Lankan team leave Sehwag stranded at 99, kick up a controversy

Updated: 17 August 2010 16:43 IST

In a shocking display of unsportsmanship, Sri Lanka spinner Suraj Randiv bowled a deliberate no-ball to leave Virender Sehwag stranded on 99.

Lankan team leave Sehwag stranded at 99, kick up a controversy

Dambulla:

In a shocking display of unsportsmanship, Sri Lanka spinner Suraj Randiv bowled a deliberate no-ball to leave Virender Sehwag stranded on 99 in a cricket tri-series match here on Monday.

The scores were tied at 170 and Sehwag was just one short of his 13th One Day hundred when Randiv, who has not bowled a no ball in the Test or ODI series this season, bowled a no ball which was hit by the swashbuckling opener for a six. The six however did not count because the no ball amounted to India's winning run.

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Without realising that, Sehwag raised his arms in the air in celebration only to be told that the score board would show him not out at 99.

India comprehensively won the match comfortably by six wickets but the conduct of the Sri Lankan team caused upset in the Indian camp.

Minutes later, a livid Sehwag told journalists that Sri Lanka has a record of doing such things and he pointed out that they had left Sachin Tendulkar stranded at 99 with similar tactics in Cuttack.

Sehwag said that Randiv had not bowled a single no ball earlier and asked "How can he bowl one at this point."

"It was clear that the Lankan team did not want him to get his 100," the opener said.

Topics : Cricket India Sri Lanka
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