Adam Gilchrist is one of the most destructive batters of the last 25 years in cricket. His batting style was an inspiration to so many including wicket keepers who fell that they needed to be brilliant at batting like he was. His impact on the game was not only scoring runs and big runs but inspiring the next generation of modern wicket keepers.
Adam Gilchrist has played some unbelievable innings throughout his cricketing career and he will always be an icon in the game of cricket. His swashbuckling style of being aggressive and instilling fear in his opponents was great to see. So, let’s see which are the top 5 Best innings of Adam Gilchrist
149 vs Sri Lanka in Barbados (2007)
This innings in the 2007 world cup final against Sri Lanka by Adam Gilchrist will remain his best ever innings as he single handedly helped Australia win their 3rd consecutive ODI World Cup, a feat that even the great West Indies team could not do in the 1980s. He was in great form throughout the tournament byr he kept his best for last and smashed Sri Lanka to all parts and made an astounding 149 off just 104 runs abs became an Australian legend forever. This innings by Adam Gilchrist was one for the ages.
204* vs South Africa in Johannesburg (2002)
Adam Gilchrist was a game changer in the Australian test team in the 2000s and the way he batted at number 6 for Australia was astonishing and no one before him had done something like this. In this particular match , Australia were struggling at 293/5 and then came Adam Gilchrist and he on his own destroyed the South Africa attack and played like it was an ODI game as he hit 19 Fours and 8 huge Sixes to add to the misery of South Africa and he arrived on the test arena in style.
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172 vs Zimbabwe in Harare (2004)
Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden formed a pair that was the most destructive in limited overs cricket and they ruled the 2000s era cricket. Both of them played very aggressively and in this match it was the turn of Adam Gilchrist to add more misery to the Zimbabwe team who had no idea where to bowl to him on that day as he happily smacked then and hit 13 hours and 3 sixes and the world got more fearful of this great batter from Australia.
144 vs Sri Lanka in Kandy (2004)
In this match Adam Gilchrist showed that he not only is an aggressive batter but also a very responsible and dependable one. Australia were in big trouble as in the first innings of this match they were bowled out for just 120 runs facing the Wrath of Muthiah Muralidaran and in the second innings the Aussies were of bother as well and then came Adam Gilchrist and he started playing counter attacking cricket abs put the Australian team back in control of the match by hitting a sensational 144 off just 185 deliveries and because of his incredible hundred, Australia won that match which they looked like losing at one point.
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102* vs England in Perth (2006)
If anyone wishes to see a T20 innings in a test match then look no further than this destruction of an innings by Adam Gilchrist against England at Perth. Since the time he cane in the crease, he was merciless and started hitting the England bowlers to every corner of the ground and he was close to hitting the fastest test century ever but he got it in 59 balls with 4 massive sixes and it was a hammering very few had seen before so it was special for all non English cricket fans.
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