Test cricket brings out the best out of every player. Recently Kusal Mendis played a brilliant innings to win Sri Lanka the test against Aussies at Pallekele. In lieu of this brilliant match winning innings we take trip down memory lane to analyse and talk about the 5 best test knocks of the last decade. Read on to relive those wonderful moments which gave you the best cricketing emotions in the last 10 years!
5.) Sachin Tendulkar – 103* v/s England, Chennai 2008
Sachin Tendulkar has definitely played better innings than this one throughout his career but this one defies many of the odds he faced at the start of his career. In this game, India chased a mammoth total of 387 in the 4th innings with Sachin playing the pivotal role.
English skipper Andrew Strauss scored a classy hundred in the first innings of the series helping England to 316 while India could only manage 241 in return. Strauss came out again, leading India by 75, and scored another hundred setting a huge target of 387 to chase on the turning Chennai wicket in a day and half. Chasing a target of 387 is not at all easy in Test cricket.
India were given a boost from Sehwag and Gambhir who had a solid 117 run opening stand. Tendulkar came in at 141-2 with Gambhir on crease with him. As soon as he came in, Tendulkar was at ease on the wicket. The spin duo of Panesar and Swann couldn’t trouble the master. Sachin played a magnificent innings spanning over than 5 hours and helped India secure the victory with his last shot.