Australia vs Scotland 2nd Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Article

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Read the articles of Ricky Ponting 113 - Australia vs Scotland 2nd Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the Group A 2nd ODI match played between Scotland and Australia at Basseterre, St Kitts in 14 March 2007.

Ricky Ponting century sets up to Australia heaviest 203-run victory over Scotland in the one-sided game of the World Cup Group A match.

* This is the third time in World Cup history that a team has won with a 200+ margin. England achieved it against India in the first edition and then Australia did it against Namibia in 2003.

* 203 : This was fifth largest victory by terms of runs for Australia in ODIs.

* 203 : This was second biggest victory by terms of runs in World Cups history.

* Australian skipper Ricky Ponting hammered a 85-ball century - which was seventh fastest ever century in World Cups and became the Australian batsman to score fastest hundred in World Cups.

Australia scored massive total of 334-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Ricky Ponting 113 - which was his 23rd ODI hundred and his 4th century in World Cups, Matthew Hayden struck 60 off 73-balls including six-fours and a six, Adam Gilchrist cracked a 46 off 55-balls included five boundaries.

Brad Hogg hammered a rapid 15-ball 40-runs including 3-fours and 3-sixes with striking rate of 266.66, Brad Hodge scored 29 and Shane Watson 18 not out.

Scotland best bowler by Majid Haq takes two-wickets, Paul Hoffman, Glenn Rogers, Craig Wright and Dougie Brown each took one-wickets.

Scotland scored 131 for all-out in 40.1 overs with top scorer by Colin Smith struck 51 off 76-balls including seven boundaries, Dougie Brown scored 19 and Majid Haq 16.

Australia best bowler by Glenn McGrath picked up 3-wickets for 14-runs in 6-overs, Shaun Tait takes two-wickets, Brad Hodge and Brad Haddin each took one-wickets.

Ricky Ponting named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored 113-runs knocked off facing 93-balls including 9-fours and 5-sixes.

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