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2nd Match (D/N), Chennai, June 09, 2007, Afro-Asia Cup
(49.5/50 ov, T:338) 306

Asia XI won by 31 runs

Player Of The Match
Asia XI INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Virender Sehwag c M Morkel b Chigumbura52386081136.84
Sanath Jayasuriya c Dippenaar b Odoyo1116282068.75
Sourav Ganguly c sub (PJ Ongondo) b Chigumbura881121799178.57
MS Dhoni  b JA Morkel3338562286.84
Mahela Jayawardene (c)run out (de Villiers/Sibanda)45405141112.50
Mohammad Yousuf c †Boucher b M Morkel51445232115.90
Yuvraj Singh not out 30131932230.76
Mohammad Rafique c de Villiers b M Morkel1330033.33
Zaheer Khan not out 00100-
Extras(lb 8, nb 4, w 14)26
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.74, 228 Mts)337/7
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 4.5 ov), 2-77 (Virender Sehwag, 11.3 ov), 3-134 (MS Dhoni, 23.3 ov), 4-214 (Mahela Jayawardene, 35.2 ov), 5-298 (Sourav Ganguly, 46.1 ov), 6-331 (Mohammad Yousuf, 49.1 ov), 7-333 (Mohammad Rafique, 49.5 ov)
Albie Morkel604918.16167031
23.3 to MS Dhoni, cleaned 'em up! Full in the blockhole, Dhoni shapes up to twirl one through the leg side but the ball shoots under the bat and disturbs the furniture and Albie celebrates his strike. 134/3
Morne Morkel1014824.80345111
49.1 to Mohammad Yousuf, edged and gone! Yousuf sees the half-volley, gets onto bended knee and square-drives the legcutter but the result is a simple outside edge into Boucher's gloves. 331/6
49.5 to Mohammad Rafique, and he goes, standing and slashing one up into the air, and thats an excellent catch from de Villiers, who covers a huge amount of distance running back from cover, keeping his eyes on the ball as it dies against the starry night, and pouching it in front of him! Morne applauds his fielder, and rightfully so. 333/7
Thomas Odoyo806017.50224230
4.5 to ST Jayasuriya, and thats a tame way to get out, as he just drives a good length delivery straight into the hands of Dippneaar mid-off, not timed well and he picked the man who didnt have to move an inch. 37/1
Elton Chigumbura1008428.40249311
11.3 to V Sehwag, and what's he done next ball? He loosely, and I'm talking somewhat one-handedly, gets over-confident and lofts a well-disguised slower ball straight into the hands of long-on, who doesnt have to move much from his position well inside the ropes. 77/2
46.1 to SC Ganguly, and he perishes, standing in his crease and swinging a full toss below the waist across the line and it spirals up in the air for Ongondo to hold onto a good catch running in from deep square leg, so there's no hundred for Ganguly, but he hung around and dug in for a fighting 88. 298/5
Johan Botha1015105.10374231
Vusi Sibanda613706.16142130
Africa XI INNINGS (Target: 338 runs from 50 overs)
AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Mohammad Asif13101210130.00
Vusi Sibanda c †Dhoni b Fernando3539634089.74
Boeta Dippenaar c sub (Harbhajan Singh) b Yuvraj Singh67721149093.05
Justin Kemp (c) b Fernando022000.00
Mark Boucher c Mohammad Asif b Fernando73719642102.81
Shaun Pollock c Mohammad Asif b Sehwag3539544089.74
Albie Morkel c Ganguly b Mohammad Rafique1319351068.42
Elton Chigumbura c sub (Harbhajan Singh) b Mohammad Rafique74710175.00
Johan Botha  b Fernando1381101162.50
Thomas Odoyo not out 1215290180.00
Morne Morkel  b Mohammad Asif25212640119.04
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 8)13
TOTAL49.5 Ov (RR: 6.14, 229 Mts)306
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (AB de Villiers, 2.2 ov), 2-80 (Vusi Sibanda, 12.4 ov), 3-80 (Justin Kemp, 12.6 ov), 4-159 (Boeta Dippenaar, 26.6 ov), 5-217 (Mark Boucher, 36.2 ov), 6-234 (Shaun Pollock, 40.2 ov), 7-247 (Elton Chigumbura, 41.5 ov), 8-263 (Albie Morkel, 43.5 ov), 9-263 (Johan Botha, 44.1 ov), 10-306 (Morne Morkel, 49.5 ov)
Mohammad Asif9.508228.332811111
2.2 to AB de Villiers, edged and what a superb take from Dhoni, diving full length to his right and holding it an inch off the ground to send de Villiers back to the hut, and again Asif has his man, pitching one on middle stump and deviating it off the seam to flummox the batsman, classical pace bowler's dismissal. 20/1
49.5 to M Morkel, sends his off stump for a walk as Morne eyes up midwicket and swings across the line, and the Asians have won this game by 31 runs and have the series in the bag. 306/10
Zaheer Khan2.40903.37100000
Mahela Jayawardene2.201908.1451030
Dilhara Fernando1003643.60394010
12.4 to V Sibanda, the set-up works, as Sibanda gets tangled up pulling one thats not quite there for that shot, he's very late on the shot and the ball takes the top-edge and balloons up high behind the stumps for Dhoni to keep an eye on it and pouch a simple take. 80/2
12.6 to JM Kemp, tiiiiiiiiiimber! Kemp's woeful run at the international level continues, as like against Asif at Bangalore he junges forward and drives lustily, only to completely misread the line and his off stump is pegged back. 80/3
36.2 to MV Boucher, all over for him! Fernando doesnt waste time in this spell, following up the lovely yorker with a length delivery on middle and leg, which Boucher gets under and hits high in the air and down Asif's throat at long-on. 217/5
44.1 to J Botha, and he cleans up Botha first ball as he heaves across the line and loses his off stump. 263/9
Mohammad Rafique1006226.20317110
41.5 to E Chigumbura, what a catch! Chigumbura gets down on one knee and slams this high and down to long-on, the ball is in the air for some time and comes down to where Harbhajan lines it up perfectly on the ropes, jumps and takes it inches inside the boundary, immense effort and doesnt Harbhajan love it?. 247/7
43.5 to JA Morkel, good catch from Ganguly! Morkel comes out, Rafique fires it in flat on leg stump, and the aerial flick off the pads is held inches off the ground by a diving Ganguly at mid-on. 263/8
Yuvraj Singh704316.14153000
26.6 to HH Dippenaar, gone! He gets into position to pull a fractionally short ball on leg stump, hitting with the wind and with little power and Harbhajan, running around from deep midwicket, judges it to perfection. 159/4
Sourav Ganguly301404.6671000
Virender Sehwag503717.4081200
40.2 to SM Pollock, and he goes, miscuing an attempted lofted drive for six up in the air for Asif to hold another easy take down at long-on and Sehwag gets his man!. 234/6
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MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossAsia XI, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Dilhara Fernando
Series resultAsia XI led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2588
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 days9 June 2007 - daynight (50-over match)
Peter Parker
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Suresh Shastri
Reserve Umpire
Amiesh Saheba
Match Referee
Chris Broad
  • Asia XI innings
  • Asia XI: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (57 balls), Extras 4
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • V Sehwag: 50 off 37 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: Asia XI - 92/2 in 14.0 overs (SC Ganguly 13, MS Dhoni 11)
  • Asia XI: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 6
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (SC Ganguly 18, MS Dhoni 31, Ex 4)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 24.1 - 29.0
  • Asia XI: 150 runs in 24.6 overs (159 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Asia XI - 176/3 in 28.0 overs (SC Ganguly 38, DPMD Jayawardene 32)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (SC Ganguly 12, DPMD Jayawardene 37, Ex 2)
  • Asia XI: 200 runs in 32.4 overs (206 balls), Extras 14
  • SC Ganguly: 50 off 75 balls (6 x 4)
  • Asia XI: 250 runs in 40.3 overs (257 balls), Extras 22
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (SC Ganguly 15, Mohammad Yousuf 30, Ex 7)
  • Asia XI: 300 runs in 46.3 overs (295 balls), Extras 24
  • Mohammad Yousuf: 50 off 42 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Africa XI innings
  • Africa XI: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (47 balls), Extras 3
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (V Sibanda 20, HH Dippenaar 26, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Africa XI - 89/3 in 14.0 overs (HH Dippenaar 35, MV Boucher 2)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Africa XI: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (95 balls), Extras 4
  • HH Dippenaar: 50 off 47 balls (8 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (HH Dippenaar 25, MV Boucher 23, Ex 3)
  • Africa XI: 150 runs in 24.4 overs (153 balls), Extras 7
  • MV Boucher: 50 off 50 balls (3 x 4)
  • Drinks: Africa XI - 181/4 in 31.0 overs (MV Boucher 50, SM Pollock 9)
  • Africa XI: 200 runs in 34.3 overs (212 balls), Extras 7
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (MV Boucher 34, SM Pollock 21, Ex 0)
  • Africa XI: 250 runs in 42.2 overs (259 balls), Extras 7
  • Africa XI: 300 runs in 48.5 overs (299 balls), Extras 12
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