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Matthew Hayden factfile

January 13, 2009 08:33 IST

Brief factbox on Australia batsman Matthew Hayden who announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday.

- Aged 37, born Oct. 29 1971, Kingaroy, Australia. Left-hand batsman.

- Test debut in 1994, scoring 15 and five against South Africa in Johannesburg, but did not play again for almost two years.

- Played another five Tests, making his first Test hundred against West Indies in Adelaide in 1997, then dropped again, this time for three years.

- Made his second comeback in March 2000 and established himself as a permanent member of the Australian Test team in a formidable partnership with fellow-opener Justin Langer.

- Played 103 Tests, scoring 8,625 runs at an average of 50.73.

- Has a highest Test score of 380, and made 30 centuries. Played in 161 one-day internationals, scoring 6,133 runs at an average of 43.80.

- Made first double-hundred (203) against India in Madras in March 2001, then scored four centuries in a row later that season to be named Australia's player of the year for 2002.

- Was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003 after helping Australia win the World Cup in South Africa.

- Then broke Brian Lara's world record for the highest Test score when he made 380 against Zimbabwe. Lara reclaimed the record four months later with the first Test quadruple-century.

- Lost his place in the Australian one-day team in 2004 and again in 2005 but earned a recall in 2006 and set an Australian ODI record of 181 not out against New Zealand in 2007.

- Helped Australia win the 2007 World Cup, finishing as the tournament's leading run scorer with 659 runs at 73.22 including three centuries.

- Played his last Test against South Africa in Sydney in January 2009.

- Was dropped from the one-day team then announced his retirement the following week.

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