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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rahul Dravid On May 26th

In 1999 Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid added a monstrous 318 for the second wicket in a World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Taunton. Ganguly hit 183 off 147 balls, and Dravid 145 off 129. At the time it was a ODI record for any wicket, but it has since been broken. Dravid added 331- against for the second wicket- with Sachin Tendulkar against New Zealand at Hyderabad the following winter. On the same day South Africa Beat Kenya at VRA ground, Amstelveen, Holland by seven wickets. Klusener bagged his third successive Man of the match award for his five wickets. It was the first ODI to be held in Holland.
In 2007 the first four Indian batsmen all scored hundreds against Bangladesh at Mirpur – first such instance in Test history. They were also very near to break the world record of scoring most runs before the fall of first wicket, but narrowly missed it. Wasim Jaffer and Dinesh Karthik added 175 on day one before Karthik retired hurt with cramps. Then at 281, still without the loss of a wicket, Jaffer was also taken off with cramps, and Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar batted till stumps for 326 for 0. On day two Dravid fell, India's first wicket, when they needed six runs to break the opening-stand record of 413 set by Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad. Karthik returned to get his maiden century.


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