Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.2 Stunner from Kemp at second slip. Sehwag is gone. It kicked up from short of length, on the off stump line, Sehwag tries to punch it through the line, gets an outside edge and it flies low to the right of Kemp who dives to grab it inches off the turf. The camera pans to a girl in the crowd. She is shocked. 'Out aa??', she screams as her hands cover her mouth in disbelief. The crowd-puller is gone. The heat has gone up 8/1
    5.5 Gotcha! Jayasuriya holes out to long leg. Quite similar to the one that he spanked for a six- again short and at the ribs, Jayasuriya swivels and short-arm pulls it straight to the man in the deep. The openers are back in the hut. 30/2
    9.3 Another stunner from the Africans. This time it is AB de Villiers. Short and outside off, Tharanga carves it to left of de Villiers. at point, who takes a step and goes airborne and watches the ball sail into his cupped palms. 45/3
    16.4 Another one goes down. Dragged on. Short in length, outside off, Yuvraj's bat comes down outside the line as he tries to force it away off the back foot, gets a inside edge and the timber is disturbed. 72/5
    11.4 aggression doesnt pay this time, as he comes down the track and drives one straight into the hands of mid-on inside the circle to give Ongondo his third! 51/4
    46.2 Against the run of play, Mahela falls. Moves outside leg stump, giving himself some room, but slices a full-pitched delivery on the off stump straight to point. The crowd get on their feet to applaud. The players do the same in the dressing room. 290/6
    not out
    47.5 banged in short, on the off stump line and Mortaza has a heave across the line, doesn't time well and balloons it to deep midwicket region 309/7
    48.3 Joy for Morne. A length-delivery crashes through the defence of Harbhajan and knocks out the bails on the leg stump. 315/8
    not out
    16 (b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 8)
    331/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.62)
    Did not bat: Mohammad Asif
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Virender Sehwag, 2.2 ov), 2-30 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 5.5 ov), 3-45 (Upul Tharanga, 9.3 ov), 4-51 (Mohammad Yousuf, 11.4 ov), 5-72 (Yuvraj Singh, 16.4 ov), 6-290 (Mahela Jayawardene, 46.2 ov), 7-309 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 47.5 ov), 8-315 (Harbhajan Singh, 48.3 ov)
    M Morkel1005035.00366102
    PJ Ongondo1023533.50402120
    E Chigumbura1007727.70289300
    JM Kemp20904.5071000
    J Botha1014904.90283100
    SO Tikolo4059014.7518210
    V Sibanda2024012.0014000
    AB de Villiers2022011.0031110
    18.2 Rafique strikes, looking to go over the extra-cover....gets the outside edge and goes to short thirdman...Mortaza walks a few feet and takes the catch low down 117/1
    22.2 Rafique da strikes. He saw Sibanda, who played really well for his 45, charging, dragged back the length, just outside off to beat the bat and Dhoni did the rest. Triple-strike by Rafique has pegged back Africa's progress. 138/3
    18.3 Two in two balls.....goes first ball. Dippenaar was looking to drive the ball through the extra-cover, can only mistime the shot straight into the hands of Yuvraj at extra-cover 117/2
    27.6 Fab doosra. Tikolo is beaten comprehensively. It landed just outside off stump, Tikolo lunges forward, dragging his feet out of the crease while playing for the one turning in but it goes the other way and Dhoni whips the bails off in time. 149/4
    45.5 The crafty Rafique da cleans up Kemp, puts Asia ahead. Yorker. On the middle line and Kemp, who tried his darn best to make a game out this, played all over it. 281/6
    31.1 Dhoni is on a roll here! Boucher steps out in an effort to work the ball away towards square leg but fails to make contact and the ball rolls behind off the pad, Dhoni stretches across to his left, gathers the ball with his left hand and drags the ball on to the stumps. Boucher tried his best to get back in but he is just short of his crease. This is glove work at its best 159/5
    not out
    47.2 And then they were three. Chigumbura has a wild heave across the line, Harbhajan had slowed the pace of the delivery - doosra incidentally, and Chigumbura is through with his shot early and the ball goes on to disturb the timber. 290/7
    not out
    19 (lb 9, nb 1, w 9)
    318/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-117 (AB de Villiers, 18.2 ov), 2-117 (Boeta Dippenaar, 18.3 ov), 3-138 (Vusi Sibanda, 22.2 ov), 4-149 (Steve Tikolo, 27.6 ov), 5-159 (Mark Boucher, 31.1 ov), 6-281 (Justin Kemp, 45.5 ov), 7-290 (Elton Chigumbura, 47.2 ov)
    Mohammad Asif1016206.20378121
    Mashrafe Mortaza915105.66344210
    Mohammad Rafique1006546.50305310
    ST Jayasuriya1007307.30254400
    Harbhajan Singh1004834.80320310
    Yuvraj Singh1010010.0001000

Match Details


Asia XI , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Asia XI won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

10 June 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Return of the doosra

    Harbhajan Singh's 3 for 49 wasn't the stand-out performance of the day, but it was a crucial for the offspinner ahead of an important season ahead

  • Dhoni powers Asia home

    A promising start by Africa's bowlers swiftly dissipated into another run-fest as Mahela Jayawardene and Mahendra Singh Dhoni provided direction and then aggression to set up Asia's third win of the Afro-Asia Cup at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • Asia aim for clean sweep

    Asia aim for the clean sweep in Chennai

  • Sehwag strives to get better

    Virender Sehwag has been working hard of late to iron out the flaws in his batting

Africa XI 2nd innings Partnerships

1st117V SibandaAB de Villiers
2nd0HH DippenaarV Sibanda
3rd21SO TikoloV Sibanda
4th11SO TikoloJM Kemp
5th10MV BoucherJM Kemp
6th122SM PollockJM Kemp
7th9SM PollockE Chigumbura
8th28SM PollockJ Botha