Scoring runs away from home is challenging; scoring in Australia against Australia is an arduous task. Even the best of the batters have found it difficult to adjust to the pace of Aussie bowlers and the extra bounce they get from the home surfaces.
However, when applied the correct technique, blended it with patience and courage, and with the kindness of the fickle luck, batters have recorded hundreds in the tough Australian conditions. Only a few players – countable on fingers – have notched back-to-back three-figure scores in the land down under.
Players to score consecutive ODI hundreds versus Australia in Australia:
In the tri-series in 1999, involving hosts Australia, visitors England and Sri Lanka, Graeme Hick became the first touring batsman to score consecutive hundreds in Australia against Australia. In the fifth match of the series, Hick scored 108 in Sydney and England won the close match by 7 runs.
In his next game against Australia, the right-hander once again scored a century. In a chase of 240, he made 109, however, England lost by 16 runs. The home side won the tournament, by defeating England twice in the best of three finals. Graeme Hick scored over 7000 runs in his international career with 11 centuries. The legendary batsman retired from cricket in 2008 with a total of 136 first-class centuries to his name.