their batting prowess by amassing a remarkable number of runs in a single series. Let’s take a glimpse at the top 5 players who have achieved the highest run tallies in a single Ashes series, leaving an enduring legacy in this historic rivalry between England and Australia.

The Ashes, recognised as cricket’s most significant Test rivalry, is renowned for producing cricketing heroes. The clash battles between England and Australia never fail to captivate the media’s attention. Whenever these two teams face off in Test matches, the stakes are exceptionally high, and the quality of cricket displayed is remarkable. Let’s have a look at the list of players who have scored the most runs in a single Ashes series.

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List of players with the most runs scored in a single Ashes series

1. Don Bradman (Australia)

Don Bradman holds the record for the most runs in a single Ashes series with a staggering 974 runs in the 1930 Ashes series, averaging 139.14.

2. Wally Hammond (England)

Wally Hammond is second on the list with 905 runs in the 1928-29 Ashes series. Hammond achieved this feat with an impressive average of 113.12 and also took England to a series victory.

3. Don Bradman (Australia)

Bradman makes another appearance on this list, as he scored 810 runs in the 1936-37 Ashes series, averaging 90.00.

4. Don Bradman (Australia)

Bradman’s takes the 4th spot as well and this shows his dominance in the 19th century. He scored 758 runs in the 1934 Ashes series, averaging 94.77 and took Australia to a famous victory.

5. Steve Smith (Australia)

Steve Smith, the modern-day batting sensation, takes the fifth spot with 774 runs in the 2019 Ashes series. He recorded an average of 110.57.

Most runs scored by a player in a single England vs Australia series

PlayerSeriesCatchesAverage
Don Bradman1930974139.14
Wally Hammond1928-29905113.12
Don Bradman1936-3781090.00
Don Bradman193475894.75
Steve Smith2019774110.57

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