Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka), 4th Match: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Jul 25, 2001
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
25 July 2001 (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Sinclair c Jayasuriya b Fernando 21 61 50 3 0 42.00
13.1 slightly short of a length and outside the off, Skippy Sinclair comes down the track and tries to heave the ball over the off side, not quite to the pitch of the ball he ends up hitting the ball straight up in the air, that one goes high, Jay 70/1
View dismissal NJ Astle b Arnold 54 105 67 6 1 80.59
24.1 short in length, Astle gives himself enough room to spank it through the off side, ball pitches outside the line of the of stump, turns in sharply, beats the square cut, bowled! 120/3
View dismissal JDP Oram c Jayawardene b Dharmasena 11 25 19 1 0 57.89
19.1 swings it high in the air, down to the man at long off, Jayawrdene juggles a little, loses balance, complates a well judged catch 98/2
View dismissal CD McMillan* b Muralitharan 38 56 53 3 0 71.69
36.6 flatter through the air, pitches short of alength, spins in sharply, McMillan goes back and plays across the line, trying to heave it towards mid-wicket, bowled! 164/4
View dismissal L Vincent c Gunawardene b Arnold 30 60 57 1 0 52.63
43.1 Arnold comes in to bowl, drops the first ball short, Vincent rocks back and smacks it hard, good diving catch by Gunawardene at short mid-wicket! 184/5
View dismissal CZ Harris c Gunawardene b Dharmasena 13 35 25 1 0 52.00
46.4 hit straight down the throat of Gunawardene at short covers 210/6
AC Parore not out 37 29 25 2 2 148.00
View dismissal DL Vettori c Atapattu b Jayasuriya 3 5 4 0 0 75.00
47.6 caught Atapattu 217/7
View dismissal KD Mills c & b Dharmasena 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
48.2 caught and bowled brilliantly 217/8
GE Bradburn not out 2 7 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 15, w 8, nb 4) 27
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 196 mins) 236 (4.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 6 0 24 0 4.00 (2nb, 1w)
  ASA Perera 5 0 23 0 4.60 (2nb, 3w)
View wicket CRD Fernando 3 1 18 1 6.00 (2w)
13.1 to Sinclair, slightly short of a length and outside the off, Skippy Sinclair comes down the track and tries to heave the ball over the off side, not quite to the pitch of the ball he ends up hitting the ball straight up in the air, that one goes high, Jay 70/1
View wickets HDPK Dharmasena 10 0 52 3 5.20 (1w)
19.1 to Oram, swings it high in the air, down to the man at long off, Jayawrdene juggles a little, loses balance, complates a well judged catch 98/2
46.4 to Harris, hit straight down the throat of Gunawardene at short covers 210/6
48.2 to Mills, caught and bowled brilliantly 217/8
View wicket M Muralitharan 10 0 31 1 3.10
36.6 to McMillan, flatter through the air, pitches short of alength, spins in sharply, McMillan goes back and plays across the line, trying to heave it towards mid-wicket, bowled! 164/4
View wicket ST Jayasuriya 10 0 51 1 5.10
47.6 to Vettori, caught Atapattu 217/7
View wickets RP Arnold 6 1 22 2 3.66 (1w)
24.1 to Astle, short in length, Astle gives himself enough room to spank it through the off side, ball pitches outside the line of the of stump, turns in sharply, beats the square cut, bowled! 120/3
43.1 to Vincent, Arnold comes in to bowl, drops the first ball short, Vincent rocks back and smacks it hard, good diving catch by Gunawardene at short mid-wicket! 184/5
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 237 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya* lbw b Mills 5 7 5 1 0 100.00
1.3 oh ho, Jayasuriya shuffles across a little, loud shout for lbw, umpire gives it a long thought and gives him out! Jayasuriya might count himself unlucky, the ball must have pitched outside the line of leg, any ways the umpire has given him 5/1
View dismissal DA Gunawardene c Harris b Tuffey 5 42 26 1 0 19.23
8.4 outside the off stump, smacked right from the middle of the bat, Harris moves to his left and comes up with a wonderful catch! Brilliant stuff this, Harris has taken some great catches in his carer, this one would also go amongst the very 27/3
View dismissal RS Kaluwitharana c †Parore b Mills 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
1.6 double blow! outside the off, edges it through to the keeper, umpires checking with the third umpire to verify whether the catch was taken cleanly. OUT! 5/2
View dismissal MS Atapattu run out (Sinclair/†Parore) 66 129 91 7 0 72.52
33.5 from Mills, full in length, eased through to forward of square, takes one and goes for a risky second 137/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene run out (Sinclair) 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
8.6 from Tuffey, run out (Sinclair) 27/3
RP Arnold not out 91 157 116 7 0 78.44
ASA Perera not out 56 60 51 6 0 109.80
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 10, nb 2) 17
  Total (5 wickets; 48.3 overs; 203 mins) 240 (4.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket DR Tuffey 6 1 19 1 3.16 (1w)
8.4 to Gunawardene, outside the off stump, smacked right from the middle of the bat, Harris moves to his left and comes up with a wonderful catch! Brilliant stuff this, Harris has taken some great catches in his carer, this one would also go amongst the very 27/3
View wickets KD Mills 8 0 32 2 4.00 (2w)
1.3 to Jayasuriya, oh ho, Jayasuriya shuffles across a little, loud shout for lbw, umpire gives it a long thought and gives him out! Jayasuriya might count himself unlucky, the ball must have pitched outside the line of leg, any ways the umpire has given him 5/1
1.6 to Kaluwitharana, double blow! outside the off, edges it through to the keeper, umpires checking with the third umpire to verify whether the catch was taken cleanly. OUT! 5/2
  JDP Oram 7 0 38 0 5.42 (1nb)
  DL Vettori 10 1 38 0 3.80 (1w)
  CZ Harris 10 0 49 0 4.90 (1nb, 2w)
  GE Bradburn 2 0 12 0 6.00
  CD McMillan 3.3 0 35 0 10.00
  NJ Astle 2 0 12 0 6.00

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 2, New Zealand 0
Player of the match - RP Arnold (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - EAR de Silva and LV Jayasundara
TV umpire - PT Manuel
Match referee - CW Smith (West Indies)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire: G Silva
    • New Zealanders innings:
    • New Zealand 50 in 10.2 overs, 49 mins
    • New Zealand 100 in 19.5 overs, 90 mins
    • NJ Astle 50 off 93 mins, 59 balls, 6x4, 1x6
    • New Zealand 150 in 34.1 overs, 134 mins
    • New Zealand 200 in 45.4 overs, 176 mins
    • Sri Lankan innings:
    • Sri Lanka 50 in 15.3 overs, 75 mins
    • Sri Lanka innings: 1x7 ball over (2nd over - Mills' 1st over)
    • Sri Lanka 100 in 26.5 overs, 115 mins
    • MS Atapattu 50 off 102 mins, 72 balls, 7x4
    • RP Arnold 50 off 101 mins, 80 balls, 3x4
    • Sri Lanka 150 in 36.3 overs, 155 mins
    • Sri Lanka 200 in 44.5 overs, 186 mins
    • ASA Perera 50 off 55 mins, 48 balls, 4x5
 
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