Result
2nd Final (D/N), Sydney, Feb 8 2004, VB Series
359/5
(33.2/50 ov, target 360)
151
Australia won by 208 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Australia359/5(50 overs)
Matthew Hayden126 (122)
Ashish Nehra2/63(10)
Irfan Pathan2/75(10)
India151(33.2 overs)
33.2
w
Williams to Balaji, OUT
L Balaji b Williams 2 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00
33.1
Williams to Balaji, no run
end of over 3315 runs
INDIA: 151/9CRR: 4.57 • RRR: 12.29 • Need 209 from 16.4ov
Ashish Nehra14 (4)
Lakshmipathy Balaji2 (8)
Jason Gillespie9-1-52-2
Brad Williams6-1-12-1
32.6
6
Gillespie to Nehra, SIX runs
32.5
4
Gillespie to Nehra, FOUR runs
32.4
Gillespie to Nehra, no run
32.3
4
Gillespie to Nehra, FOUR runs
32.2
1
Gillespie to Balaji, 1 run
32.1
Gillespie to Balaji, no run
end of over 322 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 136/9CRR: 4.25 • RRR: 12.44 • Need 224 from 16.4ov
Lakshmipathy Balaji1 (6)
Brad Williams6-1-12-1
Jason Gillespie8-1-37-2
31.6
w
Williams to Kartik, OUT
M Kartik c †Gilchrist b Williams 23 (32m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 92.00
31.5
1
Williams to Balaji, 1 run
31.4
Williams to Balaji, no run
31.3
Williams to Balaji, no run
31.2
1
Williams to Kartik, 1 run
31.1
Williams to Kartik, no run
end of over 3111 runs
INDIA: 134/8CRR: 4.32 • RRR: 11.89 • Need 226 from 16.4ov
Lakshmipathy Balaji0 (3)
Murali Kartik22 (22)
Jason Gillespie8-1-37-2
Brett Lee10-1-39-2
30.6
Gillespie to Balaji, no run
30.5
1
Gillespie to Kartik, 1 run
30.4
2
Gillespie to Kartik, 2 runs
30.3
Gillespie to Kartik, no run
Best performances - batsmen
ML Hayden
126 runs (122)
11 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
38 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
8373328141815
DR Martyn
67 runs (76)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
5581513786
Best performances - bowlers
BA Williams
O
6.2
M
1
R
12
W
2
Eco
1.89
IJ Harvey
O
5
M
2
R
30
W
2
Eco
6.00
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesVB Series 2004
Player Of The Match
Matthew Hayden
Player Of The Series
Adam Gilchrist
Series resultAustralia won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2098
Season2003/04
Match days8 February 2004 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd