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Top 5 Best innings of Sourav Ganguly in ODI Cricket

Sourav Ganguly played ODI Cricket from 1992-2007 and in those 15 years he played 311 ODIs for India and he batted for 300 times. A look at Sourav Ganguly top 5 best odi innings.

The last in our series of best innings articles regarding the 2 best of the best Indian legends and for the finale we have the best ODI performances of Sourav Ganguly and let me tell you Dada was the king of this format so it’s appropriate that we end with this and Sourav Ganguly was in the best opening partnerships in history. Sourav Ganguly was someone who revolutionized ODI batting. It was cool to hit big sixes against the bowlers and score quick runs. We will look at his ODI records below

Sourav Ganguly played ODI Cricket from 1992-2007 and in those 15 years he played 311 ODIs for India and he batted for 300 times. He scored 11363 runs in ODIs at an average of 41.02 shd he has made 22 hundreds in ODI Cricket. Dada made batting in ODIs fun to watch and he was also called God of the off side because he used to find gaps where there were none. So, let’s look at the Top 5 Best innings of Sourav Ganguly in ODI Cricket

124 vs Pakistan (1998)

The first performance in this list is a very special one as this was a performance that came against Pakistan in 1998 while India were chasing a big score of 315 to win. Dada came out to open and he was the one man show that guided the team home as he made a brilliant match winning 124 runs from 138 balls and he hit 11 fours and 1 six meaning a total of 50 runs in boundaries. He has a strike rate of 89.86 in this innings and he made sure that India won this match by 3 wickets.

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105 vs New Zealand (1998)

In a match where the scores were 220 and 205, Dada made 105 runs on his own so that tells us how special of an innings this was and this is the reason it is in this list. In the first innings all the other Indian batters fell apart but Dada stayed there and hit one of his best ever ODI hundreds and he took 140 balls to hit this and he hit 8 fours and 1 six in this innings. India won the match by 15 runs and it was all because of him.

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130* vs Sri Lanka (1999)

This innings vs Sri Lanka was the first of 2 innings he played in 1999 that will be in this list and this is an innings that is not talked about enough because in this match Dada batted first and he was not out throughout the Innings and he faced 160 balls for his 130* and he hit just 5 fours and 2 sixes meaning only 32 runs in boundaries. He ran so much in this innings and yet his strike rate was an impressive 81.25. He made sure that India posted a big total and as a result India won the match by 80 runs.

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183 vs Sri Lanka (1999)

This is the second innings against Sri Lanka in 1999 that I was talking about and in this match he made his highest ODI score and absolutely decimated the good Sri Lankan bowling. He only took 158 balls to smash 183 runs and he hit 17 fours and 7 sixes in this massive innings meaning a total of 110 runs in boundaries. He had a strike rate of 115.82 which is amazing and in this important World Cup match India won it by 157 runs. This was a special innings for Sourav Ganguly.

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153* vs New Zealand (1999)

The 3rd ODI innings from 1999 and this was a Masterclass in batting as he was not out throughout the Innings and made so many Runs for himself and the team. He made 153 runs not out from 150 balls and in this innings he hit 18 fours and 3 sixes meaning a total of 90 runs in boundaries and he was striking at a good 102 and he showed all his shots and because of his innings India won this match vs New Zealand by 14 runs. Sourav Ganguly was an all time legend and we all miss him.

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