5. Sourav Ganguly 144 ( Brisbane, December 2003)
The Indian captain during that time Sourav Ganguly led from the front and made the batting look easy on tough batting conditions. Indian captain Sourav Ganguly elected to field after winning toss. Despite Langer 121, Pointing 54, Martyn 42, India bowled out Australia for 323.
In reply, the stylish left handed batsman Ganguly played one of his best knocks against a tough Australian side in their own backyard. Ganguly scored 144 off 196 balls with 18 fours. He stayed for 291 minutes at the crease. His knock helped India post 409 runs in first innings.
The first test match between India and Australia ended in a draw. Australia posted 284 for 3 declare in their 2nd innings. Chasing 199 runs to win, India scored 73 for 2. For his 144, Sourav Ganguly was named the man of the match.