Sachin Tendulkar-Robin Singh Stars as India Win

Highlights - India vs Sri Lanka 6th Aiwa Cup 1999 Match at Colombo in 1999.

In 1999 Aiwa Cup to qualify for final both teams do or die situation match, Australia already qualified final, Sri Lanka and India both lost the three matches.

Sri Lanka won the toss elected to field first - India opener Sachin Tendulkar and Sadadopan Ramesh Good started the Innings both added 75 runs stand for first wicket.

Suresh Perera strike the first wicket for Sri Lanka with Sadagopan Ramesh at 32, Rahul Dravid failed to big score he got out back to pavilion just 13 by Romesh Kaluwitharana takes the catch behind the stumps and beautiful bowl through Upul Chandana.

Sachin Tendulkar, who was playing his 221 one day International match, Tendulkar played wonderful signature shots, he dominated the Sri Lankan bowlers comfortably.

Tendulkar completed his fifty off 62 deliveries, Sourav Ganguly, who was great form in 1999, He played brilliantly and completed his half century off 56 balls.

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly fuelled 127 run stand for third wicket.

Sachin Tendulkar reached the his 23rd one day International hundred with dramatic, at he was 99 - Suresh Perera delivered straight ball - Sachin Tendulkar just punched the ball, Suresh Perera takes the ball, direct throw hits to stumps and ball run a way boundary, Umpires taking review, Sachin in the crease, and Third Umpire decision was not out and India get five runs with over throw.

Sachin Tendulkar completed his 100 off 134 deliveries with 7 fours and two terrific sixes. after his century Tendulkar added another 20 runs in 7 deliveries.

Sachin Tendulkar's brilliant batting performance to scored a 120 off 141 deliveries with 11 fours and 2 sixes.

Tendulkar hits back to back boundaries against Nuvan Zoysa unfortunately third ball he missed the gap ball straight to Muralitharan Hands, Muttiah Muralitharan takes the simple catch at extra cover.

Sourav Ganguly played good form innings, he was scored a 85 off 72 deliveries with 7 fours and 3 sixes, he was caught out by Russel Arnold.

At this stage India 279 for four wickets in 48.3 over, Ajay Jadeja added Important 19 and Robin Singh 4 runs helped to India set up the 296 for 4 in 50 overs.

Sri Lanka chasing 297 was big target in Sri Lanka Conditions, their opener added on 22 runs without lost a wicket after 5 overs.

Rain interrupted play between at 2:45pm to 3:35pm, Sri Lanka target to win was revised to 263 runs needed from 40 overs, with 12 overs of fielding restrictions and a maximum of 8 overs per bowler.

According to clause 11.2 in the One Day International Playing Conditions this should have prevented India from qualifying for the final (Only those matches where results were achieved and where the Duckworth/Lewis method for recalculating the target score was not utilized will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations).

However, all available evidence indicates that this rule had been ignored/forgotten and Sri Lanka needed to score 222 runs needed off 40 overs to qualify for the Aiwa Cup final.

Sri Lanka opener good started their Innings, Sri Lanka Captain Sanath Jayasuriya played brilliantly he competed his quick fire fifty off 36 deliveries with 7 fours and one six

After 7 overs at 4:18pm (Sri Lanka added 71 for none in 12 overs) the match referee interrupted the match to inform the umpires that a miscalculation was made and that it should be a 42 over match.

The Sri Lankan target to win was 're-revised' to 271 off in 42 overs and the apparent target to qualify for the final calculated to be 232. No further adjustment was made to the fielding restrictions in this Match.

Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu build the 105 run stand for first wicket.

Jayasuriya was played quick-fire batting to Performance to he scored a 71 off 53 deliveries with 8 electrify fours and one six.

Finally Robin Singh break the Partnership, he takes the Srilankan Captain Jayasuriya Wicket.

Marvan Atapattu played a crusial Innings he was completed his half century off consumed 79 balls, Anil Kumble strikes the Atapattu's wicket, he caught out behind the stumps, 

Sri Lankan batting line-up failed to chase except Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene.

Mahela Jayawardene takes the responsibility to he pushed the scoreboard ahead, Mahela Jayawardene fifty comes in 48 deliveries.

Jayawardene scored a run a ball 62, Jayawardene helped to Srilankan Qualify to final, they reached Qualify total 232, he was catch out by Chopra, at this Stage Sri Lanka 238 for 7 in 40.2 overs.

Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad, Anil Kumble and Robin Singh each took two-wickets helped to Sri Lanka batting restricted to 247 for 9 in 42 overs, Unfortunately Even when Sachin Tendulkar, Robin Singh stars as India won by DLS method 23-runs but India didn't go to the Aiwa Cup Final.



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