Top 10 of 21st century: fans' vote
We've had our say, and now you've picked your best Test player since 2000
23 June 2015, 03:27 PM AEST
After 10 days of counting down and no end of deliberations, cricket.com.au released its final countdown of the 100 best Test players since 2000 a couple of days ago.
Readers debated the top 10, just as you did players 11 through 100, but we also provided an opportunity for you to decide your No.1 Test player of the century.
Voting was open until Monday evening (AEST) and now the results are in.
More than 16,000 fans voted - here's what you decided:
10. Dale Steyn (SA) 1%
9. Muthiah Muralidaran (SL) 3%
8. Glenn McGrath (Aus) 5%
7. Shane Warne (Aus) 9%
6. AB de Villiers (SA) 10%
5. Jacques Kallis (SA) 11%
4. Ricky Ponting (Aus) 11%
3. Adam Gilchrist (Aus) 13%
2. Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 14%
1. Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 23%
Tendulkar, the Little Master who remains an iconic figure in the sport, was a runaway winner, jumping four places from where cricket.com.au had him placed, while batting giants Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis were separated on countback, with the Australian just edging out his Proteas counterpart.
Perhaps owing to the controversies over his bowling action, Sri Lanka's 'Kandy Man' Muthiah Muralidaran claimed just three per cent of the vote, despite taking a staggering 573 wickets this century - 170 more than his nearest rival, England's James Anderson.
Interestingly, the four bowlers in the top 10 - all undisputed legends in their own right - occupy the bottom four places in the list, perhaps a sign that this has truly been a batsmen's century to date.
For cricket.com.au's version of the Top 10, including a detailed analysis of each player, click here.