2009 ICC Champions Trophy Final

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2009 ICC Champions Trophy Final
SS park.jpg
Rain disrupts the Finals under lights at the Brabourne Stadium
Event 2009 ICC Champions Trophy
 New Zealand  Australia
200/9 206/4
50 45.2
Australia won the 2009–10 ICC Champions Trophy
Date 5 October 2009
Venue SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires Aleem Dar (Pak) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Attendance 22,456
2006
2013

The final of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament was played on 5 October 2009 between New Zealand and Australia at the SuperSport Park, Centurion.[1] Australia qualified into the final by defeating England in the first semi final while New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the second semi final. Australia won the final by 6 wickets, their second consecutive Champions Trophy final.[1]

Road to the Final

First Semi-Final

The first semi final was played between Australia and England on 2 October 2009 at the SuperSport Park, Centurion. England batted first and set target of 258 which Australia achieved in 41.2 overs. Shane Watson and Ricky Ponting scored 136 and 111 runs—both not out—sharing 252 runs from 242 balls, Australia highest partnership in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Watson was given man of the match award.[2]

2 October 2009
14:30
Scorecard
England 
257 (47.4 overs)
v
 Australia
258/1 (41.5 overs)
Tim Bresnan 80 (76)
Peter Siddle 3/55 (10 overs)
Shane Watson 136* (132)
Graham Onions 1/47 (8 overs)
Australia won by 9 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Billy Bowden (NZ)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Steven Davies (Eng) made his ODI debut.

Second Semi-Final

New Zealand played Pakistan in the second semi-final at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, and defeated them by 5 wickets. Achieving the target of 234 runs, New Zealand highest scorer was Grant Elliott, with 75 not out. Daniel Vettori earned the man of the match award for his all-round performance; he took 3 wickets for 43 runs in 10 overs and scored 41 runs.[3]

3 October 2009
14:30
Scorecard
Pakistan 
233/9 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
234/5 (47.5 overs)
Umar Akmal 55 (62)
Ian Butler 4/44 (10 overs)
Grant Elliott 75* (103)
Saeed Ajmal 2/39 (8 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Daniel Vettori (NZ)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Aaron Redmond (NZ) made his ODI debut.

Result

The final of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy was played between Australia and New Zealand at the SuperSport Park on 5 October 2009. Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand posted a total of 200 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs.[4] Australia, in the reply, were initially restrict to 41 runs for 3 wickets in 18 overs, and the Kyle Mills and Shane Bond appeared with bowling figures like: 6–2–8–1 and 5–2–9–1 respectively. Shane Watson and Cameron White were playing in a "Test match-mode", but got momentum later with White scoring 61 runs off 102 balls and Watson 105 not out from 129 balls. With back-to-back sixes, Watson completed his century and achieved the target. Australia reach the target in 45.4 overs losing 4 wickets.[4] This was the second consecutive occasion for Watson earning man of the match award in the final of ICC Champions Trophy. It was Australia's fifth consecutive win after becoming finalists in multi-team tournaments since 1999.[1]

The Final

5 October 2009
14:30
Scorecard
New Zealand 
200/9 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
206/4 (45.2 overs)
Martin Guptill 40 (64)
Nathan Hauritz 3/37 (10 overs)
Shane Watson 105* (129)
Kyle Mills 3/27 (10 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

References

  1. ^ a b c Monga, Sidharth (5 October 2009). "Wisden – ICC Champions Trophy, 2006–07". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Millar, Andrew (1 October 2009). "Ponting and Watson lead the rout". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Monga, Sidharth (3 October 2009). "Nerveless Vettori and Elliott lead New Zealand to final". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "ICC Champions Trophy, 2009/10 – Final:ICC Champions Trophy". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

External links

  • "ICC Champions Trophy, 2009/10/Results". ESPNcricinfo. 
  • "S Africa to host Champions Trophy". BBC News. 16 March 2009. 
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