Players To Score 1000 Test Runs At The MCG

Players To Score 1000 Test Runs At The MCG
Steve Smith(Image: CA)

1000 Test Runs At The MCG: Australian batter Steve Smith reaches a new milestone post his 85 runs in the 2nd Test against South Africa on December 27, 2022.

Players To Score 1000 Test Runs At The MCG

1000 Test Runs At The MCG: Smith becomes the 9th player to reach this milestone particularly Smith entered the list with the second-highest average after legendary Don Bradman.

Apart from Smith’s supremacy in MCG, his ball-tampering partner David Warner scripts multiple records with his double century in the same match.

Player Country Runs Matches Average Best
Don Bradman Australia 1671 11 128.54 270
Ricky Ponting Australia 1338 15 58.17 257
Steve Waugh Australia 1284 17 53.50 131*
Allan Border Australia 1272 20 38.55 163
Greg Chappell Australia 1257 17 46.56 121
Jack Hobbs England 1178 10 69.29 178
Matthew Hayden Australia 1103 10 68.94 153
Bill Lawry Australia 1023 8 78.69 205
Steve Smith Australia 1001 10 91.00 192
Ian Chappell Australia 948 12 55.76 165


The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known locally as “The ‘G”, is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria. It is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere, the 11th largest globally, and the second-largest cricket ground by capacity.

The 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final was held on International Women’s Day between Australia and India. Australia won by 85 runs in front of a record crowd for women’s cricket of 86,174.

Australia vs New Zealand 2015 Cricket World Cup Final match registers the highest attendance at the MCG after a total of 93,013 fans watched the match. Another heartwarming incident happened at the end of the match.

After winning the trophy Australian captain Clarke dedicated the victory to Phillip Hughes who had died after being struck on the neck by a bouncer the previous November.

When did First Cricket Match play At MCG?

The first cricket match at the venue was played on 30 September 1854, while the first inter-colonial cricket match to be played at the MCG was between Victoria and New South Wales in March 1856.