6. 148 v Australia, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, 2003:

The match is often remembered for Rahul Dravid’s 233 and 72 not out in the second innings, and then Agarkar’s 6-42 in the second innings, but no one can ignore Laxman’s 148 in the first innings. Laxman came out to bat at 85/4 in reply to Australia’s 556. The Kolkata knock was an exhibition on how to play on turning tracks, his 209-ball hundred was a lesson on how to caress the ball through the offside. The Aussies targeted Laxman outside offstump but the languid strokeplayer had an answer on each occasion; of his 18 boundaries, 13 were placed through the offside.

Laxman clebrates after scoring a century at Adeliade oval against Australia


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