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RESULT
1st Final (D/N), Melbourne, February 09, 2007, Commonwealth Bank Series
(49.3/50 ov, T:253) 253/6

England won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Adam Gilchrist c Flintoff b Mahmood510280050.00
Matthew Hayden c Mahmood b Dalrymple821021527080.39
Ricky Ponting (c)c Collingwood b Panesar757510970100.00
Michael Clarke run out (Collingwood)3339510184.61
Brad Hodge lbw b Panesar510120050.00
Michael Hussey c †Nixon b Flintoff1719291089.47
Shane Watson c Bell b Mahmood913310069.23
Brad Hogg c Bell b Flintoff1011161090.90
Brett Lee run out (Collingwood)055000.00
Nathan Bracken not out 3590060.00
Glenn McGrath  b Flintoff024000.00
Extras(lb 4, w 9)13
TOTAL48.3 Ov (RR: 5.19, 231 Mts)252
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Adam Gilchrist, 5.3 ov), 2-170 (Ricky Ponting, 30.1 ov), 3-180 (Matthew Hayden, 33.2 ov), 4-196 (Brad Hodge, 36.5 ov), 5-229 (Michael Clarke, 42.2 ov), 6-229 (Michael Hussey, 42.3 ov), 7-248 (Brad Hogg, 46.1 ov), 8-248 (Brett Lee, 46.6 ov), 9-250 (Shane Watson, 47.4 ov), 10-252 (Glenn McGrath, 48.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Liam Plunkett1005605.60284040
Sajid Mahmood804525.62275020
5.3 to AC Gilchrist, GOT HIM! And that's a big breakthrough. It was full and in Gilchrist's slot, but a touch slower, and a big swipe came straight off the toe of the bat, for Andrew Flintoff to circle beneath in the covers and take a comfortable catch. Vital wicket for England!. 32/1
47.4 to SR Watson, another one bites the dust ... Watson is undone by a slower ball which he lamely chips to Bell at midwicket. Watson's ignominy was compounded by the fact he then headed off towards the wrong exit and had to make a sudden and big navigational correction when he realised his mistake. The crowd spotted it and gave him a few jeers .... 250/9
Andrew Flintoff9.314134.31314020
42.3 to MEK Hussey, two in two! just short of a length, Hussey shapes to run the ball to third man but it's too close to him and he gets a thin nick to Nixon. Hussey doesn't even wait for the decision .... 229/6
46.1 to GB Hogg, Hogg steps back and thumps it straight to Bell at extra cover. He timed it but right into the fielder's midriff. 248/7
48.3 to GD McGrath, full and straight and McGrath's 37th birthday present from Flintoff is to have his stumps scattered. 252/10
Monty Panesar1004424.40252000
30.1 to RT Ponting, What a catch! Brilliant pluck from Collingwood at short cover - that was a bit of a filthy long-hop from Panesar, to be honest, but Ponting rocked back and clobbered it - it was in the air for too long and Collingwood dived back and across to his left, and clung onto a one-handed screamer!. 170/2
36.5 to BJ Hodge, Panesar has his second! Hodge was down on the sweep, and umpire Harper upholds a massive appeal! That was not a clever decision, to be honest. Hodge was a long way down, and it was way outside the line of off stump. Apart from that, pretty good. 196/4
Paul Collingwood402105.2580000
Jamie Dalrymple704115.85171110
33.2 to ML Hayden, big, big, swing, and that's an excellent catch from Mahmood on the long-on boundary! Hayden went for the big yahoo, looked to have hit it clean out of the ground but got fractionally underneath it. The ball topped out somewhere near floodlight height, but Mahmood kept his cool, and acknowledged his inevitable barrackers in the crowd. 180/3
England INNINGS (Target: 253 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ed Joyce c McGrath b Lee618211033.33
Mal Loye lbw b Lee069000.00
Ian Bell  b Lee65901473072.22
Andrew Strauss lbw b Bracken023000.00
Paul Collingwood not out 1201332227190.22
Andrew Flintoff (c)c †Gilchrist b Watson3536650197.22
Jamie Dalrymple run out (Clarke/McGrath)3560060.00
Paul Nixon not out 11101900110.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 3, w 7)13
TOTAL49.3 Ov (RR: 5.11, 240 Mts)253/6
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mal Loye, 2.2 ov), 2-14 (Ed Joyce, 4.6 ov), 3-15 (Andrew Strauss, 5.4 ov), 4-148 (Ian Bell, 32.6 ov), 5-222 (Andrew Flintoff, 45.2 ov), 6-225 (Jamie Dalrymple, 46.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee1004134.10352031
2.2 to MB Loye, The slower ball does the trick! This one was fuller, and Loye was deceived as he shuffled across his stumps. A huge appeal is upheld by umpire Harper, but Hawkeye reckons that was sliding down leg .... 1/1
4.6 to EC Joyce, GONE! That was a horrible misjudgment from Joyce - tried to work a straighter delivery over midwicket, but instead chipped tamely to Glenn McGrath, who had to stoop forward as the ball plopped into his palms. 14/2
32.6 to IR Bell, there it is! huge breakthrough for Australia. Pinpoint yorker from Lee and Bell can't get his bat down in time. Hint of reverse swing and missed it by the width of his bat. 148/4
Nathan Bracken8.313814.47283000
5.4 to AJ Strauss, another one gone! This is getting rather chaotic for England now. A nothing sort of shot from Strauss, he shuffled across his stumps, tried to work to leg, and was trapped plumb in front. All too easy for Australia at the moment. 15/3
Glenn McGrath1005305.30261101
Shane Watson805116.37195001
45.2 to A Flintoff, short, Flintoff swishes, and that's gone! It was a bit flat-footed from Flintoff, and a very, very thin graze through to Gilchrist! Watson has made the breakthrough! The end of an excellent 74-run stand, and is this a late glimmer for Australia?. 222/5
Brad Hogg1005205.20210120
Michael Clarke301505.0050020
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MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2006/07
Series resultEngland led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2515
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 days9 February 2007 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Asad Rauf
Australia
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Australia
Bob Parry
Reserve Umpire
Australia
John Ward
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
MATCH NOTES
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (60 balls), Extras 7
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (ML Hayden 20, RT Ponting 27, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Australia - 85/1 in 15.0 overs (ML Hayden 43, RT Ponting 28)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 64 balls (5 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 19.4 overs (124 balls), Extras 9
  • Power Play 3: Overs 22.1 - 27.0
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 120 balls (ML Hayden 46, RT Ponting 49, Ex 5)
  • RT Ponting: 50 off 57 balls (4 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 27.1 overs (171 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: Australia - 170/2 in 30.1 overs (ML Hayden 78)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 37.3 overs (233 balls), Extras 12
  • Australia: 250 runs in 47.3 overs (294 balls), Extras 13
  • England innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: England - 45/3 in 16.0 overs (IR Bell 24, PD Collingwood 14)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 21.0
  • England: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls), Extras 1
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (IR Bell 22, PD Collingwood 28, Ex 3)
  • England: 100 runs in 22.4 overs (140 balls), Extras 7
  • PD Collingwood: 50 off 60 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (IR Bell 39, PD Collingwood 52, Ex 9)
  • IR Bell: 50 off 72 balls (3 x 4)
  • Drinks: England - 144/3 in 32.0 overs (IR Bell 62, PD Collingwood 66)
  • England: 150 runs in 33.2 overs (207 balls), Extras 10
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (PD Collingwood 28, A Flintoff 22, Ex 0)
  • England: 200 runs in 42.2 overs (261 balls), Extras 10
  • PD Collingwood: 100 off 120 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • England: 250 runs in 49.1 overs (305 balls), Extras 13
  • One Day International Scorers: Sajan Nair and Binoy George
England Innings
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Commonwealth Bank Series
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS871310.667
ENG83513-0.608
NZ8269-0.007