ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by 34 runs

2.2

Mills to Watson, OUT, 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

SR Watson c Fulton b Mills 0 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 3/1   AC Gilchrist 3* (10b)   KD Mills 1.2-0-2-1

2.5

Mills to Gilchrist, OUT, 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

AC Gilchrist c Oram b Mills 3 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

Australia 4/2   RT Ponting 1* (2b)   KD Mills 1.5-0-3-2

19.3

Vettori to Martyn, OUT, 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

DR Martyn lbw b Vettori 26 (72m 54b 4x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

Australia 70/3   RT Ponting 27* (50b 4x4)   DL Vettori 2.3-0-3-1

28.6

Mills to Ponting, OUT, 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

RT Ponting c Vettori b Mills 58 (118m 80b 9x4 0x6) SR: 72.50

Australia 123/4   MEK Hussey 20* (27b 2x4)   KD Mills 7-0-26-3

40.1

Franklin to Hussey, OUT, 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

MEK Hussey c Marshall b Franklin 35 (93m 52b 2x4 0x6) SR: 67.30

Australia 188/5   A Symonds 46* (42b 3x4 1x6)   JEC Franklin 5.1-0-36-1

45.4

Bond to Symonds, OUT, 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

A Symonds b Bond 58 (73m 58b 3x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 211/6   MJ Clarke 10* (18b)   SE Bond 7.4-0-38-1

46.5

Mills to Clarke, OUT, 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

MJ Clarke c Vettori b Mills 14 (29m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Australia 220/7   B Lee 3* (3b)   KD Mills 8.5-1-33-4

47.2

Bond to Lee, OUT, 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

B Lee b Bond 5 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 223/8   MG Johnson 1* (1b)   SE Bond 8.2-0-41-2

49.5

Bond to Johnson, OUT, 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

MG Johnson run out 3 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 236/9   NW Bracken 11* (7b 1x6)   SE Bond 9.5-0-51-2
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Australia v New Zealand at Mohali - Nov 1, 2006
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Photos

Nov 1, 2006

Michael Clarke signals he is unsure whether the catch was clean or not, Australia v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, Champions Trophy, Mohali, November 1, 2006

Michael Clarke signals he is unsure whether the catch was clean or not

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Nov 1, 2006

Flying pigeon. Glenn McGrath poses with the man-of-the-match award, Australia v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, Champions Trophy, Mohali, November 1, 2006

Flying pigeon. Glenn McGrath poses with the man-of-the-match award

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