Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
113(93) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 3 4 0 8 8
CJO Smith
51(76) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 3 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

GD McGrath
O6.0
M1
R14
W3
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RM Haq
O7.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

This is the third time in World Cup history that a team has won with a 200+ margin. England achieved it against India in the first edition and then Australia did it against Namibia in 2003. Good outing for Australia: runs for the top order and wickets for Glenn McGrath.

Man of the Match Ricky Ponting

40.1
W
Hogg to Smith, OUT, Sharp turn there! Cleans up Smith. Lands outside off stump and spins back sharply. He shapes to cut but is surprised by the turn and its all over. Good outing for Smith. This is the 48th instance of a batsman registering 50+ score on World Cup debut.
Since Blain is injured and won't bat, Australia have sealed up a facile win.

END OF OVER:
40 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | SCOT: 131/8

  • GA Rogers6 (19b)
  • NW Bracken6-1-12-0
  • GB Hogg7-1-16-0
39.6
W
Bracken to Smith, OUT, A run out! offcutter on the off stump line, pushed towards Hayden who rushes in from point and rolls it along the ground to Gilchrist - lost some time there but still fast enough to catch the batsman short.
39.5
1
Bracken to Rogers, 1 run, pushed to left of Ponting at cover who has a shy at non-striker's end.
39.4
0
Bracken to Rogers, no run, full in length, on the off and middle, drives and gets an outside edge to point
39.3
0
Bracken to Rogers, no run
39.2
1
Bracken to Smith, 1 run, full in length, outside off, pushed to left of cover and they will get a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
113(93) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 3 4 0 8 8
CJO Smith
51(76) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 3 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

GD McGrath
O6.0
M1
R14
W3
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RM Haq
O7.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039