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Who would have predicted that: Sanath Jayasuriya's 189 pulverizes India in 2000 Champions Trophy final

Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya

In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.

Sanath Jayasuriya recorded the third-highest individual score in ODIs at that time, taking Sri Lanka to their biggest ODI victory by 245 runs in the final of the 2000 Champions Trophy after India were skittled out for just 54.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 299/5 (50 overs) - Sanath Jayasuriya 189 (161), Russel Arnold 52* (62); Sachin Tendulkar 1/28 (10), Sourav Ganguly 1/15 (1)

India 54 (26.3 overs) - Robin Singh 11 (38), Hemang Badani 9 (17); Chaminda Vaas 5/14(9.3), Muttiah Muralitharan 3/6(6)

Result - Sri Lanka won by 245 runs

 The opening combination of Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana was a nightmare for the opposition bowlers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In the final of the 2000 Champions Trophy, India's Venkatesh Prasad was on the receiving end of Jayasuriya's attack as he went for 73 runs from his 7 overs.



Jayasuriya's fifth wicket partnership of 166 runs with Russel Arnold was a new record for Sri Lanka for this wicket against all countries, going past the previous highest of 139 between Aravinda de Silva and Duleep Mendis against Australia at Sydney in 1985. 

With 189 in the final, Jayasuriya took his runs tally in the tournament to 413 in just five innings, the Sri Lankan record for the highest run aggregate in a tournament except a World Cup or World Series.

Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 8.1 ov), 2-90 (Marvan Atapattu, 17.2 ov), 3-98 (Mahela Jayawardene, 20.2 ov), 4-116 (Kumar Sangakkara, 27.5 ov), 5-282 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 48.1 ov)

If that was not enough for India, Chaminda Vaas picked up a fifer to bowl out the Men in Blue for just 54, their lowest ever in ODIs then, worse than the 63 against Australia at Sydney in 1981. India's previous lowest total against The Lions was 78 at Kanpur in 1986.

Sri Lanka won the final by 245 runs to win the Champions Trophy. The victory was their largest ever win (by runs) in ODIs. For the blistering century, Jayasuriya won his 23rd Man of the Match award - his sixth against Team India.

Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Sourav Ganguly, 2.6 ov), 2-10 (Sachin Tendulkar, 4.2 ov), 3-15 (Yuvraj Singh, 6.5 ov), 4-19 (Vinod Kambli, 8.2 ov), 5-30 (Hemang Badani, 11.5 ov), 6-39 (Vijay Dahiya, 17.3 ov), 7-44 (Robin Singh, 19.4 ov), 8-49 (Sunil Joshi, 21.3 ov), 9-50 (Ajit Agarkar, 23.1 ov), 10-54 (Zaheer Khan, 26.3 ov)


India - Sourav Ganguly (c), Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Vinod Kambli, Hemang Badani, Robin Singh, Vijay Dahiya (wk), Sunil Joshi, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Venkatesh Prasad 

 Sri Lanka - Sanath Jayasuriya (c), Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk), Marvan Atapattu, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Russel Arnold, Chaminda Vaas, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nuwan Zoysa


Match Info


Match: IND v SL, Final, India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe in United Arab Emirates, 2000 

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2000 

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat 

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 

Umpires: Daryl Harper, George Sharp 

Third Umpire: Steve Dunne 

Match Referee: Denis Lindsay 


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