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    Battle of the Test Innings

    Considering that we've battled to death everything else possible, this is the only logical choice.

    I hope to have 64 innings to fight to the death.

    Some I've already thought of:

    VVS Laxman 281 v Australia, 2001
    Garry Sobers 254 v Australia, 1971
    Ian Botham 149* v Australia, 1981
    Rahul Dravid 233 v Australia, 2003
    Len Hutton 364 v Australia, 1938
    Brian Lara 277 v Australia, 1992
    Brian Lara 153* v Australia, 1999
    Mark Butcher 173* v Australia, 2001
    Graeme Pollock 274* v Austrlaia, 1969
    Mark Taylor 144 v West Indies, 1991
    Graham Gooch 154* v West Indies, 1990
    Hanif Mohammad 337 v West Indies, 1957
    Steve Waugh 200 v West Indies, 1995
    Kim Hughes 100 v West Indies, 1981
    Sunil Gavaskar 221 v England, 1979
    Nathan Astle 222 v England, 2002
    Viv Richards 117 v England, 1984
    Don Bradman 334 v England, 1930
    Don Bradman 270 v England, 1936
    Brian Lara 375 v England, 1994
    Brian Lara 400* v England, 2004
    Ricky Ponting 156 v England, 2005
    Greg Chappell 131 v England, 1972
    Stan McCabe 187* v England, 1932
    Stan McCabe 232 v England, 1938
    Sachin Tendulkar 136 v Pakistan, 1999
    Garry Sobers 365* v Pakistan, 1957
    Sunil Gavaskar 96 v Pakistan, 1987
    Adam Gilchrist 149* v Pakistan, 1999
    Mark Waugh 116* v South Africa, 1997
    Azhar Mahmood 132 v South Africa, 1997
    Adam Gilchrist 122* v India, 2001
    Dean Jones 210 v India, 1986


    Other contributions would be most welcome.
    Last edited by LongHopCassidy; 20-01-2006 at 10:48 PM.
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    Nathan Astle's 222, Christchurch 2002.

    And possibly Crowe's 299, Wellington 1990/91.
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    Brian Lara 277* v Australia, 1992
    Errr, Lara was run-out by a Damien Martyn/Ian Healy combo in that knock......

    Speaking of which, this is the best I've seen. Could not have imagined batting being any better when I was watching it.

    As far as back-to-the-wall knocks go, I didn't see Steve Waugh's 200 so I can't rate it but I thought Rick Ponting's 156 gave his some serious kool points.
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    Steve Waugh's 63* on that horror pitch in the test before the 200.

    Allan Border's 100* to save the match in the West Indies in 1984. (the first innings 98 wasn't bad either)

    Azhar Mahmood's 132 against South Africa in 97

    Sunil Gavaskar's fourth innings 221 against England in 1979

    Mark Taylor's 144 in the West Indies in 90/91

    And definately Mark Waugh's 116 against South Africa in the fourth innings in 97/98
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    Glenn McGrath's 61

    The only one of those I saw and remember was Ponting's 156, and that was great
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Mark Taylor's 144 in the West Indies in 90/91
    That wasn't a bad knock (I know; I watched it) but it was in a dead-rubber Test on a road of a deck........

    There was a far better knock in that series, in fact; Ritchie RIchardsons's 182 at Georgetown.

    http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1...28MAR1991.html

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    apat from the ones already mentioned:

    Few innings from Tendulkar:

    1. 114 at Perth.
    2. 169 at Cape Town
    3. 116 at MCG


    Viv :

    1. 120* at Multan
    2. 123 at PoS
    3. 177 at Pos

    Sobers:

    1. 168 at Sidney
    2. 147 at Sabina

    Kanhai:

    1. 110 at PoS
    2. 121 at PoS


    Will add more later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    That wasn't a bad knock (I know; I watched it) but it was in a dead-rubber Test on a road of a deck........

    There was a far better knock in that series, in fact; Ritchie RIchardsons's 182 at Georgetown.

    http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1...28MAR1991.html
    It was in a team score of 265, against a lethal bowling attack, in the third innings... and it led Australia to a victory. I don't know if it was a road or not, but if it was none of the other batsmen managed to cash in.

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    Bert Sutcliffe's 80 in the boxing day massacre 1953

    http://nz.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/19...29DEC1953.html

    Read the bit down the bottom. Doesn't do justice to the story but still gives you an idea of the guts and pride the New Zealand team had. One of the most inspirational stories I have ever read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    apat from the ones already mentioned:

    Few innings from Tendulkar:

    1. 114 at Perth.
    2. 169 at Cape Town
    3. 116 at MCG


    Viv :

    1. 120* at Multan
    2. 123 at PoS
    3. 177 at Pos

    Sobers:

    1. 168 at Sidney
    2. 147 at Sabina

    Kanhai:

    1. 110 at PoS
    2. 121 at PoS


    Will add more later.
    Can you add where and who against they were achieved? Thanks in advance.
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    Brian Lara's 196 against South Africa last year is one of the best innings he's played.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    It's a farce that Andrew Flintoff's 73 at Edgbaston isn't there. There's also an argument for Sehwag's Melbourne 195 (I think that's the innings I'm thinking of...).

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    Updated list:

    VVS Laxman 281 v Australia, 2001
    Garry Sobers 254 v Australia, 1971
    Garry Sobers 132 v Australia, 1960
    Garry Sobers 168 v Australia, 1960
    Ian Botham 149* v Australia, 1981
    Rahul Dravid 233 v Australia, 2003
    Len Hutton 364 v Australia, 1938
    Brian Lara 277 v Australia, 1992
    Brian Lara 153* v Australia, 1999
    Mark Butcher 173* v Australia, 2001
    Andrew Flintoff 73 v Australia, 2005
    Mark Greatbatch 146* v Australia, 1989
    Rohan Kanhai 121 v Australia, 1964
    Graeme Pollock 274* v Australia, 1969
    Sachin Tendulkar 114 v Australia, 1991
    Sachin Tendulkar 116 v Australia, 1998
    Allan Border 98* and 100* v West Indies, 1984
    Mark Taylor 144 v West Indies, 1991
    Graham Gooch 154* v West Indies, 1991
    Hanif Mohammad 337 v West Indies, 1957
    Steve Waugh 63* v West Indies, 1995
    Steve Waugh 200 v West Indies, 1995
    Kim Hughes 100 v West Indies, 1981
    Charles Bannerman 165 v England, 1877
    Sunil Gavaskar 221 v England, 1979
    Michael Slater 123 v England, 1999
    Sachin Tendulkar 122 v England, 1996
    Nathan Astle 222 v England, 2002
    Viv Richards 117 v England, 1984
    Don Bradman 334 v England, 1930
    Don Bradman 270 v England, 1936
    Brian Lara 375 v England, 1994
    Brian Lara 400* v England, 2004
    Garry Sobers 147 v England, 1959
    Ricky Ponting 156 v England, 2005
    Rohan Kanhai 110 v England, 1959
    Greg Chappell 131 v England, 1972
    Stan McCabe 187* v England, 1932
    Stan McCabe 232 v England, 1938
    Viv Richards, 120* v Pakistan, 1980
    Viv Richards, 123 v Pakistan, 1987
    Sachin Tendulkar 136 v Pakistan, 1999
    Garry Sobers 365* v Pakistan, 1957
    Sunil Gavaskar 96 v Pakistan, 1987
    Adam Gilchrist 149* v Pakistan, 1999
    Sachin Tendulkar 169 v South Africa, 1997
    Bert Sutcliffe 80* v South Africa, 1953
    Brian Lara 196 v South Africa, 2005
    Mark Waugh 116* v South Africa, 1997
    Azhar Mahmood 132 v South Africa, 1997
    Shahid Afridi 141 v India, 1999
    Adam Gilchrist 122* v India, 2001
    Viv Richards 177 v India, 1976
    Dean Jones 210 v India, 1986
    Graham Gooch 333 v India, 1990
    Last edited by LongHopCassidy; 21-01-2006 at 02:52 AM.

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    I think you should leave it open for a day or so, so all members can have a chance to add input.

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