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    Best 3 Tests in a row?

    I've seen lots of stats on careers or peaks of careers, however who would have the best 3 Test streak.....a couple of allrounder contenders to start it off...

    Tony Greig, 1974, vs WI in WI

    3rd Test: 148, 6-184, 25
    4th Test: 121, 2-57
    5th Test: 19, 8-86, 1, 5-70

    so 3 Tests, 5 Inn, 314 runs @ 62.80, HS 148, 2 centuries; 21 wkts @ 18.90

    Ian Botham, vs Aus in Eng, 1981

    3rd Test: 6-95, 50, 149*, 1-14
    4th Test: 26, 1-64, 3, 5-11
    5th Test: 0, 3-28, 118, 2-86

    so 3 Tests, 6 Inn, 346 runs @ 69.20, HS 149*, 2 centuries; 18 wkts @ 16.56

    or maybe a batsman...Doug Walters vs WI in Aus, 1969

    3rd Test: 118
    4th Test: 110, 50
    5th Test: 242, 103

    so 3 Tests, 5 Inn, 623 runs @ 124.60, HS 242, 4 centuries

    ...or Mohammad Yousif vs WI in Pak, 2006

    3rd Test: 192
    4th Test: 56, 191
    5th Test: 102, 124

    so 3 Tests, 5 Inn, 665 runs @ 133.00, HS 192, 4 centuries

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    lara vs sl must be theree

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    Ponting when he hit two double-centuries against India back-to-back? Or Smith against England in 2003?

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    Off the top of my head, to match those, I can only think of Cook's run from the start of this year:

    189 vs Australia
    133 vs Sri Lanka
    96 & 106 vs Sri Lanka

    Didn't Steyn once have a series against NZ where he took 10-fers in all the matches?
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    lara vs sl must be theree
    Hadn't heard of this (WI vs SL 2001 in SL)

    1st Test: 178, 40
    2nd Test:74, 45
    3rd Test: 221, 130

    so 3 Tests, 6 Inn, 688 runs @ 114.67, HS 221, 3 centuries;

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    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Wally Hammond vs Australia in Australia

    2nd Test - 251
    3rd Test - 200, 32
    4th Test - 119*, 177

    So, 3 tests, 5 innings, 779 runs @194.75

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    Gary Sobers in Pakistan perhaps.

    52, 80
    365*
    125, 109*

    Took a few wickets too. As was the Sobers way.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Why don't you tell us which 3 Tests were best....

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman27bob View Post
    Wally Hammond vs Australia in Australia

    2nd Test - 251
    3rd Test - 200, 32
    4th Test - 119*, 177

    So, 3 tests, 5 innings, 779 runs @194.75
    That'll take some topping.

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    Chanderpaul has had a couple of ridiculous runs of form in his career but nothing like that Hammond one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    That'll take some topping.
    It's the most runs in a period of three tests.

    Gooch v India in 1991 (?) is next, and then Sobers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman27bob View Post
    Wally Hammond vs Australia in Australia

    2nd Test - 251
    3rd Test - 200, 32
    4th Test - 119*, 177

    So, 3 tests, 5 innings, 779 runs @194.75
    I was looking for Bradman's best and that beats his vs Eng 1930

    1st Test: 8, 131
    2nd Test: 254, 1
    3rd Test: 334

    so 3 Tests, 5 Inn, 728 runs @ 145.60

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic View Post
    Why don't you tell us which 3 Tests were best....
    uh cause it's bradman

    iirc davidson's first 3 tests in 60/61 were stunning with the ball, and handy enough with the bat too in the case of the tied test....

    presumably we're not gonna bother with pre WWI stuff or else Barnes and Lohman oughta have some good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    uh cause it's bradman
    lol, when I clicked on your link it was Tendulker...and Hammond has now been posted as better than Bradman over 3 Tests

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