During the fifth match of the Pepsi Cup in 1999 at Pune between India and Sri Lanka, Amay Khurasiya made a dream debut for India as he scored his maiden and his only half-century in ODI cricket. Arjuna Ranatunga, the then Sri Lankan captain, had won the toss and chose to field.
On the back of captain Ajay Jadeja’s fifth ODI century, 103* (102), with the help of six fours and three sixes, India scored 286-6 in 50 overs. Khurasiya, who came in to bat at No. 5 in the 32nd over, scored a quickfire 57 (45) with the help of four fours and two sixes. With bowling figures of 10-1-38-2, Pramodya Wickramasinghe was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers.
The Sri Lankan batting line-up never really got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Aravinda de Silva top-scored with 55 (78) with the help of five fours as Sri Lanka ended up scoring 235-10 in 45.5 overs. For India, Ajit Agarkar (8-0-35-3) had the best bowling figures.
Watch the video of Khurasiya’s innings: