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Battle of the Test Innings (post-90s)


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As I was discussing in 'the great knocks' thread, there should be enough great innings in this decade to make a battle. I wasn't around for the last BOTI, so yeah.

Would appreciate it if people started nominating (and seconding) as I have to go grocery shopping now. :ph34r:


Kamran Akmal 113 against India at Karachi
Ricky Ponting 156 against England at Old Trafford
VVS Laxman 281 against Australia at Kolkata
Kamran Akmal 109 against India at Mohali


International Captain
Kevin Pietersen 158 v Australia at the Oval, 2005
Adam Gilchrist 204* v South Africa at Jo'burg 2001-02
Brian Lara 226 v Australia at Adelaide, 2005-06


Casually kills my thread :p

Hussey's 122 vs South Africa 2005/06 MCG
Chanderpaul 116* vs England 2007 OT


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Adam Gilchrist vs England @ Perth 2006/7
Pontings 190-odd vs England @ Brisbane 2006/7


Gooch's 154* (out of 252) v the Windies (including Marshall, Ambrose & Walsh) @ Headingley in 1991.

Atherton's 185* v SA in Joburg in 1995/6.


International Captain
Gooch's 154* (out of 252) v the Windies (including Marshall, Ambrose & Walsh) @ Headingley in 1991.

Atherton's 185* v SA in Joburg in 1995/6.
Both great innings, but I'm not sure if they qualify ... I took 'post-90s' to mean after 1999.

But we can let the thread originator decide.


Y no Afghanistan flag
Stephen Fleming 274* v Sri Lanka Colombo 2003
Mohammed Asharful 158* v India 2004
Jason Gillespie 201 v Bangladesh 2006


International Regular
From BCL alone:

277 vs Aust. Sydney 1993
375 vs Eng. ARG 1994
213 vs Aust. Sabina Park 1999
153* vs Aust. Kensington Oval 1999
221 & 130 vs SRL 2001
400* vs Eng. ARG 2004
196 vs RSA 2005
176 vs RSA 2005
226 vs Aust. 2005
216 vs PAK 2007 ?

Magrat Garlick

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In non-centuries...

Flintoff 73 vs Australia 2005
Maybe not quite technically sound, but I'd still like a draw-saving innings: Vaas 50 vs England 2006

Jayawardene 374 vs South Africa 2006 (you can say bucketloads about the pitch, but if Hayden's 380 is in...)

Sangakkara 232 vs South Africa 2004

Chanderpaul 104 vs Australia 2002-03

Fleming 262 vs South Africa 2005-06

Nearly forgot Trescothick 219 vs South Africa 2003

And I suppose G Smith 277 vs England, Edgbaston 2003 deserves a mention. His 259 from the same series does too, unless you work by first chance averages. ;)