At Nagpur, March 22. India won by 80 runs. Toss: Sri Lanka. International debuts: L. R. Shukla; H. Boteju.
Ganguly dominated from start to finish, batting throughout India's innings for his first one-day international century on home soil and then wrapping up the game when he dismissed four Sri Lankans in as many overs. He was only the fourth player to combine a hundred with four wickets in a one-day international. Ganguly hit five fours and two sixes in 160 balls, adding 236, an Indian second-wicket record, with Dravid, who scored a more rapid 116 in 118. Agarkar ensured a bad beginning for Sri Lanka's run-chase with three quick wickets. Though they recovered briefly, Ganguly delivered the knockout with 12 overs to spare.
Man of the Match: S. C. Ganguly.
|I. V. A. Richards||119 and 5-41||West Indies v New Zealand at Dunedin||1986-87|
|N. J. Astle||117 and 4-43||New Zealand v Pakistan at Mohali||1996-97|
|S. R. Tendulkar||141 and 4-38||India v Australia at Dhaka||1998-99|
|S. C. Ganguly||130* and 4-21||India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur||1998-99|