RESULT
2nd Match, Group A, Basseterre, March 14, 2007, ICC World Cup
(40.1/50 ov, T:335) 131

Australia won by 203 runs

Player Of The Match
113 (93)
ricky-ponting
SCOT
Full commentary

This is the third time in World Cup history that a team has won with a 200+ margin. England achieved it against India in the first edition and then Australia did it against Namibia in 2003. Good outing for Australia: runs for the top order and wickets for Glenn McGrath.

Man of the Match Ricky Ponting

40.1
W
Hogg to Smith, OUT

Sharp turn there! Cleans up Smith. Lands outside off stump and spins back sharply. He shapes to cut but is surprised by the turn and its all over. Good outing for Smith. This is the 48th instance of a batsman registering 50+ score on World Cup debut.

Since Blain is injured and won't bat, Australia have sealed up a facile win.

Colin Smith b Hogg 51 (93m 76b 7x4 0x6) SR: 67.1
end of over 402 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 131/8CRR: 3.27 RRR: 20.40
Colin Smith51 (75)
Nathan Bracken 6-1-12-0
Brad Hogg 7-1-16-0
39.6
W
Bracken to Smith, OUT

A run out! offcutter on the off stump line, pushed towards Hayden who rushes in from point and rolls it along the ground to Gilchrist - lost some time there but still fast enough to catch the batsman short.

Glenn Rogers run out (Hayden/†Gilchrist) 6 (29m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57
39.5
1
Bracken to Rogers, 1 run

pushed to left of Ponting at cover who has a shy at non-striker's end.

39.4
Bracken to Rogers, no run

full in length, on the off and middle, drives and gets an outside edge to point

39.3
Bracken to Rogers, no run
39.2
1
Bracken to Smith, 1 run

full in length, outside off, pushed to left of cover and they will get a single

39.1
Bracken to Smith, no run

sliding down the off stump line, nudged to point

end of over 392 runs
SCOT: 129/7CRR: 3.30 RRR: 18.72
Glenn Rogers5 (16)
Colin Smith50 (72)
Brad Hogg 7-1-16-0
Brad Hodge 6-0-17-1
38.6
Hogg to Rogers, no run

beaten flirting outside off and Gilchrist whips off the bails but the batsman had not left his castle.

38.5
Hogg to Rogers, no run
38.4
1
Hogg to Smith, 1 run

fifty up for Smith. His colleagues in the pavilion stand up to applaud. Scottish fans in the arena clear their lungs. Maiden fifty. Only the second Scottish batsman to get a fifty in WC. On the legs and swept away to long leg

38.3
1
Hogg to Rogers, 1 run

googly, well picked up and dabbed to backward point region

38.2
Hogg to Rogers, no run

turns in quickly, from outside off, gets through the bat and pad gap and runs off the back thigh towards short thirdman region

38.1
Hogg to Rogers, no run

slow through the air, drifts away and lands outside off, turns in, prodded away

end of over 381 run
SCOT: 127/7CRR: 3.34 RRR: 17.33
Colin Smith49 (71)
Glenn Rogers4 (11)
Brad Hodge 6-0-17-1
Shaun Tait 8-0-45-2
37.6
Hodge to Smith, no run

slightly short, on the off and middle, punched back to Hodge

37.5
Hodge to Smith, no run

closer to the off stump and pushed back down the track

37.4
Hodge to Smith, no run

bit of drift away and lands well outside off, SMith reaches out for it, is beaten by the drift, jabs it away

37.3
Hodge to Smith, no run

short in length, outside off, keeps a touch low, and punched to cover

37.2
1
Hodge to Rogers, 1 run

pushes it outside off, Rogers gets across, taps it to cover region for a single

37.1
Hodge to Rogers, no run

on the off stump line, Rogers pushes it back to the bowler

end of over 378 runs
SCOT: 126/7CRR: 3.40 RRR: 16.07
Colin Smith49 (67)
Glenn Rogers3 (9)
Shaun Tait 8-0-45-2
Brad Hodge 5-0-16-1
36.6
Tait to Smith, no run
 
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