Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka), 9th Match: India v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC), Aug 2, 2001
India won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo (neutral venue)
2 August 2001 (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Sinclair c Badani b Khan 3 39 21 0 0 14.28
8.3 on his pads, flicks it to the on side, this time straight to the man at square leg, Badani there accepts it gleefully, cant drop those catches at this level and India breakthrough! 28/1
View dismissal NJ Astle c Sehwag b Nehra 108 198 143 9 0 75.52
47.4 moves a bit outside the leg stump and lofts it to long off, Sehwag takes the catch there and a glimmer of hope for India 247/4
View dismissal SP Fleming* st †Dighe b Yuvraj Singh 66 114 91 7 0 72.52
37.2 Fleming steps out and tries the big shot and misses it, Dighe 'collects' the ball and breaks the wickets as Fleming doesnt even try to get back 166/2
View dismissal CD McMillan c Sodhi b Yuvraj Singh 4 10 4 0 0 100.00
39.3 tries the reverse sweep and manages to find Sodhi at backward square leg 182/3
View dismissal L Vincent b Nehra 45 44 37 3 2 121.62
49.4 goes back and across and looks to turn it down to fine leg and misses the yorker on off stump to see his tumps shattered 262/6
View dismissal DJ Nash c Nehra b Khan 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
48.5 throws the bat and finds only the man at mid off 259/5
CZ Harris not out 1 9 2 0 0 50.00
View dismissal AC Parore lbw b Nehra 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
49.5 bang on target, Parore slightly forward and goes across the line and gets the ball on his pads, plumb in front! 262/7
DL Vettori not out 2 2 1 0 0 200.00
Extras (lb 16, w 18, nb 1) 35
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 215 mins) 264 (5.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Z Khan 9 0 59 2 6.55 (3w)
8.3 to Sinclair, on his pads, flicks it to the on side, this time straight to the man at square leg, Badani there accepts it gleefully, cant drop those catches at this level and India breakthrough! 28/1
48.5 to Nash, throws the bat and finds only the man at mid off 259/5
View wickets A Nehra 9 1 30 3 3.33 (1nb, 4w)
47.4 to Astle, moves a bit outside the leg stump and lofts it to long off, Sehwag takes the catch there and a glimmer of hope for India 247/4
49.4 to Vincent, goes back and across and looks to turn it down to fine leg and misses the yorker on off stump to see his tumps shattered 262/6
49.5 to Parore, bang on target, Parore slightly forward and goes across the line and gets the ball on his pads, plumb in front! 262/7
  Harbhajan Singh 10 1 46 0 4.60 (2w)
  V Sehwag 3 0 26 0 8.66 (3w)
  SC Ganguly 6 0 23 0 3.83
  RS Sodhi 4 0 27 0 6.75
View wickets Yuvraj Singh 9 0 37 2 4.11
37.2 to Fleming, Fleming steps out and tries the big shot and misses it, Dighe 'collects' the ball and breaks the wickets as Fleming doesnt even try to get back 166/2
39.3 to McMillan, tries the reverse sweep and manages to find Sodhi at backward square leg 182/3
  India innings (target: 265 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c Fleming b Harris 64 134 103 7 0 62.13
32.5 Moves across and tries to play it to fine leg and gets it high and Fleming at short fine leg gets an easy catch- is this the turning point? 179/3
View dismissal V Sehwag b McMillan 100 97 70 19 1 142.85
23.1 drags the ball onto the stumps, ends a superb knock, McMillan strikes ! 143/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman b McMillan 0 11 9 0 0 0.00
25.5 lazy shot from Laxman, leans forward and tries to defend, compltely misses the ball and the wickets are shattered, Laxman disappoints! 146/2
R Dravid not out 57 76 56 6 0 101.78
HK Badani not out 35 51 38 3 2 92.10
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 4, nb 2) 11
  Total (3 wickets; 45.4 overs; 186 mins) 267 (5.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DR Tuffey 6 1 37 0 6.16 (1w)
  KD Mills 3 0 26 0 8.66
  DJ Nash 4 0 29 0 7.25
  DL Vettori 10 0 56 0 5.60 (2nb)
View wicket CZ Harris 8 0 39 1 4.87 (2w)
32.5 to Ganguly, Moves across and tries to play it to fine leg and gets it high and Fleming at short fine leg gets an easy catch- is this the turning point? 179/3
  NJ Astle 6 0 26 0 4.33
View wickets CD McMillan 8.4 1 49 2 5.65 (1w)
23.1 to Sehwag, drags the ball onto the stumps, ends a superb knock, McMillan strikes ! 143/1
25.5 to Laxman, lazy shot from Laxman, leans forward and tries to defend, compltely misses the ball and the wickets are shattered, Laxman disappoints! 146/2

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Points - India 2, New Zealand 0
Player of the match - V Sehwag (India)
Umpires - LV Jayasundara and TH Wijewardene
TV umpire - DN Pathirana
Match referee - CW Smith (West Indies)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire: PT Manuel
    • New Zealanders innings:
    • New Zealand 50 in 14.1 overs, 65 mins
    • New Zealand 100 in 25.5 overs, 111 mins
    • NJ Astle 50 off 123 mins, 87 balls, 4x4
    • SP Fleming 50 off 96 mins, 73 balls, 5x4
    • New Zealand 150 in 34.3 overs, 143 mins
    • New Zealand 200 in 42.5 overs, 177 mins
    • NJ Astle 100 off 193 mins, 138 balls, 8x4
    • New Zealand 250 in 48 overs, 201 mins
    • Indian innings:
    • India 50 in 9 overs, 35 mins
    • V Shewag 50 off 46 mins, 29 balls, 12x4
    • India 100 in 14.3 overs, 65 mins
    • V Shewag 100 in 95 mins, 69 balls, 19x4, 1x6
    • India 150 in 27.1 overs, 116 mins
    • SC Ganguly 50 off 119 mins, 85 balls, 6x4
    • India 200 in 38.1 overs, 158 mins
    • India 250 in 44.5 overs, 182 mins
    • R Dravid 50 off 74 mins, 54 balls, 5x4
 
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