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19th October 1998: Mark Taylor Smashes 426 Runs in Second Test Against Pakistan

Cricketnext Staff |October 19, 2018, 2:22 PM IST
19th October 1998: Mark Taylor Smashes 426 Runs in Second Test Against Pakistan

Pakistan had a feared bowling attack in the late 90s and it was a tough task for the other countries to counter the bowlers of such repute. But during the 98 season, the touring Australian side led by Mark Taylor did just that and heaped runs against the hosts.

It was the second Test at Peshawar and Taylor lead from the front and scored a massive 334 not out, that helped Australia to reach a total of 599/4. With this score Taylor equalled the highest Test score by an Aussie at the time, made by Don Bradman in 1930.

The records for Taylor did not end there as he made a 92 in the second innings and that ensured that the southpaw became only second player after Graham Gooch to amass 400 runs in one Test. Gooch had made 333 and 123 and aggregated 456 runs against India in 1990 at Lord's.

As far as the match is concerned, batsmen from both the sides shone as the match ended in a drab draw.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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