result
Final (D/N), Kuala Lumpur, Sep 24 2006, DLF Cup
(34.2/50 ov, target 241)113
Australia won by 127 runs
player of the match
Brett Lee
Australia
14y
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Rampant Australia clinch title

Australia steamrolled the West Indies by 127 runs to take the DLF Cup in some style on a day that saw one team straining to lift its game as the other fell completely to pieces

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Scorecard summary
Australia240/6(50 overs)
West Indies113/10(34.2 overs)

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!

34.2
W
Lee to Baugh, OUT

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

Carlton Baugh c †Haddin b Lee 3 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
34.1
Lee to Baugh, no run

a nice lifter outside off cramps him for room, Baugh does well to sway out of harm's way

end of over 341 run
WI: 113/9CRR: 3.32 RRR: 8.00 • Need 128 from 16 overs
Carlton Baugh3 (10)
Jerome Taylor0 (2)
Michael Clarke4-0-13-0
Brett Lee8-1-24-3
33.6
1
Clarke to Baugh, 1 run

tossed up outside off stump, Baugh gets to the pitch of it and drives in the gap on the offside to retain strike

33.5
Clarke to Baugh, no run

quicker outside off and it beats Baugh's attempted cut

33.4
Clarke to Baugh, no run

middle and leg, Baugh looks to lap it around the corner and the ball smacks into the side of Haddin's head, ouch

33.3
Clarke to Baugh, no run

good flight on that one as it spins past Baugh's bat

33.2
Clarke to Baugh, no run

spins past him from outside off as he leaves it alone

33.1
Clarke to Baugh, no run

flatter on off, Baugh back and defends back to Clarke

end of over 33Wicket maiden
WI: 112/9CRR: 3.39 RRR: 7.59 • Need 129 from 17 overs
Jerome Taylor0 (2)
Carlton Baugh2 (4)
Brett Lee8-1-24-3
Michael Clarke3-0-12-0
32.6
Lee to Taylor, no run

very good delivery outside off, forces Taylor to hop and defend it, ball drops off the bat very close to the off stump

32.5
Lee to Taylor, no run

good length delivery on the stumps, Taylor gets behind it and defends back to Lee

Jerome Taylor walks in. Two slips in for him.

32.4
W
Lee to Bradshaw, OUT

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

Ian Bradshaw c †Haddin b Lee 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
32.3
Lee to Bradshaw, no run

similar delivery and Bradshaw gets right behind it and defends back to Lee in his follow-through

32.2
Lee to Bradshaw, no run

moves to around the wicket, fires in a good length delivery on off, Bradshaw goes back and defends

In comes Ian Bradshaw

32.1
W
Lee to Smith, OUT

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

Dwayne Smith c Ponting b Lee 30 (40m 30b 2x4 2x6) SR: 100
end of over 324 runs
WI: 112/7CRR: 3.50 RRR: 7.17 • Need 129 from 18 overs
Carlton Baugh2 (4)
Dwayne Smith30 (29)
Michael Clarke3-0-12-0
Brett Lee7-0-24-1
31.6
Clarke to Baugh, no run

well tossed up outside off and Baugh gets into stride and defends back to Clarke

31.5
Clarke to Baugh, no run

middle and leg and Baugh goes back and across to tickle it around the corner

31.4
1
Clarke to Smith, 1 run
31.3
2
Clarke to Smith, 2 runs

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

31.2
Clarke to Smith, no run

tossed up outside off and its left alone

31.1
1
Clarke to Baugh, 1 run

flighted on off stump, Baughs sweeps against the spin past square leg

Best performances - batters
Andrew Symonds, player portrait
A Symonds AUS
52 runs (59)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
1 four
1 six
6011543914
Damien Martyn portrait
DR Martyn AUS
52 runs (77)
5 fours
0 six
Control76%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
19 runs
3 fours
0 six
622208266
Best performances - bowlers
Brett Lee player pic
B Lee AUS
O
8.2
M
1
R
24
W
4
ECO
2.88
Nathan Bracken, player portrait
NW Bracken AUS
O
7
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
2.28
Match details
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesDLF Cup
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Brett Lee
Brett Lee
Player Of The Series
Brett Lee
Brett Lee
Series resultAustralia won the 2006/07 DLF Cup
Match numberODI 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 days24 September 2006 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
England Image
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
Reserve Umpire
Singapore Image
Sarika Prasad
Match Referee
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Chris Broad