Some of the exciting Test records have happened this year. With South Africa lost to England in the Durban Test. There are a a number of bowlers and batsmen marked the year of the world cup with rollicking performances. Here are the top five stats from the longest format of the game.
Australian captain Steve Smith has finished the year with the highest score in 2015. He scored 1474 at an average of 73.70. He scored five hundred and one double hundred this year. His first hundred came against India at Sydney, the second one he scored against West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica. He missed his maiden double hundred by one run. In the grueling Ashes tour, he hit a double hundred at the Lord’s. He also hit a hundred in the Oval Test that also came in Australia’s victory.
Smith has won the both ICC Test players of the year and player of the year award.
Highest individual score
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor scored 290 at W.A.C.A, Perth against Australian in the three-match Trans Taman series. In the Perth Test Australia scored 559 runs with David Warner scored 253 and Joe Burns hit 121. New Zealand gave an epic reply to Australia as they scored 624 as Ross Taylor scored 290, which is the highest score by an overseas batsman at WACA and second highest after Matthew Hayden’s 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003.
Along with Taylor and Kane Williamson also scored 166. Taylor and Williamson built a 265 runs partnership in the match.
The Pakistani origin Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has back in the Australia team after two years. He scored 174 in the first match. He played three match series and he hit hundred all three Test match. His first two hundred came against New Zealand and the final one came against West Indies. All three has come at home soil.
In three matches he scored 504 runs at an average of 126 and a strike rate of 69.61. His average is the highest in the year.
Steve Smith has scored most number of hundred this year. He scored five hundred in 2015. His performance made him the No. 1 Test batsman in the ICC ‘s calendar year.
England’ s future belong to 25 year old Joe Root. He is one of the batsmen of most discussed young talents-Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith- in international cricket. He scored three hundred. He is the second highest run scorer after this year. He scored 1385 runs at an average of 60.21. He has become the holder of record of most half centuries in Test cricket. His 10 half centuries left at least five promising hundred on the field.
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