Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
134(133) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 34 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
8 6 29 10 20 9 27 25
SB Styris
75(79) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 42 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
4 1 4 16 15 10 0 25

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O9
M0
R47
W3
Eco5.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GB Hogg
O6
M1
R49
W3
Eco8.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

20 December 2007 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
34 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 168/10 (115 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 7.18)

  • Jeetan Patel1 (2b)
  • Brad Hogg6-1-49-3
  • Brett Lee9-0-47-3

Australia, then, win the game convincingly by 114 runs and with around 15 overs to spare. They have regained the Chappell-Hadlee Series with a 2-0 win, which is only just given how well they have played in the tournament. I wonder who will be the Man of the Series, my money's with Ponting for his two centuries. Yes, indeed it is Ponting who picks up the Player of the Match and the Series. Read Peter English on what it means to him, and for a full recap of the day's play.

A modest Ponting told Nine. "It's been a good couple of weeks to tell the truth. I feel like I've played OK. It's been a great series, it always is and once again Australia's played some great cricket so it's been an exciting week for us.

"I think the build-up this week has always been about this game being a final, we have prepared well for it, you've seen a bit more intensity today, that's what I expect for the game.

"We pack up early to go straight to Melbourne before we start training for the next series. India have got a bit of confidence and I know those guys are looking forward to that series."

So, little time off before the next international series, and India are in town already. We'll be back on Boxing Day, tune in then if you get the chance. Until then, thanks very much for joining us over this series.

33.6
W
Hogg to Gillespie, OUT, drags short and swung to Symonds at midwicket and that's all over

MR Gillespie c Symonds b Hogg 24 (29m 24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

33.5
0
Hogg to Gillespie, no run, straight delivery, Gillespie backs away, exposing the sticks, but misses the cut and the ball bounces over
33.4
4
Hogg to Gillespie, FOUR runs, straight drive back down the ground
33.3
4
Hogg to Gillespie, FOUR runs, driven over cover
33.2
1
Hogg to Patel, 1 run, has a swing, lobbed away towards wideish long-on, and he's off the mark
33.1
1
Hogg to Gillespie, 1 run, turned back in to him, defended on the back foot and they grab a single

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7JM HowBB McCullum
2nd1MS SinclairJM How
3rd35MS SinclairSB Styris
4th17SB StyrisLRPL Taylor
5th12SB StyrisJDP Oram
6th16SB StyrisGJ Hopkins
7th0DL VettoriSB Styris
8th30SB StyrisKD Mills
9th40SB StyrisMR Gillespie
10th10JS PatelMR Gillespie