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Ranking Australia's Test record against all Test-playing nations

Rupin Kale
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3.16K   //    21 Mar 2018, 20:37 IST

Don Bradman
Sir Donald Bradman: the matchless gem of Australian cricket

Australia is the second oldest team to step onto the international stage in the cricketing world. It produced a batsman of the class of Don Bradman, whose incredible legacy to the sport is unmatched even today.

The Kangaroos played their first ever Test match against England at Melbourne back in March 1877, and won it with their peerless aggression and attacking instinct. Since then, the island nation has played as many as 810 games in the longest format of the game and has achieved some astounding cricketing feats.

Here is Australia's individual track record against the Test-playing nations of the world:


#1 Zimbabwe: 100% win record

Matthew Hayden of Australia relaxes in the rooms after scoring 380 to break Brian Lara of The West Indies world record of 375
Matthew Hayden's 380 remains the highest score by an Australian batsman in Tests

Matches played: 3

Matches Won: 3

First Test: October 1999

Last Test: October 2003

These two sides did not play a lot of Test cricket together, but the three times they came up against each other, Australia absolutely steamrolled past Zimbabwe. The first-ever meeting between them was when the Kangaroos visited the African country for a tour that comprised of one Test and three ODI games.

The Test was won comprehensively by Steve Waugh's men, as they defeated the hosts by 10 wickets by chasing a target of mere five runs in the final innings of the match. The Australian captain led the charge by scoring a mammoth 151 in their first innings. It was also Ian Healy's last and final Test for the island nation.

The next and final time these two sides came up against each other was when they swapped the visitation and hosting positions in 2003. Zimbabwe toured Australia and played two Test matches against the strong and formidable hosts. They were crushed in both the games.

Matthew Hayden plundered an incomparable 380 in the first innings of the first Test. It remains the highest individual total by an Australian to date.

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Rupin Kale
FEATURED WRITER
Rupin Kale is a cricket, tennis, and football aficionado who believes in the power and purity of sport. Rahul Dravid is her role model, while the Indian Cricket Team, Arsenal and Novak Djokovic enjoy her full-fledged support. She is extremely passionate about sports and has learnt galore about life by just following it through the years.
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