ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

1.1

Onions to Watson, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turned away through square leg for a single

1.2

Onions to Paine, FOUR, back of a length outside off, he gets into position early, rocking back and smashing it through midwicket for a boundary

1.3

Onions to Paine, OUT, got him! Sweet revenge for Onions, who lands this on a tempting length just outside off, sucks Paine into the drive who plays loosely at it, gets a thin edge straight through to Davies

TD Paine c †Davies b Onions 4 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

1.4

Onions to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length outside off, Ponting gets a stride forward and gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend

1.5

Onions to Ponting, no run, angling it in on middle, Ponting gets across and drives it down to midwicket

1.6

Onions to Ponting, no run, similar delivery to the one that got rid of Paine, full, driving length but no movement here, Ponting decides to leave it be

Australia 6/1   G Onions 1-0-5-1

3.1

Onions to Watson, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, pushed through to cover

3.2

Onions to Watson, 1 run, short and wide, cut down to third man for a single

3.3

Onions to Ponting, no run, back of a length outside off, angling in just a hint, left alone

3.4

Onions to Ponting, no run, back of a length outside off, punched back to the bowler

3.5

Onions to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length outside off, gets forward and pushes it down the pitch

3.6

Onions to Ponting, FOUR, drove it uppishly but was struck really hard, overpitched outside off and Ponting couldn't stop himself from going after it, crashed it past a diving extra cover for a boundary

Australia 17/1   G Onions 2-0-10-1

5.1

Onions to Watson, no run, full on the off stump, driven through the line to the bowler

5.2

Onions to Watson, no run, lands on a good length on the off, pushed down to mid-on off the front foot

5.3

Onions to Watson, no run, bowled on a length outside off at 139 kmph, pushed through to cover

5.4

Onions to Watson, no run, bowled full on the off, driven hard into the ground back to the bowler

5.5

Onions to Watson, FOUR, misfield, Bresnan the man to blame this time, full on the off, driven with a full face past the outstretched hands of the bowler and Bresnan dived over it and didn't get any part of his body onto it for all that effort

5.6

Onions to Watson, no run, beaten there, got some bounce and movement away from the right hander to beat the outside edge as he tried to run it down

Australia 26/1   G Onions 3-0-14-1

7.1

Onions to Watson, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off stump, turned into the leg side wide of midwicket for a single

7.2

Onions to Ponting, no run, bowled full on middle, driven off the front foot down to mid-on

7.3

Onions to Ponting, no run, bowled full on middle, Ponting gets front and across and drives it down to mid-on

7.4

Onions to Ponting, 1 run, lands on a good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

7.5

Onions to Watson, FOUR, driven hard past the bowler, pitched up on middle and off by Onions and he presents the full face, that demanded more effort from Onions on his follow-through there, didn't try hard to stop that

7.6

Onions to Watson, 1 wide, banged in short on middle, ducks under it comfortably, it's too high and Aleem Dar's called it a wide

7.6

Onions to Watson, 1 wide, another one, gifting away runs here, short ball banged in down the leg side

7.6

Onions to Watson, 2 runs, slower one bowled short on leg stump, wrong line again, moves across and whips it fine, wide of the fielder in the deep, for a couple of runs

Australia 48/1   G Onions 4-0-24-1

9.1

Onions to Watson, no run, short ball again, Watson fails to make use of it, mistimes a pull to midwicket

9.2

Onions to Watson, no run, bouncer this time, Watson went for the hook but that came on to him quickly and he missed, trying for a Collingwood-like dismissal there

9.3

Onions to Watson, 1 leg bye, banged in short outside off, at 136.2 kmph, struck hard on the shoulders as he went for the pull, deflected wide of point for a single

9.4

Onions to Ponting, 2 runs, that short one took Ponting by surprise there, had shaped up for his favourite pull but it bounced more than he expected, checked his shot and played it down wide of fine leg for a couple of runs

9.5

Onions to Ponting, no run, short of a good length outside off, appears to hold its line, left alone to the keeper

9.6

Onions to Ponting, 2 runs, well timed, the offcutter bowled sightly short outside off, waited for it to nip in and just the opened the face to guide it wide of Collingwood at point for a couple more

Australia 63/1   G Onions 5-0-28-1

11.1

Onions to Watson, no run, short of a good length outside off, tapped down to point from the crease

11.2

Onions to Watson, no run, another bouncer, trying to ruffle them up with short ones here, Watson ducks under it easily

11.3

Onions to Watson, no run, back of a length on the off, worked away towards midwicket

11.4

Onions to Watson, FOUR, banged in short, too may of them here, Watson latches onto it and pulls it wide of short fine and deep square leg for a boundary

11.5

Onions to Watson, 1 wide, bouncer again, too high in this case, Watson thought of the pull but he couldn't reach it

11.5

Onions to Watson, no run, fuller, just on a good length outside off, defended solidly to cover

11.6

Onions to Watson, no run, slightly short on the off and nipping in, the offcutter, defended straight back to the bowler

Australia 71/1   G Onions 6-0-33-1

28.1

Onions to Ponting, FOUR, and Ponting gets to 12,000 ODI runs in style! Onions drops it short of a length and Ponting swivels, nearly loses his balance and pulls to deep square leg

28.2

Onions to Ponting, no run, gets right across his stumps and shoulders arms

28.3

Onions to Ponting, no run, gets behind the line and defends

28.4

Onions to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives on the front foot and a misfield at short cover allows a single

28.5

Onions to Watson, no run, digs it in short and wide outside off and Watson shapes to play at it but changes and mind and watches it through to the keeper maybe expecting a wide

28.6

Onions to Watson, no run, gets across and punches it down to mid-on

Australia 145/1   G Onions 7-0-38-1

30.1

Onions to Watson, no run

30.2

Onions to Watson, FOUR, drops it fractionally short on the off stump and it's not the ideal length to keep Watson quiet, he seizes on it quickly and clubs it over midwicket

30.3

Onions to Watson, no run, gets beside the line and taps it to point

30.4

Onions to Watson, 1 run, runs it down to third man, these two have added 150

30.5

Onions to Ponting, FOUR, easy does it, drops it short again, this time Ponting swivels, manages to maintain his balance and pulls behind square, just manages to beat fine leg who's square

30.6

Onions to Ponting, no run, gets forward and taps it to the off side

Australia 160/1   G Onions 8-0-47-1
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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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