result
1st Semi Final (D/N), Chandigarh, Nov 1 2006, ICC Champions Trophy
(46/50 ov, target 241)206
Australia won by 34 runs
player of the match
Glenn McGrath
Australia
14y
• The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Australia in final after 34-run win

Australia broke their semi-final jinx at the Champions Trophy with a 34-run triumph over a spirited New Zealand at Mohali to enter their first final

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Scorecard summary
Australia240/9(50 overs)
Kyle Mills4/38(10)
Shane Bond2/55(10)
New Zealand206/10(46 overs)
Jacob Oram43 (59)
Brett Lee2/31(8)
end of over 466 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 206/10CRR: 4.47 RRR: 8.75 • Need 35 from 24b
Shane Bond9 (11)
Brett Lee8-0-31-2
Mitchell Johnson7-0-38-1

Australia hurt New Zealand with the new ball. Dew came into play later and the bowling didn't look as menacing as it was in the earlier stages as Vettori and Oram waged a gritty battle. But Australia have prevailed at the end and are through to the final.

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45.6
W
Lee to Mills, OUT

That'd it. Australia make an entry into the final of Champions Trophy for the first time. Lee bangs one short, Mills backs away, again, to attempt a slog but gets a top-edge.

Kyle Mills c †Gilchrist b Lee 21 (28m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 123.52
45.5
1
Lee to Bond, 1 run

Bond gets Mills back on strike with a push to left of Symonds at cover.

45.4
1
Lee to Mills, 1 run

Again Mills backs away, to fore-hand slap a short-of-length delivery through mid-off, down to the man at the deep.

The batsmen have a chat while the umpires had a discussion on whether to change the ball. They decide against it.

45.3
Lee to Mills, no run

Mills backs away again, Lee follows him to cramp him up. Just pushed back down the track

45.2
4
Lee to Mills, FOUR runs

Lee will be bemused now. Mills backed away this time and carved a short delivery past mid-off. Now mid-off goes back and fine-leg is up.

45.1
Lee to Mills, no run

Mills gives him the charge, throws his bat at a short of length delivery, intending to send it over deep midwicket, misses. Lee won't be amused.

Lee is back

end of over 456 runs
NZ: 200/9CRR: 4.44 RRR: 8.20 • Need 41 from 30b
Shane Bond8 (10)
Kyle Mills16 (12)
Mitchell Johnson7-0-38-1
Andrew Symonds7-0-45-1
44.6
Johnson to Bond, no run

speared in full, driven back down the track, Johnson stops it and fires it back at the striker's end, Bond tries to get out the way but is hit flush on the boot. Hurt him a bit there.

44.5
Johnson to Bond, no run

Johnson bangs it in, Bond goes for a cut, can't connect though.

44.4
4
Johnson to Bond, FOUR runs

Wah! Bond backs away to drill a full-length delivery over extra cover. Well-pitched up and smoked over cover. 41 from 32

44.3
Johnson to Bond, no run

kicks up from back of length, Bond tries to cut but is beaten by the extra bounce.

45 from 34

44.2
Johnson to Bond, no run

full, just outside the offstump, sliced to point

44.1
2
Johnson to Bond, 2 runs
end of over 4414 runs
NZ: 194/9CRR: 4.40 RRR: 7.83 • Need 47 from 36b
Shane Bond2 (4)
Kyle Mills16 (12)
Andrew Symonds7-0-45-1
Mitchell Johnson6-0-32-1
43.6
1
Symonds to Bond, 1 run
43.5
1
Symonds to Mills, 1 run
43.4
6
Symonds to Mills, SIX runs

Aha! heaved over deep midwicket. RIght in the slot, he swings it with the turn. New Zealand continue to fight

43.3
4
Symonds to Mills, FOUR runs

tossed up full, Mills drills it straight over Symonds head. Symonds wondered whether it would be wise to put a hand up to catch but chooses not to. Wise decision as it was drilled very powerfully,

43.2
1
Symonds to Bond, 1 run

short and outside off, cut past point

43.1
1
Symonds to Mills, 1 run

full, driven to long-on

Symonds pulls away just before the release. Warns Bond from setting off too quickly. The fast bowler was outside the crease.

end of over 432 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 180/9CRR: 4.18 RRR: 8.71 • Need 61 from 42b
Shane Bond0 (2)
Kyle Mills4 (8)
Mitchell Johnson6-0-32-1
Andrew Symonds6-0-31-1
42.6
Johnson to Bond, no run

banged in short, Bond pokes at it, misses.

42.5
Johnson to Bond, no run

yorker turns into low full-toss, pushed to point

Best performances - batters
Daniel Vettori portrait
DL Vettori
79 runs (103)
7 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
19 runs
3 fours
0 six
62136176512
Andrew Symonds, player portrait
A Symonds
58 runs (58)
3 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
0 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Kyle Mills portrait
KD Mills
O
10
M
1
R
38
W
4
ECO
3.8
Glenn McGrath portrait
GD McGrath
O
10
M
2
R
22
W
3
ECO
2.2
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath
Series resultAustralia advanced
Match numberODI no. 2441
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00
Match days1 November 2006 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
England Image
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
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Mike Procter