Match Day

470dThe Bulletin by Peter English

Australia on fire heading into finals

Adam Gilchrist generated a high-energy batting performance that gave Australia the ideal warm-up for the VB Series finals as they thrashed South Africa by 57 runs at Sydney

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Lewis steps in for absent McGrath

Mick Lewis has been called into Australia's VB Series finals squad as the replacement for Glenn McGrath, who withdrew to be with his sick wife

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Gilchrist considered going for double hundred

Australia trounced South Africa by 57 runs at Sydney on Sunday, but Ricky Ponting pinpointed the toss as the deciding factor, despite another swaggering fifty from Adam Gilchrist