The extremes!

The WACA Test of 2001-02 was a spectacular one: the mighty Australians crumbled against Daniel Vettori until Shane Warne rescued them with a career-best 99; the Kiwis hit out frantically, converting a 183-run lead to a 440-run target; and, most dramatically, after Matthew Hayden, and the Waughs got the hosts to a solid start, Adam Gilchrist brought his home ground to life with some outrageous strokeplay.

 

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The match ended with Australia on 381 for seven chasing 440 — but that was not the most interesting aspect of the scorecard. The Test had started with Lou Vincent scoring a scintillating 104 on debut, adding 199 with Stephen Fleming for the third wicket; Fleming went on to score 105.

 

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A flurry of wickets had followed before Adam Parore joined Nathan Astle with the score on 281 for seven. Astle (156 not out) and Parore (110) both scored hundreds, adding 253 for the eighth wicket.

 

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When Fleming declared the innings closed at 534 for nine, the scorecard had a rather singular look to it: while Vincent, Fleming, Astle, and Parore had all scored hundreds, the other six — Mark Richardson, Mathew Sinclair, Craig McMillan, Vettori, Chris Cairns, and Shane Bond — were all restricted to single-digit scores.

 

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This meant that all batsmen scored either less than ten or more than hundred, which left the scorecard without a two-digit score!