Alex Carey bags unique milestone with hundred in Boxing Day Test

December 28, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Alex Carey is now the proud owner of the best-ever Test score by a wicketkeeper at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

Carey notched his first century in the longest format on day three of Australia's clash against South Africa.

Carey began the day with nine runs and added another 102 to reach 111 off 149 deliveries.

Carey surpassed Rod Marsh's knock of 110 back in 1977 to set a new standard for wicketkeepers at the famous ground.

The century from Carey was not just the best score by a wicketkeeper at the MCG since Marsh in 1977.

It was the only other century by a wicketkeeper ever in a Test at the MCG. 

Carey's previous high score from his 13 Test matches was 93 against Pakistan in Karachi earlier this year.

With his latest heroics with the bat, Carey raised his average to just under 40 (39.6) in Tests.

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