Some Info and Records Of Sourav Ganguly

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Here are some info and Records of SOURAV GANGULY.

1. July 1996:
Became one of
the few
cricketers who
have scored a
century on debut.
He made his Test
debut against
England at Lords
in 1996, and went
on to score a
century in the
very next match
as well. He joined
another select
brand of 3
batsman who
made tons in
their 1st two Test
2. July 1996:
Sourav was only
the 3rd batsman
in the world to
score a century
on debut at Lords.
His 131 still
remains the
highest by any
batsman on his
debut at Lords.
3. Aug 1997:
Completed 1000
ODI runs in 34
ODIs in a game
against Sri
4. Nov 1997:
Completed 1000
Test runs in 15
Tests in a game
against Sri
5. 1997: Became
the first player
to receive 5
consecutive Man
of the Match
awards in one-
dayers in the
Sahara 1997 Cup.
He also won the
Man of the
6. 1997: Scored
1000 runs in a
calendar year
(1338 runs) in
ODI and made the
highest number
of runs by any
player in ODI for
7. April 1998:
Completed 2000
ODI runs in 65
ODIs in a game
8. 1998: Scored
1000 runs in a
calendar year
(1328 runs) in
9. Jan 1999:
Completed 3000
ODI runs in 87
ODIs in a game
against New
10. Feb 1999:
Completed 2000
Test runs in 27
Tests in a game
against Sri
11. Mar 1999:
Sourav became
one of the few
distinct players
in the World to
score a century
and take 4
wickets in an
ODI match.
12. May 1999:
Souravs highest
one day score, a
mammoth 183
against Sri Lanka
in the 1999 World
Cup was, at the
time, the highest
by an Indian in
an ODI, breaking
Kapil Devs
record of 173.
13. May 1999:
His 183 against
Sri Lanka
remains the
highest by an
Indian in a World
14. May 26 1999:
Was involved in
the 2nd highest
partnership in
ODIs: a 318-run
partnership with
Dravod vs. SL in
the 99 World Cup.
Rahul & Sourav
became the 1st
pair to put up a
300 run
partnership in
15. Aug 1999:
Completed 4000
ODI runs in 110
ODIs in a game
against Sri
16. 1999: Sourav
bagged as many
as 8 Man of the
Match awards in
the year!
17. 1999: Scored
1000 runs in a
calendar year
(1767 runs) in
ODI and made the
highest number
of runs by any
player in ODI for
18. Jan 2000:
Completed 5000
ODI runs in 131
ODIs in a game
against Pakistan.
19. Feb 2000:
Became the
captain of the
Indian team
when Sachin
stepped down in
Feb of 2000.
20. Oct 2000:
Fastest in the
world to
complete 6000
ODI runs in 152
ODIs in a game
21. 2000: Scored
1000 runs in a
calendar year
(1579 runs) in
ODI and made the
highest number
of runs by any
player in ODI for
22. 2001: Sourav
and Sachin
became one of
the most
opening pairs
ever in one-day
23. Mar 2001: In
the 2nd Test vs.
Australia at
Kolkata in the
Trophy, Sourav
became only the
3rd captain in
Cricket history
to lead a team to
victory after
following on.
India went on to
win the series
24. Oct 2001:
Fastest in the
world to
complete 7000
ODI runs in 180
ODIs in a game
against Kenya.
25. Nov 2001:
Completed 3000
Test runs in 47
Tests in a game
against South
26. 2001: Sourav
and Tendulkar
were involved in
a World Record
Partnership of
27. Sep 2002:
Completed 4000
Test runs in 62
Tests in a game
against England.
28. Nov 2002:
Fastest in the
world to
complete 8000
ODI runs in 208
ODIs in a game
against WI.
29. 2002: Scored
1000 runs in a
calendar year
(1114 runs) in
30. March 2003:
Became the 1st
Indian Captain in
2 decades to take
his team to the
World Cup Final!
31. 2003 World
Became the
2nd highest
century maker in
ODIs, after
32. Jan 2004:
Led his team to a
1-1 series draw
against Australia
and retained the
33. Jan 2004:
Fastest in the
world to
complete 9000
ODI runs in 236
ODIs in a game
34. 2004: Became
the fastest
player to score
9,000 runs in
ODIs (in just 236
matches and 228
breaking fellow
teammate Sachin
record of 242
35. Mar " Apr
the first Indian
captain to win an
ODI and Test
series in
36. April 2004:
Became Indias
most successful
Test captain,
with 18 test wins
in just five
years, of which 9
have come on
foreign soil. No
other Indian
Captain has
achieved such a
37. May 2004:
Joined the top 20
list of players
who hit the most
sixes in Test
cricket, with 41
38. Feb 2005:
Climbed to the #3
spot in the list of
most sixes hit by
a batsman in ODI
with 168 sixes in
247 matches.
39. April 2005:
Became only the
3rd cricketer and
2nd Indian after
Azharuddin to
make 5000 ODI
runs as skipper in
the Pepsi Cup vs.
40. August
fifty in the 3rd
ODI against Sri
Lanka in the tri-
nation series in
Sri Lanka helped
him pass 10,000
runs in ODIs. He
was only the 3rd
cricketer and 2nd
Indian to achieve
this rare feat.
Since Comeback.
41. December
being out of the
side because of
politics for 10
months, Dada is
Indian Team for
the South Africa
Test series after
India recd a
drubbing at the
hands of the
hosts in the ODI
series, losing 0-4.
This is the 1st
test team
selection after
Kiran More
stepping down
and Vengsarkar
taking over as
Chief Selector.
42. Jan 2007:
Dada emerges the
highest run-
getter for India
in the South
Africa Test
series with 2 50s
and 214 runs in
all. Silences
within and
outside the team
with his
return to Test
43. Jan 2007:
After a terrific
comeback into
the Test side,
Dada is recalled
into the ODI
team after a gap
of 1 and a half
years. The
Maharaj makes a
comeback in one-
dayers also with
an explosive 98
off 110 balls.
Dada is back on
top and is hailed
by fans and
critics alike.
44. Feb 12, 07:
After scoring 168
runs in the home
series vs WI at
an average of
56.08, Dada is
picked in the
final 15 men
squad for the
World Cup in the
Caribbean. His
dream finally
comes true!
45. Feb 2007:
Dada is awarded
SERIES award in
the home series
vs. SL for making
the most runs in
the series " 168
runs in 3 games
at an average of
84.00! In the six
matches since his
recall, Dada
scores four 50s.
Across the
country, he is
hailed as the
for making one
of the strongest
comebacks ever
in the history of
cricket. This
award comes in
only his 2nd
series after the
recall and after a
gap of 6 yrs.
46. June 2007:
With their 134
run open
against South
Africa in the 2nd
ODI of the Future
Cup in Belfast,
Sourav and
Sachin Tendulkar
registered their
17th 100-run open
stand to become
the most
opening pair in
ODI cricket
history. Sourav
and Sachin
reclaimed their
record after
Adam Gilchrist
and Mathew
Hayden had
edged past in Feb
47. August
reaches 11,000
ODI runs in the
3rd ODI against
England in the
Natwest Series.
He is only the
second Indian
after Tendulkar
and fourth player
in the world to
achieve the feat.
He is also the
second fastest
after Tendulkar
to reach 11k.
48. September
Sourav is
only the 4th
Indian player and
8th overall to
reach 300 one-
internationals in
the 5th ODI vs.
England in the
Natwest Series
at Leeds. Dada
celebrated his
300th ODI in
style with a man-
of-the match
performance that
bought India
back into the 7-
ODI series after
being 3-1 down.
49. September
Sachin and
Sourav put their
19th century
together in the
5th ODI vs.
England in the
Natwest Series
at Leeds,
crossing 6,000
runs as an
opening pair "
the highest ever
in ODI cricket.
50. September
reaches 1000 runs
in a calendar
year in ODI.
Since his
comeback in
January 2007,
Dada has played
20 games in
which he scored
1000 runs at an
average of over
51. November
reaches 100 ODI
wickets with the
wicket of Shahid
Afridi in the 4th
ODI vs. Pakistan
at Gwalior.
Sourav is only
the 3rd player
ever to score
10,000 runs and
take 100 wickets
in ODI after
Sachin Tendulkar
and Sanath
52. December
completes 6000
Test runs in 2nd
Test against
Pakistan at
Kolkata. Also
hits 1st Test
hundred in front
of home crowd at
Eden Gardens.
53. December
Dada hits
15th Test
hundred to bring
up back-to-back
tons in the 3rd
Test against
Pakistan in
Sourav has
achieved this
feat three times
in his career " on
debut, against
Sri Lanka in
1997/98 and
against Pakistan
in 2007.
54. December
reaches 1000 runs
in a calendar
year in Tests for
the 1st time in his
career in the 2nd
innings of the 3rd
55. December
Dada is
awarded the
SERIES in the
Test series at
home. Sourav a
whopping 534
runs in 3 Tests at
an average of
89.00. Sourav
scored 8, 48, 102,
46, 239, and 91 in
6 innings. He also
took 4 wickets to
take India to a
1-0 series win
over Pakistan.
Dada was the
highest scorer in
the series.
56. December
Dada is
only the 7th
Indian to reach
100 Test matches.
57. March 2008:
Dada receives
award for being
an inspiration to
58. April 2008:
Sourav is
awarded man of
the match for his
match winning
87 in the 1st
innings of the
low scoring 3rd
Test at Kanpur
against South
Africa, April 13
59. June 2008:
Sourav swept
top honors at the
1st Castrol Asian
Cricket Awards
in Karachi. He
was adjuged
Castrol Asian
Cricketer of the
Year and
Castrol Best
Asian Batsman
of the Year for
being the highest
run-getter in Asia
in 2007.
60. October
reached 7,000
Test runs in
Mohali in the 2nd
Test of the
series. He is only
the 4th Indian
cricketer after
Tendulkar, and
Gavaskar to
reach the
61. November
walked into the
sunset in the
2008 Border-
Gavaskar. Like
Sir Don Bradman,
he was out for a
golden duck in
his last innings,
but Dada did
score his 17th
Test hundred in
his final series.

Edited by Rajendra_Uppoor - 26 August 2013 at 8:55am

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