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Australia v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, Champions Trophy

One-sided rivalry, and Symonds the matchwinner

S Rajesh

November 1, 2006

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Australia's 34-run win in the Champions Trophy semi-finals has earned them a place in their first final of these competitions. Cricinfo looks at some of the significant numbers from the Mohali match.



Andrew Symonds has 25 fifty-plus scores in ODIs, and Australia have lost only one of those matches © Getty Images
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16 - The number of times Australia have beaten New Zealand in the last 18 ODIs between the two teams

3 - The number of half-centuries for Daniel Vettori in ODIs. Two of them have come against Australia - at Christchurch in 2005 he scored 83, his highest in ODIs

103 - The seventh-wicket partnership between Vettori and Jacob Oram - it's New Zealand's third-highest for that wicket in ODIs, after the 115 that Lee Germon and Adam Parore added against Pakistan at Sharjah in 1996, and Parore and Dipak Patel's 111-run stand against West Indies at Kingston.

28 - The number of runs Daniel Vettori leaked in his last four overs after conceding just 13 in his first six

52 - The number of runs Australia scored in their last ten overs, despite having six wickets in hand after 40 overs

15.21 - Hamish Marshall's average in his last 21 ODIs.

51.98 - The average partnership between Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn in ODIs. In 62 innings they have added 3015 runs

46.36 - Andrew Symonds' average in ODIs won by Australia. Of his 25 fifty-plus scores, only one has been in a losing cause

18.36 - Glenn McGrath's bowling average in ODIs against New Zealand. In 27 matches against them he has taken 53 wickets

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo

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S Rajesh Stats editor Every week the Numbers Game takes a look at the story behind the stats, with an original slant on facts and figures. The column is edited by S Rajesh, ESPNcricinfo's stats editor in Bangalore. He did an MBA in marketing, and then worked for a year in advertising, before deciding to chuck it in favour of a job which would combine the pleasures of watching cricket and writing about it. The intense office cricket matches were an added bonus.
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