7. India vs New Zealand, 8 November 1999
Another game with Sachin looking set to get the first ODI double hundred- another game where he fell closely short. The setting was the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad in they years of 1999. After winning the toss and batting first, India were unfortunate to lose Ganguly via a run out with the help of a Sachin Tendulkar straight drive. What followed was the exhibitionist nature of Dravid matching Tendulkar & Tendulkar matching Dravid for each stroke. Both went on to set up a world record partnership of 331 runs and explode just as they reached the hundred. Dravid accelerated with an array of classical shots finishing with an exact strike rate of 100. Chris Drum was drummed all over as the Bowler finished with figures of 9-0-85-0. New Zealand was all put for a score of 202 with little fight from Scott Styris & Adam Parore.