10th Match (D/N), Sydney, February 02, 2007, Commonwealth Bank Series
(38.5/50 ov, T:293) 200

England won by 92 runs

Player Of The Match
107 (142)
England Innings
Australia Innings
Match Details
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Ed Joyce c Bracken b Tait10714220110075.35
Mal Loye c Bracken b McGrath2933523187.87
Ian Bell c †Gilchrist b McGrath5160964085.00
Andrew Flintoff (c)lbw b White310120030.00
Andrew Strauss c Clark b Bracken26242530108.33
Jamie Dalrymple run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist)30182731166.66
Paul Nixon c Hodge b Tait42310200.00
Ravi Bopara not out 751410140.00
Liam Plunkett not out 107810142.85
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 19)25
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.84, 219 Mts)292/7
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Mal Loye, 10.6 ov), 2-169 (Ian Bell, 33.1 ov), 3-179 (Andrew Flintoff, 36.4 ov), 4-222 (Andrew Strauss, 42.3 ov), 5-256 (Ed Joyce, 46.2 ov), 6-261 (Paul Nixon, 46.6 ov), 7-274 (Jamie Dalrymple, 47.6 ov)
Shaun Tait1006826.80338050
46.2 to EC Joyce, banged in, Joyce plays a tired pull which he doesn't get hold of and the ball loops to wide midwicket. A great ovation as he walks off. His innings has given England something to bowl at and also ensured that John Buchanan gets his wish of making sure Australia are in a game at last. 256/5
46.6 to PA Nixon, another one banged in, and this time Nixon plays a really nothing semi-pull shot which lobs to extra cover. A short and certainly not sweet stay.. 261/6
Nathan Bracken915315.88264120
42.3 to AJ Strauss, well, not a dismissal you'll see in a Test. Strauss walks right across his stumps and scoops the ball to leg ... it goes straight up and Clark only has to move eight or nine yards at backward square leg to take a sitter. 222/4
Stuart Clark1005505.50265010
Glenn McGrath1005125.10376121
10.6 to MB Loye, GOT HIM! McGrath dropped it short, as he was bound to do, and Loye tried to keep things positive by playing the hook. But it was a stroke played with no conviction, and a steepling top-edge ended in the hands of deep square-leg!. 58/1
33.1 to IR Bell, and the drinks break brings a breakthrough once again! And it's that old shark McGrath who does the job. It was short, Bell went for a big swing, and Gilchrist steadied himself under a big top-edge. 169/2
Michael Clarke401804.50100000
Andrew Symonds201608.0052000
Cameron White512615.20161030
36.4 to A Flintoff, Flintoff back, it hits him high up and the immediate thought was that it might have been going over the top. It pitched in line and was certainly straight ... is this the start of England's wobble?. 179/3
Australia  (T: 293 runs from 50 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist (c)† b Plunkett011000.00
Matthew Hayden c Dalrymple b Mahmood51621037182.25
Brad Hodge  b Mahmood1680016.66
Michael Clarke c †Nixon b Plunkett1829472062.06
Andrew Symonds retired hurt 39356441111.42
Michael Hussey  b Bopara614200042.85
Cameron White c †Nixon b Flintoff1320250065.00
Nathan Bracken  b Panesar2126343080.76
Stuart Clark not out 1523102065.21
Glenn McGrath lbw b Plunkett17100014.28
Shaun Tait run out (Bell)1110611110.00
Extras(lb 8, w 16)24
TOTAL38.5 Ov (RR: 5.15, 168 Mts)200
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Adam Gilchrist, 0.1 ov), 2-4 (Brad Hodge, 1.2 ov), 3-45 (Michael Clarke, 12.2 ov), 4-116 (Matthew Hayden, 20.4 ov), 4-130* (Andrew Symonds, retired hurt), 5-137 (Michael Hussey, 24.4 ov), 6-160 (Cameron White, 30.1 ov), 7-180 (Nathan Bracken, 33.6 ov), 8-187 (Glenn McGrath, 36.3 ov), 9-200 (Shaun Tait, 38.5 ov)
Liam Plunkett9.512432.44492060
0.1 to AC Gilchrist, what a start! Brilliant, brilliant delivery from Plunkett. Full, fast, inswinging, perfect yorker length, and Gilchrist has no answer whatsoever! Well, well ... England are on a roll!. 0/1
12.2 to MJ Clarke, awful dismissal! that was wide, got wider and Clarke needed an extension to reach it and Nixon dived in front of slip to hold a good catch. England get lucky .... 45/3
36.3 to GD McGrath, GONE! McGrath steps across his stumps, Plunkett raps him on the kneeroll, Harper raises his finger. Easy as pie, and England are almost home and hosed!. 187/8
Sajid Mahmood703825.42285040
1.2 to BJ Hodge, GOTTIM! Well, well, what a start from England! Shorter and straighter, Hodge tried to leave alone but it was onto him too quickly and a big inside-edge deflected onto his middle stump!. 4/2
20.4 to ML Hayden, there's the breakthrough! And it's that man on the drive who does the trick. Lots of width from Mahmood, Hayden went for a big booming drive and it's a smart reflex take from Jamie Dalrymple at short cover! Not the best ball, but the best result as far as England are concerned. 116/4
Andrew Flintoff804715.87307110
30.1 to CL White, Flintoff strikes with his first ball of the new spell! A hint of width tempted White into a rash swipe, and Nixon makes no mistake! England are right into the elongated tail. 160/6
Monty Panesar1006416.40254200
33.6 to NW Bracken, beautiful ball! Tossed right up, much much slower, and Bracken played all round it as the ball crashed into middle and leg. Another one bites the dust, and with Glenn McGrath now at the crease, it's safe to say the game is up. Or is it?. 180/7
Ravi Bopara401914.75141010
24.4 to MEK Hussey, beautiful ball! Hits the seam, bounces sharply and cramps Hussey for room, and he chops it onto his stumps! That could well be game, set and match!. 137/5
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TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Ed Joyce
Match numberODI no. 2497
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 days2 February 2007 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Shaun Tait
Shaun Tait
Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara
Daryl Harper
South Africa
Ian Howell
TV Umpire
Bob Parry
Reserve Umpire
Rod Tucker
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
PointsEngland 5, Australia 0
  • England innings
  • England: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (62 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (EC Joyce 18, MB Loye 28, Ex 6)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: England - 75/1 in 15.0 overs (EC Joyce 26, IR Bell 11)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • England: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (133 balls), Extras 10
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (EC Joyce 20, IR Bell 29, Ex 2)
  • EC Joyce: 50 off 79 balls (6 x 4)
  • England: 150 runs in 29.5 overs (189 balls), Extras 16
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 125 balls (EC Joyce 41, IR Bell 49, Ex 10)
  • IR Bell: 50 off 58 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: England - 169/1 in 33.0 overs (EC Joyce 67, IR Bell 51)
  • England: 200 runs in 39.5 overs (252 balls), Extras 23
  • EC Joyce: 100 off 136 balls (10 x 4)
  • England: 250 runs in 45.2 overs (285 balls), Extras 24
  • Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (88 balls), Extras 10
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (ML Hayden 28, A Symonds 18, Ex 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (125 balls), Extras 13
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 60 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • A Symonds retired hurt at 130/4 (39, 23.6 overs)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 28.2 overs (182 balls), Extras 22
  • Drinks: Australia - 156/5 in 29.0 overs (CL White 10, NW Bracken 9)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 38.3 overs (243 balls), Extras 24
  • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
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