5.3 gone, simple as can be! Lands the ball on the money outside off stump, Vincent comes forward and pokes, head is going towards mid-off, eyes are elsewhere, the face of the bat is opened and the result is a simple edge to Ponting at second slip and Vincent's woeful tournament continues 16/1
    10.4 Well bowled! A fullish length outside off stump, after moving his way wider and wider with the previous deliveries Bracken brings one in closer and draws Fleming into the drive and then gets the ball to curl away exaggeratedly, and its a simple thick edge into Ponting's safe hands at second slip 30/4
    6.2 cleaned him up! Fast and furious outside the off stump on a great length, nips in a long way and Astle, who's feet go nowhere, can only poke at that and look on in horror as his middle stump goes for a walk, indecisive footwork didnt help, and well bowled Lee 20/2
    9.2 all over! I saw this one coming; Marshall just stands and dabs the bat at a wide delivery outside the off stump, and its a regulation edge into Gilchrist's palms, McGrath gets another, its back to the hut for that kid 30/3
    13.4 yeah, he has NO idea where his off stump is! Lands on a good length outside off stump and moves in, Fulton shoulders arms of all things and looks back to see his off stump pegged back! Wasnt even a deadly delivery or anything, just a basic error on Fulton's part. McGrath gets a third! 34/5
    35.1 Huge breakthrough. Symonds and Gilchrist combo works perfectly for Australia. Very smark work from Gilchrist. Symonds beat Oram in flight and then by the turn off the track. Oram was sucked forward, his back feet dragged outside the crease and as soon as he realised he was had, he tried to plant the feet inside the crease but Gilchrist had quickly whipped off the bails. Just in time. It was very good fighting knock from Oram and his dismissal would hurt New Zealand 138/7
    14.2 Gone! A fullish ball on middle and leg, McCullum tries to work that over mid-on, ball bobs up and Martyn takes a good catch moving to his right, Bracken gets another 35/6
    42.4 A tired Vettori falls. Australia heave a sigh of relief. Vettori, getting increasingly tired as the innings progressed, backed away outside the leg stump and had a go at a fullish delivery that followed him but the ball rebounded off his pads back on to the stumps. 180/9
    38.6 Watson strikes for Australia. Franklin tries to take inspiration from Vettori and attempts to run a length-delivery outside off to thirdman but gets a faint nick. 159/8
    45.6 That'd it. Australia make an entry into the final of Champions Trophy for the first time. Lee bangs one short, Mills backs away, again, to attempt a slog but gets a top-edge. 206/10
    not out
    22 (lb 7, nb 2, w 13)
    206 all out (46 Overs, RR: 4.47)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (L Vincent, 5.3 ov), 2-20 (NJ Astle, 6.2 ov), 3-30 (HJH Marshall, 9.2 ov), 4-30 (SP Fleming, 10.4 ov), 5-34 (PG Fulton, 13.4 ov), 6-35 (BB McCullum, 14.2 ov), 7-138 (JDP Oram, 35.1 ov), 8-159 (JEC Franklin, 38.6 ov), 9-180 (DL Vettori, 42.4 ov), 10-206 (KD Mills, 45.6 ov)
    B Lee8.003123.87301051
    GD McGrath10.022232.20503020
    NW Bracken7.013625.14295030
    MG Johnson7.003815.42234021
    SR Watson7.002713.85232000
    A Symonds7.004516.42153100

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

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