2nd Super (D/N), Cape Town, Mar 7 2003, ICC World Cup
(47.5/50 ov)226/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
player of the match
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Scorecard summary
Kenya225/6(50 overs)
India226/4(47.5 overs)

India have completed a win here that takes them that much closer to

the semi-final spot they so covet. While it looked a comfortable win in the end there were several times when India were in deep trouble.

Kenya batted very sensibly earlier on, scoring 225 from 50 overs

thanks to a big score from Thomas Odoyo at the top of the order

When India came out to bat Sehwag, Tendulkar and Kaif were

dismissed very cheaply.

After India were reduced to 24/3 thanks to some energetic Kenyan

cricket Sourv Ganguly played a captain's knock, remaining unbeaten

for 107

Ganguly's 21st ODI ton came when India needed it most and Ganguly

was a visibly relieved man when he reached the landmark, punching

his fifts in the air

While Dravid played sensibly if slowly for 32 before being out to

Collins Obuya, Yuvraj Singh (58 not out) was brilliant for his


Keeping the strike rotating with ones and twos, Yuvraj also managed

to lift the pressure by strikign some clean boundaries

At the end of the day, the 118-run partnership for the 5th wicket

took India safely home with two overs to spare and six wickets in


The Indian team will also be happy that they got some valuable

experience batting under lights in South Africa

Collins Obuya was a revelation with the ball

The Indians are among the best players of spin in the world and yet

the leggie troubled them. Good spin and bounce ensured that

batsmen were in trouble at all times

After a good spell for the first five overs tied the batsmen down

In the end though the Indian's proved to be too good for the


With this win, the Indians move to second place in the points table

in the super six. Australia are ahead, India are 2nd with 12

points (8 points carried forward plus 4 for today's win)

All that's left is the announcement of the Man of the Match award

It will probably be Sourav Ganguly for his century

The excitement seems to be getting to us all!

As expected Ganguly has been named the Man of the Match and

receives his gold watch

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C Obuya to Yuvraj, 1 run

on the off, down the track comes Yuvraj Singh, thumped back to midwicket, that is the winning run for India!

C Obuya to Yuvraj, no run

full and on the off, defended

C Obuya to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

on the off, full, Yuvraj Singh stands tall and plays a straight drive that is elegance personified

C Obuya to Ganguly, 1 run

down the wicket, taken on the full, driven to deep midwicket

C Obuya to Yuvraj, 1 run

on the off, driven well to long on

end of over 4710 runs
INDIA: 219/4CRR: 4.65 RRR: 2.33 • Need 7 from 18b
Sourav Ganguly106 (119)
Yuvraj Singh52 (60)
Steve Tikolo6-0-36-0
Collins Obuya9-2-43-1
Tikolo to Ganguly, 2 runs

paddled to deep fine leg

Tikolo to Ganguly, FOUR runs

pulled brilliantly through midwicket, Ganguly cutting loose here

Tikolo to Yuvraj, 1 run
Tikolo to Ganguly, 1 run

just short of a length and outside the off, driven through cover, Ganguly's 100 is up with that shot! Top knock for the Indian captain

Tikolo to Ganguly, no run

pushed to short cover

Tikolo to Ganguly, 2 runs

played down to fine leg, Ganguly moves on to 99

end of over 466 runs
INDIA: 209/4CRR: 4.54 RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Sourav Ganguly97 (114)
Yuvraj Singh51 (59)
Collins Obuya9-2-43-1
Steve Tikolo5-0-26-0
C Obuya to Ganguly, 1 run

short ball, pulled through midwicket

C Obuya to Yuvraj, 1 run

tucked away to the on side

C Obuya to Yuvraj, no run
C Obuya to Ganguly, 1 run
C Obuya to Ganguly, 2 leg byes

on the off, played at and missed, off the pad to third man

C Obuya to Yuvraj, 1 run

just short of a length and on the off, eased to long on, that is the Yuvraj Singh half-century

end of over 455 runs
INDIA: 203/4CRR: 4.51 RRR: 4.60 • Need 23 from 30b
Sourav Ganguly95 (111)
Yuvraj Singh49 (56)
Steve Tikolo5-0-26-0
Maurice Odumbe3-0-25-0
Tikolo to Ganguly, no run
Tikolo to Ganguly, 2 runs

on the pads, helped along behind square

Tikolo to Yuvraj, 1 run

full and on the off, punched to long off

Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossKenya, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Cup
Player Of The Match
Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly
Match numberODI no. 1983
Match daysdaynight(50-over match)
Australia Image
Daryl Harper
England Image
Peter Willey
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
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Wasim Raja
PointsIndia 4, Kenya 0