Australia has hosted test matches for more than a hundred years, and hence, there have been various visiting batsmen playing test cricket there. Some visiting batsmen have played massive innings here. We will now have a look at the highest individual test scores by visiting batsmen in Australia.
10. Kevin Pietersen (2010)
England has traditionally been terrible in Ashes held in Australia. However, in this series, England performed pretty well. After the first game became a draw, England bowled first and confined Australia to 245. England, in reply to that, ended up getting 620, due to Kevin Pietersen’s double hundred. England achieved an innings victory. Kevin Pietersen scored 227 runs in this innings.
9. Wally Hammond (1936)
England thoroughly dominated Australia in this match. In what was a difficult match to bat, as the scores of other batsmen in the game, indicated, the English batsman Wally Hammond notched up a double hundred. His knock ensured that England reached 426. The score proved too much, for Australia, as they lost the match by an innings and 22 runs. Wally Hammond scored 231 not out in this innings.
8. Rahul Dravid (2003)
This match was the second of a four-match series between India, and Australia. India got a 1-0 series lead due to a half-century by Rahul Dravid, in the second innings, and a first innings double century by him. Rahul Dravid scored 233 runs in this innings.
7. Alastair Cook (2010)
This match was the first one of the Ashes in 2010. England batted first. At the end of the first innings, they were at a deficit of 221 runs. From there, though, the English opener Alastair Cook, started amassing runs, to fight back. He had a partnership of 188 runs for the first wicket, with Andrew Strauss. After that, he had an unbeaten 329-run partnership with Jonathan Trott for the second wicket. England got to 517-1, and declared. Alastair Cook scored 235 not out in this innings.
6. Sachin Tendulkar (2004)
This innings of Sachin is known for his self-restraint. He was frequently getting dismissed, playing cover drives, before this match. He then decided not to play cover drive, and deal with the deliveries in that particular area, in a different manner. He scored a massive double hundred in this innings, and it had no cover drives. The game was a draw. Sachin Tendulkar scored 241 not out in this innings.
5. Alastair Cook (2017)
Alastair Cook was at the final stage of his career, and was turning into a pale shadow of his peak form. However, in this innings, he stamped his authority. In the first innings, Australia scored 327. In reply, Cook scored a double hundred, which led England to 491. He carried the bat. England, thus, ended up with a significant lead of 164. England lost the other four games of the series, but this one was a draw. Alastair Cook scored 244 not out in this innings.
4. Wally Hammond (1928)
This game was a part of the Ashes in 1928. England exerted complete domination over Australia. Bowling first, England let Australia score 253. Then, after they set out to bat, the English batsman Wally Hammond, had a slow but long knock, which resulted in him scoring over 250. England, later, won the game by eight wickets. Wally Hammond scored 251 runs in this innings.
3. Brian Lara (1993)
The game was a run-fest, with 1226 runs being scored in the match, with just 19 wickets falling. When West Indies set out to bat after Australia scored 503, they made a massive score of 606 of their own. A key reason, why West Indies managed to do that, was a massive double hundred by Brian Lara. Brian Lara scored 277 runs in this innings.
2. Tip Foster (1903)
This match was the first game of the Ashes in 1903-04. England toured Australia. The English batsman Tip Foster made his debut. England bowled first, and Australia scored 285. In reply, Foster scored a significant double hundred. England scored a massive 577, thanks to Foster’s knock. England won the match by five wickets. Tip Foster scored 287 runs in this innings.
1. Ross Taylor (2015)
New Zealand bowled first in this game against Australia. Australia scored 559. New Zealand had Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor scoring centuries for them, as New Zealand managed a lead of 65 runs. The game ended up as a draw. Ross Taylor scored 290 runs in this innings.