3rd Match (D/N), Chennai, June 10, 2007, Afro-Asia Cup
(50 ov, T:332) 318/7

Asia XI won by 13 runs

Player Of The Match
MS Dhoni, Asia
139* (97) & 3 stumpings
Player Of The Series
217 runs
Asia XI Innings
Africa XI Innings
Match Flow
Asia XI  (50 ovs maximum)
Virender Sehwag c Kemp b Morkel881220100.00
Sanath Jayasuriya c Botha b Ongondo1318300272.22
Upul Tharanga c de Villiers b Ongondo1022361045.45
Yuvraj Singh  b Chigumbura3135546088.57
Mohammad Yousuf c Dippenaar b Ongondo27110028.57
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Botha b Morkel10710614892100.94
MS Dhoni not out 13997144155143.29
Mashrafe Mortaza c Morkel b Chigumbura1470025.00
Harbhajan Singh  b Morkel42410200.00
Mohammad Rafique not out 037000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 8)16
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.62, 230 Mins)331/8
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)
Morne Morkel1005035.00366102
2.2 to V Sehwag, 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
46.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, 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
48.3 to Harbhajan Singh, Joy for Morne. A length-delivery crashes through the defence of Harbhajan and knocks out the bails on the leg stump.. 315/8
Peter Ongondo1023533.50402120
5.5 to ST Jayasuriya, 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 to WU Tharanga, 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
11.4 to Mohammad Yousuf, 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
Elton Chigumbura1007727.70289300
16.4 to Yuvraj Singh, 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
47.5 to Mashrafe Mortaza, 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
Justin Kemp20904.5071000
Johan Botha1014904.90283100
Steve Tikolo4059014.7518210
Vusi Sibanda2024012.0014000
AB de Villiers2022011.0031110
Africa XI  (T: 332 runs from 50 ovs)
AB de Villiers c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mohammad Rafique70638273111.11
Vusi Sibanda st †Dhoni b Mohammad Rafique45631025171.42
Boeta Dippenaar c Yuvraj Singh b Mohammad Rafique011000.00
Steve Tikolo st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh1125351044.00
Justin Kemp (c) b Mohammad Rafique86768537113.15
Mark Boucher st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh710130070.00
Shaun Pollock not out 58497232118.36
Elton Chigumbura  b Harbhajan Singh4690066.66
Johan Botha not out 189830200.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 1, w 9)19
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.36, 207 Mins)318/7
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
18.2 to AB de Villiers, 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
18.3 to HH Dippenaar, 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
22.2 to V Sibanda, 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
45.5 to JM Kemp, 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
Sanath Jayasuriya1007307.30254400
Harbhajan Singh1004834.80320310
27.6 to SO Tikolo, 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
31.1 to MV Boucher, 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
47.2 to E Chigumbura, 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
Yuvraj Singh1010010.0001000
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  • Asia XI innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Asia XI: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (66 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Asia XI - 62/4 in 14.0 overs (Yuvraj Singh 25, DPMD Jayawardene 1)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Asia XI: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (151 balls), Extras 3
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 31, MS Dhoni 17, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Asia XI - 149/5 in 31.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 49, MS Dhoni 27)
  • Asia XI: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (191 balls), Extras 9
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 65 balls (5 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 116 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 56, MS Dhoni 38, Ex 6)
  • MS Dhoni: 50 off 56 balls (6 x 4)
  • Asia XI: 200 runs in 38.4 overs (236 balls), Extras 9
  • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 142 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 77, MS Dhoni 67, Ex 7)
  • Asia XI: 250 runs in 41.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 15
  • 6th Wicket: 200 runs in 169 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 94, MS Dhoni 96, Ex 13)
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 102 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • MS Dhoni: 100 off 81 balls (12 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Asia XI: 300 runs in 47.2 overs (290 balls), Extras 16
  • Dinner: Asia XI - 331/8 in 50.0 overs (MS Dhoni 139, Mohammad Rafique 0)
  • Africa XI innings
  • Africa XI: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (53 balls), Extras 9
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (AB de Villiers 20, V Sibanda 23, Ex 9)
  • Africa XI Innings: 1x7 ball over (9th over, Mohammad Asif, called by Umpire AL Hill)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: Africa XI - 92/0 in 15.0 overs (AB de Villiers 49, V Sibanda 28)
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 48 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Africa XI: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (97 balls), Extras 15
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 97 balls (AB de Villiers 56, V Sibanda 29, Ex 15)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 19.1 - 24.0
  • Africa XI: 150 runs in 28.1 overs (174 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: Africa XI - 164/5 in 33.0 overs (JM Kemp 12, SM Pollock 3)
  • Africa XI: 200 runs in 37.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 17
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (JM Kemp 28, SM Pollock 21, Ex 1)
  • JM Kemp: 50 off 54 balls (1 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Africa XI: 250 runs in 42.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 17
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 75 balls (JM Kemp 65, SM Pollock 36, Ex 1)
  • Africa XI: 300 runs in 48.2 overs (297 balls), Extras 19
  • SM Pollock: 50 off 45 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossAsia XI, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
MS Dhoni
Player Of The Series
Mahela Jayawardene
Series resultAsia XI won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 2589
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 days10 June 2007 - daynight (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee