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Hayden breaks Lara's record
by Rajneesh Gupta


Scorecard:Australia v Zimbabwe
Player:ML Hayden

Matthew Hayden broke many records with his mammoth 380 in the Perth Test against Zimbabwe, the most important being the highest ever score by an individual in Test cricket history. His 11 sixes are the second highest in gameís history and so is his aggregate of 218 runs in boundaries.

 

Here-under is a statistical review of Haydenís batting feats

 

Evolution of highest individual Test score

Score  Batsman        For   Vs    Venue       Season
165*   CA Bannerman   Aus   Eng   Melbourne   1876/77
211    WL Murdoch     Aus   Eng   The Oval    1884
287    RE Foster      Eng   Aus   Sydney      1903/04
325    A Sandham      Eng   WI    Kingston    1929/30
334    DG Bradman     Aus   Eng   Leeds       1930
336*   WR Hammond     Eng   NZ    Auckland    1932/33
364    L Hutton       Eng   Aus   The Oval    1938
365*   GStA Sobers    WI    Pak   Kingston    1957/58
375    BC Lara        WI    Eng   St.John's   1993/94
380    ML Hayden      Aus   Zim   Perth       2003/04

Highest Individual Innings

Score  Player          For   Vs    Venue         Series
380    ML Hayden       Aus   Zim   Perth         2003/04
375    BC Lara         WI    Eng   St. John's    1993/94
365*   GStA Sobers     WI    Pak   Kingston      1957/58
364    L Hutton        Eng   Aus   The Oval      1938
340    ST Jayasuriya   SL    Ind   Colombo RPS   1997/98
337    Hanif Mohammad  Pak   WI    Bridgetown    1957/58
336*   WR Hammond      Eng   NZ    Auckland      1932/33
334*   MA Taylor       Aus   Pak   Peshawar      1998/99
334    DG Bradman      Aus   Eng   Leeds         1930
333    GA Gooch        Eng   Ind   Lord's        1990
329    Inzamam-ul-Haq  Pak   NZ    Lahore        2001/02
325    A Sandham       Eng   WI    Kingston      1929/30
311    RB Simpson      Aus   Eng   Manchester    1964
310*   JH Edrich       Eng   NZ    Leeds         1965
307    RM Cowper       Aus   Eng   Melbourne     1965/66
304    DG Bradman      Aus   Eng   Leeds         1934
302    LG Rowe         WI    Eng   Bridgetown    1973/74

Most Sixes in an Innings

6s  Batsman         Score For   Vs   Venue         Season
12  Wasim Akram     257*  Pak   Zim  Sheikhupura   1996/97 
11  NJ Astle        222   NZ    Eng  Christchurch  2001/02 
11  ML Hayden       380   Aus   Zim  Perth         2003/04
10  WR Hammond      336*  Eng   NZ   Auckland      1932/33 
 9  CL Cairns       120   NZ    Zim  Auckland      1995/96 
 9  Inzamam-ul-Haq  329   Pak   NZ   Lahore        2001/02
 8  NS Sidhu        124   Ind   SL   Lucknow       1993/94 
 8  AC Gilchrist    204*  Aus   SA   Johannesburg  2001/02 
 7  B Sutcliffe      80*  NZ    SA   Johannesburg  1953/54 
 7  IVA Richards    110*  WI    Eng  St John's     1985/86 
 7  CG Greenidge    213   WI    NZ   Auckland      1986/87 

Most Runs in Boundaries

Runs  Batsman (Score)       For   Vs   Venue         Season   6s  4s
238   JH Edrich (310*)      Eng   NZ   Leeds         1965      5  52
218   ML Hayden (380)       Aus   Zim  Perth         2003/04  11  38
206   Inzamam-ul-Haq (329)  Pak   NZ   Lahore        2001/02   9  38
196   WR Hammond (336*)     Eng   NZ   Auckland      1932/33  10  34
190   GA Gooch (333)        Eng   Ind  Lord's        1990      3  43
184   DG Bradman (334)      Aus   Eng  Leeds         1930      -  46
184   DG Bradman (304)      Aus   Eng  Leeds         1934      2  43
180   BC Lara (375)         WI    Eng  St.John's     1993/94   -  45
178   NJ Astle (222)        NZ    Eng  Christchurch  2001/02  11  28
176   VVS Laxman (281)      Ind   Aus  Calcutta      2000/01   -  44
172   RG Pollock (274)      SA    Aus  Durban        1969/70   -  43

Most Runs Added During a Batsmanís Stay at the Wicket

Runs Batsman (Score) For Vs Venue Season 770 L Hutton (364) Eng Aus The Oval 1938 735 ML Hayden (380) Aus Zim Perth 2003/04 720 A Sandham (325) Eng WI Kingston 1929/30 703 GStA Sobers (365*) WI Pak Kingston 1957/58

 


(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajneesh Gupta)



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