3rd ODI

ACC XI v African XI

At Chennai, June 10, 2007 (day/night). Third one-day international: Asian Cricket Council XI won by 13 runs. Toss: Asian Cricket Council XI.

The Africans looked on top after reducing Asia to 72-5, but then Jayawardene and Dhoni put on 218, a record for the sixth wicket in all one-day internationals, to set up another 300-plus total. Dhoni faced only 97 balls, and collected 15 fours and five sixes. De Villiers and Sibanda started with an opening stand of 117, but the spinners - and Dhoni, who made three stumpings - put the brakes on. Kemp clattered seven sixes and put on 122 for the sixth wicket with Pollock as the Africans again came close, without quite reaching the winning post.

Man of the Match M.S. Dhoni>br> Man of the Series D.P.M.D. Jayawardene.

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