Steve Waugh made up for his technical deficiencies by working out effective ways to score runs
15/15 THE INDOMITABLE

2001 - Wins his 15th consecutive Test match as captain, setting a world record in the process.

2-2 THE LEADER

1999 - Leads Australia to a 2-2 series draw against the West Indies in his first assignment as captain. Tops the scoring charts for Australia yet again with 409 runs.

108 & 116 THE COUNTER-ATTACK

1997 - His twin hundreds at Old Trafford turns the Ashes series on its head. In the process, Waugh becomes the first batsman in 50 years to make two hundreds in an Ashes Test.

313 THE BEHEMOTH

1997 - Top scores in yet another historic series win for Australia. This time in South Africa, where he is named the player-of-the-series with 313 runs in 3 Test matches.

200 THE FEARLESS

1995 - Scores 200 against the West Indies at Jamaica, which is arguably his greatest Test knock. Scores 409 runs to win the man-of-the-series in a historic tour.

126.50 COMING-OF-AGE

1989 - Scores 506 runs at an average of 126.50 in the Ashes mauling of England. This includes back to back scores of 177* & 152*.

74 THE GALLANT

1986 - After a series of failures, Waugh scores a gutsy 74, sharing a 177-run partnership with Allan Border in the 1st innings of the drawn Test against New Zealand at Christchurch

26/4 FACELESS DEBUT

1985-86 - Waugh scores just 26 runs in 4 innings in his debut series against India at home. One to forget.

15/15 THE INDOMITABLE

2001 - Wins his 15th consecutive Test match as captain, setting a world record in the process.

2-2 THE LEADER

1999 - Leads Australia to a 2-2 series draw against the West Indies in his first assignment as captain. Tops the scoring charts for Australia yet again with 409 runs.

108 & 116 THE COUNTER-ATTACK

1997 - His twin hundreds at Old Trafford turns the Ashes series on its head. In the process, Waugh becomes the first batsman in 50 years to make two hundreds in an Ashes Test.

313 THE BEHEMOTH

1997 - Top scores in yet another historic series win for Australia. This time in South Africa, where he is named the player-of-the-series with 313 runs in 3 Test matches.

200 THE FEARLESS

1995 - Scores 200 against the West Indies at Jamaica, which is arguably his greatest Test knock. Scores 409 runs to win the man-of-the-series in a historic tour.

126.50 COMING-OF-AGE

1989 - Scores 506 runs at an average of 126.50 in the Ashes mauling of England. This includes back to back scores of 177* & 152*.

74 THE GALLANT

1986 - After a series of failures, Waugh scores a gutsy 74, sharing a 177-run partnership with Allan Border in the 1st innings of the drawn Test against New Zealand at Christchurch

26/4 FACELESS DEBUT

1985-86 - Waugh scores just 26 runs in 4 innings in his debut series against India at home. One to forget.


15/15 THE INDOMITABLE

2001 - Wins his 15th consecutive Test match as captain, setting a world record in the process.

2-2 THE LEADER

1999 - Leads Australia to a 2-2 series draw against the West Indies in his first assignment as captain. Tops the scoring charts for Australia yet again with 409 runs.

108 & 116 THE COUNTER-ATTACK

1997 - His twin hundreds at Old Trafford turns the Ashes series on its head. In the process, Waugh becomes the first batsman in 50 years to make two hundreds in an Ashes Test.

313 THE BEHEMOTH

1997 - Top scores in yet another historic series win for Australia. This time in South Africa, where he is named the player-of-the-series with 313 runs in 3 Test matches.

200 THE FEARLESS

1995 - Scores 200 against the West Indies at Jamaica, which is arguably his greatest Test knock. Scores 409 runs to win the man-of-the-series in a historic tour.

126.50 COMING-OF-AGE

1989 - Scores 506 runs at an average of 126.50 in the Ashes mauling of England. This includes back to back scores of 177* & 152*.

74 THE GALLANT

1986 - After a series of failures, Waugh scores a gutsy 74, sharing a 177-run partnership with Allan Border in the 1st innings of the drawn Test against New Zealand at Christchurch

26/4 FACELESS DEBUT

1985-86 - Waugh scores just 26 runs in 4 innings in his debut series against India at home. One to forget.


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Posted by harshthakor on (November 21, 2014, 5:05 GMT)

One of the most relentless cricketers of all time who at one time was a genuine alllrounder capable of breaking crucial partnerships with the ball.As a batsman he saved a sinking ship on numerous occasions.He was resolute in defence but could also launch some of the best calculated assaults ,similar to an army batallion.A total contrast to brother Mark who posessed considerably more flair and style.To me Steve and Mark Waugh rolled into one would comprise the perfect batsmen like an architect and an artist moulded together.

Posted by harshthakor on (November 20, 2014, 18:16 GMT)

Steve Waugh's batting was instrumental in his side securing the berth of unofficial test world champions like in West Indies in 1995 and in South Africa in 1997.He also played a major role in Australia regaining the Ashes in 1989.Above all he was the most unselfish of batsmen.He resembled Javed Miandad more than nay batsmen who won the psychological game against the opposition.

Posted by harshthakor on (November 20, 2014, 18:12 GMT)

Steve Waugh was one of the finest exponents of improvising strokeplay in accordance with the wicket and conditions prevailing.He did not posses the flair of stalwarts like Brian Lara or even brother Mark but yet consistently displayed more resoluteness than any batsmen of his day.In his era he was arguably the best batsmen in a crisis who could master bad wickets .Whether on bouncy surface,seaming conditions or a turning track Steve Waugh would battle it out with the qualities of a soldier.His batting was like an architect and surgeon rolled into one.No cricketer of his time was mentally stronger than Steve who proved how much the game was in the mind.