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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 Flow
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
c Ganguly b Sehwag9910215911097.05
lbw b Harbhajan Singh34315250109.67
c Ganguly b Sehwag511201045.45
lbw b Harbhajan Singh57801002071.25
c Ganguly b Khan52455360115.55
not out 3132382096.87
Extras(lb 8, nb 1, w 8)17
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.90, 213 Mins)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)
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
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
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
India  (T: 296 runs from 50 ovs)
c Arnold b Fernando17100014.28
run out (Arnold)44810100.00
c Jayawardene b Dharmasena3751845072.54
b Fernando2136422058.33
run out (Jayawardene/Arnold)2238431157.89
b Arnold661010100.00
b Muralidaran715171046.66
c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas2363840036.50
c Arnold b Muralidaran1528151053.57
b Vaas1633411148.48
not out 210100020.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 7, w 7)20
TOTAL47.2 Ov (RR: 3.67, 192 Mins)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)
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
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
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
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
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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  • 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
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
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Series resultSri Lanka won the 2001 Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka)
Match numberODI no. 1744
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
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