Sunil Manohar Gavaskar (born on July 10, 1949 in Mumbai, Maharashtra) also known as “Sunny” made his debut in 1971 at Port of Spain. He scored his first century against West Indies in his third test match with 116 runs. He became the first Indian to make four centuries in one Test series. His highest test score is 236 against West Indies in December 1983 in Chennai. He has scored 10122 test runs with 34 centuries and 45 fifties. He has scored 200 on four occasions.
Here is a list of his top 10 highest scores:
1. 236* v/s West Indies at Chennai on December 24, 1983. He batted for 644 minutes and faced 425 balls. He hit 23 fours at a strike rate of 55.52. He was not out in that innings.
2. 221 v/s England at The Oval on August 30, 1979. He batted for 490 minutes and faced 443 balls. He hit 21 fours at a strike rate of 49.88. He was caught in the innings.
3. 220 v/s West Indies at Port of Spain on April 13, 1971. He batted for 529 minutes. He hit 22 fours. He was bowled in the innings.
4. 205 v/s West Indies at Mumbai on December 1, 1978. He batted for 397 minutes and faced 342 balls. He hit 29 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 59.94. He was bowled in the innings.
5. 182* v/s West Indies at Kolkata on December 29, 1978. He was not out in that innings.
6. 176 v/s Sri Lanka at Kanpur on December 17, 1986. He batted for 506 minutes and faced 302 balls. He hit 22 fours at a strike rate of 58.27. He was caught in the innings.
7. 172 v/s England at Bangalore on December 9, 1981. He batted for 708 minutes and faced 472 balls. He hit 19 fours at a strike rate of 36.44. He was caught in the innings.
8. 172 v/s Australia at Sydney on January 2, 1986. He batted for 513 minutes and faced 400 balls. He hit 19 fours at a strike rate of 43.00. He was bowled in the innings.
9. 166* v/s Australia at Adelaide on December 13, 1985. He batted for 551 minutes and faced 416 balls. He hit 16 fours at a strike rate of 39.90. He was not out in that innings.
10. 166 v/s Pakistan at Chennai on January 15, 1980. He batted for 593 minutes and faced 373 balls. He hit 15 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 44.50. He was caught in the innings.
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