ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 157 runs

0.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, the keeper raises the bat and lets it pass

India 6/1   R Dravid 0* (1b)

2.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, another great ball, pitching on the leg stump and then seaming in into the pads, big appeal, but actually seaming so much it was going to miss leg stump

2.2

Vaas to Dravid, 2 runs, pushing on the on side, but everything Aravinda touches in this World Cup turns to mud, he has a needless ping at the bowler's end and concedes the overthrow

2.3

Vaas to Dravid, no run

2.4

Vaas to Dravid, no run, tapping towards the covers

2.5

Vaas to Dravid, no run, seaming in down the line of the off stump, into the thigh, big appeal for lbw, but too high

2.6

Vaas to Dravid, 1 no ball, tapping on the on side

2.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump and to the keeper

India 13/1   R Dravid 2* (8b)

3.6

Upashantha to Dravid, FOUR, driving thru the off side, very good shot, straight to the boundary

India 22/1   R Dravid 6* (9b 1x4)

5.1

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, FOUR, garbage outside the off stump, real loose stuff, Dravid cracks it to the boundary

5.2

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, FOUR, overpitching on the leg stump, and another one, driving thru the mid on, Dotvid not living up to his nickname at all

5.3

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, some defence

5.4

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, FOUR, no defence there, Wickers pushing down leg side, Dravid helps himself to another round of four, easy flick off the pads forward of the square leg

5.5

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, leaning forward and defending on the on side, they scamper a single, great cricket

India 38/1   R Dravid 19* (14b 4x4)

6.1

Vaas to Dravid, 1 wide

6.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, defending off the off stump towards the covers

6.2

Vaas to Dravid, no run, works some defence into the covers

6.3

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, very fine glance, thru the keeper, played just short of being a caught behind

6.4

Vaas to Dravid, no run, defending into the covers

6.5

Vaas to Dravid, 2 runs, working it thru the mid wicket, one of the infield has to chase

6.6

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, spanking shot, down the ground, even Vaas isn't immune, off drive

India 51/1   R Dravid 29* (20b 6x4)

7.2

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, bat raised, ball left to pass to the keeper

7.3

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, fending it away to the backward point Ranatunga

7.4

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, front foot forward, deflecting the ball thru the gully

India 53/1   R Dravid 30* (23b 6x4)

8.5

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, lovely cover drive, one for the text book, the ball from Vaas however was completely different

8.6

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, on drive, Dravid is just one big bucket of shots, thru the mid wicket and over the rope, terrificly entertaining stuff

India 67/1   R Dravid 38* (25b 8x4)

10.1

Upashantha to Dravid, no run

10.2

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run, glanced away down to the fine leg

10.4

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run, pushing on the on side

India 74/1   R Dravid 40* (28b 8x4)

11.1

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run

11.2

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run

11.3

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, first false shot of the day, trying to hit it down hard down the pitch, gets a thicked edge along the ground to the 3rd man

11.6

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, controlled thick edge down to the wide 3rd man

India 81/1   R Dravid 42* (32b 8x4)

12.1

Upashantha to Dravid, no run

12.2

Upashantha to Dravid, FOUR, slashing cut shot, the gully dives uselessly, ball screams to the boundary

12.3

Upashantha to Dravid, no run, dabbing it into the covers

12.4

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 wide, miles outside the off stump, a Test class wide

12.4

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run, worked down to Murali at mid off

India 87/1   R Dravid 47* (36b 9x4)

13.1

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, outswinger, and it just kept swinging, somehow the umpire saw fit not to call that wide

13.2

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, into the off side

13.3

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 2 runs, waving the bat at it, flicking the ball thru the backward point

13.4

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run

13.5

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, defending the off side of the pitch

13.6

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, just 2 off the over, Wickers bowling nice and tightly after his erratic start

India 89/1   R Dravid 49* (42b 9x4)

14.3

Upashantha to Dravid, FOUR, crashing it thru the covers to bring up a fine 50 off 43 balls, 10x4 0x6

14.4

Upashantha to Dravid, no run

14.5

Upashantha to Dravid, no run, tight defence onto the on side

14.6

Upashantha to Dravid, no run, poking it away on the on side, Upashantha did his best to limit the damage

India 94/1   R Dravid 53* (46b 10x4)

15.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, turning it off the pads, direct to th short fine leg

15.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, again to the short fine leg, clipping it off the toes

15.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, jumping forward and defending on the on side

15.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, turning it around the corner, that short fine leg guy runs in to gather it

India 96/1   R Dravid 54* (50b 10x4)

16.1

Upashantha to Dravid, 2 runs, beautiful square cut shot, Jaya Mark II zooms out of nowhere and stops it with his foot just short of the fence

16.2

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run, another spanking cut shot, the backward point fields very well and deflects the ball to the cover area

16.5

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run

India 101/1   R Dravid 58* (53b 10x4)

17.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, angled bat deflects it to the backward point area

India 103/1   R Dravid 58* (54b 10x4)

18.3

Jayawardene to Dravid, 1 run, waves the bat at it, played thru the covers into the deep, but only the single on offer

India 105/1   R Dravid 59* (55b 10x4)

19.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run

19.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, turning it around the corner but there's a man there

19.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, dabbing it to the covers, but they don't take the run

19.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, pushed on the on side, towards the square leg, still no run

India 109/1   R Dravid 60* (59b 10x4)

20.4

Jayawardene to Dravid, 2 runs, good drive off the pads, fielded at deep forward square leg

20.5

Jayawardene to Dravid, 1 run, pushing into the off side, another single

India 117/1   R Dravid 63* (61b 10x4)

21.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, sweeping outside the leg stump, misses and goes all bohemian by falling and laying on the ground

21.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run

21.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR, stepping back and gliding a late cut thru the gully, very good shot

21.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, clipping to the square leg, Ganguly sends him back, he has to lunge, a direct hit may have caused a ruffle in the feathers

21.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run

India 123/1   R Dravid 67* (66b 11x4)

22.2

Jayawardene to Dravid, 1 run

22.5

Jayawardene to Dravid, 1 run, tapping towards the mid wicket

India 131/1   R Dravid 69* (68b 11x4)

24.5

Jayasuriya to Dravid, no run

24.6

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 2 runs

India 142/1   R Dravid 71* (70b 11x4)

25.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, 2 runs, onto the on side behind square, square to Murali, should've been a run out but he dropped the ball, Ganguly survives the trial by video

25.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run

India 145/1   R Dravid 73* (72b 11x4)

26.2

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 2 runs, cut shot, just forward of the point, not timed perfectly

26.3

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 3 runs, hit harder and placed better, the deep fielder has to run to run further harder and longer, they get a triple

26.5

Jayasuriya to Dravid, no run, full follow through in the cover drive, but direct to Mahanama in the covers

26.6

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 2 runs, squeezing it behind the square leg, another typical expensive Sri Lankan over

India 154/1   R Dravid 80* (76b 11x4)

27.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run

27.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run

India 160/1   R Dravid 81* (78b 11x4)

28.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, trying to slash it thru the covers

28.2

Vaas to Dravid, no run

28.3

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run

28.5

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, a lovely serving of tripe from vaas, short and aimed at the waist, Dravid hammers a pull shot thru forward square leg

28.6

Vaas to Dravid, 2 runs

India 168/1   R Dravid 88* (83b 12x4)

29.2

de Silva to Dravid, no run

29.3

de Silva to Dravid, 1 run

India 170/1   R Dravid 89* (85b 12x4)

30.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, easily played into the covers

30.2

Vaas to Dravid, no run, big runup for Vaas, winds up, delivers outside the off stump, ball is defended into the covers

30.3

Vaas to Dravid, no run, mistimed defensive chop down to the mid off

30.4

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, controlled shot off the outside edge down to the wide 3rd man

India 173/1   R Dravid 90* (89b 12x4)

31.1

de Silva to Dravid, 1 run, hit hard down to the long off, Vaas doesn't field cleanly

India 178/1   R Dravid 91* (90b 12x4)

32.1

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, tapping onto the off side

32.2

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, driving down to Eric at mid on

32.3

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, clubbed down to the long off, fielded on the bounce

32.5

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, poking straight on the on side, they grab a single whilst the mid on runs around

India 187/1   R Dravid 93* (94b 12x4)

33.2

de Silva to Dravid, no run, stepping back, cutting of fthe stumps to Eric in the covers

33.3

de Silva to Dravid, 1 run, into the covers again

33.6

de Silva to Dravid, 1 run, same place, but it's the right hander's long on, a fascinating over from straight balls from de Silva

India 192/1   R Dravid 95* (97b 12x4)

34.1

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, leg glance, fine leg fields, ho hum

34.5

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, flicked in front of the square leg

India 199/1   R Dravid 97* (99b 12x4)

35.1

de Silva to Dravid, 2 runs, flicked square, to the deep fielder

35.2

de Silva to Dravid, no run, pushed into the covers

35.3

de Silva to Dravid, 1 run, an dthis is getting to he a habit, pushed to the long off to bring up a marvellous hundred, 102 balls, 12x4 0x6

35.5

de Silva to Dravid, 2 runs, late cut behind square to continues the adventure ever onwards

35.6

de Silva to Dravid, 1 wide, down the leg side, Dravid misisng the sweep

35.6

de Silva to Dravid, 1 run, pushing thru the covers, picking the gap

India 211/1   R Dravid 103* (104b 12x4)

36.1

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump to Arjuna at cover

36.2

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run, cruddy cut shot, bottom edges into the ground

36.3

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, 1 run, flicked around behind square

36.5

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, no run

36.6

Wickramasinghe to Dravid, FOUR, throwing the bat at it, lofted on drive, bounce well short of the rope, but bounces high off the practice pitches and over it goes

India 217/1   R Dravid 108* (109b 13x4)

37.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, SIX, wonderful shot, just a flick over the covers, the ball just flew into the stands

India 224/1   R Dravid 114* (110b 13x4 1x6)

38.2

Upashantha to Dravid, no run, squeezed to the point, they had an hour to take a single, but not taken

38.3

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run, lofted over the mid off, down into the deep

India 226/1   R Dravid 115* (112b 13x4 1x6)

39.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 leg bye

39.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run

India 245/1   R Dravid 116* (114b 13x4 1x6)

40.1

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run

40.4

Upashantha to Dravid, 2 runs, deflected behind point, 3rd man has to run around

40.5

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 leg bye, missing some sort of awkward flick, bounces off the thigh and to the keeper's right

India 250/1   R Dravid 119* (117b 13x4 1x6)

42.2

Upashantha to Dravid, FOUR, swiping outside the off stump, top edge off the bat and the ball runs fine of 3rd man, a divine partnership blessed by the deities surely (and I don't mean SRT)

42.3

Upashantha to Dravid, (no ball) 2 runs, thru the covers

42.3

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run

42.6

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run, guided thru the covers, a mere single there

India 280/1   R Dravid 127* (121b 14x4 1x6)

43.1

Vaas to Dravid, 2 runs, down to the 3rd man, where Wickers misfields and allows the second, what a team

43.2

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, smack! over the mid on and down to the fence, too straigth and too fast for the long on

43.3

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, lofted over the point, chance for a catch? dropped? thru the fielder anything for a much needed four

43.4

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run

43.6

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, lofted on the on side, it's in the air! Mahanama is running around in the deep, could this be out? could the Lankans get a break? 4 runs!

India 296/1   R Dravid 142* (126b 17x4 1x6)

44.6

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run, played straight onto the on side, who needs Prabhakar when you have Upashantha

India 317/1   R Dravid 143* (127b 17x4 1x6)

45.1

Vaas to Dravid, (no ball) 1 run, guiding it behind the point

45.3

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, down to the long off

India 323/1   R Dravid 145* (129b 17x4 1x6)
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Photos

May 26, 1999

Rahul Dravid drives on his way to 145, India v Sri Lanka, Group A, World Cup, Taunton, May 26, 1999

Rahul Dravid drives on his way to 145

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May 26, 1999

Rahul Dravid uses the pull shot to good effect, India vs Sri Lanka, Group A, ICC World Cup, Taunton, May 26, 1999

Rahul Dravid uses the pull shot to good effect

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