Result
1st Final (D/N), Sydney, Mar 2 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
239/8
(45.5/50 ov, target 240)
242/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AC Gilchrist c Yuvraj Singh b Kumar771310100.00
ML Hayden c Chawla b Harbhajan Singh828811510093.18
RT Ponting (c) b Kumar1570020.00
MJ Clarke c †Dhoni b I Sharma4871050.00
A Symonds c Kumar b Harbhajan Singh3144714070.45
MEK Hussey run out (†Dhoni/Pathan)4567872067.16
JR Hopes c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh1537401040.54
GB Hogg not out2331470074.19
B Lee c RG Sharma b Pathan1710930170.00
MG Johnson not out631200200.00
Extras(b 1, w 7)8
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.78)239/8
Did not bat: NW Bracken 
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Adam Gilchrist, 2.4 ov), 2-19 (Ricky Ponting, 4.2 ov), 3-24 (Michael Clarke, 5.5 ov), 4-124 (Andrew Symonds, 23.1 ov), 5-135 (Matthew Hayden, 27.3 ov), 6-173 (James Hopes, 38.5 ov), 7-212 (Michael Hussey, 46.6 ov), 8-231 (Brett Lee, 48.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
P Kumar1014924.90345010
I Sharma803214.00303010
IK Pathan706319.001711010
Harbhajan Singh1003823.80322020
PP Chawla1003303.30330020
Yuvraj Singh401814.50101000
RG Sharma10505.0010000
India Innings (target: 240 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
RV Uthappa c Hussey b Hopes1733742051.51
SR Tendulkar not out11712023510097.50
G Gambhir run out (Johnson/Hopes)3490075.00
Yuvraj Singh  b Hogg1021331047.61
RG Sharma  b Hopes66871086075.86
MS Dhoni (c) †not out15122130125.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 6)14
TOTAL(45.5 Ov, RR: 5.28)242/4
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Robin Uthappa, 10.6 ov), 2-56 (Gautam Gambhir, 12.4 ov), 3-87 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.5 ov), 4-210 (Rohit Sharma, 41.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
B Lee903303.66320032
NW Bracken804205.25284000
MG Johnson1007007.00259020
JR Hopes8.504224.75306000
GB Hogg703815.42173010
MJ Clarke301103.6680000
MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank Series 2008
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultIndia led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2688
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00
Match days2 March 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
MATCH NOTES
Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (70 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (ML Hayden 37, A Symonds 14, Ex 0)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 43 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 83/3 in 15.0 overs (ML Hayden 53, A Symonds 16)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Australia: 100 runs in 17.1 overs (106 balls), Extras 3
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 105 balls (ML Hayden 67, A Symonds 31, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 33.1 overs (205 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Australia - 159/5 in 36.0 overs (MEK Hussey 18, JR Hopes 10)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (278 balls), Extras 8
  • Innings Break: Australia - 239/8 in 50.0 overs (GB Hogg 23, MG Johnson 6)
India innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • India: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (67 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (RV Uthappa 17, SR Tendulkar 28, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: India - 63/2 in 15.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 37, Yuvraj Singh 1)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 56 balls (4 x 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 21.3 overs (135 balls), Extras 7
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (SR Tendulkar 22, RG Sharma 27, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: India - 138/3 in 30.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 73, RG Sharma 27)
  • India: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 8
  • RG Sharma: 50 off 70 balls (5 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 114 balls (SR Tendulkar 43, RG Sharma 53, Ex 5)
  • India: 200 runs in 39.4 overs (244 balls), Extras 12
  • SR Tendulkar: 100 off 106 balls (8 x 4)