ICC World Cup, 21st Match: India v Sri Lanka at Taunton, May 26, 1999
ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A
India won by 157 runs
Played at County Ground, Taunton (neutral venue)
26 May 1999 (50-over match)
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

5.6

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 2 runs, worked thru the mid wicket, fielded just short of the fence, Dravid gets sent back from taking the 3rd

India 40/1   GP Wickramasinghe 1-0-15-0
7.1

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run, dabbing the bat at it, worked down to 3rd man to give Rahul Dynamic the strike

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

7.5

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run, driving well, to the mid off

7.6

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run, jerky defence, mistimed enough so they can get the single to the mid wicket

India 54/1   GP Wickramasinghe 2-0-18-0
9.1

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, FOUR, delicately played forward of the point, the Britannia bat does the work

9.2

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run, outside the off stump and to the keeper

9.3

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run, tapping into the covers, safely covered so to speak

9.4

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run, ball pitched up, bat raised, ball left to the keeper, I believe I heard a few people booing that shot

9.5

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run, played direct to the cover fielder

9.6

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run, bat/pad defence onto the off side, good over from Wickers using line and length well

India 71/1   GP Wickramasinghe 3-0-22-0
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

11.4

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run, tapped back to the bowler

11.5

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run, working onto the on side, just an easy single around mid wicket

11.6

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

India 81/1   GP Wickramasinghe 4-0-25-0
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   GP Wickramasinghe 5-0-27-0
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

32.4

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run, carved thru the cover point, fielded in the deep

32.5

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

32.6

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run, driving thru the mid off and down to the deep fielder, a very nondescript over

India 188/1   GP Wickramasinghe 6-0-31-0
34.1

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

34.2

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, FOUR, a couple of steps down the pitch and bangulied over the bowlers head and into the fence

34.3

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, no run

34.4

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run

34.5

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

34.6

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, FOUR, glanced off the legs, India looking for yet another ODI partnership record, ball goes down to the long leg boundary

India 203/1   GP Wickramasinghe 7-0-42-0
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

36.4

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run, outside the off stump, very good drive thru the covers and into the deep, but there's a fielder there

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   GP Wickramasinghe 8-0-48-0
47.1

Wickramasinghe to Jadeja, 2 runs, pulled down to the long on, Ajay cleans up Kalu after taking the second, but they both smile

47.2

Wickramasinghe to Jadeja, 2 runs, straight drive, both deep fielders are on hold to gather it in

47.3

Wickramasinghe to Jadeja, OUT, straight drive, straight back to the bowler that is, India collapsing, they look in trouble

A Jadeja c & b Wickramasinghe 5 (15m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

47.4

Wickramasinghe to Singh, OUT, clap clap clap, marvellous stuff from Robin, pull shot, top edge, down the throat of the mid wicket, never mind, I'm sure he can blame the demons in the pitch

RR Singh c de Silva b Wickramasinghe 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

47.5

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 wide

47.5

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run

47.6

Wickramasinghe to Azharuddin, 1 run, flicking across the line and forward of the square leg

India 352/5   GP Wickramasinghe 9-0-55-2
49.1

Wickramasinghe to Azharuddin, 1 run, swiped down to the long on, Gangs on strike

49.2

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, 1 run, full toss speared at the legs, only squeezed onto the on side, Kalu fields

49.3

Wickramasinghe to Azharuddin, SIX, zero footwork, just brute strength, lofting it over the long on

49.4

Wickramasinghe to Azharuddin, 1 run, poked down on the on side into the deep

49.5

Wickramasinghe to Ganguly, OUT, going for the 6, big slog down the ground, but he hasn't got onto it properly, Chandana it looks like has taken a safe catch in front of the sightscreen, what a great innings, standing ovation from the crowd

SC Ganguly c sub (UDU Chandana) b Wickramasinghe 183 (210m 158b 17x4 7x6) SR: 115.82

49.6

Wickramasinghe to Azharuddin, 1 run, slided thru the covers, the antics and mayhem is over

India 373/6   GP Wickramasinghe 10-0-65-3
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