Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.3 Played on! McGrath gets yet another ODI victim. Lands on a length, just outside off, comes in a touch and Watts plays with soft hands. Too soft and it rolls back to the off stump. 32/3
    5.5 Clarke misses a run-out but McGrath does it! Punched to cover and they set off for a run. Clarke fires in a throw at the non-striker's end, the batsman had given up but the ball misses the sticks. They run for overthrows. They turn greedy, they want two of them but Haq can' t beat McGrath's throw. He was looking pretty good in the middle but he has to get back to the hutch now. 21/1
    7.4 Ripper! Full ball this time and swinging in from outside off. Poonia tries to get his bat down in time but can only end up playing all over it. Ball beats him for pace and clatters into the middle and leg stumps. Too fast and too furious. 27/2
    13.3 Surprise bouncer. Not a surprising result. Right at the throat and Watson is unable to get away from it. Ends up fending a dolly to Bracken at short fine leg 37/4
    15.3 Wicket no 48, in the World Cup games, for Pigeon! Typical Mcgrath delivery. A teaser on the off stump line and Hamilton is sucked into a fatal prod. 42/5
    27.4 Joy for Hodge. Maiden ODI wicket. Tossed up and Dougie Brown couldn't resist a hit. Sends it down the throat of Watson at long on. 89/6
    40.1 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. 131/9
    32.5 Gone. That's much better. Full and straight and screaming quick. Wright shuffles across the crease and is a sitting duck in front of the wicket. Struck on the pads and Asoka de Silva has no hesitation in giving the decision. Plumb as it gets. Tait strikes 104/7
    39.6 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. 131/8
    not out
    absent hurt
    16 (lb 9, nb 1, w 6)
    131 all out (40.1 Overs, RR: 3.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (RM Haq, 5.5 ov), 2-27 (NS Poonia, 7.4 ov), 3-32 (DF Watts, 9.3 ov), 4-37 (RR Watson, 13.3 ov), 5-42 (GM Hamilton, 15.3 ov), 6-89 (DR Brown, 27.4 ov), 7-104 (CM Wright, 32.5 ov), 8-131 (GA Rogers, 39.6 ov), 9-131 (CJO Smith, 40.1 ov)
    NW Bracken6.011202.00250000
    SW Tait8.004525.62306030
    GD McGrath6.011432.33292001
    SR Watson7.011802.57312010
    GB Hogg7.111612.23301000
    BJ Hodge6.001712.83231000

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