4) Arthur Morris (1947)
Exactly 50 years before Waugh’s heroics in Manchester, Australia opening batsman Arthur Morris had scored his first and second Test centuries in the first and second innings of the fourth Test respectively.
After England posted 460 in the first innings, Morris’ century played a crucial role in Australia gaining a 27-run lead in the first innings. With Sir Don Bradman getting out without scoring, Morris stitched a 189-run partnership alongside Lindsay Hassett (78) for the third wicket. Before getting out, Morris contributed with 122 (255) with the help of 12 fours and two sixes.
Chasing a 314-run target on the last day of the match, Morris saw to it that Australia draw the match without much trouble. The southpaw’s second Test century saw him scoring 124* (171) with the help of 12 fours.