Brief factbox on Matthew Hayden
Brief factbox on Australia batsman Matthew Hayden who announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday.cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2009 08:52 IST
Brief factbox on Australia batsman Matthew Hayden who announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday.
Aged 37, born Oct. 29 1971, Kingaroy, Australia. Left-hand batsman.
Test debut in 1994, scoring 15 and five against South Africa in Johannesburg, but did not play again for almost two years. Played another five tests, making his first test hundred against West Indies in Adelaide in 1997, then dropped again, this time for three years. Made his second comeback in March 2000 and established himself as a permanent member of the Australian test team in a formidable partnership with fellow opener Justin Langer.
Played 103 tests, scoring 8,625 runs at an average of 50.73. Has a highest test score of 380, and made 30 centuries. Played in 161 one-day internationals, scoring 6,133 runs at an average of 43.80.
Made first double-hundred (203) against India in Madras in March 2001 then scored four centuries in a row later that season to be named Australia's player of the year for 2002. Was named Wisden Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003 after helping Australia win the World Cup in South Africa then broke Brian Lara's world record for the highest test score when he made 380 against Zimbabwe. Lara reclaimed the record four months later with the first test quadruple-century.
Lost his place in the Australian one-day team in 2004 and again in 2005 but earned a recall in 2006 and set an Australian ODI record of 181 not out against New Zealand in 2007. Helped Australia win the 2007 World Cup, finishing as the tournament's leading run scorer with 659 runs at 73.22 including three centuries.
Played his last test against South Africa in Sydney in January 2009. Was dropped from the one-day team then announced his retirement the following week.
First Published: Jan 13, 2009 08:49 IST