Player of the Match
Player of the Match
409dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Australia rout feeble England

Australia's bowlers bounced back from their humiliation against Zimbabwe on Wednesday night, restricting England to an uncomfortable total of 135

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
67(43) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 8 1 8 18 12 10 10
AC Gilchrist
45(28) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 8 4 17 2 3 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

NW Bracken
O4
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

This has been a different Australia today to the one which lost to Zimbabwe the other day. And, ominously for the rest of the teams in this tournament, they look like their old serves: dominant and clinical. Hayden finishes with 67 not out; he remained unruffled throughout. Emphatic is the word, and Ponting and his men have certainly started to take this tournament seriously. So, England and Australia through to the Super Eights, then, and Zimbabwe are out - on an inferior run rate.

Ponting states the obvious: "We're a fair bit happier today. Today was a pretty comprehensive win. We did the job with the bat today." Collingwood ends how he started - by admitting there are areas that England need to improve on, particularly the batting. True enough. Bracken picks up the Man of the Match award for an intelligent, controlled spell of bowling that helped to knock over England.

Thanks for joining us today. Next up will be India's tussle with Pakistan so do switch over to the live scorecard for that match coming up shortly.

From me, Jenny Thompson and Martin Williamson (with Andrew Miller on bulletin duty), it's goodbye.

14.5
1
Schofield to Symonds, 1 run, ...yes, a drive through mid-on to complete a handsome win

Last ball coming up?

14.4
1
Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, loopy full toss down leg, paddled almost sympathetically round to fine leg
14.3
4
Schofield to Hayden, FOUR runs, driven wider of mid-off this time
14.2
4
Schofield to Hayden, FOUR runs, driven again through mid-off - nearly taking out Symonds at the other end - and the end is nigh
14.1
4
Schofield to Hayden, FOUR runs, typical Hayden: one step, boom; a powerful (aren't they all?) drive through mid-off

END OF OVER:
14 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 122/2 (14 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.71, RRR: 2.33)

  • Matthew Hayden54 (39b)
  • Andrew Symonds1 (1b)
  • Andrew Flintoff4-0-25-1
  • Chris Schofield3-0-17-1

Discomfort etched all over Flintoff's face now as he ends his spell. Schofield on for his final delivery

13.6
1
Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, pushed up there outside off and driven back out straight

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st78ML HaydenAC Gilchrist
2nd42ML HaydenRT Ponting
3rd16ML HaydenA Symonds

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031