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Steve Waugh overtakes Sunil Gavaskar
by Rajesh Kumar


Scorecard:West Indies v Australia
Player:SR Waugh

When Australian captain, Steve Waugh reached 59 during his magnificent knock of 115, he overtook Sunil Gavaskar's tally of 10,122 (ave.51.12) in 125 Tests, and moved into the second place in terms of run-aggregate in Test cricket.

At the end of his knock, he took his aggregate to 10,179 runs (ave.49.65) in 159 Tests and his tally is exceeded only by Allan Border (A) - 11,174 runs (ave.50.56) in 156 Tests.

Steve Waugh's 115 was his 30th century in Test Cricket. He became the first Australian and the third in Test cricket to post 30 centuries in Test Cricket, joining the two Indians - Sunil Gavaskar (34) and Sachin Tendulkar (31). Steve Waugh also surpassed Sir Donald Bradman's feat of 29 centuries.

Waugh's 115 was his seventh hundred against West Indies - the most by an Australian against West Indies, bettering Doug Walters' six centuries in just 9 Tests.

Waugh has now 13 centuries to his credit in 48 Tests as Captain. Former Australian captain, Greg Chappell, had also recorded 13 centuries in 48 Tests and their feats of 13 centuries as Captain have been exceeded only by Australia's Allan Border (15 in 93 Tests), Don Bradman (A) - 14 in 24 Tests and Clive Lloyd (WI) - 14 in 74 Tests.

Waugh, during his innings of 115, also completed his 2000 runs against West Indies. He is the second Australian after Allan Border to do so. Waugh's run-aggregate of 2106 runs (ave.48.98) in 31 Tests is the best for Australia against West Indies, obliterating Allan Border's tally of 2,052 runs (ave.39.46) in 31 Tests.

Steve Waugh's country-wise Test record is as under:

Opponents      T   I  N.O. Runs  H.S. Ave. 100 50  0  Ct
New Zealand   23  34   5   1117  151* 38.52  2  7  3  18
India         14  24   4    823  150  41.15  2  3  2  12
Pakistan      20  30   3    934  157  34.59  3  3  5  14
England       46  73  18   3200  177* 58.18 10 14  6  29
South Africa  16  25   2   1147  164  49.87  2  7  2   9
Sri Lanka      8  11   3    701  170  87.63  3  3  -   7
Zimbabwe       1   1   1    151  151*   -    1  -  -   1
West Indies   31  49   6   2106  200  48.98  7  9  3  18
 
     Total:  159 247  42  10179  200  49.65 30 46 21 108 
 
     Home:    81 129  17   5048  170  45.07 13 26  8  52
     Away:    78 118  25   5131  200  55.17 17 20 13  56
 
As Captain:   48  70   8   2966  199  47.84 13  6  5  30
 
Mode of Dismissals:            Bowlers dismissing Steve
                               Waugh quite often:
                
 
Bowled:                   38   Curtly Ambrose (WI) - 11 times.
Caught by Fielders:       72   Andy Caddick (E)    - 10 times.
Caught by Wicketkeepers:  59
Caught and Bowled:         3
Stumped:                   3
LBW:                      25
Run out:                   4
Handled the Ball:          1
 
              Total:     205

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajesh Kumar)



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