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    5 Greatest Test matches of the Decade

    What do you think the 5 greatest test matches from 1995-2006 are?
    Throw all your suggestions at me and we will, on vote, make a cricket web top 5.

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    The Laxman Test, Eden Gardens 2001
    Edgbaston 2005

    For starters, pretty obvious choices.
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    Edgbaston 05 also

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    Edgbaston and Eden Gardens top it for me as well.

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    The Laxman Test, Eden Gardens 2001
    Edgbaston 2005

    For starters, pretty obvious choices.
    Yeah those were the two immediate ones I thought of and no other matches come close for me. I'm convinced for a match to be a classic these days, you almost need to beat the Aussies just to make it sweeter.

    I don't know if it happened in 2000 or 1999 but there was an awesome test match between Australia and Pakistan where Australia were chasing around 360 on a terrible pitch for batting, absolutely terrible, and they faced a young Akhtar and a liony Wasim and a still dangeros Yunis and still did it! Incredible match. That would probably make my top five if I knew when it happened.

    The third test in the Ashes would probably make my list as well. Everybody thought it was a must win game, and it was just like Edgbaston with the crowds with their faces in their hands etc. Awesome drama. The incredible sense that with over 30 overs to go Australia couldn't hold on with three wickets. Ponting played probably the best innings this decade after Laxman's near triple century. He batted for the tail and the ball was going everywhere. Tough pitch and the ball going everywhere, batting with the tail... basicly everything that makes a classic performance.

    Dunno what the 5th test would be on my list. But those four are the best I've seen this century.

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    The Test where Lara got 153* against Australia and won it for WI by 1 wicket. Forget when or where it was.

    EDIT: BlackCapFan beat me to it.
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    Nope that Pakistan test was in 1999.

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    #1 : India vs Australia, Kolkata, 2001
    #2 : India vs Pakistan, Chennai, 1999
    #3 : West Indies vs Australia, Barbados, 1999
    #4 : West Indies vs England, PoS, 1998
    #5 : England vs Australia, Edsbagston, 2005

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    Just about any match that Australia lost should be taken into consideration.
    Over the past decade, defeating Australia has usually meant a truly special, extraordinary exhibition.

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    That Lara game was in 1999. I remember because people were writing the Aussies off going into the 1999 World Cup and laughed harder in the early stages of that world cup.

    I don't mean to go off topic, but for the record that match would be an easy top five pick from the 90s.

    1. West Indies vs. Australia - Adelaide 1992/93
    2. West Indies vs. Australia - The two tests the WI won in 1999
    4. Australia vs. Pakistan - Hobart 1999/2000

    Dunno what else there'd be.

    Why can't I think of anything outside what the Ozzo's have done. I can't believe I don't recall something South Africa did in the 90s. They were my love.

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    The Curious Case of the Test in the Night-Time, Eng v Pak Karachi 2000 might be a possibilty (a biased pick perhaps).

    In fact no, a great innings from Thorpe and very odd conditions but doesn't compare with those mentioned really.
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    Glad someone mentioned the Chennai classic between Pakistan and India. Top stuff CC.

    I'd have in no particular order:
    Eden Gardens 2001
    Edgebaston 2005
    Barbados 99
    Chennai 99
    Hobart 99 or Old Trafford 2005
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    Could my Indian brother C_C remind why the England v. West Indies test from 1998 was so special?

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