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Summary Article: Waugh, Steve
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Australian cricketer, and captain of the Australian team from February 1999 until his retirement in 2004. A right-handed batsman and medium pace bowler, he captained Australia to victory in the 1999 World Cup. In the period up to March 2001, he led his team to a record 16 consecutive Test victories.

Career highlights

Test cricket (1985–2004) appearances: 168; batting: runs: 10,927; average: 51.06; not out: 46; 100s: 32; best: 200 (v. West Indies 1995); bowling: overs: 1,300.5; wickets: 92; runs: 3,445; average: 37.44; best: 5–28 (v. South Africa 1994); catches: 112

One-day internationals (1986–2002) appearances: 325; batting: runs: 7,569; average: 32.90; not out: 58; 100s: 3; best: 120 not out (v. South Africa 1999); bowling: overs: 1,480.3; wickets: 195; runs: 6,761; average: 34.67; best: 4–33 (v. Sri Lanka 1988); catches: 111

All first-class cricket (1984–2004) appearances: 356; batting: runs: 24,052; average: 51.94; not out: 88; 100s: 79; best: 216 not out (v. Western Australia 1990); bowling: overs: 2.904.4; wickets: 249; runs: 8,155; average: 32.75; best: 6–51; catches: 273

World Cup 1999

Awards

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1989

Until Australia's 1989 tour of England when he scored his first Test century, his reputation mostly rested on a number of match-winning performances in One-day internationals. However, he matured into one of the finest batsmen in Test cricket and became only the second player in Test history to score 10,000 runs. In the 1990–91 season, playing for New South Wales against Western Australia, Waugh and his brother Mark Waugh established a first-class record fifth wicket partnership of 464 runs. In 1999, he became the first player to complete a century against all seven Test-playing countries.

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