Ok.. correction . 189 came against Eng in '84. I was thinking about his WC'79 score of 138 against England ( 60 over match ). His 181 vs SL ( my fav ) came at his usual no.4 spot. SL attack wasn't the best at those times, considering DeMel, Ratnaiyake, Arunasiri were just avg. The reason i liked Viv because in those days, such high scores were abnormal, yet he had a few 180's to his name. If he played in this era, he would have broken the 200 mark. Anyway, no point comparing Viv and Sachin. Both are legends of the game. Sachin has the mountain of stats backing him. But, Viv's average of 48 in ODI's in that era is nothing short of spectacular.
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