Australia vs Netherlands 10th Match ICC World Cup 2007 Highlights
10th Match of ICC World Cup 2007: Australia vs Netherlands
- The 10th match of the ICC World Cup was played between Australia and Netherlands at Basseterre, St.Kitts on the 18thh of March. Australia chose to bat first as they won the toss.
- Australia scored massive 358 runs in 50 overs with 5 wickets down. Brad Hodge became the top scorer with 123 runs 89 balls with 8-fours and 7-sixes included. This was his maiden ODI century. Michael Clarke scored an unbeaten 93 runs off 85 balls with 6-fours and 3-sixes included. Adam Gilchrist scored 57 runs off 64 balls with 11-fours included; Matthew Hayden scored 29 runs off 34 balls with 4-fours and 1-six included and Ricky Pointing scored 23 runs off 22 balls with 4-fours and 1-six included.
- Brad Hodge scored his century in 82 balls. This was the fourth fastest century in the World Cups. With this, he became the first Australian batsman to score the fastest century in the World Cups. This broke Ricky Pointing’s record scoring a century off 85 balls against Scotland in the same World Cup tournament.
- The 358 run score was Australia’s fifth-highest score in ODIs, highest score against the Netherlands, and 5th best ODI score in the World Cups.
- Michael Clarke and Brad Hodge’s 7th wicket partnership contributed 204 runs. This was the highest fourth-wicket partnership in World Cups and the 7th best partnership in World Cups.
- Netherland’s Tim de Leede successfully picked up 2-wickets, Ryan ten Doeschate picked up 2-wickets and Peter Borren picked up 1-wicket.
- The Netherlands scored 129 runs for all-out in 26.5 overs. Daan van Bunge scored 33 runs off 33 balls with 4-fours and 1-six included, Darron Reekers scored 25 runs off 19 balls with 5-fours and Peter Borren scored 24 runs off 18 balls with 4-fours and 1-six included.
- Australia’s Brad Hogg successfully claimed 4-wickets for 27 runs in 4.5 overs, Glenn McGrath picked up 2-wickets and Shaun Tait picked up 1-wicket.
- Brad Hodge’s century greatly helped the Netherlands to achieve a 229 run win over the Netherlands. This was the sixth-largest victory in terms of runs in ODIs. Likewise, it was the third-largest victory for Australia in ODIs and the third-largest victory in terms of runs in World Cups history.
- Brad Hodge became the Player of the match for scoring 123 runs off 89 balls with 8-fours and 7-sixes at the strike rate of 138.20.