Monday, October 05, 2009

Aussies restrict kiwis for 200 runs

Australia controlled New Zealand for 200 runs in the final match of ICC Champions Trophy 2009 at SuperSport park in Centurion.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting will be happy to restrict New Zealand for 200 runs in the 50 overs after losing the toss.

Australia need 201 runs to retain the Champions Trophy title. For Aussies, the 201 runs target is looking easy one.

Electing to bat first, New Zealand batsmen fail to fuse their innings. Kiwis lost wickets in regular intervals.

Spinner Nathan Hautriz was the most successful bowler for Australia. He took three wickets after sparing 37 runs in 10 overs.

Brett Lee took two wickets while Siddle and Johnson claimed one wicket each.

For New Zealand, Martin Guptil was the top scorer with 40 runs.

Apart from Guptil, Broom and Franklin helped black caps to touch the 200 mark. The duo added 63 runs for six wickets. Broom scored 37 while Franklin made 33 runs.

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