On This Day in 1996 former India skipper Sourav Ganguly scored a century on his Test debut against England.
He accomplished the accomplishment against England on the third day of the second Test being played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Britain had been packaged out for 344 runs in the first innings as Venkatesh Prasad scalped five wickets for the guests.
Ganguly then 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 boundaries. The left-handed batsman was associated with a 94-run stand with Rahul Dravid for the 6th wicket.
Ganguly was at long last sent back to the pavilion by Alan Mullaly and India was left at 296/6. It was also the Test debut of Rahul Dravid, nonetheless, the right-handed batsman passed up a century in the wake of being excused for 95.
India was in the long run packaged out for 429, gaining a lead of 85 runs over the hosts. England figured out how to hold tight and the side enrolled 278/9 in the second innings as the match finished in a draw.
Throughout the years, Ganguly proceeded to get one of the best Indian captains. Under his initiative, India vanquished Pakistan in Pakistan without precedent for a Test arrangement. He additionally guided India to the finals of the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Ganguly played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs. The swashbuckling 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.
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