Truly special No. 1
India’s one of the most reliable batsmen, VVS Laxman turns 38 today and here’s our Very Very Special tribute to the legendary Hyderabadi batsman
Period and venue: March 2001, Kolkata
Result: India won by 171 runs
Laxman's effort: 59 and 281
Australia - 445
India - 171
India - 657 for 7 dec
Australia - 212
No matter how many times we speak about this match, every time it gives cricket lovers a new and special feeling. This was a true classic in many ways. If Don Bradman's 99.94 will be a feat that will be virtually unbeatable, this one should be up there in the list of unbeatables. India followed on after being bowled out for just 171 in their first innings and then came the most special innings the game has ever seen in India. 281 in 631 minutes. You got that right. Almost 11 hours at the crease. What concentration! Importantly, India went on to win the match and also the series.
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