Test cricket is the oldest, iconic and longest version of the game, in which two innings are played per team in a match. An individual good scoring in each inning of a Test match is considered a "good achievement of the cricketer" by critics.

 

Cricketers Who Have Scored Half-Centuries in Both Innings of the Last Test Match of their Career.

 

Playing Test cricket is a dream for every cricketer, but to represent your nation in Test cricket and to play the longest format of the game requires talent, incredible skill along with a well-defined high level of desired fitness level.

 

According to the fitness of cricketers, the performance of their game is also affected, so It is very necessary and important for any cricketer to maintain their high level of physical and mental fitness over a long period span. There are very few cricketers in the world who have maintained their high level of fitness and scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of their Test career.

 

So here is a brief list of such types of great cricketers in the world who have scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of their career are given below.

 

1. Jack Russell


Personal profile:

  • Date of birth...Oct 07, 1887.
  • Born territory... Leyton, Essex London, England
  • Date of death... 23 March 1961at the age of 73 years,  Whipps Cross, Leytonstone, Essex London, England.
  • Height...                                   
  • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman
  • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
  • Bowling  genre... Right-arm medium.

Debut in Test match    vs   Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Dec 17, 1920

  • The 5th Test of England vs South Africa series played on 16 to 22 February 1923 at Kingsmead, Durban, Natal, South Africa, In which, Jack Russell scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
table Half-Centuries in Both Innings of the Last Test Match
Jack Russell
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st c Catterall b Blanckenberg 140 na na 11 na --
2nd c Francois b Blanckenberg 111 na 270 na na --



2. Andy Sandham

Personal profile:

  • Date of birth... Jul 06, 1890.
  • Born territory... Streatham, London, United Kingdom, England..
  • Date of death... 20 April 1982 in the age of 91 years,  Westminster, London, U.K.
  • Height...                           
  • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
  • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
  • Bowling  genre...                

Debut in Test match vs  Australia at Kennington Oval, Aug 13, 1921.

  • The 4rth Test of England vs West Indies series played on 03 to 12 April 1930 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, In which,  Andy Sandham scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Andy Sandham
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st b Griffith 325 640 600 28 00 50.78
2nd lbw b Griffith 50 62 55 06 00 80.65



3. Pieter van der Bijl


Personal profile:

  • Date of birth... 21 October 1907
  • Born territory... Kenilworth a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date of death...16 February 1973 in the age of 65 years,  Kalk Bay, Cape Town,  South Africa.
  • Height...                               
  • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman
  • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
  • Bowling  genre...           

Debut in Test match vs England at Old Wanderers, Dec 24, 1938.

  • The 5th Test of England vs South Africa series played on 03 to 14 March 1939 at Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa In which, Pieter van der Bijl scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Pieter van der Bijl
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st b Perks 125 -- 428 11 01 --
2nd c Paynter b Wright 97 -- 230 07 00 --




Cricketers Who Have Scored Half-Centuries in Both Innings of the Last Test Match of their Career.


4. Bruce Mitchell

Personal profile:

  • Date of birth... 8 January 1909.
  • Born territory...Ferreira Deep Gold Mine, Johannesburg, Transvaal,  South Africa.
  • Date of death...1 July 1995 in the age of 86 years, Abbotsford, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
  • Height...                      
  • Main Role in the team..As an All-rounder.
  • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
  • Bowling  genre ... Right-arm, Leg spin.

Debut in Test match vs England at Edgbaston, Jun 15, 1929.

  • The 5th Test of England vs South Africa series played on 05 to 09 March 1949 at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa In which, Bruce Mitchell scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Bruce Mitchell
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st c Griffith b Bedser 99 na 397 na na --
2nd c Griffith b Bedser 56 na na na na --




5. Barry Richards


Personal profile:

  • Date of birth ... 21 July 1945
  • Born territory... Durban, Natal, South Africa
  • Height...
  • Main Role in the team... As a batsman..
  • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
  • Bowling  genre... Right-arm off-break.

Debut in Test match vs Australia at Newlands, Jan 22, 1970.

  • The 4rth Test of Australia vs South Africa series played on 05 to 10 March 1970 at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa In which, Barry Richards scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Barry Richards
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st c Taber b Connolly 81 178 212 10 00 45.51
2nd c Chappell b Mayne 126 212 236 16 03 59.43




6. Rodney Redmond


Personal profile:

  • Date of birth... 29 December 1944
  • Born territory..Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Height...   
  • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
  • Batting genre... Left-hand bat.
  • Bowling  genre... Left-arm orthodox.

Debut in Test match vs Pakistan at Eden Park, Feb 16, 1973.

  • The 3rd Test of Pakistan vs New Zealand series played on 16 to 19 February 1973 at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand In which, Rodney Redmond scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Rodney Redmond
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st c Mushtaq Mohammad b Pervez Sajjad 107 na 145 20 na --
2nd c Intikhab Alam b Wasim Raja 56 na 84 09 na --




7. Ian Redpath


Personal profile:

  • Date of birth...11 May.  1941
  • Born territory... Geelong city, Victoria, Australia.
  • Height...
  • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
  • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
  • Bowling  genre ... Right-arm medium.

Debut in Test match vs South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jan 01, 1964.

  • The 6th Test of Australia vs West Indies series played on 31 January to 05 February 1976 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia, In which, Ian Redpath scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Ian Redpath
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st c Holding b Gibbs 101 230 325 11 00 43.91
2nd c sub 'G Greenidge' b Holder 70 126 152 04 00 43.91




Cricketers Who Have Scored Half-Centuries in Both Innings of the Last Test Match of their Career.

8. Alastair Cook


Personal profile:

  • Full name ... Sir Alastair Nathan Cook
  • Date of birth... 25 December 1984
  • Born territory... Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Height...1.88 m.
  • Main Role in the team... As an opening batsman.
  • Batting genre... Left-hand bat.
  • Bowling  genre... Right-arm medium.

Debut in Test match vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Mar 01, 2006.

  • The 5th Test of India vs England series played on 07 to 11 September 2018 at Kennington Oval, London, England In which, Alastair Cook scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Alastair Cook
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st b Bumrah 71 190 265 08 00 37.37
2nd c Pant b H Vihari 147 286 389 14 00 51.40




9. Sean Williams

Personal profile:

  • Date of birth... Sep 26, 1986.
  • Born territory... Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
  • Height...1.83 m.
  • Main Role in the team... As an All-rounder.
  • Batting genre ... Left-hand bat.
  • Bowling  genre... Left-arm orthodox.

Debut in Test match vs West Indies at Windsor Park, Mar 20, 2013.

  • The 2nd Test of Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe series played on 27 to 31 January 2020 at Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe In which, Sean Williams scored half-centuries in both innings of the last Test match of his cricket career, the details of his performance in both innings of this test are as follows.
Sean Williams
Ing Stats R B Min 4s 6s S/R
1st b de Silva 107 137 208 10 03 78.10
2nd Not out 53 77 108 06 01 68.83





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