ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Semi Final: Australia v New Zealand at Mohali, Nov 1, 2006
ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final
Australia won by 34 runs
1 November 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Oram b Mills 3 13 11 0 0 27.27
2.5 gone! Mills! Pitches on a good length on leg stump, ball stops on him and all he can do is work that off the hips towards midwicket, where Oram dives forward and plucks it as it dips, another tame shot from an Australian and this side's been rocked 4/2
View dismissal SR Watson c Fulton b Mills 0 10 4 0 0 0.00
2.2 he's gone! Tamest dismissal I've seen in a while! Pitched on a short of a good length on off stump, Watson goes for an ugly attempt at a pull shot but doesnt time it at all, ball just balloons up ever so slowly to mid-off and Fulton takes it, first blood for New Zealand 3/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Vettori b Mills 58 118 80 9 0 72.50
28.6 Huge wicket! Ponting is gone. Out playing a pull shot. Mills gets the breakthrough in the first over of his second spell. It landed on a length, outside the off stump, jumped up a bit and Ponting tried to fetch it around from there, made contact with the toe-end of the bat and shoveled it across to Vettori at mid-on 123/4
View dismissal DR Martyn lbw b Vettori 26 72 54 4 0 48.14
19.3 gone! Tossed up on the stumps, Martyn gets forward and tries to sweep, doesnt read the arm ball and he's caught on the front pad, looked to be hitting leg stump and Bucknor doesnt take long to raise the finger, Vettori strikes 70/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Marshall b Franklin 35 93 52 2 0 67.30
40.1 As it happens, a change, a not-so-flash delivery gets a wicket. Franklin, off a short run-up, sends across a four-ball. Short in length, well outside the off stump but Hussey ends up cutting straight to point 188/5
View dismissal A Symonds b Bond 58 73 58 3 1 100.00
45.4 The legstump is pegged back! Attempted yorker turns into a low full-toss and Symonds shuffles across to the offstump in an attempt to tickle it fine. Misses and the ball brushes the pads before crashing into the leg stump. Big wicket for New Zealand. Symonds could have hurt them in these end-overs 211/6
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Vettori b Mills 14 29 22 1 0 63.63
46.5 Typical end-overs dismissal. Clarke threw his bat at a length-delivery, intending it to sail down the ground, but the moody-ball chose to fly down the throat of thirdman 220/7
View dismissal B Lee b Bond 5 8 5 0 0 100.00
47.2 Lee is cleaned up. Goes for the across-the-line slog, misses and hears the death knell. New Zealand are doing pretty well in these end-overs. Not allowing Australia to get away 223/8
View dismissal MG Johnson run out (Bond) 3 12 9 0 0 33.33
49.5 from Bond, Johnson tries to steal a run but Bond is too quick for him. Moves across to his right, picks up the ball, turns and fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end 236/9
NW Bracken not out 15 9 8 1 1 187.50
GD McGrath not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 6, w 14, nb 3) 23
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 220 mins) 240 (4.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KD Mills 10 1 38 4 3.80 44 6 0 (1w)
2.2 to Watson, he's gone! Tamest dismissal I've seen in a while! Pitched on a short of a good length on off stump, Watson goes for an ugly attempt at a pull shot but doesnt time it at all, ball just balloons up ever so slowly to mid-off and Fulton takes it, first blood for New Zealand 3/1
2.5 to Gilchrist, gone! Mills! Pitches on a good length on leg stump, ball stops on him and all he can do is work that off the hips towards midwicket, where Oram dives forward and plucks it as it dips, another tame shot from an Australian and this side's been rocked 4/2
28.6 to Ponting, Huge wicket! Ponting is gone. Out playing a pull shot. Mills gets the breakthrough in the first over of his second spell. It landed on a length, outside the off stump, jumped up a bit and Ponting tried to fetch it around from there, made contact with the toe-end of the bat and shoveled it across to Vettori at mid-on 123/4
46.5 to Clarke, Typical end-overs dismissal. Clarke threw his bat at a length-delivery, intending it to sail down the ground, but the moody-ball chose to fly down the throat of thirdman 220/7
View wickets SE Bond 10 0 55 2 5.50 38 4 1 (6w)
45.4 to Symonds, The legstump is pegged back! Attempted yorker turns into a low full-toss and Symonds shuffles across to the offstump in an attempt to tickle it fine. Misses and the ball brushes the pads before crashing into the leg stump. Big wicket for New Zealand. Symonds could have hurt them in these end-overs 211/6
47.2 to Lee, Lee is cleaned up. Goes for the across-the-line slog, misses and hears the death knell. New Zealand are doing pretty well in these end-overs. Not allowing Australia to get away 223/8
View wicket JEC Franklin 8 1 48 1 6.00 21 4 0 (2nb, 2w)
40.1 to Hussey, As it happens, a change, a not-so-flash delivery gets a wicket. Franklin, off a short run-up, sends across a four-ball. Short in length, well outside the off stump but Hussey ends up cutting straight to point 188/5
  JDP Oram 10 1 43 0 4.30 35 5 0 (1nb)
View wicket DL Vettori 10 0 41 1 4.10 33 1 1
19.3 to Martyn, gone! Tossed up on the stumps, Martyn gets forward and tries to sweep, doesnt read the arm ball and he's caught on the front pad, looked to be hitting leg stump and Bucknor doesnt take long to raise the finger, Vettori strikes 70/3
  NJ Astle 2 0 9 0 4.50 4 0 0
  New Zealand innings (target: 241 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal L Vincent c Ponting b McGrath 1 23 15 0 0 6.66
5.3 gone, simple as can be! Lands the ball on the money outside off stump, Vincent comes forward and pokes, head is going towards mid-off, eyes are elsewhere, the face of the bat is opened and the result is a simple edge to Ponting at second slip and Vincent's woeful tournament continues 16/1
View dismissal SP Fleming* c Ponting b Bracken 15 51 28 2 0 53.57
10.4 Well bowled! A fullish length outside off stump, after moving his way wider and wider with the previous deliveries Bracken brings one in closer and draws Fleming into the drive and then gets the ball to curl away exaggeratedly, and its a simple thick edge into Ponting's safe hands at second slip 30/4
View dismissal NJ Astle b Lee 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
6.2 cleaned him up! Fast and furious outside the off stump on a great length, nips in a long way and Astle, who's feet go nowhere, can only poke at that and look on in horror as his middle stump goes for a walk, indecisive footwork didnt help, and well bowled Lee 20/2
View dismissal HJH Marshall c †Gilchrist b McGrath 5 13 13 0 0 38.46
9.2 all over! I saw this one coming; Marshall just stands and dabs the bat at a wide delivery outside the off stump, and its a regulation edge into Gilchrist's palms, McGrath gets another, its back to the hut for that kid 30/3
View dismissal PG Fulton b McGrath 2 18 13 0 0 15.38
13.4 yeah, he has NO idea where his off stump is! Lands on a good length outside off stump and moves in, Fulton shoulders arms of all things and looks back to see his off stump pegged back! Wasnt even a deadly delivery or anything, just a basic error on Fulton's part. McGrath gets a third! 34/5
View dismissal JDP Oram st †Gilchrist b Symonds 43 111 59 5 0 72.88
35.1 Huge breakthrough. Symonds and Gilchrist combo works perfectly for Australia. Very smark work from Gilchrist. Symonds beat Oram in flight and then by the turn off the track. Oram was sucked forward, his back feet dragged outside the crease and as soon as he realised he was had, he tried to plant the feet inside the crease but Gilchrist had quickly whipped off the bails. Just in time. It was very good fighting knock from Oram and his dismissal would hurt New Zealand 138/7
View dismissal BB McCullum c Martyn b Bracken 1 2 4 0 0 25.00
14.2 Gone! A fullish ball on middle and leg, McCullum tries to work that over mid-on, ball bobs up and Martyn takes a good catch moving to his right, Bracken gets another 35/6
View dismissal DL Vettori b Johnson 79 125 103 7 0 76.69
42.4 A tired Vettori falls. Australia heave a sigh of relief. Vettori, getting increasingly tired as the innings progressed, backed away outside the leg stump and had a go at a fullish delivery that followed him but the ball rebounded off his pads back on to the stumps. 180/9
View dismissal JEC Franklin c †Gilchrist b Watson 8 14 11 1 0 72.72
38.6 Watson strikes for Australia. Franklin tries to take inspiration from Vettori and attempts to run a length-delivery outside off to thirdman but gets a faint nick. 159/8
View dismissal KD Mills c †Gilchrist b Lee 21 28 17 2 1 123.52
45.6 That'd it. Australia make an entry into the final of Champions Trophy for the first time. Lee bangs one short, Mills backs away, again, to attempt a slog but gets a top-edge. 206/10
SE Bond not out 9 12 11 1 0 81.81
Extras (lb 7, w 13, nb 2) 22
  Total (all out; 46 overs; 200 mins) 206 (4.47 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 8 0 31 2 3.87 30 1 0 (1nb, 5w)
6.2 to Astle, cleaned him up! Fast and furious outside the off stump on a great length, nips in a long way and Astle, who's feet go nowhere, can only poke at that and look on in horror as his middle stump goes for a walk, indecisive footwork didnt help, and well bowled Lee 20/2
45.6 to Mills, That'd it. Australia make an entry into the final of Champions Trophy for the first time. Lee bangs one short, Mills backs away, again, to attempt a slog but gets a top-edge. 206/10
View wickets GD McGrath 10 2 22 3 2.20 50 3 0 (2w)
5.3 to Vincent, gone, simple as can be! Lands the ball on the money outside off stump, Vincent comes forward and pokes, head is going towards mid-off, eyes are elsewhere, the face of the bat is opened and the result is a simple edge to Ponting at second slip and Vincent's woeful tournament continues 16/1
9.2 to Marshall, all over! I saw this one coming; Marshall just stands and dabs the bat at a wide delivery outside the off stump, and its a regulation edge into Gilchrist's palms, McGrath gets another, its back to the hut for that kid 30/3
13.4 to Fulton, yeah, he has NO idea where his off stump is! Lands on a good length outside off stump and moves in, Fulton shoulders arms of all things and looks back to see his off stump pegged back! Wasnt even a deadly delivery or anything, just a basic error on Fulton's part. McGrath gets a third! 34/5
View wickets NW Bracken 7 1 36 2 5.14 29 5 0 (3w)
10.4 to Fleming, Well bowled! A fullish length outside off stump, after moving his way wider and wider with the previous deliveries Bracken brings one in closer and draws Fleming into the drive and then gets the ball to curl away exaggeratedly, and its a simple thick edge into Ponting's safe hands at second slip 30/4
14.2 to McCullum, Gone! A fullish ball on middle and leg, McCullum tries to work that over mid-on, ball bobs up and Martyn takes a good catch moving to his right, Bracken gets another 35/6
View wicket MG Johnson 7 0 38 1 5.42 23 4 0 (1nb, 2w)
42.4 to Vettori, A tired Vettori falls. Australia heave a sigh of relief. Vettori, getting increasingly tired as the innings progressed, backed away outside the leg stump and had a go at a fullish delivery that followed him but the ball rebounded off his pads back on to the stumps. 180/9
View wicket SR Watson 7 0 27 1 3.85 23 2 0
38.6 to Franklin, Watson strikes for Australia. Franklin tries to take inspiration from Vettori and attempts to run a length-delivery outside off to thirdman but gets a faint nick. 159/8
View wicket A Symonds 7 0 45 1 6.42 15 3 1
35.1 to Oram, Huge breakthrough. Symonds and Gilchrist combo works perfectly for Australia. Very smark work from Gilchrist. Symonds beat Oram in flight and then by the turn off the track. Oram was sucked forward, his back feet dragged outside the crease and as soon as he realised he was had, he tried to plant the feet inside the crease but Gilchrist had quickly whipped off the bails. Just in time. It was very good fighting knock from Oram and his dismissal would hurt New Zealand 138/7

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to field
Series - Australia advanced
Player of the match - GD McGrath (Australia)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - MR Benson (England)
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 13
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (RT Ponting 16, DR Martyn 23, Ex 14)
    • Drinks: Australia - 62/2 in 16.0 overs (RT Ponting 22, DR Martyn 23)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 20.1 - 25.0
    • Australia: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (161 balls), Extras 16
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 73 balls (8 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (RT Ponting 31, MEK Hussey 20, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Australia - 133/4 in 32.0 overs (MEK Hussey 25, A Symonds 5)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 34.1 overs (214 balls), Extras 18
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (MEK Hussey 11, A Symonds 35, Ex 4)
    • A Symonds: 50 off 46 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 43.2 overs (270 balls), Extras 20
    • New Zealand innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 18.5 overs (122 balls), Extras 13
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (JDP Oram 22, DL Vettori 23, Ex 5)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 26.3 overs (170 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 120/6 in 30.0 overs (JDP Oram 37, DL Vettori 40)
    • DL Vettori: 50 off 74 balls (5 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (JDP Oram 40, DL Vettori 51, Ex 9)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 37.2 overs (238 balls), Extras 21
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 44.4 overs (282 balls), Extras 22
 
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