VB Series - 1st final

Australia v India

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)

India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Gillespie 3 13 8 0 0 37.50
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Lee 8 28 22 1 0 36.36
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Symonds b Williams 24 50 25 2 0 96.00
View dismissal R Dravid c Hayden b Harvey 12 43 29 3 0 41.37
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c †Gilchrist b Harvey 6 33 21 0 0 28.57
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Gilchrist b Lee 21 30 21 3 0 100.00
HK Badani not out 60 120 81 4 0 74.07
View dismissal AB Agarkar c Lee b Clarke 53 70 62 4 2 85.48
View dismissal IK Pathan run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist) 19 23 19 0 1 100.00
View dismissal A Kumble run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist) 2 7 3 0 0 66.66
View dismissal L Balaji b Gillespie 2 5 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (lb 6, w 2, nb 4) 12
Total (all out; 49 overs; 219 mins) 222 (4.53 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-6 (Sehwag, 2.5 ov), 2-14 (Tendulkar, 5.5 ov), 3-48 (Laxman, 13.2 ov), 4-48 (Dravid, 14.3 ov), 5-75 (Ganguly, 20.4 ov), 6-75 (Yuvraj Singh, 21.1 ov), 7-177 (Agarkar, 40.3 ov), 8-209 (Pathan, 46.1 ov), 9-217 (Kumble, 47.3 ov), 10-222 (Balaji, 48.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets JN Gillespie 10 0 39 2 3.90
View wickets B Lee 9 0 34 2 3.77 (3nb)
View wicket BA Williams 10 1 38 1 3.80 (1nb)
View wickets IJ Harvey 10 0 40 2 4.00
A Symonds 7 0 47 0 6.71 (2w)
View wicket MJ Clarke 3 0 18 1 6.00
Australia innings (target: 223 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Balaji 38 26 20 7 0 190.00
View dismissal ML Hayden c & b Balaji 50 129 91 4 0 54.94
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †Dravid b Balaji 88 114 80 7 2 110.00
DR Martyn not out 20 41 37 1 0 54.05
A Symonds not out 10 29 15 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 6, lb 2, w 8, nb 2) 18
Total (3 wickets; 40.1 overs; 171 mins) 224 (5.57 runs per over)
Did not bat MJ Clarke, SM Katich, B Lee, JN Gillespie, BA Williams, IJ Harvey
Fall of wickets 1-48 (Gilchrist, 5.6 ov), 2-187 (Hayden, 31.1 ov), 3-193 (Ponting, 33.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AB Agarkar 9.1 0 58 0 6.32 (1w)
View wickets L Balaji 10 0 52 3 5.20 (2nb, 2w)
IK Pathan 8 0 36 0 4.50 (5w)
A Kumble 7 0 36 0 5.14
V Sehwag 5 0 29 0 5.80
SC Ganguly 1 0 5 0 5.00
Match details
Toss India, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Player of the match RT Ponting (Australia)
Umpires SA Bucknor (West Indies) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire DJ Harper
Match referee CH Lloyd (West Indies)
Match notes
  • India innings
  • India 50 off 89 balls in 76 mins
  • India 100 off 176 balls in 137 mins
  • 50 partnership Badani/Agarkar off 70 balls in 48 mins
  • India 150 off 215 balls in 161 mins
  • 100 partnership Badani/Agarkar off 110 balls in 70 mins
  • AB Agarkar 50 off 62 balls in 76 mins
  • India 200 off 270 balls in 198 mins
  • HK Badani 50 off 71 balls in 101 mins
  • Australia innings
  • Australia 50 runs in 29 mins, 40 balls
  • Australia 100 runs in 80 mins, 111 balls
  • RT Ponting 50 runs in 74 mins, 51 balls
  • Australia 150 runs in 109 mins, 165 balls
  • 100 runs partnership in 82 mins, 128 balls (Hayden/Ponting)
  • ML Hayden 50 runs in 129 mins, 91 balls
  • Australia 200 runs in 150 mins, 213 balls
 
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Tournament Results
Australia v India at Sydney - Feb 8, 2004
Australia won by 208 runs
Australia v India at Melbourne - Feb 6, 2004
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
India v Zimbabwe at Perth - Feb 3, 2004
India won by 4 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
Australia v India at Perth - Feb 1, 2004
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 108 balls remaining)
Australia v Zimbabwe at Melbourne - Jan 29, 2004
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Feb 8, 2004

Hayden in punishing mood, Australia v India, VB Series, 1st final, Melbourne, February 6, 2004

Hayden in punishing mood

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Feb 7, 2004

Gillespie and Australia gear up for one final push, Australia v India, VB Series, 1st final, Melbourne, February 6, 2004

Gillespie and Australia gear up for one final push

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