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    Battle of the post-1980 Test Hundreds

    Right, work with me here.

    As there has been a fair amount of discussion following the Top Test Knocks of All Time thread, we are going to kick this off.

    I haven't run a battle before, so if you want to have a bitch about it, I really don't give a ****.

    Five noms each. Unlimited seconds. I'm hoping we can get a number of noms that will allow me to run either two or four battles per day.

    When you nominate, please include a link to the cricinfo scorecard for the match in question. Noms received without the link will not be accepted.

    Once the winner is decided, depending on the level of interest, I'll then run a pre-1980 test knocks battle and then have a final between that winner and this one. I realise every test pre-1980 sounds ridiculous, but there have been so many tests played since 1980 the difference probably isn't that great. Besides, 1980 seems a reasonable cut off point to start here - post-WSC and there are a few of us who saw a lot of the knocks which will come into play.

    Battles will run 24 hours, and for 48 hours over weekends, because I generally cbf then.

    If the number of participants is low, I'll open it up to unlimited noms.

    Get on board.


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    Reckon you just automatically add all the obvious ones tbh, like Laxman's 281, Ponting's 156 etc.
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    yeah.. cricinfo is dying for me here. but I nominate Lara's 153 and Sehwag's 201
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    Gooch 154, Hughes 100*, Laxman 281, all the usual suspects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
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    lol JK
    Everyone knows the century he scored in the next test was better!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
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    lol JK
    I'll include it as a nom tbh, I intend to do that with all those I can think of which broke records. Hence Viv's fastest despite that England attack being like most England attacks between 1981-2005 - ********.


    Edit: oh, and I should of course nominate Sachin.

    Not one innings, just him. I think it's the right thing to do.
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    Astle and GIlly's 200's then. Someone can find the scorecards.

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    Gilly's 149* was supreme, beter bowling attack he faced, incredible batting in that match situation, flawless knock, in the 4th innings. GOLD STUFF. The 204* was great, but tired bowling attack, they were gone by the end of day one, just been hammered too much that whole summer.

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    Andy Flower 199* v South Africa, 2001

    Andy Flower 232* v India, 2000

    Michael Vaughan 177 v Australia, 2002-03

    Ricky Ponting 156 v England, 2005

    Nasser Hussain 206 v Australia, 1997
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    How good a bowlilng line up this would be? It will give us solid batting depth as well..

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    rahul dravid's 233 in melbourne 2003-04
    azhar mehmood's 108 (?) against SA in the late 90s
    rasvi shastri's 110 vs WI in 1988-89 in Barbados

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Sunny's hundred in Delhi; not Chennai

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