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12th Match, Group A (D/N), Johannesburg, Sep 30 2009, ICC Champions Trophy
(32.1/50 ov)130/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Indian bowlers set up consolation win

Led by Ashish Nehra and Praveen Kumar, India secured a consolation win on a dramatic day

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West Indies129/10(36 overs)
India130/3(32.1 overs)
Gavin Tonge1/36(10)

A seven-wicket win over West Indies, who end their tournament without a win. They came here a depleted side and have done well in patches. Their defence of a small total against Pakistan was promising until Umar Akmal and Afridi finished it off. Then against Australia they had them seven down before Johnson went berserk. Here they just failed to bat well. Remains to be seen what happens when they go home, regarding the contracts saga. Their fast bowlers have really impressed in South Africa.

As for India, well they played poorly against Pakistan and were denied a chance to press on when it rained in the Australia match. Things did not look good for them when rain struck. They came here needing to win handsomely and for Pakistan to beat Australia but that happened and shortly into India's chase it was confirmed that they were out. Countless fans are disappointed, no doubt. It must be noted that India were without some key players, but I don't know how much consolation that will be for passionate Indian fans.

Reifer: "We didn't get a lot of runs. Teams lose a lot of wickets in the first 15-20 overs and that dictates things. Our batting has been inexperienced and we have to work on that. We bowled and fielded well. Tonge and Miller were very good. We have a lot of positives to take back home. As we go far from here the guys have to look at their game."

Dhoni: "I just played three balls in the Champions Trophy. We could have won the first game but didn't. To get into the groove is important; you can practice hard and all but you have to get into the mood in the games. PK started brilliantly and Ashish has been the pick of our bowlers. Bhajji and Mishra did well. We came back well against Australia and again I am pleased with the bowlers. It was swinging a bit so I thought why not give myself a bowl? Next is the Australia series, so be prepared for it."

Kohli is Man of the Match: "I am hitting the ball well for the past few months and I was confident of going out and scoring runs. If you score good runs at a good level it gives you confidence and urges you to do well in the future. I have learned to become more patient at the crease and its paying off. It was a good track but it was doing a bit, Roach was bowling quick. It was tough work but I enjoyed it out there."

That is it from the presentation ceremony and that is it from all of us at Cricinfo. Thanks for joining us again. The first semi-final is on October 2 between Australia and England. Do come back and see us then. Bye for now!

32.1
1
Miller to Kohli, 1 run

comes out and mistimes the drive but manages to beat mid-off for a single that gets India to their only win in the tournament, Kohli finishing unbeaten on 79

end of over 327 runs
INDIA: 129/3CRR: 4.03 RRR: 0.06 • Need 1 from 18 overs
Abhishek Nayar0 (7)
Virat Kohli78 (103)
Gavin Tonge10-0-36-1
Nikita Miller3-0-19-0

Gopal: "passing a comment is the easiest job done.i don't think any team will be chastised just for the sake of one loss.hope sanity prevails over enthusiastic fans."

31.6
Tonge to Nayar, no run

very full on leg stump and Nayar turns it to midwicket

Scores are tied ...

31.5
1
Tonge to Kohli, 1 run

another attempted yorker on the stumps, worked past square leg

31.4
Tonge to Kohli, no run

uses his wrists and on-drives the ball to midwicket

31.3
Tonge to Kohli, no run

good yorker, just manages to skim the bat and stops in its tracks

Chandu: "Come on guys, enough of the criticism. Our team is doing good for quite sometime now. The current Test Team does'nt look to loose at-all. And slowly we will pick in ODI's. We are sitting on Rank 1 or 2 not for no reason."

31.2
2
Tonge to Kohli, 2 runs

top-edges a pull to a short ball and safely beats midwicket

31.1
4
Tonge to Kohli, FOUR runs

slower ball ends up a low full toss which he puts away past midwicket

Good effort from Kohli. He took his time before opening up. India need eight more.

end of over 3111 runs
INDIA: 122/3CRR: 3.93 RRR: 0.42 • Need 8 from 19 overs
Virat Kohli71 (98)
Abhishek Nayar0 (6)
Nikita Miller3-0-19-0
Gavin Tonge9-0-29-1
30.6
1
Miller to Kohli, 1 run

goes back again and drives it back to Miller, who misfields

30.5
Miller to Kohli, no run

makes room and punches the ball to short cover

30.4
4
Miller to Kohli, FOUR runs

rocks back and slaps a short ball between midwicket and mid-on

30.3
Miller to Kohli, no run

cuts and misses

30.2
Miller to Kohli, no run

flatter ball drifts down the pads and he gets a small leading edge as he shapes to work it to midwicket

30.1
6
Miller to Kohli, SIX runs

comes out and gives it some stick, sending it high over mid-off for six

end of over 302 runs
INDIA: 111/3CRR: 3.70 RRR: 0.95 • Need 19 from 20 overs
Abhishek Nayar0 (6)
Virat Kohli60 (92)
Gavin Tonge9-0-29-1
Nikita Miller2-0-8-0

Dheeraj: "I think the criticism is unfair. We are crashing out after having lost just one match. You can't call the Australia match because as we have seen throughout the tournament, matches have had their shares of twists and turns. As for the ads, why would any sane person turn down the offer to earn money in an otherwise fickle employment system where you could be kicked out for one bad performance. Remember, it is us viewers who idolize these players therefore paving the foundations for these ads."

29.6
Tonge to Nayar, no run

fuller and wider and he leaves it be for Fletcher

29.5
Tonge to Nayar, no run

change of pace and length, Nayar feels for the shorter ball and misses, then it doesn't carry to Fletcher

29.4
Tonge to Nayar, no run

comes forward and defends the ball to the off side

29.3
Tonge to Nayar, no run

slower ball outside leg which Nayar turns to midwicket

29.2
1
Tonge to Kohli, 1 run

works a short of a length ball behind square leg for one

29.2
1w
Tonge to Kohli, 1 wide

bangs in a short ball that flies to Fletcher behind the stumps

29.1
Tonge to Kohli, no run

comes onto the front foot and pushes the ball to cover

Best performances - batsmen
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
79 runs (104)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
3 fours
1 six
10291316632
Dinesh Karthik portrait
KD Karthik
34 runs (79)
4 fours
0 six
Control68%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
16 runs
3 fours
0 six
222410509
Best performances - bowlers
Praveen Kumar player pic
P Kumar
O
9
M
3
R
22
W
3
ECO
2.44
Ashish Nehra
A Nehra
O
8
M
1
R
31
W
3
ECO
3.87
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
Match numberODI no. 2904
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 days30 September 2009 - daynight(50-over match)
ODI debut
Royston Crandon
Royston Crandon
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Daryl Harper
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Steve Davis
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsIndia 2, West Indies 0