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Thursday, June 24, 2021

25 years of Sourav Ganguly's debut ton in Test cricket

 

25 years of Sourav Ganguly's debut Test ton
NEW DELHI: It was on this day, 25 years prior, when previous India captain Sourav Ganguly scored a century on his Test debut. 

He accomplished the accomplishment against England on the third day of the subsequent Test being played at the Lord's Cricket Ground. Britain had been packaged out for 344 runs in the primary innings as Venkatesh Prasad scalped five wickets for the guests. 

Ganguly then, at that point came out to bat at the number three position and he proceeded to play a thump of 131 runs from 301 balls with the assistance of 20 limits. 

The left-gave batsman was engaged with a 94-run remain with Rahul Dravid for the 6th wicket. Ganguly was at last sent back to the structure by Alan Mullaly and India were left at 296/6. 

It was additionally the Test presentation of Rahul Dravid, in any case, the right-gave batsman passed up a century subsequent to being excused for 95. 

India was in the end packaged out for 429, acquiring a lead of 85 runs over the hosts. Britain figured out how to hold tight and the side enlisted 278/9 in the second innings as the match finished in a draw. 

Throughout the long term, Ganguly proceeded to get perhaps the best Indian captains. Under his authority, India crushed Pakistan in Pakistan without precedent for a Test arrangement. 

He additionally directed India to the finals of the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Ganguly played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs. 

The brave left-gave batsman scored 18,575 stumbles into all organizations in his worldwide vocation. In October 2019, Ganguly turned into the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

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