Laxman performed a talismanic function in India’s nail-biting one wicket win over Australia within the 2010 Mohali Test. Chasing 216 to win on the ultimate day, the hosts discovered themselves 124/eight with Laxman batting with the tail.
He was battling a again harm and but he dragged India all the best way to the end line from that time, stitching an 81-run stand for the penultimate wicket with Ishant Sharma after which batting with no.11 Pragyan Ojha.
Suresh Raina was the fourth wicket to fall within the innings however he was caught within the thick of the motion as Laxman’s runner. Raina recalled the dramatic last moments of the chase in a chat with former India opener and commentator Aakash Chopra on the latter’s YouTube present AakashVani.
“Laxman had a back spasm so I had to go in as his runner. I had never seen Laxman so angry. He was like ‘Run Ojha Run!’ Before that Ishant Sharma was there with him. Mitchell Johnson was reversing the ball,” stated Raina.
“I was prepared to dive for anything. I had decided that I’ll dive if I have slightest of doubts because Laxman had to stay there,” he stated.
Laxman ended the match unbeaten on 73 off 79 balls whereas Ojha made what must be probably the most invaluable 5 runs of his Test profession. Over the years, Laxman performed some positive innings particularly in opposition to Australia, then the strongest cricket crew. 100 at Adelaide in 1999, that epochal 281 on the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and many others have been etched within the annals of cricket perpetually. Laxman retired from cricket in 2012 after India’s tour of Australia.
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