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Final (D/N), Colombo (RPS), August 05, 2001, Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka)
(47.2/50 ov, T:296) 174

Sri Lanka won by 121 runs

Player Of The Match
52 (45), 1/21 & 2 catches
Player Of The Series
305 runs • 3 wkts
Sri Lanka Innings
India Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)c Ganguly b Sehwag9910215911097.05
Avishka Gunawardene lbw b Harbhajan Singh34315250109.67
Marvan Atapattu c Ganguly b Sehwag511201045.45
Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Harbhajan Singh57801002071.25
Russel Arnold c Ganguly b Khan52455360115.55
Romesh Kaluwitharana not out 3132382096.87
Extras(lb 8, nb 1, w 8)17
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.90, 213 Mts)295/5
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Avishka Gunawardene, 10.5 ov), 2-100 (Marvan Atapattu, 15.2 ov), 3-204 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 34.6 ov), 4-218 (Mahela Jayawardene, 39.3 ov), 5-295 (Russel Arnold, 49.6 ov)
Zaheer Khan805817.25228010
49.6 to RP Arnold, just short of a length and on the pads, Arnold pulls at it, is a bit tired and the bat does not come down so quickly, straight to Ganguly at midwicket. 295/5
Ashish Nehra906507.22198000
Harbhajan Singh1002922.90412020
10.5 to DA Gunawardene, quick, flat and on the off, this is the straight on ball, fizzing off the wicket, Gunawardene goes back to cut, a fatal mistake, the ball rockets onto the pads and that is out lbw, right in front of the stumps, India have struck a crucial blo. 71/1
39.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, quicker one, flat and outside the off, the ball comes in just a touch, reverse sweep played and missed, the ball fizzes forward and raps the pad, pluimb in front! that si the 4th Lankan wicket down. 218/4
Virender Sehwag905826.44225031
15.2 to MS Atapattu, back of a length and outside the off, a bit of air on that ball, Atapattu tries to drive inside out hrough the covers and knocks a dolly of a catch straight down Ganguly's throat at short cover. 100/2
34.6 to ST Jayasuriya, well flighted and on the pads, Jayasuriya keen to work the ball away to the on side taps the ball straight to Ganguly at short midwicket and the Lankan skipper is gone for 99!. 204/3
Sourav Ganguly402005.0081000
Yuvraj Singh1005705.70223010
India  (T: 296 runs from 50 ovs)
Sourav Ganguly (c)c Arnold b Fernando17100014.28
Virender Sehwag run out (Arnold)44810100.00
VVS Laxman c Jayawardene b Dharmasena3751845072.54
Rahul Dravid  b Fernando2136422058.33
Hemang Badani run out (Jayawardene/Arnold)2238431157.89
Yuvraj Singh  b Arnold661010100.00
Reetinder Sodhi  b Muralidaran715171046.66
Sameer Dighe c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas2363840036.50
Harbhajan Singh c Arnold b Muralidaran1528151053.57
Zaheer Khan  b Vaas1633411148.48
Ashish Nehra not out 210100020.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 7, w 7)20
TOTAL47.2 Ov (RR: 3.67, 192 Mts)174
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Virender Sehwag, 1.4 ov), 2-5 (Sourav Ganguly, 1.5 ov), 3-61 (Rahul Dravid, 13.1 ov), 4-91 (VVS Laxman, 20.5 ov), 5-100 (Yuvraj Singh, 23.1 ov), 6-100 (Hemang Badani, 23.2 ov), 7-114 (Reetinder Sodhi, 28.3 ov), 8-136 (Harbhajan Singh, 34.3 ov), 9-169 (Zaheer Khan, 43.5 ov), 10-174 (Sameer Dighe, 47.2 ov)
Chaminda Vaas9.224124.39397011
43.5 to Z Khan, YORKER! finishes Zaheer Khan's fight in the middle, a beauty that always cleans up the tailenders!. 169/9
47.2 to SS Dighe, just back of a length and outside the off, Dighe prods at it, edges the ball to the keeper and trhere's a loud appeal, Umpire Asoka de Silva puts everyone out of their misery, the Lankans celebrate! It's all over. 174/10
Dilhara Fernando1023223.20452026
1.5 to SC Ganguly, back of a length and outside the off, Ganguly plays a trademark nothing slash, no feet movement, the result is only to be expected, a simple catch to point and that is the end of the Indian captain. 5/2
13.1 to R Dravid, back of a length and outside the off, Dravid plays a cut shot from the crease, not moving his feet and away from his body, the ball comes off the edge straight onto the stumps and Dravid is gone. 61/3
Kumar Dharmasena803314.12261120
20.5 to VVS Laxman, back of a length a touch slower and drifting onto the pads, Laxman goes back and plays a loose flick to the on side, the ball goes straight down Jayawardene's throat. 91/4
Sanath Jayasuriya30903.00100000
Russel Arnold712113.00282000
23.1 to Yuvraj Singh, faster one on middle and off, flat one too, keeps a bit low, Yuvraj plays all around that one, clean bowled, that is the end of Yuvraj Singh's attempted resistance. 100/5
Muthiah Muralidaran1013223.20441110
28.3 to RS Sodhi, Sodhi gives the charge, plays all over it, pays the price for his bravado, the wily fox strikes, bowled! India in deep trouble. 114/7
34.3 to Harbhajan Singh, well flighted and on the off, huge drive played, off the inside edge onto the pad and straight to Arnold at slilly mid off, that is the end of Harbhajan Singh. 136/8
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R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Russel Arnold
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Sanath Jayasuriya
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2001 Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka)
Match numberODI no. 1744
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
Sri Lanka
Asoka de Silva
Sri Lanka
Tyron Wijewardene
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Peter Manuel
Match Referee
West Indies
Cammie Smith
  • 4th Umpire: G Silva
  • Sri Lankan innings:
  • Sri Lanka 50 in 7.4 overs, 37 mins
  • ST Jayasuriya 50 off 68 mins, 47 balls, 9x4
  • Sri Lanka 100 in 15.1 overs, 73 mins
  • Sri Lanka 150 in 25.1 overs, 114 mins
  • 3rd wicket partnership between Jayasuriya & Jayawardene of 50 runs came in 61 balls, 40 mins
  • 100 runs partnership came in 83 mins, 117 balls
  • DPMD Jayawardene 50 off 85 mins, 66 balls, 2x4
  • Sri Lanka 200 in 34.4 overs, 156 mins
  • Sri Lanka 250 in 45.2 overs, 193 mins
  • RP Arnold 50 off 48 mins, 42 balls, 6x4
  • Indian innings:
  • India 50 in 11 overs, 52 mins
  • India 100 in 22.3 overs, 102 mins
  • India 150 in 37.2 overs, 154 mins
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