ICC World Cup, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Cup - 47th match, Super Eights

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by 215 runs

1.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, OUT, Gilchrist is gone! Caught at third man. Short and wide, he has biffed them for sixes before, he goes back and across, frees his arms and it flies off a thick edge straight to Mark Gillespie. Franklin has a sheepish smile on him.

AC Gilchrist c Gillespie b Franklin 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 7/1   ML Hayden 6* (5b 1x4)   JEC Franklin 0.1-0-0-1

22.6

Patel to Ponting, OUT, Suddenly, against the run of play, Ponting falls. Tossed-up, full in length, on the off stump line, Ponting skips down the track and whips it, but it goes in the air and Ross Taylor, at midwicket, jumps up to grab it. Ponting was trying to get it past Taylor and ping the cow corner but he hit it straight at the fielder.

RT Ponting c Taylor b Patel 66 (96m 70b 7x4 0x6) SR: 94.28

Australia 144/2   ML Hayden 68* (72b 6x4 1x6)   JS Patel 5-0-28-1

32.4

Styris to Hayden, OUT, Styris takes a beauty, running back towards the 30-yard circle. Off cutter, on the middle and Hayden has a swing across the line and ends up lobbing it high towards long on. The fielder rushes forward from the deep, Styris runs back ,gravity pulls the ball down and Styris reaches, lunges forward to grab it. Fab knock from Hayden.

ML Hayden c & b Styris 103 (150m 100b 10x4 2x6) SR: 103.00

Australia 216/3   MJ Clarke 34* (32b 4x4)   SB Styris 6.4-0-34-1

35.3

Franklin to Clarke, OUT, OMG! Clarke shoulders arms and hey presto! the middle stump has gone for a walk. Unbelievable! Comedy of errors. It was a slower one, on the middle, Clarke backed away, raised his bat and then was indecisive what to with the delivery. He just let the bat hang high and watched in horror his own demise. It went through straight, (get the bat down man get the bat down, nope) and kissed the middle stump. Clarke is gone. Bizarre. Watch it on the Youtube.

MJ Clarke b Franklin 49 (59m 46b 7x4 0x6) SR: 106.52

Australia 233/4   MEK Hussey 2* (3b)   JEC Franklin 5.3-0-49-2

40.1

Patel to Symonds, OUT, Done in the flight and Mason gets under a swirling delivery at long off. Tossed-up and Symonds charged out but it dipped outside off stump and Symonds reached out and ended up scooping it out high. It swirled as it came down, Mason went left and left, then to right, the ball came down as if its drunk, swaying and swirling and he lunged back to take the catch. Well done.

A Symonds c Mason b Patel 11 (20m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

Australia 257/5   MEK Hussey 14* (15b 1x4)   JS Patel 7.1-0-35-2

49.3

Franklin to Hussey, OUT, Fools Hussey with a slower one. From over the wicket, full and outside off, Hussey went down his knee and tried to swing it across the line, got a top edge to square-leg.

MEK Hussey c Styris b Franklin 37 (75m 44b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.09

Australia 334/6   SR Watson 51* (29b 4x4 2x6)   JEC Franklin 7.3-0-60-3
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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Photos

Apr 20, 2007

Shane Watson gets ready to play the paddle sweep, Australia v New Zealand, Super Eights, Grenada, April 20, 2007

Shane Watson gets ready to play the paddle sweep

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Apr 20, 2007

Shane Watson hits down the ground during his 32-ball 65, Australia v New Zealand, Super Eights, Grenada, April 20, 2007

Shane Watson hits down the ground during his 32-ball 65

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