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Most hundreds in Ashes series: Know the leaders

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Australian legend Donald Bradman with 19 centuries holds the record for the most number of hundreds in Ashes. In the 1930 Ashes series, ‘The Don’ Bradman scored four hundreds which is the joint record-highest number of centuries scored in a single Ashes series along with England’s Wally Hammond

England’s Jack Hobbs with 12 centuries is second on the list for most hundreds in the Ashes. The Surrey batter scored half of his career hundreds after the age of 40. At 46 years and 82 days, Hobbs is the oldest player to score a Test hundred. He reached the landmark hundred against Australia in the 1928-29 Ashes series.

Australia’s current Test vice-captain Steve Smith is third on the list. The right-hander has 11 tons in 48 innings against England with a hundred almost every fourth Ashes innings.

Smith’s 11 centuries against England also puts him fourth on the list for batters who have scored the most number of hundreds against a single opposition in Tests. He’s only behind Donald Bradman’s 19 against England, Sunil Gavaskar’s 13 against West Indies and Sir Jack Hobbs’ 12 against Australia. 

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has 10 hundreds in 72 Ashes innings. The senior Waugh is amongst the handful of Australian cricketers to score twin hundreds in an Ashes Test when he recorded the feat against England at Manchester in 1997. 

Wally Hammond of England is next on the list for most centuries in the Ashes with nine hundreds in 58 innings. Hammond smashed four of those hundreds in the 1928-29 tour with an aggregate of 905 runs in the series - the second-most runs ever in an Ashes series after Bradman’s 974 in the 1930 series. 

Former England captain and current cricket commentator David Gower also hold the record for nine Ashes hundreds. Australian Arthur Morris, Greg Chappell, Ricky Ponting and England’s Herbert Sutcliffe all have eight Ashes hundreds to their names. 

Most hundreds in Ashes series: Know them all  

Player 

Country 

Innings

Hundreds 

Donald Bradman

Australia

63

19

Jack Hobbs 

England

71

12

Steve Smith

Australia

48

11

Steve Waugh

Australia

72

10

Wally Hammond

England

58

9

David Gower

England

69

9

Arthur Morris

Australia

43

8

Herbert Sutcliffe

England

46

8

Greg Chappell

Australia

55

8

Ricky Ponting

Australia

58

8

Author: Kaustubh Potdar

Featured photo: Paul Ellis / AFP

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