Indian batsman Saurav Ganguly has been named as this week's Cricket World© Player Of The Week following an innings of 239 against Pakistan in Bangalore.
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Saurav Ganguly
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Ganguly, who prior to the match had never recorded a Test double-century, came to the crease with India in trouble before sharing a partnership of 300 with Yuvraj Singh. He then went on to post his own career-best effort in helping his side to a first innings score of 626, which all but guarantees them a series victory over their arch-rivals.
His 361-ball innings included 30 fours and two sixes - aside from Ganguly, Yuvraj and third centurion Irfan Pathan, no other batsman could pass 17.
Ganguly's efforts narrowly overshadowed those of team-mate Yuvraj, whose 169 included 102 runs between tea and the close on day one, Kumar Sangakkara, for almost single-handedly batting England out of the first Test in Kandy, and Younus Khan, for scoring a match-saving century in Kolkata, a match in which Ganguly had also made a hundred.
The Cricket World ® Player Of The Week is judged by the www.cricketworld.com Editorial Team, which takes into consideration matches played in the preceding week with the final decision made on Monday morning.
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