result
1st Match (D/N), Sharjah, Dec 11 1997, Akai-Singer Champions Trophy
(49.3/50 ov, target 251)243
England won by 7 runs
player of the match
England INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Ali Brown c Ganguly b Kuruvilla1825352072.00
Alec Stewart c Azharuddin b Kumble11611115691104.50
Nick Knight c Kumble b Chauhan4260672170.00
Graeme Hick  b Kuruvilla3242472176.19
Adam Hollioake (c) b Kuruvilla46100066.67
Mark Ealham run out (Tendulkar)916310056.25
Graham Thorpe run out (Jadeja)3440075.00
Matthew Fleming c †Karim b Srinath916130056.25
Dougie Brown c Tendulkar b Srinath611180054.55
Robert Croft c Kuruvilla b Srinath6871075.00
Dean Headley not out 11300100.00
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
Javagal Srinath8.503734.19---00
Abey Kuruvilla1005035.00---10
Anil Kumble1005315.30---00
Robin Singh603405.67---00
Sourav Ganguly201407.00---01
Rajesh Chauhan903513.89---00
Sachin Tendulkar402406.00---00
India INNINGS (target: 251 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Saba Karim c Croft b Headley2934475085.29
Sourav Ganguly  b Ealham2941544070.73
Navjot Sidhu c Hollioake b Ealham313120023.08
Sachin Tendulkar (c)st †Stewart b Fleming918714642104.60
Mohammad Azharuddin c Headley b Hollioake319220015.79
Ajay Jadeja c Thorpe b Fleming5069761072.46
Robin Singh lbw b Fleming1214210185.71
Anil Kumble run out (Knight/†Stewart)2370066.67
Rajesh Chauhan  b Fleming12122200100.00
Javagal Srinath  b Headley3760042.86
Abey Kuruvilla not out 11400100.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 3)8
TOTAL(49.3 Ov, RR: 4.90)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
Dougie Brown704406.29---10
Dean Headley903824.22---13
Mark Ealham1004324.30---10
Adam Hollioake913814.22---00
Robert Croft503206.40---00
Matthew Fleming9.304544.74---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesAkai-Singer Champions Trophy
Season1997/98
Player Of The Match
Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart
Match numberODI no. 1259
Match days - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Dougie Brown
Dougie Brown
Matthew Fleming
Matthew Fleming
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
K.T.Francis
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Cyril Mitchley
Match Referee
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Peter Burge
PointsEngland 2, India 0