result
1st QF, Nairobi (Gym), Oct 7 2000, ICC KnockOut
265/9
(46.4/48 ov, target 266)245
India won by 20 runs
Player Of The Match
84 (80)
yuvraj-singh
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• The RetroReport by Shashank Kishore

Yuvraj Singh arrives, as India dispatch Australia in style

The 18-year-old made a sparkling 84, while fellow rookie Zaheer Khan also did well

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Scorecard summary
India265/9(50 overs)
Shane Lee2/31(10)
Brett Lee2/39(10)
Australia245/10(46.4 overs)

Yuvraj Singh is the Man of the match: I have vegetarian food for breakfast. Playing first match against the big Aussies is a big thing for me. Wickets kept falling at intervals, I decided that I will keep the strike to myself

Sourav Ganguly: We decided to play positively. The way the boys fielded was outstanding. The way Yuvraj played was outstanding. It's a confidence boosting thing for Indian cricket.

Steve Waugh: Very disappointed. We should probably give this cheque back today for the way we played. We were outplayed and we were ordinary.

Ponting and Bevan looked like they will get to the target by themselves. Robin Singh pulled off a screamer. India kept getting back in the game by taking wickets at regular intervals. Their fielding was on par with the best fielding teams in the world

46.4
W
Prasad to Gillespie, OUT

fuller ball outside the off stump. He looks to slice it and cuts it to point where Robin Singh takes the catch. India win by 20 runs

Jason Gillespie c Singh b Prasad 14 (22m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 87.5
46.3
Prasad to Gillespie, no run

looks to cut it and is beaten

46.2
Prasad to Gillespie, no run

defends it to back to the bowler

46.1
1
Prasad to McGrath, 1 run
end of over 4614 runs
AUS: 244/9CRR: 5.30 RRR: 11.00
Jason Gillespie14 (13)
Glenn McGrath5 (7)
Ajit Agarkar 8-1-59-2
Zaheer Khan 10-0-40-2
45.6
4
Agarkar to Gillespie, FOUR runs

fuller ball outside the off stump. Gillespie comes forward and drives it past sweeper cover for a boundary. Australia have a slim chance of pulling it off

45.5
Agarkar to Gillespie, no run

yorker on the leg stump. Gillespie defends it back to the bowler

45.4
1
Agarkar to McGrath, 1 run

slogs it to long-on for a single

45.3
1
Agarkar to Gillespie, 1 run
45.2
4
Agarkar to Gillespie, FOUR runs

short ball outside the off stump. Gillespie pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

45.1
4
Agarkar to Gillespie, FOUR runs

slower yorker attempted. Bowls a full-toss and Gillespie drills it straight down the ground for a boundary

end of over 454 runs
AUS: 230/9CRR: 5.11 RRR: 12.00
Glenn McGrath4 (6)
Jason Gillespie1 (8)
Zaheer Khan 10-0-40-2
Ajit Agarkar 7-1-45-2
44.6
Khan to McGrath, no run

outside off and left alone

44.5
Khan to McGrath, no run

good length ball outside the off stump. McGrath charges down the track and looks to slog across. Beaten. Zaheer Khan is all smiles

44.4
Khan to McGrath, no run

good length ball outside the off stump. He looks to defend and is beaten once again

44.3
Khan to McGrath, no run

makes room and looks to slice it. The ball moves away from him as he looks to play the stroke

44.2
Khan to McGrath, no run

looks to cut it and is beaten

44.1
4
Khan to McGrath, FOUR runs

off the outside edge to third-man for a boundary

end of over 44Wicket maiden
AUS: 226/9CRR: 5.13 RRR: 10.00
Jason Gillespie1 (8)
Glenn McGrath0 (0)
Ajit Agarkar 7-1-45-2
Zaheer Khan 9-0-36-2
43.6
Agarkar to Gillespie, no run

looks to pull it and is beaten

43.5
Agarkar to Gillespie, no run

defends it to the off side

43.4
Agarkar to Gillespie, no run

comes down the track and pulls it to midwicket

43.3
W
Agarkar to Lee, OUT

short ball on the middle stump. Lee looks to pull and doesn't connect it well. It lobs up to midwicket region. Ganguly makes ground, dives forward and pulls off the catch. He is ecstatic

Brett Lee c Ganguly b Agarkar 31 (33m 28b 3x4 2x6) SR: 110.71
Match details
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesICC KnockOut
Season2000/01
Player Of The Match
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultIndia advanced
Match numberODI no. 1633
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
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David Shepherd
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
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Peter Willey
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle