all over! Lee bangs this one in short on middle and leg, Baugh takes his eyes off it as it hurries onto him, his attempted hook goes nowhere but up in the air for Haddin to take a few steps to his left and take a simple catch, Lee gets four to his name and Australia have lifted the DLF Cup by 127 runs
So there you have it: Australia have comprehensively defeated West Indies to secure another ODI title. They outshone the opposition in all departments of the game today, as exemplified by fighting fifties from Martyn and Symonds, some effective pace bowling from Bracken and Lee, and Ponting's work in the field.
The West Indies never looked in the chase after Lee nailed Gayle with the first delivery of the innings, and then the top and middle order just crumbled to Bracken's accurate left-arm pace. Watson chipped in with a couple wickets before Lee returned to finish off the tail. The sad scene of Runako Morton struggling through for 32 deliveries and not even scoring a run somehow summed up the scenario for West Indies.
Speaking to Ian Bishop during the post-match presentation, Lara displays his disappointment: "The batting was poor and we have alot of work to do. We have a few matches leading into the ICC Champions Trophy and we have some work to do."
Ponting, his opposite number, is all smiles: "We've been in our fair share of trouble, but today was pleasing...to come away with a win here after experimenting with our players is good...the communication out on the field was encouraging..."
The Man-of-the-Match award goes to Lee for his 4 for 24 - Ponting hailed him as the "best bowler in one-day cricket" - and he also gets the Man-of-the-Series award for his 12 wickets from just three matches.
That's all we have for you. I hope you've enjoyed Cricinfo's coverage of the DLF Cup. For now, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers!
a nice lifter outside off cramps him for room, Baugh does well to sway out of harm's way
tossed up outside off stump, Baugh gets to the pitch of it and drives in the gap on the offside to retain strike
quicker outside off and it beats Baugh's attempted cut
middle and leg, Baugh looks to lap it around the corner and the ball smacks into the side of Haddin's head, ouch
good flight on that one as it spins past Baugh's bat
spins past him from outside off as he leaves it alone
flatter on off, Baugh back and defends back to Clarke
very good delivery outside off, forces Taylor to hop and defend it, ball drops off the bat very close to the off stump
good length delivery on the stumps, Taylor gets behind it and defends back to Lee
Jerome Taylor walks in. Two slips in for him.
gone! Fractionally wider of off stump and inviting the drive, Bradshaw obliges but doesnt get to the pitch of it, flashes the drive and gets an edge through to Braddin for a simple take, Lee bursts into his smile as he looks back at the umpire, but everyone knows the result on that one, and Bradshaw hasnt troubled the scorers any, one wicket left to take for Australia
similar delivery and Bradshaw gets right behind it and defends back to Lee in his follow-through
moves to around the wicket, fires in a good length delivery on off, Bradshaw goes back and defends
In comes Ian Bradshaw
simple dismissal! Overpitched outside off stump and Smith flicks that on the up and straight into the hands of Ponting at short midwicket, he goes for a quick 30 and Lee gets another to his name
well tossed up outside off and Baugh gets into stride and defends back to Clarke
middle and leg and Baugh goes back and across to tickle it around the corner
on the stumps and its driven back down the ground to where Katich does good work from long-on to save runs at the ropes
tossed up outside off and its left alone
flighted on off stump, Baughs sweeps against the spin past square leg
|Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur|
|Toss||Australia, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Australia won the 2006/07 DLF Cup|
|Match number||ODI no. 2422|
|Hours of play (local time)||13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15|
|Match days||24 September 2006 - daynight (50-over match)|