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Arnab
October 13, 2003, 04:37 PM
Top innings since 1990

News Release Date: 13/10/2003

Matthew Hayden's 380 may have broken the records, but was it the best? Some account has to be taken of the opposition when rating an innings, which is what our ratings do, of course. The ratings also make an adjustment according to the overall level of scoring in the match, and we give a bonus for good performances in a victory.

So here are the ten innings that are rated the highest since 1990 according to our ratings. Hayden's 380 ranks fifth. Brian Lara tops the table, though it is his 213 against Australia, not his 375 against England, that gets the most credit.


TEN TOP RATED TEST INNINGS SINCE 1990 ACCORDING TO PWC:


213 Brian Lara v Australia, Kingston, 1999

281 VVS Laxman v Australia, Kolkata 2001

154* Graham Gooch v West Indies, Headingley 1991

329 Inzamam-ul-Haq v New Zealand, Lahore 2002

380 Matthew Hayden v Zimbabwe, Perth 2003

188* Saeed Anwar v India, Kolkata 1999

333 Graham Gooch v India, Lord's 1990

375 Brian Lara v England, St John's 1994

226 Gordon Greenidge v Australia, Bridgetown 1991

274* Stephen Fleming v Sri Lanka, Colombo 2003


(Three other innings by Lara, including his 153* in Bridgetown, are not far behind)

Arnab
October 13, 2003, 04:43 PM
Incidentally, I happen to know that Lara's 153* in 1999 is ranked 12th now. Since there has been quite a number of entries into top ten since then, it is safe to assume that Lara had at least three of the top 10 innings(may be more) in the nineties.

Yes. I am a Lara fan. :P

[Edited on 13-10-2003 by Arnab]

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 08:13 AM
This should be moved to the International Cricket Forum.

oracle
October 14, 2003, 08:30 AM
This is quite important news. That's why it is in forget cricket.:P:P:P:P:P:P

Arnab
October 14, 2003, 09:46 AM
Well I was high on some pretty fine sensimilla...that's the only thing I can think of.

paco
October 14, 2003, 03:55 PM
They forgot Naimur Rahman's innings against West Indies

Naimur Rahman n/o 5 22 11 1 0