Australia vs New Zealand 47th Match ICC World Cup 2007 Highlights
47th Match of ICC World Cup 2007: Australia vs. New Zealand
- The 47th match of the ICC World Cup was played between Australia and New Zealand at St. George’s on the 20th of April. Australia chose to bat first as the team won the toss.
- Australia scored a massive 348 runs in 50 overs with 6 wickets down. Matthew Hayden became the top scorer with 103 runs 100 balls with 10-fours and 2-sixes included. This became his 10th ODI century and 3rd century in the World Cups. Ricky Pointing scored 66 runs off 70 balls with 7-fours included, Shane Watson scored 65 runs off 32 balls with 4-fours and 2-sixes included, Michael Clarke scored 49 runs off 46 balls with 7-fours included and Michael Hussey scored 37 runs off 44 balls with 2-fours included.
- Matthew Hayden’s third century of edition became the hundredth century of the overall World Cup.
- Shane Watson’s 50 runs for 28 balls equaled to Tom Moody’s 28 for 50, which is the fastest half-century by an Australian in the World Cups.
- This was Australia’s fourth-highest totals in the World Cups and the eighth highest score in the ODIS. Likewise, it was their second-highest score against New Zealand in ODIs.
- New Zealand’s James Franklin successfully picked up 3-wickets for 74 runs in 8 overs, Jeetan Patel picked up 2-wickets for 48 runs in 10 overs and Scott Styris picked up 1 wicket for 50 runs in 10 overs.
- New Zealand scored 133 runs for all-out in 25.5 overs. Peter Fulton became the top scorer with 62 runs off 72 balls with 5-fours included, Scott Styris scored 27 runs off 22 balls with 5-fours included and Stephen Fleming scored 12 runs in 9 balls with 1-four and 1-six included.
- Australia’s Brad Hogg successfully claimed 4 wickets for 28 runs in 6.5 overs with 1 maiden over included, Shaun Tait picked up 3-wickets for 32 runs in 6 overs, Glenn McGrath picked up 2-wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs and Shane Watson picked up 1 for 20 runs in 5 overs.
- Australia’s 215 run margin led the victory to be the sixth largest in terms of runs in the World Cups.
- Matthew Hayden became the Player of the match for scoring a brilliant 103 runs off 100 balls with 10-fours and 2-sixes included.