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England's India ironmen

Steven LynchAugust 22, 2014
Gary Ballance was the eighth batsman to reach 500 runs in a Test series for England against India © Getty Images
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Gary Ballance scored 503 runs in the series against India. Was this a record for England? asked Scott McCallum from England

Gary Ballance was the eighth batsman to reach 500 runs in a Test series for England against India; he was soon joined (and just surpassed) by Joe Root, who finished with 518 in the 2014 series.

The list is headed by Graham Gooch, with 752 runs in just three Tests in 1990 - a series he started with 333 and 123 at Lord's. Next comes Michael Vaughan, with 615 runs in four Tests in 2002.

England's other 500-run men are Ken Barrington (594 in India in 1961-62), Mike Gatting (575 in 1984-85), Alastair Cook (562 in 2012-13), Kevin Pietersen (533 in 2011) and Ian Bell (504 in 2011).

The Indian record-holder in a series against England is Rahul Dravid, with 602 runs in four Tests in 2002. Vijay Manjrekar (586 in 1961-62), Sunil Gavaskar (542 in 1979 and 500 in 1981-82) and Budhi Kunderan (525 in 1963-64) also reached 500 runs in a series against England. For the full list, click here.

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