Team India is one of the strongest in international arena, although it does not have too many World Cups onto its name. Every team has their best players and also the best opponents. India has been exceptionally well with every top international team and there are only a handful players who has impressive success against India in batting.
The best single-handed scores against India in Test format are from Brendon McCullum, Graham Gooch, Sanath Jayasuriya and Micheal Clarke. They are ones to smash Test Triple centuries against the Team. Graham Gooch was the first batsmen to reach the feat. It was back in 1990, in the first test of the series between India and England. Gooch scored 333 as the opening batsman as well as the captain in the first inning. England won the match by a massive 247 runs.
McCullum plundered the triple century in the second test of the bilateral series in 2014. He scored an impervious 302 in the second inning of the Wellington Test, playing as the skipper of the team. The stretch has 34 fours and 4 sixes bolstering the innings total to 680. The match was draw. Sanath Jayasuriya’s strike of 340 runs came up in 1997 at the Colombo Test. Michael Clarke remained unbeaten with the score of 329 in the Sydney test in 2011-12 tour of India.
In ODI, the best runs are from Saeed Anwar and Sanath Jayasuriya. In the sixth match of Pepsi Independence Cup 1997, Saeed Anwar smashed 194 runs as the opener in Chennai. Pakistan won the match by 35 runs. He scored at the strike rate of 132.87. Rahul Dravid smashed 107 in the chase, but it was not enough to win the match for India. Sanath Jayasuriya scored 189 in 2001-01 Coca-Cola Champions Trophy against India, hauling Sri Lanka’s score to 299. In reply, India chased down to 54, its batting lineup exhausted by 26.3.
Shane Watson, the Australian striker has the best T20 score against India. The player smashed 124 in the Sydney match in 2015-16 season. The player remained unbeaten in the match hauling the Asutralia’s score to 197. However, his bowling counterparts could not defend the score resulting a 7 wicket win for India. India’s chase at half centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli backed with an unbeaten 49 from Suresh Raina.
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