1st Match (D/N), Bengaluru, June 06, 2007, Afro-Asia Cup
(47.5/50 ov, T:318) 283

Asia XI won by 34 runs

Player Of The Match
130 (110) & 2 catches
Asia XI INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Sanath Jayasuriya c de Villiers b M Morkel1418253077.77
Virender Sehwag  b Chigumbura45426471107.14
Sourav Ganguly  b M Morkel32296170110.34
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Pollock b Tikolo65628371104.83
Mohammad Yousuf c de Villiers b JA Morkel6674945089.18
Yuvraj Singh c Kemp b M Morkel31303830103.33
MS Dhoni run out (de Villiers/Odoyo)24130050.00
Harbhajan Singh c Pollock b Chigumbura2022321190.90
Mashrafe Mortaza c de Villiers b JA Morkel1316310081.25
Zaheer Khan not out 65710120.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 2, w 16)23
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.34, 228 Mts)317/9
Did not bat: Mohammad Asif 
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 4.6 ov), 2-104 (Virender Sehwag, 13.1 ov), 3-126 (Sourav Ganguly, 17.1 ov), 4-220 (Mahela Jayawardene, 33.5 ov), 5-274 (Mohammad Yousuf, 41.3 ov), 6-276 (Yuvraj Singh, 42.3 ov), 7-279 (MS Dhoni, 43.4 ov), 8-307 (Harbhajan Singh, 48.1 ov), 9-317 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 49.6 ov)
Morne Morkel1016836.80389141
4.6 to ST Jayasuriya, pitched up outside the off stump, inviting the drive, Jayasuriya drives on the up and the ball goes low to de Villiers at point who makes it look so easy. 36/1
17.1 to SC Ganguly, bowled 'em, cramped for room and tries something cute, ends up looking silly, short of a length on and outside off, tries to glide it to third man, thick inside edge deviates onto middle stump, Morkel strikes and Asia being pegged back a bit. 126/3
42.3 to Yuvraj Singh, and gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and drives it straight to the fielder at cover - another soft dismissal, Asia XI six down. 276/6
Thomas Odoyo1005205.20347010
Elton Chigumbura905626.22246100
13.1 to V Sehwag, full and slightly loopy that time, Sehwag's eyes light up and he goes for the expansive drive over cover, front foot comes out but not in the direction of the ball and his balance is all over the place, thick inside edge deflects onto the stumps, Sehwag falls in the 40s. Chigumbura strikes. 104/2
48.1 to Harbhajan Singh, fulltoss and Harbhajan hits it straight down the throat of Pollock at long-on. Afro-Asian friendship at its best. 307/8
Albie Morkel1006426.40287021
41.3 to Mohammad Yousuf, anti-climax! slower delivery on the pads and Yousuf clips it straight to de Villiers at midwicket - soft dismissal. 274/5
49.6 to Mashrafe Mortaza, slower delivery, Mortaza swings across and the ball spoons up off the top edge, de Villiers calls for it and comfortably settles under it at midwicket. 317/9
Steve Tikolo804916.12145000
33.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, tossed up and turning in, Jayawardene comes down the track and swings hard, not a well timed shot and the ball just balloons up towards silly mid-off. Pollock calls for it and settles under it, for a second it looked like he was not in control but in the end it was a decent take. Boucher tried his best to distract Pollock so did Tikolo but.... 220/4
Justin Kemp302307.6620110
Africa XI INNINGS (Target: 318 runs from 50 overs)
AB de Villiers  b Mohammad Asif42210200.00
Loots Bosman c Jayawardene b Khan212280016.66
Boeta Dippenaar  b Khan1013122076.92
Steve Tikolo hit wicket b Mohammad Asif519260026.31
Justin Kemp (c) b Mohammad Asif58201062.50
Mark Boucher  b Jayasuriya2530444083.33
Shaun Pollock c Mohammad Yousuf b Mashrafe Mortaza130110165191118.18
Albie Morkel c †Dhoni b Jayasuriya91181081.81
Elton Chigumbura c Mohammad Yousuf b Jayasuriya40373651108.10
Thomas Odoyo c sub (WU Tharanga) b Harbhajan Singh39355841111.42
Morne Morkel not out 412221033.33
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 2, w 2)10
TOTAL47.5 Ov (RR: 5.91, 215 Mts)283
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (AB de Villiers, 0.2 ov), 2-15 (Boeta Dippenaar, 3.1 ov), 3-18 (Loots Bosman, 5.6 ov), 4-26 (Steve Tikolo, 8.5 ov), 5-31 (Justin Kemp, 10.1 ov), 6-77 (Mark Boucher, 18.1 ov), 7-87 (Albie Morkel, 20.1 ov), 8-154 (Elton Chigumbura, 30.6 ov), 9-257 (Thomas Odoyo, 43.2 ov), 10-283 (Shaun Pollock, 47.5 ov)
Mohammad Asif1005735.703910001
0.2 to AB de Villiers, What a jaffa! Asif has cleaned him up. The perfect nip-backer. It landed on a length, just outside the off stump and de Villiers chose to leave it. To his dismay, the ball darted back in and crashed into the off stump. Asif has exacted his retribution for the previous boundary. de Villiers showed poor judgement there, playing for the outswinger. 4/1
8.5 to SO Tikolo, hitwicket! Bizaare. Tikolo goes back to a short of length delivery and pushes it out to the off side. But alas, he drags his front leg, yes front and not back, on to the leg stump. That's strange. Usually, one goes back and ends up sliding the back leg fatally but this time he stopped himself and then the front leg went back. Gone.. 26/4
10.1 to JM Kemp, Africans are tottering under the lights. It was full in length, outside the off stump, Kemp is late in getting forward, has a poke at it and the ball kept low and it gets the inside edge and goes on to the stumps. Nice move by Jayawardene to continue with Asif. 31/5
Zaheer Khan924324.77388001
3.1 to HH Dippenaar, It's Dippenaar's time to hear the death-knell. It landed on a length, on the middle and off line and moved towards off stump. Dippenaar pushed at it, anticipating more movement away than what occured, the bat went outside the line and the off stump was pegged back. Loose defensive prod.. 15/2
5.6 to LE Bosman, After the bouncer comes the fullish one outside the off stump. Bosman, still hanging on the back foot after that short-pitched stuff, has a loose drive and is snaffled up in the first slip. It was the bouncer which led to this dismissal.. 18/3
Mashrafe Mortaza6.505718.341910020
47.5 to SM Pollock, Pollock is out, going for the jugular. Asian XI have won. It was slightly short in length, on the off stump line and Pollock shaped to pull it over midwicket. But it was a slower one from Mortaza and he was early into the stroke and sent it straight to Yousuf at midwicket. It was a sensational innings from Pollock but he couldn't quite finish it off.. 283/10
Harbhajan Singh1005315.30274100
43.2 to TM Odoyo, Odoyo falls. It was almost a six. Full and on the off stump and he swings it high towards deep midwicket region. Tharanga had one look at the rope, made sure he planted his foot just inside and waited for the ball to arrive. She sailed right into his palms. A thrilling cameo comes to an end. Only one wicket left. 61 from 40 balls.. 257/9
Sanath Jayasuriya1005335.30335100
18.1 to MV Boucher, gone! bowled from round the stumps and this one just skids on, Boucher playing for turn gets nowhere near the line and the ball crashes into the leg stump. Six down - just four more to go. 77/6
20.1 to JA Morkel, Gotcha! Done in by the extra bounce. Spins in from outside off stump and kicks up. Albie shapes to cut but is surprised by the extra bounce and gets a top-edge and it thuds into Dhoni's arm and then runs on to the shoulder and pops up and Dhoni grabs it on the second attempt.. 87/7
30.6 to E Chigumbura, Chigumbura holes out to long on. Floated in, almost at the blockhole, and Chigumbura takes out the front leg off the line and scoops it high in the air. It has to be said that it was a quite a well-timed scoop! It went all the way to long on where Yousuf was waiting for it.. 154/8
Yuvraj Singh201407.0071100
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M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossAsia XI, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Shaun Pollock
Series resultAsia XI led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2587
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 days6 June 2007 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel
Peter Parker
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Suresh Shastri
Match Referee
Chris Broad
  • Asia XI innings
  • Asia XI: 50 runs in 6.1 overs (41 balls), Extras 13
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (V Sehwag 23, SC Ganguly 22, Ex 5)
  • Asia XI: 100 runs in 12.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 19
  • Drinks: Asia XI - 115/2 in 15.0 overs (SC Ganguly 30, DPMD Jayawardene 6)
  • Asia XI: 150 runs in 23.1 overs (146 balls), Extras 20
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 30, Mohammad Yousuf 20, Ex 0)
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 49 balls (7 x 4)
  • Asia XI: 200 runs in 30.5 overs (193 balls), Extras 21
  • Drinks: Asia XI - 216/3 in 33.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 63, Mohammad Yousuf 41)
  • Mohammad Yousuf: 50 off 58 balls (4 x 4)
  • Asia XI: 250 runs in 38.4 overs (240 balls), Extras 21
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (Mohammad Yousuf 19, Yuvraj Singh 30, Ex 1)
  • Asia XI: 300 runs in 46.6 overs (292 balls), Extras 23
  • Africa XI innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Africa XI: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Africa XI - 63/5 in 15.0 overs (MV Boucher 18, SM Pollock 18)
  • Africa XI: 100 runs in 21.5 overs (132 balls), Extras 5
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (SM Pollock 12, E Chigumbura 36, Ex 2)
  • Africa XI: 150 runs in 29.6 overs (182 balls), Extras 7
  • SM Pollock: 50 off 58 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: Africa XI - 179/8 in 33.0 overs (SM Pollock 71, TM Odoyo 1)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 36.1 - 41.0
  • Africa XI: 200 runs in 36.4 overs (223 balls), Extras 8
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (SM Pollock 30, TM Odoyo 19, Ex 1)
  • SM Pollock: 100 off 88 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Africa XI: 250 runs in 42.5 overs (261 balls), Extras 10
  • 9th Wicket: 100 runs in 74 balls (SM Pollock 60, TM Odoyo 39, Ex 3)
Africa XI Innings
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