ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

9.1

Johnson to Denly, 1 wide, ...and starts with a wide, down the leg side, concedes a free run

9.1

Johnson to Denly, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed to short cover

9.2

Johnson to Denly, 5 runs, run out chance missed, poor judgment by Denly, pushed to the right of Johnson, he just had to move a few steps, collect and take aim, he had plenty of time to do so but missed, and conceded overthrows the process, five runs in all, the single was never on

9.3

Johnson to Collingwood, FOUR, tremendous pull, back of a length on middle, moved across and dismissed it hard through square leg for a boundary

9.4

Johnson to Collingwood, FOUR, short and wide, bread and butter for Collingwood who cuts it disdainfully through point and cover, Johnson taking time to settle in here

9.5

Johnson to Collingwood, no run

9.6

Johnson to Collingwood, 1 run, he's making it look really easy here, short on middle, moves across,. swivels and pulls it down to fine leg for a single

England 68/2   MG Johnson 1-0-15-0

11.1

Johnson to Collingwood, no run, angles it away from the right hander, short on the off, Collingwood taps it towards point

11.2

Johnson to Collingwood, OUT, got him, well taken by Paine! Collingwood was tempted to pull that , short on middle, shuffled and tried to pull it through square leg, the extra bounce did the trick there for Johnson and so did the pace, a thin touch to the glove and Paine snapped it one-handed timing his leap to perfection

PD Collingwood c †Paine b Johnson 34 (41m 30b 5x4 1x6) SR: 113.33

11.3

Johnson to Morgan, no run, bowled fullish on the off, defended confidently down to cover

11.4

Johnson to Morgan, no run, back of a length on the off, moves across and taps it to cover

11.5

Johnson to Morgan, no run, fishing for it outside off, holds its line and he makes no contact

11.6

Johnson to Morgan, no run, short outside off, bowled at 142 kmph, leaves it be

England 71/3   MG Johnson 2-1-15-1

13.1

Johnson to Denly, no run, bowled at 139.3 kmph, short on middle, punched back to the bowler

13.2

Johnson to Denly, no run, slowed it down, bowled it at 124.2 kmph, pushed off the back foot to cover

13.3

Johnson to Denly, no run, bowled full on the off, driven down sweetly but straight to mid-off

13.4

Johnson to Denly, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, at 125.3 kmph, cut down to point

13.5

Johnson to Denly, no run, a snorter that, bowled at 141 but appeared to come on to him a lot quicker than that, reacted a little late to that bouncer but all ok in the end

13.6

Johnson to Denly, 1 run, short outside off, the legcutter to the right hander, runs it down to third man to keep the strike

England 79/3   MG Johnson 3-1-16-1

15.1

Johnson to Denly, no run, fullish on the off, pushed through the line to extra cover

15.2

Johnson to Denly, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, tucked down towards that squarish fine leg for a single

15.3

Johnson to Morgan, no run, cut uppishly but just short of Hussey at point, short and wide and he struggled to keep it down

15.4

Johnson to Morgan, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, pushed down to cover

15.5

Johnson to Denly, 1 wide

15.5

Johnson to Denly, 1 run, back of a length outside off, chopped down through cover for a single

15.6

Johnson to Morgan, 1 run, lands on a good length outside off, walks across and threads that into the deep on the off side for a single

England 91/3   MG Johnson 4-1-21-1

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

24.3

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

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   MG Johnson 5-1-27-1

26.1

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

26.2

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

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

26.5

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

26.6

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

England 135/6   MG Johnson 6-1-32-1

28.1

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

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

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   MG Johnson 7-1-36-1

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

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   MG Johnson 8-1-43-1

38.1

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

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   MG Johnson 9-1-53-1

40.1

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

40.2

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

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

40.5

Johnson to Swann, 1 run, he's lucky to still be there, he chases a full and wide delivery and ends up scooping it towards third man, the ball just drops short of the fielder

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   MG Johnson 10-1-61-1
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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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