result
1st Final (D/N), Sydney, Mar 2 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(45.5/50 ov, target 240)242/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
player of the match
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN 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
TOTAL(50 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
Ishant Sharma803214.00303010
Irfan Pathan706319.001711010
Harbhajan Singh1003823.80322020
Piyush Chawla1003303.30330020
Yuvraj Singh401814.50101000
Rohit Sharma10505.0010000
India INNINGS (target: 240 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Robin Uthappa c Hussey b Hopes1733742051.52
Sachin Tendulkar not out 11712023510097.50
Gautam Gambhir run out (Johnson/Hopes)3490075.00
Yuvraj Singh  b Hogg1021331047.62
Rohit Sharma  b Hopes66871086075.86
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 15122130125.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 6)14
TOTAL(45.5 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 Lee903303.67320032
Nathan Bracken804205.25284000
Mitchell Johnson1007007.00259020
James Hopes8.504224.75306000
Brad Hogg703815.43173010
Michael Clarke301103.6780000
MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
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 match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Daryl Harper
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Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Match Referee
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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)