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Video: Sourav Ganguly's 144 vs Australia at Brisbane
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly turns 41 on July 8, 2013. The above video is of his brilliant knock of 144 against Australia at Gabba, Brisbane.
India toured Australia in the season of 2003-2004 and were expected to be the underdogs to defend their Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
In their previous tour Down Under, they were thrashed 3-0 and things weren't expected to improve after Steve Waugh's Australia had mauled enough oppositions coming into the series.
The series too didn't start on a good note for India as they were reduced to 63 for three when Ganguly came out to bat. His weakness against the short-pitched delivery was known and on the bouncy Gabba track Australian bowlers were ready to exploit his weakness.
However, the then Indian skipper showed his class and batted at his fluent best to score a brilliant 144 which paved way for a brilliant series. After the innings, Ganguly came out the acknowledge the effort of Greg Chappell who helped him iron out his chinks.