Commonwealth Bank Series, 1st Match: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 12, 2007
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
12 January 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss c Hayden b Bracken 12 22 20 1 0 60.00
5.3 caught Hayden 20/1
View dismissal MP Vaughan* c Hayden b Bracken 26 40 32 4 0 81.25
9.4 caught Hayden 47/2
View dismissal IR Bell c Hussey b Johnson 15 54 29 2 0 51.72
17.3 Gottim! And you have to say that was coming! Johnson's been turning the screw superbly since he came on, and this time Bell couldn't hold himself back - down the track, and a loose drive straight to mid-off, comfortably lodged in Mike Hussey's midriff 73/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Symonds b Clark 82 143 91 4 3 90.10
43.4 another vast swipe ... and it's swirling, swirling, swirling down to Andrew Symonds, just inside the long-on boundary! A massive breakthrough for Australia, and Pietersen is gone, just when he was looking at his most dangerous 206/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Johnson b McGrath 43 76 70 2 0 61.42
37.2 the slower ball from McGrath, Collingwood picks it but can't execute this lofted shot as well as he might and it's hit straight to Johnson at long on 168/4
A Flintoff not out 47 62 38 5 0 123.68
View dismissal PA Nixon lbw b Johnson 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
44.5 gone! Full, straight and that would've plucked out his leg stump. Excellent length from Johnson and with a touch of away swing to the left hander who, trying to work it to leg, was beaten by pace...and up goes the finger 207/6
View dismissal JWM Dalrymple c †Gilchrist b McGrath 2 8 8 0 0 25.00
46.3 down the leg side, Dalymple tries to hook this and misses. Gilchrist politely asks the umpire who, after a couple of seconds, raises his finger! What a shocker that is. Replays indicate the ball hit his helmet, and Dalrymple trudges off fairly fuming 211/7
View dismissal J Lewis c Ponting b Bracken 9 13 9 0 0 100.00
49.2 what a catch! A full toss which Lewis sliced off a thick outside edge just to Ponting's right at backward point, and he dived brilliantly taking the ball horizontally, one-handed. Quite superb fielding 232/8
MS Panesar not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3, nb 1) 6
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 217 mins) 242 (4.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets GD McGrath 10 0 40 2 4.00 36 2 0 (1w)
37.2 to Collingwood, the slower ball from McGrath, Collingwood picks it but can't execute this lofted shot as well as he might and it's hit straight to Johnson at long on 168/4
46.3 to Dalrymple, down the leg side, Dalymple tries to hook this and misses. Gilchrist politely asks the umpire who, after a couple of seconds, raises his finger! What a shocker that is. Replays indicate the ball hit his helmet, and Dalrymple trudges off fairly fuming 211/7
View wickets NW Bracken 9 0 46 3 5.11 34 6 0
5.3 to Strauss, caught Hayden 20/1
9.4 to Vaughan, caught Hayden 47/2
49.2 to Lewis, what a catch! A full toss which Lewis sliced off a thick outside edge just to Ponting's right at backward point, and he dived brilliantly taking the ball horizontally, one-handed. Quite superb fielding 232/8
View wicket SR Clark 10 0 58 1 5.80 29 6 0 (1nb, 2w)
43.4 to Pietersen, another vast swipe ... and it's swirling, swirling, swirling down to Andrew Symonds, just inside the long-on boundary! A massive breakthrough for Australia, and Pietersen is gone, just when he was looking at his most dangerous 206/5
View wickets MG Johnson 10 2 34 2 3.40 38 2 0
17.3 to Bell, Gottim! And you have to say that was coming! Johnson's been turning the screw superbly since he came on, and this time Bell couldn't hold himself back - down the track, and a loose drive straight to mid-off, comfortably lodged in Mike Hussey's midriff 73/3
44.5 to Nixon, gone! Full, straight and that would've plucked out his leg stump. Excellent length from Johnson and with a touch of away swing to the left hander who, trying to work it to leg, was beaten by pace...and up goes the finger 207/6
  MJ Clarke 8 0 35 0 4.37 21 2 0
  CL White 3 0 27 0 9.00 8 0 3
  Australia innings (target: 243 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c †Nixon b Dalrymple 60 69 61 7 1 98.36
15.3 just short of a length, turning quite markedly back into the right hander who pushes it to leg 101/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c †Nixon b Panesar 28 82 42 4 0 66.66
18.1 gone! Well bowled, Panesar; he saw Hayden lunging down the pitch, sent it wider of the batsman who drove and got a thick outside edge to Nixon behind the stumps. Super piece of bowling, that 113/2
RT Ponting* not out 82 120 96 8 0 85.41
MJ Clarke not out 57 107 74 4 0 77.02
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 15, nb 1) 19
  Total (2 wickets; 45.2 overs; 190 mins) 246 (5.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  A Flintoff 6 0 48 0 8.00 20 4 1 (3w)
  J Lewis 8.2 1 43 0 5.16 29 5 0 (1nb, 2w)
  JM Anderson 7 0 47 0 6.71 19 6 0 (1w)
View wicket MS Panesar 10 1 46 1 4.60 34 4 0 (1w)
18.1 to Hayden, gone! Well bowled, Panesar; he saw Hayden lunging down the pitch, sent it wider of the batsman who drove and got a thick outside edge to Nixon behind the stumps. Super piece of bowling, that 113/2
View wicket JWM Dalrymple 10 1 38 1 3.80 34 2 0
15.3 to Gilchrist, just short of a length, turning quite markedly back into the right hander who pushes it to leg 101/1
  PD Collingwood 4 0 21 0 5.25 12 2 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 4, England 0
ODI debuts - PA Nixon and MS Panesar (England)
Player of the match - AC Gilchrist (Australia)
Umpires - IL Howell (South Africa) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - RL Parry
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - JD Ward

Match Notes


    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • England: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (65 balls), Extras 2
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: England - 72/2 in 17.0 overs (IR Bell 15, KP Pietersen 16)
    • England: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (147 balls), Extras 4
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (KP Pietersen 23, PD Collingwood 26, Ex 1)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 63 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: England - 144/3 in 34.0 overs (KP Pietersen 51, PD Collingwood 36)
    • England: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (215 balls), Extras 4
    • England: 200 runs in 42.4 overs (260 balls), Extras 5
    • Australia: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 17
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (AC Gilchrist 27, ML Hayden 6, Ex 17)
    • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 51 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 17
 
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