VB Series, 2003/04 / Commentary

VB Series - 12th match

India v Zimbabwe

India won by 4 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)

0.1

Streak to Sehwag, FOUR

0.2

Streak to Sehwag, FOUR

0.3

Streak to Sehwag, 1 run

0.4

Streak to Tendulkar, 1 wide

0.4

Streak to Tendulkar, 1 run

0.5

Streak to Sehwag, 1 wide

0.5

Streak to Sehwag, 1 run

0.6

Streak to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 1 (13 runs) India 13/0 (123 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 13.00, RRR: 2.51)
SR Tendulkar    1* (2b)      HH Streak    1.2-0-13-0
V Sehwag    10* (4b 2x4)     

1.1

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

1.2

Blignaut to Sehwag, 2 runs

1.3

Blignaut to Sehwag, 1 run

1.4

Blignaut to Tendulkar, no run

1.5

Blignaut to Tendulkar, no run

1.6

Blignaut to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 2 (3 runs) India 16/0 (120 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 2.50)
SR Tendulkar    1* (5b)      AM Blignaut    1-0-3-0
V Sehwag    13* (7b 2x4)      HH Streak    1.2-0-13-0

2.1

Streak to Sehwag, FOUR

2.2

Streak to Sehwag, 1 run

2.3

Streak to Tendulkar, 1 wide

2.3

Streak to Tendulkar, 2 runs

2.4

Streak to Tendulkar, 4 leg byes

2.5

Streak to Tendulkar, OUT

SR Tendulkar c †Taibu b Streak 3 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

2.6

Streak to Laxman, no run

End of over 3 (12 runs) India 28/1 (108 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 9.33, RRR: 2.29)
VVS Laxman    0* (1b)      HH Streak    2.1-0-21-1
V Sehwag    18* (9b 3x4)      AM Blignaut    1-0-3-0

3.1

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

3.2

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

3.3

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

3.4

Blignaut to Sehwag, FOUR

3.5

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

3.6

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 32/1 (104 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 2.26)
V Sehwag    22* (15b 4x4)      AM Blignaut    2-0-7-0
VVS Laxman    0* (1b)      HH Streak    2.1-0-21-1

4.1

Streak to Laxman, no run

4.2

Streak to Laxman, 1 run

4.3

Streak to Sehwag, no run

4.4

Streak to Sehwag, 1 run

4.5

Streak to Laxman, no run

4.6

Streak to Laxman, no run

End of over 5 (2 runs) India 34/1 (102 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 6.80, RRR: 2.26)
VVS Laxman    1* (5b)      HH Streak    3-0-23-1
V Sehwag    23* (17b 4x4)      AM Blignaut    2-0-7-0

5.1

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

5.2

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

5.3

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

5.4

Blignaut to Sehwag, no run

5.5

Blignaut to Sehwag, OUT

V Sehwag c Matsikenyeri b Blignaut 23 (30m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 104.54

5.6

Blignaut to Dravid, 1 run

End of over 6 (1 run) India 35/2 (101 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.83, RRR: 2.29)
R Dravid    1* (1b)      AM Blignaut    3-0-8-1
VVS Laxman    1* (5b)      HH Streak    3-0-23-1

6.1

Streak to Dravid, no run

6.2

Streak to Dravid, no run

6.3

Streak to Dravid, no run

6.4

Streak to Dravid, no run

6.5

Streak to Dravid, 1 run

6.6

Streak to Laxman, no run

End of over 7 (1 run) India 36/2 (100 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 2.32)
VVS Laxman    1* (6b)      HH Streak    4-0-24-1
R Dravid    2* (6b)      AM Blignaut    3-0-8-1

7.1

Blignaut to Dravid, no run

7.2

Blignaut to Dravid, FOUR

7.3

Blignaut to Dravid, no run

7.4

Blignaut to Dravid, no run

7.5

Blignaut to Dravid, no run

7.6

Blignaut to Dravid, no run

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 40/2 (96 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.28)
R Dravid    6* (12b 1x4)      AM Blignaut    4-0-12-1
VVS Laxman    1* (6b)      HH Streak    4-0-24-1

8.1

Streak to Laxman, 1 run

8.2

Streak to Dravid, no run

8.3

Streak to Dravid, FOUR

8.4

Streak to Dravid, no run

8.5

Streak to Dravid, no run

8.6

Streak to Dravid, no run

End of over 9 (5 runs) India 45/2 (91 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.21)
R Dravid    10* (17b 2x4)      HH Streak    5-0-29-1
VVS Laxman    2* (7b)      AM Blignaut    4-0-12-1

9.1

Blignaut to Laxman, no run

9.2

Blignaut to Laxman, no run

9.3

Blignaut to Laxman, no run

9.4

Blignaut to Laxman, FOUR

9.5

Blignaut to Laxman, no run

9.6

Blignaut to Laxman, 1 no ball

9.6

Blignaut to Laxman, no run

End of over 10 (5 runs) India 50/2 (86 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.15)
VVS Laxman    6* (14b 1x4)      AM Blignaut    5.1-0-17-1
R Dravid    10* (17b 2x4)      HH Streak    5-0-29-1

10.1

Streak to Dravid, no run

10.2

Streak to Dravid, no run

10.3

Streak to Dravid, no run

10.4

Streak to Dravid, 1 wide

10.4

Streak to Dravid, no run

10.5

Streak to Dravid, no run

10.6

Streak to Dravid, no run

End of over 11 (1 run) India 51/2 (85 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 2.17)
R Dravid    10* (23b 2x4)      HH Streak    6.1-0-30-1
VVS Laxman    6* (14b 1x4)      AM Blignaut    5.1-0-17-1

11.1

Blignaut to Laxman, FOUR

11.2

Blignaut to Laxman, no run

11.3

Blignaut to Laxman, FOUR

11.5

Blignaut to Laxman, 1 no ball

11.5

Blignaut to Laxman, no run

11.5

Blignaut to Laxman, 1 leg bye

11.6

Blignaut to Dravid, OUT

R Dravid b Blignaut 10 (29m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

11.7

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 12 (10 runs) India 61/3 (75 runs required from 37.5 overs, RR: 5.01, RRR: 1.98)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      AM Blignaut    6.1-0-26-2
VVS Laxman    14* (20b 3x4)      HH Streak    6.1-0-30-1

12.1

Streak to Laxman, no run

12.2

Streak to Laxman, 2 runs

12.3

Streak to Laxman, no run

12.4

Streak to Laxman, no run

12.5

Streak to Laxman, no run

12.6

Streak to Laxman, FOUR

End of over 13 (6 runs) India 67/3 (69 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 1.86)
VVS Laxman    20* (26b 4x4)      HH Streak    7-0-36-1
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      AM Blignaut    6.1-0-26-2

13.1

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR

13.2

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, no run

13.3

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide

13.3

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, no run

13.4

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, no run

13.5

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, no run

13.6

Blignaut to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 72/3 (64 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 1.77)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (7b 1x4)      AM Blignaut    7.1-0-31-2
VVS Laxman    20* (26b 4x4)      HH Streak    7-0-36-1

14.1

Ervine to Laxman, 1 run

14.2

Ervine to Yuvraj Singh, OUT

Yuvraj Singh c Friend b Ervine 4 (14m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

14.3

Ervine to Laxman, no run

14.4

Ervine to Laxman, no run

14.5

Ervine to Laxman, no run

14.6

Ervine to Laxman, 1 wide

14.6

Ervine to Laxman, 1 run

End of over 15 (3 runs) India 75/4 (61 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 1.74)
VVS Laxman    22* (31b 4x4)      SM Ervine    1.1-0-3-1
M Kartik    0* (0b)      AM Blignaut    7.1-0-31-2

15.2

Friend to Laxman, 1 wide

15.1

Friend to Laxman, 1 run

15.2

Friend to Badani, FOUR

15.3

Friend to Badani, no run

15.4

Friend to Badani, 1 wide

15.4

Friend to Badani, no run

15.5

Friend to Badani, 1 run

15.6

Friend to Laxman, 1 wide

15.6

Friend to Laxman, no run

End of over 16 (9 runs) India 84/4 (52 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 1.52)
VVS Laxman    23* (33b 4x4)      TJ Friend    1.2-0-9-0
HK Badani    5* (4b 1x4)      SM Ervine    1.1-0-3-1

16.1

Ervine to Badani, no run

16.2

Ervine to Badani, no run

16.3

Ervine to Badani, no run

16.4

Ervine to Badani, no run

16.5

Ervine to Badani, 3 runs

16.6

Ervine to Laxman, 2 runs

End of over 17 (5 runs) India 89/4 (47 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 1.42)
VVS Laxman    25* (34b 4x4)      SM Ervine    2-0-8-1
HK Badani    8* (9b 1x4)      TJ Friend    1.2-0-9-0

17.1

Friend to Badani, no run

17.2

Friend to Badani, no run

17.3

Friend to Badani, no run

17.4

Friend to Badani, FOUR

17.5

Friend to Badani, no run

17.6

Friend to Badani, no run

End of over 18 (4 runs) India 93/4 (43 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 1.34)
HK Badani    12* (15b 2x4)      TJ Friend    2-0-13-0
VVS Laxman    25* (34b 4x4)      SM Ervine    2-0-8-1

18.1

Ervine to Laxman, 1 run

18.2

Ervine to Badani, no run

18.3

Ervine to Badani, no run

18.4

Ervine to Badani, no run

18.5

Ervine to Badani, no run

18.6

Ervine to Badani, no run

End of over 19 (1 run) India 94/4 (42 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 1.35)
HK Badani    12* (20b 2x4)      SM Ervine    3-0-9-1
VVS Laxman    26* (35b 4x4)      TJ Friend    2-0-13-0

19.1

Friend to Laxman, 1 run

19.2

Friend to Badani, no run

19.3

Friend to Badani, 1 run

19.4

Friend to Laxman, no run

19.5

Friend to Laxman, no run

19.6

Friend to Laxman, no run

End of over 20 (2 runs) India 96/4 (40 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 1.33)
VVS Laxman    27* (39b 4x4)      TJ Friend    3-0-15-0
HK Badani    13* (22b 2x4)      SM Ervine    3-0-9-1

20.1

Ervine to Badani, no run

20.2

Ervine to Badani, no run

20.3

Ervine to Badani, no run

20.4

Ervine to Badani, no run

20.5

Ervine to Badani, no run

20.6

Ervine to Badani, no run

End of over 21 (maiden) India 96/4 (40 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 1.37)
HK Badani    13* (28b 2x4)      SM Ervine    4-1-9-1
VVS Laxman    27* (39b 4x4)      TJ Friend    3-0-15-0

21.1

Friend to Laxman, FOUR

21.2

Friend to Laxman, no run

21.3

Friend to Laxman, 1 leg bye

21.4

Friend to Badani, no run

21.5

Friend to Badani, 1 wide

21.5

Friend to Badani, no run

21.6

Friend to Badani, no run

End of over 22 (6 runs) India 102/4 (34 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 1.21)
HK Badani    13* (31b 2x4)      TJ Friend    4.1-0-20-0
VVS Laxman    31* (42b 5x4)      SM Ervine    4-1-9-1

22.1

Ervine to Laxman, no run

22.2

Ervine to Laxman, 1 run

22.3

Ervine to Badani, 1 run

22.4

Ervine to Laxman, no run

22.5

Ervine to Laxman, 1 wide

22.5

Ervine to Laxman, OUT

VVS Laxman b Ervine 32 (100m 46b 5x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

22.6

Ervine to Gavaskar, no run

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 105/5 (31 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.56, RRR: 1.14)
RS Gavaskar    0* (1b)      SM Ervine    5.1-1-12-2
HK Badani    14* (32b 2x4)      TJ Friend    4.1-0-20-0

23.1

Blignaut to Badani, no run

23.2

Blignaut to Badani, no run

23.3

Blignaut to Badani, 1 wide

23.3

Blignaut to Badani, no run

23.4

Blignaut to Badani, 1 run

23.5

Blignaut to Gavaskar, no run

End of over 24 (2 runs) India 107/5 (29 runs required from 26.1 overs, RR: 4.48, RRR: 1.10)
RS Gavaskar    0* (2b)      AM Blignaut    8.1-0-33-2
HK Badani    15* (36b 2x4)      SM Ervine    5.1-1-12-2

24.1

Ervine to Badani, no run

24.2

Ervine to Badani, 3 runs

24.3

Ervine to Gavaskar, no run

24.4

Ervine to Gavaskar, 3 runs

24.5

Ervine to Badani, no run

24.6

Ervine to Badani, no run

End of over 25 (6 runs) India 113/5 (23 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.52, RRR: 0.92)
HK Badani    18* (40b 2x4)      SM Ervine    6-1-18-2
RS Gavaskar    3* (4b)      AM Blignaut    8.1-0-33-2

25.2

Blignaut to Gavaskar, 1 wide

25.1

Blignaut to Gavaskar, no run

25.2

Blignaut to Gavaskar, 1 run

25.3

Blignaut to Badani, no run

25.4

Blignaut to Badani, no run

25.5

Blignaut to Badani, no run

25.6

Blignaut to Badani, no run

End of over 26 (2 runs) India 115/5 (21 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 0.87)
HK Badani    18* (44b 2x4)      AM Blignaut    9.1-0-35-2
RS Gavaskar    4* (6b)      SM Ervine    6-1-18-2

26.1

Ervine to Gavaskar, no run

26.2

Ervine to Gavaskar, no run

26.3

Ervine to Gavaskar, no run

26.4

Ervine to Gavaskar, OUT

RS Gavaskar run out 4 (20m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

26.5

Ervine to Pathan, no run

26.6

Ervine to Pathan, no run

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) India 115/6 (21 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 0.91)
IK Pathan    0* (2b)      SM Ervine    7-2-18-2
HK Badani    18* (44b 2x4)      AM Blignaut    9.1-0-35-2

27.1

Blignaut to Badani, no run

27.2

Blignaut to Badani, 1 wide

27.2

Blignaut to Badani, no run

27.3

Blignaut to Badani, FOUR

27.4

Blignaut to Badani, no run

27.5

Blignaut to Badani, 1 run

27.6

Blignaut to Pathan, no run

End of over 28 (6 runs) India 121/6 (15 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.32, RRR: 0.68)
IK Pathan    0* (3b)      AM Blignaut    10.1-0-41-2
HK Badani    23* (49b 3x4)      SM Ervine    7-2-18-2

28.1

Ervine to Badani, FOUR

28.2

Ervine to Badani, 1 run

28.3

Ervine to Pathan, no run

28.4

Ervine to Pathan, 1 run

28.5

Ervine to Badani, no run

28.6

Ervine to Badani, 1 run

End of over 29 (7 runs) India 128/6 (8 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.41, RRR: 0.38)
HK Badani    29* (53b 4x4)      SM Ervine    8-2-25-2
IK Pathan    1* (5b)      AM Blignaut    10.1-0-41-2

29.1

Friend to Badani, no run

29.2

Friend to Badani, 1 wide

29.2

Friend to Badani, 1 run

29.3

Friend to Pathan, no run

29.4

Friend to Pathan, 2 runs

29.5

Friend to Pathan, no run

29.6

Friend to Pathan, no run

End of over 30 (4 runs) India 132/6 (4 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 0.20)
IK Pathan    3* (9b)      TJ Friend    5.1-0-24-0
HK Badani    30* (55b 4x4)      SM Ervine    8-2-25-2

30.1

Ervine to Badani, no run

30.2

Ervine to Badani, no run

30.3

Ervine to Badani, FOUR

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Australia won by 208 runs
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Feb 5, 2004

Rahul Dravid tackles a short ball in ungainly fashion, India v Zimbabwe, 12th ODI, VB Series, Perth, February 3rd, 2004

Rahul Dravid tackles a short ball in ungainly fashion

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Feb 3, 2004

Zimbabwe had run India close, but the Indian fans could heave a sigh of relief in the end, 12th ODI, VB Series, Perth, February 3rd, 2004

Zimbabwe had run India close, but the Indian fans could heave a sigh of relief in the end

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