Nayan Mongia is the first Modern wicket keeper batter that became famous and the Indian fans started liking him. Nayan Mongia Is someone who has played a lot of matches for India and has batted well for India. Nayan Mongia has played in 44 Test Matches for India and in those Matches he scored 1442 runs at an average of 24.03 with 1 test hundred. He has also played in 140 ODIs and he has made 1272 runs.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Batting Performances of Nayan Mongia
1) 152 vs Australia (1996)
Nayan Mongia has scored only 1 hundred in his international career and it was in this test match against Australia. This was one of the best Australian test teams that has ever played. Nayan Mongia opened the innings in this test match and he made a brilliant 152 and he took 366 balls to make these Runs. He had a strike rate of 41.53 and he hit 18 fours and 1 six in this innings meaning a total of 78 Runs. Nayan Mongia ensured that India win this test match by 7 wickets.
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2) 78 vs West Indies (1997)
This was the second best test innings in the career of Nayan Mongia. This was in a test match against West Indies and Nayan Mongia was batting lower down the order in this match. He made a gritty 78 runs in this innings from 204 balls. He wanted to bat for as long as possible and he had a strike rate of 38 in this innings. He hit just 6 fours meaning 24 runs in boundaries. He ran a lot in this innings and played a lot of dot balls. This match was a draw because of his efforts.
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3) 80 vs West Indies (1994)
This was his first test half century and it came against a great West Bengal team. Nayan Mongia was a total team player meaning he could bat anywhere the team wanted him to and he could play the way the team wanted him to. In this innings he came lower down the order. He smashed 80 from just 147 balls at a strike rate of 54.50. He smashed 13 fours in this innings meaning 52 runs out of 80 in boundaries. India won this match by 96 runs and Nayan Mongia was proving himself every day.
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4) 69 vs Pakistan (1996)
Even though India lost this match Nayan Mongia played his best ODI innings against the best fast bowling attack in the world. Nayan Mongia was batting down the order again and he made a very good 69 runs from just 78 balls. He had a strike rate of 86 and he hit 5 fours and 1 six in this innings meaning 26 runs in boundaries. He ran a lot in this innings and he showed that he can be a good ODI Player as well.
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5) 51 vs Sri Lanka (1998)
This was his second half century in ODIs and this one came in a winning cause and it was against Sri Lanka in 1998 and that was the best Sri Lanka team. India were batting second and Nayan Mongia made a quick fire 51 runs from just 63 balls. He had a strike rate of 81 and he hit 5 fours and 1 six meaning 26 runs in boundaries in this match. India won the match by 3 Wickets.
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