… When Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid fashioned a 318-run partnership, CWC gave Sri Lanka depart in 1999

by Jeremy Spirogis
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This is the story of the World Cup 1999 when the Mahakumbh of Cricket was being held in England. In Mohammad Azharuddin's captaincy, the Indian crew took the sector in opposition to Sri Lanka within the league match. The problem was to make a spot within the Super Six which was additional intensified by Zimbabwe's good performances. On 26th of May, on this present day, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid performed a historic innings and introduced India to the Super Sixes. <! –


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Sourav Ganguly scored 183 runs from 158 balls within the match. At the identical time, 145 runs off 129 balls got here off the bat of fellow batsman Rahul Dravid. The two shared a historic partnership of 318 runs for the second wicket. Sri Lankan bowler Chaminda Vaas beat Ganguly lots. India hit 373 runs for the lack of six wickets within the prescribed 50 overs.

India received the match by 157 runs. The Sri Lankan crew, captained by Arjuna Ranatunge, knelt as he reached 216 and the complete crew grew to become all-round. With this win, India certified for the Super Sixes by ending second in Group A with six matches.

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After reaching the Super Six, India's efficiency was very disappointing. The Indian crew managed to register just one win of their 5 matches and ended the event by ending sixth and final. Pakistan, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand entered the semi-finals. In the title match, the Australian crew defeated Pakistan and captured the World Cup for the second time.

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