Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Ganguly leads India to emphatic win

Published: Monday, August 6, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Kandy: Saurav Ganguly lived up to his own prediction by leading india to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on Saturday to square the three-match series 1-1.After the humiliating 10-wicket defeat in the first Test at Galle, ganguly had said India would bounce back in the series the way they did against Australia a few months ago.And the captain himself showed how to effect that comeback, as he left behind his recent horrid form to remain unbeaten on 98 invaluable runs, his best score in the last two years.A winning boundary by Mohammed Kaif denied ganguly a well-deserved century as india got past the target of 264 runs at the stroke of tea on the fourth day of the match, but the captain was certainly not complaining.Rahul Dravid had earlier laid the foundation for the win weathering through the storm in the initial part of the innings and contributing a handsome 75.Kandy once again proved jinxed for the Sri Lankans who lost their third successive Test here after taking a 1-0 lead in the series. PTI

Ganguly, Dravid star in Indias fine victory

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