Afro-Asia Cup, 2nd Match: Africa XI v Asia XI at Chennai, Jun 9, 2007
Afro-Asia Cup - 2nd match
Asia XI won by 31 runs
Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai (neutral venue)
9 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 M Morkel b Chigumbura 52 60 38 8 1 136.84
11.3 and what's he done next ball? He loosely, and I'm talking somewhat one-handedly, gets over-confident and lofts a well-disguised slower ball straight into the hands of long-on, who doesnt have to move much from his position well inside the ropes 77/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Dippenaar b Odoyo 11 28 16 2 0 68.75
4.5 and thats a tame way to get out, as he just drives a good length delivery straight into the hands of Dippneaar mid-off, not timed well and he picked the man who didnt have to move an inch 37/1
View dismissal SC Ganguly c sub (PJ Ongondo) b Chigumbura 88 179 112 9 1 78.57
46.1 and he perishes, standing in his crease and swinging a full toss below the waist across the line and it spirals up in the air for Ongondo to hold onto a good catch running in from deep square leg, so there's no hundred for Ganguly, but he hung around and dug in for a fighting 88 298/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni b JA Morkel 33 56 38 2 2 86.84
23.3 cleaned 'em up! Full in the blockhole, Dhoni shapes up to twirl one through the leg side but the ball shoots under the bat and disturbs the furniture and Albie celebrates his strike 134/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* run out (de Villiers/Sibanda) 45 51 40 4 1 112.50
35.2 Sibanda to Ganguly, oh Ganguly, Ganguly, Ganguly, who's been involved in 51 run outs, taps one to the off side, shuffles a few steps, sees Jayawardene harry down the pitch and then sends him back to his fate, and he's not even in the frame as a good throw comes in and Sibanda whips off the bails...poor call for a run 214/4
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf c †Boucher b M Morkel 51 52 44 3 2 115.90
49.1 edged and gone! Yousuf sees the half-volley, gets onto bended knee and square-drives the legcutter but the result is a simple outside edge into Boucher's gloves 331/6
Yuvraj Singh not out 30 19 13 3 2 230.76
View dismissal Mohammad Rafique c de Villiers b M Morkel 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
49.5 and he goes, standing and slashing one up into the air, and thats an excellent catch from de Villiers, who covers a huge amount of distance running back from cover, keeping his eyes on the ball as it dies against the starry night, and pouching it in front of him! Morne applauds his fielder, and rightfully so 333/7
Z Khan not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 8, w 14, nb 4) 26
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 228 mins) 337 (6.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JA Morkel 6 0 49 1 8.16 16 7 0 (1nb, 3w)
23.3 to Dhoni, cleaned 'em up! Full in the blockhole, Dhoni shapes up to twirl one through the leg side but the ball shoots under the bat and disturbs the furniture and Albie celebrates his strike 134/3
View wickets M Morkel 10 1 48 2 4.80 34 5 1 (1nb, 1w)
49.1 to Mohammad Yousuf, edged and gone! Yousuf sees the half-volley, gets onto bended knee and square-drives the legcutter but the result is a simple outside edge into Boucher's gloves 331/6
49.5 to Mohammad Rafique, and he goes, standing and slashing one up into the air, and thats an excellent catch from de Villiers, who covers a huge amount of distance running back from cover, keeping his eyes on the ball as it dies against the starry night, and pouching it in front of him! Morne applauds his fielder, and rightfully so 333/7
View wicket TM Odoyo 8 0 60 1 7.50 22 4 2 (3w)
4.5 to Jayasuriya, and thats a tame way to get out, as he just drives a good length delivery straight into the hands of Dippneaar mid-off, not timed well and he picked the man who didnt have to move an inch 37/1
View wickets E Chigumbura 10 0 84 2 8.40 24 9 3 (1nb, 1w)
11.3 to Sehwag, and what's he done next ball? He loosely, and I'm talking somewhat one-handedly, gets over-confident and lofts a well-disguised slower ball straight into the hands of long-on, who doesnt have to move much from his position well inside the ropes 77/2
46.1 to Ganguly, and he perishes, standing in his crease and swinging a full toss below the waist across the line and it spirals up in the air for Ongondo to hold onto a good catch running in from deep square leg, so there's no hundred for Ganguly, but he hung around and dug in for a fighting 88 298/5
  J Botha 10 1 51 0 5.10 37 4 2 (1nb, 3w)
  V Sibanda 6 1 37 0 6.16 14 2 1 (3w)
  Africa XI innings (target: 338 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Mohammad Asif 13 12 10 1 0 130.00
2.2 edged and what a superb take from Dhoni, diving full length to his right and holding it an inch off the ground to send de Villiers back to the hut, and again Asif has his man, pitching one on middle stump and deviating it off the seam to flummox the batsman, classical pace bowler's dismissal 20/1
View dismissal V Sibanda c †Dhoni b Fernando 35 63 39 4 0 89.74
12.4 the set-up works, as Sibanda gets tangled up pulling one thats not quite there for that shot, he's very late on the shot and the ball takes the top-edge and balloons up high behind the stumps for Dhoni to keep an eye on it and pouch a simple take 80/2
View dismissal HH Dippenaar c sub (Harbhajan Singh) b Yuvraj Singh 67 114 72 9 0 93.05
26.6 gone! He gets into position to pull a fractionally short ball on leg stump, hitting with the wind and with little power and Harbhajan, running around from deep midwicket, judges it to perfection 159/4
View dismissal JM Kemp* b Fernando 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
12.6 tiiiiiiiiiimber! Kemp's woeful run at the international level continues, as like against Asif at Bangalore he junges forward and drives lustily, only to completely misread the line and his off stump is pegged back 80/3
View dismissal MV Boucher c Mohammad Asif b Fernando 73 96 71 4 2 102.81
36.2 all over for him! Fernando doesnt waste time in this spell, following up the lovely yorker with a length delivery on middle and leg, which Boucher gets under and hits high in the air and down Asif's throat at long-on 217/5
View dismissal SM Pollock c Mohammad Asif b Sehwag 35 54 39 4 0 89.74
40.2 and he goes, miscuing an attempted lofted drive for six up in the air for Asif to hold another easy take down at long-on and Sehwag gets his man! 234/6
View dismissal JA Morkel c Ganguly b Mohammad Rafique 13 35 19 1 0 68.42
43.5 good catch from Ganguly! Morkel comes out, Rafique fires it in flat on leg stump, and the aerial flick off the pads is held inches off the ground by a diving Ganguly at mid-on 263/8
View dismissal E Chigumbura c sub (Harbhajan Singh) b Mohammad Rafique 7 7 4 1 0 175.00
41.5 what a catch! Chigumbura gets down on one knee and slams this high and down to long-on, the ball is in the air for some time and comes down to where Harbhajan lines it up perfectly on the ropes, jumps and takes it inches inside the boundary, immense effort and doesnt Harbhajan love it? 247/7
View dismissal J Botha b Fernando 13 11 8 0 1 162.50
44.1 and he cleans up Botha first ball as he heaves across the line and loses his off stump 263/9
TM Odoyo not out 12 29 15 0 1 80.00
View dismissal M Morkel b Mohammad Asif 25 26 21 4 0 119.04
49.5 sends his off stump for a walk as Morne eyes up midwicket and swings across the line, and the Asians have won this game by 31 runs and have the series in the bag 306/10
Extras (lb 4, w 8, nb 1) 13
  Total (all out; 49.5 overs; 229 mins) 306 (6.14 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 9.5 0 82 2 8.33 28 11 1 (1nb, 1w)
2.2 to de Villiers, edged and what a superb take from Dhoni, diving full length to his right and holding it an inch off the ground to send de Villiers back to the hut, and again Asif has his man, pitching one on middle stump and deviating it off the seam to flummox the batsman, classical pace bowler's dismissal 20/1
49.5 to M Morkel, sends his off stump for a walk as Morne eyes up midwicket and swings across the line, and the Asians have won this game by 31 runs and have the series in the bag 306/10
  Z Khan 2.4 0 9 0 3.37 10 0 0
  DPMD Jayawardene 2.2 0 19 0 8.14 5 1 0 (3w)
View wickets CRD Fernando 10 0 36 4 3.60 39 4 0 (1w)
12.4 to Sibanda, the set-up works, as Sibanda gets tangled up pulling one thats not quite there for that shot, he's very late on the shot and the ball takes the top-edge and balloons up high behind the stumps for Dhoni to keep an eye on it and pouch a simple take 80/2
12.6 to Kemp, tiiiiiiiiiimber! Kemp's woeful run at the international level continues, as like against Asif at Bangalore he junges forward and drives lustily, only to completely misread the line and his off stump is pegged back 80/3
36.2 to Boucher, all over for him! Fernando doesnt waste time in this spell, following up the lovely yorker with a length delivery on middle and leg, which Boucher gets under and hits high in the air and down Asif's throat at long-on 217/5
44.1 to Botha, and he cleans up Botha first ball as he heaves across the line and loses his off stump 263/9
View wickets Mohammad Rafique 10 0 62 2 6.20 31 7 1 (1w)
41.5 to Chigumbura, what a catch! Chigumbura gets down on one knee and slams this high and down to long-on, the ball is in the air for some time and comes down to where Harbhajan lines it up perfectly on the ropes, jumps and takes it inches inside the boundary, immense effort and doesnt Harbhajan love it? 247/7
43.5 to JA Morkel, good catch from Ganguly! Morkel comes out, Rafique fires it in flat on leg stump, and the aerial flick off the pads is held inches off the ground by a diving Ganguly at mid-on 263/8
View wicket Yuvraj Singh 7 0 43 1 6.14 15 3 0
26.6 to Dippenaar, gone! He gets into position to pull a fractionally short ball on leg stump, hitting with the wind and with little power and Harbhajan, running around from deep midwicket, judges it to perfection 159/4
  SC Ganguly 3 0 14 0 4.66 7 1 0
View wicket V Sehwag 5 0 37 1 7.40 8 1 2
40.2 to Pollock, and he goes, miscuing an attempted lofted drive for six up in the air for Asif to hold another easy take down at long-on and Sehwag gets his man! 234/6

Match details


Toss - Asia XI, who chose to bat
Series - Asia XI led the 3-match series 2-0
Player of the match - CRD Fernando (Asia XI)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and PD Parker (Australia)
TV umpire - SL Shastri
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - AM Saheba

Match Notes


    • Asia XI innings
    • Asia XI: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (57 balls), Extras 4
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 37 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Asia XI - 92/2 in 14.0 overs (SC Ganguly 13, MS Dhoni 11)
    • Asia XI: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (SC Ganguly 18, MS Dhoni 31, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 24.1 - 29.0
    • Asia XI: 150 runs in 24.6 overs (159 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Asia XI - 176/3 in 28.0 overs (SC Ganguly 38, DPMD Jayawardene 32)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (SC Ganguly 12, DPMD Jayawardene 37, Ex 2)
    • Asia XI: 200 runs in 32.4 overs (206 balls), Extras 14
    • SC Ganguly: 50 off 75 balls (6 x 4)
    • Asia XI: 250 runs in 40.3 overs (257 balls), Extras 22
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (SC Ganguly 15, Mohammad Yousuf 30, Ex 7)
    • Asia XI: 300 runs in 46.3 overs (295 balls), Extras 24
    • Mohammad Yousuf: 50 off 42 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Africa XI innings
    • Africa XI: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (47 balls), Extras 3
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (V Sibanda 20, HH Dippenaar 26, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Africa XI - 89/3 in 14.0 overs (HH Dippenaar 35, MV Boucher 2)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Africa XI: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (95 balls), Extras 4
    • HH Dippenaar: 50 off 47 balls (8 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (HH Dippenaar 25, MV Boucher 23, Ex 3)
    • Africa XI: 150 runs in 24.4 overs (153 balls), Extras 7
    • MV Boucher: 50 off 50 balls (3 x 4)
    • Drinks: Africa XI - 181/4 in 31.0 overs (MV Boucher 50, SM Pollock 9)
    • Africa XI: 200 runs in 34.3 overs (212 balls), Extras 7
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (MV Boucher 34, SM Pollock 21, Ex 0)
    • Africa XI: 250 runs in 42.2 overs (259 balls), Extras 7
    • Africa XI: 300 runs in 48.5 overs (299 balls), Extras 12
 
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