Who would have predicted that: Farveez Maharoof 6/14 runs through West Indies middle order in 2006 Champions Trophy
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Farveez Maharoof bagged his best ODI figures of 6/14 against West Indies in the 2006 Champions Trophy to demolish the Calypso Kings for just 80 - their lowest ODI score against Sri Lanka.
West Indies 80 (30.4 overs) - Wavell Hinds 28 (86), Brian Lara 13 (35); Farveez Maharoof 6/14 (9), Chaminda Vaas 2/6 (6)
Sri Lanka 83/1 (13.2 overs) - Sanath Jayasuriya* 45 (47), Mahela Jayawardene* 34 (35); Fidel Edwards 1/17(4), Corey Collymore 0/21 (5)
Result - Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 220 balls remaining)
As was the schedule of the 2006 Champions Trophy, the top eight teams were divided in groups of four each while the remaining four teams Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe had to play 6 qualifying matches among them.
As expected, both Sri Lanka and West Indies beat Bangladesh and Zimbabwe handsomely in their beginning fixtures. The last qualifying match, between Sri Lanka and West Indies, was expected to be the first closely-fought encounter. However, the reality turned out to be just the opposite.
This was the first international game hosted by Mumbai's Brabourne stadium. Although the pitch was slow, the ball was gripping and runs were hard to come, it hardly explains West Indies' capitulation for just 80.
After Chris Gayle was dismissed off the fourth ball of the match, the West Indian batting line-up resembled a procession.
Farveez Maharoof, who had made his ODI debut in April 2004, had some experience under his belt by now and recorded his best ODI figures of 6/14. With the feat, Maharoof became only the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to take 6 wickets in an ODI.
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Chris Gayle, 0.4 ov), 2-12 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 2.1 ov), 3-13 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 3.1 ov), 4-51 (Brian Lara, 14.5 ov), 5-55 (Dwayne Bravo, 16.2 ov), 6-58 (Marlon Samuels, 20.1 ov), 7-58 (Dwayne Smith, 20.3 ov), 8-64 (Carlton Baugh, 24.5 ov), 9-67 (Wavell Hinds, 26.5 ov), 10-80 (Fidel Edwards, 30.4 ov)
West Indies' total of 80 was their second-lowest ODI total and the lowest ODI score against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka chased down the total from just 13.2 overs for the loss of one wicket, to win with 220 balls remaining.
The margin of victory was the third-highest in ODIs at that point, in terms of balls remaining, among the top eight teams.
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Upul Tharanga, 0.1 ov)
Sri Lanka - Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Marvan Atapattu, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando
West Indies - Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brian Lara (c), Wavell Hinds, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh (wk), Fidel Edwards, Corey Collymore
Match: SL v WI, 6th Qualifying Match, ICC Champions Trophy, 2006
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2006
Toss: West Indies won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Asad Rauf, Rudi Koertzen
Third Umpire: Mark Benson
Match Referee: Mike Procter
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