9th Match (D/N), Chandigarh, Nov 3 1996, Titan Cup
(49.1/50 ov, target 290)284
India won by 5 runs
player of the match
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Scorecard summary
India289/6(50 overs)
Australia284/10(49.1 overs)

Taylor: Both times, the chasing side lost by five runs. Best cricket wicket, great for batting. The bowler's won't say that. Always trying to keep a smile on the face. Great game to watch, would've been even better to win it.

Tendulkar: It was very exciting towards the end. The bowlers did a great job for us. Azhar played a fabulous knock. Rahul also batted exceptionally well. Most definitely, the final is going to be a big match for us.

Azhar is the Player of the Match: Very fond of watches. We had to pull up our socks and in the Hero Cup also we won two games and made to the finals. Brilliant wicket, produced a lot of runs, and the crowd enjoyed. This is also one of the best stadiums in the world.

So, India will face South Africa in the Titan Cup final in Mumbai. What a thrilling finish here. That is that. Thanks for reading.

Tendulkar to Hogg, OUT

Yes, Tendulkar has done it for India. Seam-up just outside off, Hogg aims to scoop it over the leg side, off the pad and balloons behind the stumps. The keeper gathers the ball and ferries it to Tendulkar, who keeps cool and effects the run out at the non-striker's end. Taylor is stunned

Brad Hogg run out (†Mongia) 11 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.33
end of over 4911 runs
AUS: 284/9CRR: 5.79 RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Glenn McGrath8 (4)
Brad Hogg11 (14)
Venkatesh Prasad10-0-69-1
Anil Kumble10-0-42-3

Six needed off the last over with just one wicket in hand. Tendulkar brings himself on. Can he do the job for India?

Prasad to McGrath, 2 runs

poked behind point. McGrath hares back for the second

Prasad to McGrath, 2 runs

nicely driven off the front foot past mid-off

Prasad to Hogg, 1 run

turned off the pads to long leg

Prasad to McGrath, 1 leg bye

back of a length on middle, McGrath hops across, doesn't get hold of the flick. Off the pad and dribbles to the leg side for a leg bye

Prasad to McGrath, FOUR runs

on a length and straightens away outside off, poked away past the right of a diving Mongia.

Prasad to Hogg, 1 run

short and wide of off, Hogg leans back and cuts to sweeper cover

end of over 486 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 273/9CRR: 5.68 RRR: 8.50 • Need 17 from 12b
Brad Hogg9 (12)
Anil Kumble10-0-42-3
Venkatesh Prasad9-0-58-1
Kumble to Gillespie, OUT

slider on off, too full, Gillispie aims to slog-sweep it over midwicket. The ball sneaks through and nails the stumps. What a spell from Kumble with a spot in the final on the line

Jason Gillespie b Kumble 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
Kumble to Hogg, 1 run
Kumble to Hogg, no run
Kumble to Gillespie, 1 leg bye
Kumble to Hogg, 1 run

muscled to long-on

Kumble to Hogg, no run

pushed back to Kumble

end of over 473 runs
AUS: 270/8CRR: 5.74 RRR: 6.67 • Need 20 from 18b
Jason Gillespie2 (5)
Brad Hogg7 (8)
Venkatesh Prasad9-0-58-1
Anil Kumble9-0-40-2
Prasad to Gillespie, no run

punched through the line to cover

Prasad to Gillespie, no run

back of a length and outside off, batsman wants to run it to third man, but is beaten

Prasad to Hogg, 1 run

fends to point and sets off. Jadeja has a shy at the striker's end and misses. More pressure

Prasad to Gillespie, 1 run

short and sliding into off, tip and run to cover. Tendulkar doesn't seem too pleased. Pressure

Prasad to Hogg, 1 leg bye

on the pads again, deflected in front of square

Prasad to Hogg, no run

short of a good length, brushes the thigh pad, and Monga pulls out a dive to his right to stop the ball

end of over 465 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 267/8CRR: 5.80 RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Brad Hogg6 (5)
Jason Gillespie1 (2)
Anil Kumble9-0-40-2
Venkatesh Prasad8-0-56-1
Kumble to Hogg, 1 run

whipped to long-on

Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesTitan CupAustralia tour of India
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin
Match numberODI no. 1137
Match daysdaynight(50-over match)
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Arani Jayaprakash
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SK Sharma
TV Umpire
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Jasbir Singh
Match Referee
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John Reid
PointsIndia 2, Australia 0