Best innings ever in order of merit facing spin bowling in test cricket?

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Which was the best innings ever facing spin bowling in test cricket?

  1. Sunil Gavaskar 96 at Bangalore in 1987

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  2. Salim Malik 237 at Rawalpindi v Australia in 1992

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  3. Zaheer Abbas 235 v India at Lahore in 1978-79

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  4. Alan Border 153 and 150 at Lahore in 1980

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  5. Virendra Sehwag 201 at Galle in 2008

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  6. David Gower 173 at Lahore in 1984

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  7. Younis Khan 267 at Bengaluru in 2005

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  8. Alvin Kalicharn 124 at Bangalore in 1974-75

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  9. Clive Lloyd 163 at Bangalore in 1974-75

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  10. Javed Miandad 157 at Karachi in 1978-79

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  11. Brian Lara 219 in Sri Lanka in 2001

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  12. Sachin Tendulkar 155 v Australia at Madras in 1998

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  13. Viv Richards 177 at Trinidad v India in 1975-76

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    1.Sunil Gavaskar 96 v Pakistan at Bangalore in 1987

    On the worst of broken pitches Gavaskar took defensive batting to regions of immortality.I can't conceive any batsman equalling this performance of Sunny ,who resembled a surgeon performing an operation on a patient considered incurable.Revealed concentration of a monk meditating and relentlessness of a boulder.





    2.Zaheer Abbas 235 n.o at Lahore in 1978-79 v India

    The equivalent of seeing Bradman play spin bowling.Took aura of invincibilty to heights of divinity as though he was merely giving an an exhibition and facing club level bowlers.Rarely has a batsman pierced the gap as often or with such magical touch.Batting artistry and technical skill at its zenith.Aura of invincibility of an all conquering army.




    3.Virendra Sehwag 201 at Galle in 2008


    Took domination of spin bowling on a turning track to metaphysical or unexplored regions creating impact of a dynamite exploding.Viv Richards would have found it hard to equal this effort.Scored 201 out of score of 329 single handedly carrying the brunt of the batting.





    4.Alan Border 150 and 153 n.o at Lahore in 1980


    On a turning track displayed the combative spirit of a soldier in negotiating the ball.Tenacity at a supreme zenith .






    5.Brian Lara 219 in Sri Lanka in 2001


    Championed the cause like alone crusader like few batsman ever against arguably the best spinner of all time.Batting Wizardry at it's zenith.




    6.Sachin Tendulkar 155 no.v Australia at Madras

    I have never seen Shane Warne demolished ever reminiscent of a bowler's throat being slit.On of cricket's classical exhibitions of attacking strokeplay against spin that turned the entire complexion of the game.





    7.Ian Chappell 138 at Delhi in 1969-70

    Beautifully danced down the track,exhibiting classical footwork against arguably the best spin attack of all time.Improvisation of a technician,tackling Prasanna.





    8.Alvin Kalicharan 124 at Bangalore in 1974-75

    On a turning track a true masterpiece revealing technical skill and artistry in regions of the sublime.




    9.Younis Khan 267 at Bengaluru in 2005.


    For sheer combativeness and impact a truly great innings making his team's victory prospects revolve around his batting.It was sight to behold witnessing his grinding away to take the fight to the bowlers and enable his team to claw back after every juncture when it was pressurized.





    10.Rohan Kanhai 256 at Kolkata in 1958-59

    The epitome of perfect batting blending exhilarating strokeplay with wizardry and great technical skill.




    11.David Gower 173 n.o at Lahore in 1984.

    Artistry and elegance personified tackling Abdul Qadir's wizardry with remorseless ease like a mother putting her child to sleep.




    12.Clive Lloyd 163 at Bangalore in 1974-75

    On a deteriorating track Lloyd took the bowling attack to the sword with the ferocity of a tiger,murdering his prey.
     

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