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Ganguly-Dravid had the second highest partnership of ODI for India

Highest ODI partnership for India: Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the record for the longest partnership from India in One Day International cricket. Whereas the second longest partnership was between Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. The big innings of Ganguly and Dravid gave India a spectacular victory over Sri Lanka. Let us tell you the story of that interesting match…

A World Cup 1999 match was played between India and Sri Lanka in Taunton. In this match held on 26 May, Mohammad Azharuddin was captaining the Indian team. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. While Sourav Ganguly and Sadagoppan Ramesh came to open for India. Ramesh got out on a personal score of just 5 runs. After this Rahul Dravid reached the crease.

Rahul-Ganguly understood the atmosphere in the beginning and then cracked down on the bowlers. Both these players scored 318 runs. This was the second highest partnership for India in ODI cricket. Ganguly scored 183 runs in 158 balls. During this he hit 17 fours and 7 sixes. While Dravid scored 145 runs off 129 balls. He hit 17 fours and a six.

IND vs PAK: When MS Dhoni’s stormy century gave India a big victory, Pakistan was badly beaten

Team India scored 373 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs due to the stormy innings of Dravid and Ganguly. In reply, Sri Lankan team was reduced to just 216 runs. During this, Robin Singh bowled dangerously. He took 5 wickets for just 31 runs in 9.3 overs. In this way the Indian team won this match by 157 runs. This is one of the important victories in Indian cricket history.

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Shivam Bangwal

Shivam Bangwal is an Indian based entrepreneur who is a tech, travel and coding enthusiast with a post graduation degree on Master's of Computer Applications. He is a founder of Youthistaan, People News Chronicle, Hitchhike TV, Branding Panther and many more.

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