There are so much great innings played by some of greatest player of cricket. But because of demand of situation, beauty and skill these are the Top 10 Test Innings of all time. We hope these Top 10 Test Innings of all time are going to be popular to the cricket lovers. Let’s have a look.
1. Sir Don Bradman: Sir Bradman is the most respectable name in the cricket. In 1936-37 seasons he played a wonderful innings against England. The situation was so critical. Australia was 97 for 5 when Sir Bradman went out to bat in second innings. Because of his 270 runs Australia won by 365 runs. So it is the 1st position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time.
2. Brian Lara: Brian Lara is one of the greatest batsmen in modern cricket. In 1998-99 West Indies won against Australia at Bridgeton and the turning point was Lara’s innings. In second innings the target was 308 for West Indies. Lara played an innings of 153 runs. This wonderful innings is in the 2nd position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time.
3. Graham Gooch: In spite of having an innings of 333 runs the 154 runs against West Indies is selected for Top 10 Test Innings of all time because its situation. England was in a deadly position. The West Indies blowers like Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall and Courtney Walsh was throwing shells. In that situation Graham Gooch scored over 60% of England’s runs.
4. Ian Botham: Sir Ian Botham was the Great English all rounder. His innings is in the 4th position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time. Sir Botham played an innings of 149 runs against Australia. In second innings England was behind 92 and only three wickets left. In that situation he turned the match.
5. Don Bradman: In the 5th position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time once again Sir Bradman. He played a 299* runs match winning innings against South Africa in 1931-32 seasons at Adelaide. He dominated every partnership and scored 58% of Australia’s total. It is one of the best innings in cricket.
6. VVS Laxman: In the 6th position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time is Indian test great VVS Laxman’s innings. This innings was also played against Australia at Calcutta in 2000-01. Australia made a record by winning their previous 16 tests and they were in a great form. But lax man’s innings made them feel of lose. The innings was 281 runs.
7. Clem Hill: Clem Hill scored 188 for Australia against England at Melbourne in 1897-98. Australia was 57for 6 against some mighty fast bowling tom Richardson and JT Hearne. Then the left handed batman Clem Hill came to bat. It is in the 6th position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time.
8. Azhar Mahmood: Azhar Mahmood had scored an innings of 132 against South Africa at Durban in 1997-98. The condition was not so simple. Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock was leading the pace attack supported by Fanie de Villiers and Lance Klusener. Pakistan was 89 for 5 and then the 22 years old all-rounder came to bat. He made the 90% of Pakistan’s last 106 runs. This innings is in the 8th position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time.
9. Kim Hughes: In the year of 1981-82 Kim Hughes played this beautiful innings when he resigned as captain of Australia. He was one of the most talented batsmen of his generation. He played this innings against West Indies. Because of his 100 runs Australia won the match. This innings is in the 9th position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time.
10. Brian Lara: This innings of Brian Lara was really extraordinary. In the year of 1993-94 he made this innings against England and it was the highest test score in that time. The innings of Lara was against a bowling attack including Angus Fraser, Andy Caddick and Phil Tufnell equivalent of two days without giving chance. This is in the 10th position of these Top 10 Test Innings of all time.