Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A seven-wicket win over West Indies, who end their tournament without a win. They came here a depleted side and have done well in patches. Their defence of a small total against Pakistan was promising until Umar Akmal and Afridi finished it off. Then against Australia they had them seven down before Johnson went berserk. Here they just failed to bat well. Remains to be seen what happens when they go home, regarding the contracts saga. Their fast bowlers have really impressed in South Africa.

As for India, well they played poorly against Pakistan and were denied a chance to press on when it rained in the Australia match. Things did not look good for them when rain struck. They came here needing to win handsomely and for Pakistan to beat Australia but that happened and shortly into India's chase it was confirmed that they were out. Countless fans are disappointed, no doubt. It must be noted that India were without some key players, but I don't know how much consolation that will be for passionate Indian fans.

Reifer: "We didn't get a lot of runs. Teams lose a lot of wickets in the first 15-20 overs and that dictates things. Our batting has been inexperienced and we have to work on that. We bowled and fielded well. Tonge and Miller were very good. We have a lot of positives to take back home. As we go far from here the guys have to look at their game."

Dhoni: "I just played three balls in the Champions Trophy. We could have won the first game but didn't. To get into the groove is important; you can practice hard and all but you have to get into the mood in the games. PK started brilliantly and Ashish has been the pick of our bowlers. Bhajji and Mishra did well. We came back well against Australia and again I am pleased with the bowlers. It was swinging a bit so I thought why not give myself a bowl? Next is the Australia series, so be prepared for it."

Kohli is Man of the Match: "I am hitting the ball well for the past few months and I was confident of going out and scoring runs. If you score good runs at a good level it gives you confidence and urges you to do well in the future. I have learned to become more patient at the crease and its paying off. It was a good track but it was doing a bit, Roach was bowling quick. It was tough work but I enjoyed it out there."

That is it from the presentation ceremony and that is it from all of us at Cricinfo. Thanks for joining us again. The first semi-final is on October 2 between Australia and England. Do come back and see us then. Bye for now!

32.1
1
Miller to Kohli, 1 run, comes out and mistimes the drive but manages to beat mid-off for a single that gets India to their only win in the tournament, Kohli finishing unbeaten on 79

END OF OVER:
32 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 129/3 (1 run required from 17.5 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 0.05)

  • AM Nayar0 (7b)
  • V Kohli78 (103b)
  • GC Tonge10-0-36-1
  • NO Miller3-0-19-0

Gopal: "passing a comment is the easiest job done.i don't think any team will be chastised just for the sake of one loss.hope sanity prevails over enthusiastic fans."

31.6
0
Tonge to Nayar, no run, very full on leg stump and Nayar turns it to midwicket

Scores are tied ...

31.5
1
Tonge to Kohli, 1 run, another attempted yorker on the stumps, worked past square leg
31.4
0
Tonge to Kohli, no run, uses his wrists and on-drives the ball to midwicket
31.3
0
Tonge to Kohli, no run, good yorker, just manages to skim the bat and stops in its tracks

Chandu: "Come on guys, enough of the criticism. Our team is doing good for quite sometime now. The current Test Team does'nt look to loose at-all. And slowly we will pick in ODI's. We are sitting on Rank 1 or 2 not for no reason."

31.2
2
Tonge to Kohli, 2 runs, top-edges a pull to a short ball and safely beats midwicket
31.1
4
Tonge to Kohli, FOUR runs, slower ball ends up a low full toss which he puts away past midwicket

Good effort from Kohli. He took his time before opening up. India need eight more.

END OF OVER:
31 | 11 Runs | INDIA: 122/3 (8 runs required from 17.5 overs, RR: 3.93, RRR: 0.42)

  • V Kohli71 (98b)
  • AM Nayar0 (6b)
  • NO Miller3-0-19-0
  • GC Tonge9-0-29-1
30.6
1
Miller to Kohli, 1 run, goes back again and drives it back to Miller, who misfields
30.5
0
Miller to Kohli, no run, makes room and punches the ball to short cover
30.4
4
Miller to Kohli, FOUR runs, rocks back and slaps a short ball between midwicket and mid-on
30.3
0
Miller to Kohli, no run, cuts and misses
30.2
0
Miller to Kohli, no run, flatter ball drifts down the pads and he gets a small leading edge as he shapes to work it to midwicket
30.1
6
Miller to Kohli, SIX runs, comes out and gives it some stick, sending it high over mid-off for six

END OF OVER:
30 | 2 Runs | INDIA: 111/3 (19 runs required from 17.5 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 0.95)

  • AM Nayar0 (6b)
  • V Kohli60 (92b)
  • GC Tonge9-0-29-1
  • NO Miller2-0-8-0

Dheeraj: "I think the criticism is unfair. We are crashing out after having lost just one match. You can't call the Australia match because as we have seen throughout the tournament, matches have had their shares of twists and turns. As for the ads, why would any sane person turn down the offer to earn money in an otherwise fickle employment system where you could be kicked out for one bad performance. Remember, it is us viewers who idolize these players therefore paving the foundations for these ads."

29.6
0
Tonge to Nayar, no run, fuller and wider and he leaves it be for Fletcher
29.5
0
Tonge to Nayar, no run, change of pace and length, Nayar feels for the shorter ball and misses, then it doesn't carry to Fletcher
29.4
0
Tonge to Nayar, no run, comes forward and defends the ball to the off side
29.3
0
Tonge to Nayar, no run, slower ball outside leg which Nayar turns to midwicket
29.2
1
Tonge to Kohli, 1 run, works a short of a length ball behind square leg for one
29.2
1w
Tonge to Kohli, 1 wide, bangs in a short ball that flies to Fletcher behind the stumps
29.1
0
Tonge to Kohli, no run, comes onto the front foot and pushes the ball to cover

END OF OVER:
29 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 109/3 (21 runs required from 17.5 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 1.00)

  • V Kohli59 (90b)
  • AM Nayar0 (2b)
  • NO Miller2-0-8-0
  • GC Tonge8-0-27-1

Apoorv Singhal comes up with his ditty: "O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The rain saves us the shame of losing two on the run, The port is near, the bells I hear, the Oz horns are blaring, While follow eyes the steady keel, the media grim and daring."

28.6
1
Miller to Kohli, 1 run, goes back and works the ball toward midwicket for one
28.5
0
Miller to Kohli, no run, flashes a cut and misses
28.4
2
Miller to Kohli, 2 runs, uses his feet and hammers the ball along the ground past Miller out to long-off
28.3
0
Miller to Kohli, no run, tosses it up and gets some turn, Kohli starts pressing forward but then goes back to push the ball to cover
28.2
2
Miller to Kohli, 2 runs, short and he gets back to hit the ball firmly to the off side

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7G GambhirKD Karthik
2nd5R DravidKD Karthik
3rd92KD KarthikV Kohli
4th26AM NayarV Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798