ESPNcricinfo Awards 2010: Southee and Tendulkar readers' favourites
ESPNcricinfo's readers picked VVS Laxman's 73 against Australia in Mohali as the best Test batting performance of 2010, differing with the jury's pick, Laxman's 96 in Durban. The readers also preferred Suresh Raina's century against South Africa in the World Twenty20 to Michael Hussey's unbeaten 60 in the semi-final of the same tournament.
The rest of the picks matched the jury's: Dale Steyn got 27% of the votes for his seven-for in Nagpur. The bulk of the other Test bowling votes were split between Harbhajan Singh (5 for 59 v South Africa in Kolkata) and Mohammad Amir (5 for 52 v England at The Oval).
Sachin Tendulkar received more than half the votes polled for his one-day double century, the first in the format - a performance that was voted the top ODI innings of the year by 10 members of the jury as well. Coincidentally Tendulkar polled the same percentage of readers' votes last year for the same category last year, when he won for his 175 against Australia.
|Test Batting||Test Bowling||ODI Batting||ODI Bowling||Twenty20 Batting||Twenty20 Bowling|
|VVS Laxman (24%) (Mohali)||Dale Steyn (27%) (Nagpur)||Sachin Tendulkar (56%)||Umar Gul (36%)||Suresh Raina (39%) (World Twenty20)||Tim Southee (61%)|
|VVS Laxman (21%) (Durban)||Harbhajan Singh (18%)||Abdul Razzaq (19%)||Ryan Harris (16%) (Perth)||Michael Hussey (21%)||Shaun Tait (24%) (Dubai)|
|Azhar Ali(14%)||Mohammad Amir (13%)||Shahid Afridi (7%)||Ashish Nehra (15%)||Brendon McCullum (17%)||Graeme Cremer (6%)|