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One is a legend. The other's name would stump all but the most hardcore cricket buffs.

Sir Donald Bradman and Hugh Tayfield have this in common, though, that they have come out tops in Wisden's list of the 100-best Test performances of all time -- Bradman with the bat, and South African Tayfield with the ball.

Anthony Bouchier, director, Wisden Online released the Wisden 100 list, covering the 134-year history of Test cricket, at a function in Bombay on July 26 that also coincided with the inauguration of the Indian edition of the famed Wisden Cricket Monthly.

The list is a distillation of the best performances from 1,552 Tests, 54,494 innings and 29,730 bowling performances.

Sir Don's 270 against England in the Third Test of the 1936-1937 series at Melbourne, which helped Australia pull back from a 0-2 deficit, is rated the greatest Test innings ever. Brian Charles Lara takes second place for his heroic 153 not out in Bridgetown, during West Indies' 2-2 home series draw against Australia in 1998-'99. And former England skipper Graham Gooch comes in third, for his unbeaten 154 at Headingley against West Indies in 1991.

South African off-spinner Hugh Tayfield takes top slot among bowlers, for his nine for 113 against England in the Johannesburg Test of 1956-'57. Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble and England off spinner Jim Laker -- the only two bowlers in Test history to have claimed ten wickets in an innings -- are ranked second and third respectively. Kumble's 10 for 74, which spearheaded his side to a series-leveling win over Pakistan in New Delhi in 1998-'99, came 43 years after Laker's 10 for 53 (match haul 19 for 90) against Australia at Old Trafford in 1956.

Curiously enough, the batting list has no place for Sachin Tendulkar, hailed by many as the greatest batsman of the modern era. "Tendulkar needs to play more great innings in future to make the list. The best of Sachin is yet to come," Bouchier remarked.

However, VVS Laxman's epic 281 against Australia in the Kolkata Test earlier this year enters the list at number six, with Dilip Vengsarkar's 102 against England in 1982 being the next Indian entry, at number 30.

Harbhajan Singh figures as many as four times in the Wisden 100 bowlers' list for his exploits against the Aussies. The only others to have four separate performances find mention are West Indians Curtly Ambrose and Lance Gibbs.

"The beauty of these ratings is that there is no bias. The only way to get in is to score," said Bouchier.

A similar list, focussing on one day cricket, is due to be released by Wisden next year.