Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJG Sammy
23(38) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 5 0 5 2
V Kohli
79(104) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 1 0 11 1 11

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O6.0
M1
R27
W1
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O9.0
M3
R22
W3
Eco2.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

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

  • 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

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJG Sammy
23(38) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 5 0 5 2
V Kohli
79(104) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 1 0 11 1 11

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O6.0
M1
R27
W1
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Kumar
O9.0
M3
R22
W3
Eco2.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803