ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

0.1

Lee to Strauss, no run, short and side, Strauss chased it, went for the cut but ended mistiming it to point

0.2

Lee to Strauss, no run, pitched up this time, just on a good length outside off, appeared to hold its line, watches it through to the keeper

0.3

Lee to Strauss, no run, comes back in from a good length outside off, fends it away into the leg side

0.4

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide, goes for it and it pays off, cut away hard through point for a boundary

0.5

Lee to Strauss, 1 run, bowled full outside off, driven wide of mid-off and extra cover for a single

England 5/0   AJ Strauss 5* (5b 1x4)

1.1

Siddle to Strauss, no run, bowls it on a good length on middle, turns it into the leg side towards midwicket

1.2

Siddle to Strauss, no run, beaten! Took off after landing, short on middle and beat the outside edge as it moved away with some extra bounce as Strauss tried to withdraw, excellent carry to the keeper

1.3

Siddle to Strauss, SIX, that's gone all the way! Banged it in short, Strauss was late on the pull but it proved effective, got the top edge and cleared third man comfortably, six!

1.4

Siddle to Strauss, 3 runs, pitched it full this time, driven wide of Johnson at mid-off for three runs, good intent from Strauss here

1.6

Siddle to Strauss, OUT, brilliant catch by Hopes! Strauss had timed it well, it was bowled full on leg stump, he clipped it elegantly but uppishly, Hopes threw himself to his left at square leg and plucked it inches from the ground

AJ Strauss c Hopes b Siddle 14 (9m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

England 15/1   AJ Strauss 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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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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