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

0.6

Lee to Denly, no run, bowled on a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and pushes it down towards midwicket

England 5/0   B Lee 1-0-5-0

2.1

Lee to Denly, no run, short of a good length on leg stump, pushed into the leg side towards midwicket

2.2

Lee to Denly, 1 run, back of a length on middle, turned away into the leg side wide of square leg for a single

2.3

Lee to Shah, no run, short of a good length outside off, moved away a hint, he played at it, got a thick outside edge but it landed short of second slip

2.4

Lee to Shah, OUT, gone! Short on leg stump, Shah walks across to tickle it fine, gets a faint touch and it goes through to Paine, two down are England and they've been hit early, Paine took a good catch diving well to his left

OA Shah c †Paine b Lee 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.5

Lee to Collingwood, no run, back of a length on the off, taps it back down onto the pitch

2.6

Lee to Collingwood, no run, back of a length on the off, tries to turn it to midwicket, gets an inside edge onto his thighs

England 16/2   B Lee 2-0-6-1

4.1

Lee to Collingwood, 2 runs, bowled short outside off, Collingwood senses a chance and pulls it through midwicket for two runs

4.2

Lee to Collingwood, FOUR, poor length, short and wide, bisects the gap between cover and point, just smacks it off the back foot and earns a boundary

4.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

4.4

Lee to Collingwood, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, freehit coming, back of a length outside off, guided down to third man for a single

4.4

Lee to Denly, FOUR, bowled full outside off, moves away and rams it down the ground through mid-on for a boundary

4.5

Lee to Denly, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, moves forward, covers it well and defends it solidly to cover

4.6

Lee to Denly, no run, fullish, he's rock solid in defense as he plays it away into the off side

England 32/2   B Lee 3-0-18-1

6.1

Lee to Collingwood, no run, bowled on a good length on middle, shuffles across and works it to midwicket

6.2

Lee to Collingwood, no run, tight line outside off, gets towards it and presses it towards cover

6.3

Lee to Collingwood, no run, sharp fielding by Ponting, gets forward and defends it to extra cover and and the Australian captain records a direct hit at the striker's end but Collingwood isn't risking a single, not to Ponting

6.4

Lee to Collingwood, no run, bowled at 148 kmph just marginally outside off, gets across and pushes it back to the bowler

6.5

Lee to Collingwood, 1 run, full outside off, pushed firmly just wide of Ponting, maybe he got a finger to it, went wide of mid-off for a single

6.6

Lee to Denly, 1 run, angling it in towards off, drives it gently to a slightly deepish mid-off for a single

England 35/2   B Lee 4-0-20-1

29.1

Lee to Bresnan, no run, on target straightaway on the off stump, Bresnan gets a half stride forward and defends

29.2

Lee to Bresnan, 1 run, fired in on a good length outside off and he's driven down to deep cover

29.3

Lee to Wright, no run, gets a bit of late swing inwards and the batsman ends up punching it straight back to the bowler

29.4

Lee to Wright, 1 wide, hits the deck hard and Aleem Dar penalises him for that bouncer, that was quick

29.4

Lee to Wright, no run, hops at the crease and steers it just wide of point and takes off but his partner sends him back

29.5

Lee to Wright, 1 run, stays beside the line and plays a punched drive to Ferguson at square third man

29.6

Lee to Bresnan, no run, nips back in off the seam and the batsman stays at the crease and nearly edges it onto the stumps

England 145/6   B Lee 5-0-23-1

31.1

Lee to Wright, no run, cramps Wright for room but h responds with a solid defensive shot

31.2

Lee to Wright, 1 run, bangs in in short of a length and swings it in, he shuffles and clips it to fine leg

31.3

Lee to Bresnan, 1 run, stays at the crease and clips him with the movement to deep square leg

31.4

Lee to Wright, no run, bends down and gets out of the way of a quick bouncer, Aleem Dar doesn't signal anything

31.5

Lee to Wright, no run, aims for the yorker and Wright edges the ball onto his boot

31.6

Lee to Wright, no run, fires it in on middle and leg and he mistimes the drive to cover

England 150/6   B Lee 6-0-25-1

42.1

Lee to Bresnan, 1 run, hits a good length outside off and he steers it wide of backward point

42.2

Lee to Swann, no run, don't ask me how that missed the nick and the top of the off stump, kicks up off a good length and Swann plays all around it

42.3

Lee to Swann, 3 runs, he gets forward, checks his drive and ends up spooning it right between mid-off and cover

42.4

Lee to Bresnan, FOUR, Paine makes a valiant attempt at a sixth catch! The batsman chases a wide delivery and the thick outside edge just beats Paine's dive to his right

42.5

Lee to Bresnan, FOUR, action replay and still no slip! This is angled a lot further across the right-hander and Bresnan chases it, Paine dives to his right and well only first slip would have taken that

42.6

Lee to Bresnan, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

England 234/7   B Lee 7-0-37-1

44.1

Lee to Swann, 1 run, fired in full outside off and jams it out to mid-off

44.2

Lee to Bresnan, no run, firm punch but straight to Hussey at point

44.3

Lee to Bresnan, no run, stays beside the line and Hussey is kept busy again at point

44.4

Lee to Bresnan, no run, the frustration gets to Bresnan who makes room to crash that past point but he's beaten for pace

44.5

Lee to Bresnan, 2 runs, shuffles across his stumps and whips it down to wide long-on and pushes hard for the second run

44.6

Lee to Bresnan, no run, drags the length back a bit and once again Bresnan tries to wham it past the off side but he ends up swishing at thin air

England 244/7   B Lee 8-0-40-1

46.1

Lee to Bresnan, FOUR, that brings the 250, Bresnan backs away and whacks a back of a length delivery over mid-on, clears the fielder comfortably, more of a flat-batted swat

46.2

Lee to Bresnan, OUT, timber! Bresnan backs away to crash that over the on side but Lee fires in a yorker and flattens the middle stump, that ends Bresnan's resistance, will it be a match-winning knock? Let's wait and see

TT Bresnan b Lee 80 (109m 76b 11x4 0x6) SR: 105.26

46.3

Lee to Onions, no run, Onions is all at sea as Lee fires it on a good length outside off and nearly takes the edge

46.4

Lee to Onions, 1 run, he nervously makes room and squirts it towards cover to get off the strike

46.5

Lee to Anderson, no run, the ball skids through and hurries Anderson as he looks to clip it to the on side, England in a tricky situation here in the Powerplay

46.6

Lee to Anderson, 1 run, that's more like it, drags the length back and Anderson shuffles and easily clips it away to the on side

England 253/9   B Lee 9-0-46-2
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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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