Sourav Ganguly relives his maiden Test ton

Ganguly scored a century in his Test debut.

Sourav Ganguly hits a ton in his Test debut against England | Getty Images

One of the most successful Indian captains – Sourav Ganguly, on Tuesday, relived the memory of his incredible maiden Test ton by posting a picture of himself watching his debut Lord Test against England in 1996 on the social media.

Although, it is known that it was the two Indian stalwarts Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’s debut in the Test arena, but this match was more memorable for Dada, as the legendary batsman scored his maiden Test century here, and became only the third cricketer to achieve a feat on debut at Lord’s, after Harry Graham and John Hampshire. Dravid also scored an excellent 95 before being dismissed by Chris Lewis.

Meanwhile, Ganguly's 131 still remains the highest by any batsman on his debut at the Lord's Cricket Ground. In his 301-ball knock, Ganguly had smashed 20 boundaries. With the knock, Ganguly became the 10th Indian cricketer to score a hundred in the Test debut.

At the moment, there are total 14 Indian players who have achieved the feat in Test cricket.  

However, Ganguly's brilliant knock went in vain as England won the first Test while the second Test, in which Dada shared a 255 run stand with Sachin Tendulkar, and the final Test ended in a draw.

Ganguly posted a picture with a caption on Twitter, “At Office….Just saw star showing my first test hundred….no better memories...”

Meanwhile, on this Day in 2003, Ganguly’s stunning 111 runs off 114 balls helped India to beat Kenya by 91 runs to reach the final of the World Cup, which they lost to Australia at Wanderers Stadium, in Johannesburg.

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 20 Mar, 2018

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