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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

When Rahul Dravid's Twin Tons Sank Pakistan At Eden Gardens

Rahul Dravid is called a wall for a reason. And in the summer of 2005, he proved it once again when India took on Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. 

The 1st Test had ended in a draw and India were able to score 407 in the 1st innings. This was mainly thanks to Dravid’s 110 in 222 balls with 15 fours and 1 six.

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If one thought he was done, nothing could be further from the truth. India at a slender lead of 14 and in the second innings finished with 407/9. 

Dravid led the way with 135. It was the 2nd time he had scored a century in each innings. the first being vs New Zealand in 1999. 

Rahul Dravid
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India set Pakistan 422 to win and won by 195 runs. It helped us take a 1-0 lead with the last Test left. 

Pakistan would manage to draw the series 1-1 but Dravid at Eden was exceptional. 

The Wall’s twin tons sank Pakistan in that game and the world gor a reminder why he was Mr Dependable.    

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