Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
139(97) 15x4 - 5x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 8 2 0 7 3 12 16
JM Kemp
86(76) 3x4 - 7x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 5 3 0 0 1 9 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Rafique
O10.0
M0
R65
W4
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Ongondo
O10.0
M2
R35
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 9 Runs | Afr: 318/7

  • SM Pollock58 (49b)
  • J Botha18 (9b)
  • Harbhajan Singh10-0-48-3
  • ST Jayasuriya10-0-73-0

Dhoni butchered 139 while Mahela stitched a classy ton as Asia piled up a massive total. Africa tried gamely to chase, with Kemp peppering the long on boundary, but they fell short in the end. It was party time at Chepauk; over 600 runs and 22 sixes were hit as the batsmen feasted. Rafique and Harbhajan shared seven wickets between them to check Africa.

Man-of-the-Match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Man of the Series: Mahela Jayawardene

Please do tune in to the England v West Indies game. That's it from me. Good bye and Good Luck.

49.6
1
Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, 1 run, Asia have cleaned up the series. Full and on the stumps, Pollock backs away, drills but straight to long off. The players from both team shake hands. Mahela is out there, congratulating Rafique in particular. Celebration in the Asian camp.

Mathew again: "Highest match aggregate at Chennai, beating the 643 scored yesterday.."

Raajesh sends us a chuckle. "next time around kemp and dhoni need DGCA permission before batting....low flying aircraft are at risk"

49.5
6
Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, SIX runs, Please whistle. That's the 22nd six of the night. Full and straight and Pollock manages to get under the ball and drills it over long on
49.4
1
Harbhajan Singh to Botha, 1 run, low full-toss, on the middle, Botha shapes to play it across the line, gets a leading edge to cover region
49.3
0
Harbhajan Singh to Botha, no run, yet another strangling delivery, in the blockhole length, jabbed back to the bowler

Mathew opens the Bhaji file: "Before today's game, Harbhajan had not picked up 3 wickets or more in 17 matches.

49.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, 1 run, again right up there at the yorker length, driven to long off
49.1
0
Harbhajan Singh to Pollock, no run, dot ball. On the off and middle,driven abck to the bowler

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
139(97) 15x4 - 5x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 8 2 0 7 3 12 16
JM Kemp
86(76) 3x4 - 7x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 5 3 0 0 1 9 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Rafique
O10.0
M0
R65
W4
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Ongondo
O10.0
M2
R35
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF