June 24, 2001

10th Match (Final), Australia v Pakistan, NatWest Series, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1728th ODI in cricket history.

  • Pakistan became the first team in one day internationals to play 500 matches .Australia was playing its 487th match.

  • It was the 60th match between these two sides. The record now reads : Australia 33,Pakistan 24,tied one and abandoned 2.

  • Umpires David Shepherd and Peter Willey were officiating in their 97th and 23rd match respectively.

  • Australia and Pakistan were facing each other in the final of a tournament for the eighth time. Australia has won on seven occasions while Pakistan emerged victorious only once.

  • The wicket of Abdur Razzaq was 50th for Brett Lee in his 29th match. He became 22nd Australian and 125th bowler in all to reach this landmark. Lee also became the fourth fastest for Australia to do so after Dennis Lillee (24), Shane Warne (25),Len Pascoe (26) and alongwith Carl Rackemann (29)

  • Lee needed only one year and 165 days since his debut (v Pakistan at Brisbane on January 9,2000) to complete his 50 wickets which is the second shortest period for Australia after Shane Warne who reached his milestone in one year and 35 days. The ODI record, however, is held by India's Ajit Agarkar who needed only 182 days for his 50 wickets.

  • Inzamam-ul-Haq on 12 became third batsman after Mark Waugh (5132 runs in 128 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (5078 runs in 133 innings) to complete 5000 runs in a career in matches batting first.

  • Australia's win by nine wickets was the fourth largest in the final of a tournament by a team batting second. India had beaten Zimbabwe by ten wickets in the final of the Champions Trophy in November 1998 which remains the largest win by a side in the final of a tournament. The details :

Margin

Winner

Total

Loser

Total

Venue

Date

Competition

10 wickets

Ind

197-0

Zim

196-9

Sharjah

13-11-1998

Champions Trophy

9 wickets

SA

115-1

Pak

114

Cape Town

23-04-1998

Standard Bank Int.Series

9 wickets

Ind

197-1

Ken

196

Calcutta

31-05-1998

Coca Cola Series

9 wickets

Aus

156-1

Pak

152

Lord's

23-06-2001

NatWest Series

8 wickets

Ind

177-2

Pak

176-9

Melbourne

10-03-1985

B&H World Series

8 wickets

Aus

164-2

NZ

162

Auckland

11-03-1990

Rothman's Cup

8 wickets

Ind

233-2

SL

230-7

Sharjah

14-04-1995

Asia Cup

8 wickets

SL

240-2

Ind

239-7

Colombo RPS

26-07-1997

Asia Cup

8 wickets

Pak

129-2

Ind

125

Sharjah

16-04-1999

Coca Cola Cup

8 wickets

Aus

133-2

Pak

132

Lord's

20-06-1999

World Cup

8 wickets

SL

208-2

Aus

202

Colombo RPS

31-08-1999

Aiwa Cup

  • By winning the match with 141 balls to spare Australia recorded the second largest victory by any team batting second in the final of a tournament. Interestingly the all time ODI record was also made in the match between these two sides and at this same venue when Australia beat Pakistan in the final of ICC World Cup with 179 balls to spare in June 1999.The following table has the complete detail of all such instances :

Balls

Winner

Total

Loser

Total

Venue

Date

Competition

179

Aus

133-2

Pak

132

Lord's

20-06-1999

World Cup

141

Aus

156-1

Pak

152

Lord's

23-06-2001

NatWest Series

134

SA

115-1

Pak

114

Cape Town

23-04-1998

Standard Bank Int.Series

132

Pak

129-2

Ind

125

Sharjah

16-04-1999

Coca Cola Cup

120

Ind

197-0

Zim

196-9

Sharjah

13-11-1999

Champions Trophy

113

Aus

138-4

NZ

137-9

Auckland

26-02-1995

New Zealand Centenary

90

Ind

197-1

Ken

196

Calcutta

31-05-1998

Coca Cola Series

79

SL

240-2

Ind

239-7

Colombo RPS

26-07-1997

Asia Cup

65

Aus

164-4

NZ

162

Auckland

11-03-1990

Rothman's Cup

64

Ind

140-7

Aus

139

Sharjah

29-03-1985

Rothman's Trophy

64

SA

204-3

Pak

203

Nairobi Gym

06-10-1996

Kenya Centenary

63

SL

208-2

Aus

202

Colombo RPS

31-08-1999

Aiwa Cup

62

WI

190-5

Pak

187

Johannesburg

27-02-1993

Total International Series

59

Eng

167-5

Pak

166-9

Perth

07-01-1987

B&H Challenge

56

SA

210-6

SL

209-7

Lahore

08-11-1997

Wills Trophy

  • The win was Australia's 21st in a competition comprising of at least three teams.

  • Adam Gilchrist was winning his ninth Man of the Match award in his 119th match.

  • At the end of the series :

  • Australia's overall ODI record : played 487, won 279,lost 190,tied 6 and abandoned 12.

  • Pakistan's overall ODI record : played 500,won 261,lost 223,tied 6 and abandoned 10.

  • England's overall ODI record : played 331,won 162,lost 158,tied 2 and abandoned 9.

  • Steve Waugh's captaining record : played 98,won 63,lost 31,tied one and abandoned 3.

  • Waqar Younis' captaincy record : played 15,won 10,lost 5.

  • Alec Stewart's captaincy record : played 40,won 14,lost 25 and abandoned one.