List of international cricket centuries by Adam Gilchrist

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Australian batsman and wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist is a retired international Australian batsman and wicketkeeper. He scored centuries (scores of 100 or more) in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket in matches organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Describing his batting philosophy simply as "just hit the ball",[1] he has been called "one of the most destructive batsmen the sport has ever seen".[2]

Selected for the Australian ODI side, Gilchrist made his debut in October 1996 against South Africa in the Titan Cup at Faridabad.[1] His first century came in January 1998 against the same opponents, this time at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Opening the batting, he scored 100 runs from 104 deliveries, and led Australia to a seven-wicket victory.[3] Gilchrist's third ODI century helped Australia to equal the world record for the highest ODI runchase,[4] while his fourth, against Sri Lanka in 1999, helped Australia achieve the highest successful run chase in ODI history at the SCG at the time.[5] His fifth ODI century, 154 against the same team later in the tournament, broke Dean Jones and Ricky Ponting's Australian record score of 145.[6] Gilchrist's sixth ODI century, 128 from 98 deliveries against New Zealand, helped Australia on their way to their highest ever ODI total.[7] He reached the milestone in 78 balls, equalling the Australian record of Allan Border for the fastest hundred in ODIs.[8] As part of Gilchrist's eighth century, he and Ponting shared an Australian second-wicket record partnership of 225.[9] He was named the Australian One-Day International Player of the Year in both 2003 and 2004.[1] Gilchrist's highest score in ODI cricket is 172, achieved against Zimbabwe in January 2004.[10] Gilchrist's century against the World XI came from 73 deliveries, breaking his own Australian record by five balls.[11] He broke this mark again with his 14th century, reaching three figures in 67 balls.[12] His penultimate ODI century was made in the 2007 Cricket World Cup final. Scoring 149 runs from 104 deliveries, including eight sixes and thirteen fours, Gilchrist made the highest score and quickest century in the final of the World Cup.[13] Australia won every ODI match in which Gilchrist scored a century, and he retired with 16 to his name, scoring at a rate of more than one run per delivery in 13 of them.

Gilchrist made his Test debut against Pakistan in November 1999,[1] and scored his first international century in the second match of the series.[14] Scoring an unbeaten 149 in the fourth innings of the match, he led Australia to a four-wicket victory in Hobart. This was the third highest successful runchase in Test history and the highest on Australian soil.[15] His second Test century helped to extend Australia's world record streak of consecutive Test wins to 16.[16] This came after the Australians fell to 5/99 in reply to India's total of 171, before Gilchrist scored 122 from 112 deliveries, featuring in a 197-run partnership with Matthew Hayden in 32 overs.[17] His highest Test score, 204 not out, was made against South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg in February 2002. Featuring in a partnership of 317 with Damien Martyn,[18] this was the fastest double century in Test history at the time, in terms of deliveries received.[19] He followed this with 138 from 108 balls in the next match,[18] and ended the three-Test series with 473 runs from 474 balls, at a batting average of 157.66.[18][20] In the same year, he was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.[2] In 2006, he made the second-fastest century in Test history, hitting 100 from 57 balls, including three sixes in a single over against English bowler Monty Panesar.[2] Usually batting at number seven in the Test side, Gilchrist scored centuries against all nine other Test nations. By the time of his retirement from international cricket in January 2008, he had scored 17 Test centuries.[2]

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A bowler in a blue uniform bowls a white cricket ball to a batsman dressed in a yellow uniform and dark-blue helmet.  An umpire in a light blue shirt and cream, wide-rimmed hat watches, along with another batsman, at the other end of the pitch.  A wicketkeeper is kneeling close behind the batsman receiving the ball, and a slip fielder is standing behind and to his left, with his hands on his knees.
Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan bowls to Adam Gilchrist in February 2006. Gilchrist hit a century in 67 balls and went on to make 122 before he was bowled by Muralitharan.[21]
Symbol Meaning
* Remained not out
Player of the match
Test The number of the Test matches played in that series
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
S.R. Strike rate during the innings.
H/A/N The venue was at home (Australia), away or neutral.
Lost The match was lost by Australia.
Won The match was won by Australia.
Draw The match was drawn.

Test centuries[edit]

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A Date Result
1 149*  Pakistan 7 4 2/3 Bellerive Oval, Hobart Home 18 November 1999 Won[14]
2 122♠  India 7 2 1/3 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Away 27 February 2001 Won[22]
3 152♠  England 7 2 1/5 Edgbaston, Birmingham Away 5 July 2001 Won[23]
4 118  New Zealand 7 1 1/3 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane Home 8 November 2001 Draw[24]
5 204*♠  South Africa 7 1 1/3 New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Away 22 February 2002 Won[25]
6 138*  South Africa 7 2 2/3 Newlands, Cape Town Away 8 March 2002 Won[26]
7 133  England 7 2 5/5 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Home 2 January 2003 Lost[27]
8 101*  West Indies 5 1 2/4 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad Away 19 April 2003 Won[28]
9 113*  Zimbabwe 7 1 1/2 Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth Home 9 October 2003 Won[29]
10 144  Sri Lanka 3 3 2/3 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy Away 16 March 2004 Won[30]
11 104  India 7 1 1/4 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore Away 6 October 2004 Won[31]
12 126  New Zealand 7 2 1/2 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane Home 18 November 2004 Won[32]
13 113  Pakistan 6 1 3/3 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Home 2 January 2005 Won[33]
14 121♠  New Zealand 8 2 1/3 Jade Stadium, Christchurch Away 10 March 2005 Won[34]
15 162♠  New Zealand 7 1 2/3 Basin Reserve, Wellington Away 18 March 2005 Draw[35]
16 144♠  Bangladesh 6 2 1/2 Narayanganj Osmani Stadium, Fatullah Away 9 April 2006 Won[36]
17 102*  England 7 3 3/5 Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth Home 14 December 2006 Won[37]

One Day International centuries[edit]

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S.R. Venue H/A/N Date Result
1 100♠  South Africa 1 2 96.15 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Home 26 January 1998 Won[3]
2 118♠  New Zealand 1 2 100.85 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Away 8 February 1998 Won[38]
3 103  Pakistan 1 2 99.03 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Away 10 November 1998 Won[39]
4 131♠  Sri Lanka 1 2 111.01 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Home 13 January 1999 Won[40]
5 154♠  Sri Lanka 1 1 119.37 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Home 7 February 1999 Won[41]
6 128♠  New Zealand 2 1 130.61 Jade Stadium, Christchurch Away 26 February 2000 Won[42]
7 105♠  South Africa 1 2 100.96 Kingsmead, Durban Away 3 April 2002 Won[43]
8 124♠  England 1 1 119.23 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Home 15 December 2002 Won[44]
9 111♠  India 1 1 106.73 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore Away 12 November 2003 Won[45]
10 172♠  Zimbabwe 1 1 136.50 Bellerive Oval, Hobart Home 16 January 2004 Won[46]
11 121*♠  England 1 2 119.80 Kennington Oval, London Away 12 July 2005 Won[47]
12 103♠ ICC World XI 1 1 130.37 Docklands Stadium, Melbourne Home 7 October 2005 Won[48]
13 116♠  Sri Lanka 1 2 110.47 Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth Home 29 January 2006 Won[49]
14 122♠  Sri Lanka 1 2 134.06 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane Home 14 February 2006 Won[21]
15 149♠  Sri Lanka 1 1 143.26 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados Neutral 28 April 2007 Won[50]
16 118♠  Sri Lanka 1 1 89.39 Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth Home 15 February 2008 Won[51]

References[edit]

Notes

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