Test cricket is the ultimate form of the game. That is because no other format of the game challenges a cricketer like the five-day game.
And, so if you are a batsman, your ultimate dream is to somehow score a Test hundred in your career and somehow ensure that it contributes to the teams’ victory.
Here’s a look at three-Test batsman with all Test centuries in winning causes(Min. 5 centuries):
Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann may have played just 27 Tests for Australia but he still holds a unique distinction of being one of the three batsmen to have scored all of their Test hundreds in a winning cause.
After having made his Test debut in 1998, Lehmann came into his own five years later, when he plundered a total of 670 runs in 7 Tests with the help of three hundred and two half-centuries.
Lehmann scored his maiden hundred against the West Indies courtesy a sparkling 160 in the second 2nd match of the 2003 series at Port of Spain; a match that Australia by a whopping margin of 118 runs. Lehmann missed out on an opportunity of scoring hundreds in back-to-back games after he was dismissed on 96 in Barbados.
Lehmann continued with his imperious form in the home summer as he plundered two more hundreds [110 & 177] against Bangladesh. Australia won both games by a margin of an innings & 132 and 98 runs respectively.
The former Australian coach’s final two hundred came during a 3-0 clean sweep of the Sri Lankans on their own turf in 2004 before his career came to and following Michael Clarke’s debut hundred against India in Bangalore.