- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Muralitharan b Zoysa12014119111285.10c †Kaluwitharana b Perera3235616091.42c †Kaluwitharana b Chandana1339430033.33c Arnold b Jayasuriya857210873118.05not out19152911126.66not out44600100.00Extras23 (b 4, lb 4, nb 6, w 9)TOTAL296/4 (50 Overs, RR: 5.92)Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Sadagoppan Ramesh, 12.3 ov), 2-112 (Rahul Dravid, 22.3 ov), 3-239 (Sachin Tendulkar, 44.3 ov), 4-279 (Sourav Ganguly, 48.3 ov)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc †Dravid b Singh71538981133.96c Ganguly b Kumble55861603063.95b Singh717161041.17c Chopra b Prasad62629551100.00c Prasad b Chopra511130045.45c Chopra b Kumble011000.00c Singh b Prasad19142330135.71run out (Jadeja/Srinath)4690066.66run out (Jadeja)00100-not out54610125.00not out00100-Extras19 (b 1, lb 11, nb 2, w 5)TOTAL247/9 (42 Overs, RR: 5.88)Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 16.3 ov), 2-119 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 20.2 ov), 3-193 (Marvan Atapattu, 32.4 ov), 4-205 (Chamara Silva, 35.6 ov), 5-205 (Upul Chandana, 36.1 ov), 6-238 (Russel Arnold, 40.1 ov), 7-238 (Mahela Jayawardene, 40.2 ov), 8-238 (Chaminda Vaas, 40.4 ov), 9-243 (Suresh Perera, 41.4 ov)
Player Of The Match
- SC Ganguly's 50 in 56 balls (3x4, 2x6)
- SR Tendulkar's 100 in 135 balls (7x4,2x6)
- At the start of the innings, Sri Lanka were set a target of 270 from 50 overs to reach the final on a superior net run rate
- Rain interrupted play at 2:45pm to 3:35pm with Sri Lanka on 22/0 after 5 overs. The Sri Lanka target to win was revised to 263 runs from 40 overs, with 12 overs of fielding restrictions and a maximum of 8 overs per bowler. According to clause 11.2 in the One Day International Playing Conditions this should have prevented India from qualifying for the final ("Only those matches where results were achieved and where the Duckworth/Lewis method for recalculating the target score was not utilised will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations."). However, all available evidence indicates that this rule had been ignored/forgotten and Sri Lanka needed to score 222 runs off 40 overs to qualify for the final.
- ST Jayasuriya 50 off 34 balls, 7x4, 1x6
- Further to the above comic farce, at 4:18pm (SL 71/0 off 12 overs) the match referee interrupted the match to inform the umpires that a miscalculation was made and that it should be a 42 over match. The Sri Lankan target to win was 're-revised' to 271 in 42 overs and the apparent target (pending clarification on why the ICC playing conditions were not followed) to qualify for the final calculated to be 232. No further adjustment was made to the fielding restrictions.
- MS Atapattu 50 off 79 balls, 3x4
- DMPdeS Jayawardene 50 off 48 balls, 3x4, 1x6
With the proliferation of one-day tournaments and with Australiahaving successfully shown the way, triangular and four nationcompetitions became the order of the day in the nineties
The inclusion of members of the Under-19 World Cup winningside in the list of 23 Indian probables for the ICC Knock-outTrophy has been lauded by many as a step in the positivedirection
Colombo (Sri Lanka) - Sri Lanka is a nation of contradictions: one halfbelieves the selectors should be drawn and quartered the other half firmlythat a local version of the Tooth Fairy exists and Romesh Kaluwitharanadeserves to have a medal