Happy Birthday Adam Gilchrist: Some records held by the legendLast updated on Nov 14, 2019, 03:46 pm
Australia's legendary wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has made a name for himself, as he is rated as one of the most deadly openers in world cricket to date.
As the Hall of Famer celebrates his 48th birthday, fans recall his glory days from the past.
On the same note, we present some of his major records in the sport.
Tons vs Lanka
Most centuries by an Australian against Sri Lanka as wicket-keeper
Gilchrist had a special love for performing against Sri Lanka, as he holds the record of smashing the most centuries against the side (7).
While six of the centuries have come in ODIs, only one has come in the Tests.
Interestingly, he has smashed just 16 tons in ODIs.
This proves his dominance against the Lankans.
Only Australian with 100 sixes in Tests
Gilchrist was known for his explosive and prolific batting.
Owing to his very nature of his, he had the tendency to go for the big shots against the bowlers, regardless of the format he played.
In the same light, he holds the record of being the only Australian to hit 100 sixes in the longest format of the game.
Fastest Test ton
Fastest Test century as an Australian
Gilchrist also had a unique tendency to play a fast innings, and playing mostly down in the order in Test cricket, it gave him the freedom to go big.
Consequently, he holds the record to smash the fastest century in the format by an Australian, in just 57 deliveries, against England in Perth, in 2006.
Overall, it is the fourth-fastest in the format.
Most WC dismissals
Most dismissals in an ICC World Cup as wicket-keeper
Besides his lethal batting, Gilchrist was also known for his fine wicket-keeping skills.
As for the same, he also holds a unique record, of scripting the most dismissals as a wicket-keeper in an ICC World Cup.
It was during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, where he scalped 21 dismissals, a record matched by New Zealand's Tom Latham in 2019.
WC final score
Highest score in a World Cup final
Gilchrist was known to be in ruthless form in the World Cup, especially during the final.
Having smashed a record three half-centuries in the final of the three tournament finals he played, his score of 149 is the highest ever score in a World Cup final.
He scripted the record in the 2007 final against Lanka in Barbados, which Australia won by 53 runs.