ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

0.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, moving away a hint, gets to it, opens the face and guides it to point

0.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, lands on a good length outside off, testing line, leaving the right hander, left alone

0.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, bowled full on the off, seaming away, driven with a full face to mid-off

0.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, angling away from the right hander, guided down to third man for a single

Australia 1/0   SR Watson 1* (4b)

1.1

Onions to Watson, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turned away through square leg for a single

Australia 2/0   SR Watson 2* (5b)

2.1

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, Watson goes after it, he's been out pulling once in this competition but he connects it well this time, short and wide and he dispatches it over mid-on

2.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, short of a good length outside off, moving away, left alone

2.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, short of a good length on middle, at 141 kmph, defended off the back foot into the off side

2.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 wide, straying down the leg side there, called a wide

2.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, bowled full on middle, worked away through to deep square leg

Australia 12/1   SR Watson 7* (9b 1x4)

3.1

Onions to Watson, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, pushed through to cover

3.2

Onions to Watson, 1 run, short and wide, cut down to third man for a single

Australia 13/1   SR Watson 8* (11b 1x4)

4.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, bowled fullish on middle, driven straight to midwicket

4.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, in the channel outside off, appeared to hold its line, slightly short, left alone to the keeper

4.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, bowled full on the off, pushed hard through the line to mid-off

4.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, gets a thick inside edge down to square leg, kept just a little low there as it nipped back in

Australia 18/1   SR Watson 9* (15b 1x4)

5.1

Onions to Watson, no run, full on the off stump, driven through the line to the bowler

5.2

Onions to Watson, no run, lands on a good length on the off, pushed down to mid-on off the front foot

5.3

Onions to Watson, no run, bowled on a length outside off at 139 kmph, pushed through to cover

5.4

Onions to Watson, no run, bowled full on the off, driven hard into the ground back to the bowler

5.5

Onions to Watson, FOUR, misfield, Bresnan the man to blame this time, full on the off, driven with a full face past the outstretched hands of the bowler and Bresnan dived over it and didn't get any part of his body onto it for all that effort

5.6

Onions to Watson, no run, beaten there, got some bounce and movement away from the right hander to beat the outside edge as he tried to run it down

Australia 26/1   SR Watson 13* (21b 2x4)

7.1

Onions to Watson, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off stump, turned into the leg side wide of midwicket for a single

7.5

Onions to Watson, FOUR, driven hard past the bowler, pitched up on middle and off by Onions and he presents the full face, that demanded more effort from Onions on his follow-through there, didn't try hard to stop that

7.6

Onions to Watson, 1 wide, banged in short on middle, ducks under it comfortably, it's too high and Aleem Dar's called it a wide

7.6

Onions to Watson, 1 wide, another one, gifting away runs here, short ball banged in down the leg side

7.6

Onions to Watson, 2 runs, slower one bowled short on leg stump, wrong line again, moves across and whips it fine, wide of the fielder in the deep, for a couple of runs

Australia 48/1   SR Watson 20* (24b 3x4)

8.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, played it nicely, some extra bounce for Bresnan, Watson got on top of it and dabbed it down to third man

Australia 58/1   SR Watson 21* (25b 3x4)

9.1

Onions to Watson, no run, short ball again, Watson fails to make use of it, mistimes a pull to midwicket

9.2

Onions to Watson, no run, bouncer this time, Watson went for the hook but that came on to him quickly and he missed, trying for a Collingwood-like dismissal there

9.3

Onions to Watson, 1 leg bye, banged in short outside off, at 136.2 kmph, struck hard on the shoulders as he went for the pull, deflected wide of point for a single

Australia 59/1   SR Watson 21* (28b 3x4)

10.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run

10.2

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, shortish on the off, pulled down wide of midwicket for a single

10.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, back of a length outside off, run down to third man

Australia 66/1   SR Watson 23* (31b 3x4)

11.1

Onions to Watson, no run, short of a good length outside off, tapped down to point from the crease

11.2

Onions to Watson, no run, another bouncer, trying to ruffle them up with short ones here, Watson ducks under it easily

11.3

Onions to Watson, no run, back of a length on the off, worked away towards midwicket

11.4

Onions to Watson, FOUR, banged in short, too may of them here, Watson latches onto it and pulls it wide of short fine and deep square leg for a boundary

11.5

Onions to Watson, 1 wide, bouncer again, too high in this case, Watson thought of the pull but he couldn't reach it

11.5

Onions to Watson, no run, fuller, just on a good length outside off, defended solidly to cover

11.6

Onions to Watson, no run, slightly short on the off and nipping in, the offcutter, defended straight back to the bowler

Australia 71/1   SR Watson 27* (37b 4x4)

12.4

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, back of a length on the off, gets a thick inside edge as he tries to defend on the off side, steals a single

12.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, hitting the pitch hard, bowled at 137.1 kmph, defended down to short cover

Australia 74/1   SR Watson 28* (39b 4x4)

13.3

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, bowled on middle and off, drives wide of the bowler to mid-on

13.5

Collingwood to Watson, no run, back of a length on middle, taps it back to the bowler

13.6

Collingwood to Watson, no run, slower one there, the offcutter, gets a big stride forward and defends it back to the bowler

Australia 77/1   SR Watson 29* (42b 4x4)

14.3

Bresnan to Watson, no run, nipping in towards off stump, defends it rock solid back to the bowler

14.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended down to midwicket

14.5

Bresnan to Watson, no run, a bit of hesitation out there in the middle, punched to cover, Ponting was interested in a single and ran halfway down the pitch but Watson sent him back in time

14.6

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, shortish on middle, pulled down wide of Denly at deep midwicket for a single

Australia 79/1   SR Watson 30* (46b 4x4)

15.1

Collingwood to Watson, no run, back of a length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

15.2

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, straying on the pads, clipped away to fine leg for a single

15.4

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, whipped away down to deep midwicket for a single

Australia 82/1   SR Watson 32* (49b 4x4)

16.1

Bresnan to Watson, 1 wide, bouncer, called a wide, too high and Davies did a good job snapping it

16.1

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

16.3

Bresnan to Watson, no run, back of a length on middle, worked away to midwicket

16.4

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, slower one this time, bowled at 119.1 kmph, turned away wide of midwicket for a single

16.6

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, came back in, it was the offcutter, tried to run it down to third man, was struck high on the pads, they steal a single behind point

Australia 88/1   SR Watson 35* (53b 4x4)

17.1

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, nicely played by Watson, short outside off, run down to third man for a single

17.5

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, angling it in on the pads, pushed through to deep midwicket for one more

Australia 91/1   SR Watson 37* (55b 4x4)

18.1

Swann to Watson, no run, short outside off and turns back in, defended back to the bowler

18.2

Swann to Watson, no run, pushed it full outside off, defended with a lunge to extra cover

18.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, short on the off, pulled away really hard but straight to Denly at deep midwicket

18.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, just a hint outside off, whipped away to deep midwicket for a single

Australia 94/1   SR Watson 39* (59b 4x4)

19.3

Collingwood to Watson, no run

19.4

Collingwood to Watson, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

19.5

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, full on middle, driven through the line towards long-on for a single

Australia 97/1   SR Watson 40* (62b 4x4)

20.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, quicker through the air, bowled full outside off, driven down to long-on, brings up the 100

20.6

Swann to Watson, SIX, didn't get hold of it, not as much as he wanted to, tossed up on middle and he slog-swept it over long-on, the fielder had to run a few paces back towards the ropes, Luke Wright, and he got his hands to it as he tried to cup that over his head but ended up palming it over the ropes

Australia 107/1   SR Watson 47* (64b 4x4 1x6)

21.2

Collingwood to Watson, no run

21.3

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, worked away off the back foot into the leg side for a single

21.6

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, angling it towards middle, driven through to long-on for a single

Australia 111/1   SR Watson 49* (67b 4x4 1x6)

22.1

Swann to Watson, no run, tossed up outside off, covers it well, closes the face and turns it to midwicket

22.2

Swann to Watson, 1 run, Watson reaches his half-century with that drive to long-off, had a poor start to the series and he'll be relieved to reach that landmark

22.4

Swann to Watson, no run, bowled quicker at 96.9 kmph, pushed back to the bowler

22.5

Swann to Watson, 1 run, turned away off the front foot wide of midwicket for one more

Australia 114/1   SR Watson 51* (71b 4x4 1x6)

23.3

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, fullish on the off stump, driven uppishly just wide of Ponting for a single

23.5

Collingwood to Watson, no run, back of a length on middle, pushed off the back foot to midwicket

23.6

Collingwood to Watson, no run, nipped back in from a good length outside off, is struck high on the pads as he tries to jab it down to third man

Australia 118/1   SR Watson 52* (74b 4x4 1x6)

24.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, back of a length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

24.6

Anderson to Watson, no run, hurling it on middle and leg, defended to midwicket

Australia 121/1   SR Watson 52* (76b 4x4 1x6)

25.2

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, gets a little adventurous by chipping it in the air but the ball dips and lands in front of long-on

25.4

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, opens the blade and angles it down to third man

Australia 125/1   SR Watson 54* (78b 4x4 1x6)

26.1

Anderson to Watson, no run, fullish in length and firmly driven past the bowler and down to mid-off

26.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, bowls a half volley on the pads and he easily works it behind square on the on side

26.6

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, makes use of the width outside off to glide it down to third man

Australia 132/1   SR Watson 56* (81b 4x4 1x6)

27.1

Swann to Watson, no run, gets right across his stumps and tucks it with the turn to short fine leg

27.2

Swann to Watson, no run, goes across and pushes it down to midwicket

27.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, pushed down the ground to long-on

27.6

Swann to Watson, SIX, Watson favours the on side too and this time he gets a lot of elevation, gets down for the slog sweep and sends the ball over deep midwicket, disturbs the peace at the grass embankment

Australia 140/1   SR Watson 63* (85b 4x4 2x6)

28.5

Onions to Watson, no run, digs it in short and wide outside off and Watson shapes to play at it but changes and mind and watches it through to the keeper maybe expecting a wide

28.6

Onions to Watson, no run, gets across and punches it down to mid-on

Australia 145/1   SR Watson 63* (87b 4x4 2x6)

29.2

Swann to Watson, no run, bowls it flatter and quicker, he makes room and dabs it to short third man

29.3

Swann to Watson, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and pushed through the line to long-on

Australia 147/1   SR Watson 64* (89b 4x4 2x6)

30.1

Onions to Watson, no run

30.2

Onions to Watson, FOUR, drops it fractionally short on the off stump and it's not the ideal length to keep Watson quiet, he seizes on it quickly and clubs it over midwicket

30.3

Onions to Watson, no run, gets beside the line and taps it to point

30.4

Onions to Watson, 1 run, runs it down to third man, these two have added 150

Australia 156/1   SR Watson 69* (93b 5x4 2x6)

31.1

Wright to Watson, no run, gives him a hint of width outside off and he easily dabs it to third man

31.2

Wright to Watson, no run, chops it straight to short point

31.3

Wright to Watson, 2 runs, not the best of pull shots but he clears the infield and manages to place it well clear of any fielder

31.4

Wright to Watson, 2 runs, deftly bisects the smallish gap at point and third man runs across to mop up

31.5

Wright to Watson, no run, hangs his bat out and deftly angles it down to Strauss at short point

31.6

Wright to Watson, 1 run, hits the deck hard outside off and he slashes and the top edge flies towards third man

Australia 165/1   SR Watson 74* (99b 5x4 2x6)

32.1

Shah to Watson, FOUR, he punishes a long hop, Watson gets on his knee and clubs it over square leg, well clear of any fielder

32.2

Shah to Watson, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it to midwicket

32.4

Shah to Watson, FOUR, lots of power on that, flighted on middle and leg, Watson gets his weight behind it and pushes it firmly past midwicket, really tests the fielder in the deep

32.5

Shah to Watson, 1 run

Australia 176/1   SR Watson 84* (103b 7x4 2x6)

33.1

Wright to Watson, no run, chips it in the air but the ball falls in front of mid-on

33.2

Wright to Watson, no run, stays behind the line and punches it towards mid-off

33.3

Wright to Watson, 1 run, gets a bit of width outside off but chops it down to point

33.5

Wright to Watson, 1 run, tucks a low full toss to mid-on and Shah has a shy at the stumps, Watson was in a bit of trouble there

Australia 179/1   SR Watson 86* (107b 7x4 2x6)

34.4

Bresnan to Watson, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Watson bends his knee slightly and plays an exquisite drive to beat the arc between mid-off and cover

34.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, holds the length back outside off and he punches it wide of point

Australia 192/1   SR Watson 91* (109b 8x4 2x6)

35.4

Wright to Watson, 1 run, bends his knee and deftly angles it towards point who dives and palms it away

35.6

Wright to Watson, FOUR, wide deliveries will not help England's cause, Watson bends his knees, reaches out and cuts very firmly square of the wicket and beats point and third man comfortably

Australia 202/1   SR Watson 96* (111b 9x4 2x6)

36.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, hits the deck hard outside off and the bouncer hurries on to Watson who swings and misses

Australia 207/1   SR Watson 96* (112b 9x4 2x6)

37.2

Anderson to Watson, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

37.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, gets across his stumps and taps it back to the bowler

37.4

Anderson to Watson, SIX, gets to his hundred with a statement of intent, Anderson drops it a fraction short and Watson swivels and clubs a flat six over deep midwicket, he raises his arms as soon as the ball flies off the bat, emotional moment for the injury-prone Watson, well done Shane

37.5

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, short outside off and he runs it down to third man

Australia 215/1   SR Watson 103* (116b 9x4 3x6)

38.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, tucks it to the on side

38.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, goes for a booming pull and swishes at thin air

38.3

Bresnan to Watson, SIX, this time he connects and how! Short outside off and Watson clubs it with all his might and clears deep midwicket, the spectator at the grass embankment tries to catch it but the ball strikes his head, no wonder Watson looked so concerned for a few seconds

38.4

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, plays it to sweeper cove

38.6

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, not short enough to pull, he places it to square leg

Australia 224/1   SR Watson 111* (121b 9x4 4x6)

39.1

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

39.3

Anderson to Watson, no run, stays right behind the line and taps it to mid-on

39.4

Anderson to Watson, no run, gets behind the line again and defends

39.5

Anderson to Watson, no run, clips it towards short midwicket and tells his partner to stay back

39.6

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, short down the leg side and the batsman can't resist a hook, the ball balloons off the top edge and just clears Davies who leaps in vain

Australia 230/1   SR Watson 116* (126b 10x4 4x6)

40.3

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, he's making a living out of flat sixes today, friendly short delivery, he clubs it over deep square, no casualties in the crowd this time, thankfully

40.4

Collingwood to Watson, no run, cuts it straight to point

40.5

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, if you're somewhere behind deep square leg reading this, please take cover! Watson's just having a blast bashing them around, flat and quick off the bat, this man has tremendous bat speed, luckily the kids at the grass embankment were alert enough

40.6

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, this time he clears wide long-on, fuller in length, he gets on his knee and enjoys a free swing of the arms

Australia 253/1   SR Watson 134* (130b 10x4 7x6)

41.2

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, gets forward to a full delivery and pushes it down to mid-off

41.4

Anderson to Watson, 1 run, swivels and attempts a pull but he keeps it along the ground to fine leg

Australia 257/1   SR Watson 136* (132b 10x4 7x6)
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Oct 2, 2009

Andrew Strauss is frustrated, Australia v England, 1st semi-final, ICC Champions Trophy, Centurion, October 2, 2009

Andrew Strauss is frustrated

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Oct 2, 2009

Ricky Ponting celebrates his hundred, Australia v England, 1st semi-final, ICC Champions Trophy, Centurion, October 2, 2009

Ricky Ponting celebrates his hundred

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