ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Semi-Final: Australia v England at Centurion, Oct 2, 2009
ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
2 October 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
18.6

Watson to Wright, no run, shortish outside off, holds its line this time, left alone to the keeper

England 100/5   LJ Wright 0* (1b)
19.2

Siddle to Wright, no run, angling it in the pads, tries to drive it through midwicket, gets an inside edge onto his pads

19.3

Siddle to Wright, no run, bowled full on the off, driven through to mid-on

19.4

Siddle to Wright, no run, bowled full on middle, pushed back to the bowler on the bounce, driven hard but straight to the bowler

19.5

Siddle to Wright, no run, sharp and quick bouncer at 145.2 kmph, Wright ducks under it comfortably

19.6

Siddle to Wright, no run, pushed down gently towards mid-on

England 101/5   LJ Wright 0* (6b)
21.1

Siddle to Wright, 1 run, banged in short on middle, worked away to square leg for a single

21.3

Siddle to Wright, 1 run, short and wide, cut down to third man for a single

21.6

Siddle to Wright, no run, lands on a good length outside off, driven firmly but straight to cover

England 113/6   LJ Wright 2* (9b)
23.1

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, short outside off, turns back in, smacked down to deep cover

23.5

Hauritz to Wright, no run, shuffles well across, Hauritz slows it down, worked away to short fine

23.6

Hauritz to Wright, no run, flatter, turning in just a hint, pushed to short cover

England 119/6   LJ Wright 3* (12b)
24.3

Johnson to Wright, FOUR, full and wide, drives at it hard, there's a widish slip in place but the thick outside edge is well past him, four more to the score

24.4

Johnson to Wright, no run, back of a length on the off, pushed down to cover from the crease

24.5

Johnson to Wright, 1 run, full and wide again and Wright chases it, driving it hard towards sweeper cover for a single

England 125/6   LJ Wright 8* (15b 1x4)
25.1

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps to deep square leg

25.3

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, slower through the air, gets forward and knocks it to the on side

25.5

Hauritz to Wright, no run, slow through the air again and defended with soft hands

25.6

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, commits early to the sweep and places it cleanly to deep square leg

England 130/6   LJ Wright 11* (19b 1x4)
26.1

Johnson to Wright, 1 run, slower ball outside off and tapped to the off side

26.3

Johnson to Wright, no run, fired it on a full length on the off stump, he pushes it firmly back to Johnson who nearly back flicks it onto the stumps at the other end

26.4

Johnson to Wright, 1 run, dishes it out full and wide and he drives down to deep extra cover

26.6

Johnson to Wright, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it very firmly just wide of mid-off

England 135/6   LJ Wright 14* (23b 1x4)
27.1

Hauritz to Wright, no run, tosses it outside off and he opts to defend

27.2

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, goes for a forceful drive off a full delivery and he finds sweeper cover

27.6

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, gets on his knee very early, exposes all three stumps and sweeps to short fine leg

England 138/6   LJ Wright 16* (26b 1x4)
28.1

Johnson to Wright, 1 run, pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

28.4

Johnson to Wright, no run, comes round the wicket and Wright pushes it to mid-off

28.5

Johnson to Wright, no run, bends his knee and attempts a flashy square drive but he mistimes it and finds point

28.6

Johnson to Wright, no run, tries to slice it square of the wicket on the off side but he finds Hussey again at point

England 142/6   LJ Wright 17* (30b 1x4)
29.3

Lee to Wright, no run, gets a bit of late swing inwards and the batsman ends up punching it straight back to the bowler

29.4

Lee to Wright, 1 wide, hits the deck hard and Aleem Dar penalises him for that bouncer, that was quick

29.4

Lee to Wright, no run, hops at the crease and steers it just wide of point and takes off but his partner sends him back

29.5

Lee to Wright, 1 run, stays beside the line and plays a punched drive to Ferguson at square third man

England 145/6   LJ Wright 18* (33b 1x4)
30.1

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, slow through the air, he waits for it to turn before cutting to deep point

30.4

Hauritz to Wright, no run, quicker through the air, taps it to the off side and tells his partner to wait

30.5

Hauritz to Wright, no run, tries to swipe him across the line on bended knee and misses it completely

30.6

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, stays back and cuts to point

England 148/6   LJ Wright 20* (37b 1x4)
31.1

Lee to Wright, no run, cramps Wright for room but h responds with a solid defensive shot

31.2

Lee to Wright, 1 run, bangs in in short of a length and swings it in, he shuffles and clips it to fine leg

31.4

Lee to Wright, no run, bends down and gets out of the way of a quick bouncer, Aleem Dar doesn't signal anything

31.5

Lee to Wright, no run, aims for the yorker and Wright edges the ball onto his boot

31.6

Lee to Wright, no run, fires it in on middle and leg and he mistimes the drive to cover

England 150/6   LJ Wright 21* (42b 1x4)
32.3

Hauritz to Wright, no run, slow through the air and defended with a dead bat

32.4

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, makes room, waits for the turn and cuts to the off side

32.6

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, full outside off and squired towards cover

England 154/6   LJ Wright 23* (45b 1x4)
33.1

Hopes to Wright, no run, stays back and clips him to the on side

33.2

Hopes to Wright, no run, he hammers this to Hussey at point who fumbles a bit

33.3

Hopes to Wright, 1 run, clips him to deep square leg and thinks of the second run

33.5

Hopes to Wright, 2 runs, been a while since the ball was lofted, he clears midwicket and the ball lands in the middle of nowhere

33.6

Hopes to Wright, no run, stays back and punches him to the off side

England 158/6   LJ Wright 26* (50b 1x4)
34.2

Hauritz to Wright, SIX, clean hit, tossed up on the off stump, he gets on his knee and slog sweeps him high and far over deep midwicket

34.3

Hauritz to Wright, 1 run, makes room and cuts him to the off side

34.5

Hauritz to Wright, no run

34.6

Hauritz to Wright, SIX, into the second tier! Can we have the ball back please, gentlemen? Tossed up outside off and Wright plays the shot in his mind before getting on his knee and slog sweeping him over deep square leg

England 173/6   LJ Wright 39* (54b 1x4 2x6)
35.4

Hopes to Wright, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends back to the bowler

35.5

Hopes to Wright, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side for a single

England 175/6   LJ Wright 40* (56b 1x4 2x6)
36.1

Johnson to Wright, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to point

36.2

Johnson to Wright, 1 wide, the slower ball and he bangs it in short, ducks under the bouncer and wide called

36.2

Johnson to Wright, no run, gets beside the line and chops it down to backward point

36.3

Johnson to Wright, no run, gets a generous full toss outside off which he fails to put away because Ponting does really well to get a hand to it at short cover

36.4

Johnson to Wright, 1 run, shuffles and clips him down to midwicket

England 177/6   LJ Wright 41* (60b 1x4 2x6)
37.3

Hopes to Wright, FOUR, looking more and more dangerous, pitched up outside off and the batsman gets forward and scoops it well over mid-off's reach

37.4

Hopes to Wright, no run, gets across and chops it down to the off side

37.5

Hopes to Wright, no run, mistimes the cut and the ball rolls to the off side

37.6

Hopes to Wright, 1 run, grants him width outside off and he places it towards deep point

England 190/6   LJ Wright 46* (64b 2x4 2x6)
38.1

Johnson to Wright, 1 run, full outside off and driven on the front foot to sweeper cover

England 191/6   LJ Wright 47* (65b 2x4 2x6)
39.3

Siddle to Wright, no run, punches him hard but finds short cover

39.4

Siddle to Wright, 1 wide, hits the deck really hard and he gets under that bouncer

39.4

Siddle to Wright, 1 run, mid-on is pushed back and Wright takes the aerial route and scoops it towards that fielder

39.6

Siddle to Wright, OUT, Paine pouches his fifth victim, soft dismissal in the end, he chases a full and wide delivery and gets a thick outside edge to Paine, Wright should be happy with his efforts for getting England this far

LJ Wright c †Paine b Siddle 48 (86m 68b 2x4 2x6) SR: 70.58

England 208/7   LJ Wright 48 (68b 2x4 2x6)
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