Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

July 09, 2016 | 02:56 PM | 24 Views

As legendary India captain Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today, let's celebrate his birthday with one of the greatest One-Day International hundreds ever, from Dada.

In a Group A match of 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka at Tauton, Ganguly played a whirlwind, Twenty20 like innings destroying the likes of Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan with a virtuoso performance, which will be remembered for a long, long time.

After winning the toss under, Mohammad Azharuddin opted to bat first, and India lost Sadapoppan Ramesh in the first over itself. But Ganguly, along with Rahul Dravid changed the course of the match, posting a 318-run stand for the second wicket. Their stand in 45 overs was the highest in any limited-overs international at the time.

Ganguly scored 183 off 158 balls (17x4s, 7x6s), and Dravid made 145 in 129 balls (17x4s,1x6) as India posted 373. India won the match by 157.

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