Result
1st Match (D/N), Sharjah, Dec 11 1997, Akai-Singer Champions Trophy
250
(49.3/50 ov, target 251)
243
England won by 7 runs
Player Of The Match
England Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AD Brown c Ganguly b Kuruvilla1825352072.00
AJ Stewart c Azharuddin b Kumble11611115691104.50
NV Knight c Kumble b Chauhan4260672170.00
GA Hick  b Kuruvilla3242472176.19
AJ Hollioake (c) b Kuruvilla46100066.66
MA Ealham run out (Tendulkar)916310056.25
GP Thorpe run out (Jadeja)3440075.00
MV Fleming c †Karim b Srinath916130056.25
DR Brown c Tendulkar b Srinath611180054.54
RDB Croft c Kuruvilla b Srinath6871075.00
DW Headley not out11300100.00
Extras(lb 3, w 1)4
TOTAL(49.5 Ov, RR: 5.01)250
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Ali Brown), 2-131 (Nick Knight), 3-209 (Graeme Hick), 4-211 (Alec Stewart), 5-215 (Adam Hollioake), 6-218 (Graham Thorpe), 7-232 (Matthew Fleming), 8-237 (Mark Ealham), 9-248 (Robert Croft), 10-250 (Dougie Brown)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
J Srinath8.503734.18---00
A Kuruvilla1005035.00---10
A Kumble1005315.30---00
RR Singh603405.66---00
SC Ganguly201407.00---01
RK Chauhan903513.88---00
SR Tendulkar402406.00---00
India Innings (target: 251 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SS Karim c Croft b Headley2934475085.29
SC Ganguly  b Ealham2941544070.73
NS Sidhu c Hollioake b Ealham313120023.07
SR Tendulkar (c)st †Stewart b Fleming918714642104.59
M Azharuddin c Headley b Hollioake319220015.78
A Jadeja c Thorpe b Fleming5069761072.46
RR Singh lbw b Fleming1214210185.71
A Kumble run out (Knight/†Stewart)2370066.66
RK Chauhan  b Fleming12122200100.00
J Srinath  b Headley3760042.85
A Kuruvilla not out11400100.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 3)8
TOTAL(49.3 Ov, RR: 4.9)243
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Saba Karim), 2-64 (Sourav Ganguly), 3-65 (Navjot Sidhu), 4-74 (Mohammad Azharuddin), 5-182 (Ajay Jadeja), 6-207 (Robin Singh), 7-221 (Anil Kumble), 8-232 (Sachin Tendulkar), 9-237 (Javagal Srinath), 10-243 (Rajesh Chauhan)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DR Brown704406.28---10
DW Headley903824.22---13
MA Ealham1004324.30---10
AJ Hollioake913814.22---00
RDB Croft503206.40---00
MV Fleming9.304544.73---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesAkai-Singer Champions Trophy 1997
Player Of The Match
Alec Stewart
Match numberODI no. 1259
Season1997/98
Match days11 December 1997 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Matthew Fleming
Dougie Brown
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
K.T.Francis
TV Umpire
Cyril Mitchley
Match Referee
Peter Burge
PointsEngland 2, India 0