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    Best match winning innings you have seen?

    Laxman's 281, vs Australia
    It could probably be seen as a match saving innings but from this magnificent inning, Laxman (with the help of Dravid) did put us in a position where we had a chance to win the match and the rest was just history. Laxman's innings was characterized by his audacious wrist work and timing. Of course I was only about 7 at the time when the match was played and probably didn't appreciate how significant his innings really was, but it really was one of the greatest moments if not the greatest moment in world cricket in the eyes of an Indian.

    So share some of the greatest match winning innings that you have been able to witness!

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    Ooooo no.

    Batsmen can't win matches they can only draw them blah blah ****ing blah. It's all about bowlers blah blah ****ing blah. Batsmen can only react to things blah blah ****ing blah.

    Sorry mate, not slagging you at all and welcome aboard. I'm just innoculating you to the inevitable responses you'll get.

    You will know them when you see them.

    And fwiw, I agree with you - very hard to go past Laxman's innings. It was superb.
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    Lara at Bridgetwon in 99 vs Aus my fav innings ever

    As for a match winning performace in any role hard to look past after Kamran Akmal at Sydney.

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    My personal favourite will always be Freddie's second innings knock at Edgbaston in 2005, I wouldn't call it the 'best' though, but it's the one that stands out for me

    Overall Laxman's is indeed hard to go past. Lara's 153* (I think, cbf to look it up) against Australia must be up there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    As for a match winning performace in any role hard to look past after Kamran Akmal at Sydney.

    Very true.

    A few of Bevan's innings would be good shouts for ODIs.

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    Graham Gooch's remarkable 154* against the WIndies at Leeds in 1991

    ........... for which of course Goughy must take some credit

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    Lara's 153*


    followed very very closely by Laxman's 281... Hard to split between them.. But I tend to put Lara higher simply because he did with Ambrose and Walsh while Laxman had Dravid.
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    In recent times, Sehwag's 83 v England in the fourth innings, December 08.
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    There's one of Gilchrist's against Pakistan, back in one of his first matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    In recent times, Sehwag's 83 v England in the fourth innings, December 08.
    Smith's 158* at Edgbaston was miles better tbf.
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    Yes, Smith's was a good one for sure. But give me Sehwag over Smith from a spectator's point of view anyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Lara at Bridgetwon in 99 vs Aus my fav innings ever

    As for a match winning performace in any role hard to look past after Kamran Akmal at Sydney.

    After Laxman's knock, the best innings in my opinion is Kamran Akmal's innings in that test match at Pakistan where Pathan got a first over hattrick. Rescued Pakistan who were 39/6 at one stage and helped them post a decent first innings total which helped them win in the end.

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    De Grooth's 49 against England at Lord's.
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    Apart from those mentioned (Lara 153*, Gooch 154*, Laxman), Botham at Leeds and Manchester in 1981. True, he had to rely on others to finish the job but so did both Gooch and Laxman.

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