World Cup ’99 Moments: Ganguly decimates Sri Lanka

Published 03/07/2015, 10:30 AM EST


It was the 21st match of the 1999 World Cup between India and Sri Lanka and a must-win game for India that took place in Taunton, England. Sri Lanka won the toss and put India to bat first. Ganguly opened the innings for India with S.Ramesh. He blew the Sri Lankan attack with his 183 of 210 balls. He cleared the ground very easily, with his innings comprising of 7 fantastic sixes and 17 boundaries.

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Ganguly shared a stand of 318 runs with Rahul Dravid for the highest partnership for any wicket at that time and the second best at this date.  The team went on to score 373 runs which is the fourth highest total in the World Cups . Many records were made that day and Ganguly’s knock was the foundation, as India went on to demolish Sri lanka, winning by 157 runs.

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Edited by Shivang Aggarwal

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