Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.6 good ball, Hilfenhaus has his first wicket in One Day International career, a straight delivery, McCullum plays across it and misses, strikes the pad in line with the off stump, loud appeal, given by umpire Harper. 7/2
    2.2 caught behind, it was bit wide outside the off stump, swings away, Astle cuts at it, gets the edge, Gilchrist takes the catch... loud appeal, Astle waits for some time, asking the umpire whether it carried. The umpire gives the nod, Astle has to go. The replays are not conclusive..... 5/1
    19.3 gone, a soft dismissal, a slower delivery, which Fleming did not pick up,drives it in the air, Hussey moves across slightly at mid off and takes a good catch. 80/3
    31.1 and he strikes first ball! A good length-quick delivery angled across him outside off stump, and Taylor obliges with a flashy drive that takes the regulation outside edge into a diving Gilchrist's gloves, good breakthrough to end a good innings 161/4
    33.2 another one bites the dust! Back of a good length delivery, very innocuous, it must be said, and Fulton drives off the backfoot in the air above Symonds at short extra cover, who jumps up and gets a hand to it, just parrying it up in the air and holding it easily on the second attempt& 166/6
    32.4 low full toss on off stump, he flicks across the line past midwicket, quickly comes Clarke from the deep, who moves, picks it up and throws it straight onto the nonstriker's end, and gets his man! He didnt have a lot to work with, moving and throwing it on the turn, and looking at one stump, but his brilliance does the rest! McMillan cant believe it, and man, that was some throw 165/5
    35.3 as the run rate soars, Vettori chances his arm but holes out to deep square leg! Clark drops one in short of a length on middle and leg, and Vettori swivels and chips it off the pads in the air out to deep square leg, where Hayden, moving from a deepish mid-wicket, covers ground and holds a relatively easy catch 171/7
    37.1 and like Johnson a few overs ago, he picks up one with his first ball! Looped up out of the back of the hand, its the wrong 'un, and Franklin, looking for the spin, drives across the line and ends up with a leading edge to Clarke at a shortish point, and Australia are now a wicket away from victory 175/9
    36.5 bowled 'em! Gives it some air, rolling the fingers over it, but it comes out faster than Bond expected, and he plays all over it as the ball quickly slides between pat and pad and disturbs the furniture 175/8
    not out
    38.3 thats the end of that! Symonds tosses it up invitingly outside off stump, Patel gets a half-stride forward and lofts it down the ground high, high in the air, and Hilfenhaus at long-on squints against the sun and gets under it, holding a neat catch to round off a comprehensive Australian victory 184/10
    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    184 all out (38.3 Overs, RR: 4.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (NJ Astle, 2.2 ov), 2-7 (BB McCullum, 3.6 ov), 3-80 (SP Fleming, 19.3 ov), 4-161 (LRPL Taylor, 31.1 ov), 5-165 (CD McMillan, 32.4 ov), 6-166 (PG Fulton, 33.2 ov), 7-171 (DL Vettori, 35.3 ov), 8-175 (SE Bond, 36.5 ov), 9-175 (JEC Franklin, 37.1 ov), 10-184 (JS Patel, 38.3 ov)
    NW Bracken7.002513.57273000
    BW Hilfenhaus7.012613.71291110
    MG Johnson7.002723.85283020
    SR Clark8.004025.00264100
    A Symonds6.304126.30182230
    CL White3.002217.3391110

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