Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.1 and he strikes first ball! A nippy, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Gayle is fairly leaden-footed, basically plodding the foot an inch or two in front of the stumps, and is rapped dead in front, though there was a noise, suggesting an inside edge....but no, replays show there was no inside edge, it was a legitimate decision from the umpire 5/1
    48.2 India go 2-0 up! Full and fast outside off stump, the Zaheer special, to which Chanderpaul loses it all and slogs across the line, missing it and hearing the death rattle behind him 169/10
    14.1 short of a length outside off stump, Chanderpaul runs that nicely in the gap behind point, runs one, Smith wants the second, it was there for the taking, but Chanderpaul isnt interested, and as Smith turns to run back, he loses balance and falls down smack in the middle of the pitch, and Dhoni whips off the bails! 41/2
    15.5 gone! Tossed up one middle and off, Samuels gets half forward and plays off the front leg, and the ball just flies off the inside edge into the hands of Gambhir at forward short leg, Bhajji strikes early! 42/3
    26.2 gone! Powar tosses it up, lovely rotation on that ball, Bravo lunges forward in defence but plays with a slightly angled bat and Gambhir at forward short leg gobbles up the catch off the inside edge 85/4
    26.6 bowled 'em! Powar tosses up another lethal ripper that pitches outside off stump and spins in a mile and Morton, clueless, prods half-forward and leaves it alone, only to look on in horror as the ball curls in to knock back off stump, classic offspinner's dismissal 89/5
    37.2 Tendulkar strikes with an innocuous delivery! It was short and turning away from Smith but he rocks back, eyeing the on side, and only succeeds in getting under the stroke and holing out to Powar at wide long-on 139/6
    40.6 cleaned him up with the last ball of his spell! Tossed up invitingly again, and an impetuous Ramdin charges down the track and heaves across the line, but as he's done all evening Powar gets this to spin in sharply and it disturbs the furniture! 151/7
    45.3 looped down quicker outside off stump and it stops and turns away, Bradshaw is in no position to play at it in an aggressive manner, which he does, trying some sort of initial cut/slap and through he tries to withdraw the bat, he ends up spooning a simple catch to Gambhir at point 163/8
    46.4 RUN OUT! Short of a length outside off stump, he dabs it fine down to Joginder at third man, who misfields the ball first, encouraging the batsmen to think about the second - what to they always say in school? NEVER run on a misfield, but some people dont learn. Chanderpaul starts off for the second, then sees Joginder throwing the ball back to Dhoni and sends Powell back, but he is caught well short of his crease 166/9
    not out
    14 (b 6, lb 3, w 5)
    169 all out (48.2 Overs, RR: 3.49)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (CH Gayle, 1.1 ov), 2-41 (DS Smith, 14.1 ov), 3-42 (MN Samuels, 15.5 ov), 4-85 (DJ Bravo, 26.2 ov), 5-89 (RS Morton, 26.6 ov), 6-139 (DR Smith, 37.2 ov), 7-151 (D Ramdin, 40.6 ov), 8-163 (IDR Bradshaw, 45.3 ov), 9-166 (DBL Powell, 46.4 ov), 10-169 (S Chanderpaul, 48.2 ov)
    Z Khan8.202513.00342000
    AB Agarkar8.022312.87352030
    Joginder Sharma4.001604.00173000
    Harbhajan Singh10.032912.90423000
    RR Powar10.004234.20391310
    SR Tendulkar8.002523.12311010

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 4-match series 2-0

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

24 January 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

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