ICC World Twenty20, 19th Match, Group 2: Australia v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Sep 30, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 19th match, Group 2
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
30 September 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
0.4

Steyn to Watson, no run, ooh, beaten, short of a good length and darts away as he rocks forward to defend, just goes past the outside edge

0.5

Steyn to Watson, no run, drops that short on the off and that is knocked down towards point from the crease

0.6

Steyn to Watson, 1 run, gets forward and across a hint there and pushes it wide of mid-on for a single, on target was Steyn

Australia 2/0   SR Watson 1* (3b)
1.1

Morkel to Watson, no run, goodish length this time, defended with ease from the crease towards cover

1.2

Morkel to Watson, no run, shortish on the off, waits for it to come on and defends it towards point

1.3

Morkel to Watson, 1 run, in the channel outside off but slightly short, that's been guided down to third man for a single

Australia 3/0   SR Watson 2* (6b)
2.1

Steyn to Watson, no run, goodish length on the off, a bit of an inside edge from Watson as he tries to hit through the line

2.2

Steyn to Watson, 1 run, shortish on the off, crunches it into the ground to play it over point but just a single on offer there

2.4

Steyn to Watson, 1 run, again short of a good length on off and middle, gets forward and defends it wide of midwicket for a single, steady going this

2.6

Steyn to Watson, 1 wide, drops that one short outside off, a touch too short that and the umpire isn't going to spare that one, called a wide

2.6

Steyn to Watson, no run, beaten as he goes for a drive, not quite there though to hit, around a good length and he rocks forward, but not to the pitch, to drive it through cover, it nips away to beat him

Australia 10/0   SR Watson 4* (10b)
3.4

Morkel to Watson, 1 run, calmly guided down to third man for a single, just a bit of width from Morkel and was a little short as well

3.6

Morkel to Watson, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and pushes it to mid-on for a single, nicely done

Australia 15/1   SR Watson 6* (12b)
4.1

Kallis to Watson, FOUR, and Kallis is thrashed first ball, short, he's not as pacy as Steyn and there was also some width, Watson smacks that between point and cover, doesn't waste that

4.2

Kallis to Watson, 1 wide, faint appeal for lbw, shortish outside leg stump and Watson tried to help it on its way fine but missed, may just have flicked his shirt sleeve, but the umpire reckoned that was a wide

4.2

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, another single, this time it's pushed in front of mid-on for one more

4.4

Kallis to Watson, no run, uppish but just short of midwicket, angling in towards middle and it's flicked towards midwicket but lands safe

4.5

Kallis to Watson, no run, short of a good length at 127.1 kmph, punched back towards the bowler

4.6

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, shortish on middle, whipped wide of midwicket into the deep to keep the strike

Australia 23/1   SR Watson 12* (17b 1x4)
5.1

Morkel to Watson, FOUR, and he errs in length this time, short and wide, much like Kallis in the previous over and Watson makes it two in two, there's plenty of width for him to blaze that through point

5.2

Morkel to Watson, FOUR, shot, pitched up on the off, he's forward, to the pitch and stylishly drives that past a diving extra cover, wide of mid-off, for a boundary

5.3

Morkel to Watson, 1 run, width again, this time it's cut down towards third man for a single

5.5

Morkel to Watson, FOUR, bad ball from Morkel, a full toss, and worse, it's on the pads, flicked away with ease past short fine leg, easy pickings

5.6

Morkel to Watson, 1 run, another one on the pads, full on middle and leg and that was flicked too, but towards a deep square leg this time, so just the single

Australia 38/1   SR Watson 26* (22b 4x4)
6.1

Botha to Watson, 1 run, a bit of air on that one, holds it back a little though, shortish on middle, knocked away behind square for a single

6.4

Botha to Watson, no run, turns in from outside off, gets outside the line to defend it into the leg side

6.5

Botha to Watson, FOUR, seizes the length early there, rocked back upon release and dealt with it, short and it's pulled away hard over midwicket for a one bounce four

6.6

Botha to Watson, 1 wide, Botha's turn to slide the ball down the leg side this time, called a wide

6.6

Botha to Watson, 1 run, slightly flat this time on the pads, worked wide of short fine for a quick single

Australia 48/1   SR Watson 32* (26b 5x4)
7.1

Peterson to Watson, no run, big appeal for lbw, looked close, that went on straight it seemed, angling in towards middle and leg, no turn there, would it have gone down leg? Hmm, tough to say, Watson missed as he came forward to defend, looked mighty close

7.2

Peterson to Watson, FOUR, Watson's put that behind him in no time, short and he's rocked back to punish that over midwicket

7.3

Peterson to Watson, 1 run, shortish, punched hard off the back foot towards extra cover, a fumble allows them a sinlge

7.5

Peterson to Watson, SIX, some strength from Watson, converted that into a full toss with a reach forward, tossed up, he leaned forward and just chipped it hard over the deep midwicket boundary

7.6

Peterson to Watson, no run, floating it on the off stump, gets to the pitch and pushes that gently towards cover

Australia 60/1   SR Watson 43* (31b 6x4 1x6)
8.5

Botha to Watson, no run, shortish and it appeared to keep a little low, punched back to the bowler

8.6

Botha to Watson, 1 wide, flighted outside leg and he goes for the sweep, tries to sweep it fine, misses but it's called a wide, that spun down

8.6

Botha to Watson, 1 run, superb fielding from JP Duminy, he was running to his right from deep midwicket, for a moment it seemed Watson had bisected that gap between Duminy and deep square leg but JP threw himself to his right, and in the end managed to keep them down to just a single, should have been for in Watson's mind

Australia 65/1   SR Watson 44* (33b 6x4 1x6)
9.1

Parnell to Watson, 1 run, on a length first up outside off, driven uppishly towards long-off for a single

9.3

Parnell to Watson, SIX, that's been hammered, he's been superb at spotting these short ones quick, pulls that high and handsome and long, over deep square leg, raises another half-century, some form he's in

9.4

Parnell to Watson, 1 run, low full toss outside off, mistimes a drive to long-off for a single

Australia 74/1   SR Watson 52* (36b 6x4 2x6)
10.1

Peterson to Watson, 2 runs, dropped, how costly will that prove? Watson reached forward to that flighted ball from Peterson, Parnell's running in from long-off, slides and it's dying on him, just manages to get his hands underneath it but can't hold on, a tough chance, but a chance nevertheless

10.2

Peterson to Watson, 1 run, knocks it away for a single

10.5

Peterson to Watson, 1 run, tossed up on middle, drives it down to long-on past the diving bowler for a single

Australia 81/1   SR Watson 56* (39b 6x4 2x6)
11.1

Parnell to Watson, 1 run, lands on a good length, that's driven towards long-off for a single

11.6

Parnell to Watson, 1 run, yorker length and that's been dug out in front of cover for a quick single

Australia 94/1   SR Watson 58* (41b 6x4 2x6)
12.1

Duminy to Watson, 1 run, comes round the wicket to Watson, a full toss on the pads, low, and it's flicked to deep square leg for a single

12.3

Duminy to Watson, 1 run, flat on the off and that's been struck off the back foot to long-on for a single

Australia 97/1   SR Watson 60* (43b 6x4 2x6)
13.2

Peterson to Watson, FOUR, flighted on middle, Watson waited for it, got to the pitch and lofted it over the bowler's head for a one bounce four, went dead straight

13.3

Peterson to Watson, FOUR, four more, that's struck flat and hard through extra cover, Behardiem runs to his left from long-off, slides, and then misfields, palming it past the ropes

13.4

Peterson to Watson, 2 runs, almost three in a row, drives that over midwicket but good relay-fielding at long-on where Parnell slides to his right and saves a couple of runs

13.5

Peterson to Watson, OUT, this time he holes out, wanted to finish it off in a hurry, tossed up from Peterson and Watson lofts that but doesn't get the distance, straight down long-on's throat, Parnell takes an easy catch

SR Watson c Parnell b Peterson 70 (62m 47b 8x4 2x6) SR: 148.93

Australia 109/2   SR Watson 70 (47b 8x4 2x6)
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