ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

1.4

Onions to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length outside off, Ponting gets a stride forward and gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend

1.5

Onions to Ponting, no run, angling it in on middle, Ponting gets across and drives it down to midwicket

1.6

Onions to Ponting, no run, similar delivery to the one that got rid of Paine, full, driving length but no movement here, Ponting decides to leave it be

Australia 6/1   RT Ponting 0* (3b)

2.5

Anderson to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length on the off, gets forward, closes the face and taps it into the leg side

2.6

Anderson to Ponting, no run, got the leading edge, the late swing there and he almost made a mess of his attempt to drive that fullish delivery through midwicket, checked his shot at the last moment and it rolled down to extra cover

Australia 12/1   RT Ponting 0* (5b)

3.3

Onions to Ponting, no run, back of a length outside off, angling in just a hint, left alone

3.4

Onions to Ponting, no run, back of a length outside off, punched back to the bowler

3.5

Onions to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length outside off, gets forward and pushes it down the pitch

3.6

Onions to Ponting, FOUR, drove it uppishly but was struck really hard, overpitched outside off and Ponting couldn't stop himself from going after it, crashed it past a diving extra cover for a boundary

Australia 17/1   RT Ponting 4* (9b 1x4)

4.5

Anderson to Ponting, no run, a bit of extra bounce there, Ponting had come forward to defend but took his bottom-hand off and played it down onto the pitch

4.6

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, atrocious fielding, Morgan the culprit, bowled full outside off, pushed to short cover where Morgan needlessly hurls it at the keeper thinking he's 10 feet tall and meets the fine-leg boundary, well done

Australia 22/1   RT Ponting 8* (11b 2x4)

6.1

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, sweetly timed, short outside off, gets on the back foot and just punches it square, well wide of point, all the way to the ropes, raced away

6.2

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, terrible delivery, full on the pads, clipped away wide of short fine for four more

6.3

Anderson to Ponting, no run, straighter on middle, gets across to push it down the ground towards mid-on

6.4

Anderson to Ponting, no run, bowled on a good length on middle and leg, turned away to midwicket

6.5

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's in good touch and it shows from that flowing drive through cover, pitched up, it was there to hit but he picked the gap perfectly, placing it through cover and mid-off

6.6

Anderson to Ponting, no run, hurling it full on middle, driven down to mid-off

Australia 38/1   RT Ponting 20* (17b 5x4)

7.2

Onions to Ponting, no run, bowled full on middle, driven off the front foot down to mid-on

7.3

Onions to Ponting, no run, bowled full on middle, Ponting gets front and across and drives it down to mid-on

7.4

Onions to Ponting, 1 run, lands on a good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

Australia 40/1   RT Ponting 21* (20b 5x4)

8.1

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, the half-centurion starts poorly, dragged it short on middle, Ponting's not going to forgive those, rocks back and pulls it wide of short fine

8.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, short of a good length outside off, comes back in, defended to cover

8.3

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, another freebie, short and wide, Ponting gets into position and cuts it through point and cover for another four

8.4

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, short on middle, tucked away through midwicket for a single

8.6

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, bowled full on the off stump, pushed through to extra cover

Australia 58/1   RT Ponting 30* (25b 7x4)

9.4

Onions to Ponting, 2 runs, that short one took Ponting by surprise there, had shaped up for his favourite pull but it bounced more than he expected, checked his shot and played it down wide of fine leg for a couple of runs

9.5

Onions to Ponting, no run, short of a good length outside off, appears to hold its line, left alone to the keeper

9.6

Onions to Ponting, 2 runs, well timed, the offcutter bowled sightly short outside off, waited for it to nip in and just the opened the face to guide it wide of Collingwood at point for a couple more

Australia 63/1   RT Ponting 34* (28b 7x4)

10.3

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, appeal for caught-behind, short on the off, the bounce takes Ponting by surprise, goes for the pull, misses and it clips the shoulder on the way to the keeper, England went up but Bowden rightly turned them down

10.4

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, bowled on a good length outside off, pushed wide of cover point for a single

10.6

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, shortish on the off stump, gets forward and blocks it hard back to the bowler

Australia 66/1   RT Ponting 35* (31b 7x4)

12.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, cut down towards point who takes it on the bounce

12.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, appeal for lbw, angling in towards the right hander, nips back in from a good length and strikes him on the thighs as he comes forward, too high

12.3

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, turned away wide of midwicket for a single

12.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length on the off, punched down to deep point for one more

Australia 74/1   RT Ponting 37* (35b 7x4)

13.1

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, fullish on the off stump, gets front and across and defends it back to the bowler

13.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, short on the off, punched through to deep cover for a single

13.4

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, fullish on the off, driven down to long-on for a single

Australia 77/1   RT Ponting 39* (38b 7x4)

14.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, back of a length on the off, chops it down to point off the back foot

14.2

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on the off, drops it short of point and steals a quick single

Australia 78/1   RT Ponting 40* (40b 7x4)

15.3

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, fullish on the off, just pushes it wide of the bowler and midwicket for a single

15.5

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, driving length, just outside off, pushed through to short cover

15.6

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, back of a length on middle, pushes it back onto the pitch

Australia 82/1   RT Ponting 41* (43b 7x4)

16.2

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, angling in towards middle and off, pushed into the gap between the bowler and midwicket for a single

16.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on middle, whipped away into the deep on the leg side for one more

Australia 87/1   RT Ponting 43* (45b 7x4)

17.2

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, bowled full outside off, driven straight to mid-off

17.3

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length on middle, gets across and turns it to midwicket

17.4

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on the off, eased through to deep cover for a single

17.6

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, short on the off, cut down towards point off the back foot

Australia 91/1   RT Ponting 44* (49b 7x4)

18.4

Swann to Ponting, 1 run, short on middle, moves back and presses it away to deep square leg

18.6

Swann to Ponting, 1 run, tosses it up outside off, driven down to long-on for a single

Australia 95/1   RT Ponting 46* (51b 7x4)

19.1

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, shortish on the off, guided down to point off the front foot

19.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on middle, pulled down wide of fine leg for a single

19.6

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, punched wide of mid-off for a quick single

Australia 98/1   RT Ponting 48* (54b 7x4)

20.1

Swann to Ponting, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, taps it wide of point for a single

20.2

Swann to Ponting, 1 run

20.4

Swann to Ponting, no run, full outside off, gets across and works it down to midwicket

20.5

Swann to Ponting, 1 run, third half-century of the competition for Ponting, driven down the ground to long-on

Australia 101/1   RT Ponting 50* (58b 7x4)

21.1

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single

21.4

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length outside off, pushed down towards cover

21.5

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, pushed off the front foot through cover for a single

Australia 110/1   RT Ponting 52* (61b 7x4)

22.3

Swann to Ponting, 1 run, short outside off, cut down towards deep point for a single

22.6

Swann to Ponting, 1 run, straight on middle, tickles it in front of long leg for a single to keep the strike

Australia 115/1   RT Ponting 54* (63b 7x4)

23.1

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, bowled on a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

23.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, bowled on a good length on middle, glanced down to fine leg for a single

23.4

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, guided down to third man for a single

Australia 118/1   RT Ponting 56* (66b 7x4)

24.1

Anderson to Ponting, no run, angling in towards middle, comes across and works it down to midwicket

24.2

Anderson to Ponting, 2 runs, shot! Bowled full outside off, driven wide of an extra cover into the deep for a couple more

24.3

Anderson to Ponting, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and defends it onto the pitch

24.4

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, plugged down through the off side to deep point

Australia 121/1   RT Ponting 59* (70b 7x4)

25.1

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, sides down the leg side and he easily tickles it away

25.3

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers it to deep point

25.5

Collingwood to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting knew where the fielder was, friendly half volley, the slower delivery and Ponting lofts through the line and clears mid-off

25.6

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, gets behind the line and defends

Australia 129/1   RT Ponting 65* (74b 8x4)

26.3

Anderson to Ponting, no run, how close was that to the outside edge? Lovely delivery, just holds its line and beats Ponting who gets forward and shapes to play the off drive

26.4

Anderson to Ponting, no run, gets bat on ball this time and pushes him to cover

26.5

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, aims for the yorker length and Ponting gets across and pushes a low full toss through the line to long-on

Australia 131/1   RT Ponting 66* (77b 8x4)

27.4

Swann to Ponting, no run, quicker through the air and tucked to square leg

27.5

Swann to Ponting, 1 run, comes down the track and chips it in the air but the ball drops well short of Morgan at deep midwicket

Australia 134/1   RT Ponting 67* (79b 8x4)

28.1

Onions to Ponting, FOUR, and Ponting gets to 12,000 ODI runs in style! Onions drops it short of a length and Ponting swivels, nearly loses his balance and pulls to deep square leg

28.2

Onions to Ponting, no run, gets right across his stumps and shoulders arms

28.3

Onions to Ponting, no run, gets behind the line and defends

28.4

Onions to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives on the front foot and a misfield at short cover allows a single

Australia 145/1   RT Ponting 72* (83b 9x4)

29.1

Swann to Ponting, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and clipped to fine leg

29.4

Swann to Ponting, 2 runs, premeditated paddle and places it to fine leg

29.5

Swann to Ponting, no run, quick through the air and defended to cover

29.6

Swann to Ponting, 2 runs

Australia 151/1   RT Ponting 77* (87b 9x4)

30.5

Onions to Ponting, FOUR, easy does it, drops it short again, this time Ponting swivels, manages to maintain his balance and pulls behind square, just manages to beat fine leg who's square

30.6

Onions to Ponting, no run, gets forward and taps it to the off side

Australia 160/1   RT Ponting 81* (89b 10x4)

32.3

Shah to Ponting, 1 run

32.6

Shah to Ponting, no run, gets forward and defends

Australia 176/1   RT Ponting 82* (91b 10x4)

33.4

Wright to Ponting, 1 run, Wright drops the ball short on seeing the batsman advance, Ponting ends up lashing it over point

33.6

Wright to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and chops it down to cover

Australia 180/1   RT Ponting 84* (93b 10x4)

34.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, lands it on a good length on the off stump and firmly defended

34.2

Bresnan to Ponting, SIX, he wants to finish this quickly, hits a good length on middle and Ponting picks the length early and clubs a flat six over deep square leg

34.3

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and cuts to the off side

34.6

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward to a full delivery and drives wide of cover

Australia 193/1   RT Ponting 92* (97b 10x4 1x6)

35.1

Wright to Ponting, no run, full on middle and leg and pushes it to mid-on, a direct hit by Shah sends the stumps flying but the batsman's home

35.2

Wright to Ponting, 2 runs, slightly short and he pulls to deep midwicket, puts pressure on the fielder by going for the second run

35.3

Wright to Ponting, 1 run, yet another pull but more behind square on the on side

35.5

Wright to Ponting, 1 run, fullish in length outside off and driven towards cover

Australia 198/1   RT Ponting 96* (101b 10x4 1x6)

36.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, stays beside the line and chops it to the off side

36.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, walks across his stumps and chops it towards cover

36.3

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a crispy cover drive, gets his bat and body behind a half volley and pierces the gap between mid-off and cover with little effort

36.4

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, taps it back to Bresnan

36.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, fullish outside off and driven down to sweeper cover

Australia 207/1   RT Ponting 101* (106b 11x4 1x6)

37.1

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, full outside off and driven past point

37.6

Anderson to Ponting, no run

Australia 215/1   RT Ponting 102* (108b 11x4 1x6)

38.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, pushes it down to backward point

Australia 223/1   RT Ponting 103* (109b 11x4 1x6)

39.2

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, gets an inside edge but the ball trickles past the stumps

Australia 226/1   RT Ponting 104* (110b 11x4 1x6)

40.1

Collingwood to Ponting, FOUR, four less needed, friendly long hop from Collingwood and Ponting bends his knee slightly and exploits the yawning gap at deep square leg

40.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, full on the off stump and pushed to mid-off

Australia 235/1   RT Ponting 109* (112b 12x4 1x6)

41.1

Anderson to Ponting, 1 leg bye, slides on the pads and the ball trickles away to square leg

41.3

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, full on middle and leg and he works it down to long-on

41.5

Anderson to Ponting, 1 run, plays a checked drive down towards point and scampers a single, beats the throw at the bowler's end and Australia complete a nine-wicket rout

Australia 258/1   RT Ponting 111* (115b 12x4 1x6)
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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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