new Delhi: Just 21 years before today, on 8 November 1999, the Indian team’s legendary batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid made history in ODI cricket. Sachin and Rahul shared a record of 331 runs in ODIs.
Their record was broken in the 2015 World Cup by West Indies Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels against Zimbabwe.
21 years from today at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid duo set the record for the largest partnership for any wicket against New Zealand in 1999. In the match, both Sachin-Dravid had scored a partnership of 331 runs while playing an innings of 150+ runs.
The first match of this series was lost by the Indian team in Rajkot and it was 0–0 behind New Zealand. But in the second match played in Hyderabad, the Indian team won even after a poor start.
In the match, Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) hit a stormy half-century while Dravid played him well at the crease. The trouble of New Zealand increased when Sachin completed the 24th century of his career.
Against New Zealand, Tendulkar played an unbeaten innings of 186 runs in 150 balls with the help of 20 fours and three sixes. While Dravid scored 153 runs in 153 balls with the help of 15 fours and two sixes. This was the best score of his ODI career. Together, they added 331 runs in 46.2 overs.
Let us know that in this second match of the series, the Indian team made a tremendous score of 376, losing two wickets in 50 overs. In response, New Zealand team was all out by scoring 202 runs in 33.1 overs. India won the match by 174 runs and equalized 1-1 in the five-match series.