Asia Cup, 4th Match, Group B: Hong Kong v India at Karachi, Jun 25, 2008
Asia Cup - 4th match, Group B
India won by 256 runs
Played at National Stadium, Karachi (neutral venue)
25 June 2008 - night match (50-over match)
  India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Lamsam b Najeeb Amar 51 75 54 7 0 94.44
18.3 that's all over for Gambhir, he's danced down the ground but the bowler fired that into the pads, lofted that high towards square leg but that doesn't have the timing, Lamsan comes around and picks off a clean take, that was a soft dismissal and a big boost for Hong Kong 136/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c Irfan Ahmed b Najeeb Amar 78 58 44 13 2 177.27
14.3 Relief for Hong Kong. Sehwag is gone. Najeeb strikes. Sehwag rushes down the track and tries to heave it to wide long-on region but edges a dolly to backward point. 127/1
View dismissal RG Sharma run out (Nadeem Ahmed) 11 37 29 0 0 37.93
24.6 Najeeb Amar to Dhoni, And Rohit is run out. Dhoni was squared up but managed to push it to cover point. For some reason, Rohit had charged across, perhaps he wanted his captain to retain the strike, and couldn't get back in time to beat the direct hit 159/3
MS Dhoni*† not out 109 121 96 6 6 113.54
View dismissal SK Raina c Irfan Ahmed b Afzaal Haider 101 80 68 7 5 148.52
45.3 Raina charged down the track and wanted to heave it to wide long-on but edged it to over extra cover. Good catch by Irfan running back 325/4
RV Uthappa not out 15 19 9 0 1 166.66
Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 2) 9
  Total (4 wickets; 50 overs; 197 mins) 374 (7.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Afzaal Haider 6 0 72 1 12.00 8 8 3
45.3 to Raina, Raina charged down the track and wanted to heave it to wide long-on but edged it to over extra cover. Good catch by Irfan running back 325/4
  Irfan Ahmed 6 0 53 0 8.83 14 4 3 (1w)
  JPR Lamsam 2 0 27 0 13.50 2 4 1
  Nadeem Ahmed 8 0 52 0 6.50 26 6 2
View wickets Najeeb Amar 10 0 40 2 4.00 34 4 0
14.3 to Sehwag, Relief for Hong Kong. Sehwag is gone. Najeeb strikes. Sehwag rushes down the track and tries to heave it to wide long-on region but edges a dolly to backward point. 127/1
18.3 to Gambhir, that's all over for Gambhir, he's danced down the ground but the bowler fired that into the pads, lofted that high towards square leg but that doesn't have the timing, Lamsan comes around and picks off a clean take, that was a soft dismissal and a big boost for Hong Kong 136/2
  Munir Dar 10 0 55 0 5.50 22 4 1
  Skhawat Ali 8 0 68 0 8.50 11 3 4 (1w)
  Hong Kong innings (target: 375 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tabarak Dar* st †Dhoni b Chawla 21 57 37 2 0 56.75
12.3 stumped by a lovely leg break. He ran down the track, the ball dipped in front of him on the middle stump line and turned past the outside edge. Chawla was guilty in his earlier days of bowling too many googlies and not concentrating enough on the conventional one but he is making amends these days. A session with Warne recently has helped. 49/2
View dismissal Skhawat Ali lbw b Singh 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
1.3 Dead plumb. It curves in to the middle stump line and the batsman can't get his bat around the front pad in time. 4/1
View dismissal JJ Atkinson c & b Pathan 23 73 46 3 0 50.00
17.3 soft dismissal. He couldn't keep a straight drive down. The ball dipped on him and he didn't quite lean forward into the shot. 54/4
View dismissal KH Butt st †Dhoni b Chawla 4 18 15 0 0 26.66
16.2 stumped by a googly this time. He charged down the track, had a big heave, missed but Dhoni didn't 54/3
View dismissal CK Kruger st †Dhoni b Chawla 3 18 16 0 0 18.75
22.1 another stumping. This time by a big spinning leg break. It drifted in towards leg stump before turning sharply past the lunging batsman. Dhoni does the final rites. 67/5
View dismissal Irfan Ahmed run out (Singh/Pathan) 25 34 43 5 0 58.13
29.3 from Pathan, Irfan is run out. Yusuf floated it outside off stump, Irfan turned to right of square leg where RP rushed to and fired a throw to Yusuf who collected the ball awkwardly in front of the stumps but managed to break the stumps 91/6
View dismissal JPR Lamsam run out (†Dhoni/Singh) 16 34 30 3 0 53.33
33.4 from Pathan, another run out. Pushed to backward point and only Lamsam ran and he had to run back. Too late. 109/8
View dismissal Munir Dar c Pathan b Chawla 4 4 4 1 0 100.00
30.4 Wicket no 7. He top edges a slog sweep to mid-on. Another wicket for Chawla who has bowled quite a few legbreaks in this game and has got them to turn. The right arm used to go too high and in an angle, almost touching the right ear and he used to bowl lots of googlies but was unable to get the leg break to turn much. Now he has corrected his right-arm position, at times he even gets them rounder to impart more turn. 99/7
Najeeb Amar not out 13 18 16 3 0 81.25
View dismissal Afzaal Haider b Sehwag 0 8 10 0 0 0.00
36.4 does it on his own with a yorker. Really full on the middle stump and he played all around it 118/9
View dismissal Nadeem Ahmed c †Dhoni b Sehwag 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
36.5 Caught by Dhoni. It held its line after landing around the off stump line, he got a thin nick to defensive poke. Game over. 118/10
Extras (lb 2, w 7) 9
  Total (all out; 36.5 overs; 142 mins) 118 (3.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  P Kumar 5 0 21 0 4.20 20 1 0 (5w)
View wicket RP Singh 4 0 19 1 4.75 15 3 0
1.3 to Skhawat Ali, Dead plumb. It curves in to the middle stump line and the batsman can't get his bat around the front pad in time. 4/1
  MS Gony 5 1 11 0 2.20 24 1 0 (1w)
View wickets PP Chawla 10 2 23 4 2.30 50 4 0
12.3 to Tabarak Dar, stumped by a lovely leg break. He ran down the track, the ball dipped in front of him on the middle stump line and turned past the outside edge. Chawla was guilty in his earlier days of bowling too many googlies and not concentrating enough on the conventional one but he is making amends these days. A session with Warne recently has helped. 49/2
16.2 to Butt, stumped by a googly this time. He charged down the track, had a big heave, missed but Dhoni didn't 54/3
22.1 to Kruger, another stumping. This time by a big spinning leg break. It drifted in towards leg stump before turning sharply past the lunging batsman. Dhoni does the final rites. 67/5
30.4 to Munir Dar, Wicket no 7. He top edges a slog sweep to mid-on. Another wicket for Chawla who has bowled quite a few legbreaks in this game and has got them to turn. The right arm used to go too high and in an angle, almost touching the right ear and he used to bowl lots of googlies but was unable to get the leg break to turn much. Now he has corrected his right-arm position, at times he even gets them rounder to impart more turn. 99/7
View wicket YK Pathan 10 0 37 1 3.70 46 7 0 (1w)
17.3 to Atkinson, soft dismissal. He couldn't keep a straight drive down. The ball dipped on him and he didn't quite lean forward into the shot. 54/4
View wickets V Sehwag 2.5 0 5 2 1.76 15 1 0
36.4 to Afzaal Haider, does it on his own with a yorker. Really full on the middle stump and he played all around it 118/9
36.5 to Nadeem Ahmed, Caught by Dhoni. It held its line after landing around the off stump line, he got a thin nick to defensive poke. Game over. 118/10

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Points - India 2, Hong Kong 0
ODI debut - MS Gony (India)
Player of the match - SK Raina (India)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and BG Jerling (South Africa)
TV umpire - MG Silva (Sri Lanka)
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - Saleem Badar

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • India: 50 runs in 5.1 overs (31 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (G Gambhir 25, V Sehwag 21, Ex 4)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 27 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • India: 100 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 65 balls (G Gambhir 38, V Sehwag 59, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 50 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 135/1 in 18.0 overs (G Gambhir 51, RG Sharma 2)
    • India: 150 runs in 21.5 overs (131 balls), Extras 4
    • India: 200 runs in 33.3 overs (201 balls), Extras 4
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (MS Dhoni 20, SK Raina 32, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: India - 242/3 in 39.0 overs (MS Dhoni 48, SK Raina 48)
    • SK Raina: 50 off 50 balls (4 x 4)
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 64 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 250 runs in 40.3 overs (244 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 99 balls (MS Dhoni 42, SK Raina 58, Ex 2)
    • India: 300 runs in 43.5 overs (264 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 120 balls (MS Dhoni 53, SK Raina 95, Ex 5)
    • SK Raina: 100 off 66 balls (7 x 4, 5 x 6)
    • India: 350 runs in 47.4 overs (288 balls), Extras 9
    • MS Dhoni: 100 off 90 balls (5 x 4, 6 x 6)
    • Innings Break: India - 374/4 in 50.0 overs (MS Dhoni 109, RV Uthappa 15)
    • Hong Kong innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Hong Kong: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (81 balls), Extras 5
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Hong Kong - 54/2 in 16.0 overs (JJ Atkinson 23, KH Butt 4)
    • Hong Kong: 100 runs in 31.2 overs (195 balls), Extras 9
 
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