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Top 5 hitters with the most runs in India-New Zealand events

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The series of tests between India other New Zealand is ready to go from Thursday (November 25) at Green Park in Kanpur. Both teams will play two games in the next series. The second and final game will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Fans would be expecting a great series, and some high-quality bats will be seen from both sides. India and New Zealand have always been involved in high quality matches with some sensational performances from the hitters.

From Sachin Tendulkar for Brendon McCullumBoth nations have produced top-notch hitters who have always shown top-of-the-line performances to entertain their fans. On that note, let’s take a look at the top five race scorers in the India-New Zealand tests:

5.) Bert Sutcliffe – 885 runs

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One of the best hitters of his generation, Bert Sutcliffe, was a superior hitmaker and hitting face for New Zealand. One of Sutcliffe’s greatest strengths was his unreal ability to adapt to different pitches and keep up with the consistency of scoring runs.

The Auckland-born achieved great success against India, which shows in his record. He played nine games against India and had 885 runs with a phenomenal 68.07 average with the help of three hundred and so half centuries.

During the New Zealand tour of India in 1955, Sutcliffe showed the greatest skills and broke a tremendous double century in Delhi. He made an undefeated 230 in the first inning of the third test, which was his highest score in the cricket test.

4.) Graham Dowling – 964 runs

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Another legendary Black Caps hitter on the roster is the former New Zealand captain. Graham dowling. The upper-class opening batsman enjoyed batting against the Indians as he smashed three hundred in his glorious career, all of them against his favorite opponent, India.

Dowling appeared in 11 games against India and managed to score 964 runs with an average of 48.20 with the help of three tons and two fifty. He broke his career record with 239 against India in Christchurch in the 1967-68 season to lead his team to their first win over the Indians.

Overall, the Canterbury hitter played 39 tests for New Zealand, scoring 2306 runs, including 11 half centuries.

3.) Brendon McCullum – 1224 races

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Possibly one of the most explosive hitters of his time, Brendon McCullum it just needs no introduction. His unreal ability to demolish bowling attacks made him one of the most dangerous batsmen in world cricket. The Otago batsman, who brought the T20 focus on the red ball format, enjoyed playing against India.

McCullum played 10 games against India in test cricket and scored 1,224 runs with an impressive 68 average. He broke four hundred and two half centuries against the Indians, including a triple century in Wellington in 2014.

Overall, the goalie-hitter played up to 101 test games for the Black Caps and made 6,453 runs with an impressive 38.64 average on 14 tonnes and 31 fifties.

2.) Sachin Tendulkar – 1595 races

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Indian batting legend and most influential cricketer of all time, Sachin Tendulkar, is in second place on the list. From the straight hit to the back foot strike and a few other punches like the paddle sweep, cover drive, and square cut, Tendulkar had the experience to play all over the ground.

Tendulkar finished his splendid test run as the greatest racer and creator of the century in the history of the game. The Mumbaikar racked up 15,921 races in 200 events with a scintillating average of 53.78. It broke 51 hundred and 68 half centuries in the longest format.

When it comes to his performance against New Zealand, Tendulkar scored as many as 1,595 runs in 24 games with an impressive 46.91 average. The right-hander hit four tonnes and eight fifty against the Black Caps, with 217 being his best score.

1.) Rahul Dravid – 1659 races

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Leading the fascinating list is another Indian hitting phenomenon. Rahul dravid. The Karnataka stalwart was known for his heroics abroad and his ability to play and shine in the most challenging conditions.

Dravid, who was known as the ‘Wall of Cricket’, belongs to that elite list of cricketers who scored more than 13,000 runs in the longest format. The Bangalore boy played 163 tests, scoring 13,625 runs with 36 hundred and 63 half centuries, including five double tons.

Dravid has also been very successful against New Zealand. The former India captain appeared in 15 matches against Black Caps, where he managed to score 1,659 runs, including six tons and up to fifty, with 222 being his best score.

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