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Stats & Milestones: Sourav Ganguly


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Sourav Ganguly prepares to play his final Test match starting on Thursday against Australia. Here is a look at the batsman's performance over the years:-

Ganguly in Test cricket

 
Mts
Inns
No
Runs
Hs
Avg
100
50
Australia
23
42
4
1318
144
34.68
2
6
Bangladesh
5
6
0
371
100
61.83
1
3
England
12
19
2
983
136
57.82
3
5
New Zealand
8
15
3
563
125
46.91
3
2
Pakistan
12
20
1
902
239
47.47
2
4
South Africa
17
31
3
947
87
33.82
0
7
Sri Lanka
14
24
1
1064
173
46.26
3
4
West Indies
12
16
2
449
75*
32.07
0
2
Zimbabwe
9
13
1
530
136
44.16
2
1
TOTAL
112
186
17
7127
239
42.17
16
34
HOME
49
82
10
3095
239
42.98
8
12
AWAY
63
104
7
4032
147
41.56
8
22

 
Mts
Inns
NO
Runs
HS
Ave
100
50
As captain
49
75
7
2561
144
37.66
5
13
As a player
63
111
10
4566
239
45.20
11
21


Captaincy debut 

Tests       10 Nov 2021 v Bangladesh at Dhaka (made 84 and achieved the rare feat of winning a Test on captaincy debut)

ODIs         5 Sep 2021 v West Indies at Singapore (made 32 off 46 opening the innings, but India lost the match)

Captaincy record

Tests

Mts
Won
Lost
Drawn
Won%
49
21
13
15
42.86

(No one has captained India in as many matches as Ganguly)

ODIs

Mts
Won
Lost
NR
Won%
147
76
66
5
51.70

(Only Azharuddin has led India in more ODIs-174).

Records

  • Ganguly is the seventh Indian cricketer to have played 100 test matches. 
     
  • He is currently the 4th highest overall run scorer for India in Tests. 
     
  • He is the fourth Indian to have played in more than 300 One Day Internationals. 
     
  • In terms of overall runs scored in ODIs, Ganguly is the second among Indians after Sachin Tendulkar (who has the highest ODI runs in the world) and the fourth in the world. 
     
  • Ganguly has scored 16 centuries in test matches and 22 in ODIs. He is one of only seven batsmen to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. 
     
  • Ganguly has 22 centuries in ODIs, in terms of number of centuries in ODIs, he is only behind Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya and Ricky Ponting. 
     
  • Sourav, along with Sachin Tendulkar, formed by far the most successful opening pair in One Day Cricket, having amassed the highest number of century partnerships (26) for the first wicket. Together, they have scored more than 7000 runs at an average of 48.98, now with Sachin he is a world record holder for creating most no. of 50 run partnership in the first wicket(44 fifties). 
     
  • Ganguly is the fourth player to cross 11,000 ODI runs and third player to cross 10,000 ODI runs and so far the fastest in ODI history, after Sachin Tendulkar. 
     
  • He also reached 6000, 7000, 8000 and 9000 ODI runs milestones in the fewest number of matches. 
     
  • He is the only Indian captain to win a Test series in Pakistan (although two of the three Tests of that series was led by Rahul Dravid). 
     
  • He is also one of the 3 players in the world to achieve amazing treble of 10,000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in ODI cricket history, the others being Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya

Tests

  • Captained India in a record 49 test matches 
     
  • Led India to a record 21 test wins 
     
  • His test average has never been less than 40.
     

ODIs

  • Holds the record of most 200+ ODI partnerships (6 times) along with Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. 
     
  • Holds the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for most 1st wicket ODI partnerships of 175+ runs (7 times). 
     
  • Holds the record, shared with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the second highest score by an Indian cricketer in an ODI — 183, against Sri Lanka in 1999. 
     
  • Held the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for the highest first wicket partnership for India in an ODI match, 258, against Kenya in 2001. This record was bettered by Sri Lankan opening pair of Jayasuriya and Tharanga in 2006 at Headingley. 
     
  • Was involved in the first 300 run ODI partnership with Rahul Dravid. 
     
  • Sixth on the all time list with 31 man of the match awards. 
     
  • He is also the only player to win 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs. 
     
  • India's most successful ODI captain. 
     
  • First Indian to score an ODI century against Australia in Australia. 
     
  • Highest ODI runs scorer in the world (in a calendar year) in 1997,1999,2000. 
     
  • Third in the list of hitting maximum number of sixes in ODIs. 
     
  • Second in the list of highest number of centuries in a single calendar year ever. 7 centuries in 2000.

 


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