Thatscricket - News - Ganguly elects to field on winning toss in 2nd Test

Published: Monday, August 6, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Kandy: Indian captain Saurav Ganguly won the toss and sent Sri Lanka to bat in the second cricket Test at the Asgiriya stadium on Wednesday.Sri Lanka retained the same side that won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets last week, having decided to keep fast bowler Suresh Perera, who was reported last week for a suspect action.India brought in seamer Harvinder Singh for his third Test in place of Javagal Srinath, who returned home after suffering a fracture in his left hand at Galle.The teams: India: Saurav Ganguly (captain), Shiv Sundar Das, Sadagopan Ramesh, Mohammad Kaif, Rahul Dravid, Hemang Badani, Sameer Dighe, Venkatesh Prasad, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Harvinder Singh. 12th man: Rahul SanghviSri Lanka: Sanath Jayasuriya (captain), Marvan Atapattu, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Russel Arnold, Hashan Tillekaratne, Chaminda Vaas, Suresh Perera, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan and Ruchira Perera. 12th man: Thilan Samaraweera.Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and Tyronne Wijewardena (Sri Lanka)Match referee: Cammie Smith (West Indies).

Copyright AFP 2001

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