ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 157 runs

31.2

de Silva to Ganguly, SIX, massive shot, one step down the pitch and lofts it way over the long on fence and onto the roof of some poxy Taunton stand, I give that one 6 thumbs up

India 184/1   SC Ganguly 81* (97b 9x4 1x6)   PA de Silva 1.2-0-11-0

37.6

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

India 224/1   R Dravid 114* (110b 13x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 8-0-28-0

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

India 241/1   SC Ganguly 111* (123b 12x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 8.2-0-39-0

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

India 257/1   SC Ganguly 121* (130b 12x4 3x6)   M Muralitharan 9.2-0-48-0

41.5

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

India 267/1   SC Ganguly 131* (133b 13x4 4x6)   M Muralitharan 9.5-0-58-0

44.5

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

India 314/1   SC Ganguly 153* (143b 16x4 5x6)   KEA Upashantha 9.5-0-77-0

46.1

Jayasuriya to Ganguly, SIX, lofting over the long off, another 6, Anwar's and Kirsten's records are in sight

India 334/2   SC Ganguly 165* (149b 16x4 6x6)   ST Jayasuriya 2.1-0-26-0

46.4

Jayasuriya to Ganguly, SIX, big big shot, over the long on, that ball's gone to talk in a funny accent whilst doing some shopping in downtown Taunton

India 342/2   SC Ganguly 172* (151b 16x4 7x6)   ST Jayasuriya 2.4-0-34-0

49.3

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

India 371/5   M Azharuddin 10* (5b 1x6)   GP Wickramasinghe 9.3-0-63-2
Tournament Results
Australia v Pakistan at Lord's - Jun 20, 1999
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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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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