Statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy final match
Following are the statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy final match between Australia and New Zealand.
Following are the statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy final match between Australia and New Zealand. Australia became the first team to retain the ICC Champions Trophy apart from becoming the first and only team to register two ICC Champion Trophies - 2006-07 & 2009-10.
Australia have won all their four games contested against New Zealand in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Australia's sixth-wicket triumph is their fifth in multi-team competitions, having won the previous three World Cups and the last two Champions Trophies.
Nathan Hauritz (3/37) has produced his best performance in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Martin Guptill (40) took his run-aggregate in the ICC Champions Trophy 2009-10 to 191 at an average of 38.20 - the most for New Zealand.
Jeetan Patel (16 not out) has recorded his highest score against Australia and the second best overall, next only to the 34 against Sri Lanka at Kingston on April 24, 2007.
Brett Lee (2/45) has taken his wickets' tally to 51 at an average of 20.82 in 27 ODIs against New Zealand. He became the second Australian bowler to capture 50 wickets or more in ODIs against New Zealand. Glenn McGrath is the leading bowler in Australia-New Zealand ODIs, having claimed 59 wickets at 19.83 runs apiece in 32 games.
Lee, with two wickets in the final against New Zealand, has become the leading Australian bowler in the ICC Champions Trophy - 22 at an average of 26.86 in 16 matches, bettering Glenn McGrath's tally of 21 (ave.19.61) in 12 matches.
Ricky Ponting, in three successive finals, have recorded 1 (vs.India at SCG on March 2,2008), 1 (vs.India at Brisbane on March 4, 2008) & 1 (vs.New Zealand at Centurion on October 5, 2009)
Kyle Mills (3/27) has bowled splendidly in the ICC Champions Trophy claiming 22 wickets (ave.19.09) in 12 matches at a strike rate of 26.1 (Economy rate 4.37).
Mills' aforesaid wicket-aggregate is a record by a New Zealander in the ICC Champions Trophy. He is followed by Shane Bond (17), Daniel Vettori (16) and Jacob Oram (15).
Shane Watson has accomplished a hat-trick of Man of the Match awards in the last three ICC Champions Trophy knock-out games - 2006-07 Final, followed by 2009-10 Semi-Final and Final.
Watson's first Man of the Match award against New Zealand is his seventh in ODIs.
Watson became the second player after Daniel Vettori to have received two MOM awards in the ICC Champions Trophy 2009-10.
During his fourth century in ODIs (first against New Zealand), Watson has completed his 2,000 runs - 2020 (ave.40.40) in 90 games.
Watson's aggregate of 265 (ave.88.33) in five innings in the 2009-10 competition is bettered only by Ricky Ponting (288).
Watson, batting at number No.1 position is averaging 58.75 - 705 in 16 innings, including three centuries nd two fifties.
Watson is the only batsman to have recorded 3 hundreds in the calendar year 2009.
Watson and Cameron White put on 128 for the third wicket - Australa's highest ever in the ICC Champions Trophy,
Australia have won 16 matches out of 17 contested against New Zealand at neutral venue - winning % being 94.12 - New Zealand's only victory being by 5 wickets at Cardiff in the 1999 World Cup.
White's second fifty in ODIs is his second highest, next only to the 105 against England at Southampton on September 9,2009.
Story first published on: Tuesday, 06 October 2009 07:19