On the second day of India’s third Test against England on August 23, 2002, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly made Headingley their own.
After batting for more than two days, the visitors scored a magnificent 628/8 thanks to tonnes from three of India’s best ever batters.
The match was eventually won by India by an innings and 46 runs.
Dravid put on a 170-run third-wicket stand off 414 balls on Day 1, practically batting the entire day.
At the end of Day 1, the former had a score of 110, whereas Tendulkar had a score of 18.
On Day 2, Dravid was bowl out by Ashley Giles in the 114th over, his innings ending at 148 off 307 balls.
He and Tendulkar had put up 150 for the third wicket.
However, things were only about to get worse for England. As Tendulkar and Ganguly put up 270 for the fourth wicket, surpassing the previous two partnerships.
Ganguly smashed 14 fours and three sixes in 167 balls to score 128.
Alex Tudor finally bowled out the Indian captain.
Meanwhile, Tendulkar appeared to be on his way to a double century, but Andrew Caddick stopped him just seven runs short.
Six overs later, Ganguly declared the innings over.
In their first innings, England were knock for 273 runs; with Kumble and Harbhajan Singh each getting three wickets, and the visitors forced the follow-on.
In the second innings, captain Nasser Hussain hit 110 runs, but it wasn’t enough as England were all out for 309.
After losing the first Test by 170 runs, India was able to tie the series at 1-1.
The second and fourth Tests were both ends in draw, and at the end of the series; both teams share the honours.
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