ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 21st match, Group A

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 157 runs

0.1

Srinath to Jayasuriya, no run, poking into the covers, and the run rate required is already over 7

0.2

Srinath to Jayasuriya, 1 run, poking thru the covers and they grab a single, still the rr req goes up

0.3

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, slashing the ball away down to the 3rd man

0.4

Srinath to Jayasuriya, no run, flicking it into the covers to the point fielder

0.5

Srinath to Jayasuriya, no run, defended down the pitch back to the bowler

0.6

Srinath to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, down the leg side and to the keeper

0.6

Srinath to Jayasuriya, 1 run, poking it thru the covers, a single

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/0 (370 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.55)
ST Jayasuriya    2* (5b)      J Srinath    1-0-4-0
RS Kaluwitharana    1* (1b)     

1.1

Prasad to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushing into the covers, a quick single taken

1.2

Prasad to Kaluwitharana, no run, tucking the bat behind the pad, thru to the keeper

1.3

Prasad to Kaluwitharana, no run, another dot, to the mid off, SL on fire

1.4

Prasad to Kaluwitharana, no run, dabbed back to the bowler

1.5

Prasad to Kaluwitharana, no run, poked direct into the covers, Sri Lanka playing safe and realises a draw is their only hope.... no, hang on....

1.6

Prasad to Kaluwitharana, no run, end of a good tight over from Venky

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 5/0 (369 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 7.68)
RS Kaluwitharana    1* (6b)      BKV Prasad    1-0-1-0
ST Jayasuriya    3* (6b)      J Srinath    1-0-4-0

2.1

Srinath to Jayasuriya, OUT, poked down the wicket, Jaya takes the run even though he's on the back foot, Srinath fields on the on side, turns and throws down the bowler's end, TV called, Jaya about 1 metre out

ST Jayasuriya run out 3 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

SL's one and only man is now gone, SL can not win this game great start for Sri Lanka, a run out was exactly what was needed to inspire the team to victory

2.2

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, no run

2.3

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, no run

2.4

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, no run, terrific ball, seaming away from the outside edge

2.5

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, 4 leg byes, missing the glance, it goes fine, too fine for the fine leg

Azhar with 2 slips in place, any more runs will probably spook him and he'll remove one of them

2.6

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, tapped into the covers, very well run single

End of over 3 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 10/1 (364 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 7.74)
RS Kaluwitharana    2* (11b)      J Srinath    2-0-5-0
MS Atapattu    0* (0b)      BKV Prasad    1-0-1-0

3.1

Prasad to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, dabbing it just behind the point area

3.2

Prasad to Atapattu, no run

3.3

Prasad to Atapattu, no run, seaming away from the tentative forward push across the line of the ball

3.4

Prasad to Atapattu, FOUR, jabbing it thru the covers, great timing from little more than a defensive push, ball races to the boundary

3.5

Prasad to Atapattu, no run

3.6

Prasad to Atapattu, FOUR, outside the off stump, cracking off drive, no mid off in place and Prasad pays the price

End of over 4 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 19/1 (355 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 7.71)
MS Atapattu    8* (5b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    2-0-10-0
RS Kaluwitharana    3* (12b)      J Srinath    2-0-5-0

4.1

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, FOUR, now this is more like it, lovely cover drive, thru the extra cover area

4.2

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, no run, ball is short of a length, pulls at it, bottom edge into the pitch, India bowling some real rubbish

4.3

Srinath to Kaluwitharana, OUT, seaming in from outside the off stump, into the pads, struck in line with off and middle, umpire sends him on his way

RS Kaluwitharana lbw b Srinath 7 (20m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

and so steps de Silva to the crease, in the middle of a disasterous world cup

4.4

Srinath to de Silva, no run, immediately into form, inside edge squirts out towards the square leg

4.5

Srinath to de Silva, no run, bat raised, ball to the keeper

4.6

Srinath to de Silva, no run, defends on the on side, mid on fields easily

End of over 5 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 23/2 (351 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 7.80)
PA de Silva    0* (3b)      J Srinath    3-0-9-1
MS Atapattu    8* (5b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    2-0-10-0

5.1

Prasad to Atapattu, no run, slight away movement, batsman playing across the line off the ball, misses the push to covers

5.2

Prasad to Atapattu, no run, firm forward defence

5.3

Prasad to Atapattu, no run, clipped on the on side, to the mid on

5.4

Prasad to Atapattu, no run

5.5

Prasad to Atapattu, no run, easy paced drive down the wicket, into the bowler's end stumps

5.6

Prasad to Atapattu, 2 runs, guides a thick edge to the 3rd man, Ganguly fields a draws a special cheer from the crowd

End of over 6 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 25/2 (349 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 7.93)
MS Atapattu    10* (11b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    3-0-12-0
PA de Silva    0* (3b)      J Srinath    3-0-9-1

6.1

Srinath to de Silva, no run, shortish, outside the off stump, seams in and reasonably close to the off stump, de silva was leaving it alone

6.2

Srinath to de Silva, FOUR, nice off drive, playing down the line, de Silva hits double figures (for the tournament)

6.3

Srinath to de Silva, FOUR, on the on side now, de Silva looking in good touch, and who wouldn't, other than Ramesh, Jaya, and kalu

6.4

Srinath to de Silva, no run

6.5

Srinath to de Silva, no run

6.6

Srinath to de Silva, no run, short down the wicket, pulling, missing, big appeal for caught behind, but not given

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 33/2 (341 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 7.93)
PA de Silva    8* (9b 2x4)      J Srinath    4-0-17-1
MS Atapattu    10* (11b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    3-0-12-0

7.1

Prasad to Atapattu, 1 run, well pushed behind point for the single

7.2

Prasad to de Silva, no run, defensive down the wicket, Srinath with his right hand

7.3

Prasad to de Silva, 2 runs, worked behind umpire Shep, Venky has to run in from long leg

7.4

Prasad to de Silva, no run, pushing it away on the off side

7.5

Prasad to de Silva, no run, prodded down the wicket and back to the bowler

7.6

Prasad to de Silva, no run, seaming away from the batsman, Dravid collects as the wicket keeper

End of over 8 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 36/2 (338 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 8.04)
PA de Silva    10* (14b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    4-0-15-0
MS Atapattu    11* (12b 2x4)      J Srinath    4-0-17-1

8.1

Srinath to Atapattu, no run

8.2

Srinath to Atapattu, 3 runs, very wristy flick thru the mid wicket off the stumps

8.3

Srinath to de Silva, no run, stepping back, pushing to the mid off

8.4

Srinath to de Silva, 2 runs, thrusting the bat at it, thick edge squirts behind the point fielder

8.5

Srinath to de Silva, 3 runs, working it thru the extra covers, another triple

8.6

Srinath to Atapattu, no run, straight into the covers, as the run rate required spirals over 8

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 44/2 (330 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 8.04)
MS Atapattu    14* (15b 2x4)      J Srinath    5-0-25-1
PA de Silva    15* (17b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    4-0-15-0

9.1

Prasad to de Silva, 3 runs, well guided thru the mid wicket, this match is perfect for a de Silva ton, it's the closest he'll get to a Test match draw scenario

9.2

Prasad to Atapattu, no run, poking it towards the covers

9.3

Prasad to Atapattu, FOUR, a murderous shot, spanking cover drive, perhaps the shot of the day, and there is some competition

9.4

Prasad to Atapattu, no run, short of a length, seaming past the backfoot defence, thru to "Chopra" the keeper, at least that is what the shirt says

any other sport and Dravid would cop a hefty fine

9.5

Prasad to Atapattu, no run

9.6

Prasad to Atapattu, FOUR, square drive, thru point, another boundary, there's some disgraceful bowling from the Indians here

End of over 10 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 55/2 (319 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 7.97)
MS Atapattu    22* (20b 4x4)      BKV Prasad    5-0-26-0
PA de Silva    18* (18b 2x4)      J Srinath    5-0-25-1

10.1

Mohanty to de Silva, no run, seaming slightly outside the off stump, to the keper

10.2

Mohanty to de Silva, no run, more movement, de Silva tried some sort of cut shot 2 hours too late

10.3

Mohanty to de Silva, no run, driving from outside the off stump, diretc to Singh in the covers

10.4

Mohanty to de Silva, 1 run, guides it thru the square leg

10.5

Mohanty to Atapattu, no run, into the pads , Atapattu stretching forward to defend

10.6

Mohanty to Atapattu, FOUR, overpitched refuse outside the off stump, whacked to the cover boundary

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 60/2 (314 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.45, RRR: 8.05)
MS Atapattu    26* (22b 5x4)      DS Mohanty    1-0-5-0
PA de Silva    19* (22b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    5-0-26-0

11.1

Prasad to de Silva, no run

11.2

Prasad to de Silva, no run

11.3

Prasad to de Silva, no run, full face of the bat, back to the bowler

11.4

Prasad to de Silva, no run, outside the off stump, defending down the wicket on the om side

11.5

Prasad to de Silva, FOUR, moving forward and then backward, swung away over the forward square leg, commanding pull shot, now for another 77 of them

11.6

Prasad to de Silva, FOUR, and another one thru the on side, now it's 77 more needed

End of over 12 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 68/2 (306 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 8.05)
PA de Silva    27* (28b 4x4)      BKV Prasad    6-0-34-0
MS Atapattu    26* (22b 5x4)      DS Mohanty    1-0-5-0

12.1

Mohanty to Atapattu, 1 run

12.2

Mohanty to de Silva, 2 runs, driving, edging, ball is safe down to the 3rd man

12.3

Mohanty to de Silva, no run, outside the off stump, swinging away, batsman leaves it alone

12.4

Mohanty to de Silva, no run, tapping it to the cover point, they have a loud debate about the theoretical possibility of a single

12.5

Mohanty to de Silva, no run, outside the off stump, to the keeper

12.6

Mohanty to de Silva, no run, playing and missing, thru to the keeper, Mohanty is convinced it's out, is screaming and carrying on, Shepherd says the noise was from the pad behind flicked

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 71/2 (303 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.46, RRR: 8.18)
PA de Silva    29* (33b 4x4)      DS Mohanty    2-0-8-0
MS Atapattu    27* (23b 5x4)      BKV Prasad    6-0-34-0

13.1

Kumble to Atapattu, 1 run, Dravid squarking for the helmet already

13.2

Kumble to de Silva, 1 leg bye, sweeping and missing, clipped down to the short fine leg

13.3

Kumble to Atapattu, no run, tapping away on the off side again

13.4

Kumble to Atapattu, no run

13.5

Kumble to Atapattu, 1 run

13.6

Kumble to de Silva, no run, Kumble tightens it up, exactly what India need in this close situation

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 74/2 (300 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 8.33)
PA de Silva    29* (35b 4x4)      A Kumble    1-0-2-0
MS Atapattu    29* (27b 5x4)      DS Mohanty    2-0-8-0

14.1

Mohanty to Atapattu, no run

14.2

Mohanty to Atapattu, OUT, flicking across the line, missing, into the pads behind the crease in line with the off and middle stumps

MS Atapattu lbw b Mohanty 29 (50m 29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

14.3

Mohanty to Jayawardene, no run

14.4

Mohanty to Jayawardene, FOUR, great shot thru the covers

14.5

Mohanty to Jayawardene, no run

14.6

Mohanty to Jayawardene, no run

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 78/3 (296 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 8.45)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (4b 1x4)      DS Mohanty    3-0-12-1
PA de Silva    29* (35b 4x4)      A Kumble    1-0-2-0

15.1

Kumble to de Silva, no run

15.2

Kumble to de Silva, 1 run

15.3

Kumble to Jayawardene, OUT, quick ball, aimed at the stumps, poor defence from Jaya, pad thrusted forward with his bat beside it, ball hits the pad then bat, easily out, Jaya looks annoyed with the decision

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Kumble 4 (4m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

I think he committed he sin of actually expecting the ball to turn from Kumble Match State: Drinks

15.4

Kumble to Ranatunga, 1 leg bye, worked away behind square

15.5

Kumble to de Silva, 1 run, a glance to Singh at deep backward square

15.6

Kumble to Ranatunga, 4 leg byes, trying to sweep, Ranatunga getting some of ample thigh on it

End of over 16 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 85/4 (289 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.31, RRR: 8.50)
A Ranatunga    0* (2b)      A Kumble    2-0-4-1
PA de Silva    31* (38b 4x4)      DS Mohanty    3-0-12-1

16.1

Mohanty to de Silva, 1 run

16.2

Mohanty to Ranatunga, no run

16.3

Mohanty to Ranatunga, FOUR

16.4

Mohanty to Ranatunga, no run

16.5

Mohanty to Ranatunga, FOUR

16.6

Mohanty to Ranatunga, 1 run

End of over 17 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 95/4 (279 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 8.45)
A Ranatunga    9* (7b 2x4)      DS Mohanty    4-0-22-1
PA de Silva    32* (39b 4x4)      A Kumble    2-0-4-1

17.1

Kumble to Ranatunga, no run, tapping it onto the on side

17.2

Kumble to Ranatunga, 1 run, played to the wide mid on, they take a causal single

17.3

Kumble to de Silva, 1 run, swinging it diretc to the square leg

17.4

Kumble to Ranatunga, no run, leaning forward, defending well

17.5

Kumble to Ranatunga, no run, down the leg side, missing the sweep, not called wide

17.6

Kumble to Ranatunga, 1 wide

17.6

Kumble to Ranatunga, no run

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 98/4 (276 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 8.62)
A Ranatunga    10* (12b 2x4)      A Kumble    3-0-7-1
PA de Silva    33* (40b 4x4)      DS Mohanty    4-0-22-1

18.1

Srinath to de Silva, FOUR, Srinath back into the swing of things, easy loft over the mid wicket

18.2

Srinath to de Silva, 1 run

18.3

Srinath to Ranatunga, no run, nudged down the pitch and back to the bowler

18.4

Srinath to Ranatunga, no run

18.5

Srinath to Ranatunga, no run

18.6

Srinath to Ranatunga, no run

End of over 19 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 103/4 (271 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 8.74)
A Ranatunga    10* (16b 2x4)      J Srinath    6-0-30-1
PA de Silva    38* (42b 5x4)      A Kumble    3-0-7-1

19.1

Kumble to de Silva, no run

19.2

Kumble to de Silva, no run

19.3

Kumble to de Silva, 1 run, clipped down the leg side to the long leg

19.4

Kumble to Ranatunga, no run

19.5

Kumble to Ranatunga, 1 run

19.6

Kumble to de Silva, 1 run

End of over 20 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 106/4 (268 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 8.93)
PA de Silva    40* (46b 5x4)      A Kumble    4-0-10-1
A Ranatunga    11* (18b 2x4)      J Srinath    6-0-30-1

20.1

Srinath to de Silva, no run, outside the off stump, no shot offered, situation doesn't demand it really

20.2

Srinath to de Silva, no run, short outside the off stump, missing a cramped cut shot close to the off stump

20.3

Srinath to de Silva, no run, pushing into the covers, Singh dives well

20.4

Srinath to de Silva, 1 no ball

20.4

Srinath to de Silva, no run

20.5

Srinath to de Silva, 1 run

20.6

Srinath to Ranatunga, 1 wide

20.6

Srinath to Ranatunga, no run

End of over 21 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 109/4 (265 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.19, RRR: 9.13)
A Ranatunga    11* (19b 2x4)      J Srinath    7-0-33-1
PA de Silva    41* (52b 5x4)      A Kumble    4-0-10-1

21.1

Kumble to de Silva, 1 run

21.2

Kumble to Ranatunga, no run

21.3

Kumble to Ranatunga, no run

21.4

Kumble to Ranatunga, 1 run, driving outside the off stump and into the covers

21.5

Kumble to de Silva, no run, pushed towards the covers

21.6

Kumble to de Silva, no run, covers

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 111/4 (263 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.04, RRR: 9.39)
PA de Silva    42* (55b 5x4)      A Kumble    5-0-12-1
A Ranatunga    12* (22b 2x4)      J Srinath    7-0-33-1

22.1

Mohanty to Ranatunga, FOUR, a bit of a bent arm there in Mohanty's quicker ball

22.2

Mohanty to Ranatunga, no run

22.3

Mohanty to Ranatunga, no run, stroked into the covers, Azhar lays all over the ball and exchanges phone numbers

22.4

Mohanty to Ranatunga, FOUR, some real tripe for ranatunga to gobble up, overpitched, a bit wide, smacked to the cover boundary, Ranatunga likes tripe

22.5

Mohanty to Ranatunga, 1 run

22.6

Mohanty to de Silva, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, Dravid does well for a man who can't keep wicket, but that's never stopped Kaluwitharana or Gilchrist

Ganguly to bowl under pressure, he may be dropped unless he picks up some wickets

End of over 23 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 121/4 (253 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 9.37)
PA de Silva    42* (56b 5x4)      DS Mohanty    5-0-31-1
A Ranatunga    21* (27b 4x4)      A Kumble    5-0-12-1

23.1

Ganguly to de Silva, 1 no ball

23.1

Ganguly to de Silva, 1 run, driving outside the off stump, into the deep thru the covers

23.2

Ganguly to Ranatunga, no run, into the thigh, pops out again, Dravid dives down the leg side

23.3

Ganguly to Ranatunga, 1 run, thick edge from a dabbed shot flies down to the 3rd man

23.4

Ganguly to de Silva, 1 run, thru the covers again, into the deep

23.5

Ganguly to Ranatunga, no run, swinging across the line, ball hits the pad, a nohoper of an appeal is audible

23.6

Ganguly to Ranatunga, FOUR, a leg glance, playe fine, Ganguly looks peeved, but then again he always looks like that

a 50 partnership by the old lags here comes fun, it's Robin Singh

End of over 24 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 129/4 (245 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 9.42)
A Ranatunga    26* (31b 5x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-8-0
PA de Silva    44* (59b 5x4)      DS Mohanty    5-0-31-1

24.1

Singh to de Silva, 1 run, easy drive to Ramesh at long on

24.2

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, squeezes his bat onto the on side

24.3

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, solid defence, the pace of Robin is obviously too much for the Sri Lankan captain

24.4

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, past the outside edge

24.5

Singh to Ranatunga, 1 run, working it thru the mid wicket

24.6

Singh to de Silva, 1 leg bye, end of a steady over from Robin, the modern day Prabhakar

End of over 25 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 132/4 (242 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 9.68)
PA de Silva    45* (61b 5x4)      RR Singh    1-0-2-0
A Ranatunga    27* (35b 5x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-8-0

25.1

Ganguly to de Silva, FOUR, pulling over the square leg, Ganguly going for the most runs conceded by an Indian record now

25.2

Ganguly to de Silva, 1 run, pushing into the covers, that's a 50, off 63 balls, 6x4 0x6

25.3

Ganguly to Ranatunga, 1 run

25.4

Ganguly to de Silva, no run

25.5

Ganguly to de Silva, no run, poking it on the off side

25.6

Ganguly to de Silva, FOUR, our ek chouka! backward point se mara!

End of over 26 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 142/4 (232 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.46, RRR: 9.66)
PA de Silva    54* (66b 7x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-18-0
A Ranatunga    28* (36b 5x4)      RR Singh    1-0-2-0

26.1

Singh to Ranatunga, no run

26.2

Singh to Ranatunga, 1 run

26.3

Singh to de Silva, 1 run, just a small push into the covers for a little ol' 1

26.4

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump

26.5

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, trying to glide the late cut down to the 3rd man

26.6

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, and another dotty

End of over 27 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 144/4 (230 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 10.00)
A Ranatunga    29* (41b 5x4)      RR Singh    2-0-4-0
PA de Silva    55* (67b 7x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-18-0

27.1

Ganguly to de Silva, no run, Ganguly continuing, Azhar must have him in his CI fantasy team

27.2

Ganguly to de Silva, 1 no ball, jabbing it into the mid wicket area

27.2

Ganguly to de Silva, no run, working it lazily onto the on side

27.3

Ganguly to de Silva, no run, defending into the off side, RR req over 10 now, couldn't happen to a nicer team

27.4

Ganguly to de Silva, no run, defending down to the mid off, forfeit and save your pride!

27.5

Ganguly to de Silva, 1 run, driving down the on side

27.6

Ganguly to Ranatunga, 1 wide, down the leg side, Ganguly going for the Indian runs conceded record now

27.6

Ganguly to Ranatunga, no run, defending on the on side, this match will go down to the wire

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 147/4 (227 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 10.31)
A Ranatunga    29* (42b 5x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-21-0
PA de Silva    56* (73b 7x4)      RR Singh    2-0-4-0

28.1

Singh to de Silva, OUT, trying for a big swipe over the mid wicket, missing, into the back pad. I say, that's quite plumb

PA de Silva lbw b Singh 56 (105m 74b 7x4 0x6) SR: 75.67

4th lbw of the innings, obvious umpire bias, deliberately rigging an Indian win

28.2

Singh to Mahanama, no run

28.3

Singh to Mahanama, 1 no ball, defending onto the on side, mid wicket collects

28.3

Singh to Mahanama, no run

28.4

Singh to Mahanama, no run

28.5

Singh to Mahanama, 1 run, dabbing it away behind the point

28.6

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, another great over from the master bowler, 2 runs and the wicket

End of over 29 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 149/5 (225 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 10.71)
A Ranatunga    29* (43b 5x4)      RR Singh    3-0-6-1
RS Mahanama    1* (5b)      SC Ganguly    3-0-21-0

29.1

Ganguly to Mahanama, 1 run, glides behind the square, the diretc hit gives an overthrow

29.2

Ganguly to Ranatunga, no run

29.3

Ganguly to Ranatunga, FOUR, a top shot, lofting another Ganguly pop gun effort over his head, couple of bounces into the fence

29.4

Ganguly to Ranatunga, 1 run

29.5

Ganguly to Mahanama, no run, inside edge trickles to the mid wicket

29.6

Ganguly to Mahanama, 1 run, driving on the on side, thru the mid on

not even 2500 years of culture can save Sri Lanka now

End of over 30 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 156/5 (218 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 10.90)
RS Mahanama    3* (8b)      SC Ganguly    4-0-28-0
A Ranatunga    34* (46b 6x4)      RR Singh    3-0-6-1

30.1

Singh to Mahanama, 1 run

30.2

Singh to Ranatunga, no run

30.3

Singh to Ranatunga, 1 no ball, back to the bowler, caught and bowled, India will rue this missed opportunity

30.3

Singh to Ranatunga, 1 run

30.4

Singh to Mahanama, no run, defending down to the mid on

30.5

Singh to Mahanama, no run

30.6

Singh to Mahanama, 2 runs, on the back foot, clipping it down to the wide 3rd man

Match State: Jal Paani ka samay

End of over 31 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 161/5 (213 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.19, RRR: 11.21)
RS Mahanama    6* (12b)      RR Singh    4-0-11-1
A Ranatunga    35* (49b 6x4)      SC Ganguly    4-0-28-0

31.1

Ganguly to Ranatunga, 1 run, cutting down to the 12th highest scorer in the match, Tendulkar at deep point

31.2

Ganguly to Mahanama, no run

31.3

Ganguly to Mahanama, FOUR, lofted thru extra cover, one bounce into the boundary

31.4

Ganguly to Mahanama, no run

31.5

Ganguly to Mahanama, FOUR, carving it thru the covers again, there's no stopping dese liddle shri lankarns

31.6

Ganguly to Mahanama, no run

End of over 32 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 170/5 (204 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.31, RRR: 11.33)
RS Mahanama    14* (17b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    5-0-37-0
A Ranatunga    36* (50b 6x4)      RR Singh    4-0-11-1

32.1

Singh to Ranatunga, FOUR, excellent leg glance, Ranatunga like the captain of the Titanic

32.2

Singh to Ranatunga, 1 run, poked in the covers

32.3

Singh to Mahanama, 1 wide

32.3

Singh to Mahanama, no run

32.4

Singh to Mahanama, no run, poked back to the bowler

32.5

Singh to Mahanama, 1 run, swivelling the hips and turning the ball down to the long leg

32.6

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, defending into the covers

End of over 33 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 177/5 (197 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.36, RRR: 11.58)
A Ranatunga    41* (53b 7x4)      RR Singh    5-0-18-1
RS Mahanama    15* (20b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    5-0-37-0

33.1

Prasad to Mahanama, 1 run, venky back on after Ganguly's brilliant bowling spell

33.2

Prasad to Ranatunga, 1 run, turning it behind the square leg

33.3

Prasad to Mahanama, no run, squared up and played some difficult defence down the pitch

33.4

Prasad to Mahanama, 2 runs

33.5

Prasad to Mahanama, no run

33.6

Prasad to Mahanama, no run

End of over 34 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 181/5 (193 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.32, RRR: 12.06)
RS Mahanama    18* (25b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    7-0-38-0
A Ranatunga    42* (54b 7x4)      RR Singh    5-0-18-1

34.1

Singh to Ranatunga, no run, grinded out towards the mid wicket

34.2

Singh to Ranatunga, no run

34.3

Singh to Ranatunga, OUT, into the off stump, it goes flying, Ranatunga trying to late cut it and not succeeding

A Ranatunga b Singh 42 (83m 57b 7x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

34.4

Singh to Vaas, 1 run

34.5

Singh to Mahanama, no run

34.6

Singh to Mahanama, 1 run

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 183/6 (191 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.22, RRR: 12.73)
RS Mahanama    19* (27b 2x4)      RR Singh    6-0-20-2
WPUJC Vaas    1* (1b)      BKV Prasad    7-0-38-0

35.1

Prasad to Mahanama, no run

35.2

Prasad to Mahanama, 2 runs

35.3

Prasad to Mahanama, no run

35.4

Prasad to Mahanama, no run, anyone who's sticking to watching this match deserves a medal

35.5

Prasad to Mahanama, 1 run

35.6

Prasad to Vaas, no run, poked away on the off side, or was it the on side?

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 186/6 (188 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 13.42)
WPUJC Vaas    1* (2b)      BKV Prasad    8-0-41-0
RS Mahanama    22* (32b 2x4)      RR Singh    6-0-20-2

36.1

Singh to Mahanama, no run, defending to the bowler

36.2

Singh to Mahanama, 1 run, pushing behind point

36.3

Singh to Vaas, no run

36.4

Singh to Vaas, OUT, going for a big slog over mid wicket, elading edge falls down Ramesh's throat at mid off

WPUJC Vaas c Ramesh b Singh 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Ramesh proves his worth to the Indian team isn't totally superfluous Bring back Sidhu I say!

36.5

Singh to Upashantha, no run, pushing into the covers

36.6

Singh to Upashantha, no run, Sri Lanka is real trouble now, I can't see them winning from here

End of over 37 (1 run) Sri Lanka 187/7 (187 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 14.38)
KEA Upashantha    0* (2b)      RR Singh    7-0-21-3
RS Mahanama    23* (34b 2x4)      BKV Prasad    8-0-41-0

37.1

Kumble to Mahanama, no run

37.2

Kumble to Mahanama, 1 run

37.3

Kumble to Upashantha, no run, soft defence onto the off side

37.4

Kumble to Upashantha, no run, driving into the covers, Singh is the fielder

37.5

Kumble to Upashantha, 2 wides, down the leg side, they scamper a run as well

37.5

Kumble to Mahanama, FOUR, sweep shot, down to the Scrumpy Jack fence hoarding. JUst who is Jack, and why is he so Scrumpy?

37.6

Kumble to Mahanama, no run

End of over 38 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 194/7 (180 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 15.00)
RS Mahanama    28* (38b 3x4)      A Kumble    6-0-19-1
KEA Upashantha    0* (4b)      RR Singh    7-0-21-3

38.1

Singh to Upashantha, 1 no ball

38.1

Singh to Upashantha, 2 runs

38.2

Singh to Upashantha, no run, a dropped catch, Singh missing out on getting some killer bowling figures

38.3

Singh to Upashantha, no run

38.4

Singh to Upashantha, 1 run, playing behind square

38.5

Singh to Mahanama, no run, defending close on the off side

38.6

Singh to Mahanama, no run

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 198/7 (176 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.07, RRR: 16.00)
RS Mahanama    28* (40b 3x4)      RR Singh    8-0-25-3
KEA Upashantha    3* (9b)      A Kumble    6-0-19-1

39.1

Kumble to Upashantha, no run, defending away on the off side

39.2

Kumble to Upashantha, no run, floats off the pad and onto the off side

39.3

Kumble to Upashantha, 1 run, flicking across the line and in front of square

39.4

Kumble to Mahanama, 1 run, drivign down the on side into the deep

39.5

Kumble to Upashantha, no run, defensive back to the bowler

39.6

Kumble to Upashantha, no run

End of over 40 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 200/7 (174 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 17.40)
KEA Upashantha    4* (14b)      A Kumble    7-0-21-1
RS Mahanama    29* (41b 3x4)      RR Singh    8-0-25-3

40.1

Singh to Mahanama, 1 run, glancing off the pads towards the fin eleg

40.2

Singh to Upashantha, 1 run, pushing away on the off side

40.3

Singh to Mahanama, no run, fending the ball at it, straight to the keeper

40.4

Singh to Mahanama, 1 run

40.5

Singh to Upashantha, no run

40.6

Singh to Upashantha, OUT, to the 1st slip, can't be much longer now

KEA Upashantha c Azharuddin b Singh 5 (13m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 203/8 (171 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 19.00)
     RR Singh    9-0-28-4
RS Mahanama    31* (44b 3x4)      A Kumble    7-0-21-1

41.1

Kumble to Mahanama, 1 run

41.2

Kumble to Wickramasinghe, no run, tapping it away into the covers

41.3

Kumble to Wickramasinghe, OUT, working it around the corner, Tendulkar is the fielder at short fine leg, Mahanama is sent back, great throw, throws down the stumps at the bowler's end, everything going the way of one team

RS Mahanama run out 32 (56m 45b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.11

41.4

Kumble to Wickramasinghe, 1 run, and another run

41.5

Kumble to Muralitharan, 4 byes, huge wafting swing and miss, goes past the leg stump, Dravid's performance behind teh stumps is statistically damaged

41.6

Kumble to Muralitharan, FOUR, lofting it over the backward point, Murali's goign for the win

End of over 42 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 213/9 (161 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.07, RRR: 20.12)
M Muralitharan    4* (2b 1x4)      A Kumble    8-0-27-1
GP Wickramasinghe    1* (3b)      RR Singh    9-0-28-4

42.1

Singh to Wickramasinghe, 1 no ball

42.1

Singh to Wickramasinghe, no run

42.2

Singh to Wickramasinghe, 1 wide, down the leg side, Robin took a while to find his normal form

42.2

Singh to Wickramasinghe, 1 run, driving outside the off stump towards the extra cover

42.3

Singh to Muralitharan, OUT, onto one knee, trying to pull over mid wicket, top edge, Tendulkar catches safely at extra cover to bump up his fantasy points a little

M Muralitharan c Tendulkar b Singh 4 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

India win by lotsa runs presentations from Mr Smooth himself, Ravi Shastri Ranatunga: "they batted really well... we should it would move early.... fielding was not too good today... we need to try our best for the next game" Azhar greeted by cheers: "... every game is important from now on... " blow me down with a feather, Ganguly is the man of the match: "there's always something in the wickets early on... fancied my chances later on [against the spinners]... we have a very good chance [of beating England]" and that's all from Somerset, tomorrow's games are WI v Scot and Aust v Bdesh. 2 fascinating matches no doubt. Both will begin at 0945 GMT until then, it's top of the evening to you from CI. until then, it's top of the evening to you from CI.

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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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