Rahul Dravid Last ODI Match : The Farewell of a Cricket Legend

Rahul dravid last odi match

Rahul Dravid’s Last ODI Match

Introduction:

Rahul Dravid, the “Wall” of Indian cricket, played his last ODI match on September 16, 2011, against England at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. It was a fitting farewell for one of the greatest batsmen of all time, who had graced the game for over 15 years.

Rahul Dravid Last ODI Match Scorecard :

IND vs ENG ODI Sept 16,2011

  • India: 304/6 (50 overs)
  • England: 241/4 (32.2/34 over)
India  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTINGRBM4s6sSR
c Bresnan b Swann1939690048.71
c Finn b Dernbach2647543055.31
b Swann69791074087.34
hit wicket b Swann1079310291115.05
c Bresnan b Finn15153701100.00
not out50263552192.30
c Bopara b Dernbach012000.00
not out00500
Extras(b 1, lb 11, w 6)18
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.08, 206 Mins)304/6
Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Ajinkya Rahane, 12.1 ov), 2-57 (Parthiv Patel, 15.2 ov), 3-227 (Rahul Dravid, 41.6 ov), 4-236 (Virat Kohli, 43.3 ov), 5-284 (Suresh Raina, 48.5 ov), 6-288 (Ravindra Jadeja, 49.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
906206.88265200
1014414.40364030
1007327.30246130
903433.77292000
805506.87133100
402406.0071000

England  (T: 241 runs from 34 ovs)

BATTINGRBM4s6sSR
b Kohli5054825092.59
lbw b Vinay Kumar21171840123.52
c Singh b Jadeja63609632105.00
c sub (MK Tiwary) b Singh26212602123.80
24.1 gone! Bell perishes, caught by the substitite Tiwary at long-off trying to clear the boundary. That’s just what India needed. England are still ahead on D/L – by five runs – but India have snapped what was becoming a very cumbersome partnership for them. 160/3
not out37223631168.18
not out41212913195.23
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 1)3
TOTAL32.2 Ov (RR: 7.45, 146 Mins)241/4
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Craig Kieswetter, 4.1 ov), 2-106 (Alastair Cook, 17.5 ov), 3-160 (Ian Bell, 24.1 ov), 4-166 (Jonathan Trott, 25.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
6.204216.63164100
705117.28197110
402606.5081101
402506.2540000
5052110.4082400
604417.33102100

The Match:

In his last ODI innings, Dravid scored a fighting 69 off 79 balls, anchoring the Indian innings after a top-order collapse. He was eventually dismissed by James Anderson, but not before leaving a lasting impression on the crowd.

Despite Dravid’s heroics, India lost the match by five wickets and the series 3-2. However, the result was overshadowed by the farewell of one of the game’s greats.

Career Overview:

Rahul Dravid, fondly known as “Jammy” and “The Wall,” made his ODI debut in 1996 against Sri Lanka. Over the course of his career, he became a cricketing icon known for his solid technique, unwavering determination, and impeccable sportsmanship. Dravid was the backbone of the Indian batting lineup, contributing significantly to the team’s success in both Tests and ODIs.

Dravid’s ODI Record

  • Matches: 344
  • Runs: 10,879
  • Average: 39.16
  • 100s: 12
  • 50s: 83
  • Catches: 196
  • Stumpings: 4

Dravid’s Achievements

  • ICC Test Player of the Year (2001)
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year (2002)
  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year (2000)
  • Padma Shri (2004)
  • Padma Bhushan (2018)

The Last Hurrah:

Dravid had announced his retirement from ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in August 2011, after receiving a surprise recall for the ODI series against England. He was determined to go out on a high and he didn’t disappoint.

The Emotional Goodbye:

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Rahul dravid

As the match concluded, the cricketing world witnessed a poignant moment. Teammates, opponents, and fans alike applauded as Rahul Dravid walked off the field for the last time in ODI cricket. A guard of honor by both teams paid tribute to the man who had etched his name in the annals of cricketing history.

Legacy and Impact:

Dravid’s ODI career was a glittering one. He played 344 ODIs, scoring 10,879 runs at an average of 39.16. He was also a safe and reliable fielder, taking 196 catches and performing four stumpings.

Dravid was a true gentleman of the game. He was always humble and respected his opponents. He was also a role model for young cricketers, both on and off the field.

His last ODI match was a fitting end to a stellar career. He will be remembered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, and a true ambassador of the game.

Post-Retirement:

While Dravid bid farewell to ODIs, his association with cricket continued in various capacities. The cricketing maestro transitioned seamlessly into coaching and mentoring roles, guiding the next generation of Indian cricketers. His influence on shaping the future of Indian cricket was a fitting continuation of his remarkable journey in the sport.

Conclusion:

The last ODI match of Rahul Dravid marked the end of an era, leaving cricket enthusiasts with memories of a player who embodied the values of the game. As the curtains fell on his ODI career, the cricketing world expressed gratitude for the countless moments of brilliance Dravid provided. His legacy as “The Wall” remains intact, reminding us of the impact one individual can have on the world of sports.

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