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    From an Indian perspective

    Gavaskar's 236 vs WI - check
    Laxman's 281 vs AUS - check
    Dev's 130 odd vs SA - check
    Sehwag's 201 vs SL - check
    Dravid's 223 vs AUS - check

    Hence a good list

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Laxman's 167 at Sydney is rated too high IMO. The innings didn't achieve anything. Loss was written on the wall. Can't say if a batsman feels a lot f pressure when the outcome of the match is certain one way or the other.
    You could argue the same about Botham's innings tbh. He basically threw the stick at everything and got away with it. Both were fine knocks, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda View Post
    This is a serious request, albeit a huge ask, but any chance of naming the next 100 best innings, from 101 to 200? That would be very interesting to see, probably just as many great innings.
    Not much chance, I'm afraid The Top 100 took me at least two months to compile. It would take a shorter amount of time to do 101-200, but I am focusing on other things at the moment.


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    this is going to be amusing.


    out of curiosity, how much did his fourth innings 100 against england in chennai in a winning cause score?
    8.41. He only scored 27% of the team's runs and only 4 wkts were lost.

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    What's the rating for his 97 in this Test DoG? Good list btw.
    9.77. Thanks mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Laxman's 167 at Sydney is rated too high IMO. The innings didn't achieve anything. Loss was written on the wall. Can't say if a batsman feels a lot f pressure when the outcome of the match is certain one way or the other.
    You make a very good point. Perhaps innings in heavy losses can be multiplied by 0.95 or something like that. That would drop Laxman's innings down to 11th.

    The reverse of that would be that innings in huge wins could be muliplied by 1.25 instead of 1.30.
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    How does Gavaskar's 96 here rate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post

    9.77. Thanks mate.
    Far too low And what about Laxman's 2nd innings effort here? Should be right up there I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    How does Gavaskar's 96 here rate?
    13.41

    Quote Originally Posted by J_C View Post
    Far too low And what about Laxman's 2nd innings effort here? Should be right up there I think...
    16.94, which puts him in the top 100, at 94.

    Good work!

    There are now three Laxman innings in the top 100. WAG.

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    surely this deserves to be there?

    3rd Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Feb 9-14, 1985 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    111* in the 4th innings to chase down 278 and win by 2 wickets after walking in at 4-23 against pakistan in a match where wasim akram took 10 wickets?

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    Thanks for looking at the Gavaskar one Steve - when this exercise gets done scores of less than 100 are usually ignored so its good to see you've included them

    I'd be curious to know how Len Hutton's second innings 62* here rates

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Thanks for looking at the Gavaskar one Steve - when this exercise gets done scores of less than 100 are usually ignored so its good to see you've included them

    I'd be curious to know how Len Hutton's second innings 62* here rates
    14.86

    Quote Originally Posted by miscer View Post
    surely this deserves to be there?

    3rd Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Feb 9-14, 1985 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    111* in the 4th innings to chase down 278 and win by 2 wickets after walking in at 4-23 against pakistan in a match where wasim akram took 10 wickets?
    15.78

    The problem with this is that he got good support from a top-order batsman (Crowe). He didn't start batting with the tail (as I define it), until 180/5.

    That innings highlights one of the problems of my formula. I did not include point of entry because I deemed it to be too difficult a calculation to work out. I will think more about it.

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    Absolutely fantastic stuff DoG.

    Which players appear most often in the top 100? It looks from going over the list that it's Bradman and Lara.
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    what about Inzamam's innings of 138 against Bangers at Multan where Pak won by one wicket? Where does that rank? in case you can tell that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You could argue the same about Botham's innings tbh. He basically threw the stick at everything and got away with it. Both were fine knocks, of course.
    Still 8th greatest of all time? No way. He may himself have played 8 better knocks than that. Don't think it was even nominated in the recent "battle of test hundreds" thread.

    EDIT: Oh and India was not following on in this match (as the article says). That was Kolkata, an year later
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    what about Inzamam's innings of 138 against Bangers at Multan where Pak won by one wicket? Where does that rank? in case you can tell that
    15.90

    If it was against a non-minnow, it would be a lot higher.

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    Good to see Sehwag's innings get the appreciation it deserves.

    Dravid's 223 is too high IMO. A fine knock but against a toothless attack and not top 30 material.

    Hughes knock too low IMO, but it'd still be too low if it was at number two.

    Awesome effort DoG, really must've taken quite a bit of time.

    If you could, Could you please calculate the value for Herbie Taylor's 109 in this match.

    Also his 93 in the second innings of this game

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