Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka), 2001 / Commentary

Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) - 6th match

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)

Match State: Match start at 04:00 GMT (10:00 local time) Good Morning and welcome to CricInfo's exclusive live coverage of the sixth One-Day International match in the triangular series for the Coca-Cola Cup. This match comes to you live from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. It is a big day for the Indians as they take on the home side Sri Lanka. India has to win today, to keep their chances of reaching the final. Sri Lanka beat India by six runs in their previous encounter in this tournament. They have virtually assured themselves a place in the final, winning all three matches so far. In the meanwhile, India is yet to win a match in the tournament. It is 'do or die' match for them. If they lose today, then making it to the final will become almost impossible. Sri Lanka have enjoyed phenomenal form and success in this tournament. With the exception of Mahela Jayawardene, all their batsmen have been amongst runs. Suresh Perera has been a revelation as an all rounder. Chaminda Vaas and Perera have been ably supported by the fiery pace-man Dilharo Fernando. Suresh Perera has been a revelation as an all rounder. Chaminda Vaas and Perera have been ably supported by the fiery pace-man Dilhara Fernando. The spin department is spearheaded by none other than Muttiah Muralitharan and is supported by Kumar Dharmasena and Sanath Jayasuriya. Sri Lanka looks to be the more prepared and cohesive unit in the tournament. In contrast, India have struggled in all departments. They have had a different opening combination while batting, in all the games. Today will be no different either, Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly will not be playing today as he remains suspended for one match. The ICC match referee finding that Ganguly's behaviour after he was given out, brought the game to disrepute. India's problems do not end thereĀ… VVS Laxman has an injured right knee that might need a surgery. Ashish Nehra and Zaheer Khan are also carrying injuries. Not to forget the fact that India's premier player Sachin Tendulkar is also injured. This might put the selectors in a fix. The youngsters not coming through, they might be forced to recall some senior players. Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first. India and Sri Lanka have made a change each. Khurasiya comes in for Ganguly, Sangakkara replaces Gunawardene. The Teams are as follows: India: AR Khurasiya, V Sehwag, VVS Laxman, R Dravid, Hemang Badani, Yuvraj Singh, RS Sodhi, +SS Dighe, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, A Nehra. 12th man AB Agarkar. Sri Lanka: *ST Jayasuriya, MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene, RP Arnold, +RS Kaluwitharana, KC Sangakkara, HDPK Dharmasena, ASA Perera, WPUJC Vaas, M Muralitharan, CRD Fernando. 12th Man: LPC Silva It is brand new day. A new pitch and we are ready to start Zaheer Khan will bowl to Sanath Jayasuriya. The opening partner for Jayasuriya today is Kaluwitharana

0.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short of a length, rising, tucked around for a single, Sri Lanka and Jayasuriya are off the mark

0.2

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs, over pitched on the pads, flicked behind square leg, takes easy two runs

0.3

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, full on the off, forward in defense

0.4

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, eased through the on side, just wide of the man at mid-on

0.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, rapped on the pads, big shout for lbw, not out says the umpire

0.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, pushes forward in defense.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (3b)      Z Khan    1-0-4-0
RS Kaluwitharana    3* (3b)     

1.1

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 no ball, over steps the line, called no ball, played in defense

1.1

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, outside the off stump, left through to the keeper

1.2

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, pushed to mid-on, no possibility of a run

1.3

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, outside the off stump, keeping low a shade, beats the extravagant cover drive

1.4

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, outside the off, left through to the keeper.

1.5

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, short and wide outside the off, powerful square cut, finds the fielder at square third-man

1.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, pitched on leg stump, Jayasuriya plays it neatly through mid-wicket, good use of his wrists, sweetly timed too, thats the first boundary of the innings.

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 10/0
ST Jayasuriya    5* (4b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-6-0
RS Kaluwitharana    4* (9b)     

2.1

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, outside the off, takes a thick outside edge and falls way too short of Badani at second slip

2.2

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, pushed firmly to mid-off

2.3

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, outside the off stump, beaten by the angle, poor shot selection by Kalu

2.4

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, times it sweetly towards point, Yuvraj makes a good diving stop.

2.5

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 4 leg byes, fired in on the leg stump, takes the pad and goes down to fine leg for four leg byes. Dighe perhaps was a bit late in going for the take

2.6

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs, on the pads, eased through the on side, takes a brace

End of over 3 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 16/0
RS Kaluwitharana    6* (15b)      Z Khan    2-0-6-0
ST Jayasuriya    5* (4b 1x4)     

3.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, outside the off, pushed in defense

3.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, SIX, picked up off a good length, the powerful forearms takes care of it, what a shot! high over square leg for maximum!

3.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, plays it in defense to the off side

3.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, pushes firmly to mid-on

3.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, plays it in defense to the on side, pinches a single

3.6

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, steered down to third-man for a single

End of over 4 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 24/0
RS Kaluwitharana    7* (16b)      A Nehra    2-0-14-0
ST Jayasuriya    12* (9b 1x4 1x6)     

4.1

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, on the pads, played straight to Harbhajan Singh at square leg

4.2

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, plays in defense to the covers

4.3

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 2 leg byes, good length ball, Kalu goes across to play at it, rapped on the pads, big shout for lbw, too close indeed, given not out

4.4

Khan to Kaluwitharana, FOUR, stands tall on his toes, cracks it through covers for four, ball hit on the rise!

4.5

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, played around the corner for a single

4.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tucked around to long leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 32/0
ST Jayasuriya    13* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Z Khan    3-0-12-0
RS Kaluwitharana    12* (21b 1x4)     

5.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, full and on the off, late inswing, off the inside edge onto the pad, loud shout for lbw turned down

5.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven at, the ball goes off the edge to third man

5.3

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 no ball, back of a length and on the off, played back down the wicket with the full face of the bat

5.3

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, back of a length and outside the off, pulled to mid wicket

5.4

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, back of a length and outside the off, defended away nicely off the back foot to the off side

5.5

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped away to the on side for a single

5.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, fuller and on th eoff, played back down the wicket, another no ball from Nehra

5.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length and outside the off, tapped away carefully

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 36/0
ST Jayasuriya    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)      A Nehra    3-0-18-0
RS Kaluwitharana    13* (25b 1x4)     

6.1

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended

6.2

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run

6.3

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

6.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run

6.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs

6.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, just short of a length and outside the off, driven on the up through the off side in vintage Jayasuriya fashion, crashed through the covers that, no need to evcen think about running

End of over 7 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 43/0
ST Jayasuriya    20* (17b 2x4 1x6)      Z Khan    4-0-19-0
RS Kaluwitharana    14* (28b 1x4)     

7.1

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, rising from a good length, does well to fend it down

7.2

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, that beats the outside edge by a whisker! on a good length, seaming away with a lot of bounce

7.3

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 no ball, beaten again as kalu goes for a cover drive, playing too far away from his body

7.3

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, fired in on middle and off, played in defense to mid-on

7.4

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, short and wide outside the off, cuts it hard on to the ground

7.5

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run

7.6

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 44/0
RS Kaluwitharana    14* (35b 1x4)      A Nehra    4-0-19-0
ST Jayasuriya    20* (17b 2x4 1x6)     

8.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run

8.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball

8.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run

8.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, squares up Jayasuriya with a good ball, pitching on off, plays in defense.

8.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushes it to covers and takes a single

8.5

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, punched to the covers

8.6

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 9 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 46/0
RS Kaluwitharana    14* (37b 1x4)      Z Khan    5-0-21-0
ST Jayasuriya    21* (22b 2x4 1x6)     

9.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short outside the off, Jayasuriya doesn't need that much room any ways, cracks it powerfully past point for four

9.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, goes right back and plays in defense

9.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, lous shout for lbw, ball hitting the pad, well outside the line of the off stump

9.4

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, angling away from the bat, Kalu beaten again.

9.5

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, chopped down to the third slip

9.6

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, forward in defense again. Kalu struggling here...

End of over 10 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 51/0
RS Kaluwitharana    14* (40b 1x4)      A Nehra    5-0-23-0
ST Jayasuriya    25* (25b 3x4 1x6)     

10.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run

10.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run

10.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, sweetly timed through the covers for a couple of runs

10.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run

10.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, angling in to the batsman, forward in defense

10.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, half volley, too wide of the off stump, Jayasuriya misses out on it completely. Thick inside edge on to the ground.

End of over 11 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 53/0
ST Jayasuriya    27* (31b 3x4 1x6)      Z Khan    6-0-23-0
RS Kaluwitharana    14* (40b 1x4)     

11.1

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, no run, goes searching forward and gets a thick inside edge

11.2

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, pulled through mid-wicket, not any good timing in that stroke, just the single

11.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, pushed firmly to covers

11.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, rising outside the off, played down to point

11.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short of a length, on leg and middle, picks the line and length early, smack! high and high over mid-wicket, lands just before the ropes and rolls over

11.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, plays in defense

Harbhajan Singh is brought into the attack. Kalu has not looked any convincing at all this morning. It will be interesting to see what he does to Harbhajan Singh

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 58/0
ST Jayasuriya    31* (35b 4x4 1x6)      A Nehra    6-0-28-0
RS Kaluwitharana    15* (42b 1x4)     

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, comes down the track with a lot of confidence, eases through wide mid-on for a single

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, bat and pad close together, back to the bowler

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, well flighted, outside the off, pushed back to the bowler

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven firmly down the ground to long off

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, drives it firmly to the covers

Double bowling change, Sodhi it is from the scoreboard end to Jayasuriya

End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 60/0
RS Kaluwitharana    16* (44b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0
ST Jayasuriya    32* (39b 4x4 1x6)     

13.1

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the pads, plays it to the leg side and takes one

13.2

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, gets right behind and plays in defense

13.3

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, slower ball outside the off, played late, down to thirdman for a single

13.4

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, another slower ball, pitched wide outside the leg, doesn't stop Sodhi from appealing for a lbw!

13.5

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, beats Kalu, outside the off, Dighe standing up, takes it neatly

13.6

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, pushed in defense to the covers

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 63/0
RS Kaluwitharana    17* (48b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    1-0-2-0
ST Jayasuriya    33* (41b 4x4 1x6)     

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushes it firmly down the ground to long off

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, spinning in to the batsman, Kalu in some trouble as he oes forward and then back, plays it defensively

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, helped around the corner

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, forward in defense

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, pushes in defense

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 65/0
ST Jayasuriya    34* (45b 4x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-0
RS Kaluwitharana    18* (50b 1x4)     

15.1

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

15.2

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, no run

15.3

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, no run

15.4

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, no run, fires it in at a yorker length, dug out safely

15.5

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tries to heave it away through mid-wicket, gets a thick edge and ball rolls on towards mid-wicket

15.6

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs, cracking cover drive, ball racing to the fence, good stop, cant stop Kalu from taking two runs

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 69/0
RS Kaluwitharana    21* (52b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    2-0-6-0
ST Jayasuriya    35* (49b 4x4 1x6)     

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, well flighted, eased through covers for a couple of runs

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 74/0
RS Kaluwitharana    22* (55b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-9-0
ST Jayasuriya    39* (52b 4x4 1x6)     

17.1

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, FOUR, juicy half volley, just outside the off, what can Jayasuriya do other than this... smacks it high over long off, couple of bounces and four!

17.2

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, picked up again, over the bowler's head, long off in position this time, takes two

17.3

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, no run, pushes it firmly back to thebowler, Sodhi does his customary dive and stops the ball

17.4

Sodhi to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven firmly to deep mid-off

17.5

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, works it away to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder

17.6

Sodhi to Kaluwitharana, no run, unlike Jayasuriya, Kalu has been searching for the ball, goes forward doing the same and gets a bat on the ball, not at all convincing stuff from Kalu

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 81/0
RS Kaluwitharana    22* (57b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    3-0-13-0
ST Jayasuriya    46* (56b 5x4 1x6)     

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, bowling around the wicket to the left hander, fires in a quicker one,played to Sodhi in the covers

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, flighted, outside the off, Kalu plays it across the line, plays it to square leg

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, Kalu has done everything so far, but has not been able to get the ball away, goes for a sweep to a ball outside the off, hit on the pad, loud shout for lbw, not out

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, pushes forward in defense

kaluwitharana has faced 61 balls to Jayasuriya's 58. Sehwag being brought into the attack, he will bowl his off breaks

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka 82/0
RS Kaluwitharana    22* (61b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-10-0
ST Jayasuriya    47* (58b 5x4 1x6)     

19.1

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, no run, forward in defense

19.2

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 1 run, well tossed up, outside the off, plenty of air given to it, driven down to long off

19.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

19.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

19.5

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs, fetches the ball from wide outside the off and sweeps it down to long leg, takes two runs, good piece of fielding bu Harbhajan Singh

19.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, played through the on side, takes a single

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 86/0
RS Kaluwitharana    25* (65b 1x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-4-0
ST Jayasuriya    48* (60b 5x4 1x6)     

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, goes forward and is hit on the pad

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, played down to fine leg

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, eased through the covers, look sfor two, have to settle for one

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, FOUR, short of a length, outside the off, powerful pull stroke played, through mid-wicket, four runs!

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

End of over 21 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 92/0
RS Kaluwitharana    30* (70b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-16-0
ST Jayasuriya    49* (61b 5x4 1x6)     

21.1

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, no run, played straight to mid-wicket

21.2

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 1 run, eased through covers, takes the one and that is his fifty! another good knock this from the Sri lankan skipper

21.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

21.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

21.5

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

21.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

End of over 22 (1 run) Sri Lanka 93/0
RS Kaluwitharana    30* (74b 2x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-5-0
ST Jayasuriya    50* (63b 5x4 1x6)     

22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, swept in the air, gets a top edge even, takes two runs to the mid-wicket fence

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, swept around the corner, good running, putting the pressure on the indians, another couple of runs

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, cuts it rather gently to point

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, played in the air, just wide of Dravid at wide mid-on

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, comes down the track and then waits for the ball and plays it to covers

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, steers it down to point

End of over 23 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 99/0
ST Jayasuriya    56* (69b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-22-0
RS Kaluwitharana    30* (74b 2x4)     

23.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

23.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, charges down the track and playsi t to long on for a single, 100 partnership comes up on the board.

23.3

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, no run, goes for the big sweep, straight to short fine leg

23.4

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 1 run

23.5

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

23.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, sweeps it neatly down tolong leg, Kalu seems to be finding some form now.

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 102/0
RS Kaluwitharana    32* (78b 2x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-8-0
ST Jayasuriya    57* (71b 5x4 1x6)     

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 leg bye, plays across the line, hit on the pads, outside the line of off stump

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, OUT, short of a length, kicking up a little, Jayasuriya goes one knee down and tries to heave it over mid-wicket, gets a top edge, straight down the throat of Khurasiya at mid-wicket

ST Jayasuriya c Khurasiya b Harbhajan Singh 57 (101m 72b 5x4 1x6) SR: 79.16

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run, plays it defensively to start his innings

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run, pushed firmly to covers

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run, comes forward, pushes it firmly to covers

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run, bat and pad close together, ball hits pad

End of over 25 (1 run, wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 103/1
MS Atapattu    0* (4b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-22-1
RS Kaluwitharana    32* (79b 2x4)     

25.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

25.2

Sehwag to Atapattu, 1 run

25.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

25.4

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

25.5

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

25.6

Sehwag to Atapattu, 2 runs, punched through covers, good running this, takes two

End of over 26 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 108/1
MS Atapattu    3* (8b)      V Sehwag    4-0-13-0
RS Kaluwitharana    34* (81b 2x4)     

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run, pushed to covers

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on

End of over 27 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 112/1
MS Atapattu    5* (12b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-4-0
RS Kaluwitharana    36* (83b 2x4)     

27.1

Sehwag to Atapattu, 1 run, pushed firmly to long on for a single

27.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, comes down and drives it to long on

27.3

Sehwag to Atapattu, 1 run, played to swuare leg, misfielded, takes the run

27.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run, forward in defense

27.5

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run, swept down to short fine leg

27.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs

End of over 28 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 117/1
RS Kaluwitharana    39* (87b 2x4)      V Sehwag    5-0-18-0
MS Atapattu    7* (14b)     

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 2 runs, eased through covers

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run, played towards backward sq leg

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, comes down the track and plays it to long on

28.5

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run, played square on the off side

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run, goes back and plays it in defense

End of over 29 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 121/1
MS Atapattu    10* (19b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-8-0
RS Kaluwitharana    40* (88b 2x4)     

29.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, FOUR, leans back and cuts! good shot this, four runs!

29.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

29.3

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

29.4

Sehwag to Atapattu, 1 run

29.5

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

29.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, swept around, powerfully struck toward long leg, just the single

End of over 30 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 128/1
RS Kaluwitharana    46* (92b 3x4)      V Sehwag    6-0-25-0
MS Atapattu    11* (21b)     

30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, cuts hard, straight to backward point

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, cuts hard, straight to backward point

30.4

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run, played again to backward of point

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, OUT, gives the charge, hits it in the air, straight to Sodhi in the covers, he doesn'y any of this, Kalu has to walk back, this has been patchy effort from Kaluwitharana

RS Kaluwitharana c Sodhi b Yuvraj Singh 46 (120m 97b 3x4 0x6) SR: 47.42

Mahela Jayawardene is the new batsman. He has had a couple of ducks going into this match, I meant to say that he didnt score in his lasttwo matches.; forward in defense

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 128/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (1b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-1-8-1
MS Atapattu    11* (21b)     

31.1

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

31.2

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

31.3

Sehwag to Atapattu, 1 run

31.4

Sehwag to Jayawardene, no run

31.5

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run

31.6

Sehwag to Atapattu, 1 run

End of over 32 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 131/2
MS Atapattu    13* (25b)      V Sehwag    7-0-28-0
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (3b)     

32.1

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run

32.3

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run

32.6

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

End of over 33 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 134/2
MS Atapattu    15* (30b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-1-11-1
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (4b)     

33.1

Badani to Atapattu, no run

33.2

Badani to Atapattu, no run

33.3

Badani to Atapattu, 1 run

33.4

Badani to Jayawardene, no run

33.5

Badani to Jayawardene, 1 run

33.6

Badani to Atapattu, 3 runs

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 139/2
MS Atapattu    19* (34b)      HK Badani    1-0-5-0
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (6b)     

34.1

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

34.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

34.3

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

34.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run

34.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run

34.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

End of over 35 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 143/2
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (10b)      Yuvraj Singh    5-1-15-1
MS Atapattu    21* (36b)     

35.1

Badani to Jayawardene, OUT

DPMD Jayawardene c †Dighe b Badani 5 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

35.2

Badani to Vaas, no run

35.3

Badani to Vaas, no run

35.4

Badani to Vaas, 1 run

35.5

Badani to Atapattu, 1 run

35.6

Badani to Vaas, no run

End of over 36 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 145/3
WPUJC Vaas    1* (4b)      HK Badani    2-0-7-1
MS Atapattu    22* (37b)     

36.1

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

36.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vaas, 1 run

36.3

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, no run

36.4

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

36.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vaas, 1 run

36.6

Yuvraj Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

End of over 37 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 150/3
MS Atapattu    25* (41b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-1-20-1
WPUJC Vaas    3* (6b)     

37.1

Sehwag to Atapattu, 2 runs

37.2

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

37.3

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

37.4

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

37.5

Sehwag to Atapattu, no run

37.6

Sehwag to Atapattu, 1 run

End of over 38 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 153/3
MS Atapattu    28* (47b)      V Sehwag    8-0-31-0
WPUJC Vaas    3* (6b)     

38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, 2 runs

38.2

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run

38.3

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, 3 runs

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, no run

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, 1 run

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

End of over 39 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 160/3
MS Atapattu    34* (51b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-29-1
WPUJC Vaas    4* (8b)     

39.1

Sehwag to Atapattu, OUT, gives the charge and plays it inthe air, straight to Sodhi, easy catch to Sodhi

MS Atapattu c Sodhi b Sehwag 34 (47m 52b 0x4 0x6) SR: 65.38

39.2

Sehwag to Arnold, no run, plays in defense

39.3

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

39.4

Sehwag to Vaas, 1 run, eased behind point and takes one

39.5

Sehwag to Arnold, 2 runs, cut down to third man

39.6

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 165/4
RP Arnold    4* (4b)      V Sehwag    9-0-36-1
WPUJC Vaas    5* (9b)     

40.1

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run, plays it in defense

40.2

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run, goes for the big cut and is beaten

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run, played to mid-on

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, 1 run, played towards square, looks for the second, has to settle for one

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vaas, OUT, Vaas tries to force the issue, goes for a big sweep shot, top edges, goes straight to Laxman, makes no mistake

WPUJC Vaas c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh 5 (21m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run, gets right behind the line and fends it away

Arnold and Perera are in the middle. In the last match they took Sri Lanka to victory with an unbeaten partnership of 103 runs, against New Zealand.

End of over 41 (1 run) Sri Lanka 166/5
ASA Perera    0* (1b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-1-30-2
RP Arnold    5* (8b)     

41.1

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run

41.2

Sehwag to Perera, 1 run, swings it away towards the mid-wicket fence

41.3

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run, plays across the line, gets an inside edge on to the pads

41.4

Sehwag to Perera, no run

41.5

Sehwag to Perera, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on

41.6

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 leg bye, tries to sweep and gets the ball away off the pad, gets a leg bye for that

End of over 42 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 171/5
RP Arnold    7* (11b)      V Sehwag    10-0-40-1
ASA Perera    2* (4b)     

42.1

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, 1 run, sters it behind point for a single

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, no run, goes for a wild heave over square leg, beaten and hit on the pad, shouts for lbw, not out

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Perera, 1 run, plays it to short fine leg and takesone

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run, driven firmly, Harbhajan Singh does well to get a hand on it

Zaheer Khan comes back in to bowl Khan and Nehra might bowl out the remaining overs

End of over 43 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 173/5
RP Arnold    8* (13b)      Harbhajan Singh    10-1-32-2
ASA Perera    3* (8b)     

43.1

Khan to Perera, 1 run, low fulltoss, misses out on it, drives it to covers, Dravid does well to stop withhis left hand

43.2

Khan to Arnold, no run, full in length, on middle and leg, gets a thick edge and back to the bowler

43.3

Khan to Arnold, 2 runs, flicked around tolong leg, Sehwag has to run around and send a good throw in, cannot stop the second run

43.4

Khan to Arnold, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on for a single

43.5

Khan to Perera, no run, digs it short, Perera tries to give himself some room, goes right through to the keeper

43.6

Khan to Perera, OUT, a yorker! one of those Zaheer Khan special! right on the base of the off stump, BOWLED!

ASA Perera b Khan 4 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

End of over 44 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 177/6
     Z Khan    7-0-27-1
RP Arnold    11* (16b)     

44.1

Nehra to Arnold, OUT, Nehra brought into the attack, bowls one short, goes for the cut, hits it straight to Yuvraj, thank you says the fielder, Arnold has to make the long walk back

RP Arnold c Yuvraj Singh b Nehra 11 (22m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

44.2

Nehra to Dharmasena, 1 run

44.3

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run

44.4

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, plays in defense

44.5

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, angling in to the left hander, played to mid-wicket

44.6

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, driven firmly to covers

A good over from Nehra, just the run and the valuable wicket of Arnold. Sri Lanka losing its way a little here, losing two quick wickets

End of over 45 (1 run) Sri Lanka 178/7
KC Sangakkara    0* (4b)      A Nehra    7-0-29-1
HDPK Dharmasena    1* (1b)     

45.1

Khan to Dharmasena, no run, outside the off, steered down to point

45.2

Khan to Dharmasena, OUT, back of a length and outside the off, slanted away, Dharmasena tries to run the ball to third man, big edge through to the keeper and another Lankan wicket goes down

HDPK Dharmasena c †Dighe b Khan 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

45.3

Khan to Muralitharan, 1 run

45.4

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run

45.5

Khan to Muralitharan, no run, gives himself a lot of room and cracks it straight to covers

45.6

Khan to Muralitharan, 1 run, short, Murali gives himself a bit of room, cuts it neatly down to square third-man

India has done exceptionally well here

End of over 46 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 181/8
M Muralitharan    2* (3b)      Z Khan    8-0-30-2
KC Sangakkara    1* (5b)     

46.1

Nehra to Muralitharan, OUT, fires it in full, has a wild swipe at it, Murali knows best to attack, defence is not his strength, Nehra wins, you miss, I hit, clean bowled!

M Muralitharan b Nehra 2 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.2

Nehra to Fernando, no run, outside the off, pushed to covers

Sri lanka in real danger of being bowled out well within the 50 over mark

46.3

Nehra to Fernando, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and down to thirdman for a single

46.4

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, played with soft hands, takes a single towards covers

46.5

Nehra to Fernando, OUT, fired full in length, pushed towards mid-wicket and takes off for a single

KC Sangakkara run out 2 (15m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka have been bowled out by the Indians for 183 runs. They were 103 for no loss in the 25th over Match State: Innings Break A battered, bruised Indian team without their skipper Ganguly, has done remarkably well to bounce back with a bang. The job is only half done. Now it is up to the batsmen to score the required 184 runs and make sure that they keep give themselves a good chance to win the Coca-Cola Cup Sri Lanka were in a commanding position 103 for no loss inthe 25 th over. harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Nehra did well to pick two wickets each. Sanath Jayasuriya was the only batsman who looked convincing, making 57 off 72 balls, which included a big six! Romesh Kaluwitharana opened the innings with Jayasuriya and put together a century partnership, Kalu will not be happy withthe form he showed today. It was a patchy 46 runs that he scored, beaten umpteen number of times. Atapattu made 34 and Arnold 11, the rest of the batting efforts suggested a telephone number! all gettin gout in single digits! Mahela Jayawardene' failed again, making just 5 runs. We will be back after the lunch break in just about 30 mins, with all the live action. So long Welcome back to CricInfo's exclusive live coverage of the One-Day International played between Sri Lanka and India at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. India has to score 184 runs for a win, what would be their first win inthe tournament Chaminda Vaas is the bowler and he will be bowling to Amay Khurasiya We are all set for the start of play. Vaas to bowl.

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 5, 2001
Sri Lanka won by 121 runs
India v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 2, 2001
India won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 1, 2001
India won by 46 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 31, 2001
Sri Lanka won by 106 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 28, 2001
India won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
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Jul 28, 2001

28 July 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 6th Match, India v Sri Lanka, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

Rahul Dravid flicks in the course of a fruitful association with VVS Laxman

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Jul 28, 2001

28 July 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 6th Match, India v Sri Lanka, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

VVS Laxman is all style, clipping the ball off his pads on the way to an unbeaten 87

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