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
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Scorecard summary
England250/10(49.5 overs)
Alec Stewart116 (111)
Nick Knight42 (60)
India243/10(49.3 overs)
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 daysdaynight(50-over match)
ODI debut
Dougie Brown
Dougie Brown
Matthew Fleming
Matthew Fleming
Umpires
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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