SUNIL GAVASKAR – 172 (1986)
The great Sunil Gavaskar was on his final tour to Australia in 1986 and wanted to make it count. India managed to draw the 3-match Test series 0-0 and Gavaskar played brilliant innings in the final Test.
India scored 600/4d declared with the top three scoring centuries. Kris Srikkanth scored 116 in 117 balls, while Mohinder Amarnath scored 138 runs. However, the best hundred in the innings came from the little master himself, who scored a patient knock of 172 runs in 400 balls.
Gavaskar never gave anyone a chance and the innings was a masterclass against a formidable Australian attack of Ray Bright, Greg Matthews, Bruce Reid, and Dave Gilbert. Sunil Gavaskar played to precision and was playing support to Srikkanth in the start when he was tearing the Australian bowlers to shreds. Then, he and Amarnath ground the Aussie bowlers down in a marvelous 224-run partnership.
Australia managed to make 396 and 119/6 in their two innings and drew the match with Shivlal Yadav picking 8 wickets in the match.