2007–08 Commonwealth Bank Series


2007–08 Commonwealth Bank Series

Date 3 February 2008 – 4 March 2008
Location Australia
Result Won by India (2–0 in final series)
Player of the series Nathan Bracken
Teams
Australia India Sri Lanka
Captains
Ricky Ponting MS Dhoni M Jayawardene
Most runs
Adam Gilchrist 322
Michael Clarke 314
Matthew Hayden 298
Gautam Gambhir 440
Sachin Tendulkar 399
MS Dhoni 347
Kumar Sangakkara 326
Mahela Jayawardene 214
Tillakaratne Dilshan 170
Most wickets
Nathan Bracken 21
Brett Lee 16
Mitchell Johnson 11
Ishant Sharma 14
Irfan Pathan 11
Praveen Kumar 10
Lasith Malinga 12
Ishara Amerasinghe 9
Muttiah Muralitharan 9
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The 2007–08 edition of the Commonwealth Bank Series was a One Day International cricket tournament held in Australia. The Commonwealth Bank Series is an annual event involving the national teams of Australia, India and Sri Lanka. India won the event with a 2–0 sweep of the hosts in the final series.

The first two matches were shaping up for excellent contests after their first Innings. However heavy rain in Brisbane, caused by a cyclone in the Pacific ocean, saw the first two matches of the series abandoned. Australia was first to win a match in the series after a Sri Lanka collapsed in game 3.

Australia was the best team during the regular matches, taking 4 wins with bonus points. However India defeated Australia 2–0 in the best of 3 final series to win the tournament. This was the second time in a row that Australia lost their home tri-nations' series. In the previous year they had lost to England. Fast bowler Nathan Bracken was the leading wicket taker in the tournament with 21 wickets and was named Player of the Series. Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and left-arm spinner Brad Hogg retired from One Day International after the second final.

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