Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
52(59) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 4 2 2 1 2 7
RR Sarwan
36(64) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 11 1 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.2
M1
R24
W4
Eco2.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RR Sarwan
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So there you have it: Australia have comprehensively defeated West Indies to secure another ODI title. They outshone the opposition in all departments of the game today, as exemplified by fighting fifties from Martyn and Symonds, some effective pace bowling from Bracken and Lee, and Ponting's work in the field.

The West Indies never looked in the chase after Lee nailed Gayle with the first delivery of the innings, and then the top and middle order just crumbled to Bracken's accurate left-arm pace. Watson chipped in with a couple wickets before Lee returned to finish off the tail. The sad scene of Runako Morton struggling through for 32 deliveries and not even scoring a run somehow summed up the scenario for West Indies.

Speaking to Ian Bishop during the post-match presentation, Lara displays his disappointment: "The batting was poor and we have alot of work to do. We have a few matches leading into the ICC Champions Trophy and we have some work to do."

Ponting, his opposite number, is all smiles: "We've been in our fair share of trouble, but today was pleasing...to come away with a win here after experimenting with our players is good...the communication out on the field was encouraging..."

The Man-of-the-Match award goes to Lee for his 4 for 24 - Ponting hailed him as the "best bowler in one-day cricket" - and he also gets the Man-of-the-Series award for his 12 wickets from just three matches.

That's all we have for you. I hope you've enjoyed Cricinfo's coverage of the DLF Cup. For now, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers!

34.2
W
Lee to Baugh, OUT, all over! Lee bangs this one in short on middle and leg, Baugh takes his eyes off it as it hurries onto him, his attempted hook goes nowhere but up in the air for Haddin to take a few steps to his left and take a simple catch, Lee gets four to his name and Australia have lifted the DLF Cup by 127 runs
34.1
0
Lee to Baugh, no run, a nice lifter outside off cramps him for room, Baugh does well to sway out of harm's way

END OF OVER:
34 | 1 Run | WI: 113/9

  • CS Baugh3 (10b)
  • JE Taylor0 (2b)
  • MJ Clarke4-0-13-0
  • B Lee8-1-24-3
33.6
1
Clarke to Baugh, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Baugh gets to the pitch of it and drives in the gap on the offside to retain strike
33.5
0
Clarke to Baugh, no run, quicker outside off and it beats Baugh's attempted cut
33.4
0
Clarke to Baugh, no run, middle and leg, Baugh looks to lap it around the corner and the ball smacks into the side of Haddin's head, ouch
33.3
0
Clarke to Baugh, no run, good flight on that one as it spins past Baugh's bat

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
52(59) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 4 2 2 1 2 7
RR Sarwan
36(64) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 11 1 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.2
M1
R24
W4
Eco2.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RR Sarwan
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF