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Top 5 Indian batting performances in ICC Champions Trophy


  1. Rahul Dravid (1998-2009) – 627 runs (6 half-centuries)
Rahul Dravid (Pic Source: Tom Shaw/Getty Images Europe)

Following Ganguly closely on the heels is Rahul Dravid with an aggregation of 627 runs. Having featured in 15 innings (unbeaten twice), Dravid had averaged 48.23 with his best contribution of 76 runs. He had a 73.33 strike rate and six half-centuries to his credit.

His personal best of 76 runs, facing 103 deliveries, with the help of 4 fours came in the sixth match of Group A played against Pakistan at Super Sport Park, Centurion, on 26th September, 2009.

Electing to bat Pakistan put up 302 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs, backed by an excellent knock of 128 runs by Shoaib Malik and another useful contribution of 87 runs by Mohammad Yousuf and their fourth-wicket partnership of 206 runs in 32.2 overs.

Chasing 303 runs for a win, India lost their star opener, Sachin Tendulkar (8) very early in the innings. Dravid joined Gambhir and the duo added 67 runs in 11.4 overs for the second wicket. He also put up a partnership of 72 runs for the fifth-wicket alongwith Suresh Raina (46).

Eventually having been at the crease for 160 minutes, Dravid ended his innings after scoring 76 runs. However, this could not prevent India from suffering a defeat by 54 runs since the other batters down the line could not contribute much.

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