The first ever Australia's tour of West Indies it was, nearly 4 months long.. Australia started it emphatically, winning first game at Kingston in Jamaica by 9 wickets and came back for his last test of the tour at the same venue, and registered another huge win of innings + 82 runs.
Neil Harvey and Keith Miller were the batter of the tour, who both scored centuries at Kingston in first game and returned with 204 and 109 respectively in last game to push Australian total to mamoth 758 for 8 declared. Ron Archer and Richie Benaud also scored their hundreds as Australia took 401 run lead.
That 758/8d remains as the highest total in a Australia v West Indies till match.
616/10 is highest team score by West Indies against West Indies which they made at Adelaide Oval. Interestingly, it was the 3rd innings of that 1969 test match and only one batsman = Basil Butcher, scored century. Joey Carew (90), Rohan Kanhai (80), David Halford (80), Gary Sobers (52), Clive Lloyd (42) and Seymour Nurse (42) were the other major contributors.
In recent times, Australia's 605/9 declared at Kennington Oval ground in Bridgetown is the highest Aus v WI test match total, coming in the first innings, thanks to centuries from Ricky Ponting (113), Steve Waugh (115) while Derren Lehmann was out 4 runs short of his 3 figures. Australia won that match by all 10 wickets, chasing 8 runs.
List updated : 1 December 2009.