Lanka says sorry to India for no-ball row
Aug 17, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday apologised to India after Virender Sehwag was denied a one-day century due to what the batsman said was a deliberate no-ball.
Sehwag was stranded on 99 not out as India raced to a six-wicket win in a tri-series match on Monday, which ended amid controversy over whether Sri Lanka had played in the spirit of the game.
India needed five runs to win and Sehwag just one more to complete his 13th hundred when off-spinner Suraj Randiv began the 35th over. His first ball went for four byes, levelling the scores.
Sehwag then smashed Randiv for a six but the delivery was declared a no-ball, meaning India had surpassed Sri Lanka’s total of 170 without any runs being added to the batsman’s score.