2007 Cricket World Cup: Australia vs Scotland

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Australia have won the first Group A match in the World Cup against Scotland by a huge-margin of 203 runs in Warner Park Stadium, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Australia made 334 runs in the first innings of the match after losing six wickets. Captain Ponting played an impressive game and made 113 runs in just 93 balls. The man of the match, Ponting completed his 23rd century in ODI career. In addition, Brad Hogg made a fast 40 runs off just 15 balls to set a high target for the Scottish players.

In reply, Scotland could only manage 131 runs in 40.1 overs before losing 9 wickets with Blain unable to bat.

Scotland are playing in only their second Cricket World Cup, after their debut in the 1999, hosted by England. They are still looking for their first win in the World Cup.


Toss: Scotland won, and elected to field first.

Flag of Australia.svg Australia innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Adam Gilchrist lbw b Brown 46 55 7 0 83.63
Matthew Hayden lbw b Haq 60 73 6 1 82.19
Ricky Ponting b Wright 113 93 9 5 121.50
Michael Clarke b Haq 15 20 1 0 75.00
Brad Hodge c Hoffmann b Rogers 29 28 3 0 103.57
Michael Hussey st Smith b Hoffmann 4 6 0 0 66.66
Shane Watson not out 18 11 3 0 163.63
Brad Hogg not out 40 15 3 3 266.66
Extras (b 1; lb 2; w 5; nb 1) 9
Total (6 Wickets; 50 overs) 334 32 9

Fall of wickets: 1-91 (Gilchrist, 16.6 ov), 2-139 (Hayden, 26.5 ov), 3-193 (Clarke, 34.3 ov), 4-256 (Hodge, 43.1 ov), 5-274 (Ponting, 45.2 ov), 6-276 (Hussey, 46.1 ov)

Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Paul Hoffman 10 0 57 1 5.70
John Blain 4 0 29 0 7.25
Craig Wright 10 0 58 1 5.80
Dougie Brown 9 0 86 1 9.55
Glenn Rogers 10 0 52 1 5.20
Majid Haq 7 0 49 2 7.00
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Fraser Watts b McGrath 9 25 36.00
Majid Haq run out (McGrath/Tait) 16 22 2 0 72.72
Navdeep Poonia b Tait 1 4 0 0 25.00
Ryan Watson c Bracken b McGrath 6 20 0 0 30.00
Gavin Hamilton c Gilchrist b McGrath 3 18 0 0 16.66
Dougie Brown c Watson b Hodge 19 37 3 0 51.35
Colin Smith b Hogg 51 76 7 0 67.10
Craig Wright lbw b Tait 4 21 0 0 19.04
Glenn Rogers run out (Hayden/Gilchrist) 6 19 0 0 31.57
Paul Hoffman not out 0 0 0 0 -
John Blain absent; hurt 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 9; w 6; nb 1) 16
Total (9 Wickets; 40.1 overs) 131 12 0

Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Haq, 5.5 ov), 2-27 (Poonia, 7.4 ov), 3-32 (Watts, 9.3 ov), 4-37 (Watson, 13.3 ov), 5-42 (Hamilton, 15.3 ov), 6-89 (Brown, 27.4 ov), 7-104 (Wright, 32.5 ov), 8-131 (Rogers, 39.6 ov), 9-131 (Smith, 40.1 ov)

Flag of Australia.svg Australia bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Nathan Bracken 6 1 12 0 2.00
Shaun Tait 8 0 45 2 5.62
Glenn McGrath 6 1 14 3 2.33
Shane Watson 7 1 18 0 2.57
Brad Hogg 7.1 1 16 1 2.23
Brad Hodge 6 0 17 1 2.83

Australia: M L Hayden, A C Gilchrist (wkt), R T Ponting (capt), M J Clarke, B J Hodge, M E K Hussey, S R Watson, G B Hogg, N W Bracken,S W Tait, G D McGrath
Scotland: D F Watts, R M Haq, R R Watson, G M Hamilton, D R Brown, N S Poonia, C J O Smith (wkt), C M Wright (capt), G A Rogers, J A R Blain, P J C Hoffmann

Player of the match: R T Ponting (Australia)

Umpires: S A Bucknor and E A R de Silva (Sri Lanka)
TV umpire: A L Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee: J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire: M R Benson (England)

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