England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been named the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his five-wicket haul against Australia in the seventh One-Day International at The Riverside.
Swann's maiden haul of five wickets in an ODI helped England bowl Australia out for 176 before they went on to seal a four-wicket win that ensured they would not be on the end of a 7-0 series whitewash.
Swann returned five for 28, striking early on in his spell to dismiss Ricky Ponting and Cameron White before he also dismissed James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee.
Swann was then named man of the match and although he faced competition for this week's award from Australian wicket-keeper Tim Paine, who scored his maiden ODI century, and the likes of JP Duminy and Shoaib Malik, Swann's performance swayed the Cricket World® Editorial team.
Swann's form in the last 12 months has seen him rise to 18th place among bowlers in the for Full ICC Member One-Day International cricketers.
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