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Monday, February 04, 2008

Lee shines but to no avail as rain ruins game

India 194 [45 overs] (G Gambhir 39, M S Dhoni 37, B Lee 9-2-27-5); Australia 3/51 [7.3 overs].
No result.

It's a pity that there isn't a player of the match award for no result games, because Brett Lee deserved one for his outstanding quick bowling performance against India.

The longstanding Gabba tradition of rain interfering with play returned with a vengeance. The match was interestingly poised (and frequent recourse was had to the Duckworth - Lewis method) but even for television viewers there seemed to be too many stoppages to keep up with the changing targets. S Rajeesh on Cricinfo tries valiantly to explain them, but I suspect that most people at the ground were relieved when the ultimate downpour ended the game.

Scorecard.

Cricinfo Bulletin.

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