ganguly------------------------------------------------------------ phoenix

@sriragv (422)
December 20, 2006 9:56pm CST
After being dropped from the side for almost eight months, Ganguly was recalled to the Test team for the series against South Africa in December 2006, after an injury to Yuvraj Singh. And after the recall, in his first warm up match against rest of South Africa, he scored fantastic 83 runs when his team was in troublesome position at 69/5. this knock helped india win against rest of South Africa. He went on to play crucial knocks in the first test match, scoring 51 not out and 25 in a low scoring game. India went on to win the match, its first win in South African soil for 17 years Records Test Scored a century on Test debut Scored a century in each of his first two Tests Cumulative Test batting average never fell below 40 runs per innings Captained India in a record 49 Test matches Led India to a record 21 Test wins India's most successful Test captain ODIs Holds the record, shared with Mahendra Dhoni, for the second highest score by an Indian cricketer in an ODI — 183, against Sri Lanka in 1999. Holds the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for the highest first wicket partnership for India in a ODI match, 258, against Kenya in 2001. Was involved in the First 300 run ODI partnership with Rahul Dravid 6th on the all time list with 30 man of the match awards (Sachin Tendulkar leads with 52 awards in 369 matches) He is also the only player to win 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs. India's most successful ODI captain First Indian to Score a ODI Century Against Australia in Australia Most number of runs in one single edition of the Champions Trophy Tournament. Most number of centuries in one edition of the Champions Trophy Tournament
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@ssh123 (31085)
• India
21 Dec 06
Probably you are new to mylot. You should draw graphic lines for writing discussion posts. Please read mylot guidelines. Ganguly's inclusion is a welcome move, though belated.