Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    20.5 stops on the shot, the batsman popping up towards mid-off as the ball comes in on middle, the leg-cutter, and Hopes races round to take a straightforward, palms-up catch 94/1
    39.2 comes down the track and pops up a soft push towards Ponting at short mid-on who takes a few steps, takes off and dives forward to take a brilliant catch 205/4
    25.2 outside off again, Gambhir comes down the track and drives very hard indeed high and out towards long-on where Johnson, his face full of set-jawed determination, takes the catch 121/2
    34.6 short ball outside off, Yuvraj takes the bait and goes hard with a pull down Hayden's throat at deep midwicket 175/3
    47.6 chipped out a full ball from in line with middle, doesn't get enough middle on it and Clarke takes a comfortable catch 240/7
    41.1 hangs it out there outside off, the batsman drives on the up to the covers and Symonds snaps a sharp chance 209/5
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    24
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    60.00
    47.2 slower ball cleans him up, the batsman looks to pull it off the back foot, completely times it wrongly and the ball comes in a touch to take off and middle 237/6
    48.5 not much doubt about this one, Harbhajan looking to pull and it would have hit middle stump squarely, not much thinking required from the umpire, there 249/8
    49.3 low full toss aiming in on leg and the batsman forces out to the covers where Ponting holds on, the ball coming out of the sun, and he lost it for a second 255/9
    not out
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    8
    2
    1
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    300.00
    not out
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    4
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    17 (lb 5, w 12)
    TOTAL
    258/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-94 (RV Uthappa, 20.5 ov), 2-121 (G Gambhir, 25.2 ov), 3-175 (Yuvraj Singh, 34.6 ov), 4-205 (SR Tendulkar, 39.2 ov), 5-209 (RG Sharma, 41.1 ov), 6-237 (IK Pathan, 47.2 ov), 7-240 (MS Dhoni, 47.6 ov), 8-249 (Harbhajan Singh, 48.5 ov), 9-255 (P Kumar, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee1005815.80325110
    NW Bracken913133.44331000
    SR Clark603215.33142010
    MG Johnson603305.50213080
    JR Hopes602003.33210000
    MJ Clarke1005235.20283110
    A Symonds302719.0072110
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 and he's walked! Praveen Kumar has done the trick again, starts outside off and moving a shade away, tentative poke from Gilchrist and the ball kisses the outside edge on its way to the keeper, big appeal and he is on his way, Praveen can't contain his excitement, dream start for India, Gilchrist walks off to a rousing ovation, probably for the last time in a one-dayer 2/1
    25.4 got him! Symonds pushes into the covers, Yuvraj does the work, throwing the ball back in to Harbhajan who takes the stumps as Hayden can't back in at the non-striker's end 121/4
    2.3 got 'em, now then, now then, short and outside off, Ponting goes for the pull and can't get hold of it, spoons an easy catch to Yuvraj at mid-on, that seemed to stop on him a bit, Yuvraj can't contain his excitement, Kumar is cock-a-hoop, what a start for him, someone must be planning a party in Meerut today 8/2
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    77.27
    8.6 castled! that one kept low and Kumar's straighter one beats Clarke's defences, slightly short of a length, Clarke tries the pull but that ball shoots through, it's straight and rocks back off-stump, big blow for Australia, signs of up and down, India on a roll now 32/3
    25.6 outside off, turns back a fair way and traps Symonds on the pad low and in front of middle and off, the batsman bending over the ball and it would have gone on to take middle 123/5
    41.6 width and short outside off and Hussey cuts hard off the back foot, sending through a thick snick of an under edge to Dhoni who took it and started celebrating 199/6
    49.4 outside off and Hopes drives it up to Chawla at mid-on who takes the catch calmly and India win! 249/10
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    58.33
    46.4 cleans him up this time with the slower one, Lee going for the huge pull across the line and the ball crashes on to the sticks 228/7
    48.2 got him! A big edge through to Dhoni off the back foot, Sreesanth gets another wicket in similar fashion, a short ball way outside off, Johnson goes for the huge pull to midwicket and the under edge slicks through to the keeper 238/8
    49.2 full delivery comes in slow on off, Bracken swipes it up to midwicket where a pedalling Chawla runs over and takes it over his head at the second grasp 247/9
    not out
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    Extras
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    249 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 5.01)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (AC Gilchrist, 0.3 ov), 2-8 (RT Ponting, 2.3 ov), 3-32 (MJ Clarke, 8.6 ov), 4-121 (ML Hayden, 25.4 ov), 5-123 (A Symonds, 25.6 ov), 6-199 (MEK Hussey, 41.6 ov), 7-228 (B Lee, 46.4 ov), 8-238 (MG Johnson, 48.2 ov), 9-247 (NW Bracken, 49.2 ov), 10-249 (JR Hopes, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar1024644.60375000
    S Sreesanth904324.77322120
    IK Pathan8.405426.23244040
    Harbhajan Singh1004414.40334010
    PP Chawla904505.00282100
    Yuvraj Singh301505.0071000

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the best-of-3-finals 2-0

Player of the match

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Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.15 start, First Session 13.15-16.45 Interval 16.45-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00

Match days

4 March 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

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