36th Match, Centurion, Mar 1 2003, ICC World Cup
(45.4/50 ov, target 274)276/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
98 (75)
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Scorecard summary
Pakistan273/7(50 overs)
Saeed Anwar101 (126)
Younis Khan32 (36)
Zaheer Khan2/46(10)
Ashish Nehra2/74(10)
India276/4(45.4 overs)

What a win! the key actor was Sachin Tendulkar with an amazing 98 off 75 balls, when he slaughtered the Pakistan attack getting most of the fifty runs in five overs!

That early onslaught wiped out any hopes as he took the run rate beyond control, he was dropped at about 30 but it was a difficult chance to Razzaq ay mid off, he went on and carried on smashing the pacers, most focus on Shoaib who finally did get him with a brute of a ball on the off

Pakistan had done well batting posting a good 273 that looked like a defendable total

The Indian batting machine came out blazing and did not let up, good support form Kaif, Yuvraj and Dravid got them home in less than 46 overs

With the slow over rate the chances are Pakistan will be fined too to add to the loss

This game has provided the massive crowd at Centurion and all those watching on TV and on the Web their money's worth

We are waiting to find out who will be getting the man of the match award

The Indian team is acknowledging the crowd. The Pakistan team also joins them

Waqar out to talk to the MC, says its not over yet but says full credit to the Indian team and SRT who took the game away from us. Hopes they can still qualify with a bit of fortune

Ganguly thanks everybody and says the way we have played has made the whole country proud. Felt comfortable with chasing the total, congratulates SRT and his other batsmen

Man of the Match is Sachin Tendulkar for the match winning innings

We have enjoyed bringing this game and hope you will enjoy tomorrows game between England and Australia

Good bye all

Waqar Younis to Dravid, FOUR runs

Thats It!; short and its pulled to backward square leg for a great win for India, crowd and everyone else cheers madly

Waqar Younis to Yuvraj, 1 run

THe Fifty!, pushed to the point area and a key fifty after SRT was out off 53 balls

Waqar Younis to Yuvraj, 1 wide

down the legside

Waqar Younis to Yuvraj, no run

on the legs and pushed to mid on

Waqar Younis to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

pitched up and driven through the covers

Waqar on now

end of over 455 runs
INDIA: 266/4CRR: 5.91 RRR: 1.60
Rahul Dravid40 (75)
Yuvraj Singh45 (50)
Abdul Razzaq 8-0-36-0
Wasim Akram 10-0-48-0
Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run

pushed to mid off, wanted a run but sent back

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run

good ball on the stumps, defended back

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 3 wide

down the leg and Taufeeq almost stops it, diving to his left

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run

smashed to cover

Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, 1 run

short and its turned to leg

Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, no run

a half appeal, clipped the pads on the way through to Taufeeq

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run

short and its pulled to Sami at mid wicket, does a diving save there

Razzaq in

end of over 443 runs
INDIA: 261/4CRR: 5.93 RRR: 2.16
Yuvraj Singh44 (48)
Rahul Dravid39 (71)
Wasim Akram 10-0-48-0
Shoaib Akhtar 10-0-72-1
Wasim Akram to Yuvraj, no run

short and he hops to defend to leg, Wasim has ended his spell for 48 runs

Wasim Akram to Yuvraj, no run

goes back and defends to point as Wasim keeps on trying

Wasim Akram to Yuvraj, no run

good ball on the off, defended to cover

Wasim Akram to Dravid, 1 run

nicely chopped to third man

Wasim Akram to Yuvraj, 1 run

defends to cover for a single as its the final motions in this game

Wasim Akram to Dravid, 1 run

turned to leg and every run being cheered

end of over 4311 runs
INDIA: 258/4CRR: 6.00 RRR: 2.28
Yuvraj Singh43 (44)
Rahul Dravid37 (69)
Shoaib Akhtar 10-0-72-1
Wasim Akram 9-0-45-0
Shoaib Akhtar to Yuvraj, no run

short and defended, Shoaib ends his spell having conceded 72 runs, the most for him in one-day cricket and was smashed earlier by Tendulkar but did get his wicket finally with a brute of a ball

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 1 run

pushed past point to the cover sweeper

Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World CupPakistan tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Match numberODI no. 1975
Match daysday (50-over match)
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David Shepherd
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Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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Billy Bowden
Match Referee
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Mike Procter
PointsIndia 4, Pakistan 0