Afro-Asia Cup, 3rd Match: Africa XI v Asia XI at Chennai, Jun 10, 2007
Afro-Asia Cup - 3rd match
Asia XI won by 13 runs
Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai (neutral venue)
10 June 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Asia XI innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag c Kemp b Morkel 8 12 8 2 0 100.00
2.2 Stunner from Kemp at second slip. Sehwag is gone. It kicked up from short of length, on the off stump line, Sehwag tries to punch it through the line, gets an outside edge and it flies low to the right of Kemp who dives to grab it inches off the turf. The camera pans to a girl in the crowd. She is shocked. "Out aa??", she screams as her hands cover her mouth in disbelief. The crowd-puller is gone. The heat has gone up 8/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Botha b Ongondo 13 30 18 0 2 72.22
5.5 Gotcha! Jayasuriya holes out to long leg. Quite similar to the one that he spanked for a six- again short and at the ribs, Jayasuriya swivels and short-arm pulls it straight to the man in the deep. The openers are back in the hut. 30/2
View dismissal WU Tharanga c de Villiers b Ongondo 10 36 22 1 0 45.45
9.3 Another stunner from the Africans. This time it is AB de Villiers. Short and outside off, Tharanga carves it to left of de Villiers. at point, who takes a step and goes airborne and watches the ball sail into his cupped palms. 45/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh b Chigumbura 31 54 35 6 0 88.57
16.4 Another one goes down. Dragged on. Short in length, outside off, Yuvraj's bat comes down outside the line as he tries to force it away off the back foot, gets a inside edge and the timber is disturbed. 72/5
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf c Dippenaar b Ongondo 2 11 7 0 0 28.57
11.4 aggression doesnt pay this time, as he comes down the track and drives one straight into the hands of mid-on inside the circle to give Ongondo his third! 51/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Botha b Morkel 107 148 106 9 2 100.94
46.2 Against the run of play, Mahela falls. Moves outside leg stump, giving himself some room, but slices a full-pitched delivery on the off stump straight to point. The crowd get on their feet to applaud. The players do the same in the dressing room. 290/6
MS Dhoni not out 139 144 97 15 5 143.29
View dismissal Mashrafe Mortaza c Morkel b Chigumbura 1 7 4 0 0 25.00
47.5 banged in short, on the off stump line and Mortaza has a heave across the line, doesn't time well and balloons it to deep midwicket region 309/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh b Morkel 4 4 2 1 0 200.00
48.3 Joy for Morne. A length-delivery crashes through the defence of Harbhajan and knocks out the bails on the leg stump. 315/8
Mohammad Rafique not out 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 8, nb 2) 16
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 230 mins) 331 (6.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 10 0 50 3 5.00 36 6 1 (2nb)
2.2 to Sehwag, Stunner from Kemp at second slip. Sehwag is gone. It kicked up from short of length, on the off stump line, Sehwag tries to punch it through the line, gets an outside edge and it flies low to the right of Kemp who dives to grab it inches off the turf. The camera pans to a girl in the crowd. She is shocked. "Out aa??", she screams as her hands cover her mouth in disbelief. The crowd-puller is gone. The heat has gone up 8/1
46.2 to Jayawardene, Against the run of play, Mahela falls. Moves outside leg stump, giving himself some room, but slices a full-pitched delivery on the off stump straight to point. The crowd get on their feet to applaud. The players do the same in the dressing room. 290/6
48.3 to Harbhajan Singh, Joy for Morne. A length-delivery crashes through the defence of Harbhajan and knocks out the bails on the leg stump. 315/8
View wickets PJ Ongondo 10 2 35 3 3.50 40 2 1 (2w)
5.5 to Jayasuriya, Gotcha! Jayasuriya holes out to long leg. Quite similar to the one that he spanked for a six- again short and at the ribs, Jayasuriya swivels and short-arm pulls it straight to the man in the deep. The openers are back in the hut. 30/2
9.3 to Tharanga, Another stunner from the Africans. This time it is AB de Villiers. Short and outside off, Tharanga carves it to left of de Villiers. at point, who takes a step and goes airborne and watches the ball sail into his cupped palms. 45/3
11.4 to Mohammad Yousuf, aggression doesnt pay this time, as he comes down the track and drives one straight into the hands of mid-on inside the circle to give Ongondo his third! 51/4
View wickets E Chigumbura 10 0 77 2 7.70 28 9 3
16.4 to Yuvraj Singh, Another one goes down. Dragged on. Short in length, outside off, Yuvraj's bat comes down outside the line as he tries to force it away off the back foot, gets a inside edge and the timber is disturbed. 72/5
47.5 to Mashrafe Mortaza, banged in short, on the off stump line and Mortaza has a heave across the line, doesn't time well and balloons it to deep midwicket region 309/7
  JM Kemp 2 0 9 0 4.50 7 1 0
  J Botha 10 1 49 0 4.90 28 3 1
  SO Tikolo 4 0 59 0 14.75 1 8 2 (1w)
  V Sibanda 2 0 24 0 12.00 1 4 0
  AB de Villiers 2 0 22 0 11.00 3 1 1 (1w)
  Africa XI innings (target: 332 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mohammad Rafique 70 82 63 7 3 111.11
18.2 Rafique strikes, looking to go over the extra-cover....gets the outside edge and goes to short thirdman...Mortaza walks a few feet and takes the catch low down 117/1
View dismissal V Sibanda st †Dhoni b Mohammad Rafique 45 102 63 5 1 71.42
22.2 Rafique da strikes. He saw Sibanda, who played really well for his 45, charging, dragged back the length, just outside off to beat the bat and Dhoni did the rest. Triple-strike by Rafique has pegged back Africa's progress. 138/3
View dismissal HH Dippenaar c Yuvraj Singh b Mohammad Rafique 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
18.3 Two in two balls.....goes first ball. Dippenaar was looking to drive the ball through the extra-cover, can only mistime the shot straight into the hands of Yuvraj at extra-cover 117/2
View dismissal SO Tikolo st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 11 35 25 1 0 44.00
27.6 Fab doosra. Tikolo is beaten comprehensively. It landed just outside off stump, Tikolo lunges forward, dragging his feet out of the crease while playing for the one turning in but it goes the other way and Dhoni whips the bails off in time. 149/4
View dismissal JM Kemp* b Mohammad Rafique 86 85 76 3 7 113.15
45.5 The crafty Rafique da cleans up Kemp, puts Asia ahead. Yorker. On the middle line and Kemp, who tried his darn best to make a game out this, played all over it. 281/6
View dismissal MV Boucher st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 7 13 10 0 0 70.00
31.1 Dhoni is on a roll here! Boucher steps out in an effort to work the ball away towards square leg but fails to make contact and the ball rolls behind off the pad, Dhoni stretches across to his left, gathers the ball with his left hand and drags the ball on to the stumps. Boucher tried his best to get back in but he is just short of his crease. This is glove work at its best 159/5
SM Pollock not out 58 72 49 3 2 118.36
View dismissal E Chigumbura b Harbhajan Singh 4 9 6 0 0 66.66
47.2 And then they were three. Chigumbura has a wild heave across the line, Harbhajan had slowed the pace of the delivery - doosra incidentally, and Chigumbura is through with his shot early and the ball goes on to disturb the timber. 290/7
J Botha not out 18 8 9 3 0 200.00
Extras (lb 9, w 9, nb 1) 19
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 207 mins) 318 (6.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Asif 10 1 62 0 6.20 37 8 1 (1nb, 2w)
  Mashrafe Mortaza 9 1 51 0 5.66 34 4 2 (1w)
View wickets Mohammad Rafique 10 0 65 4 6.50 30 5 3 (1w)
18.2 to de Villiers, Rafique strikes, looking to go over the extra-cover....gets the outside edge and goes to short thirdman...Mortaza walks a few feet and takes the catch low down 117/1
18.3 to Dippenaar, Two in two balls.....goes first ball. Dippenaar was looking to drive the ball through the extra-cover, can only mistime the shot straight into the hands of Yuvraj at extra-cover 117/2
22.2 to Sibanda, Rafique da strikes. He saw Sibanda, who played really well for his 45, charging, dragged back the length, just outside off to beat the bat and Dhoni did the rest. Triple-strike by Rafique has pegged back Africa's progress. 138/3
45.5 to Kemp, The crafty Rafique da cleans up Kemp, puts Asia ahead. Yorker. On the middle line and Kemp, who tried his darn best to make a game out this, played all over it. 281/6
  ST Jayasuriya 10 0 73 0 7.30 25 4 4
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 10 0 48 3 4.80 32 0 3 (1w)
27.6 to Tikolo, Fab doosra. Tikolo is beaten comprehensively. It landed just outside off stump, Tikolo lunges forward, dragging his feet out of the crease while playing for the one turning in but it goes the other way and Dhoni whips the bails off in time. 149/4
31.1 to Boucher, Dhoni is on a roll here! Boucher steps out in an effort to work the ball away towards square leg but fails to make contact and the ball rolls behind off the pad, Dhoni stretches across to his left, gathers the ball with his left hand and drags the ball on to the stumps. Boucher tried his best to get back in but he is just short of his crease. This is glove work at its best 159/5
47.2 to Chigumbura, And then they were three. Chigumbura has a wild heave across the line, Harbhajan had slowed the pace of the delivery - doosra incidentally, and Chigumbura is through with his shot early and the ball goes on to disturb the timber. 290/7
  Yuvraj Singh 1 0 10 0 10.00 0 1 0

Match details


Toss - Asia XI, who chose to bat
Series - Asia XI won the 3-match series 3-0
Player of the match - MS Dhoni (Asia XI)
Player of the series - DPMD Jayawardene (Asia XI)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and PD Parker (Australia)
TV umpire - AM Saheba
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - SL Shastri

Match Notes


    • Asia XI innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Asia XI: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (66 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Asia XI - 62/4 in 14.0 overs (Yuvraj Singh 25, DPMD Jayawardene 1)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Asia XI: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (151 balls), Extras 3
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 31, MS Dhoni 17, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Asia XI - 149/5 in 31.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 49, MS Dhoni 27)
    • Asia XI: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (191 balls), Extras 9
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 65 balls (5 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 116 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 56, MS Dhoni 38, Ex 6)
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 56 balls (6 x 4)
    • Asia XI: 200 runs in 38.4 overs (236 balls), Extras 9
    • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 142 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 77, MS Dhoni 67, Ex 7)
    • Asia XI: 250 runs in 41.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 15
    • 6th Wicket: 200 runs in 169 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 94, MS Dhoni 96, Ex 13)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 102 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • MS Dhoni: 100 off 81 balls (12 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Asia XI: 300 runs in 47.2 overs (290 balls), Extras 16
    • Dinner: Asia XI - 331/8 in 50.0 overs (MS Dhoni 139, Mohammad Rafique 0)
    • Africa XI innings
    • Africa XI: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (53 balls), Extras 9
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (AB de Villiers 20, V Sibanda 23, Ex 9)
    • Africa XI Innings: 1x7 ball over (9th over, Mohammad Asif, called by Umpire AL Hill)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Africa XI - 92/0 in 15.0 overs (AB de Villiers 49, V Sibanda 28)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 48 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Africa XI: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (97 balls), Extras 15
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 97 balls (AB de Villiers 56, V Sibanda 29, Ex 15)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 19.1 - 24.0
    • Africa XI: 150 runs in 28.1 overs (174 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Africa XI - 164/5 in 33.0 overs (JM Kemp 12, SM Pollock 3)
    • Africa XI: 200 runs in 37.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 17
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (JM Kemp 28, SM Pollock 21, Ex 1)
    • JM Kemp: 50 off 54 balls (1 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Africa XI: 250 runs in 42.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 17
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 75 balls (JM Kemp 65, SM Pollock 36, Ex 1)
    • Africa XI: 300 runs in 48.2 overs (297 balls), Extras 19
    • SM Pollock: 50 off 45 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
 
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