It may well have been the greatest Test match of all, better than The Oval 1926, Headingley 1948 and even Edgbaston 2005.
With all its sub-plots, spats, heroes and tension, it can be argued that Madras 1986 was even more thrilling than the original tied Test in Brisbane 1960.
Franklyn Stephenson was an extraordinary, innovative cricketer. First time at the MCG he took 10-46. His slower ball became the most famed in English cricket. He was switch-hitting long before KP. He was the last to do the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets.
Yet his career is forever underrated – and tainted.
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