2003–04 VB Series


2003–04 VB Series

Infobox cricket series
series=VB Series
partof=the Zimbabwean cricket team in Australia in 2003-04 and the Indian cricket team in Australia in 2003-04
date=January 9, 2004February 8, 2004
place=Australia
result=Won by cr|AUS
team1=cr|AUS
team2=cr|IND
team3=cr|ZIM
captain1=Ricky Ponting
captain2=Sourav Ganguly
captain3=Heath Streak
runs1=Gilchrist (498) Hayden (425)
runs2=VVS Laxman (443) Yuvraj Singh (314)
runs3=Ervine (265) Carlisle (223)
wickets1=Williams (15) Lee (12)
wickets2=Pathan (16) Balaji (13)
wickets3=Streak (15) Ervine (12)

The 2003-04 VB-Series was a cricket tri-series involving touring nations India and Zimbabwe and hosts Australia. Australia won the tournament, who lost one match in the group stage, by defeating India in the 2-match final. Adam Gilchrist was named Man of the Series for his 498 runs at an average of 62.25.

Group Stage

Table

Key

*BP = Bonus points.:1 bonus point was awarded to the winning team if their run rate was 1.025x than that of the losing team.
*CP = Consolation points:1 consolation point was awarded to the losing team if they denied the winning team from receiving the bonus point.

Points system

*Won = 5 points
*Lost = 0 points
*Tie or No result = 3 points
*Standard net run rate rules applied.

Position deciders

The deciding factors, in order, on table position were:
#Total points
#Games won
#Head-to-head result
#Bonus points
#Net run rate

Matches

Match 1: Australia v India

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 9
team1 = cr-rt|AUS
score1 = 288 (48.3 overs)
score2 = 270 (49 overs)
team2 = cr|IND
runs1 = Andrew Symonds 88 (102)
Michael Clarke 63 (66)
wickets1 = Ajit Agarkar 6/42 (9.3 overs)
runs2 = Sourav Ganguly 82 (83)
Sachin Tendulkar 63 (69)
wickets2 = Ian Harvey 3/52 (10 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 18 runs
report = [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/78/78784.html (scorecard)]
venue = Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
umpires = Steve Bucknor (WIN) and Simon Taufel (AUS)
motm = Andrew Symonds
rain =
Ajit Agarkar recorded his first 5 wicket haul, and his best career ODI figures to date. [cite web | url=http://statserver.cricket.org/guru?sdb=player;playerid=7129;class=odiplayer;filter=advanced;team=0;opposition=0;notopposition=0;homeaway=0;continent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;groundid=0;season=0;startdefault=1998-04-01;start=1998-04-01;enddefault=2007-07-01;end=2007-07-01;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;scheduledovers=0;scheduleddays=0;innings=0;followon=0;result=0;seriesresult=0;captain=0;keeper=0;dnp=0;recent=;runslow=;runshigh=;batposition=0;dismissal=0;viewtype=bow_list;bowposition=0;ballslow=;ballshigh=;bpof=0;overslow=;overshigh=;conclow=;conchigh=;wicketslow=5;wicketshigh=;dismissalslow=;dismissalshigh=;caughtlow=;caughthigh=;caughttype=0;stumpedlow=;stumpedhigh=;csearch=;submit=1;.cgifields=viewtype | title=Statsguru - AB Agarkar - ODI Bowling - Innings by innings list | publisher=Cricinfo | accessdate=2007-07-20]

Match 2: Australia v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 11
team1 = cr-rt|AUS
score1 = 225/8 (50 overs)
score2 = 126 (37.3 overs)
team2 = cr|ZIM
runs1 = Andrew Symonds 42 (82)
wickets1 = Sean Ervine 3/53 (10 overs)
runs2 = Heath Streak 46 (92)
wickets2 = Brad Williams 5/22 (8.3 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 99 runs
report = [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/78/78813.html (scorecard)]
venue = Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
umpires = Rudi Koertzen (RSA) and Simon Taufel (AUS)
motm = Brad Williams
rain =

Brad Williams took his second 5 wicket haul, and recorded his best bowling figures with his 5/22. [cite web | url=http://statserver.cricket.org/guru?sdb=player;playerid=6290;class=odiplayer;filter=advanced;team=0;opposition=0;notopposition=0;homeaway=0;continent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;groundid=0;season=0;startdefault=2002-01-11;start=2002-01-11;enddefault=2004-05-25;end=2004-05-25;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;scheduledovers=0;scheduleddays=0;innings=0;followon=0;result=0;seriesresult=0;captain=0;keeper=0;dnp=0;recent=;runslow=;runshigh=;batposition=0;dismissal=0;viewtype=bow_list;bowposition=0;ballslow=;ballshigh=;bpof=0;overslow=;overshigh=;conclow=;conchigh=;wicketslow=5;wicketshigh=;dismissalslow=;dismissalshigh=;caughtlow=;caughthigh=;caughttype=0;stumpedlow=;stumpedhigh=;csearch=;submit=1;.cgifields=viewtype | title=Statsguru - BA Williams - ODI Bowling - Innings by Innings list | publisher=Cricinfo | accessdate=2007-07-20]

Match 3: India v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 14
team1 = cr-rt|ZIM
score1 = 208/6 (50 overs)
score2 = 211/3 (37.4 overs)
team2 = cr|IND
runs1 = Heath Streak 59* (68)
wickets1 = Virender Sehwag 2/40 (10 overs)
runs2 = Virender Sehwag 90 (102)
wickets2 = Douglas Hondo 1/39 (8 overs)
result = cr|IND won by 7 wickets
report = [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/78/78844.html (scorecard)]
venue = Bellerive Oval, Hobart
umpires = Steve Bucknor (WIN) and Peter Parker (AUS)
motm = Virender Sehwag
rain =

Match 4: Australia v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 16
team1 = cr-rt|AUS
score1 = 344/7 (50 overs)
score2 = 196/6 (50 overs)
team2 = cr|ZIM
runs1 = Adam Gilchrist 172 (126)
Matthew Hayden 63 (75)
wickets1 = Heath Streak 3/50 (10 overs)
runs2 = Heath Streak 64* (82)
wickets2 = Brett Lee 1/29 (10 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 148 runs
report = [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78864.html (scorecard)]
venue = Bellerive Oval, Hobart
umpires = Steve Davis (AUS) and Rudi Koertzen (RSA)
motm = Adam Gilchrist
rain =
Gilchrist's 172 is his personal highest score in both One Day Internationals and List A cricket. [cite web | url=http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5390.html | title=Players and Officials - Adam Gilchrist | publisher=Cricinfo | accessdate=2007-07-20] It was also the highest score by a wicket-keeper in ODI cricket until Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 183* in 2007. [cite web | url=http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/289060.html | title=Wisden - 2006 - India v Sri Lanka, 2005-06 | publisher=Cricinfo | accessdate=2007-07-20]

Match 5: Australia v India

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 18
team1 = cr-rt|IND
score1 = 303/4 (50 overs)
score2 = 284 (49.4 overs)
team2 = cr|AUS
runs1 = VVS Laxman 103* (113)
Sachin Tendulkar 86 (95)
Rahul Dravid 74 (64)
wickets1 = Brad Williams 1/40 (8 overs)
runs2 = Matthew Hayden 109 (107)
wickets2 = Lakshmipathy Balaji 4/48 (10 overs)
Irfan Pathan 3/64 (9.4 overs)
result = cr|IND won by 19 runs
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78882.html (scorecard)]
venue = Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba
umpires = Steve Bucknor (WIN) and Peter Parker (AUS)
motm = VVS Laxman
rain =

Match 6: India v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 20
team1 = cr-rt|IND
score1 = 255/6 (50 overs)
score2 = 231 (47.1 overs)
team2 = cr|ZIM
runs1 = Rahul Dravid 84 (106)
Yuvraj Singh 69 (76)
wickets1 = Sean Ervine 3/47 (10 overs)
runs2 = Sean Ervine 39 (27)
wickets2 = Sourav Ganguly 3/55 (10 overs)
result = cr|IND won by 24 runs
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78896.html (scorecard)]
venue = Bellerive Oval, Hobart
umpires = Steve Davis (AUS) and Rudi Koertzen (RSA)
motm = Yuvraj Singh
rain =

Match 7: Australia v India

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 22
team1 = cr-rt|IND
score1 = 296/4 (50 overs)
score2 = 225/8 (33.5 overs)
team2 = cr|AUS
runs1 = Yuvraj Singh 139 (122)
VVS Laxman 106* (130)
wickets1 = Brett Lee 2/46 (9 overs)
runs2 = Adam Gilchrist 95 (72)
wickets2 = Sourav Ganguly 3/41 (7 overs)
Irfan Pathan 3/51 (7 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 2 wickets (DL)
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78908.html (scorecard)]
venue = Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
umpires = Steve Bucknor (WIN) and Daryl Harper (AUS)
motm = Yuvraj Singh
rain = Match shortened due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 225 runs in 34 overs for Australia.

Match 8: India v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 24
team1 = cr-rt|IND
score1 = 280/7 (50 overs)
score2 = 277/6 (50 overs)
team2 = cr|ZIM
runs1 = VVS Laxman 131 (138)
Rahul Dravid 56 (72)
Rohan Gavaskar 54 (62)
wickets1 = Heath Streak 3/53 (10 overs)
runs2 = Stuart Carlisle 109 (128)
Sean Ervine 100 (100)
wickets2 = Ajit Agarkar 3/39 (10 overs)
result = cr|IND won by 3 runs
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78934.html (scorecard)]
venue = Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
umpires = Daryl Harper (AUS) and Rudi Koertzen (RSA)
motm = VVS Laxman
rain =

Match 9: Australia v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 26
team1 = cr-rt|AUS
score1 = 279/7 (50 overs)
score2 = 266/8 (50 overs)
team2 = cr|ZIM
runs1 = Michael Bevan 75 (91)
Ricky Ponting 63 (71)
wickets1 = Heath Streak 3/45 (10 overs)
runs2 = Grant Flower 94 (106)
wickets2 = Brad Williams 2/38 (8 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 13 runs
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78948.html (scorecard)]
venue = Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
umpires = Steve Bucknor (WIN) and Steve Davis (AUS)
motm = Grant Flower
rain =

Match 10: Australia v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = January 29
team1 = cr-rt|AUS
score1 = 263/9 (50 overs)
score2 =
team2 = cr|ZIM
runs1 = Michael Bevan 56 (56)
wickets1 = Heath Streak 2/47 (10 overs)
runs2 =
wickets2 =
result = No result
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78956.html (scorecard)]
venue = Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
umpires = Rudi Koertzen (RSA) and Peter Parker (AUS)
motm =
rain = Match abandoned due to rain.

Match 11: Australia v India

Limited Overs Matches
date = February 1
team1 = cr-rt|IND
score1 = 203 (49 overs)
score2 = 204/5 (32 overs)
team2 = cr|AUS
runs1 = Yuvraj Singh 47 (62)
wickets1 = Brett Lee 3/22 (10 overs)
runs2 = Adam Gilchrist 75 (65)
Andrew Symonds 73 (57)
wickets2 = Ajit Agarkar 2/56 (9 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 5 wickets
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78979.html (scorecard)]
venue = WACA Ground, Perth
umpires = Steve Bucknor (WIN) and Daryl Harper (AUS)
motm = Adam Gilchrist
rain =

Match 12: India v Zimbabwe

Limited Overs Matches
date = February 3
team1 = cr-rt|ZIM
score1 = 135 (34.4 overs)
score2 = 136/6 (30.3 overs)
team2 = cr|IND
runs1 = Stuart Matsikenyeri 36 (46)
wickets1 = Irfan Pathan 4/24 (10 overs)
Amit Bhandari 3/31 (7.4 overs)
runs2 = Hemang Badani 34 (59)
wickets2 = Sean Ervine 2/29 (8.3 overs)
result = cr|IND won by 4 wickets
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/78/78986.html (scorecard)]
venue = WACA Ground, Perth
umpires = Rudi Koertzen (RSA) and Simon Taufel (AUS)
motm = Irfan Pathan
rain =

Final series

First final

Limited Overs Matches
date = February 6
team1 = cr-rt|IND
score1 = 222 (49 overs)
score2 = 224/3 (40.1 overs)
team2 = cr|AUS
runs1 = Hemang Badani 60* (81)
Ajit Agarkar 53 (62)
wickets1 = Brett Lee 2/34 (9 overs)
runs2 = Ricky Ponting 88 (80)
Matthew Hayden 50 (91)
wickets2 = Lakshmipathy Balaji 3/52 (10 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 7 wickets
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/79/79000.html (scorecard)]
venue = Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
umpires = Steve Bucknor (WIN) and Simon Taufel (AUS)
motm = Ricky Ponting
rain =

econd final

Limited Overs Matches
date = February 8
team1 = cr-rt|AUS
score1 = 359/5 (50 overs)
score2 = 151 (33.2 overs)
team2 = cr|IND
runs1 = Matthew Hayden 126 (122)
Damien Martyn 67 (76)
Andrew Symonds 66 (39)
wickets1 = Ashish Nehra 2/63 (10 overs)
runs2 = Irfan Pathan 30 (41)
wickets2 = Brad Williams 2/12 (6.2 overs)
result = cr|AUS won by 208 runs
report = [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/79/79019.html (scorecard)]
venue = Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
umpires = Daryl Harper (AUS) and Rudi Koertzen (RSA)
motm = Matthew Hayden
rain =

Notes

References

* [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Seasons/AUS/2003-04_AUS_VB_Series_2003-04.html CricketArchive]
* [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/OD_TOURNEYS/VBS/ Cricinfo]
** [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/OD_TOURNEYS/VBS/wci/statistics.html Cricinfo: Series statistics]

ee also

*Indian cricket team in Australia in 2003-04
*Zimbabwean cricket team in Australia in 2003-04


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