Pepsi Independence Cup, fourth qualifying match


Toss: India.

India lost Ganguly to the first ball of the match and were in dire straits when Tendulkar slashed to deep third-man in the fourth over. Jadeja joined Dravid at 29 for three and revived the innings with a stand of 95, while Robin Singh added a run-a-ball maiden fifty. But Vaas bowled with such economy that he conceded only 13 runs, including just one in the 50th over. A moderate target of 226 soon shrank as Jayasuriya blazed his way to the highest score by a Sri Lankan in one-day internationals - 151 off 121 balls, with 17 fours and four sixes, beating Aravinda de Silva's 145 against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup. Sri Lanka won with nine overs to spare.

Man of the Match: S. T. Jayasuriya.

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