ICC World Cup, 20th Match, Group B: India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Mar 23, 2007
ICC World Cup - 20th match, Group B
Sri Lanka won by 69 runs
Played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad (neutral venue)
23 March 2007 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga lbw b Tendulkar 64 154 90 6 0 71.11
32.2 Tendulkar takes out the well-set Tharanga. Full in length, lands on the middle stump line and shapes down. Tharanga is walking all over the crease and tries to dab it to the on side, fails and is hit in front of leg and middle. Would have hit leg. Tendulkar is getting some movement there. In the previous over, it was in the air and now, it is off the track. 133/4
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Agarkar b Khan 6 33 23 0 0 26.08
6.6 Huge wicket. A nervous-looking Jayasuriya falls. Just how he went in the 1996 semi-final. Caught at wide third man. Prasad was the fielder then, Agarkar is the man now. Full and outside off and the Matara blaster couldn't resist a flash. He freed his arms, got a top-edge that went swirling to Agarkar at squarish third man, who held it. One down and what a big wicket. 33/1
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Dhoni b Agarkar 7 27 20 1 0 35.00
12.4 What an acrobatic effort from Dhoni. Is it his best ever? Fullish, down the legside - didn't deserve a wicket, try telling that to Agarkar, and Mahela flicked it. But it doesn't go off the meat of the bat as the bat-handle rotates and the bat-face shuts and it flies to left of Dhoni who goes airbourne, parallel to the ground and takes it with both hands. Stunning effort and Sri Lanka are under pressure. Two down now. 53/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Patel b Ganguly 15 50 35 2 0 42.85
23.3 Ganguly gets the breakthrough! Inspired captaincy to bring Ganguly into the attack? Sangakkara goes after one that is pitched just short of a driving length and tries to whack it over long-on. The timing is good but perhaps too good, the ball floats across and seems to hang in the air for a fair bit before Munaf Patel runs a few yards to his right and takes a good catch 92/3
View dismissal LPC Silva c †Dhoni b Khan 59 99 68 5 0 86.76
46.1 now Silva falls. Just like Dilshan did, he also walks without waiting for the umpire's call. Zaheer gets him with a slower one. An off cutter. Full and outside off and Silva is through with his off drive a touch too early. Gets a nick which is swallowed by Dhoni. Two new batsmen at the crease. 216/6
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Patel 38 53 41 3 0 92.68
45.4 produces the nick this time. Dilshan's lovely cameo comes to an end. Length-delivery outside off stump and Dilshan tries to drill it on the up but ends up nicking to Dhoni. Sri Lanka are on 216 for 5. 216/5
RP Arnold not out 19 21 13 3 0 146.15
WPUJC Vaas not out 19 17 12 2 1 158.33
Extras (lb 11, w 14, nb 2) 27
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 230 mins) 254 (5.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 10 0 49 2 4.90 34 5 0 (1nb, 5w)
6.6 to Jayasuriya, Huge wicket. A nervous-looking Jayasuriya falls. Just how he went in the 1996 semi-final. Caught at wide third man. Prasad was the fielder then, Agarkar is the man now. Full and outside off and the Matara blaster couldn't resist a flash. He freed his arms, got a top-edge that went swirling to Agarkar at squarish third man, who held it. One down and what a big wicket. 33/1
46.1 to Silva, now Silva falls. Just like Dilshan did, he also walks without waiting for the umpire's call. Zaheer gets him with a slower one. An off cutter. Full and outside off and Silva is through with his off drive a touch too early. Gets a nick which is swallowed by Dhoni. Two new batsmen at the crease. 216/6
View wicket AB Agarkar 8 1 33 1 4.12 32 4 0 (3w)
12.4 to Jayawardene, What an acrobatic effort from Dhoni. Is it his best ever? Fullish, down the legside - didn't deserve a wicket, try telling that to Agarkar, and Mahela flicked it. But it doesn't go off the meat of the bat as the bat-handle rotates and the bat-face shuts and it flies to left of Dhoni who goes airbourne, parallel to the ground and takes it with both hands. Stunning effort and Sri Lanka are under pressure. Two down now. 53/2
View wicket MM Patel 10 1 46 1 4.60 39 6 1
45.4 to Dilshan, produces the nick this time. Dilshan's lovely cameo comes to an end. Length-delivery outside off stump and Dilshan tries to drill it on the up but ends up nicking to Dhoni. Sri Lanka are on 216 for 5. 216/5
  Harbhajan Singh 10 0 53 0 5.30 22 1 0 (3w)
View wicket SC Ganguly 4 0 22 1 5.50 13 3 0 (1w)
23.3 to Sangakkara, Ganguly gets the breakthrough! Inspired captaincy to bring Ganguly into the attack? Sangakkara goes after one that is pitched just short of a driving length and tries to whack it over long-on. The timing is good but perhaps too good, the ball floats across and seems to hang in the air for a fair bit before Munaf Patel runs a few yards to his right and takes a good catch 92/3
View wicket SR Tendulkar 8 0 40 1 5.00 21 3 0 (1nb, 2w)
32.2 to Tharanga, Tendulkar takes out the well-set Tharanga. Full in length, lands on the middle stump line and shapes down. Tharanga is walking all over the crease and tries to dab it to the on side, fails and is hit in front of leg and middle. Would have hit leg. Tendulkar is getting some movement there. In the previous over, it was in the air and now, it is off the track. 133/4
  India innings (target: 255 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RV Uthappa c & b Vaas 18 30 27 3 0 66.66
6.5 Got him! Short of a good length, on the off, Uthappa crashes that one back down the pitch. It's hit hard but to the left of Chaminda Vaas who moves aside watchfully, keeps his eyes on the ball and pulls off a stunning catch. That is some catch from the crafty left-arm seamer! 25/1
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Muralitharan b Vaas 7 51 23 0 0 30.43
10.5 Oh! Got 'em. Having been bogged down for a few deliveries, Ganguly tries to break the shackles. He coems down the track and tries to launch it over mid-off. The ball is a canny Vass off-cutter and leaves the batsman. Ganguly can only manage a thick edge and the ball balloons wide of mid-on, where Muralitharan rushes back and stretches full to pull off a beauty. He dropped Uthappa earlier (that was a tough chance) but there was no way he was going to let this go. His team-mates mob him in celebration 43/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 48 79 46 5 1 104.34
22.5 Big wicket. Murali takes out Sehwag and India slip further as Sri Lanka tighten the screws. It was floated outside the off stump, Sehwag leans forward, and opens the bat-face as he tries to drive - he had been beaten earlier in this over, trying to play a similar shot, this time connects and sends it straight to Mahela who swoops low at slip to take the sharp catch. Sri Lanka are climbing all over India. Bangladeshi fans must be whooping in delight. 98/4
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Fernando 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
11.3 and Tendulkar goes! Could this be his last World Cup innings? The ball pitched outside off stump, nipped back, Tendulkar lunged forward, the ball hit the inside edge of the bat and crashed into leg stump, huge huge wicket for Sri Lanka and India are fading away. 44/3
View dismissal R Dravid* c Muralitharan b Jayasuriya 60 111 82 6 0 73.17
37.3 Gone! Dravid falls and that could be the end of the Indian hopes. He charges down the track and lofts a fullish delivery straight to Murali at long-off. Murali moves to his left and takes it. Pumps his fist in the air and all the Sri Lankan fielders rush towards him. 159/8
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh run out (Arnold/Jayasuriya) 6 15 12 0 0 50.00
27.4 Jayasuriya to Dravid, Tragedy for Yuvraj. Joy for Sri Lanka. Drifting in on the middle and leg stump line, nudged to wards short fine leg. Yuvraj rushes across like a express train - it was his call as it went behind the stumps but there was no run in it , Dravid sends him back and Yuvraj can't make it. The throw went slightly wide of the stumps - like how Steve Waugh's throw came to Boon who ran out the last man in the 1992 World Cup, and here, Jayasuriya moves to his right, gathers and whips the bails off. Yuvraj was no where in sight. It was his call, all right, but I don't think Dravid would have made it to the other side. The short-fine leg fielder was pretty close and it was Arnold there and he swooped there like a hawk 112/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni lbw b Muralitharan 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
28.1 Dhoni walks for a lbw. It was that plumb. Fab delivery. Landed on the middle stump line and hurried on straight - a stunning toppie, Dhoni had backed to cut and he had no place to hide. Tried to get his bat down in a hurry but the ball rushes on and rams the pad. Dead duck. What a bowler! 112/6
View dismissal AB Agarkar c Arnold b Malinga 10 25 25 0 0 40.00
34.4 Dravid is in danger of being left stranded. Full in length, on the off stump line Agarkar goes for a risky lofted drive, ends up ballooning it to Arnold at mid-on.. He doesn't make any mistake and India are tottering at 136 for 7. 136/7
Harbhajan Singh not out 17 38 20 1 1 85.00
View dismissal Z Khan c Malinga b Muralitharan 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
38.6 And then there were one. A flighted-up doosra, on the leg and middle stump line, produces a lofted stroke from Zaheer. He wanted to swing it to the cow corner, instead it flies down the throat of Malinga at long-on. Sri Lanka are just a wicket away from the win. 161/9
View dismissal MM Patel c Vaas b Dilshan 10 18 17 1 0 58.82
43.3 That's the end! All over! Munaf heaves this one to the leg side and Chaminda Vaas runs around on the ropes and takes the catch that ends the game! Sri Lanka have won by 69 runs. India are all but knocked out of the World Cup 185/10
Extras (lb 1, w 7) 8
  Total (all out; 43.3 overs; 195 mins) 185 (4.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 8 1 39 2 4.87 31 5 1
6.5 to Uthappa, Got him! Short of a good length, on the off, Uthappa crashes that one back down the pitch. It's hit hard but to the left of Chaminda Vaas who moves aside watchfully, keeps his eyes on the ball and pulls off a stunning catch. That is some catch from the crafty left-arm seamer! 25/1
10.5 to Ganguly, Oh! Got 'em. Having been bogged down for a few deliveries, Ganguly tries to break the shackles. He coems down the track and tries to launch it over mid-off. The ball is a canny Vass off-cutter and leaves the batsman. Ganguly can only manage a thick edge and the ball balloons wide of mid-on, where Muralitharan rushes back and stretches full to pull off a beauty. He dropped Uthappa earlier (that was a tough chance) but there was no way he was going to let this go. His team-mates mob him in celebration 43/2
View wicket SL Malinga 8 0 39 1 4.87 30 5 0 (1w)
34.4 to Agarkar, Dravid is in danger of being left stranded. Full in length, on the off stump line Agarkar goes for a risky lofted drive, ends up ballooning it to Arnold at mid-on.. He doesn't make any mistake and India are tottering at 136 for 7. 136/7
View wicket CRD Fernando 6.2 0 32 1 5.05 25 4 1 (2w)
11.3 to Tendulkar, and Tendulkar goes! Could this be his last World Cup innings? The ball pitched outside off stump, nipped back, Tendulkar lunged forward, the ball hit the inside edge of the bat and crashed into leg stump, huge huge wicket for Sri Lanka and India are fading away. 44/3
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 0 41 3 4.10 32 2 0 (4w)
22.5 to Sehwag, Big wicket. Murali takes out Sehwag and India slip further as Sri Lanka tighten the screws. It was floated outside the off stump, Sehwag leans forward, and opens the bat-face as he tries to drive - he had been beaten earlier in this over, trying to play a similar shot, this time connects and sends it straight to Mahela who swoops low at slip to take the sharp catch. Sri Lanka are climbing all over India. Bangladeshi fans must be whooping in delight. 98/4
28.1 to Dhoni, Dhoni walks for a lbw. It was that plumb. Fab delivery. Landed on the middle stump line and hurried on straight - a stunning toppie, Dhoni had backed to cut and he had no place to hide. Tried to get his bat down in a hurry but the ball rushes on and rams the pad. Dead duck. What a bowler! 112/6
38.6 to Khan, And then there were one. A flighted-up doosra, on the leg and middle stump line, produces a lofted stroke from Zaheer. He wanted to swing it to the cow corner, instead it flies down the throat of Malinga at long-on. Sri Lanka are just a wicket away from the win. 161/9
View wicket ST Jayasuriya 9 0 31 1 3.44 27 0 0
37.3 to Dravid, Gone! Dravid falls and that could be the end of the Indian hopes. He charges down the track and lofts a fullish delivery straight to Murali at long-off. Murali moves to his left and takes it. Pumps his fist in the air and all the Sri Lankan fielders rush towards him. 159/8
View wicket TM Dilshan 2.1 1 2 1 0.92 11 0 0
43.3 to Patel, That's the end! All over! Munaf heaves this one to the leg side and Chaminda Vaas runs around on the ropes and takes the catch that ends the game! Sri Lanka have won by 69 runs. India are all but knocked out of the World Cup 185/10

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Points - Sri Lanka 2, India 0
Player of the match - M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - IL Howell (South Africa)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (73 balls), Extras 17
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 60/2 in 15.0 overs (WU Tharanga 24, KC Sangakkara 5)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.1 overs (160 balls), Extras 20
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 69 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 124/3 in 30.0 overs (WU Tharanga 59, LPC Silva 16)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 35.1 overs (225 balls), Extras 25
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (LPC Silva 27, TM Dilshan 22, Ex 2)
    • LPC Silva: 50 off 60 balls (4 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 43.5 overs (278 balls), Extras 26
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 49.4 overs (314 balls), Extras 27
    • India innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • India: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (79 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: India - 56/3 in 14.0 overs (V Sehwag 23, R Dravid 5)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (V Sehwag 30, R Dravid 17, Ex 3)
    • India: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (146 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: India - 126/6 in 31.0 overs (R Dravid 31, AB Agarkar 8)
    • India: 150 runs in 36.4 overs (227 balls), Extras 8
    • R Dravid: 50 off 77 balls (5 x 4)
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