New Zealand v Australia, Champions Trophy Final

Published: Monday, October 5, 2009, 10:11 [IST]
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NZ v Australia, Champions Trophy Final

Innings Report: A disciplined bowling effort by Lee and Hauritz help Australia restrict New Zealand to 200/9 during the ICC Champions Trophy final

The New Zealand batsmen struggled to cope with Australia's attack during the ICC Champions Trophy final

Toss Report: Vettori out as Kiwis elect to bat

Centurion: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the finals of Champions Trophy at Centurion on Monday.

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is ruled out of the final match due to a hamstring injury. Jeetan Patel will be replace Daniel Vettori in the New Zealand team.

Scorecard: Australia Vs New Zealand, Final


New Zealand (Playing XI): Brendon McCullum(w/c), Aaron Redmond, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Neil Broom, James Franklin, Jeetan Patel, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler, Shane Bond

Australia (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Tim Paine(w), Ricky Ponting(c), Mike Hussey, Callum Ferguson, Cameron White, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle

Match Preview

Sydney: Australia will clash with New Zealand in the finals of the Champions Trophy on Monday, with both the teams vying to make history.

The all-Antipodean decider is likely to add spice to the final.

Australia is aiming to become the first country to successfully defend the Champions Trophy title following their win in India three years ago.

New Zealand will also be out to make history by becoming the first side to win the tournament twice, having won the 2000 edition in Kenya.

Australia topped their pool group and beat England by nine wickets in Friday's semi-final in Centurion.

CT 2009 | Fixtures | Points | Top10 (R/W)

The Black Caps also finished top of their group, and have now notched three successive wins, over Sri Lanka, England and Younus Khan's side.

Road to finals Champions Trophy


Australia beat West Indies by 50 runs

Match against India was cancelled due to rain

Australia beat Pakistan by two wickets

Australia beat England by nine wickets

New Zealand

NZ lost to South Africa by 5 wickets

NZ beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs

NZ beat England by wickets

NZ beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

Australia-New Zealand head to head in ODIS

Austraia and New Zealand had played each other 117 times with Australia winning 80 of these matches. New Zealand won 32 matches and rest have been draws.

Australia vs NZ in tournament finals

February 3, 1981-B&H World Series- Australia won 3-1

February 13, 1983 - B&H World Series- Australia won 2-0

January 24, 1988- B&H World Series- Australia won 2-0

March 11, 1990- Rothmans Cup- Australia won by 8 wickets

January 15, 1991 B&H World Series-Australia won by 2-0

February 26, 1995 NZ Centenary Cup- Australia won by 6 wickets

Weather Report

Rain has interrupted two matches at Centurion and Sunday was another cloudy day. If it rains, it will be during later half of the match.


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