Batting lower down the order wasn't always easy in different conditions but he played match-defining innings in difficult situations
96 THE FAREWELL

2008 - Gilly announces his retirement from international cricket after the season before the fourth and final Test of the 2007-08 series against India. Ends his Test career having played 96 matches.

6x100 MR. MAXIMUM

2007 - Becomes the first man to strike 100 sixes in Test cricket, when he slog-sweeps Muttiah Muralitharan out of Bellerive Oval. The ball is tracked down and given back to Gilchrist.

102* THE ENTHRALLER

2006 - During the third Ashes Test at the WACA, Gilchrist scores a century in 57 balls, including twelve fours and four sixes, the second fastest Test century, behind Viv Richards.

3/3 BRADMANESQUE

2005 - Hammers 121 off 126 and 162 from 146 balls against New Zealand to score 3 centuries in consecutive innings, making him the first Australian since Don Bradman to achieve the feat.

35 THE CONQUEROR

2004 - Captains Australia to their first series win in India for 35 years, guiding them through their first three Tests as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

120 THE DIP

2003 - Suffers a dip in form as he scores only 120 runs in the 10 innings after the century against Zimbabwe at his home town Perth.

204* THE DESTROYER

2002 - Posts his highest Test score - 204* off 214 balls replete with 8 sixes - as Australia maul South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg.

122 THE GAME CHANGER

2001 - Turns another match on its head with Australia at 99 for 5 against India in Mumbai. Gilchrist's 122 from 112 balls in the 1st innings helps set up a 10-wicket win, earning him his first man-of-the-match award outside Australasia.

12 THE DEPUTY

2000 - He is handed the captaincy in just his 12th Test after Steve Waugh is ruled out through injury. Leads Australia to a five-wicket win against West Indies in Adelaide.

10 THE INTERCEPTOR

2000 - Grabs 10 catches against New Zealand in Hamilton (5 in each innings) making him the only Australian to pouch at least 10 chances in a Test.

149* THE ARRIVAL

1999 - In only his second Test, Gilchrist shares a 238-run stand with Justin Langer, scoring 149 off 163 balls to chase down a mammoth target of 369 to beat Pakistan at Bellerive Oval, after a top order collapse.

81 THE EYE-CATCHER

1999 - Makes his Test debut at the Gabba. Wins over the crowd with 81 from 88 balls, effecting five catches and a stumping.

96 THE FAREWELL

2008 - Gilly announces his retirement from international cricket after the season before the fourth and final Test of the 2007-08 series against India. Ends his Test career having played 96 matches.

6x100 MR. MAXIMUM

2007 - Becomes the first man to strike 100 sixes in Test cricket, when he slog-sweeps Muttiah Muralitharan out of Bellerive Oval. The ball is tracked down and given back to Gilchrist.

102* THE ENTHRALLER

2006 - During the third Ashes Test at the WACA, Gilchrist scores a century in 57 balls, including twelve fours and four sixes, the second fastest Test century, behind Viv Richards.

3/3 BRADMANESQUE

2005 - Hammers 121 off 126 and 162 from 146 balls against New Zealand to score 3 centuries in consecutive innings, making him the first Australian since Don Bradman to achieve the feat.

35 THE CONQUEROR

2004 - Captains Australia to their first series win in India for 35 years, guiding them through their first three Tests as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

120 THE DIP

2003 - Suffers a dip in form as he scores only 120 runs in the 10 innings after the century against Zimbabwe at his home town Perth.

204* THE DESTROYER

2002 - Posts his highest Test score - 204* off 214 balls replete with 8 sixes - as Australia maul South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg.

122 THE GAME CHANGER

2001 - Turns another match on its head with Australia at 99 for 5 against India in Mumbai. Gilchrist's 122 from 112 balls in the 1st innings helps set up a 10-wicket win, earning him his first man-of-the-match award outside Australasia.

12 THE DEPUTY

2000 - He is handed the captaincy in just his 12th Test after Steve Waugh is ruled out through injury. Leads Australia to a five-wicket win against West Indies in Adelaide.

10 THE INTERCEPTOR

2000 - Grabs 10 catches against New Zealand in Hamilton (5 in each innings) making him the only Australian to pouch at least 10 chances in a Test.

149* THE ARRIVAL

1999 - In only his second Test, Gilchrist shares a 238-run stand with Justin Langer, scoring 149 off 163 balls to chase down a mammoth target of 369 to beat Pakistan at Bellerive Oval, after a top order collapse.

81 THE EYE-CATCHER

1999 - Makes his Test debut at the Gabba. Wins over the crowd with 81 from 88 balls, effecting five catches and a stumping.


96 THE FAREWELL

2008 - Gilly announces his retirement from international cricket after the season before the fourth and final Test of the 2007-08 series against India. Ends his Test career having played 96 matches.

6x100 MR. MAXIMUM

2007 - Becomes the first man to strike 100 sixes in Test cricket, when he slog-sweeps Muttiah Muralitharan out of Bellerive Oval. The ball is tracked down and given back to Gilchrist.

102* THE ENTHRALLER

2006 - During the third Ashes Test at the WACA, Gilchrist scores a century in 57 balls, including twelve fours and four sixes, the second fastest Test century, behind Viv Richards.

3/3 BRADMANESQUE

2005 - Hammers 121 off 126 and 162 from 146 balls against New Zealand to score 3 centuries in consecutive innings, making him the first Australian since Don Bradman to achieve the feat.

35 THE CONQUEROR

2004 - Captains Australia to their first series win in India for 35 years, guiding them through their first three Tests as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

120 THE DIP

2003 - Suffers a dip in form as he scores only 120 runs in the 10 innings after the century against Zimbabwe at his home town Perth.

204* THE DESTROYER

2002 - Posts his highest Test score - 204* off 214 balls replete with 8 sixes - as Australia maul South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg.

122 THE GAME CHANGER

2001 - Turns another match on its head with Australia at 99 for 5 against India in Mumbai. Gilchrist's 122 from 112 balls in the 1st innings helps set up a 10-wicket win, earning him his first man-of-the-match award outside Australasia.

12 THE DEPUTY

2000 - He is handed the captaincy in just his 12th Test after Steve Waugh is ruled out through injury. Leads Australia to a five-wicket win against West Indies in Adelaide.

10 THE INTERCEPTOR

2000 - Grabs 10 catches against New Zealand in Hamilton (5 in each innings) making him the only Australian to pouch at least 10 chances in a Test.

149* THE ARRIVAL

1999 - In only his second Test, Gilchrist shares a 238-run stand with Justin Langer, scoring 149 off 163 balls to chase down a mammoth target of 369 to beat Pakistan at Bellerive Oval, after a top order collapse.

81 THE EYE-CATCHER

1999 - Makes his Test debut at the Gabba. Wins over the crowd with 81 from 88 balls, effecting five catches and a stumping.


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