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59dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran in Mumbai

Australia score emphatic victory

When it came to the crunch, with a major trophy at stake, Australia's greater experience and quality came to the fore, with the bowlers showing immense resolve after being subjected to an earlyshellacking

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
57(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 0 9 7 4 3 1 24
DR Martyn
47(71) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 5 4 8 16 0 1 11

Best performances - Bowlers

NW Bracken
O6
M0
R22
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O3
M0
R11
W2
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 2006/07 ICC Champions Trophy

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

5 November 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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 (1 run required from 42 balls, RR: 4.10, RRR: 0.14)

  • 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,
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Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12AC GilchristSR Watson
2nd1RT PontingSR Watson
3rd103DR MartynSR Watson

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798