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England players lead batting, bowling averages

August 23, 2011 17:03 IST

Veteran batsman Rahul Dravid was the only Indian who held his own as England players ran away with batting and bowling honours in the four-match Test series which the home side won 4-0.

Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell led the batting charts with 533 and 504 runs (averages of 106.60 and 84) respectively, with a double ton and a hundred each.

Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate the series victory with the Pataudi TrophyDravid was the third overall and highest run-getter among Indians with 461 at an average of 76.83 with three hundreds.

England ODI captain Alastair Cook was fourth with 348 runs at an average of 48 with one hundred.

Sachin Tendulkar, who failed to notch up a single century from eight innings to miss out on a historic 100 international ton, was fifth in the batting list with 273 runs at an ordinary average of 34.12. He hit just two half centuries with the 91 he made at the Oval yesterday being the highest.

His captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had nothing extraordinary in the series as a captain and a wicketkeeper, was eighth in the list of run-getters with 220 at an average of 31.42. He hit two half centuries.

Among the bowlers, England's Man of the series Stuart Broad led the chart with an exceptional figure of 25 wickets from four matches at an average of 13.84 with 6/46 his best in an innings.

Broad's pace colleagues James Anderson and Tim Bresnan were second and third highest wicket-takers in the series with 21 and 16 scalps respectively.

Praveen Kumar was the most successful Indian bowler and fourth overall with 15 wickets from three matches at an average of 29.53. England off-spinner Graeme Swann took 13 wickets from four matches.

Praveen's pace colleagues Ishant Sharma and S Sreesanth took 11 and eight wickets from four and three matches with poor averages of 58.18 and 61.62 respectively.

Top 10 Run Scorers:

Player M I Runs HS Ave 100 50
Kevin Pietersen 4 6 533 202* 106.60 2 2
Ian Bell 4 6 504 235 84.00 2 0
Rahul Dravid 4 8 461 146* 76.83 3 0
Alastair Cook 4 6 348 294 58.00 1 0
Sachin Tendulkar 4 8 273 91 34.12 0 2
Matt Prior 4 6 271 103* 67.75 1 2
Andrew Strauss 4 6 229 87 38.16 0 1
MS Dhoni 4 8 220 77 31.42 0 2
Eoin Morgan 4 6 194 104 32.33 1 1
Stuart Broad 4 4 182 74* 60.66 0 2

Top 10 Bowlers:

Player M Runs W BBI BBM Ave
Stuart Broad 4 346 25 6/46 8/76 13.84
James Anderson 4 540 21 5/65 7/152 25.71
Tim Bresnan 3 261 16 5/48 7/96 16.31
Praveen Kumar 3 443 15 5/106 7/169 29.53
Graeme Swann 4 529 13 6/106 9/208 40.69
Ishant Sharma 4 640 11 4/59 5/197 58.18
S Sreesanth 3 493 8 3/77 5/212 61.62
Chris Tremlett 1 124 4 3/80 4/124 31.00
Suresh Raina 4 251 4 2/58 2/58 62.75
Amit Mishra 2 320 3 3/150 3/150 106.66