One of the best things about Michael Clarkes triple century was he took a wicket in the same match. Other Australian triple centurions, Bradman, Hayden, Taylor, and Simpson, did not manage a wicket(s) in their match when they passed 300, and i’m 95% sure Bob Cowper did not take a wicket in the MCG test when he scrored 307. Thus Michael Clarke has scored the highest score for an Australian test cricketer who has taken a wicket in the same match.
Now that a beggars the question of who has taken the most wickets in a match they have scored a triple century. It seems Michael Clarke is the leading Australian in this category, but how many other triple centurions celebrated their big scores by taking a wicket(s) in the same match. I’m pretty sure Graham Gooch took a wicket when he made a triple century, and century against India in 1990, but who else has scored a triple century, and taken a wicket(s) in the same tests. Virender Sehwag maybe ?
Over to my fellow almancers for the answer(s).