ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 157 runs

0.1

Vaas to Ramesh, no run, pushed towards the covers for the first ball of the match

0.2

Vaas to Ramesh, 1 run, finding the gap in the covers this time

0.3

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 run, off the off stump and behind the corner

0.4

Vaas to Ramesh, FOUR, quick down the leg side, excellent flick shot, clipped in front of the forward square leg

0.5

Vaas to Ramesh, OUT, brilliant ball, pitching on the off stump and then straighening down the line, Ramesh is defending off the middle stump, but the ball misses the outside edge and clips the top off the off stump

S Ramesh b Vaas 5 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

0.6

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

India 6/1   WPUJC Vaas 1-0-6-1

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   WPUJC Vaas 2-0-9-1

4.1

Vaas to Ganguly, no run

4.2

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 no ball, trying to guide it thru the point region, but easily fielded

4.2

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, outside edge, towards the second slip, but it lands just short of the man there

4.3

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, defending onto the on side

4.4

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, pushing towards the covers, only defensive

4.5

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, leaning forward, solid defence, ball trickles onto the on side

4.6

Vaas to Ganguly, 2 runs, well driven thru the extra cover area

India 25/1   WPUJC Vaas 3-0-12-1

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   WPUJC Vaas 4-0-23-1

8.1

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, firm defence outside the off stump and back to the bowler

8.2

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, ball keeps a little low outside the off stump, perhaps it was the leg cutter, passes harmlessly to the keeper

8.3

Vaas to Ganguly, FOUR, just a defensive tap, ball rockets off the bat down the on side

8.4

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 leg bye

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   WPUJC Vaas 5-0-35-1

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

28.4

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 run, dabbing onto the on side, they grab a single thru the mid wicket

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   WPUJC Vaas 6-0-43-1

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

30.5

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, jumping abck from it, driven hard to the mid off

30.6

Vaas to Ganguly, FOUR, cut shot, top edge flies away wide of the 3rd man, Ganguly showing he can play the Sri Lankan shots as well as the classy shots

India 177/1   WPUJC Vaas 7-0-48-1

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

43.5

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 run, around the wicket, guided to the deep mid wicket

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   WPUJC Vaas 8-0-64-1

45.1

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

45.1

Vaas to Ganguly, 2 runs, someone needs to investigate this, simple running catch for Murali running in from wide long on, DROPPED

45.2

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 run

45.3

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

45.4

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 run, OUT, swiping it thru the mid wicket, Murali fields with his knees, confusingly wearing Wickers shirt, pings it to the bowler's end, TV called, direct hit ends the madness

R Dravid run out 145 (179m 129b 17x4 1x6) SR: 112.40

45.5

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 run

45.6

Vaas to Tendulkar, 1 run, easy shot down to the mid off, SRT already dragging the run rate down

India 326/2   WPUJC Vaas 9-0-73-1

48.1

Vaas to Azharuddin, 1 run, pushing down to the long on, they thankfully with the single

48.2

Vaas to Ganguly, 2 runs, guiding it thru the covers and into the deep, moves onto 175

48.3

Vaas to Ganguly, 2 runs, glancing behind the short fine leg, that's the highest ODI and WC score by an Indian, beating Kapil in 1983

48.4

Vaas to Ganguly, FOUR, big slashing drive, outside edge, kKalu dives to his left, thru the gloves and to the boundary

48.5

Vaas to Ganguly, 1 run, poked onto the on side off the toes, good ball from Vaas

48.6

Vaas to Azharuddin, 1 run, bugger, just a single, chopped thru extra cover, Azhar keeps the strike, yet another thing he's done wrong

India 363/5   WPUJC Vaas 10-0-84-1
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Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
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Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Leeds - Jun 13, 1999
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 12, 1999
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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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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