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A Look Back: Adam Gilchrist 149* in Hobart

Few people would have picked November 21st, 1999 as the moment that would launch the career of one of Australia’s greatest ever cricketers.  The Aussies were in danger on day four during their second innings when attempting to chase Pakistan’s total of 369.  Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting both were out for a duck while Steve Waugh had managed just 28 before being bowled and caught by Saqlain Mushtaq.

The Australians were sitting at 126/5 when Adam Gilchrist in his second ever Test entered as the seventh batsman across from Justin Langer late on the fourth day. Impressive on its own, the pair survived to stumps with Langer 52* and Gilly 45* against a Pakistan bowling quartet featuring Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis and Saqlain Mushtaq.

On day five, with a steadiness and determination that defined his career, Gilchrist chipped away at Pakistan’s lead while fending off the fierce bowling attack. Reaching 50*, then 100* as Pakistan’s total came closer into sight.  To cap off one of the greatest centuries and gutsy performances, Gilchrist clipped a boundary to win the match for Australia. Richie Benaud summed the moment up perfectly as the Australian side celebrated on the pitch calling it “one of the finest victories I think I’ve ever seen in Test cricket.”

Take a moment to enjoy Adam Gilchrist’s batting display which sparked an incredible Test career.

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Hump Day Video: 438 Match

If you are feeling a bit of ODI withdrawal following the end of the World Cup, take a few minutes to watch the final 18 balls from the famous 438 Match at Wanderers on March 12th 2006.  What an amazing match and an incredible run chase. ODI cricket at its absolute finest.

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Manufacturing Art, Part II

Another great Pathé video to send you into the weekend.  This time on the creation of cricket bats from 1962. Enjoy!

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by | April 3, 2015 · 9:00 am