ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Semi-Final: Australia v England at Centurion, Oct 2, 2009
ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
2 October 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Lee to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide, goes for it and it pays off, cut away hard through point for a boundary

England 4/0   AJ Strauss 4* (4b 1x4)   B Lee 0.4-0-4-0

Siddle to Denly, FOUR, good shot, bowled short and wide and he ensures he doesn't waste the opportunity, cutting it hard into the ground wide of the point fielder for a boundary

England 20/2   JL Denly 6* (7b 1x4)   PM Siddle 1.3-0-14-1

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

England 26/2   PD Collingwood 6* (4b 1x4)   B Lee 2.2-0-12-1

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

England 32/2   JL Denly 10* (11b 2x4)   B Lee 2.4-0-18-1

Siddle to Denly, FOUR, beautifully timed, pitched up outside off, gets forward and eases it through that gap between cover and mid-off

England 39/2   JL Denly 15* (22b 3x4)   PM Siddle 3.5-0-19-1

Hopes to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood's looking good, carrying forward his good form, full on the off stump, length delivery and he has a swing of the arms, crashing it over the bowler's head for a boundary

England 43/2   PD Collingwood 13* (16b 2x4)   JR Hopes 0.2-0-4-0

Hopes to Collingwood, FOUR, more conventional this time, an offdrive, overpitched and he gives it the treatment, smacking it through the covers for four more

England 47/2   PD Collingwood 17* (17b 3x4)   JR Hopes 0.3-0-8-0

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

England 63/2   PD Collingwood 27* (21b 4x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 0.3-0-10-0

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

England 67/2   PD Collingwood 31* (22b 5x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 0.4-0-14-0

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

England 75/3   JL Denly 25* (28b 4x4)   SR Watson 1.1-0-7-0

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

England 83/3   JL Denly 32* (37b 5x4)   SR Watson 2.1-0-14-0

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   TT Bresnan 4* (4b 1x4)   SR Watson 6-1-24-2

Siddle to Bresnan, FOUR, lovely shot, full and wide, in the lot and he drove it handsomely through the line wide of the bowler and mid-off for a boundary

England 112/6   TT Bresnan 9* (6b 2x4)   PM Siddle 6.4-0-33-2

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

England 117/6   TT Bresnan 14* (9b 3x4)   SR Watson 6.2-1-28-2

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

England 124/6   LJ Wright 7* (13b 1x4)   MG Johnson 4.3-1-26-1

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

England 181/6   TT Bresnan 37* (45b 4x4)   MG Johnson 7.5-1-42-1

Hopes to Wright, FOUR, looking more and more dangerous, pitched up outside off and the batsman gets forward and scoops it well over mid-off's reach

England 189/6   LJ Wright 45* (61b 2x4 2x6)   JR Hopes 3.3-0-27-0

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

England 195/6   TT Bresnan 45* (49b 5x4)   MG Johnson 8.2-1-48-1

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

England 199/6   TT Bresnan 49* (52b 6x4)   MG Johnson 8.5-1-52-1

Siddle to Bresnan, FOUR, Terrible delivery, short down the leg side and Bresnan swivels and pulls him easily to fine leg, the fielder was too square

England 204/6   TT Bresnan 54* (54b 7x4)   PM Siddle 7.1-0-38-2

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   TT Bresnan 62* (60b 8x4)   MG Johnson 10-1-61-1

Siddle to Swann, FOUR, full marks for timing, hits a fullish length outside off, he gets a half stride forward and times the punch really well down to deep point, third man scampers across in vain

England 220/7   GP Swann 6* (5b 1x4)   PM Siddle 8.3-0-46-3

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

England 230/7   TT Bresnan 68* (64b 9x4)   B Lee 6.4-0-33-1

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

England 234/7   TT Bresnan 72* (65b 10x4)   B Lee 6.5-0-37-1

Siddle to Swann, FOUR, effortless! Siddle pitches it up outside off and Swann gets forward and times the checked drive very well and beats Ponting at short cover

England 240/7   GP Swann 15* (12b 2x4)   PM Siddle 9.5-0-54-3

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

England 251/8   TT Bresnan 80* (75b 11x4)   B Lee 8.1-0-44-1





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