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Green Park Tales: From G Viswanath’s dominance, Azhar hitting last of his 3 consecutive tons, to Afridi’s 45-ball blitz

Inexperienced Park, Kanpur, the venue of the primary Check match to be performed between India and New Zealand has been traditionally a batting paradise.

Nevertheless on the similar venue, a rookie Malcolm Marshall displayed his all-round brilliance which helped West Indies to trounce India by an innings and 83 runs.

Gundappa Viswanath’s dominance at Inexperienced Park

Former India cricketer Gundappa Viswanath has scored essentially the most runs at Inexperienced Park in Kanpur in Assessments. The suitable-handed batter amassed 776 runs in seven Check matches at a staggering common of 86.22. He has smashed three tons of and 4 fifties at this venue.

It’s on the similar venue when a dejected Sunil Gavaskar sat in a nook and didn’t converse to his finest pal and teammate Gundappa Viswanath after a mix-up. Curiously, Gavaskar is the second-highest run-scorer with 629 runs.

Azharuddin’s third consecutive ton

It was at this floor the place a 21-year-old teen Mohammad Azharuddin, scored the final of his third consecutive tons of throughout his sensational debut within the 1984-85 Check collection in opposition to England.

The trendy batter from Hyderabad smashed a artful 122 within the first innings. He adopted it with a 54 within the second innings. Nevertheless, the Check match resulted in a draw, however Azharuddin left his mark in some type.

Mohammad Azharuddin scored 439 runs within the first three take a look at matches of his profession.

Marshall regulation on a energetic Inexperienced Park

On October 22, 1983, West Indies pacer Malcolm Marshall introduced himself on the world stage.

Marshall’s night spell of 8-5-9-4 blew away India. He dismissed India’s top-order Sunil Gavaskar (0), Anshuman Gaekwad (4), Mohinder Amarnath (0), Dilip Vengsarkar (14) together with his fiery bowling. Earlier, within the day, Marshall scored a strokeful 92 and placed on a 130-run stand with Gordon Greenidge (194) for the seventh wicket.

Marshall eliminated India’s top-order within the second innings as nicely. His wickets have been Gavaskar (7), Gaekwad (5), Roger Binny (7) and Vengsarkar (65).

West Indies gained the match by an innings and 83 runs.

Mysterious batting by Prabhakar and Mongia pair

Throughout Wills World Collection in 1994 in opposition to West Indies, the pair of Manoj Prabhakar and Nayan Mongia batted mysteriously with India needing 63 runs to win from the final 9 overs with 5 wickets within the hut.

Batting first, West Indies posted 257/6 in 50 overs. Centurion Manoj Prabhakar anchored the Indian chase and India at 195/5 within the forty first over have been wanting favorite to win the match.

Nayan Mongia joined Prabhakar on the crease and the duo shocked everybody with their useless batting. The pair added 5 runs within the subsequent 4 overs and 11 extra runs within the remaining 5 overs. India completed on 211/5. West Indies gained the match by 46 runs.

Prabhakar remained unbeaten on 102 off 152, whereas Mongia scored 4 off 21 balls.

Shahid Afridi’s 45-ball blitz at Inexperienced Park

Shahid Afridi smashed a swashbuckling century off 45 deliveries as Pakistan trounced India by 5 wickets in Kanpur.

The damaging opener hit 10 boundaries and 9 sixes in an excellent 102 off 46 balls to assist Pakistan chase down India’s 249/6 in 42.1 overs.

Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Kaif (78) helped India get well from early blows by Rana Naved-ul-Hasan to put up 6 for 249 from 50 overs after electing to take the primary strike.

Naved eliminated the formidable opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in his first three overs and dismissed Mahendra Singh Dhoni within the fourth as India slipped to three for 26 after electing to bat on the sluggish wicket.

Dravid and Kaif placed on 135 for the fifth wicket and Mongia, who got here in for Ganguly, made an unbeaten 33 off 28 balls.

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