Vass equals points with Zulu for man-of-the-tournament

Published: Saturday, February 22, 2003, 3:18 [IST]
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Johannesburg: Sri Lankan paceman Chaminda Vaas has joined Lance Klusener of South Africa at the top of the man-of-the-tournament standings at the World Cup. Vaas's hat-trick with the first three balls of the match against Bangladesh earned him the man-of-the-match award while his role in the record-breaking defeat of Canada, where Lanka bowled out its opponents for just 36, provided him with two further points towards the man of the tournament title, taking him level with all- rounder Klusener on five points. Vaas also leads the bowling averages with nine wickets at an average of The man-of-the-tournament is based on the cumulative man-of-the-match results awarded by the match referee who selects the top three players in each game. A man-of-the-match gets a gold watch as well as three points towards the man of the tournament award. The second best player on the day receives two points and the third best gets one point. Current standings:

Lance Klusener (South Africa)5pts
Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)5pts
Wasim Akram (Pakistan)4pts
Tim de Leede (The Netherlands)4pts
Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)4pts
Jason Gillespie (Australia)4pts
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)4pts
Sachin Tendulkar (India)4pts
Andre Adams (New Zealand)3pts
James Anderson (England)3pts
Ian Billcliff (Canada)3pts
Jan Berry Burger (Namibia)3pts
Austin Codrington (Canada)3pts
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)3pts
Brian Lara (West Indies)3pts
Damien Martyn (Australia)3pts
Prabath Nissanka (Sri Lanka)3pts
Thomas Odoyo (Kenya)3pts
Andrew Symonds (Australia)3pts
Craig Wishart (Zimbabwe)3ptsCopyright AFP 2001

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