7th Super, Centurion, March 14, 2003, ICC World Cup
(40.4/50 ov, T:147) 150/3

India won by 7 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
New Zealand INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Craig McMillan c Harbhajan Singh b Khan021000.00
Stephen Fleming (c)c Tendulkar b Srinath3059854050.84
Nathan Astle lbw b Khan012000.00
Scott Styris c †Dravid b Nehra1521371071.42
Brendon McCullum  b Khan416240025.00
Chris Cairns c Khan b Harbhajan Singh2026501076.92
Chris Harris lbw b Khan1737452045.94
Jacob Oram  b Sehwag2354621042.59
Daniel Vettori c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh1340392032.50
Daryl Tuffey c & b Mongia1113182084.61
Shane Bond not out 067000.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 4, w 4)13
TOTAL45.1 Ov (RR: 3.23, 187 Mts)146
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Craig McMillan, 0.2 ov), 2-0 (Nathan Astle, 0.3 ov), 3-38 (Scott Styris, 8.1 ov), 4-47 (Brendon McCullum, 13.4 ov), 5-60 (Stephen Fleming, 17.3 ov), 6-88 (Chris Cairns, 25.3 ov), 7-96 (Chris Harris, 28.2 ov), 8-129 (Daniel Vettori, 39.6 ov), 9-144 (Jacob Oram, 43.2 ov), 10-146 (Daryl Tuffey, 45.1 ov)
Zaheer Khan804245.25295012
0.2 to CD McMillan, fuller delivery, on middle and leg, and McMillan shuffles to the off and tries to flick it away to leg, but he cannot keep the shot down on the ground, and the ball accurately finds Harbhajan at square leg inside the circle. 0/1
0.3 to NJ Astle, and another! Zaheer goes up in loud appeal as the ball pitches on middle and leg and straightens, and Astle plays outside the line, misses, and is struck on the pads plumb in front of the stumps, no doubt about that one whatsoever. 0/2
13.4 to BB McCullum, great bowling! Zaheer picks up his 100th ODI wicket in wonderful style, very full, angling on off stump, McCullum drives down the wrong line, through the gate and middle and off are cleaned out. 47/4
28.2 to CZ Harris, and the virtues of being full and straight shown yet again! Zaheer gets this one to pitch just on off and move in a touch to beat Harris' bat and rap him on the pads plumb in front of the stumps!. 96/7
Javagal Srinath802012.50371030
17.3 to SP Fleming, a big blow for New Zealand, their key man goes, and to a rather poor shot too, trying to smack a short lifting ball across the line, had no width to work with just outside off stump, miscues it straight up to Tendulkar at mid off, he pouches the simplest of catches as it lobs straight up to him, and New Zealand sit on the rather embarrassing score of 60/5 in near ideal batting conditions, a nothing shot from Fleming, he was just looking to take charge again after being forced to settle down after the splurge of wickets at the other end, but picked the wrong ball with which to start the charge. 60/5
Ashish Nehra1032412.40442001
8.1 to SB Styris, and Nehra breaks through! just as the stand was developing, Nehra gets one to pitch on middle, angled across the bat, and gets movement off the pitch to just kiss the outside edge of Styris' bat and be caught by Dravid in front of first slip. 38/3
Harbhajan Singh1022822.80443000
25.3 to CL Cairns, Cairns tries to essay the powerful cut behind backward point, but this one from Harbhajan gets some extra bounce and bite off the pitch, so the shot is uppish, in the air just long enough for Zaheer at point to take a simple, simple catch!. 88/6
39.6 to DL Vettori, tossed up more this time, inviting Vettori to have a go, and he does, trying to play it across the line to leg and getting an inside edge first onto pad and then into the hands of Ganguly at slip. 129/8
Sourav Ganguly20402.0080000
Sachin Tendulkar502004.00172001
Virender Sehwag21311.5090000
43.2 to JDP Oram, full and straight, and Oram goes for the big hit over midwicket as he must at this stage, the ball taking the inside edge onto his pad and then onto his stumps, giving Sehwag his first wicket of the innings. 144/9
Dinesh Mongia0.10010.0010000
45.1 to DR Tuffey, given just a little air outside the off, and Tuffey tries to drive through the line to long off and plays uppishly, sending the ball just to the left of Mongia, who takes a simple catch. 146/10
India INNINGS (Target: 147 runs from 50 overs)
Virender Sehwag c Styris b Bond1690016.66
Sachin Tendulkar c Oram b Tuffey1516253093.75
Sourav Ganguly (c) b Bond36100050.00
Mohammad Kaif not out 681291498052.71
Rahul Dravid not out 53891437059.55
Extras(nb 2, w 8)10
TOTAL40.4 Ov (RR: 3.68, 168 Mts)150/3
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Virender Sehwag, 1.6 ov), 2-9 (Sourav Ganguly, 3.5 ov), 3-21 (Sachin Tendulkar, 4.5 ov)
Daryl Tuffey1014114.10446041
4.5 to SR Tendulkar, short and wide yet again, and Tendulkar should have sent this rocketing to the point fence, but he plays the ball in the air, perhaps a touch early, and the ball dips on Oram at point before he dives forward to take a good catch. 21/3
Shane Bond822322.87403021
1.6 to V Sehwag, short and wide, and Sehwag really has no business in chasing after that, but he does, driving from the crease and getting an edge that flies to the left of Styris at second slip for a good catch. 4/1
3.5 to SC Ganguly, superb, simply superb! at 153 kmph, Bond lets rip a full delivery that dips at the very last moment and beats Ganguly's tentative defence, swerving in to hit the base of off-stump. 9/2
Jacob Oram502004.00172000
Daniel Vettori501803.60171000
Craig McMillan21402.0080000
Scott Styris6.402904.35273010
Chris Harris411503.75183000
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TossIndia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Zaheer Khan
Match numberODI no. 1988
Match daysday (50-over match)
Daryl Harper
Peter Willey
TV Umpire
Darrell Hair
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 4, New Zealand 0
  • 4th (reserve) umpire: DR Shepherd (Eng)
  • New Zealand 50 runs, 93 balls, 73 minnutes, 4x4
  • New Zealand 100 runs, 192 balls, 142 minutes, 9x4
  • India 50 runs, 75 balls, 58 minutes, 7x4
  • 50 Partnership (Kaif/Dravid) 74 balls, 54 minutes, 7x4
  • India 100 runs, 178 balls, 125 minutes, 11x4
  • Kaif 50 runs, 98 balls, 117 minutes, 6x4
  • 100 Partnership (Kaif/Dravid) 180 balls, 122 minutes, 10x4
  • India had one run short (37.2 overs, Harris to Dravid)
  • Dravid 50 runs, 83 balls, 136 minutes, 7x4
  • India 150 runs, 253 balls, 169 minutes, 18x4
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