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

Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) - 8th match

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 46 runs

Match State: Match start at 04:00 GMT (10:00 local time) Good Morning! Welcome to Cricinfo's Live and Exclusive coverage of match # 8 in the triangular ODI series for the Coca-Cola Cup. Sri Lanka who have qualified for the August 05th final, is taking on India today at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground. India has everything to play for. They have to win today's match to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the final. If India were to lose today, the last league match between India and New Zealand to be played tomorrow will turn out to be of academical interest. India have to win today. Their skipper Sourav Ganguly is back in the side after sitting out the previous match. India's previous match in the tournament was against Sri Lanka and they went on to register their first win, by a margin of seven wickets. Sri Lanka will play this match at their very best to keep the momentum going as they go into the all important final, a day/night match at Premadasa Stadium on 05 Aug. The weather is slightly overcast and the forecast is for more of the monsoon showers later in the day. The umpires for the match are: EAR de Silva and G Silva Third Umpire: TH Wijewardene Sri Lanka have won the toss and asked India to bat first Sri Lanka have made one change, Sangakkara comes in for Gunawardene. The teams are as follows: Sri Lanka: *ST Jayasuriya, MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene, RP Arnold, +RS Kaluwitharana, KC Sangakkara, HDPK Dharmasena, ASA Perera, WPUJC Vaas, M Muralitharan, CRD Fernando. India: *SC Ganguly, VSehwag, VVS Laxman, R Dravid, Hemang Badani, Yuvraj Singh, RS Sodhi, +SS Dighe, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, A Nehra. AB Agarkar and LPC Silva will do the 12th man duties for their team. We are all set for the start. Umpires are out there in the middle. Chaminda Vaas has the new ball with him Sehwag will take first strike

0.1

Vaas to Sehwag, OUT, what a start!bowling left-arm over the wicket, ball pitches on the off stump line and comes back in, Sehwag goes half forward, rapped on the pads, loud shout! given out lbw!

V Sehwag lbw b Vaas 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Vaas has done this a few times in this series. Mathew Sinclair has been a similar victim to Vaas The new batsman is VVS Laxman

0.2

Vaas to Laxman, 1 no ball, another big inswinger, Laxman gets an inside edge on to the pads, close call that

0.2

Vaas to Laxman, no run, tucked towards square leg

0.3

Vaas to Laxman, no run, pitched much fuller in length, hit on the pad, outside the line of off, saves Laxman from being given out lbw

0.4

Vaas to Laxman, 1 no ball, outside the of and seaming away, left through to the keeper

0.4

Vaas to Laxman, no run, comes forward in defense

0.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run, on a good length and rising, hits Laxman on the body

0.6

Vaas to Laxman, 1 no ball, outside the off, Laxman plays at it and gets the ball down to the second slip, no ball again for the third time in this over

0.6

Vaas to Laxman, no run, gets right behind the line and plays the ball on leg and midle, defensively

Good first over from Vaas, there has been three no balls and the wicket of Sehwag Dilhara Fernando will bowl to the Indian skipper Ganguly

End of over 1 (3 runs) India 3/1
VVS Laxman    0* (8b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-3-1
SC Ganguly    0* (0b)     

1.1

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, pitched on middle and bouncing, squares up Ganguly, hit on the box, no damage done

1.2

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, on leg and middle, quick and good bounce, played to square leg

1.3

Fernando to Ganguly, 1 wide, pitched on middle and off, seaming away with genuine pace on it, called wide

1.3

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, fires in another quick delivery on middle and off, ganguly comes forward a bit nervously and plays it with a straight bat, defensively

1.4

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, pitched on middle and off, on a good length, kicks up, Ganguly has to take evasive action, brute of a delivery!

1.5

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, rising from a good length again, ganguly gets right behind the line and fends it

1.6

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, just outside the off, beats Ganguly with pace and bounce. Cracker of an over from fernando!

End of over 2 (1 run) India 4/1
SC Ganguly    0* (6b)      CRD Fernando    1-0-1-0
VVS Laxman    0* (8b)     

2.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, on leg and middle, eased to square leg

2.2

Vaas to Laxman, no run, on the off, pushed firmly to mid-off

2.3

Vaas to Laxman, 1 no ball, Vaas trying to get some more pace, over steps, called a no ball

2.3

Vaas to Laxman, no run, full and just outside the off, forward in defense

2.4

Vaas to Laxman, no run, gets right behind and plays it defensively

2.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run, just outside the off, bit of a bounce, plays well to it, fends it to the off side

2.6

Vaas to Laxman, no run, just outside the off, goes forward in defense, gets an inside edge, ball goes perilously close to the stumps

End of over 3 (1 run) India 5/1
VVS Laxman    0* (15b)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-4-1
SC Ganguly    0* (6b)     

3.1

Fernando to Ganguly, 1 wide, real fast one, a bit wide of the off stump, slashes at it, beaten, called wide

3.1

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, short and seaming away, good bounce and pace too, chops it to the packed off side field

3.2

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, pitched on a length, on leg and middle, tucking up Ganguly for space, fends it down

3.3

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, through to the keeper

3.4

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, pitched outside off, seaming away, fiery fast bowling this, Ganguly sways away

3.5

Fernando to Ganguly, no run, fired in full on the off stump, forward in defense

3.6

Fernando to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, on leg stump and kicking up, ganguly hops up to play at it, hit on the pads, take one leg bye

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End of over 4 (2 runs) India 7/1
SC Ganguly    0* (12b)      CRD Fernando    2-0-2-0
VVS Laxman    0* (15b)     

4.1

Vaas to Ganguly, no run

4.2

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, pushes forward to covers

4.3

Vaas to Ganguly, no run, just outside the off, comes forward and pushes it to covers

4.4

Vaas to Ganguly, OUT, short outside the off, a real bad ball indeed, Ganguly could have hit it anywhere on the off side, cuts it hard and straight to the man at point, Sangakkara makes no mistake, Ganguly is OUT for a duck!

SC Ganguly c Sangakkara b Vaas 0 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The vice-captain replaces the captain in the middle

4.5

Vaas to Dravid, no run, fired in full on the off, forward in defense

4.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run, outside the off, left through to the keeper

five overs have been bowled so far and there has been no run to the bat yet

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) India 7/2
R Dravid    0* (2b)      WPUJC Vaas    3-1-4-2
VVS Laxman    0* (15b)     

5.1

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, first run off the bat, gets a thick edge down to third-man for a single

5.2

Fernando to Dravid, 1 no ball, back of a length and quick, that one gets big on a ducking Dravid, called a no-ball on height

5.2

Fernando to Dravid, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, off thge insoide edge to the on side

5.3

Fernando to Laxman, 1 run, fuller and on the off, tapped down with soft hands, quick single stolen

5.4

Fernando to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, cover driven in classical fashion, the ball speeds through the covers, first positive shot of the day

5.5

Fernando to Dravid, no run

5.6

Fernando to Dravid, no run, back of a length and on the pads, Dravid walks across anbd nudges the ball to the square leg fielder

End of over 6 (8 runs) India 15/2
R Dravid    5* (7b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-10-0
VVS Laxman    2* (17b)     

6.1

Vaas to Laxman, no run, full and outside the off, driven at, off the inside edge onto the pads

6.2

Vaas to Laxman, 1 no ball, back of a length and on the off, stroked to mid off

6.2

Vaas to Laxman, 1 run, just short of a length and a bit of width outside the off, cut away to third man

6.3

Vaas to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched and on the off, stroked back past the bowler with the full face of the bat, the ball races away across the turf to the long off fence

6.4

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped down to the on side with soft hands

6.5

Vaas to Laxman, no run

6.6

Vaas to Laxman, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, played down to covers with a firm hand, Atapattu dives and saves

End of over 7 (8 runs) India 23/2
VVS Laxman    4* (22b)      WPUJC Vaas    4-1-12-2
R Dravid    10* (9b 2x4)     

7.1

Fernando to Laxman, no run, just short of a length and on the pads, tapped away to the man at square leg

7.2

Fernando to Laxman, no run, just short of a length and on the off, defended down back to the bowler

7.3

Fernando to Laxman, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, cut hard at, off the edge to third man over the slips

7.4

Fernando to Laxman, no run

7.5

Fernando to Laxman, no run

7.6

Fernando to Laxman, FOUR, short of a length and on the pads, pulled away nonchalantly over midwicket, cracking pull, two bounces and over the ropes

End of over 8 (6 runs) India 29/2
VVS Laxman    10* (28b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    4-0-16-0
R Dravid    10* (9b 2x4)     

8.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended

8.2

Vaas to Dravid, no run, short of a length and outside the off, slanting away from the right hander, left alone

8.3

Vaas to Dravid, no run, fuller and on the off, played back to thwe bowler with the full face of the bat

8.4

Vaas to Dravid, no run

8.5

Vaas to Dravid, 2 runs, overpitched and on the middle and leg, a bit of late inswing, flicked away nicely past midwicket

8.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run

End of over 9 (2 runs) India 31/2
R Dravid    12* (15b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    5-1-14-2
VVS Laxman    10* (28b 1x4)     

9.1

Fernando to Laxman, OUT, good length delivery, fast and furious as always, Laxman stays put in his crease and hits it through th eline, ball goes wide of mid-off, Jayasuriya makes good ground around to his left, takes a good catch, Laxman is OUT!

VVS Laxman c Jayasuriya b Fernando 10 (47m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.48

The new batsman is Hemang Badani

9.2

Fernando to Dravid, no run, plays in defense

9.3

Fernando to Dravid, no run, on leg and middle, inside edge on to the pads, goes down the leg side, looks for a quick single, a thunderous NO from Badani

9.4

Fernando to Dravid, no run, sharp in cutter, Dravid lets it go through to the keeper

9.5

Fernando to Dravid, 1 run, tucked around the corner for a single

9.6

Fernando to Badani, no run, brute of a delivery, pitches on off and seams away, all Badani could do was go half forward and push at it, beaten!

End of over 10 (1 run) India 32/3
HK Badani    0* (1b)      CRD Fernando    5-0-17-1
R Dravid    13* (19b 2x4)     

10.1

Vaas to Dravid, no run, plays forward in defense

10.2

Vaas to Dravid, 1 run, pushes the ball to mid-off and goes through for a quick single

10.3

Vaas to Badani, 1 run, opens the face of the bat, ball rolss past gully, takes a single

10.4

Vaas to Dravid, no run, on off and middle, comes forward in defense

10.5

Vaas to Dravid, no run, outside the off, angling away, left through to the keeper.

10.6

Vaas to Dravid, no run, forward in defense

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 34/3
R Dravid    14* (24b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    6-1-16-2
HK Badani    1* (2b)     

11.1

Fernando to Badani, no run, goes right forward in defense

11.2

Fernando to Badani, no run, outside the off stump, beats Badani with genuine pace

11.3

Fernando to Badani, no run, short of alength, on off and middle, played to mid-on

11.4

Fernando to Badani, no run, fast and on the leg and middle, squares up Badani, does well to keep the ball down

11.5

Fernando to Badani, no run, another real quick one outside the off, shuffles across and tries to play at it, lucky not to get and edge

11.6

Fernando to Badani, no run, this time it takes the thick outside edge, ball goes all along the carpet to Sangakkara at wide gully

maiden over from Fernando, he has bowled real well this morning.

End of over 12 (maiden) India 34/3
HK Badani    1* (8b)      CRD Fernando    6-1-17-1
R Dravid    14* (24b 2x4)     

12.1

Perera to Dravid, 1 run, squares up Dravid with a slower ball, outside edge and goes to mid-off

12.2

Perera to Badani, 1 run, thick outside edge again, Badani living dangerously, ball goes down to third-man

12.3

Perera to Dravid, no run, gets right behind the line and plays to wide mid-on, looks for a single

12.4

Perera to Dravid, 2 runs, squares up dravid again, thick outside edge and goes down to fine third-man for a couple of runs

12.5

Perera to Dravid, no run, pushed firmly to mid-on

12.6

Perera to Dravid, no run, full in length, on the off, forward in defense

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 38/3
R Dravid    17* (29b 2x4)      ASA Perera    1-0-4-0
HK Badani    2* (9b)     

13.1

Fernando to Badani, no run, plays it to wide gully, diving stop by Sangakkara

13.2

Fernando to Badani, OUT, short of a length and just about the off stump line,fast and furious again, Badani plays a cut too close to the body, the ball flies off the edge to first slip, good sharp catch by Jayawardene

HK Badani c Jayawardene b Fernando 2 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

India have to win this match, and by the looks of it, the top order doesn't have a clue about a thing. Match State: Drinks Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman in the middle

13.3

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, on the pads, played away behind square, using his wrists, off the mark with a brace of runs

13.4

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets right behind the line and plays in defense

13.5

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 5 wides, fired in quick down the leg side, called wide and goes past the ropes beating the keeper

13.5

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

13.6

Fernando to Dravid, no run, comes forward in defense

End of over 14 (8 runs) India 46/4
R Dravid    17* (30b 2x4)      CRD Fernando    7-1-25-2
Yuvraj Singh    3* (3b)     

14.1

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, hit on the pad as Yuvraj goes across the line, loud shout for lbw, not out says the umpire, that was hitting middle stump and pitched on leg stump too

14.2

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, down the leg and called wide

14.2

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run

14.3

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, played toards point

14.4

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on leg and middle, played to mid-on

14.5

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, over pitched on the of, takes his bottom hand away as he plays the drive, ball races through covers for four

14.6

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

14.6

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, chopped down to square thirdman and takes two quick runs

Muttiah Muralitharan is brought into the attack. he is the world's premier Off spinner!

End of over 15 (8 runs) India 54/4
Yuvraj Singh    9* (9b 1x4)      ASA Perera    2-0-12-0
R Dravid    17* (30b 2x4)     

15.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, spot on, played in defense

15.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, tossed up, pushed to mid-on

15.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, tossed up again, played to mid-wicket

15.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, outside the off, walks across and plays it to mid-wicket

15.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, bowling wide of the crease, tossed up outside th eof, forward in defense

15.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, turned around to short fine leg. A maiden over to start with

End of over 16 (maiden) India 54/4
R Dravid    17* (36b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    1-1-0-0
Yuvraj Singh    9* (9b 1x4)     

16.1

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, wide called. wide outside the off

16.1

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, better line and length, Yuvraj looks confident today, plays it in defense

16.2

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, juicy half volley outside the off, glorious extra cover drive for four!

16.3

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, far too wide outside the off stump

16.3

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, played to mid-on

16.4

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on leg and middle, played to mid-wicket

It has started to rain here, not too heavy though, but is picking up

16.5

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, eased through the off side for a couple of runs

16.6

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets right behind and plays it defensively to mid-on

End of over 17 (8 runs) India 62/4
Yuvraj Singh    15* (15b 2x4)      ASA Perera    3-0-20-0
R Dravid    17* (36b 2x4)     

17.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, tossed up and driven back to the bowler

17.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, works it neatly to mid-wicket

17.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, tossed up, well outside the off, dravid goes well outside the line of off and plays it to th eleg side

17.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, forward in defense

17.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, comes down the track and hits the ball hard, Murali makes a good save

17.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, driven to mid-on, takes a single

It is sad indeed, it is raining here in Colombo, the covers are on The players are leaving the field Good news! the rain has stopped. The covers are off. Players are back in the middle, Kumar Dharmasena will have a bowl now

End of over 18 (1 run) India 63/4
R Dravid    18* (42b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    2-1-1-0
Yuvraj Singh    15* (15b 2x4)     

18.1

Dharmasena to Dravid, 1 run, fetches the ball from outside th eoff and plays it down to long leg

18.2

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, played defensively towards mid-wicket and takes a quick run

18.3

Dharmasena to Dravid, 3 leg byes

18.4

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

18.5

Dharmasena to Dravid, no run

18.6

Dharmasena to Dravid, no run

End of over 19 (6 runs) India 69/4
R Dravid    19* (46b 2x4)      HDPK Dharmasena    1-0-3-0
Yuvraj Singh    17* (17b 2x4)     

19.1

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run

19.2

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run

19.3

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run

19.4

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

19.5

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, straighter one, Dravid had no idea about that one, does well to keep it away

19.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 wide

19.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, faster one down the leg, lucky not to be called a wide

End of over 20 (2 runs) India 71/4
R Dravid    19* (48b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    3-1-3-0
Yuvraj Singh    18* (21b 2x4)     

20.1

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven through covers for a single

20.2

Dharmasena to Dravid, no run, comes down the track and plays it to Atapattu at mid-on

20.3

Dharmasena to Dravid, 1 run, plays it around the corner

20.4

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, short and punched off the backfoot, through covers

20.5

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run, checking the shot at the last moment, playing too far away from the body, falls just short of Atapattu at mid-off

20.6

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run, forward in defense

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 75/4
Yuvraj Singh    21* (25b 2x4)      HDPK Dharmasena    2-0-7-0
R Dravid    20* (50b 2x4)     

21.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, turns the ball to mid-wicket, Jayawardene does well to stop the ball

21.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, played to mid-wicket

21.3

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, stretches forward in defense

Dravid slowing down considerably, he had ten runs of nine balls in the beginning

21.4

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, tucked around the corner

21.5

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

21.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run, pushes in defense, looks for the run, Yuvraj says no

End of over 22 (2 runs) India 77/4
R Dravid    21* (55b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    4-1-5-0
Yuvraj Singh    22* (26b 2x4)     

22.1

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

22.2

Dharmasena to Dravid, no run

22.3

Dharmasena to Dravid, 1 run

22.4

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run

22.5

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run

22.6

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 23 (2 runs) India 79/4
Yuvraj Singh    23* (30b 2x4)      HDPK Dharmasena    3-0-9-0
R Dravid    22* (57b 2x4)     

23.1

Muralitharan to Dravid, no run

23.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 leg bye

23.3

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run

23.4

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run

23.5

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes back and squeezes the ball to point

23.6

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven back to the bowler.

Murali has bowled 5 overs giving away just five runs

End of over 24 (1 run, maiden) India 80/4
Yuvraj Singh    23* (34b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    5-2-5-0
R Dravid    22* (59b 2x4)     

24.1

Dharmasena to Dravid, no run, played to short fine leg

24.2

Dharmasena to Dravid, 1 run, driven firmly to mid-on, Atapattu does well to stop the ball

24.3

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run

24.4

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run

24.5

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, punched off the backfoot towards deep mid-off

24.6

Dharmasena to Dravid, FOUR, short and pulled in the air, too close for comfort, almost gave the catch to mid-wicket, four runs any ways!

End of over 25 (6 runs) India 86/4
R Dravid    27* (62b 3x4)      HDPK Dharmasena    4-0-15-0
Yuvraj Singh    24* (37b 2x4)     

25.1

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single

25.2

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, pushes the ball defensively and takes a quick run, fifty partnership comes up on the board

25.3

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, punched off the backfoot, Murali flings himself to his left and makes a good stop

25.4

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven firmly to covers

25.5

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, eased throuch covers for a single

25.6

Muralitharan to Dravid, 1 run, pushes forward on the on side, takes yet another quick single. Godd running between the wickets!

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 90/4
R Dravid    29* (64b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    6-2-9-0
Yuvraj Singh    26* (41b 2x4)     

26.1

Dharmasena to Dravid, 1 run

26.2

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

26.3

Dharmasena to Dravid, 2 runs, driven down the ground to long on

26.4

Dharmasena to Dravid, 1 run, driven firmly to long on

26.5

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, rocks back and punches it through covers for four! ball racing past the ropes in a hurry, lot of power in that stroke

26.6

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run, forward in defense

Sanath Jayasuriya to bowl now

End of over 27 (9 runs) India 99/4
Yuvraj Singh    31* (44b 3x4)      HDPK Dharmasena    5-0-24-0
R Dravid    33* (67b 3x4)     

27.1

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg

27.1

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 2 byes, pitched outside leg and spins right across, beats Dravid, beats Kalu too

27.2

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 1 run, driven to mid-on

27.3

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, no run, well tossed up outside the off, a wayward stroke, feet nowhere near the ball

27.4

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length, Jayasuriya can be nippy off the track, goes for the cut and beaten

27.5

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, played behind square on the leg side and takes one

27.6

Jayasuriya to Dravid, no run, quicker one, down the leg, Dravid misses out, not called a wide, Dravid seems to ask the umpire, "What?"

End of over 28 (5 runs) India 104/4
R Dravid    34* (70b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-3-0
Yuvraj Singh    32* (47b 3x4)     

28.1

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, no run

28.2

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, no run

28.3

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, no run

28.4

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

28.5

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run, comes down the track and plays it down the ground to long on

28.6

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, no run, forward in defense

End of over 29 (2 runs) India 106/4
Yuvraj Singh    33* (52b 3x4)      RP Arnold    1-0-2-0
R Dravid    35* (71b 3x4)     

29.1

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 1 run

29.2

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs

29.3

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs

29.4

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

29.5

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 1 run

29.6

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 30 (7 runs) India 113/4
Yuvraj Singh    38* (56b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-10-0
R Dravid    37* (73b 3x4)     

30.1

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run

30.2

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, no run

30.3

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

30.4

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run

30.5

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, played towards square for a single

30.6

Arnold to Dravid, no run, goes for a shot on the leg side, misses

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 117/4
R Dravid    39* (76b 3x4)      RP Arnold    2-0-6-0
Yuvraj Singh    40* (59b 3x4)     

31.1

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, no run

31.2

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes for the cut and is beaten

31.3

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, comes down the track and hits the ball to long on

31.4

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 1 run, played around the corner for a single

31.5

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, comes charging down the track and hits the ball wide of long on

31.6

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, eased through covers for a single

End of over 32 (5 runs) India 122/4
Yuvraj Singh    44* (64b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-15-0
R Dravid    40* (77b 3x4)     

32.1

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down to long off

32.2

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run

32.3

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, stays put and smashes it over mid-on for four! wonderful shot this by Yuvraj

32.4

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, eased away toards backward point and takes a single, that is his fifty

32.5

Arnold to Dravid, no run

32.6

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run

End of over 33 (8 runs) India 130/4
R Dravid    42* (80b 3x4)      RP Arnold    3-0-14-0
Yuvraj Singh    50* (67b 4x4)     

33.1

Jayasuriya to Dravid, no run

33.2

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 1 run, played behind square

33.3

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, punched down the ground to long off

33.4

Jayasuriya to Dravid, no run

33.5

Jayasuriya to Dravid, 1 run

33.6

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 34 (4 runs) India 134/4
Yuvraj Singh    52* (69b 4x4)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-19-0
R Dravid    44* (84b 3x4)     

34.1

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, drives it past mid-on

34.2

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run, played towards square leg

34.3

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads and played to mid-wicket

34.4

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run

34.5

Arnold to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

34.6

Arnold to Dravid, 1 run

End of over 35 (6 runs) India 140/4
R Dravid    47* (87b 3x4)      RP Arnold    4-0-20-0
Yuvraj Singh    55* (72b 4x4)     

35.1

Jayasuriya to Dravid, OUT, well flighted on off and middle, spinning away, Dravid walks down the track and closes the face of the bat a bit too early, beats the bat and Kalu does the rest, partenrship broken!

R Dravid st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya 47 (122m 88b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.40

35.2

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, no run, pitched on the leg, looks to play on the leg, thick outside edge

35.3

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, 1 run, played just behind point, quick run

35.4

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

35.5

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, no run, tossed up, forward in defense

35.6

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, 1 run, padled around to short fine leg, takes a risky run

End of over 36 (3 runs) India 143/5
RS Sodhi    2* (4b)      ST Jayasuriya    5-0-22-1
Yuvraj Singh    56* (73b 4x4)     

36.1

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 2 runs, pulled away towards square leg

36.2

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 1 run

36.3

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye

36.4

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 2 runs

36.5

Dharmasena to Sodhi, no run

36.6

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 1 run

End of over 37 (7 runs) India 150/5
RS Sodhi    8* (9b)      HDPK Dharmasena    6-0-30-0
Yuvraj Singh    56* (74b 4x4)     

37.1

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, no run

37.2

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, 1 run

37.3

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

37.4

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, no run

37.5

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, 1 run, short and pulled in the air to Vaas at mid-wicket, fall sshort of the fielder, saves three runs for certain

37.6

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 38 (3 runs) India 153/5
Yuvraj Singh    57* (76b 4x4)      ST Jayasuriya    6-0-25-1
RS Sodhi    10* (13b)     

38.1

Dharmasena to Sodhi, no run

38.2

Dharmasena to Sodhi, no run

38.3

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 1 run, driven tolong on for a single

38.4

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run, steered to short thirdman

38.5

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run, played to short fine leg

38.6

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run, plays defensively straight back to the bowler

End of over 39 (1 run) India 154/5
Yuvraj Singh    57* (79b 4x4)      HDPK Dharmasena    7-0-31-0
RS Sodhi    11* (16b)     

39.1

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, 1 run, driven down the ground tolong on

39.2

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushed to deep mid-on

39.3

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, no run, tossed up, played to mid-wicket

39.4

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, no run, tries to paddle around, played to short fine leg

39.5

Jayasuriya to Sodhi, 1 run, comes down the track, played to long on

39.6

Jayasuriya to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes for a wild swing, beaten

End of over 40 (3 runs) India 157/5
Yuvraj Singh    58* (81b 4x4)      ST Jayasuriya    7-0-28-1
RS Sodhi    13* (20b)     

40.1

Dharmasena to Sodhi, FOUR, down the track and smashes it through the on side for four!

40.2

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

40.2

Dharmasena to Sodhi, no run

40.3

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 1 run, played towards mid-wicket

40.4

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gives himself a lot of room to cut, nothing shot this, inside edge and goes past the leg stump

40.5

Dharmasena to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushed past mid-off for a run

40.6

Dharmasena to Sodhi, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on

End of over 41 (8 runs) India 165/5
RS Sodhi    19* (24b 1x4)      HDPK Dharmasena    8-0-39-0
Yuvraj Singh    59* (83b 4x4)     

41.1

Muralitharan to Sodhi, 1 run, worked around to short fine leg, hesitation by Sodhi, they go through, Murali makes a mess of the run out chance

41.2

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, driven through covers

41.3

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, thick outside edge to short thirdman

41.4

Muralitharan to Sodhi, no run, comes forward in defense

41.5

Muralitharan to Sodhi, 1 run, played to mid-wicket

41.6

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, rocks back and punches it to extra covers

Vaas brought back into the attack

End of over 42 (6 runs) India 171/5
Yuvraj Singh    63* (86b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    7-2-15-0
RS Sodhi    21* (27b 1x4)     

42.1

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, smacked through covers for a couple of runs

42.2

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, outside the off and struck through the covers

42.3

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down the ground to lon gon

42.4

Vaas to Sodhi, no run

42.5

Vaas to Sodhi, no run, low full toss outside the of, smacked straight to mid-wicket, well fielded

42.6

Vaas to Sodhi, 1 run, driven firmly to mid-off

End of over 43 (6 runs) India 177/5
RS Sodhi    22* (30b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    7-1-22-2
Yuvraj Singh    68* (89b 4x4)     

43.1

Muralitharan to Sodhi, 1 run, charges down the track and smacks it to long off

43.2

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down tolong off

43.3

Muralitharan to Sodhi, 1 run

43.4

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes for the cut and is beaten

43.5

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, goes for the sweep, top edges it, ball lands safely

43.6

Muralitharan to Sodhi, 1 run, played behind square for a single

End of over 44 (5 runs) India 182/5
RS Sodhi    25* (33b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    8-2-20-0
Yuvraj Singh    70* (92b 4x4)     

44.1

Vaas to Sodhi, 1 run, hit straight down the ground and takes the run

44.2

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, full in length, comes forward and picks up neatly over long on for a massive six, whattashot!

44.3

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, worked away behind square for a single

Thats fifty partnership between the two young players from Punjab

44.4

Vaas to Sodhi, 1 run, played down to thirdman

44.5

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, played behind point, goes through for a quickie, over throws, batsmen run two

44.6

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tries to work it down to fine leg, shuffles across a bit too much, right through him to kalu, no damage done

End of over 45 (11 runs) India 193/5
Yuvraj Singh    79* (96b 4x4 1x6)      WPUJC Vaas    8-1-33-2
RS Sodhi    27* (35b 1x4)     

45.1

Muralitharan to Sodhi, 3 runs, goes back and cuts, cuts well too, takes three for that

45.2

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

45.3

Muralitharan to Sodhi, OUT, good length ball, spins in sharply, Sodhi stays put and tries to squeeze it down to third-man, oh ho, Sodhi has done himself again, bowled right through the gate, you dont do this to Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling

RS Sodhi b Muralitharan 30 (37m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.08

Sodhi has been dismissed, bowled through the gate a few times in this tournament, Murali has done it twice and Harris once

45.4

Muralitharan to Dighe, 2 runs, played through mid-off, misfielded andtakes two

45.5

Muralitharan to Dighe, 1 run, played through mid-on and takes a single

200 comes in 45.5 overs

45.6

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside the of spinning away, Kalu does the rest

fernando brought into the attack

End of over 46 (7 runs) India 200/6
Yuvraj Singh    80* (98b 4x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    9-2-27-1
SS Dighe    3* (2b)     

46.1

Fernando to Dighe, OUT, pitched outside the off, too quick for Dighe', takes the edge and goes low down to Kalu's right, good catch

SS Dighe c †Kaluwitharana b Fernando 3 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

46.2

Fernando to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, thick outside edge and down to thirdman for four

46.3

Fernando to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye

46.4

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and fast outside the off, reaches for it and cuts it in front of the wicket, through the covers for four!

46.5

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, slower ball, smacked pastthe bowler for a brace

46.6

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven crisply towards long off

End of over 47 (12 runs) India 212/7
Yuvraj Singh    87* (101b 5x4 1x6)      CRD Fernando    8-1-36-3
Harbhajan Singh    4* (2b 1x4)     

47.1

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, no run

47.2

Muralitharan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, bowled outside the off, driven down to long off

47.3

Muralitharan to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, The duel between the two off spinners! Murali wins, bowls him through the gate, harbhajn going for a big swipe, hears the rattling sound of stumps disturbed, leg stump pegged back!

Harbhajan Singh b Muralitharan 4 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

47.4

Muralitharan to Khan, no run, loud shout for lbw,hit on the pad, just outside th eline of off

47.5

Muralitharan to Khan, no run, drifting away and spinning in, Zaheer blocks it away safely

47.6

Muralitharan to Khan, 1 run, squeezes the ball down to third-man for a single

End of over 48 (2 runs) India 214/8
Z Khan    1* (3b)      M Muralitharan    10-2-29-2
Yuvraj Singh    88* (103b 5x4 1x6)     

48.1

Vaas to Khan, no run, fired in full, dug out well

48.2

Vaas to Khan, 1 run, pusheson the off side and takes a risky run, good run too

48.3

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes for a big heave, off the pads down to Kalu, Zaheer wants the strike due to some strange reason, sent back by Yuvraj

48.4

Vaas to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, swung around to square leg and gets just the single

48.5

Vaas to Khan, no run, goes for a wild heave, beaten, what an over this has been so far!

48.6

Vaas to Khan, no run, fires in a yorker, hit on the pads, outside the line of leg, no runs, what an over, just the two runs!

Fernando will bowl the final over

End of over 49 (2 runs) India 216/8
Z Khan    2* (7b)      WPUJC Vaas    9-1-35-2
Yuvraj Singh    89* (105b 5x4 1x6)     

49.1

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, swung towards mid-wicket, takes one and turns around for the second, makes it easily, Yuvraj seems to have pulled his hamstring

The Physio cum Trainer, Andrew Leipus is in the middle, attending to Yuvraj, he seems to be ok

49.2

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another swing at it, towards Vaas at short fine leg

49.3

Fernando to Khan, 1 run, yorker, squeezes it out and takes a run

49.4

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length ball, going through with good pace to Kalu, beats Yuvraj's heave

49.5

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

49.5

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and outside the leg, backs away and swings it away towards mid-wicket for four

One ball and Yuvraj needs four to get to his hundred

49.6

Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, driven down the ground and takes a couple of runs

Match State: Innings Break Yuvraj Singhs heroics with the bat has pulled India out of the woods. They were 38/4 in the 14th over at one stage Yuvraj Singh made an unbeaten 98 off 110 balls Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh added 102 valuable runs for the fifth wicket, steadying the Indian inngs India ended up with 227/8 from 50 overs Sri Lanka will have to bat extremely well to score 228 runs. The chase is going to be exciting enough. Do not miss any of the action, we will be back with you in a short while with all the live action as it happens. So long. Welcome back to SSC ground Colombo,the Sri Lankan run chase is about to begin The umpires are out in the middle, so are the players. The batsmen are making their way in Zaheer Khan will start the proceedings

End of over 50 (11 runs) India 227/8
Yuvraj Singh    98* (110b 6x4 1x6)      CRD Fernando    9-1-47-3
Z Khan    3* (8b)     
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
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1 August 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 8th Match, India v Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo

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Aug 2, 2001

1 August 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 8th Match, India v Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo

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