result
12th Match (D/N), Jaipur, Oct 21 2006, ICC Champions Trophy
(36.5/50 ov)170/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 79 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
78 (91)
damien-martyn
15y
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Scorecard summary
England169/10(45 overs)
Australia170/4(36.5 overs)

England imploded after a good start. 10 wickets fell in the space of 83 runs. Maybe a diwali gift to Australia. Despite a mini-hiccup early in the chase, Australia have wrapped it up without too much sweat. That's it from us. Join us on 24th for the South Africa v Sri Lanka match at Ahmedabad. Goodbye and good luck. Ta!

36.6
1nb
Harmison to Hussey, (no ball)

Harmison helps with a no ball and Hussey pings the extra cover fence. The no ball would go into the scorecard, the four won't. Anyways Australia have won the battle on the diwali day.

one to win.

36.5
4
Harmison to Hussey, FOUR runs

glanced fine. Full and drifting on to the legs, tickled around the corner.

36.4
1
Harmison to Symonds, 1 run

on the hips, turned past square-leg

36.3
Harmison to Symonds, no run

another one banged in short, it sails over Symonds, who ducks, and bounces once before reaching Read

36.2
1
Harmison to Hussey, 1 run

A pull shot but played down to the ground. Short and on the body, pulled to longleg

36.1
1
Harmison to Symonds, 1 run

kicks up a bit from back of length, outside off, Symond arches back his upper body, taps it to thirdman

end of over 365 runs
AUS: 162/4CRR: 4.50 RRR: 0.57
Michael Hussey27 (82)
Andrew Symonds6 (7)
Jamie Dalrymple 3-0-10-0
Steve Harmison 4-0-37-1
35.6
2
Dalrymple to Hussey, 2 runs

long hop but Hussey is no mood for murder. Pushes it non-violently past cover.

35.5
2lb
Dalrymple to Hussey, 2 leg byes

outside leg, full in length, Hussey goes for a sweep but doesn't make contact and it runs off the pads

Slip in place now.

35.4
Dalrymple to Hussey, no run

slower and on the stumps, worked to midwicket

35.3
1
Dalrymple to Symonds, 1 run

paddled away past short fine-leg

35.2
Dalrymple to Symonds, no run

turns in from outside off, Symonds is rapped on the pads as he pushes forward in defense. But point of impact outside off.

35.1
Dalrymple to Symonds, no run

short of length, turns in, turned to short fine-leg

end of over 355 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 157/4CRR: 4.48 RRR: 0.86
Michael Hussey25 (79)
Andrew Symonds5 (4)
Steve Harmison 4-0-37-1
Michael Yardy 10-1-18-0

Hussey needs to push on a bit here, better run rate could help Australia later in the tournament.

34.6
Harmison to Hussey, no run

slower ball, on the middle, Hussey leans forward to dead-bat it away.

34.5
1
Harmison to Symonds, 1 run

banged in short, at the body of Symonds who pushes it to close on the legside

34.4
Harmison to Symonds, no run

just short of driveable length outside off, steered to point

34.3
Harmison to Symonds, no run

fuller and on the off stump, pushed to mid-off

34.2
4
Harmison to Symonds, FOUR runs

back to rubbish. Short and wide outside off, cut past point

34.1
W
Harmison to Martyn, OUT

Finally, after bowling lots of trash, Harmison gets one to kick up from short of length. Martyn tries to help it on his way but nicks it to Read.

Damien Martyn c †Read b Harmison 78 (118m 91b 12x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
end of over 342 runs
AUS: 152/3CRR: 4.47 RRR: 1.12
Michael Hussey25 (78)
Damien Martyn78 (90)
Michael Yardy 10-1-18-0
Steve Harmison 3-0-32-0

Drinks on the field.

33.6
Yardy to Hussey, no run

defended off the front foot.

33.5
2
Yardy to Hussey, 2 runs

fuller and flatter, Hussey presses forward in defense, gets an outside edge to the thirdman region

Best performances - batters
Damien Martyn portrait
DR Martyn AUS
78 runs (91)
12 fours
0 six
Control83%
Productive shot
leg glance
33 runs
6 fours
0 six
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Sir Andrew Strauss portrait
AJ Strauss ENG
56 runs (90)
6 fours
0 six
Control64%
Productive shot
off side drive on back foot
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson AUS
O
7
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
2.28
Mitchell Johnson player pic
MG Johnson AUS
O
10
M
0
R
40
W
3
ECO
4
Match details
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Damien Martyn
Damien Martyn
Match numberODI no. 2434
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days21 October 2006 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
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Daryl Harper
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Taufel
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 2, England 0