England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley
September 3, 2007
Ganguly's day out, Dhoni's record, and 5000 for Yuvraj
Statistical highlights of the fifth ODI between England and India at Headingley
Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni starred in India's win at Headingley
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Sourav Ganguly came up with a Man-of-the-Match performance in his 300th ODI. He bagged two crucial breakthroughs in his economical spell of 26 runs from seven overs to dent England's chase, after his 59 and 116-run opening stand with Sachin Tendulkar had set up the platform for a 300-plus total. Ganguly now needs one more wicket to join the exclusive club of players - only Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya are its members so far - having 10,000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to record six dismissals in an ODI. He equalled the record held previously by Adam Gilchrist, Mark Boucher, Ridley Jacobs and Alec Stewart. Dhoni also had a hand in all the first five England wickets to fall, a feat previously achieved only by Gilchrist against New Zealand in Christchurch in 2002.
During his brisk 72 off 57 balls, Yuvraj Singh went past the 5000-run mark in ODIs. He is the sixth Indian batsman to do so. Yuvraj brought up his 30th ODI fifty, 23 of which have resulted in wins for India. Yuvraj has 5063 runs from 181 matches, at an average of 36.42.
After a remarkable outing in the fourth ODI at Old Trafford, where he picked up his career-best batting and bowling figures, Stuart Broad had a terrible game at Headingley, scoring 1 after a 10-over spell in which he conceded 84 runs, the second-highest in an ODI by a England bowler. The highest also came at Headingley, when Steve Harmison was taken to the cleaners, giving away 97 runs against Sri Lanka last year.
Tendulkar and Ganguly's 116-run partnership for the first wicket is their third century stand in the nine innings in which they have opened the batting this year, the previous two coming against South Africa in Belfast, and in the second ODI of the ongoing series in Bristol.
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