It’s a memorable day for Aussie wicketkeeper batter Alex Carey as he shows great application to hit the 1st Test century & highest test score

Alex Carey : Highest test score | Pool incident | Stats

Alex Tyson Carey is an Australian international cricketer and a former ODI captain. Formerly an Australian rules footballer, he is currently a wicket-keeper who plays for the Australian national team in all formats.

Alex Carey : Highest test score | Pool incident | Stats

In domestic cricket, he plays for South Australia and Adelaide Strikers.

He was the captain of the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2010, but when they joined the Australian Football League in 2012, he was left out of the squad and returned to his home state of South Australia, where he began to play domestic cricket.

Alex Carey highest test score 

Alex Carey pulled Jansen for three to bring up his first test ton just after the drinks break but was out for 111, caught and bowled by the all-rounder after sending a top-edge high above the pitch.

“Tension builds around the MCG, the slow hand claps…he starts to gather momentum as Marco Jansen approaches the crease, he is through the crease.”

Alex Carey : Highest test score | Pool incident | Stats

“To Carey…it’s wide…he cuts it…Green’s got his hands in the air celebrating before Carey has the opportunity to. Alex Carey, a maiden Test 100, the pride of South Australia…Alex Carey is a centurion in Test cricket.”

Australian presenter Mark Howard, who was commentating alongside former South African pacer Morne Morkel, was in total awe of Alex Carey’s maiden Test hundred on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

The century came before Australia declared their innings at 575 for eight, bringing tea early on day three of the second Test with South Africa’s hopes of levelling the series all but gone.

Alex Carey pool incident 

Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey made a splash in Pakistan but not in the way he would have hoped, as he seemingly fell into the pool at the team hotel in Karachi.

Footage posted on Instagram by Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins shows Carey slipping and toppling into the pool, much to delight of his teammates.

To make matters worse for the 30-year-old, his backpack was open when he fell into the water and contained his phone. 

He then swiftly shared the incident on social media, leaving current and former Australia players in hysterics.

‘Phone can last 29 mins in the water Kez … you’re sweet,’ Carey’s teammate Glenn Maxwell commented.

Former Aussie quick Brett Lee, meanwhile, joked Carey’s phone ‘will be ringing wet’.

The unfortunate blooper comes at the end of a difficult few days for Carey, who became the first Australian wicket-keeper to fail to take a catch or a stumping in  a Test in 13 years in the opening Test of the series against Pakistan in Rawalpindi.

The last gloveman to achieve the unwanted feat while wearing the Baggy Green was Brad Haddin against South Africa in January 2009.


Carey was given a rookie contract with South Australia for the 2013–14 season, though he didn’t play a game for the state team during the season. After his failures as a top-order batsman, he became a wicket-keeper and moved down the batting order.

Alex Carey : Highest test score | Pool incident | Stats

Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 13 62 38 62
Runs scored 522 1,629 233 3,192
Batting average 34.80 35.41 11.09 34.32
100s/50s 0/3 1/7 0/0 5/18
Top score 93 106 37* 143
Catches/stumpings 47/0 71/8 19/9 228/4

Carey made his Test debut on 8 December 2021, in the first Test of the 2021–22 Ashes series. He was chosen as the wicket-keeper for the first two Tests of the series, after Tim Paine stepped down from the Test team.

Carey’s baggy green cap was presented to him by Adam Gilchrist. Carey equalled the most catches by a wicket-keeper on Test debut, with eight catches.

Carey was selected for Australia’s 2022 tour of Pakistan and played in 3 tests and 3 ODIs. In the first innings of the first test, Carey scored 19 runs off of 43 balls. Australia did not bat a second time, and the match was drawn.

In the first innings of the second test, Carey scored 93 off of 159 balls, before being bowled by Pakistani captain, Babar Azam.

In December 2022, Carey scored his maiden Test century during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, becoming only the second wicketkeeper (after Rod Marsh) to score a century at the MCG, and the first Australian wicketkeeper to score a Test century since Brad Haddin in 2013.

By Rishabh

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