Indians rewrite batting records
May 26th, 1999
(India - SriLanka, 1999 World Cup Prelims)
TAUNTON: Following is a chart of records set by Indian batsmen
against Sri Lanka in their Group `A' world cup tie here on Wednesday:
Bristol: Indian records against Kenya:
The 318-run second wicket partnership between Saurav Ganguly and Rahul
Dravid is the world record for any wicket in one-day internationals. Previous
best was 275 between Mohd Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja for fourth wicket
against Zimbabwe at Cuttack, 1998.
India's 373 for six was their highest one-day score, bettering their 329
for 2 against Kenya at Bristol on May 23.
India's total is the second highest in one-dayers and in world cup history,
behind Sri Lanka's 398 for five scored against Kenya at Kandy in 1996.
Ganguly's 183 was the second highest score in world cup history behind
the 188 not out made by South Africa's Gary Kirsten against United Arab
Emirates in 1996.
Ganguly's knock is also India's highest in one-dayers bettering Kapil Dev's
175 not out made against Zimbabwe in the 1983 world cup at Turnbridge Wells.
Seven sixes by Ganguly equalled the world cup record for most number of
sixes in an innings set by Vivian Richards of the West Indies against Sri
Lanka in 1987. It also bettered Kapil Dev's Indian record of six sixes.
Rahul Dravid, who scored 145, became the second player in world cup history
to make centuries in successive matches. Dravid, who made 104 not out against
Kenya, emulated Mark Waugh of Australia, who made 130 and 126 against Kenya
and India in 1996.
Ganguly (183) and Dravid (145) scoring centuries was only the third instance
of two batsmen reaching the three figure mark in world cup ties. Dravid
(104 no) and Sachin Tendulkar (140 no) claimed the distinction against
Kenya while Desmond Haynes (105) and Viv Richards (181) were the first
to achieve it against Sri Lanka in 1987.
Tendulkar, who scored 140 not out, became the first centurion of the 7th
world cup. It was also his best in the tournament, bettering his 137 against
Sri Lanka made in New Delhi in 1996.
Tendulkar with his 140 not out equalled the record for most number of world
cup centuries held by West Indian Viv Richards, Aussie Mark Waugh and Pakistan's
Rameez Raja -three.
Tendulkar's 84-ball hundred was the third fastest in the tournament, behind
the 82-ball effort by Clive Lloyd of the West Indies in the 1975 final
against Australia and the 83-ball knock by fellow Caribbean Brian Lara
in the 1996 quarter-final against South Africa.
The 237-run unbeaten third wicket stand between Tendulkar and Dravid was
the world record partnership for any wicket in one- dayers and world cup.
(broken by Ganguly and Dravid at Taunton on Wednesday).