Result
1st Match (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 12 2007, Commonwealth Bank Series
242/8
(45.2/50 ov, target 243)
246/2
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
England Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AJ Strauss c Hayden b Bracken1220221060.00
MP Vaughan (c)c Hayden b Bracken2632404081.25
IR Bell c Hussey b Johnson1529542051.72
KP Pietersen c Symonds b Clark82911434390.10
PD Collingwood c Johnson b McGrath4370762061.42
A Flintoff not out47386250123.68
PA Nixon lbw b Johnson045000.00
JWM Dalrymple c †Gilchrist b McGrath2880025.00
J Lewis c Ponting b Bracken991300100.00
MS Panesar not out00300-
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 3)6
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.84)242/8
Did not bat: JM Anderson 
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Sir Andrew Strauss, 5.3 ov), 2-47 (Michael Vaughan, 9.4 ov), 3-73 (Ian Bell, 17.3 ov), 4-168 (Paul Collingwood, 37.2 ov), 5-206 (Kevin Pietersen, 43.4 ov), 6-207 (Paul Nixon, 44.5 ov), 7-211 (Jamie Dalrymple, 46.3 ov), 8-232 (Jon Lewis, 49.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath1004024.00362010
NW Bracken904635.11346000
SR Clark1005815.80296021
MG Johnson1023423.40382000
MJ Clarke803504.37212000
CL White302709.0080300
Australia Innings (target: 243 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AC Gilchrist c †Nixon b Dalrymple6061697198.36
ML Hayden c †Nixon b Panesar2842824066.66
RT Ponting (c)not out82961208085.41
MJ Clarke not out57741074077.02
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 15)19
TOTAL(45.2 Ov, RR: 5.42)246/2
Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Adam Gilchrist, 15.3 ov), 2-113 (Matthew Hayden, 18.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
A Flintoff604808.00204130
J Lewis8.214305.16295021
JM Anderson704706.71196010
MS Panesar1014614.60344010
JWM Dalrymple1013813.80342000
PD Collingwood402105.25122000
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank Series 2007
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Match numberODI no. 2473
Season2006/07
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00
Match days12 January 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Paul Nixon
Monty Panesar
Umpires
Simon Taufel
Ian Howell
TV Umpire
Bob Parry
Reserve Umpire
John Ward
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsAustralia 4, England 0
MATCH NOTES
Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • England: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (65 balls), Extras 2
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: England - 72/2 in 17.0 overs (IR Bell 15, KP Pietersen 16)
  • England: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (147 balls), Extras 4
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (KP Pietersen 23, PD Collingwood 26, Ex 1)
  • KP Pietersen: 50 off 63 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: England - 144/3 in 34.0 overs (KP Pietersen 51, PD Collingwood 36)
  • England: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (215 balls), Extras 4
  • England: 200 runs in 42.4 overs (260 balls), Extras 5
  • Australia: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 17
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (AC Gilchrist 27, ML Hayden 6, Ex 17)
  • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 51 balls (6 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 17