ICC World Cup, 2nd Match, Group A: Australia v Scotland at Basseterre, Mar 14, 2007
ICC World Cup - 2nd match, Group A
Australia won by 203 runs
Played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts (neutral venue)
14 March 2007 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist lbw b Brown 46 71 55 7 0 83.63
16.6 Dougie nails Gilchrist. Scotland fielders mob the bowler. Plumb in front. Full and straight on the middle stump line, Gilchrist tries to swing it across the line on a bent knee. No wood on leather and the ball thuds into the pad. Dead duck. 91/1
View dismissal ML Hayden lbw b Haq 60 114 73 6 1 82.19
26.5 Gotcha! Round the wicket again and the ball pitches on middle and turns away. Hayden tries to drive through the on side but can't account for the spin after the ball grips the surface. Loud appeal and 'slow death' Steve Bucknor raises the finger 139/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Wright 113 144 93 9 5 121.50
45.2 He is gone! He attempts another slap-slog, across the line, makes no contact and his offstump is pegged back. 274/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Haq 15 29 20 1 0 75.00
34.3 Gotcha! Haq cleans up Clarke. Flat and fast as the offspinner pushed that one through, slightly short as well and Clarke goes for a pull but is beaten by the pace. The middle stump is pegged back. 193/3
View dismissal BJ Hodge c Hoffmann b Rogers 29 62 28 3 0 103.57
43.1 turns in from outside off, Hussey goes back, eases it to cover region 256/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey st †Smith b Hoffmann 4 19 6 0 0 66.66
46.1 Colin Smith .... you beauty. Smart work behind the stumps. Full in length and angling away, Hussey makes no contact with his intended drive and his back foot is in the air. Smith gathers and quickly whips off the bails even as Hussey tries to get his foot down. Too close to call. Referred upstairs and after numerous viewings it has been given out. correctly at that. 276/6
SR Watson not out 18 23 11 3 0 163.63
GB Hogg not out 40 15 15 3 3 266.66
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 5, nb 1) 9
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 334 (6.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket PJC Hoffmann 10 0 57 1 5.70 35 6 2 (2w)
46.1 to Hussey, Colin Smith .... you beauty. Smart work behind the stumps. Full in length and angling away, Hussey makes no contact with his intended drive and his back foot is in the air. Smith gathers and quickly whips off the bails even as Hussey tries to get his foot down. Too close to call. Referred upstairs and after numerous viewings it has been given out. correctly at that. 276/6
  JAR Blain 4 0 29 0 7.25 14 5 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wicket CM Wright 10 0 58 1 5.80 27 6 0
45.2 to Ponting, He is gone! He attempts another slap-slog, across the line, makes no contact and his offstump is pegged back. 274/5
View wicket DR Brown 9 0 86 1 9.55 18 9 3 (2w)
16.6 to Gilchrist, Dougie nails Gilchrist. Scotland fielders mob the bowler. Plumb in front. Full and straight on the middle stump line, Gilchrist tries to swing it across the line on a bent knee. No wood on leather and the ball thuds into the pad. Dead duck. 91/1
View wicket GA Rogers 10 0 52 1 5.20 28 3 2
43.1 to Hodge, turns in from outside off, Hussey goes back, eases it to cover region 256/4
View wickets RM Haq 7 0 49 2 7.00 15 3 2
26.5 to Hayden, Gotcha! Round the wicket again and the ball pitches on middle and turns away. Hayden tries to drive through the on side but can't account for the spin after the ball grips the surface. Loud appeal and 'slow death' Steve Bucknor raises the finger 139/2
34.3 to Clarke, Gotcha! Haq cleans up Clarke. Flat and fast as the offspinner pushed that one through, slightly short as well and Clarke goes for a pull but is beaten by the pace. The middle stump is pegged back. 193/3
  Scotland innings (target: 335 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DF Watts b McGrath 9 40 25 0 0 36.00
9.3 Played on! McGrath gets yet another ODI victim. Lands on a length, just outside off, comes in a touch and Watts plays with soft hands. Too soft and it rolls back to the off stump. 32/3
View dismissal RM Haq run out (McGrath/Tait) 16 23 22 2 0 72.72
5.5 from Tait, Clarke misses a run-out but McGrath does it! Punched to cover and they set off for a run. Clarke fires in a throw at the non-striker's end, the batsman had given up but the ball misses the sticks. They run for overthrows. They turn greedy, they want two of them but Haq can' t beat McGrath's throw. He was looking pretty good in the middle but he has to get back to the hutch now. 21/1
View dismissal NS Poonia b Tait 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
7.4 Ripper! Full ball this time and swinging in from outside off. Poonia tries to get his bat down in time but can only end up playing all over it. Ball beats him for pace and clatters into the middle and leg stumps. Too fast and too furious. 27/2
View dismissal RR Watson c Bracken b McGrath 6 21 20 0 0 30.00
13.3 Surprise bouncer. Not a surprising result. Right at the throat and Watson is unable to get away from it. Ends up fending a dolly to Bracken at short fine leg 37/4
View dismissal GM Hamilton c †Gilchrist b McGrath 3 23 18 0 0 16.66
15.3 Wicket no 48, in the World Cup games, for Pigeon! Typical Mcgrath delivery. A teaser on the off stump line and Hamilton is sucked into a fatal prod. 42/5
View dismissal DR Brown c Watson b Hodge 19 55 37 3 0 51.35
27.4 Joy for Hodge. Maiden ODI wicket. Tossed up and Dougie Brown couldn't resist a hit. Sends it down the throat of Watson at long on. 89/6
View dismissal CJO Smith b Hogg 51 93 76 7 0 67.10
40.1 Sharp turn there! Cleans up Smith. Lands outside off stump and spins back sharply. He shapes to cut but is surprised by the turn and its all over. Good outing for Smith. This is the 48th instance of a batsman registering 50+ score on World Cup debut.
Since Blain is injured and won't bat, Australia have sealed up a facile win. 131/9
View dismissal CM Wright* lbw b Tait 4 12 21 0 0 19.04
32.5 Gone. That's much better. Full and straight and screaming quick. Wright shuffles across the crease and is a sitting duck in front of the wicket. Struck on the pads and Asoka de Silva has no hesitation in giving the decision. Plumb as it gets. Tait strikes 104/7
View dismissal GA Rogers run out (Hayden/†Gilchrist) 6 29 19 0 0 31.57
39.6 Bracken to Smith, A run out! offcutter on the off stump line, pushed towards Hayden who rushes in from point and rolls it along the ground to Gilchrist - lost some time there but still fast enough to catch the batsman short. 131/8
PJC Hoffmann not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
JAR Blain absent -
Extras (lb 9, w 6, nb 1) 16
  Total (all out; 40.1 overs) 131 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  NW Bracken 6 1 12 0 2.00 25 0 0
View wickets SW Tait 8 0 45 2 5.62 30 6 0 (3w)
7.4 to Poonia, Ripper! Full ball this time and swinging in from outside off. Poonia tries to get his bat down in time but can only end up playing all over it. Ball beats him for pace and clatters into the middle and leg stumps. Too fast and too furious. 27/2
32.5 to Wright, Gone. That's much better. Full and straight and screaming quick. Wright shuffles across the crease and is a sitting duck in front of the wicket. Struck on the pads and Asoka de Silva has no hesitation in giving the decision. Plumb as it gets. Tait strikes 104/7
View wickets GD McGrath 6 1 14 3 2.33 29 2 0 (1nb)
9.3 to Watts, Played on! McGrath gets yet another ODI victim. Lands on a length, just outside off, comes in a touch and Watts plays with soft hands. Too soft and it rolls back to the off stump. 32/3
13.3 to Watson, Surprise bouncer. Not a surprising result. Right at the throat and Watson is unable to get away from it. Ends up fending a dolly to Bracken at short fine leg 37/4
15.3 to Hamilton, Wicket no 48, in the World Cup games, for Pigeon! Typical Mcgrath delivery. A teaser on the off stump line and Hamilton is sucked into a fatal prod. 42/5
  SR Watson 7 1 18 0 2.57 31 2 0 (1w)
View wicket GB Hogg 7.1 1 16 1 2.23 30 1 0
40.1 to Smith, Sharp turn there! Cleans up Smith. Lands outside off stump and spins back sharply. He shapes to cut but is surprised by the turn and its all over. Good outing for Smith. This is the 48th instance of a batsman registering 50+ score on World Cup debut.
Since Blain is injured and won't bat, Australia have sealed up a facile win. 131/9
View wicket BJ Hodge 6 0 17 1 2.83 23 1 0
27.4 to Brown, Joy for Hodge. Maiden ODI wicket. Tossed up and Dougie Brown couldn't resist a hit. Sends it down the throat of Watson at long on. 89/6

Match details


Toss - Scotland, who chose to field
Points - Australia 2, Scotland 0
Player of the match - RT Ponting (Australia)
Umpires - SA Bucknor and EAR de Silva (Sri Lanka)
TV umpire - AL Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - MR Benson (England)

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (48 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (AC Gilchrist 25, ML Hayden 21, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Australia: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (118 balls), Extras 4
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 28.2 overs (174 balls), Extras 5
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 48 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 191/2 in 34.0 overs (RT Ponting 66, MJ Clarke 13)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (RT Ponting 38, MJ Clarke 13, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 35.1 overs (215 balls), Extras 6
    • Rain: Australia - 241/3 in 40.2 overs (RT Ponting 91, BJ Hodge 23)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (RT Ponting 26, BJ Hodge 24, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 41.2 overs (252 balls), Extras 6
    • RT Ponting: 100 off 85 balls (9 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 48.3 overs (297 balls), Extras 9
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 22 balls (SR Watson 17, GB Hogg 34, Ex 1)
    • Scotland innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Scotland - 42/5 in 15.3 overs (DR Brown 4)
    • Scotland: 50 runs in 18.3 overs (113 balls), Extras 3
    • Scotland: 100 runs in 32.3 overs (199 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Scotland - 104/7 in 32.5 overs (CJO Smith 35)
    • Drinks: Scotland - 114/7 in 35.0 overs (CJO Smith 40, GA Rogers 1)
    • CJO Smith: 50 off 72 balls (7 x 4)
    • Official Attendance - 2,568
 
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