Records / Australia v New Zealand / Test matches / Highest averages

Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
SM Katich (Aus) 2005-2010 7 10 2 643 131* 80.37 1383 46.49 3 2 0 84 2
AC Gilchrist (Aus) 2000-2005 11 15 3 923 162 76.91 1128 81.82 4 5 1 126 21
KD Walters (Aus) 1973-1980 11 16 2 901 250 64.35 1489 60.51 3 4 0 100 5
JL Langer (Aus) 1993-2005 14 23 4 1196 215 62.94 2026 59.03 4 5 3 152 9
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2011 11 14 0 823 168 58.78 1505 54.68 4 2 1 103 4
GS Chappell (Aus) 1973-1982 14 22 3 1076 247* 56.63 1910 56.33 3 3 3 129 5
RT Ponting (Aus) 1997-2011 17 26 6 1076 157* 53.80 1616 66.58 2 6 0 139 13
AR Border (Aus) 1980-1993 23 32 3 1500 205 51.72 3617 41.47 5 6 2 170 4
GM Turner (NZ) 1973-1977 7 12 1 541 110* 49.18 1419 38.12 2 2 0 55 0
IM Chappell (Aus) 1973-1974 6 10 0 486 145 48.60 914 53.17 2 1 0 54 3
DR Martyn (Aus) 1993-2005 12 18 3 728 165 48.53 1389 52.41 1 5 1 101 3
MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1993 17 29 3 1255 188 48.26 2670 47.00 3 6 3 156 3
MJ Slater (Aus) 1993-2000 6 10 0 482 168 48.20 853 56.50 2 1 0 61 1
MA Taylor (Aus) 1989-1997 11 16 2 666 142* 47.57 1484 44.87 2 5 0 51 0
DC Boon (Aus) 1985-1993 17 27 2 1187 200 47.48 2703 43.91 3 8 3 124 0
ME Waugh (Aus) 1993-2001 14 20 2 766 111 42.55 1342 57.07 1 5 1 89 4
AH Jones (NZ) 1987-1993 10 20 1 808 150 42.52 2104 38.40 2 2 0 71 0
KR Rutherford (NZ) 1986-1993 11 19 2 677 102 39.82 1475 45.89 1 6 3 89 3
GM Wood (Aus) 1980-1982 6 11 1 393 111 39.30 832 47.23 2 1 3 42 1
GP Howarth (NZ) 1977-1982 7 13 1 468 65 39.00 1058 44.23 0 5 0 57 0
NJ Astle (NZ) 1997-2005 14 27 3 930 156* 38.75 1780 52.24 1 5 1 120 1
JG Wright (NZ) 1980-1993 19 36 3 1277 141 38.69 3845 33.21 2 4 0 148 1
SR Waugh (Aus) 1986-2001 23 34 5 1117 151* 38.51 2477 45.09 2 7 3 127 1
AC Parore (NZ) 1993-2001 10 19 5 534 110 38.14 1295 41.23 1 1 0 52 5
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2008-2011 6 12 0 442 138 36.83 700 63.14 1 2 1 60 5
ML Hayden (Aus) 2000-2008 11 18 0 658 136 36.55 1176 55.95 1 5 2 90 3
GRJ Matthews (Aus) 1985-1986 6 11 0 395 130 35.90 825 47.87 2 1 0 33 1
PR Reiffel (Aus) 1993-1997 8 10 2 287 77 35.87 448 64.06 0 3 0 38 0
BE Congdon (NZ) 1973-1977 8 15 2 456 132 35.07 1345 33.90 2 1 0 42 0
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2001 14 26 1 863 109 34.52 1509 57.19 1 6 1 99 18
IA Healy (Aus) 1989-1997 11 14 1 447 113* 34.38 875 51.08 1 3 2 47 1
GR Marsh (Aus) 1986-1990 7 12 1 371 118 33.72 1057 35.09 1 0 1 37 0
JV Coney (NZ) 1974-1986 15 24 3 695 101* 33.09 1772 39.22 1 5 3 68 3
SK Warne (Aus) 1993-2005 20 22 5 558 99 32.82 818 68.21 0 5 0 61 5
J Dyson (Aus) 1980-1982 6 11 4 229 33 32.71 833 27.49 0 0 0 19 0
BA Edgar (NZ) 1980-1986 12 21 0 684 161 32.57 2141 31.94 1 5 2 60 0
GM Ritchie (Aus) 1985-1986 6 11 0 344 92 31.27 938 36.67 0 3 0 32 1
MJ Greatbatch (NZ) 1989-1993 8 15 1 431 146* 30.78 1145 37.64 1 2 4 54 1
KJ O'Keeffe (Aus) 1973-1977 8 10 2 234 85 29.25 661 35.40 0 1 1 20 1
BF Hastings (NZ) 1973-1974 6 11 0 319 101 29.00 859 37.13 1 1 1 31 0
KJ Wadsworth (NZ) 1973-1974 6 11 1 289 80 28.90 604 47.84 0 2 1 28 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 1997-2011 18 32 7 716 96 28.64 1300 55.07 0 4 2 84 0
WB Phillips (Aus) 1985-1986 6 11 0 312 63 28.36 958 32.56 0 2 0 29 0
CD McMillan (NZ) 1997-2005 12 22 1 584 79 27.80 1202 48.58 0 5 2 70 10
RW Marsh (Aus) 1973-1982 14 18 0 486 132 27.00 1002 48.50 1 1 1 55 2
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2011 11 21 1 517 104 25.85 970 53.29 1 2 1 76 7
MG Burgess (NZ) 1974-1980 6 12 1 279 66 25.36 660 42.27 0 1 1 30 1
SP Fleming (NZ) 1997-2005 14 27 0 680 105 25.18 1666 40.81 1 6 6 80 1
JM Parker (NZ) 1973-1980 11 21 0 504 108 24.00 1496 33.68 1 2 1 44 0
JFM Morrison (NZ) 1973-1982 9 16 0 382 117 23.87 1081 35.33 1 1 2 32 0

Minimum of 10 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Australia v New Zealand at Hobart, 2nd Test, Dec 9-12, 2011 [Test # 2021]
Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, 1st Test, Dec 1-4, 2011 [Test # 2020]
New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, 2nd Test, Mar 27-31, 2010 [Test # 1957]
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