2. Rahul Dravid, 148 Vs England, Headingley, 2002
A tactical blunder many would say, turned into one of the fairy-tale stories for this new India who wanted to win abroad. India took the risk of batting first on the cloudy Headingley wicket, with the music of Matthew Hoggard, Caddick and Flintoff. The Indian batters, particularly Sanjay Bangar and Rahul dravid responded pretty well and batted out the morning session, protecting the middle order from the most dangerous phase to bat on. Dravid batted with patience, his 429 minutes on the crease bringing him 148 runs, setting a platform for the middle order to dominate. Thanks to this Knock, India posted a total in excess of 600 and ultimately won the game by an Innings and 46 runs. Rahul Dravid rightfully sits at the second-best on this list.