Great Indian Innings of Iconic Character

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 Kapil Dev during his innings of 175 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983 during the World Cup. When he walked in to bat India’s scoreboard read 9-4 and soon became 17-5). Kapil proceeded to pound 175 off 138 balls with 16 fours and six sixes, establishing a new record score for ODIs.India’s qualification to the semi-final was on the line when they facedZimbabwe. Revitalised by Kapil’s feat and their victory in this match,Indiawent on to stun West Indies in the final.


Manoj Prabhakar pats Sachin Tendulkar at the end of the Manchester Test match against England on August 11, 1990. The two Indians’ rearguard action saved India the Test with Tendulkar making an unbeaten 119 – his first Test hundred. Tendulkar, 17, thus became the youngest Indian to score a Test hundred, and would go on to claim most batting records in international cricket.


India’s Yuvraj Singh hits the sixth six of an over from England Stuart Broad on September 19 2007 at Kingsmead, Durbanduring a World T20 match. Yuvraj became just the fourth batsman in history to hit six consecutive sixes in an over in senior cricket. Minutes before this incident, Andrew Flintoff had sledged Yuvraj about his ordinary form, prompting this angry outburst on Broad.

One must not, of course, forget what VVS Lakshman and Rahul Dravid achieved in that famous Test Match at Eden Gardens –surely this feat in a Test arena overwhlems other feats in ODI circumtstances. Michael Roberts

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