Commonwealth Bank Series, 2nd Final: Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 11, 2007
England won by 34 runs (D/L method)
11 February 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EC Joyce c Hodge b McGrath 15 37 27 3 0 55.55
8.1 short, Joyce looked to pull but didn't time it, didn't commit to hitting over the infield and Brad Hodge takes a really good catch with a full-length dive to his left at midwicket 34/1
View dismissal MB Loye run out (Hayden) 45 85 61 8 1 73.77
18.3 Watson to Bell, Mal Loye is run out. Bell steered it straight to backward point where Hayden picked the ball up and threw down the stumps at the striker's end ... Loye was not in the picture and even had Hayden missed Gilchrist would have had time to complete the run out. The calling was indecisive and the stop-start running calamitous 79/2
View dismissal IR Bell run out (Hussey) 26 84 45 1 0 57.77
25.4 Hogg to Collingwood, block and run into the off side, Hussey sprints in, picks up, twists and throws down the stumps at the striker's end and Bell is well short. Australia's fielding coach gives it out and the third umpire agrees. Great fielding but again a sniff of indecision in the calling 112/4
View dismissal AJ Strauss c †Gilchrist b Bracken 6 6 5 0 0 120.00
19.3 loose drive outside off stump, minimal footwork and Gilchrist holds an edge at chest height to his left. A good delivery which seemed to pick up some zip off the pitch 86/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Bracken 70 119 90 2 0 77.77
46.6 with third man up, Collingwood tries to reverse sweep but the ball glances off the face of the bat and Gilchrist barely has to move 231/6
View dismissal A Flintoff* c & b Lee 42 71 50 3 0 84.00
42.6 superb reflex catch ... driven hard back at Lee, right into his hands, and he does really well to cling on to it in his follow through ... it was at a perfect height but it was travelling 209/5
View dismissal JWM Dalrymple run out (Hodge/†Gilchrist) 5 21 10 0 0 50.00
47.3 McGrath to Nixon, Nixon almost converted that into a yorker but he squirted it to longish-on. Dalrymple turned for the second but Nixon sent him back far too late, the throw was good and Gilchrist took the bails off with Dalrymple yards from safety 233/7
View dismissal PA Nixon c Hodge b McGrath 6 13 7 0 0 85.71
49.6 full toss, launched right down the throat of the man five yards inside the rope at cow corner. McGrath gives a wry smile and a shake of the head as his team-mates leap on him. 246/8
LE Plunkett not out 8 9 10 0 0 80.00
Extras (b 5, lb 4, w 9, nb 5) 23
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 226 mins) 246 (4.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 10 0 53 1 5.30 36 6 0 (5nb, 2w)
42.6 to Flintoff, superb reflex catch ... driven hard back at Lee, right into his hands, and he does really well to cling on to it in his follow through ... it was at a perfect height but it was travelling 209/5
View wickets NW Bracken 10 1 38 2 3.80 38 4 0
19.3 to Strauss, loose drive outside off stump, minimal footwork and Gilchrist holds an edge at chest height to his left. A good delivery which seemed to pick up some zip off the pitch 86/3
46.6 to Collingwood, with third man up, Collingwood tries to reverse sweep but the ball glances off the face of the bat and Gilchrist barely has to move 231/6
View wickets GD McGrath 10 0 41 2 4.10 37 2 1
8.1 to Joyce, short, Joyce looked to pull but didn't time it, didn't commit to hitting over the infield and Brad Hodge takes a really good catch with a full-length dive to his left at midwicket 34/1
49.6 to Nixon, full toss, launched right down the throat of the man five yards inside the rope at cow corner. McGrath gives a wry smile and a shake of the head as his team-mates leap on him. 246/8
  SR Watson 8 0 46 0 5.75 25 3 0 (2w)
  MEK Hussey 2 0 12 0 6.00 6 1 0 (2w)
  GB Hogg 10 0 47 0 4.70 29 1 0 (3w)
  Australia innings (target: 187 runs from 27 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b Plunkett 20 36 17 2 0 117.64
6.1 massive start for England! Beautiful delivery from round the wicket, tailing in late, beating a loose drive from Gilchrist and clipping the top of off stump! Perfect resumption from Plunkett, do England have the CB Series trophy within their grasp? 39/3
View dismissal ML Hayden c Collingwood b Mahmood 5 16 9 0 0 55.55
3.1 slower ball, Hayden falls into the trap and drills it into Collingwood at short extra cover and he holds a good low catch. He didn't have to move to the side but it was low and was travelling 25/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Strauss b Plunkett 7 6 6 1 0 116.66
4.2 GOT HIM! That's a massive breakthrough, and it's all credit to Plunkett there. Perfect line and length, just outside off and swinging away again, Ponting pushes with hard hands, and Andrew Strauss at slip takes a fine low catch! 33/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Nixon b Plunkett 0 17 9 0 0 0.00
6.6 GONE! What an over! On the spot again, hint of movement, Clarke went for the drive, Nixon pouched the edge, Australia are all over the shop on a rain-juiced wicket! 40/4
View dismissal BJ Hodge c Bell b Dalrymple 49 85 46 5 1 106.52
25.3 full length, Hodge drives well but uppishly and straight to Ian Bell on the 30-yard line at extra cover. He hurls the ball into the night sky as Hodge's head sags ... 139/8
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Strauss b Flintoff 0 18 10 0 0 0.00
11.2 That's massive! A fraction wider, Hussey - who had played no shot at his last six balls from Flintoff - took a big swish, and Strauss at a lone slip made no mistake whatsoever! 63/5
View dismissal SR Watson c Dalrymple b Collingwood 37 37 44 4 1 84.09
20.6 Oh my word. That is a brilliant catch. It was wide, Watson drove it uppishly to the left of backward point and Dalrymple leapt full length and took a one-handed catch four feet off the ground. There were gasps from the crowd as that was replayed. 109/6
View dismissal GB Hogg c Flintoff b Collingwood 10 17 14 1 0 71.42
24.4 Hogg tries to repeat the shot but Collingwood bowled that wider and he had to reach for it ... he didn't get hold of it and it looped to Flintoff at wide midwicket and he took an easy catch 132/7
B Lee not out 10 15 7 2 0 142.85
NW Bracken not out 3 5 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 6, nb 3) 11
  Total (8 wickets; 27 overs; 126 mins) 152 (5.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets LE Plunkett 6 0 43 3 7.16 24 5 0 (2nb, 5w)
4.2 to Ponting, GOT HIM! That's a massive breakthrough, and it's all credit to Plunkett there. Perfect line and length, just outside off and swinging away again, Ponting pushes with hard hands, and Andrew Strauss at slip takes a fine low catch! 33/2
6.1 to Gilchrist, massive start for England! Beautiful delivery from round the wicket, tailing in late, beating a loose drive from Gilchrist and clipping the top of off stump! Perfect resumption from Plunkett, do England have the CB Series trophy within their grasp? 39/3
6.6 to Clarke, GONE! What an over! On the spot again, hint of movement, Clarke went for the drive, Nixon pouched the edge, Australia are all over the shop on a rain-juiced wicket! 40/4
View wicket SI Mahmood 6 0 31 1 5.16 23 4 0
3.1 to Hayden, slower ball, Hayden falls into the trap and drills it into Collingwood at short extra cover and he holds a good low catch. He didn't have to move to the side but it was low and was travelling 25/1
View wicket A Flintoff 5 1 10 1 2.00 23 0 0 (1nb)
11.2 to Hussey, That's massive! A fraction wider, Hussey - who had played no shot at his last six balls from Flintoff - took a big swish, and Strauss at a lone slip made no mistake whatsoever! 63/5
  MS Panesar 2 0 15 0 7.50 5 1 1
View wicket JWM Dalrymple 4 0 25 1 6.25 10 1 1 (1w)
25.3 to Hodge, full length, Hodge drives well but uppishly and straight to Ian Bell on the 30-yard line at extra cover. He hurls the ball into the night sky as Hodge's head sags ... 139/8
View wickets PD Collingwood 4 0 26 2 6.50 11 4 0
20.6 to Watson, Oh my word. That is a brilliant catch. It was wide, Watson drove it uppishly to the left of backward point and Dalrymple leapt full length and took a one-handed catch four feet off the ground. There were gasps from the crowd as that was replayed. 109/6
24.4 to Hogg, Hogg tries to repeat the shot but Collingwood bowled that wider and he had to reach for it ... he didn't get hold of it and it looped to Flintoff at wide midwicket and he took an easy catch 132/7

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Player of the series - RT Ponting (Australia)
Player of the finals - PD Collingwood (England)
Umpires - SJ Davis and IL Howell (South Africa)
TV umpire - DJ Harper
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - RD Goodger

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 16.0
    • England: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (87 balls), Extras 6
    • Rain: England - 59/1 in 15.0 overs (MB Loye 29, IR Bell 9)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 20.0
    • Rain: England - 79/1 in 18.2 overs (MB Loye 45, IR Bell 11)
    • England: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (145 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: England - 144/4 in 31.0 overs (PD Collingwood 27, A Flintoff 8)
    • England: 150 runs in 32.1 overs (206 balls), Extras 19
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (PD Collingwood 26, A Flintoff 16, Ex 9)
    • PD Collingwood: 50 off 67 balls (2 x 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 41.2 overs (261 balls), Extras 19
    • Australia innings
    • Rain: Australia - 39/2 in 6.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 20, MJ Clarke 0)
    • Attendance: 40076
    • Australia: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (58 balls), Extras 7
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 16.0
    • Rain: Australia - 79/5 in 16.2 overs (BJ Hodge 25, SR Watson 13)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (127 balls), Extras 10
    • Australia: 150 runs in 26.5 overs (170 balls), Extras 11
    • Rain: Australia - 152/8 in 27.0 overs (B Lee 10, NW Bracken 3)
    • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
 
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