Vaughan anchored his side to victory. England reaches ICC Champions Final.


Edgbaston: Vaughan, following a wretched run of form with the bat, anchored his side to victory with a well-paced 86, his best score in One-Day Internationals. He formed the backbone of England’s innings as they romped to a six-wicket victory against Australia and booked a place in the finals of the Champions Trophy. Vaughan added 140 in just over 26 overs with Marcus Trescothick to take the game away from Australia.

Earlier, Australia accelerated well in the final overs after some sedate mid-innings consolidation to reach a challenging total of 259 for 9.

England’s victory was their first one-day victory over the Australians in 5-1/2 years, ending a 14-match losing streak. England’s last win over Australia had come way back in January 1999. England will take on the winners of the Pakistan – West Indies second semi-final for the coveted Champions Trophy title.




Score Board



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Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4 6
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+AC Gilchrist c Trescothick b Gough 37 64 50 4 0
ML Hayden c Trescothick b Harmison 17 36 21 1 1
*RT Ponting c Gough b Giles 29 69 41 2 0
DR Martyn c Trescothick b Vaughan 65 110 91 6 0
DS Lehmann b Vaughan 38 50 42 4 0
A Symonds run out (Vaughan) 0 4 2 0 0
MJ Clarke b Flintoff 42 46 34 5 0
B Lee b Gough 15 26 17 0 1
JN Gillespie b Gough 0 2 1 0 0
MS Kasprowicz not out 0 6 2 0 0
GD McGrath not out 0 1 1 0 0
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Extras (b 3, lb 4, w 7, nb 2) 16
Total (9 wickets, 50 overs) 259
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FoW: 1-44 (Hayden, 7.6 ov), 2-69 (Gilchrist, 13.6 ov),
3-114 (Ponting, 25.1 ov), 4-189 (Lehmann, 38.5 ov),
5-190 (Symonds, 39.4 ov), 6-210 (Martyn, 42.4 ov),
7-249 (Lee, 48.4 ov), 8-249 (Gillespie, 48.5 ov),
9-258 (Clarke, 49.5 ov).

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Bowling O M R W
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Gough 7 1 48 3
Harmison 10 0 53 1 (2nb, 1w)
Flintoff 10 0 56 1 (1w)
Giles 10 0 40 1 (3w)
Wharf 3 0 13 0
Vaughan 10 0 42 2 (1w)
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England innings (target: 260 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4 6
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ME Trescothick b Symonds 81 121 88 9 1
VS Solanki lbw b Gillespie 7 21 18 1 0
*MP Vaughan c Hayden b Lee 86 150 122 9 0
AJ Strauss not out 52 69 42 6 0
A Flintoff c Hayden b Lee 16 10 9 1 1
PD Collingwood not out 6 6 4 1 0
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Extras (lb 5, w 5, nb 4) 14
Total (4 wickets, 46.3 overs) 262
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DNB: +GO Jones, AG Wharf, AF Giles, D Gough, SJ Harmison.

FoW: 1-21 (Solanki, 5.2 ov), 2-161 (Trescothick, 31.3 ov),
3-227 (Vaughan, 42.4 ov), 4-249 (Flintoff, 44.6 ov).

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Bowling O M R W
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McGrath 8 0 46 0 (1w)
Gillespie 8 0 32 1 (1nb, 1w)
Kasprowicz 10 0 52 0 (1w)
Lee 8.3 0 65 2 (3nb, 2w)
Lehmann 6 0 28 0
Symonds 6 1 34 1
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