Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka), Final: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 5, 2001
Sri Lanka won by 121 runs
5 August 2001 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya* c Ganguly b Sehwag 99 159 102 11 0 97.05
34.6 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! 204/3
View dismissal DA Gunawardene lbw b Harbhajan Singh 34 52 31 5 0 109.67
10.5 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 71/1
View dismissal MS Atapattu c Ganguly b Sehwag 5 20 11 1 0 45.45
15.2 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 100/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Harbhajan Singh 57 100 80 2 0 71.25
39.3 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 218/4
View dismissal RP Arnold c Ganguly b Khan 52 53 45 6 0 115.55
49.6 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 295/5
RS Kaluwitharana not out 31 38 32 2 0 96.87
Extras (lb 8, w 8, nb 1) 17
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 213 mins) 295 (5.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Z Khan 8 0 58 1 7.25 (1w)
49.6 to Arnold, 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 295/5
  A Nehra 9 0 65 0 7.22
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 10 0 29 2 2.90 (2w)
10.5 to Gunawardene, 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 71/1
39.3 to Jayawardene, 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 218/4
View wickets V Sehwag 9 0 58 2 6.44 (1nb, 3w)
15.2 to Atapattu, 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 100/2
34.6 to Jayasuriya, 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! 204/3
  SC Ganguly 4 0 20 0 5.00
  Yuvraj Singh 10 0 57 0 5.70 (1w)
  India innings (target: 296 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c Arnold b Fernando 1 10 7 0 0 14.28
1.5 back of a length and outside the off, Ganguly plays a trademark nothing slash, no feet movement, the result is only to be expected, a simple catch to point and that is the end of the Indian captain 5/2
View dismissal V Sehwag run out (Arnold) 4 8 4 1 0 100.00
1.4 Fernando to Ganguly, just short of a length and outside the off, Ganguly drives off the back foot to point, Arnold throws the stumps down at the bowler's end, matter been referred to the third umpire who gives it out, Sehwag is just short of his crease, this is a body blow 5/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Jayawardene b Dharmasena 37 84 51 5 0 72.54
20.5 back of a length a touch slower and drifting onto the pads, Laxman goes back and plays a loose flick to the on side, the ball goes straight down Jayawardene's throat 91/4
View dismissal R Dravid b Fernando 21 42 36 2 0 58.33
13.1 back of a length and outside the off, Dravid plays a cut shot from the crease, not moving his feet and away from his body, the ball comes off the edge straight onto the stumps and Dravid is gone 61/3
View dismissal HK Badani run out (Jayawardene/Arnold) 22 43 38 1 1 57.89
23.2 Arnold to Sodhi, full and on the pads, Sodhi taps the ball to the man at short square leg and calls Badani for a single, when the southpaw is half way across Sodhi refuses the single, Badani can't get back in time and is run out. ery poor cricket from the inexperienced 100/6
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh b Arnold 6 10 6 1 0 100.00
23.1 faster one on middle and off, flat one too, keeps a bit low, Yuvraj plays all around that one, clean bowled, that is the end of Yuvraj Singh's attempted resistance 100/5
View dismissal RS Sodhi b Muralitharan 7 17 15 1 0 46.66
28.3 Sodhi gives the charge, plays all over it, pays the price for his bravado, the wily fox strikes, bowled! India in deep trouble 114/7
View dismissal SS Dighe c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 23 84 63 0 0 36.50
47.2 just back of a length and outside the off, Dighe prods at it, edges the ball to the keeper and trhere's a loud appeal, Umpire Asoka de Silva puts everyone out of their misery, the Lankans celebrate! It's all over 174/10
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Arnold b Muralitharan 15 15 28 1 0 53.57
34.3 well flighted and on the off, huge drive played, off the inside edge onto the pad and straight to Arnold at slilly mid off, that is the end of Harbhajan Singh 136/8
View dismissal Z Khan b Vaas 16 41 33 1 1 48.48
43.5 YORKER! finishes Zaheer Khan's fight in the middle, a beauty that always cleans up the tailenders! 169/9
A Nehra not out 2 10 10 0 0 20.00
Extras (lb 6, w 7, nb 7) 20
  Total (all out; 47.2 overs; 192 mins) 174 (3.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 9.2 2 41 2 4.39 (1nb, 1w)
43.5 to Khan, YORKER! finishes Zaheer Khan's fight in the middle, a beauty that always cleans up the tailenders! 169/9
47.2 to Dighe, just back of a length and outside the off, Dighe prods at it, edges the ball to the keeper and trhere's a loud appeal, Umpire Asoka de Silva puts everyone out of their misery, the Lankans celebrate! It's all over 174/10
View wickets CRD Fernando 10 2 32 2 3.20 (6nb, 2w)
1.5 to Ganguly, back of a length and outside the off, Ganguly plays a trademark nothing slash, no feet movement, the result is only to be expected, a simple catch to point and that is the end of the Indian captain 5/2
13.1 to Dravid, back of a length and outside the off, Dravid plays a cut shot from the crease, not moving his feet and away from his body, the ball comes off the edge straight onto the stumps and Dravid is gone 61/3
View wicket HDPK Dharmasena 8 0 33 1 4.12 (2w)
20.5 to Laxman, back of a length a touch slower and drifting onto the pads, Laxman goes back and plays a loose flick to the on side, the ball goes straight down Jayawardene's throat 91/4
  ST Jayasuriya 3 0 9 0 3.00
View wicket RP Arnold 7 1 21 1 3.00
23.1 to Yuvraj Singh, faster one on middle and off, flat one too, keeps a bit low, Yuvraj plays all around that one, clean bowled, that is the end of Yuvraj Singh's attempted resistance 100/5
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 1 32 2 3.20 (1w)
28.3 to Sodhi, Sodhi gives the charge, plays all over it, pays the price for his bravado, the wily fox strikes, bowled! India in deep trouble 114/7
34.3 to Harbhajan Singh, well flighted and on the off, huge drive played, off the inside edge onto the pad and straight to Arnold at slilly mid off, that is the end of Harbhajan Singh 136/8

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka won the 2001 Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - RP Arnold (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series - ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - EAR de Silva and TH Wijewardene
TV umpire - PT Manuel
Match referee - CW Smith (West Indies)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire: G Silva
    • Sri Lankan innings:
    • Sri Lanka 50 in 7.4 overs, 37 mins
    • ST Jayasuriya 50 off 68 mins, 47 balls, 9x4
    • Sri Lanka 100 in 15.1 overs, 73 mins
    • Sri Lanka 150 in 25.1 overs, 114 mins
    • 3rd wicket partnership between Jayasuriya & Jayawardene of 50 runs came in 61 balls, 40 mins
    • 100 runs partnership came in 83 mins, 117 balls
    • DPMD Jayawardene 50 off 85 mins, 66 balls, 2x4
    • Sri Lanka 200 in 34.4 overs, 156 mins
    • Sri Lanka 250 in 45.2 overs, 193 mins
    • RP Arnold 50 off 48 mins, 42 balls, 6x4
    • Indian innings:
    • India 50 in 11 overs, 52 mins
    • India 100 in 22.3 overs, 102 mins
    • India 150 in 37.2 overs, 154 mins
 
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