VB Series, 1st Final: Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 6, 2004
VB Series - 1st final
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
6 February 2004 - day/night match (50-over match)
  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
2.5 caught †Gilchrist 6/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Lee 8 28 22 1 0 36.36
5.5 bowled 14/2
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Symonds b Williams 24 50 25 2 0 96.00
13.2 caught Symonds 48/3
View dismissal R Dravid c Hayden b Harvey 12 43 29 3 0 41.37
14.3 caught Hayden 48/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c †Gilchrist b Harvey 6 33 21 0 0 28.57
20.4 caught †Gilchrist 75/5
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Gilchrist b Lee 21 30 21 3 0 100.00
21.1 caught †Gilchrist 75/6
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
40.3 caught Lee 177/7
View dismissal IK Pathan run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist) 19 23 19 0 1 100.00
46.1 Symonds to Badani, run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist) 209/8
View dismissal A Kumble run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist) 2 7 3 0 0 66.66
47.3 from Lee, run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist) 217/9
View dismissal L Balaji b Gillespie 2 5 7 0 0 28.57
48.6 bowled 222/10
Extras (lb 6, w 2, nb 4) 12
  Total (all out; 49 overs; 219 mins) 222 (4.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JN Gillespie 10 0 39 2 3.90 39 4 0
2.5 to Sehwag, caught †Gilchrist 6/1
48.6 to Balaji, bowled 222/10
View wickets B Lee 9 0 34 2 3.77 39 3 0 (3nb)
5.5 to Tendulkar, bowled 14/2
21.1 to Yuvraj Singh, caught †Gilchrist 75/6
View wicket BA Williams 10 1 38 1 3.80 40 3 0 (1nb)
13.2 to Laxman, caught Symonds 48/3
View wickets IJ Harvey 10 0 40 2 4.00 37 3 1
14.3 to Dravid, caught Hayden 48/4
20.4 to Ganguly, caught †Gilchrist 75/5
  A Symonds 7 0 47 0 6.71 20 4 1 (2w)
View wicket MJ Clarke 3 0 18 1 6.00 6 0 1
40.3 to Agarkar, caught Lee 177/7
  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
5.6 caught Tendulkar 48/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c & b Balaji 50 129 91 4 0 54.94
31.1 caught & 187/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †Dravid b Balaji 88 114 80 7 2 110.00
33.5 caught †Dravid 193/3
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)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  AB Agarkar 9.1 0 58 0 6.32 31 6 0 (1w)
View wickets L Balaji 10 0 52 3 5.20 38 7 0 (2nb, 2w)
5.6 to Gilchrist, caught Tendulkar 48/1
31.1 to Hayden, caught & 187/2
33.5 to Ponting, caught †Dravid 193/3
  IK Pathan 8 0 36 0 4.50 33 2 1 (5w)
  A Kumble 7 0 36 0 5.14 22 2 1
  V Sehwag 5 0 29 0 5.80 12 2 0
  SC Ganguly 1 0 5 0 5.00 2 0 0

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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