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1st Match (D/N), Melbourne, January 12, 2007, Commonwealth Bank Series
(45.2/50 ov, T:243) 246/2

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
60 (61)
England Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Andrew Strauss c Hayden b Bracken1220221060.00
Michael Vaughan (c)c Hayden b Bracken2632404081.25
Ian Bell c Hussey b Johnson1529542051.72
Kevin Pietersen c Symonds b Clark82911434390.10
Paul Collingwood c Johnson b McGrath4370762061.42
Andrew Flintoff not out 47386250123.68
Paul Nixon lbw b Johnson045000.00
Jamie Dalrymple c †Gilchrist b McGrath2880025.00
Jon Lewis c Ponting b Bracken991300100.00
Monty Panesar not out 00300-
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 3)6
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.84, 217 Mins)242/8
Did not bat: James Anderson 
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (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)
Glenn McGrath1004024.00362010
37.2 to PD Collingwood, the slower ball from McGrath, Collingwood picks it but can't execute this lofted shot as well as he might and it's hit straight to Johnson at long on. 168/4
46.3 to JWM Dalrymple, down the leg side, Dalymple tries to hook this and misses. Gilchrist politely asks the umpire who, after a couple of seconds, raises his finger! What a shocker that is. Replays indicate the ball hit his helmet, and Dalrymple trudges off fairly fuming. 211/7
Nathan Bracken904635.11346000
5.3 to AJ Strauss, . 20/1
9.4 to MP Vaughan, . 47/2
49.2 to J Lewis, what a catch! A full toss which Lewis sliced off a thick outside edge just to Ponting's right at backward point, and he dived brilliantly taking the ball horizontally, one-handed. Quite superb fielding. 232/8
Stuart Clark1005815.80296021
43.4 to KP Pietersen, another vast swipe ... and it's swirling, swirling, swirling down to Andrew Symonds, just inside the long-on boundary! A massive breakthrough for Australia, and Pietersen is gone, just when he was looking at his most dangerous. 206/5
Mitchell Johnson1023423.40382000
17.3 to IR Bell, Gottim! And you have to say that was coming! Johnson's been turning the screw superbly since he came on, and this time Bell couldn't hold himself back - down the track, and a loose drive straight to mid-off, comfortably lodged in Mike Hussey's midriff. 73/3
44.5 to PA Nixon, gone! Full, straight and that would've plucked out his leg stump. Excellent length from Johnson and with a touch of away swing to the left hander who, trying to work it to leg, was beaten by pace...and up goes the finger. 207/6
Michael Clarke803504.37212000
Cameron White302709.0080300
Australia  (T: 243 runs from 50 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist c †Nixon b Dalrymple6061697198.36
Matthew Hayden c †Nixon b Panesar2842824066.66
Ricky Ponting (c)not out 82961208085.41
Michael Clarke not out 57741074077.02
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 15)19
TOTAL45.2 Ov (RR: 5.42, 190 Mins)246/2
Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Adam Gilchrist, 15.3 ov), 2-113 (Matthew Hayden, 18.1 ov)
Andrew Flintoff604808.00204130
Jon Lewis8.214305.16295021
James Anderson704706.71196010
Monty Panesar1014614.60344010
18.1 to ML Hayden, gone! Well bowled, Panesar; he saw Hayden lunging down the pitch, sent it wider of the batsman who drove and got a thick outside edge to Nixon behind the stumps. Super piece of bowling, that. 113/2
Jamie Dalrymple1013813.80342000
15.3 to AC Gilchrist, just short of a length, turning quite markedly back into the right hander who pushes it to leg. 101/1
Paul Collingwood402105.25122000
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  • 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
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Match numberODI no. 2473
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 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar
Paul Nixon
Paul Nixon
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAustralia 4, England 0