Batsmen scoring six or more fifties in a test series

SPD Smith’s 80 in the ongoing test against England at The Oval represent his sixth fifty in the series. His feat of scoring six fifties in this series provides the 41st occasion of a batsman scoring six or more fifties in a test series. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 GA Faulkner SAF Aus 1910-11 5 10 0 732 204 73.20 2 5 7
2 EH Hendren Eng Win 1929-39 4 8 2 693 205* 115.50 2 5 7
3 AD Nourse SAF Eng 1946 5 9 0 621 149 69.00 2 5 7
4 RN Harvey Aus SAF 1952-53 5 9 0 834 205 92.66 4 3 7
5 CL Walcott Win Aus 1955 5 10 0 827 155 82.70 5 2 7
6 G Boycott Eng Aus 1970-71 5 10 3 657 142* 93.85 2 5 7
7 SM Gavaskar Ind Win 1970-71 4 8 3 774 220 154.80 4 3 7
8 GS Chappell Aus Eng 1974-75 6 11 0 608 144 55.27 2 5 7
9 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
10 W Bardsley Aus SAF 1910-11 5 9 0 573 132 63.66 1 5 6
11 H Sutcliffe Eng Aus 1924-25 5 9 0 734 176 81.55 4 2 6
12 SJ McCabe Aus Eng 1936-37 5 9 0 491 112 54.55 1 5 6
13 DCS Compton Eng SAF 1947 5 8 0 753 208 94.12 4 2 6
14 AR Morris Aus Eng 1948 5 9 1 696 196 87.00 3 3 6
15 RS Modi Ind Win 1948-49 5 10 0 560 112 56.00 1 5 6
16 ED Weekes Win Ind 1948-49 5 7 0 779 194 111.28 4 2 6
17 PR Umrigar Ind Win 1952-53 5 10 1 560 130 62.22 2 4 6
18 CL Walcott Win Eng 1953-54 5 10 2 698 220 87.25 3 3 6
19 GS Sobers Win Pak 1957-58 5 8 2 824 365* 137.33 3 3 6
20 FCM Alexander Win Aus 1960-61 5 10 2 484 108 60.50 1 5 6
21 CC Hunte Win Aus 1964-65 5 10 1 550 89 61.11 0 6 6
22 MC Cowdrey Eng Win 1967-68 5 8 0 534 148 66.75 2 4 6
23 KD Walters Aus Win 1968-69 4 6 0 699 242 116.50 4 2 6
24 JH Edrich Eng Aus 1970-71 6 11 2 648 130 72.00 2 4 6
25 KR Stackpole Aus Eng 1972 5 10 1 485 114 53.88 1 5 6
26 GS Chappell Aus Win 1975-76 6 11 5 702 182* 117.00 3 3 6
27 Wasim Raja Pak Win 1976-77 5 10 1 517 117* 57.44 1 5 6
28 KJ Hughes Aus Ind 1979-80 6 12 2 594 100 59.40 1 5 6
29 M Amarnath Ind Pak 1982-83 6 10 2 584 120 73.00 3 3 6
30 M Amarnath Ind Win 1982-83 5 9 0 598 117 66.44 2 4 6
31 AR Border Aus Eng 1989 6 9 3 442 80 73.66 0 6 6
32 MA Atherton Eng Aus 1993 6 12 0 553 99 46.08 0 6 6
33 GA Gooch Eng Aus 1993 6 12 0 673 133 56.08 2 4 6
34 ME Waugh Aus Eng 1994 6 10 1 550 137 61.11 1 5 6
35 BC Lara Win Eng 1995 6 10 1 765 179 85.00 3 3 6
36 S Chanderpaul Win Ind 2002 5 7 3 562 140 140.50 3 3 6
37 BJ Haddin Aus Eng 2013-15 5 8 0 493 118 61.62 1 5 6
38 CJL Rogers Aud Eng 2014-15 4 8 0 417 95 52.12 0 6 6
39 SPD Smith Aus Ind 2014-15 4 8 2 769 192 128.16 4 2 6
40 KL Rahul Ind Aus 2016-17 4 7 1 393 90 65.50 0 6 6
41 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD Smith’s six fifties in the series provide the ninth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring six or more fifties in a test series. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 RN Harvey Aus SAF 1952-53 5 9 0 834 205 92.66 4 3 7
2 GS Chappell Aus Eng 1974-75 6 11 0 608 144 55.27 2 5 7
3 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
4 CJL Rogers Aus Eng 2014-15 4 8 0 417 95 52.12 0 6 6
5 W Bardsley Aus SAF 1910-11 5 9 0 573 132 63.66 1 5 6
6 SJ McCabe Aus Eng 1936-37 5 9 0 491 112 54.55 1 5 6
7 AR Morris Aus Eng 1948 5 9 1 696 196 87.00 3 3 6
8 KD Walters Aus Win 1968-69 4 6 0 699 242 116.50 4 2 6
9 KR Stackpole Aus Eng 1972 5 10 1 485 114 53.88 1 5 6

SPD Smith’s six fifties in the series provide the 13th occasion of a batsman scoring six or more fifties against England  in a test series. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 AD Nourse SAF Eng 1946 5 9 0 621 149 69.00 2 5 7
2 GS Chappell Aus Eng 1974-75 6 11 0 608 144 55.27 2 5 7
3 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
4 SJ McCabe Aus Eng 1936-37 5 9 0 491 112 54.55 1 5 6
5 AR Morris Aus Eng 1948 5 9 1 696 196 87.00 3 3 6
6 CL Walcott Win Eng 1953-54 5 10 2 698 220 87.25 3 3 6
7 KR Stackpole Aus Eng 1972 5 10 1 485 114 53.88 1 5 6
8 AR Border Aus Eng 1989 6 9 3 442 80 73.66 0 6 6
9 ME Waugh Aus Eng 1994 6 10 1 550 137 61.11 1 5 6
10 BC Lara Win Eng 1995 6 10 1 765 179 85.00 3 3 6
11 BJ Haddin Aus Eng 2013-15 5 8 0 493 118 61.62 1 5 6
12 CJL Rogers Aud Eng 2014-15 4 8 0 417 95 52.12 0 6 6
13 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

SPD Smith’s six fifties in the series provide the tenth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring six or more fifties against England in a test series. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 GS Chappell Aus Eng 1974-75 6 11 0 608 144 55.27 2 5 7
2 MA Taylor Aus Eng 1989 6 11 1 839 219 83.90 2 5 7
3 SJ McCabe Aus Eng 1936-37 5 9 0 491 112 54.55 1 5 6
4 AR Morris Aus Eng 1948 5 9 1 696 196 87.00 3 3 6
5 KR Stackpole Aus Eng 1972 5 10 1 485 114 53.88 1 5 6
6 AR Border Aus Eng 1989 6 9 3 442 80 73.66 0 6 6
7 ME Waugh Aus Eng 1994 6 10 1 550 137 61.11 1 5 6
8 BJ Haddin Aus Eng 2013-15 5 8 0 493 118 61.62 1 5 6
9 CJL Rogers Aus Eng 2014-15 4 8 0 417 95 52.12 0 6 6
10 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6

CL Walcott, GS Chappell. M Amarnath and SPD Smith are the four batsmen in the annals of test cricket to score six or more fifties in a test series on two occasions.

No Player Team Oppn Series M Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 CL Walcott Win Aus 1955 5 10 0 827 155 82.70 5 2 7
2 CL Walcott Win Eng 1953-54 5 10 2 698 220 87.25 3 3 6
                           
1 GS Chappell Aus Eng 1974-75 6 11 0 608 144 55.27 2 5 7
2 GS Chappell Aus Win 1975-76 6 11 5 702 182* 117.00 3 3 6
                           
1 M Amarnath Ind Pak 1982-83 6 10 2 584 120 73.00 3 3 6
2 M Amarnath Ind Win 1982-83 5 9 0 598 117 66.44 2 4 6
                           
1 SPD Smith Aus Ind 2014-15 4 8 2 769 192 128.16 4 2 6
2 SPD Smith Aus Eng 2019 4 6 0 751 211 125.16 3 3 6
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