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285dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Australia in final after 34-run win

Australia broke their semi-final jinx at the Champions Trophy with a34-run triumph over a spirited New Zealand at Mohali to enter their firstfinal

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DL Vettori
DL Vettori
79(103) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 21 3 6 17 6 5 12
RT Ponting
58(80) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 5 6 1 11 10 14 4

Best performances - Bowlers

KD Mills
KD Mills
O10
M1
R38
W4
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GD McGrath
O10
M2
R22
W3
Eco2.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia advanced

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00

Match days

1 November 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
46 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 206/10 (35 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.47, RRR: 8.75)

  • Shane Bond9 (11b)
  • Brett Lee8-0-31-2
  • Mitchell Johnson7-0-38-1

Australia hurt New Zealand with the new ball. Dew came into play later and the bowling didn't look as menacing as it was in the earlier stages as Vettori and Oram waged a gritty battle. But Australia have prevailed at the end and are through to the final.

That's it from me, Sriram Veera, and Jamie Alter. Join us tomorrow to catch up the action from the second semi-final between West Indies and South Africa. Till then .... ta!

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45.6
W
Lee to Mills, OUT, That'd it. Australia make an entry into the final of Champions Trophy for the first time. Lee bangs one short, Mills backs away, again, to attempt a slog but gets a top-edge.

KD Mills c †Gilchrist b Lee 21 (28m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

45.5
1
Lee to Bond, 1 run, Bond gets Mills back on strike with a push to left of Symonds at cover.
45.4
1
Lee to Mills, 1 run, Again Mills backs away, to fore-hand slap a short-of-length delivery through mid-off, down to the man at the deep.

The batsmen have a chat while the umpires had a discussion on whether to change the ball. They decide against it.

45.3
0
Lee to Mills, no run, Mills backs away again, Lee follows him to cramp him up. Just pushed back down the track
45.2
4
Lee to Mills, FOUR runs, Lee will be bemused now. Mills backed away this time and carved a short delivery past mid-off. Now mid-off goes back and fine-leg is up.
45.1
0
Lee to Mills, no run, Mills gives him the charge, throws his bat at a short of length delivery, intending to send it over deep midwicket, misses. Lee won't be amused.

Lee is back

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New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16SP FlemingL Vincent
2nd4SP FlemingNJ Astle
3rd10SP FlemingHJH Marshall
4th0SP FlemingPG Fulton
5th4JDP OramPG Fulton
6th1JDP OramBB McCullum
7th103DL VettoriJDP Oram
8th21DL VettoriJEC Franklin
9th21DL VettoriKD Mills
10th26SE BondKD Mills

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BDESH31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927