At Durban, February 12 (day/night). No result. Toss: India.
The first attempt to stage the final was ended by rain; South Africa were in firm control, but a result could not be declared as they had not faced 25 overs of their reply to India's 191. The match was still counted as an international under ICC rules. Tendulkar reached 5,000 runs in his 141st game before he was controversially given out, caught by Rhodes at point; television replays suggested that the ball might have been grounded before the catch was completed.