Brad Hogg who is a former Australian spin wizard has said that teammate Andrew Symonds’ century against Pakistan in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup was a career-changing innings as it was performed under pressure with Australia struggling at 86/4.
Andrew Symonds’ knock of 143 off 125 balls studded with 18 fours and 2 sixes came under considerable pressure as he performed it facing Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Waqar Younis- three great Pakistan pacers who despite picking up 3,2 and 2 wickets respectively were unable to contain Australia within 300 runs.
Australia Recovered Due To Andrew Symonds’ Century Despite Reeling At 86/4
Australia who were eventual champions in 2003 World Cup were reeling at 86/4 and Andrew Symonds’ and Ricky Ponting who scored 53 guided Australia to reach 310 for the loss of 8 wickets. Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Damien Martyn, Jimmy Maher failed to score two digits but Andrew Symonds’ who was later unanimously adjudged Man of the Match took Australia to a memorable win over Pakistan by 82 runs. Pakistan were all out for 228 as Ian Harvey and Brad Hogg picked up 4 and 3 wickets respectively.
Brad Hogg Picked Andrew Symonds’ Century A Favourite Cricketing Moment
The former Australian cricketer has been in the spotlight with his interesting take on many cricketers. In a question and answer session on Twitter, a fan had asked Hogg of his favourite cricketing moment against Pakistan.
Brad Hogg, the former Australian spin bowler, picked Andrew Symonds’ century against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup a favourite cricketing moment in a question and answer session on Twitter responding to a fan. Brad Hogg said that it was a career-changing innings for Symonds.
Brad Hogg represented Australia from 1996 to 2014 playing 7 tests, 123 one-dayers picking up 17 and 156 wickets respectively as a left-arm wrist spinner.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) August 13, 2020
Andrew Symonds’ played from 1998 to 2009 featuring in 26 tests and 198 one-dayers as an all-rounder.