4. 259* against South Africa in 2012:
The Proteas opted to bat first and put up a mammoth score of 450 runs and soon Australia in their first innings were in a spot of bother because they down to three wickets for 40 runs. Michael Clarke the man in golden touch in the year 2012 came to the crease and stitched a very good partnership with David Cowan. Although Cowan departed after scoring 136 but Clarke was still there and he joined hands with the new batsman Mike Hussey and stitched another good partnership with him. Clarke scored a blistering knock of 259 runs, it was a delight to watch, truly an innings of supreme class. Mike Hussey too scored a hundred and this brilliant effort from Clarke helped Australia to score a mammoth 565 runs. Although the match ended in a draw but we saw one of the best test innings from Clarke and deservedly received a man of the match award.