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Hayden breaks records aplenty
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*   GSA 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*   GS 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   GS Sobers (365*)   WI    Pak   Kingston   1957-58

 


(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajneesh Gupta)



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