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RESULT
8th Match (D/N), Adelaide, January 24, 2004, VB Series
280/7
(50 ov, T:281) 277/6

India won by 3 runs

Player Of The Match
131 (138) & 2 catches
vvs-laxman
India celebrate after pulling off yet another close win against Zimbabwe
India celebrate after pulling off yet another close win against ZimbabweDavid Hancock/AFP
VVS Laxman took a blinder to get rid of Andy Blignaut and the wheels came off for Zimbabwe
VVS Laxman took a blinder to get rid of Andy Blignaut and the wheels came off for ZimbabweHamish Blair/Getty Images
Sourav Ganguly was desperate as Zimbabwe threatened to run away with the game
Sourav Ganguly was desperate as Zimbabwe threatened to run away with the gameDavid Hancock/AFP
Stuart Carlisle's magnificent century took Zimbabwe to the brink
Stuart Carlisle's magnificent century took Zimbabwe to the brinkHamish Blair/Getty Images
Sean Ervine could innovate when Zimbabwe needed to up the rate of scoring
Sean Ervine could innovate when Zimbabwe needed to up the rate of scoringDavid Hancock/AFP
Sean Ervine was the perfect partner for Stuart Carlisle
Sean Ervine was the perfect partner for Stuart CarlisleDavid Hancock/AFP
India began well as Lakshmipathy Balaji took a fine catch to dismiss Vusi Sibanda
India began well as Lakshmipathy Balaji took a fine catch to dismiss Vusi SibandaDavid Hancock/AFP
Rohan Gavaskar celebrated his maiden ODI half-century
Rohan Gavaskar celebrated his maiden ODI half-centuryHamish Blair/Getty Images
Rohan Gavaskar proved an able ally for VVS Laxman
Rohan Gavaskar proved an able ally for VVS LaxmanHamish Blair/Getty Images
Even with India in trouble VVS Laxman batted fluently
Even with India in trouble VVS Laxman batted fluentlyHamish Blair/Getty Images
A flag flutters at half mast above the Bradman stands as the sun finally set on Zimbabwe
A flag flutters at half mast above the Bradman stands as the sun finally set on ZimbabweDavid Hancock/AFP
Sean Ervine was tragically run out and India were back in the hunt
Sean Ervine was tragically run out and India were back in the huntHamish Blair/Getty Images
Sean Ervine and Stuart Carlisle had piled on a record 202 runs
Sean Ervine and Stuart Carlisle had piled on a record 202 runsHamish Blair/Getty Images
Sean Ervine's maiden century was his most important innings for Zimbabwe
Sean Ervine's maiden century was his most important innings for ZimbabweHamish Blair/Getty Images
Stuart Carlisle made sure he took no risks and yet scored briskly
Stuart Carlisle made sure he took no risks and yet scored brisklyDavid Hancock/AFP
Stuart Carlisle had to put his head down as three wickets had fallen quickly
Stuart Carlisle had to put his head down as three wickets had fallen quicklyHamish Blair/Getty Images
It was VVS Laxman who saved the day for India with a magnificent century
It was VVS Laxman who saved the day for India with a magnificent centuryHamish Blair/Getty Images
VVS Laxman unfurled a wide array of strokes and sent the Zimbabweans scurrying for cover
VVS Laxman unfurled a wide array of strokes and sent the Zimbabweans scurrying for coverHamish Blair/Getty Images
VVS Laxman put the pressure back on Zimbabwe with some dismissive flicks
VVS Laxman put the pressure back on Zimbabwe with some dismissive flicksHamish Blair/Getty Images
VVS Laxman continued his charge against the bowlers
VVS Laxman continued his charge against the bowlersDavid Hancock/AFP
 
Zimbabwe Innings
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VB Series
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AUS861371.100
IND853290.282
ZIM8076-1.326