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Sub-Continent ODI Series News Archive

April 6, 2001
V. Laxman stood like a pillar for the second time betweenAustralian victory and defeat, but this time gritty performance from Michael Bevan ensured them victory to clinch the ODI series.

For dreamteam captains who owned Laxman it was a rewarding day, he was up by $201 today and whopping 49% for the series. Bevan's match winning performance of 87 runsearned him $112 dreamcricket fantasy dollars. Adam Gilchrist was the highest gainer for the day adding $221 to his total.

Saurav Ganguly ended the season onhigh note with a gain of $119 and the little master displayed his talent withthe ball today, taking three wickets to gain $97.

Hero of the test series Harbhajan Singh, could not spell his magic spin in the last match, going wicket less and losing $10. Other notable spinner Shane Warne's ODI series ended with the samefate.

With the curtain falling on the Australian tour to India, this was a fitting farewell to one of the most exciting series in a long time. (Scorecard)

April 3, 2001
Aussies came back with vengeance to square the series and give themselves a chance to avenge the test series loss.

Helping their cause was Mathew Hayden and Ricky Pointing scoring centuries each, which laid foundation for a huge total. Hayden moved up by $231 and Pointing added $201 to his value.

Steve Waugh had good all-round performance to gain $160. Shane Warne bowled a tight spell of 3 for 38 runs and took three catches to move up by $145.

Vijay Dahiya and Sachin Tendulkar had a triple digit gain as well.

Indian captain Saurav Ganguly continued his slump going down by $1 and Damien Fleming was the other player on the negative side losing $10. (Scorecard)

Marchy 30, 2001
Sachin Tendulkar came out firing to set a formidable task for Australia to achieve and the visitors crumpled to hand an easy to victory to the Indians.

Finally, in this series Tendulkar lived up to his marquee prize tag adding $259 to his value and giving his dreamteam captains a reason to hold on to him.

Six other players had a triple digit gain with Adam Gilchrist leading the pack with a gain of $128 and Glen McGrath gained $125.

Vijay Dahiya got out for a duck but made up with three catches behind the stumps to move up by $110, Ajit Agarkar was up by $106 and Harbhajan Singh was back in form with a gain of $114.

Youngster Zaheer Khan was the only player on the down side for his sub parbowling performance

Disaster for fantasy captains!!! - March 28
4th match in the ODI Fantasy tournament proved to be a disaster for many captains as Lanka thrashed England by 10 wickets.

11 players earned between $0 - $28, with Murali failing to get a wicket, inspite of bowling tidy spell of 0-29/10 overs. 5 Players brought in negative earnings, while another 5 players brought in earnings from $40 - $85. Only little 'Kalu' blasted his way for a well earned $202, despite not taking a single catch behind the stumps.

This matched proved to be a thorn for the English team as 5 English players were on the negative side, with the top 5 coming from the Lankan XI. The lopsided 10 wicket victory meant, none of the Lankan batsman got a chance to add to their previous value nor did any of the English bowlers.

Star of this 3 match series has been the dashing wkt keeper/batsman 'Kalu', who was only picked by less than 3% of the fantasy teams, but returned a whopping 51.33% to finish the tournament at $1362. For the 3 matches, he gained $122, $138 & $202 respectively. Stewart, who was picked by more than 25% of the fantasy teams, returned 27.5% to gain $275.

Also bucking the trend was Mahela Jayawardene, who returned 27% to earn $304, but was surprisingly picked only in 0.8% of the fantasy teams. Enigmatic Graeme Hick, returned almost 10%, earning $79, while featuring in as many as 6.63% of the teams.

On the downside was the most picked All rounder, Craig White, who was featured in 17.4% of the teams, but returned -1.77% to lose $16.

Marchy 28, 2001
Romesh Kaluwitharana blasted his way to a century and Sri Lanka completes the sweep with an easy 10 wicket victory in the final one-day international against England.

Kaluwitharana moved up by $202 and stand in Captain Marvan Atapattu gained $78 for his 53 run effort, sharing an unbeaten opening partnership of 166 runs.

On the bowling front Chaminda Vaas had a good day, he picked up three wickets to add $85 to his value.

Four English players were on the negative side, which sums up the kind of day they had on the field.

Marchy 25, 2001
Rahul Dravid, Vinder Shewag and Vijay Dhaiya contributed immensely to the Indian victory in the first ODI against Australia.

Dravid was up by $125 for scoring 80 runs and taking a catch, all round performance of Shewag contributed the most amounts of dollars to the dreamteam captains, he gained $168 and Dhaiya was up by $116.

Mathew Hayden missed a century and $100 bonus by just one run, however he still managed a gain of $124.

Harbhajan Singh could not spin his charm in the ODI and he ended the day on the negative side losing 2.5% of his value.

March 25, 2001
One-day internationals have been a saving grace for the host Sri Lankan team after their dismal performance in the test series. With a win today Sri Lanka took the winning lead in the ODI series.

Mahela Jayawardene century helped them compile a huge total for which the English batsmen had no answer. Jayawardene was the leading gainer, up $261.

Romesh Kaluwitharana turned in another impressive performance gaining $138 and Muralithran had a triple digit gain of $105.

Craig White was on the downside losing $20 for failing to score a run and going wicket less.

March 23, 2001
Muttiah Muralithran was up to his old tricks today taking four wickets to help Sri Lanka easily defeat England in the first ODI.

Muralithan was up by $160 for his bowling effort. Wicket keepers from both the teams did well; Alec Stewart gained $141 and Romesh Kaluwitharana managed a gain of $122.

Ashley Giles was the only player on the negative side losing $3 for his wicket less performance.

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