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Gabba Test record: Brisbane Test records and highest innings totals

Dixit Bhargav

Gabba Test record: Brisbane Test records and highest innings totals

The first Test match of South Africa’s tour of Australia 2022 will be played in Brisbane from tomorrow. The third Test of the ongoing Australian summer will be the first of this year to be played at this venue.

Set to play a Test match against each other after 57 months, a three-match Test series between two fierce rivals is highly likely to be the pinnacle of this season down under.

South Africa, who will be playing a Test match in Australia after more than six years, will be playing one at The Gabba after a decade. Having won two out of their four Tests at this iconic venue over the years, the Proteas are yet to lose a Test here.

Australia, meanwhile, also possess a mind-blowing record at their fortress Gabba. Having participated in each of the 64 Brisbane Tests till date, the hosts have won 41 and lost just nine matches.

Brisbane Test records

Highest run-scorers in Test matches played at this stadium are Ricky Ponting (1,335), Michael Clarke (1,030), Greg Chappell (1,006), David Warner (960) and Steve Waugh (915). A list of highest run-scorers here among active players is provided below:

David Warner (AUS)109601636442
Steven Smith (AUS)8682141*56.8332
Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)447318594.622
Usman Khawaja (AUS)532117453.511
Joe Burns (AUS)33121297812

Highest wicket-takers in Brisbane Tests are Shane Warne (68), Glenn McGrath (65), Nathan Lyon (62), Craig McDermott (40) and Mitchell Starc (37). A list of best Test bowlers at this venue among active cricketers is provided below:

Nathan Lyon (AUS)114230.7164.4
Mitchell Starc (AUS)93731.5151.9
Pat Cummins (AUS)53216.7837.4
Josh Hazlewood (AUS)73225.5653.9
Stuart Broad (ENG)31224.5857.5

It is noteworthy that no South African cricketer part of the current squad has ever taken part in a Brisbane Test in the past.

Highest innings totals at The Gabba

607/6d183AustraliaNew Zealand1993
585153.5AustraliaNew Zealand2004

Out of the 239 Test innings at The Gabba, 600-run mark has been breached four times. Out of the 20 successful Test run-chases here, India hold the record for the highest one after they had chased down a 328-run target against the hosts last year.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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