England-India series averages: Pietersen, Broad claim top honours


Kevin Pietersen scored the highest number of runs while team-mate Stuart Broad claimed the highest number of wickets in the four-Test series between India and England in England which the latter won 4-0.
Pietersen scored 533 runs at an average of 106.60 and a strike rate of 65.64 with two centuries and same number of half centuries in six innings of four Test matches. He hit 68 fours and two sixes in this series.
Rahul Dravid took the number one position for the visitors. The right-hand top order batsman scored 461 runs at 76.83 and a strike rate of 47.77 with three centuries in eight innings of four Test matches. He hit 64 fours in eight innings.
Stuart Broad took the first sport among the bowlers. The England fast bowler claimed 25 wickets at an average of 13.84 and an economy rate of 2.28 in four Test matches. He became the fifth England bowler after Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood, Fred Titmus and John Lever to take 25 or more wickets in a series against India. Praveen Kumar was the most successful bowler for the Indians. He claimed 15 wickets at 29.53 with an economy rate of 2.79 in three Test matches.
As many as 10 centuries were scored, seven from England and three from the visitors. Rahul Dravid scored three hundreds while Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell scored two centuries each. Matt Prior. Alastair Cook and Eoin Morgan made one century apiece.
Five bowlers claimed five-wicket hauls in this series. Tim Bresnan, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann did the same for England while Praveen Kumar was the lone Indian bowler to take five wickets in an innings.
India’s 0-4 defeat was their seventh whitewash in Test cricket while England won by a 4-0 or greater margin for only the seventh time in their Test history.


  1. kevin pietersen should have the man of the series. No question why the english jury members are considered hypocrit at times

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