Matthew Hayden, a batsman many bowlers likened to ‘Hades’, was once the world record holder for highest individual score in a Test innings: 380. Brian Lara went on to break that record.

There have been only a few players who had both the elegance and power to torment any bowling lineup in this world and Matthew Hayden was one of them. Hayden along with his opening partner Adam Gilchrist created havoc in the opposition’s dressing room. He was tall and powerful and had tons of concentration. On his 44th birthday, EssentiallySports brings you some of his best innings.

 

1) 380 vs Zimbabwe, Perth 2003

This is exactly how you play a bad host to a team. It was the first test of the 2 match series. Hayden surpassed Lara’s 375 to become the highest scorer in a test innings. He destroyed the Zimbabweans and helped the Aussies reach a mammoth 735 runs. The innings was filled with shots all around the ground. No bowler seemed like taking his wicket as they surrendered to this legend. 735 was good enough for Zimbabwe as they lost the match by an innings and 175 runs.

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