Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
64(90) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 0 4 0 2 4 2 4
R Dravid
60(82) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 4 5 1 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O10.0
M0
R41
W3
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O10.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Massively disappointed faces in the Indian dressing-room. The players are gutted. You can see it on their faces. The whole team is out and the expressions are all of utter dismay.

On the other side the Sri Lankans are celebrating. The players, the fans ... they're having a ball. Tom Moody, Sri Lanka's coach, is gracious enough to come across to the Indians and shake hands. Nice gesture that.

Dravid : We kept losing regular wickets and that put too much pressure on us. on bowling: I thought we were bit unlucky early on , later didn't put in the right areas. We haven't played good cricket. Credit to Sri Lanka. I think it was a good wicket.

Mahela I am pretty happy. Back to back wins. It was a difficult game against India but all the boys put their hands up. Brilliant bowling by Murali and Vaas. The seniors did their job. ..... it is very good moving forward, excellent momentum. I hope we don't relax.

Chamara played very well. Upul also did a good job. The younger guys have chipped in with good performances. ....... Once we got the initial breakthroughs, we knew we can rattle them. Everybody chipped in the middle, the energy levels were very good but we have to make sure we continue.

Man of the Match Murali.

"India is a good side, they have the best batting line-up, on paper, in competition and we had do bowl well. On his catch to dismiss Ganguly, " I wanted to prove a point to my coach (said with a chuckle). He said I was not good enough to field in the circle and I had a point to prove! If we play well to our potential, we can reach the semi-finals ."

This is Sriram Veera, along with Anand Vasu, signing off for the day. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do switch to the West Indies game. They need a further 40 odd runs to win. Till tomorrow, bye bye.

43.3
W
Dilshan to Patel, OUT, That's the end! All over! Munaf heaves this one to the leg side and Chaminda Vaas runs around on the ropes and takes the catch that ends the game! Sri Lanka have won by 69 runs. India are all but knocked out of the World Cup
43.2
0
Dilshan to Patel, no run, slightly short and outside the off, chopped to the off side
43.1
0
Dilshan to Patel, no run, full and flat, on the pads, played at and missed, off the pads to the leg side

Amit: "Vineet has spoken for a generation. We all have grown up seeing Tendulkar thrashing every bowling attack in the world. We have lived on chases and never-say-die attitude of Ganguly. And we are the ones who have witnessed the strength of the great indian Wall all our life. It's really been a great entertainment from these three. There will be better players but, there are heroes for every generation. My dad's time there was Gavaskar and mine were these three. It's bad that these three will leave the cricket field without having a single worldcup on their name. I dont feel angry, I just feel sad. Really really sad. "

END OF OVER:
43 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 185/9

  • Harbhajan Singh17 (20b)
  • MM Patel10 (14b)
  • M Muralitharan10-0-41-3
  • TM Dilshan1.4-1-2-0
42.6
0
Muralitharan to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fullish and on the stumps, carefully defended back down the pitch to the bowler

Rukman: "I am a Sri Lankan and a huge cricket fan, it is indeed sad to see that with all the promise they have India may not make it to the Super8 round. Eventhough I was hoping for a win, I believe the tournament as a whole has lost a lot of its glamour due to the exit of India and Pakistan. In my opinion there is none close to Sachin as a true gentleman and an ambassodor of the sport. Congratulations to our boys from the Emerald Isle, well done and good luck"

42.5
1
Muralitharan to Patel, 1 run, tossed up and on the stumps, big heave, thick inside edge down to the on side
42.4
2
Muralitharan to Patel, 2 runs, big offbreak from outside the off stump rips in, Munaf goes back and somehow cuts down to slip

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
64(90) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 0 4 0 2 4 2 4
R Dravid
60(82) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 4 5 1 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O10.0
M0
R41
W3
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O10.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039