9th Match, Colombo, Aug 2 2001, Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka)
(45.4/50 ov, target 265)267/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
player of the match

India march to the Final!!

Dravid does it for India this time while chasing

Indians have maintained their cool under pressure

Sehwag's innings made the difference

Astle's ton goes in vain

Everyone contributed with the bat for India except for Laxman

But it was SURELY Sehwag who made all the difference

India sending warning signals to Sri Lanka!

Jayasuriya and CO. should be hoping that India don't continue their run of consistency

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McMillan to Dravid, FOUR runs

leans forward and drives it exquisitely wide of mid off to get the winning runs

McMillan to Dravid, FOUR runs

leans well forward and drives it to long on with ease to reach his 50

McMillan to Badani, 1 run

pushes it past the bowler's foot to long on for the single

McMillan to Badani, SIX runs

short ball, picks it amazingly well over mid wicket, excellent shot from the youngster

end of over 4510 runs
INDIA: 252/3CRR: 5.60 • RRR: 2.60 • Need 13 runs from 30b
Hemang Badani28 (36)
Rahul Dravid49 (54)
Daniel Vettori10-0-56-0

McMillam comes back witrh the ball

Vettori to Badani, 1 run

comes down the track and pushes it to long on for the easy single to keep strike

Vettori to Badani, FOUR runs

outside the off stump, guides it very delicately and the ball runs to 3rd man ropes

Vettori to Badani, FOUR runs

slightly short, leans back and pulls it over mid wickety a few bounces into the ad boards

Vettori to Badani, (no ball)

Vettori oversteps as Baadani comes down and defends at it

Vettori to Badani, no run

on target, defends it down to mid wicket

Vettori to Badani, no run

stpes out and drives it hard back to the bowler

Vettori to Badani, no run

pushes back to the bowler