Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting will enter hospital in Sydney on Thursday 9 March for surgery on his injured right ankle, which was damaged in a fielding mishap during the second final of the Carlton & United Series on 4 February 2000
February 19, 2000 was a day of deep depression for Pakistan's One Day Cricket, when the visiting Sri Lankan team completed the clean sweep of 3-0 over a new look Pakistan team at the picturesque Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
The recall of Md Azharuddin and Nayan Mongia to the Test wasalways on the cards following the disaster `Down Under'
The shoddy showing by the Indian bowlers, more specificallyKumble in the Tests and the one-day series in Australia seemsto indicate that the spin department is quite bare
Both the test series and the Carlton & United triangular have been very poor advertisements for Australian umpires and indeed the ICC match-referees
Australia , elected to bat first
Australia won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
4 February 2000 - day/night match (50-over match)