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

Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) - Final

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by 121 runs

Match State: Match start at 08.30GMT (14.30 local time) Hello and welcome to the R Premadasa Stadium for the Final of this exciting Coca-Cola Cup After being down and nearly out India have clawed their way back into the competition with 3 consecutive wins Sri Lanka comfortably reached the final and are the favourites at home India have seen a resurgence of sorts off late with youngsters like Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag playing big knocks India have earned a reputation over the last two years of being chokers in Cup finals Ganguly would be keen to wipe out this image with a win here Jayasuriya on his own right would love to win this match against India as it would give the hosts an edge going into the Test series versus India For indepth coverage of the tour including interviews, reports, features, comment pieces, photographs and all you could want have a look at: http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001/OD_TOURNEYS/CCC-SL/ Don't miss our live and exclusive audio commentary either: http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001/OD_TOURNEYS/CCC-SL/AUDIO/ The teams for today are very similar to previous matches - Sri Lanka make one change bringing in Avishka Gunawardene for Kumar Sangakkara. India are playing an unchanged team There is a lot of excitement here in this big final Sri Lanka have won the tos and will bat first in this pressure cooker atmosphere Don't forget that this is a day-night encounter and chasing under lights will not be easy The wicket looks good here, a nice batting strip, bound well by the layer of grass there is on the surface We have a good crowd in here at the R Premadasa Stadium and they are already excited, making a lot of noise, blowing trumpets, clanging drums and things of the kind Join us again in a few minutes for the start of the final of the Coca-Cola Cup! Jayasuriya takes strike and Gunawardene is at the other end Zaheer Khan will open the bowling for India

0.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, coming onto the bat nicely off the wicket, cut away but straight to the man at point

0.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, just a touch shorter and on the middle and leg, coming in with the angle of the left-arm seamer, played down with soft hands

0.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller and on the off, once more the ball not swinging at all, just going with the arm, played back down the wicket with soft hands

0.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, quicker one on the pads, tucked away to the on side but straight to the man at midwicket, no chance of a single there

0.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slightly slower, fuller and on the off, stroked nicely to mid off, soft enoguh for the batsmen to cross over for a single, Sri Lanka are on their way!

0.6

Khan to Gunawardene, 3 runs, back of a length, on the pads and slipping down the leg side, flicked away nicely square of the wicket, beats the diving fielder, three runs taken as the man from fine leg runs across and fields

Sedate start by the standards of these explosive openers Nehra shares the new ball with Zaheer Khan

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/0
DA Gunawardene    3* (1b)      Z Khan    1-0-4-0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (5b)     

1.1

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, full and on the pads, a touch of late swing into the pads, clipped away to square leg

1.2

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, fuller from Nehra and again a bit of swing, not enoguh to beat the bat, driven nicely with the full face of the bat to the man at covers

1.3

Nehra to Gunawardene, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, not really the place to bowl at Gunawardene, the batsmen goes back and thumps the ball past a diving man at midwicket, four from the moment it left the bat

1.4

Nehra to Gunawardene, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, Gunawardene waits on the ball and steers it to the third man region with soft hands and an angled bat for a comfortable single

1.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, quicker one on the pads, this one swings late and shapes away past the bat, rapped on the pads, loud shout from Ashish Nehra, turned down by the umpire and rightly so

1.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and drifting down the leg side, easy pickings for any international cricketer, glanced away neatly off the toes to deep fine leg

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 10/0
ST Jayasuriya    2* (7b)      A Nehra    1-0-6-0
DA Gunawardene    8* (5b 1x4)     

2.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a length, on the pads and quick, Jayasuriya pulls and misses, off the body to the on side

2.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller and on the off, first signs of swing from Zaheer Khan, the ball shapes in to the left hander, played back down the wicket, Zaheer Khan and Jayasuriya exchange a few pleasantries early on!

2.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, Jayasuriya has a wild swing at it and misses, called a wide that

2.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, full and on the pads once more, dangerous place to bowl, Jayasuriya looks to play the short arm jab to the on side and misses, off the pad to the on side

2.4

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, full, straight and quick, good attempted yorker fromo Zaheer Khan, Gunawardene just about digs the ball out tsquare of the wicket on the off side

2.5

Khan to Gunawardene, FOUR, back of a length, quick and outside the off, Gunawardene flashes at the ball, the edge carries straight to where first slip would have been, Laxman standing too wide dives in vain as the ball runs away to the fence

That was a wasted opportunity for India

2.6

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, full abd on the off, driven to mid off

End of over 3 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 16/0
DA Gunawardene    12* (8b 2x4)      Z Khan    2-0-9-0
ST Jayasuriya    2* (10b)     

3.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, overpitched and on the off, picked away nicely from outside the off as the ball swing a bit, Jayasuriya whips that over the on side for his first boundary

3.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run

3.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full again but on the pads, tucked away efficiently to the deep fine leg area

3.4

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, fuller still and on the pads, defended to the on side without much trouble

3.5

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, Gunawardene waits on it and taps the ball to point with an angled bat

3.6

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, fuller still and a bit slower, Gunawardene drives at it and misses, throguh to the keeper

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 21/0
DA Gunawardene    12* (11b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-11-0
ST Jayasuriya    7* (13b 1x4)     

4.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, back of a length and very very quick, Jayasuriya pulls but is late on the ball, the ball flies up off the edge, Dighe runs back and makes a huge goalkeeper style dive but can't reach the ball, two runs the result

4.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, full and on the pads,

4.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, full and on the off, played back to the off side with a straight bat

4.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, now that is exactly where you do not bowl to Jayasuriya, he stands tall and crashes the ball through covers

4.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, full and on the off, tapped away to the on side

4.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and on the pads, slanting in to the left hander, pulled away viciously, Jayasuriya in position very early, the ball races across the turf to the midwicket fence

End of over 5 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 31/0
ST Jayasuriya    17* (19b 3x4)      Z Khan    3-0-19-0
DA Gunawardene    12* (11b 2x4)     

5.1

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, bvack of a length and outside the off, cut to point

5.2

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, oince again sjust short of a length and outside the of,f played off the back foot with a straight bat to the man at point, the batsmen think about a single and wisely decide against it

5.3

Nehra to Gunawardene, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, Gunawardene stands tall, gets the body weight nicely behind the ball and takes the cover off it thrashing it through the off side, a shot of raw power and good placement

5.4

Nehra to Gunawardene, 2 runs, full and on the off, gunawardene waits for it and plays back down the wicket with a dead straight bat, beats both bowler and mid on, two runs stolen

5.5

Nehra to Gunawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped away to mid on, Harbhajan Singh is a bit late on the ball and the batsmen scamper a quick single

5.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller and on the off, Jayasuriya tries to heave over the on side but ends up edging the ball onto his pads

End of over 6 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 38/0
ST Jayasuriya    17* (20b 3x4)      A Nehra    3-0-18-0
DA Gunawardene    19* (16b 3x4)     

6.1

Khan to Gunawardene, FOUR, just short of a length and on the pads, coming in to the left hander with the arm, picked up early by Gunawardene, picked up off the pads and flicked away in nonchalant fashion

6.2

Khan to Gunawardene, FOUR, overpitched, outside the off and no swing at all, that one sat up and begged hit me! Gunawardene obliges, scorching the ball through the covers

6.3

Khan to Gunawardene, no run, back of a length and on the off, played back down the wicket with the full face oif the bat

6.4

Khan to Gunawardene, 1 run, just baclk of a length and outside the off, played down with soft hands to the off side, quick single stolen

Zaheer Khan and Ganguly in deep discussion here trying to stop the run riot

6.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, ticked away past short fine leg, quick single stolen, great uderstanding between the batsmen here

6.6

Khan to Gunawardene, 1 run, full and on the off, played inside out just wide of mid off, quick single stolen

End of over 7 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 49/0
DA Gunawardene    29* (21b 5x4)      Z Khan    4-0-30-0
ST Jayasuriya    18* (21b 3x4)     

7.1

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, full and on the pads, big swing and a miss, rapped on the pads, shout for lbw turned down

7.2

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, just short of a length and on the pads, played at and missed, off the pads again, no optimistic shout for lbw here

7.3

Nehra to Gunawardene, no run, and for the third time in the over,played and missed, rapped on the pads, and again an appeal

7.4

Nehra to Gunawardene, 1 run

That single brings up the Sri Lankan 50, off just 7.4 overs

7.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, overpitched and outside the off, Jayasuriya opens the face of the bat and drives square to third man

7.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and on the off, driven inside out to covers, Jayasuriya drives inside out to covers, Sodhi picks the ball up and throws the stumps down in a flash, third umpire is called for but clearly the express quick Jayasuriya is home

Good cricket all around wit the stroke, the fielding and the running between the wickets! Spin in the form of Harbhajan Singh being introduced early in an attempt to get a breakthrough

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 53/0
ST Jayasuriya    21* (23b 3x4)      A Nehra    4-0-22-0
DA Gunawardene    30* (25b 5x4)     

8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, full and far outside the off, padded away

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller, a bit of flight and on the off and middle, defended carefully

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, quicker, flatter and on the pads, whipped away to short fine leg

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, quick and speared in to the pads, played and missed, off the pads to the on side

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and outside the off, whipped away wristily past square leg

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, quicker one on the pads, once again played at and missed, off the pads to the on side, end of a very tidy over from Harbhajan conceding only 1 run

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 54/0
DA Gunawardene    30* (26b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-1-0
ST Jayasuriya    22* (28b 3x4)     

9.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, fuller and on the off, Jayasuriya clips the ball away off his toes in the air over square leg, Badani fields but can't get to the ball

9.2

Nehra to Gunawardene, 1 run, full and on the off, played past mid off, quick single stolen, direct hit from mid off reaches only after the batsmen get in

9.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, overpitched and way down the leg side, fine leg is up in the circle, flicked away in fine fashion to the fence

9.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the off and full, tapped away more sedately to the on side for a single

9.5

Nehra to Gunawardene, 3 runs, just short of a length and on the pads, Gunawardene stands tall and punches the ball back past the bowlr to long on

9.6

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and on the off, clipped away to deep backward square leg off the toes, easy single

End of over 10 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 65/0
ST Jayasuriya    29* (32b 4x4)      A Nehra    5-0-33-0
DA Gunawardene    34* (28b 5x4)     

10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, quicker one outside the off, too much width there, Jayasuriya leans baclk and back cuts to the third man fence, top shot that

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a bit more air and on the off, stroked away to long off for a walked single

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, well flighted and drifting onto the pads, played and missed, rapped on the pads, appeal goes up anyway, no chance of that being lbw

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, 1 wide

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, no run, quicker, flatter and on the off, played back down the wicket

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gunawardene, OUT, quick, flat and on the off, this is the straight on ball, fizzing off the wicket, Gunawardene goes back to cut, a fatal mistake, the ball rockets onto the pads and that is out lbw, right in front of the stumps, India have struck a crucial blo

DA Gunawardene lbw b Harbhajan Singh 34 (52m 31b 5x4 0x6) SR: 109.67

blow here Atapattu is the new man

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left alone

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 71/1
MS Atapattu    0* (1b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-7-1
ST Jayasuriya    34* (34b 5x4)     

11.1

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, on the stumps and full, Jayasuriya rolls the wrists and sends the ball sailing over the on side

11.2

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length and on the pads, a bit slower, played at and awkwardly lobbed just short of a short midwicket fielder

11.3

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run

11.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, no swing or seam movement to trouble the batsman, free flow of the bat on the up and through the line, over the man at covers and the ball races away to the fence

11.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run

11.6

Nehra to Atapattu, no run, full and on the off, defended carefully by Atapattu to the man at short covers

End of over 12 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 80/1
MS Atapattu    0* (2b)      A Nehra    6-0-42-0
ST Jayasuriya    43* (39b 7x4)     

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, quicker one on the off, played at and missed, off the pads to the off side

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, back of alength and on the pads, played at and missed again, off thr pads to fine leg

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run, well flighted and outside the off, driven nicely, off the edge onto pad

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run, flatter, full and outside the off, driven inside out to cvoers

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, FOUR, overpitched ad outside the off, Atapattu gets nicely to the pitch off the ball and laces it through covers, perfectly played cover drve there, elegant as well

Virender Sehwag being pressed into service here. Ganguly seems to be encouraged by the success of Harbhajan Singh's off spin

End of over 13 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 86/1
MS Atapattu    4* (6b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-12-1
ST Jayasuriya    43* (41b 7x4)     

13.1

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

13.1

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, no run

13.2

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller and on the pads, played and missed, quick ball from Sehwag

13.3

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, no run, quick and on the pads, played and missed, off the pads to the on side

13.4

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, FOUR, a bit of extra flight from Sehwag and that's all Jayasuriya needs to get down on one knee and sweeping off the front foot to sqare leg

13.5

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 2 leg byes

13.6

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short of a length and on the off, Jayasuriya leans back and creams the ball through midwicket, cracking pull shot to bring up the Lankan skipper's half century

End of over 14 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 97/1
ST Jayasuriya    51* (47b 9x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-9-0
MS Atapattu    4* (6b 1x4)     

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, 1 run

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, no run

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Atapattu, no run

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 99/1
MS Atapattu    5* (10b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-14-1
ST Jayasuriya    52* (49b 9x4)     

15.1

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tucked away to short fine leg, that's the Lankan hundred

15.2

Sehwag to Atapattu, OUT, back of a length and outside the off, a bit of air on that ball, Atapattu tries to drive inside out hrough the covers and knocks a dolly of a catch straight down Ganguly's throat at short cover

MS Atapattu c Ganguly b Sehwag 5 (20m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Match State: Drinks With the second Lankan wicket down on 100 the drinks trolley comes on Jayawardene is the new man in

15.3

Sehwag to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the off, tapped to the on side

15.4

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped away to deep fine leg

15.5

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, well flighted and drifting onto the pads, Jayasuriya waist on the ball dn clips it away fune at the last moment

15.6

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 105/2
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (3b)      V Sehwag    2-0-15-1
ST Jayasuriya    56* (51b 9x4)     

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, well flighted and outside the off, left alone to the stumper

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tucked away to fine leg

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 108/2
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (8b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-17-1
ST Jayasuriya    57* (52b 9x4)     

17.1

Sehwag to Jayawardene, (no ball) 1 run, full and on the off, flicked away wristily to deep midwicket

17.1

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, full and on the pads, tickled away fine to thge man at long on, good running gets the batsmen three

17.2

Sehwag to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the off, flicked to the on side

17.3

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, flicked past square leg for an easy single

17.4

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, no run

17.5

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 1 run

17.6

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, well flighted and outside the off, flicked away past mid on

End of over 18 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 116/2
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (12b)      V Sehwag    3-0-23-1
ST Jayasuriya    61* (55b 9x4)     

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up and on the off, flicked to the on side

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length and on the off, spinning in to the right hander, played and missed, rapped on the body

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, flat one on the off, defended

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye

End of over 19 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 118/2
ST Jayasuriya    61* (56b 9x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-18-1
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (17b)     

19.1

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, no run

19.2

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short of a length and on the off, stroked past the bowler to long on

19.3

Ganguly to Jayawardene, no run

19.4

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run

19.5

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, 1 run, just short of a length and on the off, played off the back foot to mid off

19.6

Ganguly to Jayawardene, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Jayawardene pulls and misses

Yuvraj Singh into the attack

End of over 20 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 121/2
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (20b)      SC Ganguly    1-0-3-0
ST Jayasuriya    63* (59b 9x4)     

20.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, well flighted, full and outside the off, full toss, driven through the off side

20.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped to the on side

20.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, chipped over the man at mid off

20.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and on the off, stroked past the mid off fielder to long off

20.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, tucked away to long on for yet another single

20.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run

End of over 21 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 127/2
ST Jayasuriya    67* (63b 9x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-6-0
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (22b)     

21.1

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped to the on side

21.2

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped to the on side

21.3

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and on the off, stroked carefully past the bowler with the full face of the bat to mid off

21.4

Ganguly to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the pads, tucked away nicely to midwicket

21.5

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run, and full and on the pads again, wristily turned away to deep backward square leg

21.6

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, fuller and on the pasd, tucked away neatly to deep fine leg for a brace

End of over 22 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 132/2
ST Jayasuriya    70* (66b 9x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-8-0
DPMD Jayawardene    13* (25b)     

22.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

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22.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

22.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run

22.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

22.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, FOUR, well flighted and on the off, Jayasuriya lofts the ball over the bowler towards long off, Zaheer Khan misjudges it and comes running in and the ball sails over his head, bounces and goes over the ropes

End of over 23 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 139/2
ST Jayasuriya    75* (69b 10x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-13-0
DPMD Jayawardene    15* (28b)     

23.1

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, slanted to third man

23.2

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, 1 run

23.3

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run, overpitched and down the leg side, whipped away off the pads to deep fine leg

23.4

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, punched off the back foot to covers

23.5

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off again, played inside out past covers

23.6

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run

End of over 24 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 144/2
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (31b)      SC Ganguly    3-0-13-0
ST Jayasuriya    77* (72b 10x4)     

24.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and on the pads, tapped away to the on side with soft hands

24.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, overpitched and on the off, driven to long off

24.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played away off the back foot to covers

24.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, quicker one on the pads, Jayasuriya cleverly taps the ball to fine leg and gets yet another sauntered single

24.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tucked away ever so nicely again

24.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, full and on the off, driven hard to the man at covers

Jayasuriya taking plenty of easy single and keeping the scoreboard moving

End of over 25 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 149/2
ST Jayasuriya    79* (75b 10x4)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-18-0
DPMD Jayawardene    21* (34b)     

25.1

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped away to the on side past midwicket for a single, that's the 50 partnership, these two are going very well here, taking no chances

25.2

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length and outside the off, cut hard off the back foot to covers

25.3

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and on the off, Jayasuriya expertly strokes the ball to mid off and steals a single

25.4

Ganguly to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball just outside the off, short of a length too, Jayawardene waits on it and cuts away neatly to third man

25.5

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and a bit of width, the man from Matara frees his arms, opens his shoulders and cuts the ball hard and all along the groundd to the third man fence

25.6

Ganguly to Jayasuriya, no run, short again but this time not so much width, cut to point

End of over 26 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 156/2
ST Jayasuriya    84* (79b 11x4)      SC Ganguly    4-0-20-0
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (36b)     

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run, slower one outside the off, generous loop too, stroked with an angled bat to point

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run, fuller, flatter and on the opff, played back to the bowler

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 3 runs, full and on the off, Jayawardene waits on the ball and paddles it away fine to the fine leg area, the batsmen come back for three

Jayasuriya seems to have cramps, is holding his left thigh and on the floor The physio comes on and treats Jayasuriya who seems to have cramps

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, full and on the off, tapped to the on side, Jayasuriya wants a single but is turned back

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, full again and on the middle and leg, tapped to the on side wristily, no chance of a single again

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, outside the off and full, stroked to covers

Jayasuriya still seems to be in a bit of discomfort A runner now comes on for Sanath Jayasuriya Marvan Atapattu is the man who will run for his skipper Nehra is the new bowler

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 159/2
ST Jayasuriya    84* (82b 11x4)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-21-0
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (39b)     

27.1

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length and outside the off, Jayawardene tries to steer the ball to third man and misses

27.2

Nehra to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short of a length and outside the off, cut away hard to the fielder at third man

27.3

Nehra to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped away nicely off the back foot to the man at short fine leg

27.4

Nehra to Jayasuriya, no run, full and outside the off, driven nicely with the full face of the bat to covers

27.5

Nehra to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut away nicely in front of the wicket

27.6

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length and on the middle and off, played at and missed, rapped on the body

End of over 28 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 163/2
DPMD Jayawardene    29* (43b)      A Nehra    7-0-46-0
ST Jayasuriya    85* (84b 11x4)     

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run, well flighted and outside the off, the ball grips the surface and spins past the bat

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 3 runs, short and on the pads, pulkled away nicely to the deep midwicket area, three runs the result

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run

28.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and a bit of width, tucked away to square leg for another easy single

End of over 29 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 169/2
DPMD Jayawardene    33* (46b)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-27-0
ST Jayasuriya    87* (87b 11x4)     

29.1

Khan to Jayawardene, no run

29.2

Khan to Jayawardene, no run, full and outside the off, driven inside out to point

29.3

Khan to Jayawardene, 2 runs

29.4

Khan to Jayawardene, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Jayawardene waits on it nd turns the wrist in almsot Azharuddin like fashion, cracking boundary

29.5

Khan to Jayawardene, no run, fuller and outside the off, driven inside out to covers

29.6

Khan to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the off, punched to point

End of over 30 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 175/2
DPMD Jayawardene    39* (52b 1x4)      Z Khan    5-0-36-0
ST Jayasuriya    87* (87b 11x4)     

30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 wide, full and far wide outside the off, called wide

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

30.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run

End of over 31 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 181/2
ST Jayasuriya    90* (90b 11x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-33-0
DPMD Jayawardene    41* (55b 1x4)     

31.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run

31.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs

31.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full and on the off, played down to covers with a deft touch

31.4

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, quicker one outside the off, full again, played to third man with an angled bat

31.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, short of a length, on the pads and slanting down the leg side, clipped away to the fine leg area

31.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played back down the track with the full face of the bat to the bowler

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 187/2
ST Jayasuriya    95* (95b 11x4)      Z Khan    6-0-42-0
DPMD Jayawardene    42* (56b 1x4)     

32.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, FOUR, well flighted and outside the off, Jayawardene gets into poiustion early and whips the ball over midwicket to the fence, one bounce and over the ropes

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, quicker one on the off, played off the back foot through covers

32.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played away off the back foot to long off

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, quicker one speared down the leg side, played and missed, off the pads to fine leg

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, no run

32.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, well flighted and on the pads, tucked away to deep fine leg

End of over 33 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 195/2
ST Jayasuriya    96* (98b 11x4)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-39-0
DPMD Jayawardene    47* (59b 2x4)     

33.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, well flighted and on the pads, tucked away to short fine leg

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, short and outside the off, cut hard at, played and missed, through to the keeper

33.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, flatter, quicker and on the off, played back down the wicket with the full face of the bat

33.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, tapped away neatly to deep sqaure leg

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a bit more air and on the pads, nudged to fine leg

33.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run

Sehwag brought back in the attack

End of over 34 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 198/2
DPMD Jayawardene    48* (63b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-21-1
ST Jayasuriya    98* (100b 11x4)     

34.1

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 1 run, well flighted, slow and on the pads, tucked away to the on side for a sinbgle

34.2

Sehwag to Jayawardene, no run

34.3

Sehwag to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the off, stroked to mid on

34.4

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, the hundred run partnership comes up, as does the Sri Lankan 200 as the ball is clipped to long on

34.5

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, 2 wides

34.5

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 wide

34.5

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, well flighted and outside the off, cut away through covers

34.6

Sehwag to Jayasuriya, OUT, well flighted and on the pads, Jayasuriya keen to work the ball away to the on side taps the ball straight to Ganguly at short midwicket and the Lankan skipper is gone for 99!

ST Jayasuriya c Ganguly b Sehwag 99 (159m 102b 11x4 0x6) SR: 97.05

The fans can't believe it, after playing so well Jayasuriya departs one short of a derved century

End of over 35 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 204/3
     V Sehwag    4-0-29-2
DPMD Jayawardene    50* (67b 2x4)     

35.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped away to the deep fine leg region

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run, well flighted and on the middle and leg stump, played back down the wicket with soft hands

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run

End of over 36 (1 run) Sri Lanka 205/3
RP Arnold    0* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-22-1
DPMD Jayawardene    51* (71b 2x4)     

36.1

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller and on the off, stroked nicely to long on for a comfoprtable single

36.2

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, whipped to midwicket

36.3

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, well flighted and on the off, Jayawardene comes down th track and flicks to long on

36.4

Sehwag to Arnold, no run, full toss on he off, patted away

36.5

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run, flatter one, straighht and on the pads, tapped to mid on, quick single stolen

36.6

Sehwag to Jayawardene, no run, well flighted and on the off, played at and missed, rapped on the pad

End of over 37 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 209/3
DPMD Jayawardene    53* (74b 2x4)      V Sehwag    5-0-33-2
RP Arnold    2* (5b)     

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, 1 run, full and on the pads,Arnold gets his feet out of the way and nudges the balkl to the on side

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, quicker one on the off, played down the track with the full face of the bat

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 3 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, Jayawardene waits on the ball and plays a delicate late cut at the last possible moment

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run, short and outside the off, cut to point

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, whisked away to square leg

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the off, tucked away to mid wicket

End of over 38 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 214/3
DPMD Jayawardene    56* (77b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-27-1
RP Arnold    4* (8b)     

38.1

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, swept to short fine leg

38.2

Sehwag to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped away off the toes to deep fine leg

38.3

Sehwag to Arnold, no run

38.4

Sehwag to Arnold, no run, quicker one on the pads, played and missed, rapped on the pads, appeal for lbw turned down

38.5

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run

38.6

Sehwag to Jayawardene, no run, full and on the off, played back down the track

End of over 39 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 217/3
DPMD Jayawardene    57* (79b 2x4)      V Sehwag    6-0-36-2
RP Arnold    6* (12b)     

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, no run, well flighted and on the off, played back down the track

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Arnold, 1 run

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT, quicker one, flat and outside the off, the ball comes in just a touch, reverse sweep played and missed, the ball fizzes forward and raps the pad, pluimb in front! that si the 4th Lankan wicket down

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Harbhajan Singh 57 (100m 80b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.25

Little Kalu is the new bat

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

End of over 40 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 219/4
RS Kaluwitharana    1* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    10-0-29-2
RP Arnold    7* (14b)     

40.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

40.2

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 leg bye

40.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, FOUR

40.4

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

40.5

Sehwag to Arnold, no run

40.6

Sehwag to Arnold, no run

End of over 41 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 226/4
RP Arnold    7* (17b)      V Sehwag    7-0-42-2
RS Kaluwitharana    7* (6b 1x4)     

41.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

41.2

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, 1 run

41.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

41.4

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

41.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

41.6

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 229/4
RS Kaluwitharana    9* (11b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-42-0
RP Arnold    8* (18b)     

42.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

42.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

42.3

Sehwag to Arnold, no run

42.4

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run

42.5

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

42.6

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 233/4
RP Arnold    10* (21b)      V Sehwag    8-0-46-2
RS Kaluwitharana    11* (14b 1x4)     

43.1

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, no run

43.2

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, 1 run

43.3

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

43.4

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, no run

43.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

43.6

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, no run

End of over 44 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 235/4
RP Arnold    11* (24b)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-44-0
RS Kaluwitharana    12* (17b 1x4)     

44.1

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, no run

44.2

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, FOUR

44.3

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

44.4

Sehwag to Arnold, FOUR

44.5

Sehwag to Arnold, 1 run

44.6

Sehwag to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs

End of over 45 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 247/4
RS Kaluwitharana    19* (21b 2x4)      V Sehwag    9-0-58-2
RP Arnold    16* (26b 1x4)     

45.1

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, 2 runs

45.2

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, late cut played beautifully

45.3

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, 2 runs, full and on the pads, swept away to deep backward sqaure leg

45.4

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, 3 runs

45.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, well flighted and on the pads, driven back down the ground very hard past the bowler

45.6

Yuvraj Singh to Arnold, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped to deep backward square leg

End of over 46 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 260/4
RP Arnold    28* (31b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    10-0-57-0
RS Kaluwitharana    20* (22b 2x4)     

46.1

Nehra to Arnold, FOUR, full toss outside the off, Arnold whips the ball splendidly through midwicket, cracking shot by Arnold there

46.2

Nehra to Arnold, FOUR, full and outside the off, another ball that gets what it deserves, spanked through midwicket for another sensational boundary

46.3

Nehra to Arnold, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, flicked away nicely to deep square leg

46.4

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs, just back of a length and on the off, Kalu chips it over the off side

46.5

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, full and on the pads, glanced away to the on side with ease

46.6

Nehra to Arnold, 1 run, just short of a length nd outside the off, Arnold leans back and plays a delectable late cut to the man at tird man

Zaheer Khan who has gone for 7 an over is back in the attack

End of over 47 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 273/4
RP Arnold    38* (35b 4x4)      A Nehra    8-0-59-0
RS Kaluwitharana    23* (24b 2x4)     

47.1

Khan to Arnold, FOUR, full and on the pads, there's no point giving it to Arnold over there, well if you want to bowl a leg stump full toss you might as well wrap it up like a Christmas present, flicked to the backward square leg fence

47.2

Khan to Arnold, no run

47.3

Khan to Arnold, 1 run, full and on the off, stroked to long on

47.4

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, driven past the bowlker to long off

47.5

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

47.6

Khan to Arnold, FOUR, full toss outside the leg stump, another ball that Arnold would not miss even in his sleep, flicked away effortlessly to the fine leg fence

End of over 48 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 285/4
RP Arnold    47* (39b 6x4)      Z Khan    7-0-54-0
RS Kaluwitharana    26* (26b 2x4)     

48.1

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, played away to covers for a single, good rotation of strike

48.2

Nehra to Arnold, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped away off the back foot to the midwicket region

48.3

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run

48.4

Nehra to Arnold, 1 run, full and on the off, attempted yorker, well dug out to the on side, quick single stolen

48.5

Nehra to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, low full toss on the leg stump, flicked away easily to the long on area

48.6

Nehra to Arnold, 1 run, full and on the off, attempted yorker again, well dug out, the batsmen scamper across for a quick single, and that is Arnold's 50! A cracker of an innings

End of over 49 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 291/4
RP Arnold    50* (42b 6x4)      A Nehra    9-0-65-0
RS Kaluwitharana    29* (29b 2x4)     

49.1

Khan to Arnold, 1 run, full and on the off, slanted in from outside the off, whipped nicely to long on

49.2

Khan to Kaluwitharana, no run, quicker one outside the off, Kalu comes down the wicket and has a massive heave at the ball, misses all ends up, through to the keeper

49.3

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, full and on the pads, Kalu takes a single, tapping the ball to midwicket and gives the strike to Arnold

49.4

Khan to Arnold, 1 run, full toss on the off, Arnold drives the ball back at the bowler, the ball crashes into the stumps and stops, quick single scampered

49.5

Khan to Kaluwitharana, 1 run, back of a length and on the off another big shot played and missed, off the edge to the off side, another single stolen

49.6

Khan to Arnold, OUT, just short of a length and on the pads, Arnold pulls at it, is a bit tired and the bat does not come down so quickly, straight to Ganguly at midwicket

RP Arnold c Ganguly b Khan 52 (53m 45b 6x4 0x6) SR: 115.55

That's the end of the Sri Lankan innings In their 50 overs they have made a mammoth 295/5 and are in a strong position Sanath Jayasuriya with a superb 99 led the way for the Lankans Mahela Jayawardene played a mature knock, stroking the ball around the park to make 57 Coming in late in the day Russel Arnold joined the party, making a 45 ball 52 For India, Harbhajan Singh bowled well and ended with figures of 2/29 from 10 overs Other than Harbhajan there was little to appreciate in the Indian bowling Join us again for the exciting Indian run chase in about 40 mins time Till then, don't go away, we have a lot lined up for you here at CricInfo For indepth coverage of the tour including interviews, reports, features, comment pieces, photographs and all you could want have a look at: http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001/OD_TOURNEYS/CCC-SL/ Don't miss our live and exclusive audio commentary either: http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001/OD_TOURNEYS/CCC-SL/AUDIO/ Be back with us for all the live action soon here on www.cricinfo.com ! Match State: Innings Break Play is about to start here with India looking to make 296 Virender "The master blaster" Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly walk out to the middle now The stands are jam packed and you know who they're rooting for the fans here in Sri Lanka Everything depends on this opening pair for India. They need to get India off to a very breezy start

End of over 50 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 295/5
     Z Khan    8-0-58-1
RS Kaluwitharana    31* (32b 2x4)     
Tournament Results
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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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India won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
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