ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

20.3

Watson to Bresnan, no run

20.4

Watson to Bresnan, no run, bowled fullish on the off, presents the full face and plays it back to the bowler

20.5

Watson to Bresnan, no run, short of a good length on the off, dropped off the back foot to cover

20.6

Watson to Bresnan, FOUR, attacking shot, bowled short outside off rocked back and pulled it hard over midwicket for a pressure-relieving boundary

England 105/6   TT Bresnan 4* (4b 1x4)

21.2

Siddle to Bresnan, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, punched wide of cover and scampers through for a quick single

21.4

Siddle to Bresnan, FOUR, lovely shot, full and wide, in the lot and he drove it handsomely through the line wide of the bowler and mid-off for a boundary

21.5

Siddle to Bresnan, 1 run, shortish outside off, tries to punch it away from his body, gets a thick inside edge wide of square leg for a single

England 113/6   TT Bresnan 10* (7b 2x4)

22.1

Watson to Bresnan, no run, came back in just a hint, pushed off the back foot towards short cover

22.2

Watson to Bresnan, FOUR, came back in again and Bresnan's really lucky this time, just pushing at it off the crease, gets an inside edge down to the fine-leg boundary

22.3

Watson to Bresnan, no run, back of a length on the off, pushed into the off side

22.4

Watson to Bresnan, no run, the slower legcutter bowled at 114.5 kmph, tapped towards midwicket, Wright was interested in the single but Bresnan sent him back at the right time

22.5

Watson to Bresnan, no run, a hint of seam movement away from the batsman, in the channel outside off, left alone

22.6

Watson to Bresnan, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocked down to short cover

England 117/6   TT Bresnan 14* (13b 3x4)

23.2

Hauritz to Bresnan, no run, tossed it up just a fraction outside off, defended into the leg side

23.3

Hauritz to Bresnan, no run, pushed it fuller outside off, held its line, left alone

23.4

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, threw it up on middle, worked away through to deep square leg

England 119/6   TT Bresnan 15* (16b 3x4)

24.1

Johnson to Bresnan, no run, swinging away there, bowled at 136.9 kmph, pitched it on a good length outside off, left alone

24.2

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, short outside off, chops it down to third man for a single

24.6

Johnson to Bresnan, no run, full on the off stump, pitched up, pushed down to mid-off for a single

England 125/6   TT Bresnan 16* (19b 3x4)

25.2

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and driven down the ground to long-on

25.4

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, shuffles and trickles it down to square leg

England 129/6   TT Bresnan 18* (21b 3x4)

26.2

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, short of a length and clipped down to deep square leg

26.5

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, just dropped short! Bresnan wasn't in full control of the pull but he hits it quite flat and Hopes at deep square runs forward and takes it on the bounce

England 134/6   TT Bresnan 20* (23b 3x4)

27.3

Hauritz to Bresnan, no run, full outside off and driven to extra cover

27.4

Hauritz to Bresnan, no run, tossed up outside off and defended on the front foot

27.5

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, goes right across his stumps and clips it to deep square leg

England 137/6   TT Bresnan 21* (26b 3x4)

28.2

Johnson to Bresnan, 2 runs, lunges well forward to drive and the ball balloons off the top edge and rolls to third man

28.3

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, turns his wrists and clips him just wide of mid-on and has to scamper for that single, throw misses the stumps

England 142/6   TT Bresnan 24* (28b 3x4)

29.1

Lee to Bresnan, no run, on target straightaway on the off stump, Bresnan gets a half stride forward and defends

29.2

Lee to Bresnan, 1 run, fired in on a good length outside off and he's driven down to deep cover

29.6

Lee to Bresnan, no run, nips back in off the seam and the batsman stays at the crease and nearly edges it onto the stumps

England 145/6   TT Bresnan 25* (31b 3x4)

30.2

Hauritz to Bresnan, no run, comes forward early and defends to the off side

30.3

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, stays at the crease and times the punch very well to beat Hauritz who dives to his right

England 147/6   TT Bresnan 26* (33b 3x4)

31.3

Lee to Bresnan, 1 run, stays at the crease and clips him with the movement to deep square leg

England 150/6   TT Bresnan 27* (34b 3x4)

32.1

Hauritz to Bresnan, no run, full outside off an driven to sweeper cover

32.2

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, full outside off and driven to the off side and thats the 50 stand

32.5

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, quicker through the air and whipped to midwicket

England 153/6   TT Bresnan 29* (37b 3x4)

33.4

Hopes to Bresnan, 1 run, shuffles and clips him down to fine leg

England 156/6   TT Bresnan 30* (38b 3x4)

34.1

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, full outside off and driven to cover

34.4

Hauritz to Bresnan, 1 run, pushed to the off side

England 167/6   TT Bresnan 32* (40b 3x4)

35.1

Hopes to Bresnan, no run

35.2

Hopes to Bresnan, no run, kicks up a bit and he taps it to point

35.3

Hopes to Bresnan, 1 run, kicks up outside off and he punches him down to third man

35.6

Hopes to Bresnan, no run, gets a half stride forward and chops it down to point

England 175/6   TT Bresnan 33* (44b 3x4)

36.5

Johnson to Bresnan, FOUR, just a tad risky but Bresnan won't mind, he gets forward and chips it in the air dangerously towards Ponting's right at short cover, he dives in vain and the ball beats the fielder giving the chase

36.6

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, clipped to the on side for a single

England 182/6   TT Bresnan 38* (46b 4x4)

37.1

Hopes to Bresnan, 2 runs, down the leg side and he gets a faint tickle and fine leg runs across and mops up

37.2

Hopes to Bresnan, 1 run

England 185/6   TT Bresnan 41* (48b 4x4)

38.2

Johnson to Bresnan, FOUR, very smartly played indeed, Johnson hits the deck hard and takes the pace off the ball, Bresnan gets beside the line and effortlessly punches it wide of backward and bisects two fielders in the deep

38.3

Johnson to Bresnan, no run, goes for a wild swish off a short ball and misses it completely

38.4

Johnson to Bresnan, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he decides not to offer a shot

38.5

Johnson to Bresnan, FOUR, Australia losing the plot a bit here, Johnson digs it in short down the leg side and he gets a faint trickle down to fine leg

38.6

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, taps it to the off side and Bresnan brings up his fifty! Very valuable indeed

England 200/6   TT Bresnan 50* (53b 6x4)

39.1

Siddle to Bresnan, FOUR, Terrible delivery, short down the leg side and Bresnan swivels and pulls him easily to fine leg, the fielder was too square

39.2

Siddle to Bresnan, 1 run, full on middle and leg and clipped to deep square leg

39.5

Siddle to Bresnan, 1 run, chips it in the air again down to mid-on

England 208/6   TT Bresnan 56* (56b 7x4)

40.1

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, hits a good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

40.3

Johnson to Bresnan, no run, stays at the crease and punches it to mid-off

40.4

Johnson to Bresnan, 1 run, goes for a booming cover drive and chops it onto his boot off the inside edge

40.6

Johnson to Bresnan, FOUR, cheeky and innovative indeed, Johnson bangs it in short, Bresnan sways backwards and plays a cheeky upper cut directly over first slip, the fine leg fielder dives in vain

England 216/7   TT Bresnan 62* (60b 8x4)

41.5

Siddle to Bresnan, no run, gets forward and punches it to mid-off

41.6

Siddle to Bresnan, 1 run, angles it on middle and leg and he clips it down to mid-on

England 222/7   TT Bresnan 63* (62b 8x4)

42.1

Lee to Bresnan, 1 run, hits a good length outside off and he steers it wide of backward point

42.4

Lee to Bresnan, FOUR, Paine makes a valiant attempt at a sixth catch! The batsman chases a wide delivery and the thick outside edge just beats Paine's dive to his right

42.5

Lee to Bresnan, FOUR, action replay and still no slip! This is angled a lot further across the right-hander and Bresnan chases it, Paine dives to his right and well only first slip would have taken that

42.6

Lee to Bresnan, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

England 234/7   TT Bresnan 72* (66b 10x4)

43.2

Siddle to Bresnan, 1 run, bangs it in short and he miscues the pull a bit but fortunately for Bresnan the ball drops short of deep square leg

England 236/7   TT Bresnan 73* (67b 10x4)

44.2

Lee to Bresnan, no run, firm punch but straight to Hussey at point

44.3

Lee to Bresnan, no run, stays beside the line and Hussey is kept busy again at point

44.4

Lee to Bresnan, no run, the frustration gets to Bresnan who makes room to crash that past point but he's beaten for pace

44.5

Lee to Bresnan, 2 runs, shuffles across his stumps and whips it down to wide long-on and pushes hard for the second run

44.6

Lee to Bresnan, no run, drags the length back a bit and once again Bresnan tries to wham it past the off side but he ends up swishing at thin air

England 244/7   TT Bresnan 75* (72b 10x4)

45.5

Watson to Bresnan, no run, gets right across his stumps and mows a low full toss straight to mid-on

45.6

Watson to Bresnan, 1 run, fires it on the blockhole and he makes room to wwhack it anywhere but the ball takes the edge and rolls to the on side

England 247/8   TT Bresnan 76* (74b 10x4)

46.1

Lee to Bresnan, FOUR, that brings the 250, Bresnan backs away and whacks a back of a length delivery over mid-on, clears the fielder comfortably, more of a flat-batted swat

46.2

Lee to Bresnan, OUT, timber! Bresnan backs away to crash that over the on side but Lee fires in a yorker and flattens the middle stump, that ends Bresnan's resistance, will it be a match-winning knock? Let's wait and see

TT Bresnan b Lee 80 (109m 76b 11x4 0x6) SR: 105.26

England 251/9   TT Bresnan 80 (76b 11x4)
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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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