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Tour report

The Indians in Sri Lanka, 2001


Sa'adi Thawfeeq

First Test Match

Zimbabwe v India 2001

2002: At Bulawayo, June 7, 8, 9, 10

Zimbabwe 1 India 1

The Indians in Zimbabwe, 2001

2002: India arrived in Zimbabwe determined to win their first Test series outside Asia since they beat England in 1986

Johm Ward

What the Indian team really needs is a sports psychologist

Sep 5, 2001: The recent series between India and Sri Lanka threw up more questions than answers besides exposing various aspects that need to be worked on

Woorkheri Raman

Dav Whatmore: Great to win but sterner tests lie ahead

Sep 4, 2001: Recent Test form had been putting the team under pressure; so this was a very satisfying series win

Dav Whatmore

3rd Test, India v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights

Sep 4, 2001: It was the 1559th Test match in cricket history

Rajneesh Gupta

Lanka win but no great shakes

Sep 3, 2001: Yet another series, yet another loss

Rajesh Kumar

Defeat apart, will the Indians learn from the Lankan experience?

Sep 3, 2001: It is only the weak who bay for blood from the stands when the matador is on the floor and the bull is about to gore him

Anand Vasu

Masterful Muralitharan too hot to handle

Sep 3, 2001: The captivating confectioners son is back in business

Charlie Austin

Wright: You can't afford to have 3 run outs trying to save a Test match

Sep 2, 2001: Captain Sourav Ganguly blamed India's batsmen for their innings defeat in Colombo on Sunday

Rex Clementine

Jayasuriya hopes Test triumph is just the start

Sep 2, 2001: Sri Lanka recorded their first series victory in two years at home when they beat India in the decisive final Test Match in Colombo on Sunday and Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya hoped that it would be a springboard to future Test success

Rex Clementine

Sri Lanka seal silent victory in Colombo

Sep 2, 2001: India were unable to reverse a slide that had started last evening with the run out of Rahul Dravid and they lost their remaining four wickets within the first session to be bowled out for 299, still 77 runs short of making the home team bat again

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka on verge of victory despite Indian resistance

Sep 1, 2001: This was not a day for the thrill seeking cricket supporter, but for the die hard Sri Lanka fan, as their spinners and fielders painstakingly winkled out the Indian top order to leave them on the verge of an innings victory and their first series win

Charlie Austin

Tillakaratne: I had to prove that I could perform at the highest level

Aug 31, 2001: With the selectorial axe hanging over his head Hashan Tillakaratne walked out to bat on Thursday evening knowing that this was likely to be his last chance to resurrect his Test career after two years in the wilderness

Rex Clementine

I have worked hard on my game: Thilan Samaraweera

Aug 31, 2001: Thilan Samaraweera became the third Sri Lankan cricketer to make a Test hundred on debut after Romesh Kaluwitharan in 1992/93 and Brendon Kuruppu in 1986/87

Rex Clementine

Centuries galore in Colombo as India suffer

Aug 31, 2001: It was callous, cold-blooded, almost cruel cricket

Charlie Austin

Atapattu: There is still plenty of cricket left in this match

Aug 30, 2001: Marvan Atapattu's seventh Test 100 put Sri Lanka firmly in charge at the end of the second day of the decisive final Test in Colombo and the Sri Lanka vice-captain was delighted to finally get a big score after eight innings without a fifty

Rex Clementine

Sri Lanka's batsmen construct winning platform

Aug 30, 2001: Muttiah Muralitharan's exploits on Wednesday were put firmly in perspective on Thursday as India's bowlers toiled fruitlessly while Sri Lanka's batsmen cruised past the tourist's first innings total

Charlie Austin

Ranatunga critical of Whatmore and selectors

Aug 30, 2001: Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga, never one to mince his words, believes that national coach Dav Whatmore has become too powerful a figure in Sri Lankan cricket


Muralitharan: I always knew it would spin

Aug 29, 2001: Sri Lanka's champion off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan spun his side into pole position in the decisive final Test with a virtuoso performance in Colombo on Wednesday

Rex Clementine
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