ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 157 runs

0.4

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

India 6/0   S Ramesh 5* (3b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 0.4-0-6-0

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

India 17/1   SC Ganguly 7* (9b 1x4)   KEA Upashantha 1.1-0-8-0

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)   KEA Upashantha 2-0-13-0

5.1

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

India 29/1   R Dravid 10* (10b 2x4)   GP Wickramasinghe 0.1-0-4-0

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

India 33/1   R Dravid 14* (11b 3x4)   GP Wickramasinghe 0.2-0-8-0

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

India 37/1   R Dravid 18* (13b 4x4)   GP Wickramasinghe 0.4-0-12-0

6.3

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

India 45/1   R Dravid 23* (17b 5x4)   WPUJC Vaas 3.3-0-17-1

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)   WPUJC Vaas 4-0-23-1

8.3

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

India 58/1   SC Ganguly 18* (27b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 4.3-0-27-1

8.5

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

India 63/1   R Dravid 34* (24b 7x4)   WPUJC Vaas 4.5-0-31-1

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)   WPUJC Vaas 5-0-35-1

9.1

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

India 71/1   SC Ganguly 22* (29b 3x4)   GP Wickramasinghe 2.1-0-22-0

10.6

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

India 78/1   SC Ganguly 27* (37b 4x4)   KEA Upashantha 3-0-20-0

12.2

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

India 85/1   R Dravid 46* (34b 9x4)   KEA Upashantha 3.2-0-24-0

14.3

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

India 94/1   R Dravid 53* (43b 10x4)   KEA Upashantha 4.3-0-31-0

20.1

Jayawardene to Ganguly, FOUR, but not frustrated enough to play th eeasy cover drive off the poor ball outsid ethe off stump, smooth shot

India 113/1   SC Ganguly 41* (61b 5x4)   DPMD Jayawardene 1.1-0-7-0

21.4

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

India 123/1   R Dravid 67* (64b 11x4)   M Muralitharan 3.4-0-11-0

22.3

Jayawardene to Ganguly, FOUR

India 129/1   SC Ganguly 49* (67b 6x4)   DPMD Jayawardene 2.3-0-18-0

24.2

Jayasuriya to Ganguly, FOUR, lofting way over the square leg, Ganguly coming down the pitch and pulling, is it heading for a 6 or 4 or a catch, somehow beats the fielder, one bounce into the fence, Shep isn't fooled by the clowns in the crowd signalling 6

India 139/1   SC Ganguly 58* (77b 7x4)   ST Jayasuriya 0.2-0-6-0

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

India 158/1   SC Ganguly 66* (87b 8x4)   M Muralitharan 6.2-0-19-0

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

India 166/1   R Dravid 86* (82b 12x4)   WPUJC Vaas 5.5-0-41-1

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   SC Ganguly 75* (96b 9x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7-0-48-1

34.2

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

India 197/1   SC Ganguly 89* (107b 10x4 1x6)   GP Wickramasinghe 6.2-0-36-0

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   SC Ganguly 94* (110b 11x4 1x6)   GP Wickramasinghe 7-0-42-0

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)   GP Wickramasinghe 8-0-48-0

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

India 234/1   SC Ganguly 105* (122b 12x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 8.1-0-32-0

41.3

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

India 261/1   SC Ganguly 125* (131b 13x4 3x6)   M Muralitharan 9.3-0-52-0

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)

India 274/1   R Dravid 123* (118b 14x4 1x6)   KEA Upashantha 8.2-0-53-0

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

India 286/1   R Dravid 133* (123b 15x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 7.2-0-54-1

43.3

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

India 290/1   R Dravid 137* (124b 16x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 7.3-0-58-1

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)   WPUJC Vaas 8-0-64-1

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

India 300/1   SC Ganguly 139* (140b 14x4 4x6)   KEA Upashantha 9.2-0-63-0

44.3

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

India 304/1   SC Ganguly 143* (141b 15x4 4x6)   KEA Upashantha 9.3-0-67-0

44.4

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

India 308/1   SC Ganguly 147* (142b 16x4 4x6)   KEA Upashantha 9.4-0-71-0

48.4

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

India 361/5   SC Ganguly 181* (155b 17x4 7x6)   WPUJC Vaas 9.4-0-82-1
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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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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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