West Indies will play 2006 ICC Champions Trophy final against Australia

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Thursday, November 2, 2006

West Indies have beaten South Africa by 6 wickets in the second semifinal of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur to reach in final of the tournament.

South African cricket captain Graeme Smith won the toss and decided to bat first. South Africa could make 258 runs by losing 8 wickets in 50 overs for New Zealand.

The start of the West Indian team was very aggressive. They made first fifty runs in just 43 balls without losing any wicket. Chris Gayle added 154 runs with Chanderpaul in the innings before Chanderpaul got retired hurt. West Indian team were able to reach to the target of 259 in just 44 overs.

Now West Indies will play in the final with Australia who had won the match against New Zealand yesterday.

The man of the match award was given to Chris Gayle. He made 133 runs not out in just 135 balls.

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa innings Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s
Strike rate
Graeme Smith b Taylor 19 23 3 0 82.60
Loots Bosman c Gayle b Samuels 39 58 6 0 67.24
Jacques Kallis c Sarwan b Bravo 16 38 3 0 42.10
Herschelle Gibbs c Lara b Bravo 77 90 4 1 85.55
Abraham de Villiers run out (Lara) 46 57 3 0 80.70
Justin Kemp b Bradshaw 3 7 0 0 42.85
Mark Boucher c Sarwan b Samuels 16 21 1 1 145.55
Shaun Pollock b Taylor 4 4 0 0 100.00
Robin Peterson not out 15 12 1 0 125.00
Andre Nel not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras b 1; lb 6; w 15; nb 1 23
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 258
20px West Indies Bowling Bowler Overs Maden Runs Wickets
Econ
Ian Bradshaw 10 0 58 1 5.80
Jerome Taylor 10 1 48 2 4.80
Dwayne Bravo 7 0 41 2 5.85
Dwayne Smith 4 1 12 0 3.00
Chris Gayle 10 0 48 0 4.80
Marlon Samuels 9 0 44 2 4.88
20px West Indies innings Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s
Strike rate
Chris Gayle not out 133 135 17 3 98.51

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

retired hurt 57 70 4 1 81.42
Ramnaresh Sarwan lbw b Ntini 27 27 6 0 100.00
Dwayne Bravo run out (Smith) 15 11 3 0 136.36
Brian Lara c & b Smith 9 10 1 0 90.00
Runako Morton c de Villiers b Peterson 0 5 0 0 0.00
Marlon Samuels not out 5 8 1 0 62.50
Extras lb 7; w 6; nb 3 16
Total (4 wickets; 44 overs) 262
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Bowling Bowler Overs Maden Runs Wickets
Econ
Shaun Pollock 5 0 34 0 6.80
Makhaya Ntini 7 0 49 1 7.00
Andre Nel 10 1 60 0 6.00
Graeme Smith 10 0 43 1 4.30
Jacques Kallis 5 0 33 0 6.60
Robin Peterson 7 0 36 1 5.14

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