ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 157 runs

1.1

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, just tucking it off the off stump and working it on the on side

1.2

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 wide, way outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

1.2

Upashantha to Ganguly, 2 runs, working it forward of the square leg, soft pull

1.3

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, wide of the off stump, but a little inswing, Ganguly with the joke of a shot, dabbing a drive at it wide of the body, missing

1.4

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 no ball, poked from wide of the off stump and to the backward point

1.4

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, defending down the off side, mid off gathers

1.5

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, playing across the line, straight to the square leg

1.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, flapping a cover drive at it and missing, the man who can't grow a moustache is off to a very scratchy start. He's been in poor form since making the 97 against South Africa

India 10/1   KEA Upashantha 1-0-4-0

3.1

Upashantha to Ganguly, FOUR, nothing scratchy about that shot, perfectly time flick off the toes, too quick for the forward square leg fielder

3.2

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, pitched up, woeful attempt at an on side, tried to meet the pitch of the ball and still missed it

3.3

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run

3.4

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, defending into the off side

3.5

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run

3.6

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

India 22/1   KEA Upashantha 2-0-13-0

10.1

Upashantha to Dravid, no run

10.2

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

10.3

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, just squeezed off the leg stump, actually an attacking shot, looking for the gap but fielded by the wide mid on

10.4

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

10.5

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, ball is pitched up outside the off stump, bat is raised high out of the way

10.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, FOUR, off drive, very nice looking shot, thru the wide mid off and to the boundary

India 78/1   KEA Upashantha 3-0-20-0

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

12.5

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, chopping from outside the off stump and into the covers

12.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, awkwardly defended off the leg stump to the mid on, Ganguly often seems to fall over pitched up balls on the middle stump like that

India 87/1   KEA Upashantha 4-0-26-0

14.1

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run

14.2

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, poking away on the off side

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   KEA Upashantha 5-0-31-0

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

16.3

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, just a little bit of dabbed defence outside the off stump

16.4

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, into the leg stump, ball dribbles away behind square on the off side

16.5

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run

16.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, just a defensive prod towards the empty cover point area

India 102/1   KEA Upashantha 6-0-37-0

38.1

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, poking it down the on side, gathered by the long on

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

38.4

Upashantha to Ganguly, 2 runs, played forward of square, they manage a double into the deep, and a ton fro Ganguly, 119 balls, 11x4 1x6

38.5

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run

38.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 wide, and a wide, go Eric! India need all the help they can get for this pidldy target they'll be setting

38.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, sliding off the face of the bat and thru the covers

India 230/1   KEA Upashantha 7-0-43-0

40.1

Upashantha to Dravid, 1 run

40.2

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run

40.3

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, easily played down to the long on, crowd start to whistle

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

40.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, full toss speared at the off stump, Ganguly stone walls it down to the long off

India 251/1   KEA Upashantha 8-0-48-0

42.1

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, and that breaks the world record for the 2nd wicket in ODIs, Aamer and Inzamam v NZ at Sharjah 1993/94

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

42.4

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, slow outside the off stump, playing and missing!

42.5

Upashantha to Ganguly, 1 run, a poor shot! what a novel concept, bottom edge bounces down to the long on

42.6

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

India 280/1   KEA Upashantha 9-0-59-0

44.1

Upashantha to Ganguly, no run, a dot! a magnificent dot! to the mid wicket

44.2

Upashantha to Ganguly, FOUR, lofted in the air, Wickers is under it, looking good for the catch, should be eay, DROPPED, into the fence

44.3

Upashantha to Ganguly, FOUR, sliced thru the point, this is simply a joke

44.4

Upashantha to Ganguly, FOUR, over the bowler's head, into the long on fence, boring

44.5

Upashantha to Ganguly, SIX, oh please, pulling way over the mid wicket to bring up his 150

44.6

Upashantha to Ganguly, (no ball) 1 run, a glorious single, stroked ever so smoothly into the covers

44.6

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

India 317/1   KEA Upashantha 10-0-80-0
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Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Birmingham - Jun 17, 1999
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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