Sachin Tendulkar, 1998
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Result: Australia won by 26 runs
The champion within Tendulkar always saved the best for the toughest of opponents. His magical back-to-back hundreds against Australia are certainly some of the greatest innings of his ODI career. More than just the number of runs he scored; it was all about the pleasure of watching the world's greatest batsman at the peak of his powers, effortlessly thrashing the likes of Fleming, Kasprowicz and Warne all along the ground. The first one came in a game where India's place in the Coca-Cola Cup final against Australia was at stake. The stiff asking rate and a sand storm didn't do much to waver to Sachin's resolve. Tendulkar scored 143, his highest individual score then and singlehandedly dragged India through to the final.