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Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Munna, Jul 22, 2020.
Frankly the match setting plays a very very important role. Innings in finals and semi finals will often trump normal innings in ODI since the pressure is exponentially greater. It must be mentioned that the pressure is made ten times worse ( from its exponential stage) when the opponent is your arch rival from whom you have been losing for sometime in the tournaments. An innings there and then in the Final of the last ever tournament trumps simply based on its novelty factor alone. The rarity and sheer existence of such can stand on equal, or perhaps greater, footing against many pressure knocks.
I would say somewhere between Fakhar and Inzi. The pressure knock of Inzi at a semi final when all was going wrong and Imran was holding the end and struggling and Inzi just exploded in an era where explosions didnt happen and at the other end we have the final against India, a team strong and powerful and dominant and had a history of beating us in tournaments and there to play a match winning century and it was the difference. India never recovered.
Imran Khan World Cup final innings was the best innings ever played by a Pakistani.
Saeed Anwar 194 against India
Shahid Afridi 100 off 36 deliveries
Inzamam 62 off 36 deliveries in World Cup 92 Semi Final against India
Razzaq 100 against South Africa
Inzamam 60 odd against India in 2005 odi series in India chasing 300+ for the 1st time in our cricket history.
7. Shoaib Malik 100 vs India Champions Trophy 2009
8. Mohd Yousuf 88 vs India Champions Trophy 2009
9. Fakhar Zaman 100 vs India Champions Trophy 2017
10. Misbah's several crisis innings batting from one end with entire batting revolving around him.
Context is important.
Id say Inzi v NZ at 1 as its a WC SF
Babar at 2 as that pitch was tough to bat on and it was a must win WC game
Saeed 194 (the original ODI vest score, against india, back when batting/cricket was actually tough) AND Fakhar 114 (final against the arch enemy but not clear third as he was out off a no ball/lucky) joint 3.
Imran Khan ki 92 final ki innings ke barabar koi innings aaj tak nahi kheli gayee. Only Sachin's 136 in Chennai Test in losing cause against Pakistan comes close to that innings.
Javed Miandad's World Cup final innings is the joint 2nd best innings played by a Pakistani alongwith Saeed Anwars 194 against India. Its not how many runs u get that matter. Its about the situation u get those runs in.
Razzaq against SA.
Fakhar Zaman vs India, against arguably one of their best bowling attacks in history.
It won us a trophy
For me, in terms of importance... its that of Fakhar Zaman against India.
But that innings of Razzaq against SA was almost unbelievable.
@Shahzad.Firdous bhai saab... stick to the topic and only tell us which is the best innings. Not list down here your top 50 favorites. Thanks a lot!
Best innings Imran Khan's 70 in World Cup 92 Final against England batting at Number 3.
Great. It was that simple. See the thread looks better now
That innings should have gotten a Man of the Final award. Wasim Akram should have gotten Bowler of the match award instead of Man of the match award.
Saleem Malik's 72 of 36 against India in
This sorta run rate was unheard of in
, it was simply unimaginable. Even Imran Khan had given up on winning this game.
We were in India's backyard and we smacked them at home from a position that was a total loss.
Those who saw this game live, can only know the excitement and joy it brought. This innings was something else.
No one, absolutely NO ONE thought Pak could win from there.
That innings should've been in the poll.
I remember Pak needed something like 13rpo at one stage. Malik played a blinder to win it in that era.
Razzaq vs South Africa easily, nothing else comes close.
interesting, never heard of it. did u watch it live in the stadium?
Razzaq v SA. He simply won the game single handedly from jaws of defeat.
It was in Kolkata lol at Live.
Its a tough one to be honest. Why are people forgetting Miandad's sharjah 6 innings?
Has to be Inzamam against NZ in World Cup Semi. Just way ahead of it's time and lead to us winning the World Cup.
My Top Ten:
Inzamam - '92 Semi
Imran Khan - '92 Final
Javed - '92 Final
Zaman - 2017 Final v India
Javed - '86 Sharjah Cup
Wasim - '92 Final
Inzamam - '92 Final
Afridi - 2014 Asia Cup v India
Salim Malik - '87 in Chennai v India
Afridi - Record breaking innings vs SL in '96
I agree that deserves a mention.