RAVI SHASTRI- 206 (1992)
The third Test of the five-match series between Australia and India was played at the SCG and was the only Test of the series that India managed to draw, as they lost the series 4-0.
The saving grace of this Test match was Ravi Shastri’s brilliant double century and his partnership with a then 18-year-old Sachin Tendulkar.
Australia batted first and scored 313 runs with David Boon making 129. India replied with epic innings total of 483 runs with Ravi Shastri frustrating the Australian bowling lineup with 206 off 477 balls with 17 fours and 2 sixes.
This Australian bowling attack also featured Shane Warne in his Test debut and Shastri took a liking to Warne, hitting him all over the park. In the end, Warne dismissed Shastri to claim his first Test victim, but it came at the price of 150 runs in 45 overs.
This was one of the last best innings from Ravi Shastri against a formidable attack, as he played his last Test in December 1992 and retired at the age of 30 from international cricket.