ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 157 runs

15.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, outside the off stump, poked away on the on side, straight of the mid on

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

15.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

India 96/1   M Muralitharan 1-0-2-0

17.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, soft defence into the covers

17.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, Murali around the wicket, giving it lots of air, ball defended down the wicket

17.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, cutting to the point area

17.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, thrusts the pad forward at a ball heading down the leg side

17.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, pushing thru and around the extra cover area

17.6

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

India 103/1   M Muralitharan 2-0-3-0

19.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run

19.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run

19.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, guided down to the long off, the batting has gone all tedious in the past 5 or so overs

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   M Muralitharan 3-0-6-0

21.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, pushing towards the covers

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   M Muralitharan 4-0-11-0

23.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, pushed into the cover

23.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, defends off the middle and off short of the covers

23.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, short steps down the pitch, only to defend, any NEgland batsman would be proud of that effort

23.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

23.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, some mroe defence outside the off stump

23.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, easily glided drive to the long off

India 133/1   M Muralitharan 5-0-12-0

25.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

25.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, dabbing it onto the on side, keeper fields

25.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

25.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, lofted in the air over the wide mid off area, one bounce to the long off

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   M Muralitharan 6-0-15-0

27.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, defending on the off side

27.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, FOUR, coming down the pitch, lofting over the cover point, great fielding by the slapstick Upshantha in the deep, falling over the top of the ball and letting it pass to the boundary

27.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run

27.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run

27.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run

27.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, squeezing it out to the point area

India 160/1   M Muralitharan 7-0-21-0

37.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, sent down the leg side, Ganguly sweeping but only jagging a bottom edge onto it to the short fien leg

37.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

37.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run, back foot drive to the backward point

37.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

37.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, leaning back and clubbed from outside the off stump, thru the cover into the deep

37.6

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

India 224/1   M Muralitharan 8-0-28-0

39.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, FOUR, jumping down the pitch, lofted over the covers, the senses get a bit dulled after watching this many boundaries

39.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 wide, pushed down the leg side, top spinner

39.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, SIX, big big shot, he slides down the pitch and dispatches it into the river for a chilly English summer dip

39.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run

39.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 leg bye

39.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run

39.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run

India 245/1   M Muralitharan 9-0-42-0

41.1

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

41.2

Muralitharan to Ganguly, SIX, one step down the pitch, easy as you like, pulled way over the long on, they're going to have to change the laws if this keeps going

41.3

Muralitharan to Ganguly, FOUR, sick ball misdirected down the leg side, Ganguly helps it past the short fine leg

41.4

Muralitharan to Ganguly, no run

41.5

Muralitharan to Ganguly, SIX, another simple step down the wicket, lofted over the sightscreen and into the Ian Botham Stand

41.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 wide, and down the leg side, Murali just can't cut it for a break

41.6

Muralitharan to Ganguly, 1 run, pushing thru the mid wicket

India 269/1   M Muralitharan 10-0-60-0
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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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