Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly played alongside each other for the majority of their career and guided India to many memorable triumphs. However, the 3rd Test of India’s 2002 Tour of England was the only occasion when the three batting greats scored centuries together. In fact,
Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are three of the best batsmen to have ever played for India and their record in international cricket is nothing short of breathtaking. The trio played alongside each other for the majority of their career and guided India to many memorable triumphs. However, the 3rd Test of India’s 2002 Tour of England was the only occasion when the three batting greats scored centuries together. In fact, the trio achieved the feat on exact this day (August 23). Well, it might have been since the historic match was played. However, memories of the game are still fresh in the fans’ mind. This Day That Year: Sachin Tendulkar Scores Maiden International Hundred.
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England stepped into the third Test match with a 1-0 lead and had a great chance to clinch the series. However, the Indian cricket team had different ideas. Skipper Sourav Ganguly won the toss and elected to bat first at Leeds. The visitors didn’t get off to a great start as opener Virender Sehwag was dismissed after scoring just eight runs. However, Sanjay Bangar joined forces with Rahul Dravid and the duo guided their side to safety. Rahul Dravid Was a Difficult and Determined Batsman, Says Shoaib Akhtar.
Bangar was dismissed after scoring 68 runs, but Dravid didn’t put a foot wrong. The Wall was joined by Sachin Tendulkar and the two talismanic batsmen continued to torment England bowlers. Dravid was rock solid at one end while Tendulkar scored runs at a rapid pace. The former brought up his century in the last session of Day 1 but didn’t lose his conversation even after that.
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On Day 2, Tendulkar also notched up a brilliant ton as Nasser Hussain’s Men looked completely clueless. The duo added 150 runs for the third wicket before Dravid (148) fell prey to Ashley Giles. Nevertheless, Tendulkar was joined by skipper Ganguly as England bowlers continued…
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