ICC Champions Trophy - 3rd match, Group A

England v Australia

England won by 48 runs

9.1

Watson to Bell, FOUR, woof, there's nothing too dazzling about that from the bowler's point of view, wide half-volley and Bell spanks it straight back past Watson for a howdy-do-dee four

9.2

Watson to Bell, no run, better length, comes forward and defends around off

9.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, worked wide of mid-on, they scamper a quick one, despite the direct hit at the striker's end

9.4

Watson to Cook, 1 run, sliding across the left-hander from over the wicket, opens the face and steers one to third man

9.5

Watson to Bell, 2 runs, full and wide of the stumps, Bell waits, crouches and angles a couple through gully, it's wide of third man and they get back for two

9.6

Watson to Bell, no run, pitched up in the channel and driven towards mid-off

England 54/0   SR Watson 1-0-8-0

11.1

Watson to Bell, no run, touch short of a good length, defended on the back foot outside off

11.2

Watson to Bell, 1 run, dug in, straighter line, this sits up and pulls comfortably for a single down towards fine leg

11.3

Watson to Cook, no run, stays in the crease and plays towards point

11.4

Watson to Cook, OUT, he's done it, Watson makes the breakthrough, drawing Cook into a drive to be caught behind! Cook will feel he should have pinged that through the covers, it was a little wide, on a good length but they've not had any problems hitting on the up this morning - just a thin snick of bat and Cook trudges off having made another solid start but failed to go on

AN Cook c †Wade b Watson 30 (55m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

11.5

Watson to Trott, no run, length ball in the corridor outside off stump, gets across to defend

11.6

Watson to Trott, no run, angling in towards middle and off, worked off the front pad straight to midwicket

England 57/1   SR Watson 2-0-9-1

13.1

Watson to Bell, 2 runs, on the stumps, goes across and turns through square leg for a couple with a closed bat face

13.2

Watson to Bell, no run, shortens his length, Bell covers his stumps in defence

13.3

Watson to Bell, no run, gets forward and blocks into the off side

13.4

Watson to Bell, 1 run, strays towards leg stump, flicked off the pads for a single to fine leg

13.5

Watson to Trott, no run, good length, Trott edges across and gets a leading edge towards mid-on trying to glance square

13.6

Watson to Trott, no run, length delivery, coming in with the arm, Trott gets outside the line of off stump and there's both bat and pad involved, Marais Erasmus shaking his head at Watson's appeal

England 63/1   SR Watson 3-0-12-1

15.1

Watson to Bell, no run, on a length at off stump, defended to the off side

15.2

Watson to Bell, no run, fuller this time, punched very firmly straight and it bursts through Watson's in his follow through but mid-off is able to get around

15.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, dragged down short, Bell is coming forward then rocks back to pull through square leg

15.4

Watson to Trott, 1 run, short again, Trott whip-pulls it off his hip out to deep square-leg

15.5

Watson to Bell, no run, in the air...but short of mid-on. Bell came forward to drive and was a fraction early on the shot, the ball carried about two-thirds of the way towards the fielder

15.6

Watson to Bell, no run, full at off stump, defended back to the bowler

England 70/1   SR Watson 4-0-14-1

26.1

Watson to Bell, 1 run, full on off stump, opens the face and places it through backward point

26.2

Watson to Trott, 1 run, width outside off, angled down to third man

26.3

Watson to Bell, no run, firmly driven behind square where backward point cuts it off

26.4

Watson to Bell, no run, punched back to the bowler, Bell started to advance but couldn't manufacture anything

26.5

Watson to Bell, no run, beaten outside off, a cutter from Watson, grips a little off the surface and goes over the top edge as Bell tries to run to third man

26.6

Watson to Bell, 1 run, angled to backward point who makes a full-length dive, but parries the ball away so it's a single anyway

England 118/1   SR Watson 5-0-17-1

28.1

Watson to Bell, no run, beaten as he tries to cut...Watson's style very much suited to this surface

28.2

Watson to Bell, 2 leg byes, goes right across his stumps and tickles it fine past the keeper off the pad

28.3

Watson to Bell, 1 run, chopped down to third man

28.4

Watson to Trott, 1 run, punched off the back foot through the gap at cover

28.5

Watson to Bell, FOUR, very nicely done by Bell, delicate and deliberate as he uses his wrists to run this very fine down to third man who can't get around

28.6

Watson to Bell, 1 run, worked from off stump into the leg side

England 132/1   SR Watson 6-0-24-1

34.1

Watson to Bell, no run, on middle, defended to the off side

34.2

Watson to Bell, 1 run, dabbed down to third man

34.3

Watson to Root, no run, short of a length, he gets an inside edge into his body

34.4

Watson to Root, no run, fuller this time, punched firmly to mid-off

34.5

Watson to Root, 1 leg bye, he's early on his pull shot as this ball grips on the surface and it runs wide of backward point off his shoulder

34.6

Watson to Bell, 1 run, opens the face to third man again...just three from that over

England 173/2   SR Watson 7-0-26-1
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Jun 8, 2013

George Bailey played a lone hand for Australia, England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston, June 8, 2013

George Bailey played a lone hand for Australia

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Mitchell Starc is cleaned up by James Anderson, , England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston, June 8, 2013

Mitchell Starc is cleaned up by James Anderson

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