result
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
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Scorecard summary
New Zealand264/7(50 overs)
India267/3(45.4 overs)

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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45.4
4
McMillan to Dravid, FOUR runs

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

45.3
4
McMillan to Dravid, FOUR runs

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

45.2
1
McMillan to Badani, 1 run

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

45.1
6
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 from 30b
Hemang Badani28 (36)
Rahul Dravid49 (54)
Daniel Vettori10-0-56-0

McMillam comes back witrh the ball

44.6
1
Vettori to Badani, 1 run

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

44.5
4
Vettori to Badani, FOUR runs

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

44.4
4
Vettori to Badani, FOUR runs

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

44.4
1nb
Vettori to Badani, (no ball)

Vettori oversteps as Baadani comes down and defends at it

44.3
Vettori to Badani, no run

on target, defends it down to mid wicket

44.2
Vettori to Badani, no run

stpes out and drives it hard back to the bowler

44.1
Vettori to Badani, no run

pushes back to the bowler

end of over 446 runs
INDIA: 242/3CRR: 5.50 • RRR: 3.83 • Need 23 from 36b
Hemang Badani19 (29)
Rahul Dravid49 (54)
Chris Harris8-0-39-1

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43.6
1
Harris to Badani, 1 run

leans well forward with front foot in front and drives it to long off

43.5
Harris to Badani, no run

on target, taps it to mid wicket

43.4
1
Harris to Dravid, 1 run

leans forward and drives it to long off for the single

43.3
Harris to Dravid, no run

drives back to the bowler

43.2
2
Harris to Dravid, 2 runs

on off stump, taps it towards cover and goes for the single, Harris gets the ball and throws at the wickets, deflection gives another run

43.1
2
Harris to Dravid, 2 runs

on his pads, turns it fine off his pads and gets a couple

end of over 4311 runs
INDIA: 236/3CRR: 5.48 • RRR: 4.14 • Need 29 from 42b
Hemang Badani18 (27)
Rahul Dravid44 (50)
Daniel Vettori9-0-46-0
42.6
6
Vettori to Badani, SIX runs

well flighted and on the off, Badani comes to the pitch of the ball and lofts effortlessly over long on for a six, lovely flowing drive that

42.5
1
Vettori to Dravid, 1 run

full and on the off, whipped away wristily to deep midwicket

42.4
2
Vettori to Dravid, 2 runs

short of a length and outside the off, cut away through covers

Match details
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesCoca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka)India tour of Sri Lanka
Season2001
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag
Match numberODI no. 1743
Match daysday match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Lalith Jayasundara
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Tyron Wijewardene
TV Umpire
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Nandasena Pathirana
Match Referee
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Cammie Smith
PointsIndia 2, New Zealand 0