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RESULT
1st Semi Final (D/N), Mohali, November 01, 2006, ICC Champions Trophy
(46/50 ov, T:241) 206

Australia won by 34 runs

Player Of The Match
3/22
glenn-mcgrath
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Scorecard summary
Australia 240/9(50 overs)
Kyle Mills4/38 (10)
Shane Bond2/55 (10)
New Zealand 206/10(46 overs)
Glenn McGrath3/22 (10)
Brett Lee2/31 (8)
end of over 466 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 206/10CRR: 4.47 RRR: 8.75
Shane Bond9 (11)
Brett Lee 8-0-31-2
Mitchell Johnson 7-0-38-1

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
Shane Bond8 (10)
Kyle Mills16 (12)
Mitchell Johnson 7-0-38-1
Andrew Symonds 7-0-45-1
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
Shane Bond2 (4)
Kyle Mills16 (12)
Andrew Symonds 7-0-45-1
Mitchell Johnson 6-0-32-1
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
Shane Bond0 (2)
Kyle Mills4 (8)
Mitchell Johnson 6-0-32-1
Andrew Symonds 6-0-31-1
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
DL Vettori
DL Vettori NZ
79 runs (103)
7 fours0 six
Control
82%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
19 runs
3 fours0 six
62136176512
A Symonds
A Symonds AUS
58 runs (58)
3 fours1 six
Control
82%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
0 four0 six
10412127913
Best performances - bowlers
KD Mills
KD Mills NZ
O
10
M
1
R
38
W
4
ECO
3.8
GD McGrath
GD McGrath AUS
O
10
M
2
R
22
W
3
ECO
2.2
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Series
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Australia
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
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
England
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
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ICC Champions Trophy
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BAN31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927