India v Sri Lanka, 2000-01


At Sharjah, October 20 (day/night). Sri Lanka won by five wickets. Toss: India.
Tendulkar's 26th hundred in one-day internationals was not enough to set up an Indian victory. Only Robin Singh offered him significant support - they shared a century stand for the fifth wicket - and the loss of four wickets in the last four overs squandered the possibility of a more challenging total. Gunawardene finally made up for dropping Tendulkar on 26 by breaking his stumps with a direct hit, one of four run-outs in the innings. Jayasuriya negotiated Sri Lanka out of a shaky start, hitting seven fours in 53 balls, and later Sangakkara and Arnold added 95 as the Indian bowlers struggled to control the wet ball in the evening dew. .

Man of the Match: S. R. Tendulkar. .

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