Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
48(29) 2x4 - 5x6
Control %54%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 9 1 6 12 8 9 3
RT Ponting
47(26) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 6 7 12 2 6 5 9

Best performances - Bowlers

BW Hilfenhaus
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Symonds
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the one-off match

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

1st Session 19.35-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, 2nd Session 21.15-22.35

Match days

9 January 2007 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 144/9 (78 runs required, RR: 7.20)

  • JM Anderson1 (1b)
  • PA Nixon31 (22b)
  • SM Harwood4-0-44-1
  • CL White2-0-11-1

So the Twenty20 has gone the way of Australia's Ashes campaign - total and utter dominance from the home side, abject humiliation for the visitors. The victory makes it played five, won three for Australia in this form of the game. And now they've put down a marker for the one-day series with England and New Zealand. The positives for England are that Vaughan's comeback was a pretty decent one for him and the sprightly youngster Nixon, 36, looks a real find. The teams line up now to shake hands, Flintoff trying to suppress a smile at the sheer hopelessness of it all. But the real smiles are on the faces of the Australian players - they may have dismissed this as a bit of fun, but tonight they had a lot of fun. Thanks for joining us today - do join us again for the one-day series which gets underway on Friday, when these two teams meet again, this time at the MCG.

19.6
1
Harwood to Anderson, 1 run, eased away down to third man and that's the end - Australia bossing that match
19.5
1
Harwood to Nixon, 1 run, pitched up there, dug out, and driven to mid-off
19.4
4
Harwood to Nixon, FOUR, a one-bounce four, lovely shot for what it's worth - aerial straight drive

"Incidentally," begins Andrew, "you'll be delighted to know that the toenail I stubbed in Brisbane is about to come off." How can he think of toenails at such a tense time?

19.3
W
Harwood to Panesar, OUT, Bouncer, Panesar misses out and tries to get the bye after Nixon's call for the strike, but he's run out easily at the non-striker's end

MS Panesar run out 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Nixon and Panesar meet in the middle, punching gloves

19.2
1
Harwood to Nixon, 1 run, short and wide full bunger, driven to mid-off
19.1
6
Harwood to Nixon, SIX, swung away into the leg-side and that's the first six of the innings