result
3rd Match (D/N), Dhaka, Jun 12 2008, Kitply Cup
(35.1/50 ov)223/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 89 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
107 (101)
gautam-gambhir
13y
• The Bulletin by Mathew Varghese

Gambhir century takes India to easy win

A fifth ODI century for Gautam Gambhir and another quickfire fifty from Virender Sehwag extended India's domination in the Kitply Cup

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh222/10(49.5 overs)
RP Singh3/46(10)
Irfan Pathan2/48(8.5)
India223/3(35.1 overs)

We'll take you through the post-match presentation now.

The Man of the Match is Gautam Gambhir. "I've been hitting the ball well. When you get dropped from the side you try to rectify your mistakes and I think my hunger has increased a lot."

Mohammad Ashraful: "We were short 30-40 runs. Raqibul and I got a good partnership but we needed to get a 100-run partnnership. This was a good wicket to bat on."

Dhoni: "We have moved inches above the last series. The lower order hasn't got an opportunity to bat but we are prepared for the final." That's all from me here.

35.1
2
Farhad to Gambhir, 2 runs

He took the front leg out of the line and swung a length delivery across the line. Game over. It will be a India-Pakistan final.The Bangladesh fielders congratulate Gambhir who takes the helmet off and walks off to the pavilion.

end of over 355 runs
INDIA: 221/3CRR: 6.31 RRR: 0.13
Suresh Raina0 (2)
Gautam Gambhir105 (100)
Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-33-0
Farhad Reza 5-0-43-1

Phil on Gambhir playing against the spin: "Your comments at 29.6 evoked fond memories of Faroukh Engineer dancing down the pitch. An Engineer-ed ton."

HRG pings us: "Gambhir's 100 in this game represents the 150th hundred by Indian batsmen in ODIs. India is the only country in ODIs to have 150 hundreds."

34.6
Mortaza to Raina, no run

on the leg and middle, full in length, Raina defends down the track.

34.5
1
Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run

a tad slower, gambhir waits before punching it through mid-off

34.4
Mortaza to Gambhir, no run

short of length delivery, Gambhir stays on the leg stump line and punches it to covers

34.3
Mortaza to Gambhir, no run

another charge down the track and Mortaza fires it short and Gambhir can't connect with his pull

34.2
Mortaza to Gambhir, no run

bouncer on the leg stump line and Gambhir ducks

34.1
4
Mortaza to Gambhir, FOUR runs

charges down the track and slams a length delivery on the up and through covers.

end of over 344 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 216/3CRR: 6.35 RRR: 0.43
Suresh Raina0 (1)
Gautam Gambhir100 (95)
Farhad Reza 5-0-43-1
Abdur Razzak 10-0-48-1
33.6
Farhad to Raina, no run

fullish, outside off and Raina drives to covers

33.5
W
Farhad to Yuvraj, OUT

And almost on cue, Yuvraj gets bowled after the event. Full, straight and Yuvraj tried to whip it across the line, missed and loses his middle stump. Holding would have drawled, "If you miss, I hit"

Yuvraj Singh b Farhad Reza 26 (37m 33b 1x4 1x6) SR: 78.78
33.4
1
Farhad to Gambhir, 1 run

And that's his hundred and both batsmen celebrate in the middle as they set off for the run. It was a short-of-length delivery and punched through extra over. Gambhir pumps his fist, Yuvi raises his bat and in the back ground Raina whistles!

33.3
1
Farhad to Yuvraj, 1 run

overpitched outside off stump, sweetly timed covers and there is a fumble. Gambhir comes on strike. 99.

33.2
1
Farhad to Gambhir, 1 run

length delivery on the stumps, pushed to the on side and they pick up a single after the direct hit ricochets off the stumps

33.2
1w
Farhad to Gambhir, 1 wide

well outside the off stump, Gambhir jabs at it, bat hit the ground, the ball nestles into the 'keeper's gloves

33.1
Farhad to Gambhir, no run

short of length, just outside off, punched to covers.

Reza to bowl

end of over 335 runs
INDIA: 212/2CRR: 6.42 RRR: 0.64
Yuvraj Singh25 (31)
Gautam Gambhir98 (92)
Abdur Razzak 10-0-48-1
Alok Kapali 1-0-13-0
32.6
Razzak to Yuvraj, no run

Dhoni signals to just block it - everyone wants Gauti to score a ton- not that Yuvraj would have seen the signal but he does just that. Gambhir smiles at Yuvi .

32.5
1
Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run

stays back to wrist a full delivery turning into him to square leg.

32.4
1
Razzak to Yuvraj, 1 run

slower in the air, Yuvraj waits and rotates the strike back to Gambhir, on 97, with a push to long-on

32.3
1
Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run

down the leg side, just a tickle and another run has been accumulated. 13 to win

32.2
1
Razzak to Yuvraj, 1 run

Yuvraj copies Gambhir and gets a single.

32.1
1
Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run

leans across to tap a delivery past square leg

Best performances - batters
Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir INDIA
107 runs (101)
13 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
46 runs
7 fours
1 six
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Raqibul Hasan portrait
Raqibul Hasan BDESH
89 runs (117)
5 fours
0 six
Control96%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
35 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
RP Singh portrait
RP Singh INDIA
O
10
M
1
R
46
W
3
ECO
4.59
Irfan Pathan portrait
IK Pathan INDIA
O
8.5
M
0
R
48
W
2
ECO
5.43
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesKitply Cup
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir
Match numberODI no. 2706
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days12 June 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Asoka de Silva
Bangladesh Image
Nadir Shah
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
AFM Akhtaruddin
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsIndia 5, Bangladesh 0