ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

8.1

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, the half-centurion starts poorly, dragged it short on middle, Ponting's not going to forgive those, rocks back and pulls it wide of short fine

8.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, short of a good length outside off, comes back in, defended to cover

8.3

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, another freebie, short and wide, Ponting gets into position and cuts it through point and cover for another four

8.4

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, short on middle, tucked away through midwicket for a single

8.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, played it nicely, some extra bounce for Bresnan, Watson got on top of it and dabbed it down to third man

8.6

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, bowled full on the off stump, pushed through to extra cover

Australia 58/1   TT Bresnan 1-0-10-0

10.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run

10.2

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, shortish on the off, pulled down wide of midwicket for a single

10.3

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, appeal for caught-behind, short on the off, the bounce takes Ponting by surprise, goes for the pull, misses and it clips the shoulder on the way to the keeper, England went up but Bowden rightly turned them down

10.4

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, bowled on a good length outside off, pushed wide of cover point for a single

10.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, back of a length outside off, run down to third man

10.6

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, shortish on the off stump, gets forward and blocks it hard back to the bowler

Australia 66/1   TT Bresnan 2-0-13-0

12.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, cut down towards point who takes it on the bounce

12.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, appeal for lbw, angling in towards the right hander, nips back in from a good length and strikes him on the thighs as he comes forward, too high

12.3

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, turned away wide of midwicket for a single

12.4

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, back of a length on the off, gets a thick inside edge as he tries to defend on the off side, steals a single

12.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length on the off, punched down to deep point for one more

12.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, hitting the pitch hard, bowled at 137.1 kmph, defended down to short cover

Australia 74/1   TT Bresnan 3-0-16-0

14.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, back of a length on the off, chops it down to point off the back foot

14.2

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on the off, drops it short of point and steals a quick single

14.3

Bresnan to Watson, no run, nipping in towards off stump, defends it rock solid back to the bowler

14.4

Bresnan to Watson, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended down to midwicket

14.5

Bresnan to Watson, no run, a bit of hesitation out there in the middle, punched to cover, Ponting was interested in a single and ran halfway down the pitch but Watson sent him back in time

14.6

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, shortish on middle, pulled down wide of Denly at deep midwicket for a single

Australia 79/1   TT Bresnan 4-0-18-0

16.1

Bresnan to Watson, 1 wide, bouncer, called a wide, too high and Davies did a good job snapping it

16.1

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

16.2

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, angling in towards middle and off, pushed into the gap between the bowler and midwicket for a single

16.3

Bresnan to Watson, no run, back of a length on middle, worked away to midwicket

16.4

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, slower one this time, bowled at 119.1 kmph, turned away wide of midwicket for a single

16.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on middle, whipped away into the deep on the leg side for one more

16.6

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, came back in, it was the offcutter, tried to run it down to third man, was struck high on the pads, they steal a single behind point

Australia 88/1   TT Bresnan 5-0-24-0

34.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, lands it on a good length on the off stump and firmly defended

34.2

Bresnan to Ponting, SIX, he wants to finish this quickly, hits a good length on middle and Ponting picks the length early and clubs a flat six over deep square leg

34.3

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and cuts to the off side

34.4

Bresnan to Watson, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Watson bends his knee slightly and plays an exquisite drive to beat the arc between mid-off and cover

34.5

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, holds the length back outside off and he punches it wide of point

34.6

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward to a full delivery and drives wide of cover

Australia 193/1   TT Bresnan 6-0-37-0

36.1

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, stays beside the line and chops it to the off side

36.2

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, walks across his stumps and chops it towards cover

36.3

Bresnan to Ponting, FOUR, gets to his hundred with a crispy cover drive, gets his bat and body behind a half volley and pierces the gap between mid-off and cover with little effort

36.4

Bresnan to Ponting, no run, taps it back to Bresnan

36.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, fullish outside off and driven down to sweeper cover

36.6

Bresnan to Watson, no run, hits the deck hard outside off and the bouncer hurries on to Watson who swings and misses

Australia 207/1   TT Bresnan 7-0-42-0

38.1

Bresnan to Watson, no run, tucks it to the on side

38.2

Bresnan to Watson, no run, goes for a booming pull and swishes at thin air

38.3

Bresnan to Watson, SIX, this time he connects and how! Short outside off and Watson clubs it with all his might and clears deep midwicket, the spectator at the grass embankment tries to catch it but the ball strikes his head, no wonder Watson looked so concerned for a few seconds

38.4

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, plays it to sweeper cove

38.5

Bresnan to Ponting, 1 run, pushes it down to backward point

38.6

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, not short enough to pull, he places it to square leg

Australia 224/1   TT Bresnan 8-0-51-0
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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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