The Kolkata rain ruined Sanath Jayasuriya's parade as the opening game ofIndia's four-match one-day series against Sri Lanka was abandoned aftertorrential rain at the Eden Gardens.
Match home for the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Kolkata
Amidst the bad news of the abandoned ODI between India and Sri Lanka and the disappointment of near 90,000 fans, there was relief and good news for the CAB as the BCCI released Rs. 8.02 crore (US$ 1,819,625) of the money owed to them
Munaf, who picked up 2 for 25 from seven overs, nailing Upul Tharanga andMahela Jayawardene, came in for praise from Rahul Dravidwho addressed a brief press conference shortly after play was called offjust after 8.30pm
Rahul Dravid, speaking to the media ahead of the first ODI against Sri Lanka to be played in front of an expected hundred thousand people at the Eden Gardens, said that it would be a chance for the side to gel and get into their groove ahead of the World
'From the last time that we came here, there have been changes in personnel, in the composition of the team, in our mindset,' said Mahela Jayawardene ahead of the first ODI
So much has transpired since a one-day international was last played at theEden Gardens and yet so little has changed.
There will be interesting individual battles within the main battle as both India and Sri Lanka do their homework and try to home in on perceived weaknesses.
|1st||34||ST Jayasuriya||WU Tharanga|
|2nd||10||ST Jayasuriya||DPMD Jayawardene|
|3rd||52||ST Jayasuriya||KC Sangakkara|
|4th||6||MS Atapattu||ST Jayasuriya|