August 12, 2005
West Indies battle but lose to India

India weathered a brave fight back by West Indies to win by seven runs and qualify for the tri-series final.

They set West Indies 263 to win after a blistering century by Yuvraj Singh and an unbeaten 83 from Mohammad Kaif. {{more}}

Anil Kumble (3-38) reduced West Indies to 112-6 but Runako Morton hit 84 and keeper Denesh Ramdin an unbeaten 74.

However, with 12 runs required for a major upset, left-armer Ashish Nehra held his nerve to bowl a fine last over, conceding just four.

Yuvraj top-scored with 110 from 114 balls, rescuing India from 51-3 with a fourth-wicket stand of 165 with Kaif.

Sri Lanka grab final

Meanwhile, Sanath Jayasuriya became the fourth man to score 10,000 runs in one-dayers as Sri Lanka beat India by 18 runs to win the triangular series final in Colombo.

The 36-year-old opener, in his 337th match, made 67 from 77 balls before he was run-out in his team’s 281-8.

Virender Sehwag got the reply off to a fiery start with nine fours and a six in 48 off 22 balls before departing.

Rahul Dravid made 71 but five wickets fell for 24 runs in six overs and India were stranded on 263-9 after 50 overs.

Jayasuriya reached the run milestone in style by pulling fast bowler Irfan Pathan to the boundary in the fifth over.

He joins Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Inzamam-ul-Haq in the exclusive 10,000-run club.

Left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra was the only bowler to take any wickets for India, returning 6-59 to claim his second five-wicket haul at this level.

India v West Indies

07-08-2005 at Colombo

India beat West Indies by 7 runs

India Innings

S C Ganguly retd hurt 2

V Sehwag lbw b D C Butler 6

V V S Laxman c D Ramdin b D B Powell 7

R Dravid b O A C Banks 10

Yuvraj Singh c T L Best b N Deonarine 110 M Kaif not out 83

M S Dhoni not out 28 Extras: 3nb 9w 4lb 16

Total: for 4 262

Bowler: D C Butler 8.0-1-30-1; D B Powell 7.0-2-35-1; T L Best 7.0-0-40-0; O A C Banks 10.0-0-41-1; D R Smith 10.0-0-43-0; N Deonarine 8.0-0-69-1

Fall of wicket: 21 V V S Laxman; 21 V Sehwag; 51 R Dravid; 216 Yuvraj Singh

West Indies Innings

X M Marshall lbw b I K Pathan 19 R S Morton c R Dravid b A Nehra 84 S C Joseph c sub b I K Pathan 4 N Deonarine c A Kumble b A Nehra 6 O A C Banks lbw b A Kumble 6 D R Smith lbw b A Kumble 26 R L Powell c sub b A Kumble 4 D Ramdin not out 74 T L Best b V Sehwag 3 D C Butler run out 9 D B Powell not out 5 Extras: 1nb 7w 2b 5lb 15

Total: for 9 255

Bowler: I K Pathan 8.0-1-34-2; Z Khan 10.0-0-51-0; A Nehra 9.0-0-60-2; A Kumble 10.0 -0-38-3; V Sehwag 10.0-0-43-1; Yuvraj Singh 3.0-0-22-0

Fall of wicket: 37 X M Marshall; 44 S C Joseph; 59 N Deonarine; 70 O A C Banks; 98 D R Smith; 112 R L Powell; 195 R S Morton; 208 T L Best; 240 D C Butler

Umpires: D J Harper, T H Wijewardene

India: V Sehwag, S C Ganguly, V V S Laxman, R Dravid, M S Dhoni, M Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, I K Pathan, A Kumble, Z Khan, A Nehra

West Indies: X M Marshall, O A C Banks, S C Joseph, N Deonarine, R S Morton, R L Powell, D R Smith, D Ramdin, T L Best, D C Butler, D B Powell

Sri Lanka v India

09-08-2005 at Colombo

Sri Lanka beat India by 18 runs

Sri Lanka Innings

M S Atapattu b A Nehra 11 S T Jayasuriya run out 67 L H D Dilhara lbw b A Nehra 9 K C Sangakkara c V Sehwag b A Nehra 8 D P M D Jayawardene c M Kaif b A Nehra 83 R P Arnold run out 64 T M Dilshan b A Nehra 7 W P U J C Vaas not out 18 U D U Chandana c Harbhajan Singh b A Nehra 2 M Muralitharan run out 0 Extras: 2nb 8w 2lb 12

Total: for 9 281

Bowler: I K Pathan 9.0-0-59-0; Z Khan 9.0-1-43-0; A Nehra 10.0-1-59-6; Harbhajan Singh 10.0-0-40-0; A Kumble 10.0-0-64-0; V Sehwag 2.0-0-14-0

Fall of wicket: 32 M S Atapattu; 46 L H D Dilhara; 67 K C Sangakkara; 122 S T Jayasuriya; 247 D P M D Jayawardene; 257 R P Arnold; 262 T M Dilshan; 268 U D U Chandana; 281 M Muralitharan.

India Innings

S C Ganguly lbw b T M Dilshan 26 V Sehwag b W P U J C Vaas 48 R Dravid run out 69 Yuvraj Singh c L H D Dilhara b U D U Chandana 42 M Kaif c M S Atapattu b W P U J C Vaas 31 M S Dhoni lbw b U D U Chandana 7 I K Pathan b M Muralitharan 1 Harbhajan Singh run out 0

Z Khan c sub b M Muralitharan 5

A Kumble not out 9 A Nehra not out 9 Extras: 8w 7b 1lb 16

Total: for 9 263

Bowler: W P U J C Vaas 10.0-1-38-2; M F Maharoof 6.0-0-48-0; L H D Dilhara 5.0-0-41-0; T M Dilshan 7.0-0-42-1; M Muralitharan 10.0-0-35-2; S T Jayasuriya 0.1-0-1-0; U D U Chandana 9.5-0-38-2; R P Arnold 2.0-0-12-0

Fall of wicket: 62 V Sehwag; 102 S C Ganguly; 186 Yuvraj Singh; 205 R Dravid; 216 M S Dhoni; 219 I K Pathan; 223 Harbhajan Singh; 229 Z Khan; 246 M Kaif

Umpires: E A R de Silva, S J A Taufel

Sri Lanka: M S Atapattu, S T Jayasuriya, K C Sangakkara, D P M D Jayawardene, T M Dilshan, R P Arnold, U D U Chandana, W P U J C Vaas, L H D Dilhara, M F Maharoof, M Muralitharan

India: V Sehwag, S C Ganguly, R Dravid, M S Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, M Kaif, Harbhajan Singh, A Kumble, I K Pathan, Z Khan, A Nehra