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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Australia 334/6 against Scotland after 50 Overs

Defending champion Australia is now playing their first match in the World Cup Cricket 2007 against Scotland at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. Winning the toss Scotland captain Craig Wright sent Australia to bat first. It is now lunch time and after 50 overs Australia could make a big total of 334 losing 6 wickets. Captain Ricky Ponting made the first 100 of the World Cup Cricket 2007. His 113 came just off 93 balls in which he played nine 4s and five 6s. Ponting started dominating over the Scotland bowlers from the beginning. Aside his ton, the hard hitting opener Matthew Hayden scored the first 50 for Australia in this world cup. Though he played some big hits in this superb innings, he was not in his conventional devastating action. He played a 73 ball 60 in which he hit six 4s and one 6. His opening partner Adam Gilchrist also played a good innings of 46 which came off 55 balls with seven 4s. However, in the end, Brad Hogg played a cameo of 40 facing just 15 balls in which he hit three 4s and three 6s.

On the other hand, neither of the Scotland bowlers could make any impact on the Australian batsmen. Majid Haq took 2 wickets conceding 49 runs in 7 overs. I think, 334 is well enough to declare that Australia is going to win the match but remember, it is cricket, where everything is possible. So, if you at home keep in touch to your TV set and if you are in the stadium then do not lose your seat.

Cricinfo

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