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17th May 1997: Jayasuriya Pummels India into Submission

Cricketnext Staff |May 17, 2019, 3:51 PM IST
17th May 1997: Jayasuriya Pummels India into Submission

On this day, back in 1997, Sanath Jayasuriya one of his blistering knocks in the 50-over format to take Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win over India in Match 4 of the Pepsi Independence Cup, in Mumbai.

Having elected to bat first, India were in troubled waters at 29 for 3 before Rahul Dravid (61) and Ajay Jadeja (72) steadied the ship for the hosts. It was only thanks to Robin Singh's 51 that they managed to put up 225 for 7 on board.

Jayasuriya though made a mockery of the chase, hitting an unbeaten 151 in just 120 balls laced with 17 fours and four maximums. He never allowed India to come back in the game despite the five wickets falling and saw India home.

It was the highest score by a Sri Lankan batsmen in ODI cricket then which was then bettered by Jayasuriya who scored 189 against India in 2000. Before the 151, PA de Silva previously held the record having scored 145 v Kenya at Kandy in 1995-96 after Jayasuriya held it thanks to his 140 v New Zealand at Bloemfontein in 1994-95.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
5 4 0 1 9 +1.59
2
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
3
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
6 1 4 1 3 -0.19
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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