Player of the Match
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  • BATSMEN
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    30.3 finally finally they get Gilchrist out, Fernando bangs one short, Gilchrist swivels and tries to pull even though the length isn't short enough for the stroke, he gets a top edge and skies it straight to midwicket where Chamara silva takes an easy catch, Gilchrist leaves to a rousing ovation, he;s played one of the great World Cup innings 224/2
    22.5 Finally! Mahela Jayawardene pulls off a smart catch at cover and Hayden has to go. He tried to club it over the short extra-cover fielder but Mahela was waiting there. He timed his jump well and pulled off a double-handed take while in mid-air. Hayden's useful hand comes to an end. It was a 55-ball 38 but nobody will complain when your partner is going bananas at the other end. 172/1
    35.4 direct hit runs out Ponting! Symonds stepped down to a full toss and hit it hard to Jayawardene at cover, he called for the single and Ponting responded, Jayawardene took his time, aimed the throw at the batsman's end and hit the stumps, Ponting didn't wait for the umpire's decision, he was short by a long way 261/3
    not out
    23
    39
    21
    2
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    109.52
    36.2 bowled him! Shane Watson moves across and tries to play a cheeky paddle sweep over short fine leg, he played it extremely well against New Zealand, but Malinga is too quick for him, Watson doesn't make contact and the ball hits middle and leg stump 266/4
    not out
    8
    10
    6
    1
    0
    133.33
    Extras
    23 (lb 4, nb 3, w 16)
    TOTAL
    281/4 (38 Overs, RR: 7.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-172 (ML Hayden, 22.5 ov), 2-224 (AC Gilchrist, 30.3 ov), 3-261 (RT Ponting, 35.4 ov), 4-266 (SR Watson, 36.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas805406.75255112
    SL Malinga814926.12265200
    CRD Fernando807419.25137241
    M Muralitharan704406.28131120
    TM Dilshan2023011.5040210
    ST Jayasuriya503306.60132200
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 That's more swing, and that's all over. Short of a length and Tharanga doesn't know whether to go forward or back. Stands rooted to the crease and simply pushes his bat limply, the edge is taken and Gilchrist snaps up a regulation catch behind the stumps. That's the first wicket for Australia and it was all to do with the length. Bracken strikes. 7/1
    22.6 goddim! A terrible shot from Jayasuriya, skipping down the pitch to a fullish delivery which just turned away from him, the ball keeping very low, and his off stump is knocked back 145/3
    19.5 just short of a length and Sangakkara's gem of a knock comes to a rather limp end, pulling a fuller delivery straight to the unddroppable hands of Ponting at short midwicket 123/2
    25.5 on middle-and-leg and that's a throaty gurgle of a roar for lbw, and it looks like a good shout, and the umpire agrees 156/4
    21
    41
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    95.45
    30.1 comes down and swats the air with a huge swipe aiming for midwicket. Misses it completely and the ball plinks into the sticks 190/6
    29.6 on off, quicker than expected, and that was tucked down to third man. Some great work from Clarke and McGrath there, as Dilshan slipped on setting off - a throw heading just towards the stumps, McGrath takes it in front and takes off the bails 188/5
    31.5 nasty ball, especially in this light - a full toss above the waist. But Australia, including McGrath, just smile as Arnold pops up an edge off a pull to Gilchrist... and takes his international bow 194/7
    not out
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    20
    21
    0
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    52.38
    33.6 a big swing and a miss, Gilchrist whips off the bails, Dar calls for the third umpire as he could never have seen that far with any certainty 211/8
    not out
    1
    6
    6
    0
    0
    16.66
    Extras
    15 (lb 1, w 14)
    TOTAL
    215/8 (36 Overs, RR: 5.97)
    Did not bat: M Muralitharan
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (WU Tharanga, 2.1 ov), 2-123 (KC Sangakkara, 19.5 ov), 3-145 (ST Jayasuriya, 22.6 ov), 4-156 (DPMD Jayawardene, 25.5 ov), 5-188 (TM Dilshan, 29.6 ov), 6-190 (LPC Silva, 30.1 ov), 7-194 (RP Arnold, 31.5 ov), 8-211 (SL Malinga, 33.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NW Bracken613415.66215010
    SW Tait604207.00176020
    GD McGrath703114.42242110
    SR Watson704917.00155030
    GB Hogg301916.3372000
    MJ Clarke503326.60140220
    A Symonds20613.0070000

Match Details

Series

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the 2006/07 ICC World Cup

Player of the match

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Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

12.15 start, First Session 12.15-14.55. Interval 14.55-15.05, Second Session 15.05-17.45

Match days

28 April 2007 (50-over match)

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