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West Indies v Australia, Final, Champions Trophy

Australia's amazing finals spree

S Rajesh

November 5, 2006

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Australia continued their amazing run in finals, thrashing West Indies by eight wickets to lift the Champions Trophy for the first time. Cricinfo looks at the important stats from the final.



Damien Martyn continued his excellent run against West Indies. In 15 games against them he averages 59.50 © Getty Images
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21-2 - Australia's win-loss record in finals of ODI tournaments since (including) the 1999 World Cup. The last time they lost a one-off final was in the Aiwa Cup in 1999, when Sri Lanka beat them by eight wickets

20 - The number of runs Chris Gayle scored off the 11 deliveries he faced from Glenn McGrath

0 - The number of runs Brian Lara scored from the 12 deliveries he faced from McGrath

14 - The number of boundaries (fours and sixes) the West Indians scored in the first ten overs of their innings (11 fours, three sixes); in the rest of their innings they managed just six fours

18.67 - Nathan Bracken's ODI bowling average against West Indies. In eight matches he has taken 15 wickets

59.50 - Damien Martyn's batting average in ODIs against West Indies. In 15 games he has scored 476 runs and has remained undefeated six times

24 - Brian Lara's average in his last 11 ODIs against Australia

19.30 - Ricky Ponting's average in his last 11 ODIs against West Indies

15 - The number of times the team losing the toss won the match in 21 games in the Champions Trophy

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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