The Commonwealth Bank Series
was the name of the One Day International cricket
tournament in Australia for the 2006-07 season
. It was a tri-nation series between Australia
and New Zealand
Australia booked a place in the final after just seven matches in the tournament, and having participated in just five, with five games left to play. The other place in the final came down to the last match of the series as New Zealand and England both had won only 2 games; England won this semi-final of sorts.
England won the final series by two games to nil to lift the trophy, making it their first major one-day tournament win since 1997 and their first Australian tri-series win since 20 years previous, when they also won the Ashes.
Matches played in the series were as follows:
Group Stage Table
Win = 4 points
Tie or No Result = 2 points
Bonus = 1 point
Loss = 0 points
If the team batting first match and restricts its opponents to 80% of its total, it gains a bonus point. If the team batting second wins the match in 40 overs, it gains a bonus point.
A team's run rate will be calculated by reference to the runs scored in an innings divided by the number of overs faced.
In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final will be determined as follows:
- The team with the most number of wins
- If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of... Read More