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Home > Cricket > Statistics

Ganguly in facts and figures

Rajneesh Gupta | December 21, 2007

Full name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Born: July 8, 1972, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal
Style: Left-handed batsman, right-arm medium-pace bowler
Test debut: v England [Images] at Lord's, 1996

Test career highlights:

  • Scored a century on Test debut
  • Was only the third batsman in the world to score a century on debut at Lord's
  • His 131 still remains the highest by any batsman on his debut at Lord's
  • One of the three batsmen to have made tons in their first two Test innings
  • Became only the fifth Indian to start his captaincy stint with a win
  • Captained India in a record 49 Test matches
  • Led India to a record 21 Test wins
  • Is the only Indian to be dismissed twice on 99
  • His innings of 239 against Pakistan at Bangalore in 2007-08 is the highest ever by an Indian left-hander
  • Is only the second batsman in Test annals after Australia's Mark Taylor to score a double century in one innings and be a victim of nervous ninety in the second
  • His series aggregate of 534 runs in the 2007-08 series against Pakistan is the highest ever by any left-handed Indian batsman against any country (Previous best: 438 by Nari Contractor against Australia in 1959-60)
  • His career-aggregate of 6346 is the highest by a left-handed Indian batsman. No one else has even managed 3000!
  • Ganguly's 15 centuries are only three less than all centuries scored by other Indian left-handers put together!
  • In 2007 calendar Ganguly has scored 1023 runs in 9 matches - more than any other Indian
  • India has never lost a Test match in which Ganguly has scored a century. Only the second Indian after Gundappa Viswanath to achieve this distinction (considering batsmen who have scored at least 10 centuries in a career)

    Ganguly against each country
    v Australia1628284414432.46140
    v Bangladesh56037110061.83130
    v England1219298313657.82352
    v New Zealand [Images]815356312546.91321
    v Pakistan1220190223947.47240
    v South Africa142627367330.66053
    v Sri Lanka [Images]1118196817356.94341
    v West Indies [Images]1216244975*32.07021
    v Zimbabwe913153013644.16211

    Ganguly in each country
    in Australia712046114438.41120
    in Bangladesh56037110061.83130
    in England915191513665.35351
    in India43717264523941.327104
    in New Zealand481194101*27.71100
    in Pakistan3301487749.33010
    in South Africa81625067336.14042
    in Sri Lanka611149214749.20131
    in West Indies912240075*40.00020
    in Zimbabwe57021410130.57101

    Ganguly in each calendar year

    Ganguly as a captain and as a player
    As a captain49757256114437.665134
    As a player50867378523947.9110175

    Ganguly under each captain
    M Azharuddin12223100013652.63350
    SR Tendulkar23382150517341.80474
    SC Ganguly49757256114437.665134
    R Dravid1220274610041.44141
    A Kumble36053423989.00210

    Ganguly in each innings of the match
    1st match innings452209923948.81871
    2nd match innings520213614741.076104
    3rd match innings36513779944.410111
    4th match innings287734101*34.95123

    Ganguly's performance in WON / DRAWN / LOST matches
    in WON matches32488194513648.623122
    in DRAWN matches37535311623964.9112132
    in LOST matches3060112857321.77055

    Ganguly at each batting position
    # 110111111.00000
    # 317173913646.18322
    # 4182114323971.43340
    # 5847293314438.096143
    # 6394145614741.603104
    # 720644732.00000

    Ganguly's scoring pattern
    v Australia081540128
    v Bangladesh0023016
    v England23641319
    v New Zealand15420315
    v Pakistan041031220
    v South Africa341450026
    v Sri Lanka13722318
    v West Indies14920016
    v Zimbabwe12710213

    Ganguly's mode of dismissals
    v Australia451102312
    v Bangladesh11400000
    v England53603002
    v New Zealand33510003
    v Pakistan42812111
    v South Africa431304002
    v Sri Lanka23902011
    v West Indies13703002
    v Zimbabwe03504001
    B = Bowled, CW= Caught by keeper, CF = Caught in the field, C&B= Caught & bowled, LBW = Leg before wicket, RO= Run-out, St= Stumped, NO= not out

    Runs Opponent Venue Year Result
    131 England Lord's 1996 Drawn
    136 England Nottingham 1996 Drawn
    147 Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 1997-98 Drawn
    109 Sri Lanka Mohali 1997-98 Drawn
    173 Sri Lanka Mumbai 1997-98 Drawn
    101* New Zealand Hamilton 1998-99 Drawn
    101 New Zealand Ahmedabad 1999-00 Drawn
    136 Zimbabwe Delhi 2001-02 India
    128 England Leeds 2002 India
    100* New Zealand Ahmedabad 2003-04 Drawn
    144 Australia Brisbane 2003-04 Drawn
    101 Zimbabwe Bulawayo 2005 India
    100 Bangladesh Chittagong 2007-08Drawn
    102 Pakistan Kolkata 2007-08Drawn
    239 Pakistan Bangalore 2007-08Drawn

    Man of the Series awards
    v England in England, 1996 (debut series)
    v Sri Lanka in India, 1997-98
    v Pakistan in India, 2007-08

    Man of the Match awards
    v England Nottingham 1996 1st Innings: 136 & 3-71
    2nd Innings: 48
    v Sri Lanka Mumbai WS1997-98 1st Innings: 173 & 0-19
    2nd Innings: 11
    v Sri Lanka Kandy 2001 1st Innings: 18 & 2-69
    2nd Innings: 98 & 0-21
    v Australia Brisbane 2003-04 1st Innings: 144 & 0-8
    v Pakistan Bengalore 2007-08 1st Innings: 239 & 1-20
    2nd Innings: 91

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