Showing news for 9th Match: India v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC), Aug 2, 2001
Aug 3, 2001: It was the 1743rd ODI in cricket history
Aug 2, 2001: New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, speaking after India defeated his side to qualify for the final of the Coca-Cola Cup, paid tribute to Virender Shewag who took the game away from them with a sparkling 100 off just 69 deliveries, the seventh
Aug 2, 2001: Asked to open the innings in the absence of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, 22-year-old Virender Shewag could not have chosen a better occasion to live up to his reputation as a hard-hitting batsman
Aug 2, 2001: Looking down and out after their first three games, India stormed into the final of the Coca-Cola Cup at a sun bathed Sinhalese Sports Club today after their best batting performance of the tournament to date
Aug 2, 2001: A brilliant maiden 100 by all-rounder Virender Shewag in the crucial one-day league match of the Coca-Cola Cup tri-series against New Zealand, was not enough to earn him a place in the Test squad announced by the selectors in Mumbai today
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history