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RESULT
4th Super, Johannesburg, March 10, 2003, ICC World Cup
292/6
(23/50 ov, T:293) 109

India won by 183 runs

Player Of The Match
4/35
javagal-srinath
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Scorecard summary
India 292/6(50 overs)
Sri Lanka 109/10(23 overs)
end of over 238 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 109/10CRR: 4.73 RRR: 6.81
Dilhara Fernando13 (10b 2x4)
Ashish Nehra 7-1-35-4
Javagal Srinath 9-1-35-4

The cameo may have been entertaining, but the batting performance that preceded it could not have been for Sri Lankan fans, and India register a big win here at Jo'burg, crushing Sri Lanka by 183 runs India were on course to the semi-finals in any case, but this win definitely puts them there, even as Sri Lanka go down to their second defeat in a row in the Super Six. They must now pull off a win against Zimbabwe if they are to see the semi-finals, whereas India just continue to impress, looking strong contenders for the title India's batsmen registered a strong show with the bat first, and then their bowlers bundled out Sri Lanka for just 109 Sri Lanka's batting could only last 23 overs against Zaheer, Srinath and Nehra The Sri Lankans must really pick themselves up from hereon in if they are to make it to the knockout stage and progress any further past that. Sanath Jayasuriya may regret his decision at the toss, but he must

now move his team past the two Super Six losses Javagal Srinath has been named Man of the Match for his haul of four wickets for 35 runs.

Join us tomorrow for CricInfo's live coverage of the Australia-New Zealand Super Six match, starting at 1000 local and 1330 IST. Till then, goodbye.

22.6
W
Nehra to Murali, OUT

and Murali swings wildly once too often, trying to chance his arm on the short ball with the pull, getting a top edge that plops easily into the hands of Kaif at covers, ending an entertaining cameo from Murali

Muthiah Muralidaran c Kaif b Nehra 16 (19m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 114.28
22.5
4
Nehra to Murali, FOUR runs

full and on the stumps, and Murali swings away and gets a thin outside edge that runs away to fine leg, to the ropes for four. Nehra continues to smile, but he can't be too happy about this inside

22.4
Nehra to Murali, no run

tonked awkwardly into the legside, Murali refusing the single again!

22.3
4
Nehra to Murali, FOUR runs

this is bizarre stuff! short ball on leg stump, and Murali pulls the ball away nicely enough, sending it bouncing just a few times before rolling over the midwicket fence

22.2
Nehra to Murali, no run

better line, closer to the batsman's body, and Murali has a heave at that one and misses again

22.1
Nehra to Murali, no run

Nehra now angling the ball wide of the batsman, even as Murali has shifted to outside leg stump and invites the bowler to aim at the stumps

end of over 224 runs
SL: 101/9CRR: 4.59 RRR: 6.85
Muthiah Muralidaran8 (8b 1x4)
Dilhara Fernando13 (10b 2x4)
Javagal Srinath 9-1-35-4
Ashish Nehra 6-1-27-3
21.6
1
Srinath to Murali, 1 run

even as Srinath is running up, Murali executes a more obscure version of the tango in his crease before simply smacking Srinath back over his head for a single to long off. This is good stuff from Murali!

21.5
1
Srinath to Fernando, 1 run

drifting to leg, and Fernando works it away to midwicket, the 100 coming up for Sri Lanka with that shot

21.4
Srinath to Fernando, no run

slower ball outside the off, and Fernando cuts into the offside, it is fielded well but Srinath is not behind the stumps to run out a Murali already halfway down the pitch

21.3
1b
Srinath to Murali, 1 bye

moving to leg, Murali sees Srinath following him and tries the forcing stroke through the leg and misses the ball but runs the bye

21.3
1w
Srinath to Murali, 1 wide

sloppy bowling this, Murali backing to leg with every ball and Srinath still bowling wide outside the off stump!

21.2
Srinath to Murali, no run

pushed into the covers, and Murali refuses the run, no doubt shielding the batsman at the other end!

21.1
Srinath to Murali, no run

Murali backs to leg again, almost having a word with the square leg umpire, and the bowler in response bowls a slow ball outside the off

end of over 218 runs
SL: 97/9CRR: 4.61 RRR: 6.75
Muthiah Muralidaran7 (4b 1x4)
Dilhara Fernando12 (8b 2x4)
Ashish Nehra 6-1-27-3
Javagal Srinath 8-1-32-4
20.6
1
Nehra to Murali, 1 run

more entertainment as Murali backs to leg and slashes away to third man, on the first bounce!

20.5
2
Nehra to Murali, 2 runs

another attempted pull, and this one takes the edge but falls in the long off region, so two more to the total, equalling Sri Lanka's lowest total ever

20.4
4
Nehra to Murali, FOUR runs

short ball, and Murali flashes into a pull that makes Nehra smile too, the ball skying over the keeper to the fence for four

20.3
Nehra to Murali, no run

moving to leg, Murali tries to cut it away in the offside, and finally jams down on the ball just in time. Nehra invites him to have another go after that ball!

20.2
1
Nehra to Fernando, 1 run

short of a length, and Fernando pushes into the offside and gets a single

20.1
Nehra to Fernando, no run

short and wide, and Fernando tries to cut it away and mistimes, chopping it into the ground

end of over 2011 runs
SL: 89/9CRR: 4.45 RRR: 6.80
Dilhara Fernando11 (6b 2x4)
Muthiah Muralidaran0 (0b)
Javagal Srinath 8-1-32-4
Ashish Nehra 5-1-19-3
19.6
3
Srinath to Fernando, 3 runs

full toss on the leg stump, and Fernando smashes this one into the midwicket region for three.Fernando having a bit of a slog here to pep things up towards the end

Match details
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2002/03
Player Of The Match
India
Javagal Srinath
Match numberODI no. 1985
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
England
David Shepherd
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Australia
Daryl Harper
Match Referee
West Indies
Clive Lloyd
PointsIndia 4, Sri Lanka 0
Sri Lanka Innings
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ICC World Cup
Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS550241.854
INDIA541200.886
KENYA532140.354
SL52311.5-0.844
NZ5148-0.896
ZIM5053.5-1.254
Pool A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS660242.045
INDIA651201.108
ZIM632140.504
ENG633120.821
PAK623100.227
NED6154-1.454
NAM6060-2.955
Pool B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL641181.204
KENYA64216-0.691
NZ642160.990
WI632141.103
SA632141.730
CAN6154-1.989
BAN6052-2.046