Big Ben and plucky Perera

Like the World Cup this year, in Tests, too, we saw some terrific matches, including two games that had unbelievable results made possible by two all-time great innings.

And when one says “all-time” in the context of Tests, it carries a lot of weight. Test cricket today is 142 years old!

Sri Lanka beating South Africa in the Durban Test in February was one such game. It was a David and Goliath situation, with the current Sri Lankan team being the weakest it has ever been.

Then in comes Kusal Perera, a replica of Sanath Jayasuriya, to play one of the greatest innings in Tests (153 not out).

It was not only a great spectacle, but if you feed all the data of that innings into a computer, it will rate that innings as one of the best ever.

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