Player of the Match
Player of the Match
292dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia survive West Indies scare

On paper it looked like being a mismatch. On paper, it appears Australia had an easy 50-run victory. In reality there were several nervous periods for Ricky Ponting's men

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
79(95) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 16 9 5 26 2 8 13
MG Johnson
MG Johnson
73(47) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
5 1 3 10 33 4 6 11

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Hauritz
O7.5
M0
R23
W2
Eco2.93
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NO Miller
NO Miller
O10
M1
R24
W2
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

That's the end of the match as Dale Richards is injured.

AB from Thailand: "West Indies could have easily won this had they bowled with disciple towards the end of their innings. Its a pity that despite putting up a fight in this match they have fallen behind, and they have got no one to blame but themselves and their bowlers. i know its an inexperienced bowling line up, but they have got to admit it that they let Australia off the hook, and if they could get Australia in a troublesome position in the first place then it shows that they are a capable bowling unit."

Plenty for Australia to ponder after this victory. It wasn't the cakewalk it was expected to be; even after they piled on 275 West Indies pushed them hard.

Post-match presentation:
Floyd Reifer: "Yeah, I thought we bowled well early, but Mitchell Johnson came in and played a magnificent innings, that's the way the game goes." He says the batsmen who got in should have gone on to make big scores. "People can't get out after making 50, someone had to go on and make a 80."

He says Dale Richards was out because of a dislocation.

Ricky Ponting: "Seemed like two different wickets. It was seaming around a bit, not so much swing, I thought we batted really well. Mitchell batted really well, and we used our Powerplay well. I don't think we bowled at our best. Too many extras."

Mitchell Johnson is the Man of the Match. He says the pitch wasn't so bad to bat on once you got your eye in. "I think the guys did well at the top of the order in difficult circumstances, I come in late and take all the glory."

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46.5
W
Hauritz to Roach, OUT, another wicket for Hauritz, Roach swings the bat at a ball outside off, edges it towards Johnson at short third man

KAJ Roach c Johnson b Hauritz 3 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

46.4
W
Hauritz to Miller, OUT, Hauritz strikes, Miller looks to swipe the ball beyond midwicket, a top edge sends the ball towards Ponting at midwicket, simple catch

NO Miller c Ponting b Hauritz 4 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

46.3
1
Hauritz to Roach, 1 run, pushed to mid-on for a single
46.2
1
Hauritz to Miller, 1 run, cut away to deep point for a single
46.1
0
Hauritz to Miller, no run, the batsman looks to cut but misses the ball

Hauritz is brought into the attack

END OF OVER:
46 | 3 Runs | WI: 223/7 (53 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.84, RRR: 13.25)

  • Nikita Miller3 (4b)
  • Kemar Roach2 (6b)
  • Mitchell Johnson10-0-44-0
  • Shane Watson7-0-34-2
45.6
1
Johnson to Miller, 1 run, slightly overpitched outside off, Miller looks to drive, gets a inside edge, the ball dribbles towards the keeper

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st38DS SmithADS Fletcher
2nd86TM DowlinADS Fletcher
3rd4TM DowlinCAK Walton
4th42FL ReiferTM Dowlin
5th17FL ReiferDE Bernard
6th28FL ReiferDJG Sammy
7th4FL ReiferNO Miller
8th6NO MillerKAJ Roach
9th0GC TongeKAJ Roach

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32050.51
PAK32140.999
INDIA31130.29
WI3030-1.537
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ32140.782
ENG3214-0.487
SL3122-0.085
SA3122-0.177