7th Match, Karachi, Jun 28 2008, Super Four (N), Asia Cup
(43.2/50 ov, target 284)
India won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
INDIA Innings
Full commentary

Stay on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Ash: "I would like to congratulate Alok Kapali for his brilliant hundred and also Tamim. Gambhir and Raina played well." On dropped catches: "They are trying their best and I think it's part of the game."

Man of the Match: Suresh Raina "I am really happy the way I have played these three matches. Gautham was playing very well out there and I just wanted to stay there and give him company. I decided to play my shots when the ball is in my slot."

Dhoni: "It was a tough game the moment we started as in the last 84 hours we have played 36 hours of cricket. I was disappointed some what with the fast bowlers as they bowled too full or too short. The spinners bowled very well. Raina's back to back centuries is some achievement." On dropped catches: "It's not only my team as you see most teams are dropping catches on this ground! Perhaps, it's because of playing back to back games. Ojha bowled really well, flighted and varied his pace. A very good debut. It's good sign that Sehwag, Gambhir and Raina have got runs but we need to keep it going and score in the final."

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Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run
quicker, on the middle and leg, turned to fine leg for the single that does the job for India. Raina has hit 300-run mark in this tournament and India have registered yet another emphatic victory.
Abdur Razzak to Raina, 2 runs
slower through the air, turning in from outside off stump, Raina goes back to push it through extra cover for couple of runs
Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 wide
wide down the leg side
end of over 4312 runs
INDIA: 280/3CRR: 6.51 • RRR: 0.57 • Need 4 runs from 42b
Yuvraj Singh36 (35)
Suresh Raina113 (105)
Shahadat Hossain9-0-60-2
Abdur Razzak9-0-55-0
Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, no run
on a length, around off stump, guided to backward point. He was looking to have a go at anything full or short, was in to his position but saw that this was a good length delivery and tried to take a single to third man but couldn't beat the backward point fielder
Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 run
bangs it short, on the middle and off, Raina doesn't do his half-duck, half-sway routine this time but stays adjacent to the line, gets on his toes and steers to third man
Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
outside off stump, punched to the off side
Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, SIX runs
Magnificent blow over midwicket. It was short of length and moving towards off stump but Yuvraj pulled it violently over midwicket boundary. Six no 96 in ODIs for Yuvraj.
Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, no run
fuller, on a length, slanted across Yuvraj who tries to lift it over covers but can't get wood on leather
Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs
hurls across a bouncer on leg and middle line, Yuvraj pulled it very well to deep backward square leg boundary. He got top of it really well and hit it to the ground
end of over 4211 runs
INDIA: 268/3CRR: 6.38 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 16 runs from 48b
Yuvraj Singh25 (30)
Suresh Raina112 (104)
Abdur Razzak9-0-55-0
Shahadat Hossain8-0-48-2
Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
leans forward to drive a single down to long-on.
Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 leg bye
floated full on the leg stump line, Raina doesn't connect with the swing across the line and they will take the leg bye
Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run
inside edges a pull to short fine-leg region
Abdur Razzak to Raina, SIX runs
waltzes down the track and scythes a lofted delivery over long-off
Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye
shaped to slog sweep but saw the fuller length, tried to adjust by paddling it away, missed and it bobbed off his pad over Rahim's head
Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide
wide down the leg side
Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run
floated outside off, slog swept to deep midwicket where Reza fumbles but recovers quickly
end of over 416 runs
INDIA: 257/3CRR: 6.26 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 27 runs from 54b
Yuvraj Singh24 (28)
Suresh Raina105 (100)
Shahadat Hossain8-0-48-2
Abdur Razzak8-0-46-0
Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, no run
on a length, around off stump, slanting away from Yuvraj who pushes it to point