Today we bring you the Cricketers who were among contenders for the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 1999 innings. The individual contribution in team games like Cricket is very important. It was a pleasant surprise to see the three Indian batsmen Ganguly, Dravid & Tendulkar were in the list of five top batsmen having contributed individually for their team by scoring centuries in the tournament. Here we share the list of top 5 cricketers on the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 1999 innings, followed by details.
|5||120*||Steve Waugh||Australia||South Africa||110||10||2||Headingley, Leeds|
|4||132*||Neil Johnson||Zimbabwe||Australia||144||14||2||Lord’s, London|
|3||140*||Sachin Tendulkar||India||Kenya||101||16||3||County Ground, Bristol|
|2||145||Rahul Dravid||India||Sri Lanka||129||17||1||County Ground, Taunton|
|1||183||Sourav Ganguly||India||Sri Lanka||158||17||7||County Ground, Taunton|
5. Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh the successful Australian captain who always played according to the situation & never let his team down when chips were down. His timely knock of 120 runs off 110 balls against South Africa included 10 fours & 2 sixes. It put his team in the driver seat. Among the top 5 of the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 1999 innings.
4. Neil Johnson
Neil Johnson had performed well during the tournament. Johnson the Zimbabwean opener was left-handed aggressive batsman & right-arm fast bowler. His innings of 132 runs off 140 balls with 14 fours & 2 sixes against Australia was a classical inning that gave lots of hopes to his team.
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Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar played with complete dedication three days after his Father’s demise & scored a superb flawless hundred for his team against Kenya. His experience & his performance helped the team to enter into the super six stage of the tournament. His 140 not out of 101 balls with 16 fours & 3 sixes was one of his memorable knocks. Among the top 3 of the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 1999 innings.
2. Rahul Dravid
The top run-getter of the tournament – Rahul Dravid played with responsibility. It was his second century of the World Cup & it had shown the batting strength of the Indian team. His 145 runs came off 129 balls with 17 fours & 1 six and he had a record-breaking 318 runs partnership with Sourav Ganguly that had influenced the team’s performance.
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One of the scintillating knocks played during the World Cup tournament. Ganguly played his natural game that made Sri Lankan bowlers look helpless & out of form. His 183 runs – highest by an Indian off 156 balls included 17 fours & 7 towering sixes across the ground. His 318 runs partnership with Dravid brought India back in the game. Led the top 5 of the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 1999 innings.
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