RESULT
1st Final (D/N), Sydney, March 02, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(45.5/50 ov, T:240) 242/4

India won by 6 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
117* (120)
sachin-tendulkar
Australia Innings
India Innings
Match Details
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Adam Gilchrist c Yuvraj Singh b Kumar771310100.00
Matthew Hayden c Chawla b Harbhajan Singh828811510093.18
Ricky Ponting (c) b Kumar1570020.00
Michael Clarke c †Dhoni b I Sharma4871050.00
Andrew Symonds c Kumar b Harbhajan Singh3144714070.45
Michael Hussey run out (†Dhoni/Pathan)4567872067.16
James Hopes c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh1537401040.54
Brad Hogg not out 2331470074.19
Brett Lee c RG Sharma b Pathan1710930170.00
Mitchell Johnson not out 631200200.00
Extras(b 1, w 7)8
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.78)239/8
Did not bat: Nathan Bracken 
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Adam Gilchrist, 2.4 ov), 2-19 (Ricky Ponting, 4.2 ov), 3-24 (Michael Clarke, 5.5 ov), 4-124 (Andrew Symonds, 23.1 ov), 5-135 (Matthew Hayden, 27.3 ov), 6-173 (James Hopes, 38.5 ov), 7-212 (Michael Hussey, 46.6 ov), 8-231 (Brett Lee, 48.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Praveen Kumar1014924.90345010
2.4 to AC Gilchrist, short ball on off and Gilchrist goes for the hook, not quite getting over the ball as it came on to him faster than antichipated and he scoops up to Yuvraj at mid-on who takes the catch cat-cool. 16/1
4.2 to RT Ponting, Ponting goes! The batsman looked to pull a short one round from outside off, the ball not quite getting up, and the inside edge crashes hard on to the sticks. 19/2
Ishant Sharma803214.00303010
5.5 to MJ Clarke, fabulous delivery from Ishant, taking the inside edge as Clarke goes to forward defend but is beaten by the inswing, the ball coming back in off the seam from outside off and the pace, and Dhoni takes the catch. 24/3
Irfan Pathan706319.001711010
48.6 to B Lee, Rohit takes the catch now as Lee drives very hard and high over to long-off, opening his shoulders but not quite getting the right trajectory. 231/8
Harbhajan Singh1003823.80322020
23.1 to A Symonds, outside off, some room, and Symonds drives up straight and hard aerially out to Kumar in the deep on the on-side, deep midwicket in fact. 124/4
27.3 to ML Hayden, Hayden gets down early to play the sweep to a full ball, and sends it just behind square for a good catch by Chawla who keeps his head and hangs on well. 135/5
Piyush Chawla1003303.30330020
Yuvraj Singh401814.50101000
38.5 to JR Hopes, offers some width outside off, Hopes shapes to cut to point, and nicks a fine edge on the top of the blade, Dhoni begins to roar before he's even taken the ball. 173/6
Rohit Sharma10505.0010000
India  (T: 240 runs from 50 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Robin Uthappa c Hussey b Hopes1733742051.51
Sachin Tendulkar not out 11712023510097.50
Gautam Gambhir run out (Johnson/Hopes)3490075.00
Yuvraj Singh  b Hogg1021331047.61
Rohit Sharma  b Hopes66871086075.86
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 15122130125.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 6)14
TOTAL45.5 Ov (RR: 5.28, 235 Mts)242/4
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Robin Uthappa, 10.6 ov), 2-56 (Gautam Gambhir, 12.4 ov), 3-87 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.5 ov), 4-210 (Rohit Sharma, 41.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee903303.66320032
Nathan Bracken804205.25284000
Mitchell Johnson1007007.00259020
James Hopes8.504224.75306000
10.6 to RV Uthappa, oh hello, super catch, the ball firmly pulled off the legs to deep square, Hussey runs over, dives under and takes it low, immediately gets up and celebrates, arm up and a big yell of "Yes!". 50/1
41.3 to RG Sharma, bowled! Rohit moves back to defend and the ball goes through. 210/4
Brad Hogg703815.42173010
18.5 to Yuvraj Singh, bowled him! Beat him for pace and the ball goes through and knocks back the sticks, Yuvraj not getting into the line of the legbreak as he rocks back out leaving his stumps exposed. 87/3
Michael Clarke301103.6680000
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
India
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultIndia led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2688
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00
Match days2 March 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Daryl Harper
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
MATCH NOTES
  • Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (70 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (ML Hayden 37, A Symonds 14, Ex 0)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 43 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 83/3 in 15.0 overs (ML Hayden 53, A Symonds 16)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Australia: 100 runs in 17.1 overs (106 balls), Extras 3
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 105 balls (ML Hayden 67, A Symonds 31, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 33.1 overs (205 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Australia - 159/5 in 36.0 overs (MEK Hussey 18, JR Hopes 10)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (278 balls), Extras 8
  • Innings Break: Australia - 239/8 in 50.0 overs (GB Hogg 23, MG Johnson 6)
  • India innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • India: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (67 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (RV Uthappa 17, SR Tendulkar 28, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: India - 63/2 in 15.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 37, Yuvraj Singh 1)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 56 balls (4 x 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 21.3 overs (135 balls), Extras 7
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (SR Tendulkar 22, RG Sharma 27, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: India - 138/3 in 30.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 73, RG Sharma 27)
  • India: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 8
  • RG Sharma: 50 off 70 balls (5 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 114 balls (SR Tendulkar 43, RG Sharma 53, Ex 5)
  • India: 200 runs in 39.4 overs (244 balls), Extras 12
  • SR Tendulkar: 100 off 106 balls (8 x 4)
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