ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

10.1

Watson to Collingwood, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off on the front foot for a single

10.2

Watson to Denly, 1 run, gets forward and taps it in front of cover for another easily taken single

10.3

Watson to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length on the off, jabs it towards point

10.4

Watson to Collingwood, no run, gave him the charge there, bowled it on a good length, pushed it respectfully towards mid-off

10.5

Watson to Collingwood, 1 run, getting it to leave the right hander just a hint, guided down to third man for a single

10.6

Watson to Denly, no run, beaten! Tempting line outside off, swings away as he is sucked into the drive, just escapes the outside edge

England 71/2   SR Watson 1-0-3-0

12.1

Watson to Denly, FOUR, fine leg is a little too square,straying on the pads, Denly got a faint tickle to it and raced down to the fence

12.2

Watson to Denly, 1 run, bowled at 138.8kmph, square drive through point and cover for a single into the deep

12.3

Watson to Morgan, no run, getting it to shape away a hint from the left hander, defended towards point with a slightly open face

12.4

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, gets a stride forward and runs it down to third man for a single

12.5

Watson to Denly, 1 run, tries to push it through cover but ends up getting a thick edge down to third man

12.6

Watson to Morgan, no run, beaten! Probing him outside off, Morgan prods at it, it comes back in a touch and deceives him with the extra bouncer, just escaped the outside edge

England 78/3   SR Watson 2-0-10-0

14.1

Watson to Denly, FOUR, straying on the pads, and yet again, just a faint tickle earns him a boundary, too square is the fine-leg fielder

14.2

Watson to Denly, 1 run, bowled on a good length on the off, taps it down to deep cover for a single

14.3

Watson to Morgan, no run, trying to get it to leave the left hander, shuffles a hint and knocks it down

14.4

Watson to Morgan, no run, short and wide, tries to chop it past point but it's too quick for him, makes no contact

14.5

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, Ponting misfields at short cover, driven to him on the bounce and he ends up palming it off to long-on

14.6

Watson to Denly, 1 run, nipping back in a hint, works it away wristily down to deep square leg for a single

England 86/3   SR Watson 3-0-17-0

16.1

Watson to Morgan, no run, back of a length outside off, chopped down towards cover

16.2

Watson to Morgan, no run, slower one bowled full, at 117 kmph, pushed to short cover

16.3

Watson to Morgan, no run, bowled quick, and on a good length outside off, Morgan was caught walking down to that one, tried to push it past cover, failed to get his bat to it and was beaten

16.4

Watson to Morgan, no run, bowled at 138kmph, in that channel outside off, fishes for it and gets beaten again

16.5

Watson to Morgan, no run, nips back in just a hint, drops it down in front of point

16.6

Watson to Morgan, no run, lands full outside off, moves across and defends it to cover

England 91/3   SR Watson 4-1-17-0

18.1

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, dropped by Hopes, a sitter, Morgan was clearly frustrated, bowled full outside off, tried to clear extra cover but he ended up slicing it towards deep point, plenty of time for Hopes to position himself, looked good to watch it through into his palms but spilled it in the end. Has turned 180 after that brilliant catch to dismiss Strauss

18.2

Watson to Davies, 1 run, cut away through point for a single

18.3

Watson to Morgan, no run, full and wide, pushed through to mid-off

18.4

Watson to Morgan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, goes for a cut, gets a thick edge down to third man for a single to bring up the 100

18.5

Watson to Davies, OUT, Davies sent back early on his debut, nipped back in this time, short of a good length outside off, tried to defend it off the back foot, it moved in off the pitch just a hint, took the inside edge and knocked back the off stump

SM Davies b Watson 5 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

18.6

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

England 100/5   SR Watson 5-1-20-1

20.1

Watson to Morgan, no run, lands on a good length on the off, defended down towards cover

20.2

Watson to Morgan, OUT, Morgan's gone! Short outside off, just a fraction outside the off stump, goes for the cut, gets a thin edge straight to the keeper, perhaps too close to play that shot but he was struggling to get the runs

EJG Morgan c †Paine b Watson 9 (44m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

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   SR Watson 6-1-24-2

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   SR Watson 7-1-28-2

45.1

Watson to Swann, 1 run, OUT, excellent work by the Australians, Swann reaches out and angles the ball down to third man, Swann wants the second, he's always struggling but fails to time his dive, the throw from Hauritz is flat and quick and Paine whips off the bails, Bowden doesn't need the replay

GP Swann run out 18 (23m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

45.2

Watson to Anderson, no run, stays back and taps it down to the off side

45.3

Watson to Anderson, no run, digs it short down the leg side and close to being called a wide

45.4

Watson to Anderson, 1 run, stays beside the line and chops it down to deep point

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   SR Watson 8-1-31-2

47.1

Watson to Anderson, no run, makes a bit of room and forces it to mid-on

47.2

Watson to Anderson, no run, tries to lash that square of the wicket through the off side but he misses it completely

47.3

Watson to Anderson, 1 wide, drags the length back and the batsman gets under that bouncer, close to being penalised

47.3

Watson to Anderson, 2 runs, well he hoicks him over midwicket this time but the timing isn't good enough to fetch a boundary

47.4

Watson to Anderson, 1 run, OUT, confusion galore! Seemed like a sports blooper, Anderson goes right back and across and nearly trods onto his stumps as he works it to midwicket, first run comfortably taken but there's confusion about the second, Anderson wants it, Onions doesn't, Onions has no option but to leave his crease but he turns back and it's too late as Paine collects the throw from Ferguson whips off the bails

G Onions run out 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England 257/10   SR Watson 8.4-1-35-2
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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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