Adam Gilchrist was a revolutionary player for Australia in test cricket. He played in a very different way than others. His approach was to take on the opposition bowling and to catch them off guard. Gilchrist usually used to bat in the lower middle order where he would play with an attacking mindset. He has delivered some remarkable performances for Australia in test cricket.
Here are his top 3 Test innings:
204* vs South Africa, 2002
In the first match of the test series between Australia and South Africa, Adam Gilchrist dominated the South African bowlers to guide Australia to a mammoth victory over the proteas. Australia batted first in the match and scored 652 runs which gave them momentum that they carried throughout the match. There were three hundred-plus scores in the Australian innings, of which Gilchrist’s was the highest. Gilchrist went on to score a double hundred to put South Africa in the backseat.
162 vs New Zealand, 2005
A century against the Trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand. In the second test match of the test series at Wellington, Australia batted first and scored 570 runs. Damien Martyn and Adam Gilchrist played a huge part in taking Australia to such a massive total. Martyn scored 165 runs and Gilchrist backed him up with 162 runs off just 146 balls. The match ended in a draw but his innings would remain one of the highlights of Gilchrist’s illustrious career.
152 vs England, 2001
A masterclass against the arch-rivals. England batted first in this match and scored 294 runs in the first innings. In reply, Australia scored 576 runs to put England under tremendous pressure. With other handy contributions, Australia reached a massive lead in the first innings aided by Gilchrist’s magic. The Australian bowling attack followed this batting performance with a brilliant phase with the ball. In the end, Australia managed to win the match by an innings and 118 runs.