Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian

Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian

Australia was a founding member of the ICC having played the first Test match against England in March 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian.

They have played a total of 832 matches, second only to England who have played just over 1,000. 

As of December 2020, Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket with an overall winning percentage of 47.35, ahead of their nearest rival South Africa on 37.72.

Top-order batsman and former captain Don Bradman hold several batting records. Considered to be the greatest batsman of all time, he played 52 Tests between 1928 and 1948.

He holds the record for the highest Test average of 99.94, has scored the most Test double centuries with 12, the equal most Test triple centuries with 2 and the most runs scored in a series with 974 during the 1930 Ashes series.

He also holds the highest fifth-wicket partnership with Sid Barnes with 405 runs, set during the 1946–47 Ashes series, the oldest of the wicket partnerships records. A further two Australian partnership records for the second and the sixth wickets set by Bradman still stand.

Till January 2021, Australia had played 834 Test matches resulting in 394 victories, 226 defeats, 212 draws and 2 ties for an overall winning percentage of 47.24, the highest winning percentage of Test-playing teams.

Australia has played the second-highest number of Test matches, behind England who has competed in 1,028. Australia has never lost or drawn a match against Zimbabwe, the only team to do so. 

Australia is also the only team to win their debut Test match with every other team losing their first Test except Zimbabwe who drew against India.

Australia’s Don Bradman, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time, finished his Test career with an average of 99.94.

Adam Voges, who retired in 2016, has the second-best career average in Test cricket with 62.00.

Steve Smith is third with an average of 61.80.

Australian Batsman Ranking – Average

RankAveragePlayerRunsInningsNot outPeriod
199.94 Don Bradman6,99680101928–1948
261.87Adam Voges1,4853172015–2016
361.80Steve Smith 7,540139172010–2021
460.80Marnus Labuschange1,8853102018–2021
553.86Greg Chappell7,110151191970–1984

Australian Batsman Ranking – Runs

1380Matthew HaydenZimbabweWACA Ground, Perth, Australia9 October 2003
2335*David Warner PakistanAdelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia29 November 2019
3334*Mark TaylorPakistanPeshawar Club Ground, Peshawar, Pakistan15 October 1998
4334Don BradmanEnglandHeadingley, Leeds, England11 July 1930
5329*Michael ClarkeIndiaSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia3 January 2012

1) Matthew Hayden: 380 v/s Zimbabwe, Perth, October 2003

Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian
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Matthew Lawrence Hayden had a career span of fifteen years. Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed opening batsman, known for his ability to score quickly at both Test and one-day levels. 

Hayden holds the record for the highest score made by an Australian batsman in Tests380. 

This is also the record for the highest individual test score by an opening batsman in Tests. 

Hayden scored 380 runs from only 437 balls to set a new world record.

2) David Warner: 335*v/s Pakistan, Adelaide, November 2019

Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian
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Former captain of the Australian national team, David Andrew Warner.

A left-handed opening batsman Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format and served as the Australian vice-captain across Test and ODI formats of the game between 2015 and 2018.

Warner became the first batsman to score a triple century at Adelaide Oval with a score of 335* against Pakistan. 

He was the seventh Australian batsman to score a triple century and the fourth to do so at an Australian ground. 

He holds the second-highest Test score by an Australian batsman, behind only Matthew Hayden.

3) Mark Taylor: 334*v/s Pakistan, Peshawar, October 1998

Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian
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Mark Anthony Taylor is a former Australian cricketer and currently a Cricket Australia director and Nine Network commentator.

He was a Test opening batsman from 1988 to 1999, as well as a captain from 1994 to 1999.

He retired from Test cricket on 2 February 1999. In 104 Test matches, he scored 7,525 runs with a batting average of 43.49, including 19 centuries and 40 fifties. 

The Aussie skipper finished day two unbeaten on 334* in his team’s total of 4-599, level with Sir Donald Bradman’s Australian record score, which had stood for over six decades.

4) Don Bradman: 334 v/s England, Leeds, July 1930

Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian
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Sir Donald George Bradman nicknamed “The Don”, was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.

Bradman’s career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport. 

In the first Test, he made 131, in the second he made 254, and by stumps on day one of the third Test in Leeds, he was 309 not out, having hammered a century before lunch.

5) Michael Clarke: 329* v/s India, Sydney, January 2012

Highest Test Score Scored By An Australian
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Michael John Clarke is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer.

He led Australia to their 5th Cricket World Cup triumph when his team was victorious in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the MCG against New Zealand. 

He is regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation. The number 329 will forever be associated with Clarke as he became just the fifth Australian to score a Test triple century. 

In 2012 in his record-breaking match he came to the crease with the Aussies in a spot of bother at 3-37 late on an opening day having ripped through India for just 191. 

His declaration came after Hussey reached 150, and Australia went on to claim victory by an innings and 68 runs. 

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