Afro-Asia Cup, 1st Match: Africa XI v Asia XI at Bangalore, Jun 6, 2007
Afro-Asia Cup - 1st match
Asia XI won by 34 runs
Played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore (neutral venue)
6 June 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Asia XI innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c de Villiers b M Morkel 14 25 18 3 0 77.77
4.6 pitched up outside the off stump, inviting the drive, Jayasuriya drives on the up and the ball goes low to de Villiers at point who makes it look so easy 36/1
View dismissal V Sehwag b Chigumbura 45 64 42 7 1 107.14
13.1 full and slightly loopy that time, Sehwag's eyes light up and he goes for the expansive drive over cover, front foot comes out but not in the direction of the ball and his balance is all over the place, thick inside edge deflects onto the stumps, Sehwag falls in the 40s. Chigumbura strikes 104/2
View dismissal SC Ganguly b M Morkel 32 61 29 7 0 110.34
17.1 bowled 'em, cramped for room and tries something cute, ends up looking silly, short of a length on and outside off, tries to glide it to third man, thick inside edge deviates onto middle stump, Morkel strikes and Asia being pegged back a bit 126/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Pollock b Tikolo 65 83 62 7 1 104.83
33.5 tossed up and turning in, Jayawardene comes down the track and swings hard, not a well timed shot and the ball just balloons up towards silly mid-off. Pollock calls for it and settles under it, for a second it looked like he was not in control but in the end it was a decent take. Boucher tried his best to distract Pollock so did Tikolo but... 220/4
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf c de Villiers b JA Morkel 66 94 74 5 0 89.18
41.3 anti-climax! slower delivery on the pads and Yousuf clips it straight to de Villiers at midwicket - soft dismissal 274/5
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Kemp b M Morkel 31 38 30 3 0 103.33
42.3 and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and drives it straight to the fielder at cover - another soft dismissal, Asia XI six down 276/6
View dismissal MS Dhoni run out (de Villiers/Odoyo) 2 13 4 0 0 50.00
43.4 Odoyo to Harbhajan Singh, short of a good length delivery and Harbhajan defends it down on the leg side, quick single called for but Harbhajan was not interested and Dhoni had to rush back. Fairly wide throw comes in, Odoyo dives across full length but fails to collect the ball cleanly but the ball ricochets on to the stumps and that's the end of Dhoni 279/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Pollock b Chigumbura 20 32 22 1 1 90.90
48.1 fulltoss and Harbhajan hits it straight down the throat of Pollock at long-on. Afro-Asian friendship at its best 307/8
View dismissal Mashrafe Mortaza c de Villiers b JA Morkel 13 31 16 0 0 81.25
49.6 slower delivery, Mortaza swings across and the ball spoons up off the top edge, de Villiers calls for it and comfortably settles under it at midwicket 317/9
Z Khan not out 6 7 5 1 0 120.00
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 16, nb 2) 23
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 228 mins) 317 (6.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 10 1 68 3 6.80 38 9 1 (1nb, 4w)
4.6 to Jayasuriya, pitched up outside the off stump, inviting the drive, Jayasuriya drives on the up and the ball goes low to de Villiers at point who makes it look so easy 36/1
17.1 to Ganguly, bowled 'em, cramped for room and tries something cute, ends up looking silly, short of a length on and outside off, tries to glide it to third man, thick inside edge deviates onto middle stump, Morkel strikes and Asia being pegged back a bit 126/3
42.3 to Yuvraj Singh, and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and drives it straight to the fielder at cover - another soft dismissal, Asia XI six down 276/6
  TM Odoyo 10 0 52 0 5.20 34 7 0 (1w)
View wickets E Chigumbura 9 0 56 2 6.22 24 6 1
13.1 to Sehwag, full and slightly loopy that time, Sehwag's eyes light up and he goes for the expansive drive over cover, front foot comes out but not in the direction of the ball and his balance is all over the place, thick inside edge deflects onto the stumps, Sehwag falls in the 40s. Chigumbura strikes 104/2
48.1 to Harbhajan Singh, fulltoss and Harbhajan hits it straight down the throat of Pollock at long-on. Afro-Asian friendship at its best 307/8
View wickets JA Morkel 10 0 64 2 6.40 28 7 0 (1nb, 2w)
41.3 to Mohammad Yousuf, anti-climax! slower delivery on the pads and Yousuf clips it straight to de Villiers at midwicket - soft dismissal 274/5
49.6 to Mashrafe Mortaza, slower delivery, Mortaza swings across and the ball spoons up off the top edge, de Villiers calls for it and comfortably settles under it at midwicket 317/9
View wicket SO Tikolo 8 0 49 1 6.12 14 5 0
33.5 to Jayawardene, tossed up and turning in, Jayawardene comes down the track and swings hard, not a well timed shot and the ball just balloons up towards silly mid-off. Pollock calls for it and settles under it, for a second it looked like he was not in control but in the end it was a decent take. Boucher tried his best to distract Pollock so did Tikolo but... 220/4
  JM Kemp 3 0 23 0 7.66 2 0 1 (1w)
  Africa XI innings (target: 318 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Mohammad Asif 4 2 2 1 0 200.00
0.2 What a jaffa! Asif has cleaned him up. The perfect nip-backer. It landed on a length, just outside the off stump and de Villiers chose to leave it. To his dismay, the ball darted back in and crashed into the off stump. Asif has exacted his retribution for the previous boundary. de Villiers showed poor judgement there, playing for the outswinger 4/1
View dismissal LE Bosman c Jayawardene b Khan 2 28 12 0 0 16.66
5.6 After the bouncer comes the fullish one outside the off stump. Bosman, still hanging on the back foot after that short-pitched stuff, has a loose drive and is snaffled up in the first slip. It was the bouncer which led to this dismissal. 18/3
View dismissal HH Dippenaar b Khan 10 12 13 2 0 76.92
3.1 It's Dippenaar's time to hear the death-knell. It landed on a length, on the middle and off line and moved towards off stump. Dippenaar pushed at it, anticipating more movement away than what occured, the bat went outside the line and the off stump was pegged back. Loose defensive prod. 15/2
View dismissal SO Tikolo hit wicket b Mohammad Asif 5 26 19 0 0 26.31
8.5 hitwicket! Bizaare. Tikolo goes back to a short of length delivery and pushes it out to the off side. But alas, he drags his front leg, yes front and not back, on to the leg stump. That's strange. Usually, one goes back and ends up sliding the back leg fatally but this time he stopped himself and then the front leg went back. Gone. 26/4
View dismissal JM Kemp* b Mohammad Asif 5 20 8 1 0 62.50
10.1 Africans are tottering under the lights. It was full in length, outside the off stump, Kemp is late in getting forward, has a poke at it and the ball kept low and it gets the inside edge and goes on to the stumps. Nice move by Jayawardene to continue with Asif 31/5
View dismissal MV Boucher b Jayasuriya 25 44 30 4 0 83.33
18.1 gone! bowled from round the stumps and this one just skids on, Boucher playing for turn gets nowhere near the line and the ball crashes into the leg stump. Six down - just four more to go 77/6
View dismissal SM Pollock c Mohammad Yousuf b Mashrafe Mortaza 130 165 110 19 1 118.18
47.5 Pollock is out, going for the jugular. Asian XI have won. It was slightly short in length, on the off stump line and Pollock shaped to pull it over midwicket. But it was a slower one from Mortaza and he was early into the stroke and sent it straight to Yousuf at midwicket. It was a sensational innings from Pollock but he couldn't quite finish it off. 283/10
View dismissal JA Morkel c †Dhoni b Jayasuriya 9 8 11 1 0 81.81
20.1 Gotcha! Done in by the extra bounce. Spins in from outside off stump and kicks up. Albie shapes to cut but is surprised by the extra bounce and gets a top-edge and it thuds into Dhoni's arm and then runs on to the shoulder and pops up and Dhoni grabs it on the second attempt. 87/7
View dismissal E Chigumbura c Mohammad Yousuf b Jayasuriya 40 36 37 5 1 108.10
30.6 Chigumbura holes out to long on. Floated in, almost at the blockhole, and Chigumbura takes out the front leg off the line and scoops it high in the air. It has to be said that it was a quite a well-timed scoop! It went all the way to long on where Yousuf was waiting for it. 154/8
View dismissal TM Odoyo c sub (WU Tharanga) b Harbhajan Singh 39 58 35 4 1 111.42
43.2 Odoyo falls. It was almost a six. Full and on the off stump and he swings it high towards deep midwicket region. Tharanga had one look at the rope, made sure he planted his foot just inside and waited for the ball to arrive. She sailed right into his palms. A thrilling cameo comes to an end. Only one wicket left. 61 from 40 balls. 257/9
M Morkel not out 4 22 12 1 0 33.33
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 2, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 47.5 overs; 215 mins) 283 (5.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 10 0 57 3 5.70 39 10 0 (1nb)
0.2 to de Villiers, What a jaffa! Asif has cleaned him up. The perfect nip-backer. It landed on a length, just outside the off stump and de Villiers chose to leave it. To his dismay, the ball darted back in and crashed into the off stump. Asif has exacted his retribution for the previous boundary. de Villiers showed poor judgement there, playing for the outswinger 4/1
8.5 to Tikolo, hitwicket! Bizaare. Tikolo goes back to a short of length delivery and pushes it out to the off side. But alas, he drags his front leg, yes front and not back, on to the leg stump. That's strange. Usually, one goes back and ends up sliding the back leg fatally but this time he stopped himself and then the front leg went back. Gone. 26/4
10.1 to Kemp, Africans are tottering under the lights. It was full in length, outside the off stump, Kemp is late in getting forward, has a poke at it and the ball kept low and it gets the inside edge and goes on to the stumps. Nice move by Jayawardene to continue with Asif 31/5
View wickets Z Khan 9 2 43 2 4.77 38 8 0 (1nb)
3.1 to Dippenaar, It's Dippenaar's time to hear the death-knell. It landed on a length, on the middle and off line and moved towards off stump. Dippenaar pushed at it, anticipating more movement away than what occured, the bat went outside the line and the off stump was pegged back. Loose defensive prod. 15/2
5.6 to Bosman, After the bouncer comes the fullish one outside the off stump. Bosman, still hanging on the back foot after that short-pitched stuff, has a loose drive and is snaffled up in the first slip. It was the bouncer which led to this dismissal. 18/3
View wicket Mashrafe Mortaza 6.5 0 57 1 8.34 19 10 0 (2w)
47.5 to Pollock, Pollock is out, going for the jugular. Asian XI have won. It was slightly short in length, on the off stump line and Pollock shaped to pull it over midwicket. But it was a slower one from Mortaza and he was early into the stroke and sent it straight to Yousuf at midwicket. It was a sensational innings from Pollock but he couldn't quite finish it off. 283/10
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 10 0 53 1 5.30 27 4 1
43.2 to Odoyo, Odoyo falls. It was almost a six. Full and on the off stump and he swings it high towards deep midwicket region. Tharanga had one look at the rope, made sure he planted his foot just inside and waited for the ball to arrive. She sailed right into his palms. A thrilling cameo comes to an end. Only one wicket left. 61 from 40 balls. 257/9
View wickets ST Jayasuriya 10 0 53 3 5.30 33 5 1
18.1 to Boucher, gone! bowled from round the stumps and this one just skids on, Boucher playing for turn gets nowhere near the line and the ball crashes into the leg stump. Six down - just four more to go 77/6
20.1 to JA Morkel, Gotcha! Done in by the extra bounce. Spins in from outside off stump and kicks up. Albie shapes to cut but is surprised by the extra bounce and gets a top-edge and it thuds into Dhoni's arm and then runs on to the shoulder and pops up and Dhoni grabs it on the second attempt. 87/7
30.6 to Chigumbura, Chigumbura holes out to long on. Floated in, almost at the blockhole, and Chigumbura takes out the front leg off the line and scoops it high in the air. It has to be said that it was a quite a well-timed scoop! It went all the way to long on where Yousuf was waiting for it. 154/8
  Yuvraj Singh 2 0 14 0 7.00 7 1 1

Match details


Toss - Asia XI, who chose to bat
Series - Asia XI led the 3-match series 1-0
ODI debut - M Morkel (Africa XI)
Player of the match - SM Pollock (Africa 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
    • Asia XI: 50 runs in 6.1 overs (41 balls), Extras 13
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (V Sehwag 23, SC Ganguly 22, Ex 5)
    • Asia XI: 100 runs in 12.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 19
    • Drinks: Asia XI - 115/2 in 15.0 overs (SC Ganguly 30, DPMD Jayawardene 6)
    • Asia XI: 150 runs in 23.1 overs (146 balls), Extras 20
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 30, Mohammad Yousuf 20, Ex 0)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 49 balls (7 x 4)
    • Asia XI: 200 runs in 30.5 overs (193 balls), Extras 21
    • Drinks: Asia XI - 216/3 in 33.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 63, Mohammad Yousuf 41)
    • Mohammad Yousuf: 50 off 58 balls (4 x 4)
    • Asia XI: 250 runs in 38.4 overs (240 balls), Extras 21
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (Mohammad Yousuf 19, Yuvraj Singh 30, Ex 1)
    • Asia XI: 300 runs in 46.6 overs (292 balls), Extras 23
    • Africa XI innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Africa XI: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: Africa XI - 63/5 in 15.0 overs (MV Boucher 18, SM Pollock 18)
    • Africa XI: 100 runs in 21.5 overs (132 balls), Extras 5
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (SM Pollock 12, E Chigumbura 36, Ex 2)
    • Africa XI: 150 runs in 29.6 overs (182 balls), Extras 7
    • SM Pollock: 50 off 58 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Africa XI - 179/8 in 33.0 overs (SM Pollock 71, TM Odoyo 1)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 36.1 - 41.0
    • Africa XI: 200 runs in 36.4 overs (223 balls), Extras 8
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (SM Pollock 30, TM Odoyo 19, Ex 1)
    • SM Pollock: 100 off 88 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Africa XI: 250 runs in 42.5 overs (261 balls), Extras 10
    • 9th Wicket: 100 runs in 74 balls (SM Pollock 60, TM Odoyo 39, Ex 3)
 
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