Highest Australian Scores in Test Cricket

· 5 January 2012 ·

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This is a lost post from my early blogs around 2012, rediscovered and posted here in mid-2020

With India playing Australia at Sydney right now, and captain Michael Clarke on 325, I thought it would be interesting to look at the top ten Australian scores of all time (which Channel Nine has conveniently provided for us viewers). Matthew Hayden is highest at 380, then Don Bradman at 334 (Leeds in 1930). Looking further down, Don Bradman has four places in the top ten: 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th. Incredible. Here is the list:

  1. Matthew Hayden 380
  2. Don Bradman 334
  3. Mark Taylor 334
  4. Michael Clarke 325 (so far, still batting)
  5. Bob Simpson 311
  6. Robert Cowper 307
  7. Don Bradman 304
  8. Don Bradman 299
  9. Don Bradman 270
  10. Graham Yallop 268

There are some big names there. Apart from Bradman appearing four times, the surprise for me is Yallop with 268. I knew he was a fine batsman, but I had not realised he got those big scores.