cbf checking the thread, but surely the failure of any side batting first to put on more than 280 odd in 4 Tests must be fairly unprecedented in recent Test history?
Australia currently average 29.57 runs per wicket in the series. That would be the lowest mark for Australia in a Test series since 1999.
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Originally Posted by Adolf Grünbaum
Dec 7-9, 06, Christchurch: SL 154 & 170 lost to NZ 206 & 119/5 by 5 wkts
Dec 15-18, 06, Wellington: SL 268 & 365 bt NZ 130 & 286 by 217 runs
and the three innings defeats by Bangladesh in Sri Lanka (89, 62 and 131).
But if you want a decent team and in the same series, then it might be a long time. (Mainly because 4+-match series have been rare this decade :P )
The only touring team to have bettered this in a series in Australia is India, who averaged 62.46 in 1985/6 and 49.22 in 2003/4.
During Australia's dominant home period of 1993-2008, touring teams only scored an overall batting average of 26.92, with India the only team to get above 30 runs per wicket. Australia's own home batting average during this period was 44.50.
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