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Sourav Ganguly Scored His First Test Century

Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, achieved his first Test century on this day 25 years ago.

Third day Of The Second Test At Lord’s Cricket Groud

On the third day of the second Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Sourav Ganguly accomplished the feat against England. In the first innings, England was bowled out for 344 runs, with Venkatesh Prasad taking five wickets for the visitors. After that, Ganguly stepped out to bat at number three for India, and he went on to score 131 runs off 301 balls, including 20 boundaries. Lastly For the sixth wicket, the left-handed batsman shared a 94-run partnership with Rahul Dravid.

Right-Handed Batsman Missed Out On A Century

Ganguly was finally sent back to the pavilion by Alan Mullaly and India was left at 296/6. It was also the Test debut match for Rahul Dravid, however, the right-handed batsman missed out on a century after being dismissed for 95.

First Time In A Test Series

Ganguly went on to become one of India’s most successful skippers throughout the years. For the first time in a Test series, India defeated Pakistan under his leadership.

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