Player of the Match
Player of the Match

India win by lotsa runs presentations from Mr Smooth himself, Ravi Shastri Ranatunga: "they batted really well... we should it would move early.... fielding was not too good today... we need to try our best for the next game" Azhar greeted by cheers: "... every game is important from now on... " blow me down with a feather, Ganguly is the man of the match: "there's always something in the wickets early on... fancied my chances later on [against the spinners]... we have a very good chance [of beating England]" and that's all from Somerset, tomorrow's games are WI v Scot and Aust v Bdesh. 2 fascinating matches no doubt. Both will begin at 0945 GMT until then, it's top of the evening to you from CI. until then, it's top of the evening to you from CI.

42.3
W
Singh to Muralitharan, OUT, onto one knee, trying to pull over mid wicket, top edge, Tendulkar catches safely at extra cover to bump up his fantasy points a little

M Muralitharan c Tendulkar b Singh 4 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

42.2
1
Singh to Wickramasinghe, 1 run, driving outside the off stump towards the extra cover
42.2
1w
Singh to Wickramasinghe, 1 wide, down the leg side, Robin took a while to find his normal form
42.1
0
Singh to Wickramasinghe, no run,
42.1
1nb
Singh to Wickramasinghe, 1 no ball,

END OF OVER:
42 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 213/9 (161 runs required from 45 balls, RR: 5.07, RRR: 20.12)

  • M Muralitharan4 (2b)
  • GP Wickramasinghe1 (3b)
  • A Kumble8-0-27-1
  • RR Singh9-0-28-4
41.6
4
Kumble to Muralitharan, FOUR runs, lofting it over the backward point, Murali's goign for the win
41.5
4b
Kumble to Muralitharan, 4 byes, huge wafting swing and miss, goes past the leg stump, Dravid's performance behind teh stumps is statistically damaged
41.4
1
Kumble to Wickramasinghe, 1 run, and another run
41.3
W
Kumble to Wickramasinghe, OUT, working it around the corner, Tendulkar is the fielder at short fine leg, Mahanama is sent back, great throw, throws down the stumps at the bowler's end, everything going the way of one team

RS Mahanama run out (Tendulkar) 32 (56m 45b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.11

41.2
0
Kumble to Wickramasinghe, no run, tapping it away into the covers
41.1
1
Kumble to Mahanama, 1 run,

END OF OVER:
41 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 203/8 (171 runs required from 45 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 19.00)

  • RS Mahanama31 (44b)
  • RR Singh9-0-28-4
  • A Kumble7-0-21-1
40.6
W
Singh to Upashantha, OUT, to the 1st slip, can't be much longer now

KEA Upashantha c Azharuddin b Singh 5 (13m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

40.5
0
Singh to Upashantha, no run,
40.4
1
Singh to Mahanama, 1 run,
40.3
0
Singh to Mahanama, no run, fending the ball at it, straight to the keeper
40.2
1
Singh to Upashantha, 1 run, pushing away on the off side
40.1
1
Singh to Mahanama, 1 run, glancing off the pads towards the fin eleg

END OF OVER:
40 | 2 Runs | SL: 200/7 (174 runs required from 45 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 17.40)

  • KEA Upashantha4 (14b)
  • RS Mahanama29 (41b)
  • A Kumble7-0-21-1
  • RR Singh8-0-25-3
39.6
0
Kumble to Upashantha, no run,
39.5
0
Kumble to Upashantha, no run, defensive back to the bowler