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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

#OTD in 1999 WC, Ganguly-Drvaid 318 runs Partnership made history

On This Day (OTD) in 1999 World Cup, the Indian duo Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid have made history in the world records of cricket. They made record scoring 318 runs in the partnership (Ganguly-183 runs & Dravid-145 runs). It is the 4th highest partnership runs in the world cricket history.

Ganguly and Dravid
Ganguly & Dravid

India started the 1999 World Cup Tournament with few loses and they need to win the remaining matches to enter into super six. On this day 21 years ago, India played against Sri Lanka in a World Cup match in Taunton, England. Sri Lanka won the toss and choose bowl first.

Sadagopan Ramesh & Sourav Ganguly opened the innings for India. Unfortunately, Sadagopan Ramesh departed for 5 runs and Rahul Dravid comes off to the strike. Then the game changed into something. Ganguly & Dravid both smashed the balls everywhere. Both scored century and continued hitting more. When Dravid was at 145 runs, he was made run out by the Sri Lankan team. Then the huge partnership broke. They scored 318 runs in the partnership. After sometimes Ganguly was also dismissed. Ganguly scored 183 runs of 158 balls with 17 fours & 7 sixes. Dravid scored 145 runs of 129 balls with 17 boundaries and a six. 

Their Partnership made Indian team to put on a huge total of 373/6 in 50 overs against the former world champion Sri Lanka. India won that match in a huge difference. India made Sri Lanka all out for 216 and won by 157 runs. Ganguly  and Dravid were assosciated in a blazing 318 run world record one-day stand and underrated all-rounder Robin singh captured five wickets for 31 as India made it a no-contest.

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