ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group 2

Australia v India

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

0.1

Ashwin to Watson, no run, goes a bit away after pitching short of length, pushed to the off side

0.2

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, tapped towards mid-on for a single

Australia 1/0   SR Watson 1* (2b)

1.1

Khan to Watson, 2 runs, Sharma scored one run and has conceded two already. Pushed to cover, where Sharma doesn't go down, doesn't get behind the ball, and lets it through

1.2

Khan to Watson, 1 wide, big wide outside off, Watson tries to hit it, but can't

1.2

Khan to Watson, no run, length ball, on off, pushed back to him

1.3

Khan to Watson, no run, shaping in slightly, driven on the up, but straight to mid-off

1.4

Khan to Watson, no run, short of a length, just outside off, angling away, beats his dab

1.5

Khan to Watson, 1 run, length ball, on off, driven on the up, just to the left of Chawla, and they steal a single. Not many fielders would allow that

Australia 13/0   SR Watson 4* (7b)

2.1

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, offbreak, middle and off, flicked away past midwicket for one

2.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, sweeps, sweeps fine, but straight to short fine

Australia 17/0   SR Watson 5* (9b)

3.5

Khan to Watson, no run, short of a length, defended

3.6

Khan to Watson, no run, big lbw shout, but this is not swinging at all and is pitched at least a foot outside the line of leg

Australia 22/0   SR Watson 5* (11b)

4.2

Ashwin to Watson, no run, the carrom ball, length ball, on leg, straightens, punched to straight midwicket

4.3

Ashwin to Watson, SIX, long hop outside leg, and there is no hope if you bowl that to Watson. He has pulled it over square leg. Doesn't matter if it is a carrom ball or a chess ball if you bowl that short

4.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, presses forward, goes deep into the crease to pull this, but finds midwicket

4.5

Ashwin to Watson, 2 runs, carrom ball outside off, late-cut past slip, gets a couple

4.6

Ashwin to Watson, SIX, this is a bit of rubbish from Ashwin. Another long hop, into the pads, and Watson has deposited it over midwicket

Australia 38/0   SR Watson 19* (16b 2x6)

5.6

Khan to Watson, no run, another huge lbw shout, but without any swing this has to have pitched well outside leg. Zaheer doesn't find it amusing, though

Australia 47/0   SR Watson 19* (17b 2x6)

6.2

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, pretty slow through the air, defended well

6.3

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, drags this short, Watson ricks back and pulls this to deep midwicket along the ground

Australia 49/0   SR Watson 20* (19b 2x6)

7.1

Chawla to Watson, SIX, welcome to the crease. You may as well give the red rag to a bull. Long hop, middle and leg, to Watson. Need I mention what happened after that?

7.2

Chawla to Watson, 1 run, not-turning legbreak, cut away to deep point

7.5

Chawla to Watson, no run, slider, well bowled, accurate, Watson stays back to defend

7.6

Chawla to Watson, SIX, wide half-volley, Watson is not going to respect them. Slog-sweeps it dead straight for a flat six

Australia 67/0   SR Watson 33* (23b 4x6)

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, only slightly short, but Watson rocks back to pull this away

Australia 81/0   SR Watson 34* (24b 4x6)

9.1

Pathan to Watson, no run, length ball, on middle and leg, angling towards off, defended back to him

9.2

Pathan to Watson, SIX, that's into the third tier. Irfan is not even quarter the bowler with the old ball. why would you not give him the new swinging ball? This is short and a sitting duck. Don't bowl this to Watson

9.3

Pathan to Watson, SIX, "Ridiculous bowling," says Mark Waugh, but hang on that has only gone into the second tier. Short again, and Watson is not going to let you get away with this

9.4

Pathan to Watson, FOUR, oh he has angled this well down leg with fine leg up. It's gone past that man for his fifty

9.5

Pathan to Watson, 2 runs, late-cuts this for a couple, fine of third man

9.6

Pathan to Watson, 1 run, late-cuts again, and keeps strike

Australia 100/0   SR Watson 53* (30b 1x4 6x6)

10.1

Kohli to Watson, no run, full, on off, inside edge into the pad

10.2

Kohli to Watson, no run, slow, legbreak, defended again

10.3

Kohli to Watson, 2 runs, full toss, on the pads, driven to long-on

10.4

Kohli to Watson, no run, slow through the air again, defended solidly

10.5

Kohli to Watson, SIX, beautiful shot. Nothing brutal about it. Full, middle and leg, and he has lofted this dead straight. Just a caress

10.6

Kohli to Watson, 2 runs, short of a length, hurrying onto him, pushed towards long-on, and they steal the second

Australia 110/0   SR Watson 63* (36b 1x4 7x6)

11.6

Yuvraj Singh to Watson, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on for a quiet little single

Australia 112/0   SR Watson 64* (37b 1x4 7x6)

12.1

Sharma to Watson, 2 runs, short of a length, pulled away, gets a couple wide of long-on

12.2

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, slog-sweeps this flat, and well short of deep midwicket

12.4

Sharma to Watson, 1 run, Watson has missed out on a six. Full toss, on the pads, mis-hits the slog-sweep, gets just a single

12.6

Sharma to Watson, FOUR, full, on the pads, smacked away with a flick of the wrists, and it keeps travelling, beating deep midwicket

Australia 124/0   SR Watson 72* (41b 2x4 7x6)

13.3

Yuvraj Singh to Watson, OUT, Yuvraj gets a wicket. Short of a length, Watson punches it, straight to Tiwary at short extra cover. Good for Tiwary, who finally gets to enter the field, if only as a substitute, and takes a catch immediately

SR Watson c sub (MK Tiwary) b Yuvraj Singh 72 (55m 42b 2x4 7x6) SR: 171.42

Australia 133/1   SR Watson 72 (42b 2x4 7x6)
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Photos

Sep 28, 2012

David Warner steers the ball behind point, Australia v India, World T20 2012, Colombo, September, 28, 2012

David Warner steers the ball behind point

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Sep 28, 2012

Shane Watson and David Warner almost completed a 10-wicket win, Australia v India, World T20 2012, Super Eights, Colombo, September, 28, 2012

Shane Watson and David Warner almost completed a 10-wicket win

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