ICC World Cup, 29th Match, Super Eights: Australia v Bangladesh at North Sound, Mar 31, 2007
ICC World Cup - 29th match, Super Eights
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
31 March 2007 (50-over match)
  Bangladesh innings (22 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c Hogg b Bracken 3 11 14 0 0 21.42
2.4 Got 'em. Bracken takes the pace off the ball and drops it at a good length. Tamim on his knees and thinking of the slog sweep. Then he realises it's too wide and decides to go with the slap over the bowler's head. Can't get the timing yet again and only manages a tame catch to Brad Hogg at mid-off. One down. 4/1
View dismissal Shahriar Nafees b McGrath 1 15 4 0 0 25.00
3.3 Touche! 132.3mph. That's No.55 for GD McGrath, equalling Wasim Akram's record for the most World Cup dismissals. Yorker homing in on middle stump. Too quick for Shahriar and was nailed all ends up. Plays all over it and loses his off stump. GD McGrath, take a bow! 8/2
View dismissal Aftab Ahmed c Bracken b McGrath 11 14 7 1 0 157.14
5.3 Catch! You beauty! Back of a length on off, Aftab down the track and tries to drive over mid-off but can't get the timing. Just like Tamim. It appears to have the elevation to beat mid-off but, Oh, look who's there. Nathan Bracken times his jump perfectly and latches on to the ball while in mid-air. You specy! McGrath becomes the highest wicket-taker in World Cups. Take a bow, again. 25/3
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c †Gilchrist b Tait 25 50 36 0 1 69.44
16.2 Nailed 'em. Wide and full of off stump, 90mph. Saqib goes for the drive but can only get a thick edge. Easy take by Gilchrist behind the stumps. Not Tait's best delivery today but as it happens, produces a wicket. He's come back well in the second spell. 65/5
View dismissal Mohammad Ashraful c Ponting b McGrath 6 11 8 1 0 75.00
7.5 Goodbye Mr Ashraful. Slow delivery from the master. Good length on off and tempting, very tempting. Ashraful makes room again and tries to clear mid-on but is deceived by the pace. Ball soars high in the air, Ponting back-peddles and takes a well-judged catch. McGrath's spell reads 3.5-0-9-3. Bread and butter for Pidge 37/4
View dismissal Habibul Bashar* c Ponting b Bracken 24 48 43 0 0 55.81
21.1 Another slower ball does the trick. Bracken rolls his fingers over that one and drops it slightly short outside off. Basher pulls it feebly but can't beat Ricky Ponting at short midwicket. Easily done. 97/6
Mashrafe Mortaza not out 25 21 17 2 1 147.05
Mushfiqur Rahim not out 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (w 7) 7
  Total (6 wickets; 22 overs) 104 (4.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets NW Bracken 4 0 20 2 5.00 10 1 0 (1w)
2.4 to Tamim Iqbal, Got 'em. Bracken takes the pace off the ball and drops it at a good length. Tamim on his knees and thinking of the slog sweep. Then he realises it's too wide and decides to go with the slap over the bowler's head. Can't get the timing yet again and only manages a tame catch to Brad Hogg at mid-off. One down. 4/1
21.1 to Habibul Bashar, Another slower ball does the trick. Bracken rolls his fingers over that one and drops it slightly short outside off. Basher pulls it feebly but can't beat Ricky Ponting at short midwicket. Easily done. 97/6
View wickets GD McGrath 5 0 16 3 3.20 21 2 0 (1w)
3.3 to Shahriar Nafees, Touche! 132.3mph. That's No.55 for GD McGrath, equalling Wasim Akram's record for the most World Cup dismissals. Yorker homing in on middle stump. Too quick for Shahriar and was nailed all ends up. Plays all over it and loses his off stump. GD McGrath, take a bow! 8/2
5.3 to Aftab Ahmed, Catch! You beauty! Back of a length on off, Aftab down the track and tries to drive over mid-off but can't get the timing. Just like Tamim. It appears to have the elevation to beat mid-off but, Oh, look who's there. Nathan Bracken times his jump perfectly and latches on to the ball while in mid-air. You specy! McGrath becomes the highest wicket-taker in World Cups. Take a bow, again. 25/3
7.5 to Mohammad Ashraful, Goodbye Mr Ashraful. Slow delivery from the master. Good length on off and tempting, very tempting. Ashraful makes room again and tries to clear mid-on but is deceived by the pace. Ball soars high in the air, Ponting back-peddles and takes a well-judged catch. McGrath's spell reads 3.5-0-9-3. Bread and butter for Pidge 37/4
View wicket SW Tait 4 0 28 1 7.00 12 1 1 (4w)
16.2 to Shakib Al Hasan, Nailed 'em. Wide and full of off stump, 90mph. Saqib goes for the drive but can only get a thick edge. Easy take by Gilchrist behind the stumps. Not Tait's best delivery today but as it happens, produces a wicket. He's come back well in the second spell. 65/5
  SR Watson 1.4 0 4 0 2.40 7 0 0
  GB Hogg 5 0 20 0 4.00 11 0 0
  A Symonds 2.2 0 16 0 6.85 5 0 1 (1w)
  Australia innings (target: 105 runs from 22 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
AC Gilchrist not out 59 56 44 8 1 134.09
ML Hayden not out 47 56 39 3 3 120.51
Extras 0
  Total (0 wickets; 13.5 overs; 56 mins) 106 (7.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  Mashrafe Mortaza 4 0 20 0 5.00 12 2 0
  Tapash Baisya 2.5 0 35 0 12.35 4 5 1
  Aftab Ahmed 0.1 0 1 0 6.00 0 0 0
  Abdur Razzak 3 0 15 0 5.00 11 2 0
  Mohammad Rafique 3 0 21 0 7.00 8 2 1
  Shakib Al Hasan 0.5 0 14 0 16.80 1 0 2

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Points - Australia 2, Bangladesh 0
Player of the match - GD McGrath (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and BF Bowden (New Zealand)
TV umpire - RE Koertzen (South Africa)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - Asad Rauf (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Bangladesh innings
    • Wet Ground: Bangladesh - 0/0
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (76 balls), Extras 4
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 21.4 overs (137 balls), Extras 7
    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (AC Gilchrist 31, ML Hayden 19, Ex 0)
    • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 40 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 82 balls (AC Gilchrist 59, ML Hayden 41, Ex 0)
    • Official Attendance - 5,788
 
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