Standard Bank International One-day Series final


At Durban, February 13 (day/night). South Africa won by 16 runs, India's target having been revised to 251 for 40 overs. Toss: South Africa.

The pitch played better than on the previous day, and most of South Africa's top order contributed to getting sufficient runs on the board. Rain interrupted the match again, but there was time to set India a reduced target, which they pursued with gusto. Tendulkar smashed 45 off 33 balls, with a six and seven fours, and added 66 with Dravid at eight an over. Cronje had him caught off a well-disguised slower ball, but Dravid kept cranking up the rate, supported by Azharuddin. The chase only petered out when Azharuddin fell to a fine diving catch by Rhodes and Dravid drove to Kirsten on the mid-wicket boundary.

Man of the Match: R. Dravid. Man of the Series: W. J. Cronje. Attendance: 20,259.

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