Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
37(27) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
SR Watson
57(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 0 1 4 4 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

IDR Bradshaw
O6.0
M0
R21
W1
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NW Bracken
O6.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The matchwinning-shot sparks off huge celebrations in the dressing room. Ricky Ponting and his men now run on to the field to celebrate with Martyn and Watson. This was the only cup that they had not laid their hands on. The wait is over now.

West Indies collapsed sensationally - calypso collapso as they say - after a dream start and Australia, after a stutter at the start, reached the paltry target without much fuss. Not for nothing they are the best team in the world. They must have been shocked when the West Indies openers carpet bombed them but recovered quickly to display the much-famed Australianism.

John Arlott had written about it in 1948 at the end of a successful tour of England by Don Bradman's men. ""Australianism," wrote Arlott, "means single-minded determination to win - to win within the laws but, if necessary, to the last limit within them. It means where the 'impossible' is within the realm of what the human body can do, there are Australians who believe that they can do it - and who have succeeded often enough to make us wonder if anything is impossible to them. It means they have never lost a match - particularly a Test match - until the last run is scored or their last wicket down."

Not much has changed in these 60 years. They are still the best.

Man-of-the-match: Shane Watson . Hmm... I would have given it to Nathan Bracken.

Player of the tournament: Chris Gayle.

That's it then from us. I am Sriram Veera signing off on behalf of Jamie Alter and Sajan Nair.

28.1
1
Sarwan to Watson, 1 run, That's it! Watson brings up the Australian win with a tickle behind square-leg. Australia have won the Champions Trophy for the first time.

END OF OVER:
28 | 3 Runs | AUS: 115/2

  • DR Martyn47 (71b)
  • SR Watson56 (87b)
  • MN Samuels5-0-9-0
  • RR Sarwan3-0-15-0
27.6
0
Samuels to Martyn, no run, And again.
27.5
0
Samuels to Martyn, no run, Martyn wants to end up unbeaten. Who can grudge him that. Defends off the front foot.
27.4
1
Samuels to Watson, 1 run, turns in on the middle and leg line, whipped past square-leg
27.3
2
Samuels to Watson, 2 runs, wide outside the offstump, full in length, square-driven past point. Chanderpaul tries to finish things off quickly with a misfield!
27.2
0
Samuels to Watson, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
37(27) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
SR Watson
57(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 0 1 4 4 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

IDR Bradshaw
O6.0
M0
R21
W1
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NW Bracken
O6.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803