2nd Final (D/N), Sydney, February 11, 2007, Commonwealth Bank Series
(27/27 ov, T:187) 152/8

England won by 34 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Series
445 runs
Player Of The Series
379 runs • 8 wkts
England Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Ed Joyce c Hodge b McGrath1527373055.55
Mal Loye run out (Hayden)4561858173.77
Ian Bell run out (Hussey)2645841057.77
Andrew Strauss c †Gilchrist b Bracken65600120.00
Paul Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Bracken70901192077.77
Andrew Flintoff (c)c & b Lee4250713084.00
Jamie Dalrymple run out (Hodge/†Gilchrist)510210050.00
Paul Nixon c Hodge b McGrath67130085.71
Liam Plunkett not out 81090080.00
Extras(b 5, lb 4, nb 5, w 9)23
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.92, 226 Mins)246/8
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Ed Joyce, 8.1 ov), 2-79 (Mal Loye, 18.3 ov), 3-86 (Andrew Strauss, 19.3 ov), 4-112 (Ian Bell, 25.4 ov), 5-209 (Andrew Flintoff, 42.6 ov), 6-231 (Paul Collingwood, 46.6 ov), 7-233 (Jamie Dalrymple, 47.3 ov), 8-246 (Paul Nixon, 49.6 ov)
Brett Lee1005315.30366025
42.6 to A Flintoff, superb reflex catch ... driven hard back at Lee, right into his hands, and he does really well to cling on to it in his follow through ... it was at a perfect height but it was travelling. 209/5
Nathan Bracken1013823.80384000
19.3 to AJ Strauss, loose drive outside off stump, minimal footwork and Gilchrist holds an edge at chest height to his left. A good delivery which seemed to pick up some zip off the pitch. 86/3
46.6 to PD Collingwood, with third man up, Collingwood tries to reverse sweep but the ball glances off the face of the bat and Gilchrist barely has to move. 231/6
Glenn McGrath1004124.10372100
8.1 to EC Joyce, short, Joyce looked to pull but didn't time it, didn't commit to hitting over the infield and Brad Hodge takes a really good catch with a full-length dive to his left at midwicket. 34/1
49.6 to PA Nixon, full toss, launched right down the throat of the man five yards inside the rope at cow corner. McGrath gives a wry smile and a shake of the head as his team-mates leap on him.. 246/8
Shane Watson804605.75253020
Michael Hussey201206.0061020
Brad Hogg1004704.70291030
Australia  (T: 187 runs from 27 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist  b Plunkett20173620117.64
Matthew Hayden c Collingwood b Mahmood59160055.55
Ricky Ponting (c)c Strauss b Plunkett76610116.66
Michael Clarke c †Nixon b Plunkett0917000.00
Brad Hodge c Bell b Dalrymple49468551106.52
Michael Hussey c Strauss b Flintoff01018000.00
Shane Watson c Dalrymple b Collingwood3744374184.09
Brad Hogg c Flintoff b Collingwood1014171071.42
Brett Lee not out 1071520142.85
Nathan Bracken not out 33500100.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 3, w 6)11
TOTAL27 Ov (RR: 5.62, 126 Mins)152/8
Did not bat: Glenn McGrath 
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Matthew Hayden, 3.1 ov), 2-33 (Ricky Ponting, 4.2 ov), 3-39 (Adam Gilchrist, 6.1 ov), 4-40 (Michael Clarke, 6.6 ov), 5-63 (Michael Hussey, 11.2 ov), 6-109 (Shane Watson, 20.6 ov), 7-132 (Brad Hogg, 24.4 ov), 8-139 (Brad Hodge, 25.3 ov)
Liam Plunkett604337.16245052
4.2 to RT Ponting, GOT HIM! That's a massive breakthrough, and it's all credit to Plunkett there. Perfect line and length, just outside off and swinging away again, Ponting pushes with hard hands, and Andrew Strauss at slip takes a fine low catch!. 33/2
6.1 to AC Gilchrist, massive start for England! Beautiful delivery from round the wicket, tailing in late, beating a loose drive from Gilchrist and clipping the top of off stump! Perfect resumption from Plunkett, do England have the CB Series trophy within their grasp?. 39/3
6.6 to MJ Clarke, GONE! What an over! On the spot again, hint of movement, Clarke went for the drive, Nixon pouched the edge, Australia are all over the shop on a rain-juiced wicket!. 40/4
Sajid Mahmood603115.16234000
3.1 to ML Hayden, slower ball, Hayden falls into the trap and drills it into Collingwood at short extra cover and he holds a good low catch. He didn't have to move to the side but it was low and was travelling. 25/1
Andrew Flintoff511012.00230001
11.2 to MEK Hussey, That's massive! A fraction wider, Hussey - who had played no shot at his last six balls from Flintoff - took a big swish, and Strauss at a lone slip made no mistake whatsoever!. 63/5
Monty Panesar201507.5051100
Jamie Dalrymple402516.25101110
25.3 to BJ Hodge, full length, Hodge drives well but uppishly and straight to Ian Bell on the 30-yard line at extra cover. He hurls the ball into the night sky as Hodge's head sags .... 139/8
Paul Collingwood402626.50114000
20.6 to SR Watson, Oh my word. That is a brilliant catch. It was wide, Watson drove it uppishly to the left of backward point and Dalrymple leapt full length and took a one-handed catch four feet off the ground. There were gasps from the crowd as that was replayed.. 109/6
24.4 to GB Hogg, Hogg tries to repeat the shot but Collingwood bowled that wider and he had to reach for it ... he didn't get hold of it and it looped to Flintoff at wide midwicket and he took an easy catch. 132/7
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  • England innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 16.0
  • England: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (87 balls), Extras 6
  • Rain: England - 59/1 in 15.0 overs (MB Loye 29, IR Bell 9)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 20.0
  • Rain: England - 79/1 in 18.2 overs (MB Loye 45, IR Bell 11)
  • England: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (145 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: England - 144/4 in 31.0 overs (PD Collingwood 27, A Flintoff 8)
  • England: 150 runs in 32.1 overs (206 balls), Extras 19
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (PD Collingwood 26, A Flintoff 16, Ex 9)
  • PD Collingwood: 50 off 67 balls (2 x 4)
  • England: 200 runs in 41.2 overs (261 balls), Extras 19
  • Australia innings
  • Rain: Australia - 39/2 in 6.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 20, MJ Clarke 0)
  • Attendance: 40076
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (58 balls), Extras 7
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 16.0
  • Rain: Australia - 79/5 in 16.2 overs (BJ Hodge 25, SR Watson 13)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (127 balls), Extras 10
  • Australia: 150 runs in 26.5 overs (170 balls), Extras 11
  • Rain: Australia - 152/8 in 27.0 overs (B Lee 10, NW Bracken 3)
  • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Series
Ricky Ponting
Paul Collingwood
Series resultEngland won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2519
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days11 February 2007 - daynight (50-over match)
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