6th Match, Colombo (SSC), August 29, 1999, Aiwa Cup
(42/42 ov, T:271) 247/9

India won by 23 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
India Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
India  (50 ovs maximum)
Sachin Tendulkar (c)c Muralidaran b Zoysa12014119111285.10
Sadagoppan Ramesh c †Kaluwitharana b Perera3235616091.42
Rahul Dravid c †Kaluwitharana b Chandana1339430033.33
Sourav Ganguly c Arnold b Jayasuriya857210873118.05
Ajay Jadeja not out 19152911126.66
Robin Singh not out 44600100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 6, w 9)23
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.92)296/4
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)
Chaminda Vaas705908.42198100
Nuwan Zoysa1015015.00395113
44.3 to SR Tendulkar, smashed straight to cover, super innings, good recovery from Zoysa. 239/3
Suresh Perera614116.83195041
12.3 to S Ramesh, outside off and Ramesh obliges, he was looking good and that is a welcome breakthrough. 75/1
Muthiah Muralidaran1004204.20391222
Upul Chandana1004914.90314020
22.3 to R Dravid, strange looking sequence, first he tried to reverse sweep then he decided it had to be cut and yet again he gets out caught behind. 112/2
Sanath Jayasuriya603315.50121100
48.3 to SC Ganguly, full toss smacked high over mid wicket, Arnold runs around and does well to hold near the boundary. 279/4
Russel Arnold1014014.0001100
Sri Lanka  (T: 271 runs from 42 ovs)
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)c †Dravid b Singh71538981133.96
Marvan Atapattu c Ganguly b Kumble55861603063.95
Romesh Kaluwitharana  b Singh717161041.17
Mahela Jayawardene c Chopra b Prasad62629551100.00
Chamara Silva c Prasad b Chopra511130045.45
Upul Chandana c Chopra b Kumble011000.00
Russel Arnold c Singh b Prasad19142330135.71
Suresh Perera run out (Jadeja/Srinath)4690066.66
Chaminda Vaas run out (Jadeja)00100-
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 54610125.00
Nuwan Zoysa not out 00100-
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 2, w 5)19
TOTAL42 Ov (RR: 5.88)247/9
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)
Javagal Srinath804005.00253110
Venkatesh Prasad905926.55267040
40.1 to RP Arnold, top edged, caught at backward point by Robin Singh. 238/6
40.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, hits it up in the air, taken by Chopra at mid off. 238/7
Nikhil Chopra704015.71194000
35.6 to LPC Silva, pulled uppishly to deep fine leg, well caught by Prasad there. 205/4
Anil Kumble905726.33204100
32.4 to MS Atapattu, inside out, played uppishly but well caught inside the boundary by Ganguly. 193/3
36.1 to UDU Chandana, on the off, spinning. Goes for a big shot on the onside, edged to point and very well caught by Chopra there. 205/5
Robin Singh702723.85232000
16.3 to ST Jayasuriya, comes down the track, edges into the gloves of Dravid. 105/1
20.2 to RS Kaluwitharana, comes down the track, misses the line and is bowled off stump. 119/2
Sourav Ganguly201206.0061002
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  • SR Tendulkar's 50 in 62 balls (4x4,1x6)
  • 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
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Robin Singh
Match numberODI no. 1490
Match daysday (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIndia 2, Sri Lanka 0
Sri Lanka Innings
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