On today in 1999, Sourav Ganguly scored 139 off 147 in opposition to Zimbabwe in Nairobi and helped India to succeed in the ultimate of the LG Cup. He hammered 11 fours and 5 sixes as he went on to make his eighth ODI ton and powered India to publish the best rating of the event 277/6.
This century was necessary for Ganguly’s perspective as he was having a lean spell previous to the sport. The innings additionally gained reputation over time attributable to his unimaginable stroke-playing.
Zimbabwe had just one probability to qualify for the LG Cup remaining in a do-or-die contest in opposition to India. After profitable the toss, captain Alistair Campbell determined to bowl first and invited India to bat.
Sadagoppan Ramesh and Sourav Ganguly began India’s innings and each made a superb begin and shared a 70-run partnership for the primary wicket. But within the seventeenth over, Guy Whittall bowled Ramesh and confirmed him the way in which to the pavillion.
After the dismissal of Ramesh, Robin Singh, together with Ganguly, tried to deal with India’s innings and shared a 107-run partnership for the second wicket, however Whittle broke this partnership by dismissing Robin for 41 runs.
After Robin’s departure, India began dropping wickets at frequent intervals, however with the assistance of Ganguly’s century, India gave Zimbabwe a goal of 278 runs in 50 overs.
Neil Johnson and Grant Flower opened the second innings for Zimbabwe and each shared a 50-run partnership. But Venkatesh Prasad didn’t let it go for lengthy and gave India the primary breakthrough by getting Flower out for 38 in tenth over.
Johnson tried to handle the innings in some way however as a result of steady fall of wickets and lack of assist from different finish, he too couldn’t final lengthy in crease and received out for 52.
Nikhil Chopra’s tight spell helped India to get Zimbabwe all out for 170 runs. India gained the match by 107 runs. Chopra bowled a superb spell and took 4 wickets for 33 runs.