Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
More than 11000. With 11,174 runs (average 50.56) Border was the first batsman in the history of test cricket to cross the 11000-run mark. He was also the second to pass the 10000 barrier (Sunil Gavaskar was the first.)
West Indies. His left-arm orthodox spinners were usually not much of a problem for opposing batsmen. When he retired he still held the record for the best Test match bowling for an Australian captain, 11-96 (7-46 and 4-50), which he took against the West Indies at the SCG in 1989. Border took 39 wickets in his test career.
Score 150 or more in both innings of a match. Early in his career, Border scored 150 and 153 in a test match against Pakistan.
156. Interestingly, the number of catches he took is exactly equal to the number of test matches he played!
27. Sunil Gavaskar scored 34 test centuries. Don Bradman scored 29, and Greg Chappell scored 24.
North Sydney Boys' High. Not surpisingly, Border represented the school in cricket.
1987. Border's batting performances during that tournament were not spectacular, but his leadership and tactics were a major factor in Australia's win.
Queensland. Originally Border played for New South Wales. After a few seasons, he made the move north.
205. He scored 205 against New Zealand, and also 200 not out against England.
Left . One of many successful left-handed batsmen for Australia since World War II.
Durban. Border scored 17 and 42* in his final test. The match was drawn, leaving the three test series between Australia and South Africa drawn with each team winning one test. In his career, Border played 156 matches, scoring 11174 runs at an average of 50.56. He scored 27 centuries and 63 fifties. He also took 156 catches.
136. Border's 136th test was against the West Indies in Sydney in January 1993. He reached this landmark in the first innings, on his way to a score of 74. The match ended in a draw. Sunil Gavaskar was the first to pass this milestone.
Yes. When Australia won the World Cup in 1987, Border was the captain of Australia. He made a valuable contribution to Australia's victory over England in the final, putting on 73 runs in 10 overs with Mike Veletta, and helping Australia to a total of 253. He also captured the key wicket of Graham Gooch when England batted, and he bowled well, restricting the free flowing scoring that England had looked like producing. This victory marked the turning point of Australian fortunes in the one day game.
Australia won by 26 runs. Australia batted first and scored 247-6 from their 50 overs. Wayne Phillips scored 50, and the third highest score was made by the extras, 19! Joel Garner was the pick of the West Indian bowlers, taking 3-29 from his ten overs. The West Indians were dismissed for 221, Richards top scoring with 68, and McCurdy and McDermott taking three wickets each. This victory gave Australia a 1-0 lead in the best of three finals in the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.
Andrew Jones and Martin Crowe. In their first innings, New Zealand made 485-9 declared. Andrew Jones scored 150 and Martin Crowe 137. Border batted for 599 minutes, facing 485 deliveries, for his 205. This was not his only double century in test cricket. He also scored 200* against England in 1993.
196 and 41*. In the first innings he scored a memorable 196 from 318 balls, in 448 minutes. He was finally caught by Gooch off the bowling of Botham, just four runs short of a double century. In the second innings he scored 41* as Australia clinched victory by four wickets. Border was the man of the match.
465. Border batted for 602 minutes, scoring 31 fours and 7 sixes. Although other Australians made two centuries in a match, no other managed to score over 150 in each innings during the 20th century.
|In the third test against Pakistan in March 1980, Border achieved the memorable feat of scoring 150 in each Australian innings. In the first innings he was not out. Who dismissed him in the second innings?||Memorable Moments - Allan Border
Azhar Khan. In the first innings of the match Border scored 150*, and in the second he scored 153, before being stumped by Javed Miandad off the bowling of Azhar Khan. Border also scored two centuries in a match against New Zealand, making 140 and 114* at Christchurch in 1985/86.
Pakistan. He scored his maiden test century in the first test against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1979. This was in his fourth test. He scored 105 in the second innings of the match, before he was bowled by Sarfraz Nawaz. It was not enough to save Australia from defeat. They lost by 71 runs.