VB Series, 2003/04 / Commentary

VB Series - 1st final

Australia v India

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)

0.1

Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run

0.2

Agarkar to Gilchrist, 1 run

0.3

Agarkar to Hayden, 2 runs

0.4

Agarkar to Hayden, no run

0.5

Agarkar to Hayden, no run

0.6

Agarkar to Hayden, 1 run

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia 4/0 (219 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.46)
ML Hayden    3* (4b)      AB Agarkar    1-0-4-0
AC Gilchrist    1* (2b)     

1.1

Balaji to Hayden, no run

1.2

Balaji to Hayden, no run

1.3

Balaji to Hayden, no run

1.4

Balaji to Hayden, no run

1.5

Balaji to Hayden, no run

1.6

Balaji to Hayden, 1 no ball

1.6

Balaji to Hayden, no run

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 5/0 (218 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 4.54)
ML Hayden    3* (11b)      L Balaji    1-0-1-0
AC Gilchrist    1* (2b)      AB Agarkar    1-0-4-0

2.1

Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run

2.2

Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run

2.3

Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR

2.4

Agarkar to Gilchrist, 2 runs

2.5

Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR

2.6

Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR

End of over 3 (14 runs) Australia 19/0 (204 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 4.34)
AC Gilchrist    15* (8b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-18-0
ML Hayden    3* (11b)      L Balaji    1-0-1-0

3.1

Balaji to Hayden, no run

3.2

Balaji to Hayden, no run

3.3

Balaji to Hayden, FOUR

3.4

Balaji to Hayden, 1 run

3.5

Balaji to Gilchrist, 1 run

3.6

Balaji to Hayden, no run

End of over 4 (6 runs) Australia 25/0 (198 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 4.30)
ML Hayden    8* (16b 1x4)      L Balaji    2-0-7-0
AC Gilchrist    16* (9b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-18-0

4.1

Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run

4.2

Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run

4.3

Agarkar to Gilchrist, 1 run

4.4

Agarkar to Hayden, 1 run

4.5

Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR

4.6

Agarkar to Gilchrist, 3 runs

End of over 5 (9 runs) Australia 34/0 (189 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 6.80, RRR: 4.20)
AC Gilchrist    24* (14b 4x4)      AB Agarkar    3-0-27-0
ML Hayden    9* (17b 1x4)      L Balaji    2-0-7-0

5.1

Balaji to Gilchrist, 2 runs

5.2

Balaji to Gilchrist, FOUR

5.3

Balaji to Gilchrist, no run

5.4

Balaji to Gilchrist, FOUR

5.5

Balaji to Gilchrist, FOUR

5.6

Balaji to Gilchrist, OUT

AC Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Balaji 38 (26m 20b 7x4 0x6) SR: 190.00

End of over 6 (14 runs) Australia 48/1 (175 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 3.97)
     L Balaji    3-0-21-1
ML Hayden    9* (17b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    3-0-27-0

6.1

Agarkar to Ponting, no run

6.2

Agarkar to Ponting, no run

6.3

Agarkar to Ponting, 2 runs

6.4

Agarkar to Ponting, no run

6.5

Agarkar to Ponting, no run

6.6

Agarkar to Ponting, no run

End of over 7 (2 runs) Australia 50/1 (173 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 7.14, RRR: 4.02)
RT Ponting    2* (6b)      AB Agarkar    4-0-29-0
ML Hayden    9* (17b 1x4)      L Balaji    3-0-21-1

7.1

Balaji to Hayden, no run

7.2

Balaji to Hayden, no run

7.3

Balaji to Hayden, no run

7.4

Balaji to Hayden, no run

7.5

Balaji to Hayden, 1 run

7.6

Balaji to Ponting, no run

End of over 8 (1 run) Australia 51/1 (172 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 6.37, RRR: 4.09)
RT Ponting    2* (7b)      L Balaji    4-0-22-1
ML Hayden    10* (22b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    4-0-29-0

8.1

Pathan to Hayden, no run

8.2

Pathan to Hayden, 1 run

8.3

Pathan to Ponting, 1 bye

8.4

Pathan to Hayden, FOUR

8.5

Pathan to Hayden, no run

8.6

Pathan to Hayden, no run

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 57/1 (166 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 4.04)
ML Hayden    15* (27b 2x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-0
RT Ponting    2* (8b)      L Balaji    4-0-22-1

9.1

Balaji to Ponting, no run

9.2

Balaji to Ponting, no run

9.3

Balaji to Ponting, no run

9.4

Balaji to Ponting, FOUR

9.5

Balaji to Ponting, no run

9.6

Balaji to Ponting, no run

End of over 10 (4 runs) Australia 61/1 (162 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 6.10, RRR: 4.05)
RT Ponting    6* (14b 1x4)      L Balaji    5-0-26-1
ML Hayden    15* (27b 2x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-0

10.1

Pathan to Hayden, FOUR

10.2

Pathan to Hayden, no run

10.3

Pathan to Hayden, no run

10.4

Pathan to Hayden, 1 wide

10.4

Pathan to Hayden, no run

10.5

Pathan to Hayden, no run

10.6

Pathan to Hayden, no run

End of over 11 (5 runs) Australia 66/1 (157 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.02)
ML Hayden    19* (33b 3x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-10-0
RT Ponting    6* (14b 1x4)      L Balaji    5-0-26-1

11.1

Balaji to Ponting, FOUR

11.2

Balaji to Ponting, no run

11.3

Balaji to Ponting, no run

11.4

Balaji to Ponting, 1 run

11.5

Balaji to Hayden, 1 run

11.6

Balaji to Ponting, no run

End of over 12 (6 runs) Australia 72/1 (151 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.97)
RT Ponting    11* (19b 2x4)      L Balaji    6-0-32-1
ML Hayden    20* (34b 3x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-10-0

12.1

Pathan to Hayden, no run

12.2

Pathan to Hayden, no run

12.3

Pathan to Hayden, no run

12.4

Pathan to Hayden, no run

12.5

Pathan to Hayden, no run

12.6

Pathan to Hayden, 1 run

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 73/1 (150 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.61, RRR: 4.05)
ML Hayden    21* (40b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-11-0
RT Ponting    11* (19b 2x4)      L Balaji    6-0-32-1

13.1

Agarkar to Hayden, 1 run

13.2

Agarkar to Ponting, 2 runs

13.3

Agarkar to Ponting, no run

13.4

Agarkar to Ponting, FOUR

13.5

Agarkar to Ponting, 3 runs

13.6

Agarkar to Hayden, no run

End of over 14 (10 runs) Australia 83/1 (140 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.92, RRR: 3.88)
ML Hayden    22* (42b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    5-0-39-0
RT Ponting    20* (23b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-11-0

14.1

Pathan to Ponting, no run

14.2

Pathan to Ponting, no run

14.3

Pathan to Ponting, no run

14.4

Pathan to Ponting, SIX

14.5

Pathan to Ponting, 3 runs

14.6

Pathan to Hayden, no run

End of over 15 (9 runs) Australia 92/1 (131 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.13, RRR: 3.74)
ML Hayden    22* (43b 3x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-20-0
RT Ponting    29* (28b 3x4 1x6)      AB Agarkar    5-0-39-0

15.1

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

15.2

Kumble to Hayden, 1 leg bye

15.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run

15.4

Kumble to Ponting, no run

15.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run

15.6

Kumble to Ponting, no run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 94/1 (129 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.87, RRR: 3.79)
RT Ponting    30* (33b 3x4 1x6)      A Kumble    1-0-1-0
ML Hayden    22* (44b 3x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-20-0

16.2

Pathan to Hayden, 1 wide

16.2

Pathan to Hayden, 1 wide

16.2

Pathan to Hayden, 1 wide

16.1

Pathan to Hayden, no run

16.2

Pathan to Hayden, no run

16.3

Pathan to Hayden, no run

16.4

Pathan to Hayden, no run

16.5

Pathan to Hayden, no run

16.6

Pathan to Hayden, no run

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia 97/1 (126 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.70, RRR: 3.81)
ML Hayden    22* (50b 3x4)      IK Pathan    5-0-23-0
RT Ponting    30* (33b 3x4 1x6)      A Kumble    1-0-1-0

17.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run

17.2

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

17.3

Kumble to Hayden, no run

17.4

Kumble to Hayden, no run

17.5

Kumble to Hayden, no run

17.6

Kumble to Hayden, no run

End of over 18 (1 run) Australia 98/1 (125 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 3.90)
ML Hayden    22* (54b 3x4)      A Kumble    2-0-2-0
RT Ponting    31* (35b 3x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    5-0-23-0

18.1

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run

18.2

Pathan to Hayden, 1 run

18.3

Pathan to Ponting, 1 run

18.4

Pathan to Hayden, 1 run

18.5

Pathan to Ponting, 2 runs

18.6

Pathan to Ponting, 2 runs

End of over 19 (8 runs) Australia 106/1 (117 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.57, RRR: 3.77)
RT Ponting    37* (39b 3x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    6-0-31-0
ML Hayden    24* (56b 3x4)      A Kumble    2-0-2-0

19.1

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run

19.2

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

19.3

Kumble to Hayden, no run

19.4

Kumble to Hayden, 1 bye

19.5

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

19.6

Kumble to Hayden, 3 runs

End of over 20 (7 runs) Australia 113/1 (110 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.65, RRR: 3.66)
ML Hayden    28* (60b 3x4)      A Kumble    3-0-8-0
RT Ponting    39* (41b 3x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    6-0-31-0

20.1

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run

20.2

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run

20.3

Sehwag to Hayden, no run

20.4

Sehwag to Hayden, no run

20.5

Sehwag to Hayden, no run

20.6

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run

End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 116/1 (107 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.52, RRR: 3.68)
ML Hayden    30* (65b 3x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0
RT Ponting    40* (42b 3x4 1x6)      A Kumble    3-0-8-0

21.1

Kumble to Hayden, 2 runs

21.2

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run

21.3

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

21.4

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run

21.5

Kumble to Ponting, no run

21.6

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR

End of over 22 (9 runs) Australia 125/1 (98 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.68, RRR: 3.50)
RT Ponting    45* (45b 4x4 1x6)      A Kumble    4-0-17-0
ML Hayden    34* (68b 3x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0

22.1

Sehwag to Hayden, no run

22.2

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run

22.3

Sehwag to Ponting, no run

22.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run

22.5

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run

22.6

Sehwag to Ponting, no run

End of over 23 (3 runs) Australia 128/1 (95 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.56, RRR: 3.51)
RT Ponting    46* (48b 4x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    2-0-6-0
ML Hayden    36* (71b 3x4)      A Kumble    4-0-17-0

23.1

Kumble to Hayden, no run

23.2

Kumble to Hayden, no run

23.3

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run

23.4

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

23.5

Kumble to Hayden, no run

23.6

Kumble to Hayden, 4 byes

End of over 24 (6 runs) Australia 134/1 (89 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 3.42)
ML Hayden    37* (76b 3x4)      A Kumble    5-0-19-0
RT Ponting    47* (49b 4x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    2-0-6-0

24.1

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run

24.2

Sehwag to Hayden, no run

24.3

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run

24.4

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs

24.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run

24.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs

End of over 25 (6 runs) Australia 140/1 (83 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 3.32)
RT Ponting    52* (53b 4x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    3-0-12-0
ML Hayden    38* (78b 3x4)      A Kumble    5-0-19-0

25.1

Kumble to Hayden, 1 run

25.2

Kumble to Ponting, no run

25.3

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

25.4

Kumble to Hayden, no run

25.5

Kumble to Hayden, 2 runs

25.6

Kumble to Hayden, no run

End of over 26 (4 runs) Australia 144/1 (79 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 3.29)
ML Hayden    41* (82b 3x4)      A Kumble    6-0-23-0
RT Ponting    53* (55b 4x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    3-0-12-0

26.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run

26.2

Sehwag to Ponting, no run

26.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run

26.4

Sehwag to Hayden, 1 run

26.5

Sehwag to Ponting, no run

26.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 1 run

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 147/1 (76 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 3.30)
RT Ponting    55* (60b 4x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    4-0-15-0
ML Hayden    42* (83b 3x4)      A Kumble    6-0-23-0

27.1

Kumble to Ponting, no run

27.2

Kumble to Ponting, SIX

27.3

Kumble to Ponting, no run

27.4

Kumble to Ponting, 2 runs

27.5

Kumble to Ponting, FOUR

27.6

Kumble to Ponting, 1 run

End of over 28 (13 runs) Australia 160/1 (63 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.71, RRR: 2.86)
RT Ponting    68* (66b 5x4 2x6)      A Kumble    7-0-36-0
ML Hayden    42* (83b 3x4)      V Sehwag    4-0-15-0

28.1

Sehwag to Ponting, no run

28.2

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs

28.3

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs

28.4

Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR

28.5

Sehwag to Ponting, FOUR

28.6

Sehwag to Ponting, 2 runs

End of over 29 (14 runs) Australia 174/1 (49 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 2.33)
RT Ponting    82* (72b 7x4 2x6)      V Sehwag    5-0-29-0
ML Hayden    42* (83b 3x4)      A Kumble    7-0-36-0

29.1

Balaji to Hayden, no run

29.2

Balaji to Hayden, 1 run

29.3

Balaji to Ponting, 1 run

29.4

Balaji to Hayden, FOUR

29.5

Balaji to Hayden, no run

29.6

Balaji to Hayden, 1 wide

29.6

Balaji to Hayden, 1 run

End of over 30 (8 runs) Australia 182/1 (41 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 6.06, RRR: 2.05)
ML Hayden    48* (88b 4x4)      L Balaji    7-0-40-1
RT Ponting    83* (73b 7x4 2x6)      V Sehwag    5-0-29-0

30.1

Ganguly to Hayden, 1 run

30.2

Ganguly to Ponting, no run

30.3

Ganguly to Ponting, 1 run

30.4

Ganguly to Hayden, 1 run

30.5

Ganguly to Ponting, no run

30.6

Ganguly to Ponting, 2 runs

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia 187/1 (36 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.03, RRR: 1.89)
RT Ponting    86* (77b 7x4 2x6)      SC Ganguly    1-0-5-0
ML Hayden    50* (90b 4x4)      L Balaji    7-0-40-1

31.1

Balaji to Hayden, OUT

ML Hayden c & b Balaji 50 (129m 91b 4x4 0x6) SR: 54.94

31.2

Balaji to Martyn, no run

31.3

Balaji to Martyn, 1 no ball

31.3

Balaji to Martyn, no run

31.4

Balaji to Martyn, no run

31.5

Balaji to Martyn, no run

31.6

Balaji to Martyn, no run

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 188/2 (35 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.87, RRR: 1.94)
DR Martyn    0* (6b)      L Balaji    8-0-41-2
RT Ponting    86* (77b 7x4 2x6)      SC Ganguly    1-0-5-0

32.1

Agarkar to Ponting, 1 run

32.2

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

32.3

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

32.4

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

32.5

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

32.6

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

End of over 33 (1 run) Australia 189/2 (34 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.72, RRR: 2.00)
DR Martyn    0* (11b)      AB Agarkar    6-0-40-0
RT Ponting    87* (78b 7x4 2x6)      L Balaji    8-0-41-2

33.1

Balaji to Ponting, 1 run

33.2

Balaji to Martyn, no run

33.3

Balaji to Martyn, no run

33.4

Balaji to Martyn, 3 runs

33.5

Balaji to Ponting, OUT

RT Ponting c †Dravid b Balaji 88 (114m 80b 7x4 2x6) SR: 110.00

33.6

Balaji to Symonds, no run

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 193/3 (30 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.67, RRR: 1.87)
A Symonds    0* (1b)      L Balaji    9-0-45-3
DR Martyn    3* (14b)      AB Agarkar    6-0-40-0

34.1

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

34.2

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

34.3

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

34.4

Agarkar to Martyn, 2 runs

34.5

Agarkar to Martyn, FOUR

34.6

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

End of over 35 (6 runs) Australia 199/3 (24 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.68, RRR: 1.60)
DR Martyn    9* (20b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    7-0-46-0
A Symonds    0* (1b)      L Balaji    9-0-45-3

35.1

Balaji to Symonds, 1 run

35.2

Balaji to Martyn, 1 wide

35.2

Balaji to Martyn, 3 runs

35.3

Balaji to Symonds, no run

35.4

Balaji to Symonds, 1 run

35.5

Balaji to Martyn, no run

35.6

Balaji to Martyn, 1 run

End of over 36 (7 runs) Australia 206/3 (17 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.72, RRR: 1.21)
DR Martyn    13* (23b 1x4)      L Balaji    10-0-52-3
A Symonds    2* (4b)      AB Agarkar    7-0-46-0

36.1

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

36.2

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

36.3

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

36.4

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

36.5

Agarkar to Martyn, no run

36.6

Agarkar to Martyn, 3 runs

End of over 37 (3 runs) Australia 209/3 (14 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.64, RRR: 1.07)
DR Martyn    16* (29b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    8-0-49-0
A Symonds    2* (4b)      L Balaji    10-0-52-3

37.1

Pathan to Martyn, no run

37.2

Pathan to Martyn, 1 wide

37.2

Pathan to Martyn, no run

37.3

Pathan to Martyn, 1 run

37.4

Pathan to Symonds, no run

37.5

Pathan to Symonds, no run

37.6

Pathan to Symonds, 1 run

End of over 38 (3 runs) Australia 212/3 (11 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.57, RRR: 0.91)
A Symonds    3* (7b)      IK Pathan    7-0-34-0
DR Martyn    17* (32b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    8-0-49-0

38.1

Agarkar to Symonds, no run

38.2

Agarkar to Symonds, no run

38.3

Agarkar to Symonds, 1 run

38.4

Agarkar to Martyn, 1 run

38.5

Agarkar to Symonds, 1 wide

38.5

Agarkar to Symonds, no run

38.6

Agarkar to Symonds, 1 run

End of over 39 (4 runs) Australia 216/3 (7 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 0.63)
A Symonds    5* (12b)      AB Agarkar    9-0-53-0
DR Martyn    18* (33b 1x4)      IK Pathan    7-0-34-0

39.1

Pathan to Symonds, no run

39.2

Pathan to Symonds, 1 leg bye

39.3

Pathan to Martyn, 2 runs

39.4

Pathan to Martyn, no run

39.5

Pathan to Martyn, no run

39.6

Pathan to Martyn, no run

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 219/3 (4 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.47, RRR: 0.40)
DR Martyn    20* (37b 1x4)      IK Pathan    8-0-36-0
A Symonds    5* (14b)      AB Agarkar    9-0-53-0

40.1

Agarkar to Symonds, 5 runs

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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