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Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar gave the Indians a perfect start to the final scoring 117 and 69, which improved their dreamcricket value by $237 (14.52%) and $114 (8.36%). With that start the Indians seemed to have the match in their pocket, but Chris Cairns spoiled the party with his unbeaten knock of 102 to move up by $192 (18.15%).

Chris Harris also chipped in with a valuable 46 run to help the Kiwis win their first major trophy. Venkatash Prasad was the star bowler taking three wickets to gain $85. Scott Styris had a $80 day with 2 run outs and a 2 wicket burst to help his stock gain 9.54%.

India rookie Zaheer Khan had a dismal day with the bowl going down by $10.

It was a well derserved victory for the All Blacks and a very bright future for the new look Indian team!

Match 9 India b South Africa Indian captain Saurav Ganguly steers India to a comfortable victory against South Africa to reach the finals of the ICC World Cup. Ganguly became the highest point gainer for the tournament with an amazing gain of $301, up 22.61% today and moved into the top slot of the dreamcricket player ranking.

Mark Boucher had a strong batting performance for the South African team, but rest of the team failed to support him. Boucher moved up by $125 (11.57%) and his Indian counterpart had a busy day behind the wickets with two catches and a stumping to move up by $121. (16.58%)

Vinod Kambli and Robin Singh were on the downside, losing $10 each.

India will play the Kiwis on 15th in the finals

Match 8 New Zealand b Pakistan
Saeed Anwar scored another century today, but could not rescue Pakistan from spirited New Zealand team. SB O'Connor took five wickets to give the Kiwi batsman a chance to score a stunning victory over Pakistan to reach the finals on the ICC Knowck-Out, and then Twose (12.73%), Astle (12.11%) & McMilan (8.67%) came through in fine form.

But the day belonged to O'Connor, who was the highest gainer for the tournament so far with a astounding 31.43% gain, moving up by $220. Anwar continued where he left from the previous match, gaining 15.63% for his century earning him $204 for for the day and Azar Mahmood moved up by $144 (13.27%) for his 4 wicket haul.

Paul Wiseman, who gained 22% in the first match, gave up some of those gains today going down by $10 and Arshad Khan went down by $8.

Match 7 South Africa b England
All round performance by Jacques Kallis helped South Africa move into the semifinal of the ICC World Cup. Kallis gained $143 for scoring 78 runs and taking 2 wickets to increase his value by 13.62%. But the highest gainer for the day was Graeme Hick adding $130 to his value, gaining 14.72%, while Boeta Dippenaar gained $110 (12.94%) and Shaun Pollock moved up by $105 (9.55%).

Andy Caddick went down by $20 for his dismal all round performance. Roger Telemachus and P. Grayson were down by $10 each.

Match 6 New Zealand b Zimbabwe
Roger Twose added vital runs to the New Zealand side and Paul Wiseman took four wickets put an end to Zimbabwe's dream of moving into the next round of the ICC World Cup. Wiseman's four wickets and a catch added $160 (22.86%) to his value making him the highest gainer for the day while Twose's 85 runs moved him up by $130 (17.33%).

Henry Olonga and Stuart Carlisle's performance went in vain however they contributed $127 (16.93%) and $92 (12.27%) to their dreamteam captains. Mluleki Nkala was on the negative side, going down by $8.

Match 5 Pakistan b Sri Lanka
What promised to be a great second round match on paper between powerhouses Pakistan and Sri Lanka, fizzled as Saeed Anwar's superb batting performance guides Pakistan to an easy victory. Anwar remained not out at 105 and gained $205 (18.64%) for his effort. Captain Moin Khan did not let any opportunities to go by behind the stumps taking three catches to move up by $120 (12.63%). Wasim Akram (8.1%) and Azar Mahmood (8.50%)were lethal with the ball taking three wickets each to move up by $85.

No notable performance from the Sri Lankan side. M. Muralitharan was the only player on the negative side, losing $10 for failing to add runs to the board.

Match 4 India b Australia
This match will not count towards dreamteam rankings

Match 3 England defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets
Nasser Hussian and Alec Stewart's strong batting partnership took care of business against Bangladesh to move into the second round. Hussian scored 95 runs to gain $160 (18.82%) and Stewart remained not out at 87 to move up by $112 (11.20%).

Javed Omar was the top performer from the Bangladesh side scoring 63 runs to move up by $88 (14.67%).

Enamul Hoque and Mushfiqur Rahman were on the negative side for their dismal bowling performance loosing 1.33% & 1.67% respectively.

Match 2 Sri Lanka won by 108 Runs
Sri Lanka easily defeated the West Indies to move into the second round of the ICC Knock Tournament. Batting first Sri Lanka put a formidable total for which the West Indian batsman had no answer. Man of the match Gunawardene scored 132 runs to move up by $232 (23.20%).

Other top performers were Jayawardene who added $117 to increase his value by 11.14% and Kaluwitharana moved up by $106 (14.13%).

Sylvester Joseph was only one player on the downside for failing to score any runs loosing (1.54%).

Match 1 India defeated Kenya by 8 wickets
India moved into the second round with a convincing win over host nation Kenya. It was a solid display of batting performance by top order Indian batsmen to easily surpass the Kenyan total of 208. Saurav Ganguly was the highest gainer scoring 66 runs and taking 2 catches to move up by $131. Rahul Dravid gained $113 for scoring 68 and taking a catch.

Most impressive mover of the day was Indian rookie Zaheer Khan, who took 3 wickets in his first international match to add $85 (14.17%) to his value making him the highest percentage gainer for the day. MO Odumbe and RD Shah were the highest gainers from the Kenyan side, moving up by $96 and $85 respectively.

On the negative side were three Kenyan players M. Sheikh ($20), H.S. Modi ($10) and LN Onyango ($10).

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