10 Extra-Ordinary Records by Clarke in Tests


10 Extra-Ordinary Records by Clarke in Test

When Clarke walks off The Oval for the final time in his Test career, he will exit the game as one of the game’s batting titans. Clarke announced his retirement from Test cricket following Australia’s innings and 78-run loss to England at Trent Bridge.

While the 34-year-old’s final Test series, The Ashes, had been statistically one of his worst, his brilliant career has been about much more than pure numbers from the time Let’s have a look on 10 Extra-Ordinary Records by Clarke in Test

1) Most Runs on Debut

The number of runs Clarke scored in his 1st Test innings at Bangalore in 2004, the highest by an Australian on debut away from home and 5th highest of all time. Clarke was the 389th player of Australia. During the course of his 151, Clarke also hit 4 sixes, the most by a debutant at that time. It was later bettered by Tim Southee, who hit 9 sixes against England at Napier in 2008.

2) 4th Highest Run Scorer of Australia

Number of runs Clarke has scored 8628 in his Test career, the 4th most by an Australian. He surpassed Hayden (8625) in his last innings before announcing retirement. He will stay at 4th once he completes his 11-year career at the Oval. Only Ponting, Border and Steve Waugh have scored more runs than him.