Top 5 knocks played by Adam Gilchrist
Here are five of the best batting performances from the legendary Australian cricketer.
Well known for his sportsmanship and humble nature, Adam Gilchrist is one of the fan favorites in cricket fraternity. Gilchrist represented Australia for 12 productive years during which he played 287 ODIs and accumulated 9619 runs at an average of 35.89. Besides being a destructive opener in ODIs, Gilchrist also played a special role at the number six position in Tests and scored 5570 runs from 96 matches at an impressive average of 47.60.
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With the legendary cricketer turning 46 tomorrow, let us take a look at five of the best knocks he played during his sensational career.
#5 102* against England at Perth (2006)
This knock is remembered by numerous fans since Gilchrist went berserk from ball one and came extremely close to securing the landmark of fastest Test Century which belonged to Sir Vivian Richards (56 deliveries) at that time. Now, the record is currently being held by Brendon McCullum (54 deliveries).
Gilchrist, who came into bat at the fall of 5th wicket, went on to score one of his most blistering knocks of 102 from just 59 deliveries. He hitting 12 fours and 4 sixes to destroy England's bowling attack in Perth. Eventually, Australia won the game by a huge margin of 206 runs before proceeding to inflict a 5-0 whitewash on the England team.