easy cut shot thru point, and Australia wins the 12-nation ODI tournament
much celebrations in the dressing room, Waugh grabbing the stumps, security not grabbing him like they did the plebs, an absolutely comprehensive defeat for Pakistan in the most one sided World Cup final ever
brilliant comeback for Australia, virtually everyone wrote them off after the defeat against Pakistan in the preliminary games, but then when Waugh said "we'll win 7 in a row now", there was much scoffing to be had
crowd have filled the ground, many Australia flags are being waved, some inflatable kangaroos are seeing the light of day for the first time. Stay tuned for the presentations.....
Presentations: umpires giving medals, Wasim collects a cheque: "we got beaten by a better side... i'd like to thank the support.. all credit to Steve Waugh and his side... the satisfaction to me was the youngsters did very well..."
now each of the Pakistani players get a medal, to the tune of loud whistling and booing, I dare say it's coming from the "support" Wasim spoke so highly about
Man of the match: Shane Warne, the man we were led to believe is played so way by Pakistan: "...wanted to make amends for the last WC final... last couple of matches, the ball did something... "there were a couple of times I tried things and it worked"
Man of the tournament, who gets a shiny brom brom to drive is Lance Klusener, he still looks pretty shell shocked. And now the Australians get their little medals, even Shane Lee gets one.
some of the more sponsor conscious Australians have the "Fly Emirates" hat on. Other renegades with the green and gold hat on will no doubt be going home by boat.
Waugh: "great performance by the boys.... really was a great team effort (repeat until fade)"
Waugh lofts the trophy and gets a huge cheer, all the Australians have their arms raised and fists clenched. Now Dalmiya gets in a few of his characteristic words.
Each of the Australians take turns in raising the trophy and getting a cheer, meanwhile Dalmiya continues in the background. Now the Australia pose on the balcony for a few happy snaps.
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clowns run onto the pitch for some clownish reason
a yorker, and defended off the off stump
leaning into it, lovely shot thru the mid wicket, all the way to the rope
dribbles off the pads and towards the square leg
throwing the cut shot at it, connects, something is rotten about this match, even Lehmann is scoring runs now
tapping back down the wicket to the bowler
gliding down to the 3rd man once again
7 off the over as the match ebbs around the point of comitose
cut late, behind the point and down into the deep for another one
pushing outside the off stump down to the 3rd man fielder
seemed to have come off the hip down the leg side, but no single
glancing it away thru the 315 (45 for a left hander)
driving down the on side, a runs is scored, just when it seemed Australia were still worried about the West Indies' net run rate
tapping away onto the off side
outside the off stump of the leftie, thru to the keeper
and wouldn't it be fitting if Lehmann got to hit the winning runs in this joke of a match
seemed to be trying a lazy glide down to the 3rd man, no footwork, easy catch for Moin
cutting, bottom edge bounces close to the stumps, but no busted castle
no need to bother pointing out nothing happened on 111
behind square leg for another single
glancing it high off the hip, long leg runs around with a theatrical dive, and ultimately just as useless
Wasim continuing with another bout of futility
very quick single taken to square leg