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    His top five

    Simple thread. Pick any batsman you like/hate and list his top five performances. I'll start with one of my personal favorites

    Brian Lara

    1. 153* vs Aus Bridgetown
    2. 213 vs Aus Kingston
    3. 277 vs Aus Sydney
    4. 221 vs SL Colombo
    5. 400* vs Eng St John's
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    Brian Lara

    1.277 vs Aus
    2.153* vs Aus
    3.213 vs Aus
    4.176 vs SA
    5.226 vs Aus

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    How about each poster nominates the next batsman that the next poster has to come up with five performances for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    How about each poster nominates the next batsman that the next poster has to come up with five performances for?
    Chris Martin.

    Edit: I'm actually curious now what The Phantom's greatest innings is according to DoG's formula.
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    Steyn:
    1)5/87 and 5/67, and 76 runs at Melbourne 2008

    2) 7/51 at Nagpur 2010

    3) 9/99 at Galle 2014

    4) 6/8 vs Pakistan

    5) 5/75 vs India Capetown 2011
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    @ OS Only consider batting.

    @spark nah basically let anyone pick anyone they like. Nice idea but won't work specially with NZ guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    @ OS Only consider batting.
    You don't tell me what to do. Bowlers don't get enough attention as it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    @spark nah basically let anyone pick anyone they like. Nice idea but won't work specially with NZ guys
    Heh this is true though. We'd just have 10 pages of Williamson, Taylor and Crowe innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Heh this is true though. We'd just have 10 pages of Williamson, Taylor and Crowe innings.
    I'm ok with those guys but once they start to bring up blokes i never heard of, i could get bored

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    Tendulkar fan boy

    136 Chennai vs Pak --- Great attack. Great crowd too. Only SRT stood tall.
    122 Birmingham vs Eng -- Tough pitch . Only SRT stood tall
    116 Melbourne vs Aus . Great attack. Only SRT stood tall.
    176 Kolkata vs WI . So many beautiful shots. Text book and attacking. Surprisingly a longer video is not available anywhere. Remember India were in a spot of bother and you know who rescued India again. Laxman played well too.
    111* Centurion vs SA. Good attack. Again only the great man stood tall.

    Never went on to score big and India hardly played test matches in the 90s when SRT was at his absolute best. Big regrets. Sorry for the rant.

    Can i add more?
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    Laxman

    281 v. Australia - Kolkota (2001) - The greatest test innings of all time.

    167 v. Australia - Sydney (2000) - 167 (198) out of a total of 261 opening the batting, the next highest score for India in the match was Ganguly at 25.

    96 v. South Africa - Durban (2010) - 96/228, the next highest score across all 4 innings was 39, Laxman also made 38 in the first innings.

    73 v. Australia - Mohali (2010) - 73 (79), was not supposed to bat due to a back injury in a chase of 216, came in to bat at No. 7 at 5-76, 124-8 and India were all but dead and paying 27 to win with the bookies, ended up getting the job done at nine down and in visible pain about his back. The scorecard is crazy enough but you had watch it live to realize how incredible the chase was. Probably my most surreal cricketing memory.

    69 v. Australia - Mumbai (2004) - out of 2015, Looked incredibly solid on the worst test cricket pitch I've seen in my life. Highest score across all 4 innings.
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    Tim Bresnan

    5) 20* vs South Africa - the Oval, 2012

    A day in which Tim remained UNDEFEATED - while all about him lost their heads, if anyone else had batted with some of Brezza's good old fashioned nous England may well have save this match, putting themselves in a good position to come back strongly in a series win. In the end, England's tail folded for a combined 11 runs, thus robbing him of the deserved accolades.

    4) 39* vs West Indies - Trent Bridge 2012

    Along with long-time partner in crime Stuart Broad, Bresnan wrested the lead and advantage back from a positive West Indies side in Nottingham. Coming in with England still 34 behind in the the first innings, he not only reversed that situation but went on to take a match and series winning 4-37 with the ball.

    3) 45 vs Australia - Chester-le-Street, 2013

    When last specialist batsman Bairstow was dismissed near the end of day three, Bresnan was promoted to #7 in the fading light because a god damn job needed doing, that's why. England only had a lead of 189 in the second innings, so Tim kept his powder dry until the fourth morning, when he sent England into yet another match and series winning lead with a series of lusty blows.

    2) 90 vs India - Trent Bridge 2011

    Taking 5-48 on Yorkshire Day might be enough for some, more selfish, seamers, but Tim T Bresnan is not an ordinary man. Facing down the world's no.1 team he made 90 off just 118 balls, on a pitch where both sides were bowled out for less than 230.

    1) 91 vs Bangladesh, Mirpur 2010

    Your team is away from home. You've conceded 419 in the first innings on a pitch expected to take turn - the opposition have no less than four spinners in their lineup just waiting for you to try and bat in the fourth innings. The runs need to come now - but the wicketkeeper's already out and you've barely made it past 250. One of the bowlers, somewhere, somehow, has got to step up.

    Enter The Bres. Narrowly missing out on a deserved Test century - he wouldn't be such a show off - he did what he does best, getting England into a matchwinning situation and delivering the series.
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    Daryll Cullinan

    114* vs Sri Lanka at Galle
    94 vs England at the Oval
    122* vs India at the Wanderers
    102 vs SL at Colombo
    275 vs NZ at Eden Park
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    That 122 felt like an epic knock to me at that time.. Remember Dravid dng well that test too.
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