37th Match, Gqeberha, March 02, 2003, ICC World Cup
(49.4/50 ov, T:205) 208/8

Australia won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
34* (36) & 7/20
England Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Marcus Trescothick c Martyn b McGrath37366061102.77
Nick Knight c Martyn b Bichel3033454090.90
Michael Vaughan c †Gilchrist b Bichel2570040.00
Nasser Hussain (c) b Bichel1340033.33
Alec Stewart  b Bichel46921181050.00
Paul Collingwood c †Gilchrist b Bichel1016240162.50
Andrew Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Bichel4580813156.25
Craig White not out 1621361076.19
Ashley Giles c Bevan b Bichel2790028.57
Andy Caddick not out 511170045.45
Extras(lb 3, nb 4, w 3)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.08, 204 Mins)204/8
Did not bat: James Anderson 
Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Nick Knight, 9.5 ov), 2-72 (Michael Vaughan, 11.1 ov), 3-74 (Nasser Hussain, 11.6 ov), 4-74 (Marcus Trescothick, 12.2 ov), 5-87 (Paul Collingwood, 17.5 ov), 6-177 (Andrew Flintoff, 42.3 ov), 7-180 (Alec Stewart, 44.2 ov), 8-187 (Ashley Giles, 46.1 ov)
Glenn McGrath924114.55367010
12.2 to ME Trescothick, . 74/4
Brett Lee905806.44305114
Andy Bichel1002072.00410000
9.5 to NV Knight, short and wide outside the off, instead of the cut Knight pushes at it and ends up playing it wide of the third-slip, Martyn dives to his left and takes a superb catch, Bichel strikes in his first over!. 66/1
11.1 to MP Vaughan, beauty! good length delivery on the off stump line and moving away a touch, Vaughan had to play at it and ends up getting a faint edge, simplest of catch for Gilchrist, Bichel strikes again. 72/2
11.6 to N Hussain, ho god! good length delivery on the middle, moves away this time, Hussain plays all over it, off stump goes for a toss, Bichel gets his third. 74/3
17.5 to PD Collingwood, slashes at the ball as it leaves him, gets a solid edge...well taken. 87/5
42.3 to A Flintoff, attempts a hoik off his feet, mistimed and the ball flies up high over his head.....Gilchrist has plenty of time to get into position and takes a simple regulation catch. 177/6
44.2 to AJ Stewart, Stewart is totally beaten, the ball send the off bail whistling past Gilchrist...Stewart id shocked. 180/7
46.1 to AF Giles, tries to lift the ball over covers, Bevan has a kittle jump in the air and plucks the ball out of the looks as if he is harvesting apples. 187/8
Brad Hogg1012802.80431110
Darren Lehmann1003403.40311000
Andrew Symonds2020010.0031100
Australia  (T: 205 runs from 50 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist c Vaughan b Caddick22182350122.22
Matthew Hayden c Giles b Caddick14130025.00
Ricky Ponting (c)c Giles b Caddick1821302185.71
Damien Martyn lbw b Caddick032000.00
Darren Lehmann c †Stewart b White3762983059.67
Michael Bevan not out 741261736158.73
Andrew Symonds c & b Giles057000.00
Brad Hogg c †Stewart b Giles1370033.33
Brett Lee run out (White)623230026.08
Andy Bichel not out 3436523194.44
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 3, w 4)15
TOTAL49.4 Ov (RR: 4.18, 218 Mins)208/8
Did not bat: Glenn McGrath 
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Matthew Hayden, 2.2 ov), 2-33 (Adam Gilchrist, 4.2 ov), 3-33 (Damien Martyn, 4.5 ov), 4-48 (Ricky Ponting, 8.4 ov), 5-111 (Darren Lehmann, 28.2 ov), 6-112 (Andrew Symonds, 29.5 ov), 7-114 (Brad Hogg, 31.5 ov), 8-135 (Brett Lee, 37.4 ov)
Andy Caddick923543.88464113
2.2 to ML Hayden, . 15/1
4.2 to AC Gilchrist, slashes with a cut, low trajectory to third man, where Vaughn spills the first attempt but is able to recover with a right hand catch. 33/2
4.5 to DR Martyn, cuts back from the off, appears to nick the bat as it goes into the pads, on appeal Umpire Dar gives the finger and another Australian is back in the hut. 33/3
8.4 to RT Ponting, hooks a short pitched delivery, miscues and goes up high to Vaughn at fine leg....a good catch...and the Crowd goes up in excitement. 48/4
James Anderson906607.33249110
Andrew Flintoff9.412602.68422010
Craig White1022112.10441000
28.2 to DS Lehmann, outside off, chases it and snicks the ball, Stewart takes a good catch diving to his left. 111/5
Ashley Giles1004224.20312110
29.5 to A Symonds, pitches up, Symonds hits back hard.....Giles takes a brilliant catch at his feet.....GREAT STUFF. 112/6
31.5 to GB Hogg, ball spins back sharply, Hogg gets a brush of his gloves...Stewart completes the show. 114/7
Michael Vaughan201005.0051000
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  • 4th (reserve) umpire: IL Howell
  • 12th Men: JP Maher (Australia) and MJ Hoggard (England)
  • England 50 runs in 33 mins, 7.1 overs
  • With the wicket of NV Knight, AJ Bichel claimed his 50th ODI wicket
  • England 100 in 105 mins (22.4 overs) 11x4 2x6
  • 50 p'ship Stewart/Flintoff in 52 mins from 101 balls (2x4)
  • When A Flintoff reached 26* he completed 1000 runs on ODIs
  • AJ Stewart and A Flintoff's partnership set a new 6th wicket partnership record for this ground in ODIs (previous: 58 JH Kallis and L Klusener, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1999/00)
  • AJ Stewart and A Flintoff's partnership set a new 6th wicket partnership record for England v Australia in ODIs (previous: 88* AJ Lamb and DR Pringle, Nottingham, 1989)
  • England 150 in 149 mins (36.5 overs) 13x4 3 x6
  • England 200 in 202 mins (49.2 overs) 15x4 3x6
  • AJ Bichel's 7/20 is the best bowling against England in ODIs (previous: 7/36 Waqar Younis for Pakistan, Leeds, 2001)
  • AJ Bichel's 7/20 is his best bowling against England in ODIS (previous: 4/18 at Sydney, 2002/03)
  • AJ Bichel's 7/20 is his best bowling in World Cups (previous: 3/13 v Netherlands at Potchesfstroom, 2002/03)
  • AJ Bichel's 7/20 is his best bowling in ODIs (previous: 5/19 v South Africa at Sydney, 2001/02)
  • AJ Bichel's 7/20 was the best bowling for Australia against England in ODIs (previous: 6/14 GJ Gilmour at Leeds, 1975)
  • AJ Bichel's 7/20 was the best bowling at this ground in ODIs (previous: 5/43 RJ van Vuuren, Namibia v England, 2002/03)
  • Australia 50 in 53 mins (10.1 overs) 8x4 1x6
  • When MG Bevan reached 2* he completed 500 runs against England in ODIs
  • Official Attendance 15 803
  • 50 p'ship Lehmann/Bevan in 70 mins from 102 balls (3x4)
  • Australia 100 in 116 mins (25.6 overs) 11x4 1x6
  • Australia 150 in 175 mins 39.6 overs) 14x4 2x6
  • Bevan 50 in 135 mins from 101 balls (4x4 1x6)
  • 50 p'ship between Bevan/Bichel in 40 mins from 57 balls (5x4)
  • MG Bevan and AJ Bichel's partnership set a new 9th wicket partnership record for this ground in ODIs (previous: 37 Harbhajan Singh and BKV Prasad, India v Kenya, Port Elizabeth, 2001/02)
  • MG Bevan and AJ Bichel's partnership set a new 9th wicket partnership record for Australia v England in ODIs (previous: 33* KJ Hughes and G Dymock, The Oval, 1980)
  • Australia 200 in 212 mins (48.3 overs, 18x4 3x6)
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Andy Bichel
Match numberODI no. 1976
Match daysday (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAustralia 4, England 0
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