ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

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

Australia 6/0   TD Paine 4* (3b 1x4)   G Onions 0.2-0-5-0

2.1

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, Watson goes after it, he's been out pulling once in this competition but he connects it well this time, short and wide and he dispatches it over mid-on

Australia 10/1   SR Watson 6* (6b 1x4)   JM Anderson 1.1-0-5-0

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   RT Ponting 4* (9b 1x4)   G Onions 2-0-10-1

4.6

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, atrocious fielding, Morgan the culprit, bowled full outside off, pushed to short cover where Morgan needlessly hurls it at the keeper thinking he's 10 feet tall and meets the fine-leg boundary, well done

Australia 22/1   RT Ponting 8* (11b 2x4)   JM Anderson 3-0-12-0

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

Australia 26/1   SR Watson 13* (20b 2x4)   G Onions 2.5-0-14-1

6.1

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, sweetly timed, short outside off, gets on the back foot and just punches it square, well wide of point, all the way to the ropes, raced away

Australia 30/1   RT Ponting 12* (12b 3x4)   JM Anderson 3.1-0-16-0

6.2

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, terrible delivery, full on the pads, clipped away wide of short fine for four more

Australia 34/1   RT Ponting 16* (13b 4x4)   JM Anderson 3.2-0-20-0

6.5

Anderson to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's in good touch and it shows from that flowing drive through cover, pitched up, it was there to hit but he picked the gap perfectly, placing it through cover and mid-off

Australia 38/1   RT Ponting 20* (16b 5x4)   JM Anderson 3.5-0-24-0

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

Australia 44/1   SR Watson 18* (23b 3x4)   G Onions 3.5-0-20-1

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

Australia 52/1   RT Ponting 25* (21b 6x4)   TT Bresnan 0.1-0-4-0

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

Australia 56/1   RT Ponting 29* (23b 7x4)   TT Bresnan 0.3-0-8-0

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

Australia 70/1   SR Watson 27* (35b 4x4)   G Onions 5.4-0-32-1

25.5

Collingwood to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting knew where the fielder was, friendly half volley, the slower delivery and Ponting lofts through the line and clears mid-off

Australia 129/1   RT Ponting 65* (73b 8x4)   PD Collingwood 6.5-0-27-0

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

Australia 144/1   RT Ponting 71* (80b 9x4)   G Onions 6.1-0-37-1

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

Australia 155/1   SR Watson 68* (91b 5x4 2x6)   G Onions 7.2-0-42-1

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

Australia 160/1   RT Ponting 81* (88b 10x4)   G Onions 7.5-0-47-1

32.1

Shah to Watson, FOUR, he punishes a long hop, Watson gets on his knee and clubs it over square leg, well clear of any fielder

Australia 169/1   SR Watson 78* (100b 6x4 2x6)   OA Shah 0.1-0-4-0

32.4

Shah to Watson, FOUR, lots of power on that, flighted on middle and leg, Watson gets his weight behind it and pushes it firmly past midwicket, really tests the fielder in the deep

Australia 175/1   SR Watson 83* (102b 7x4 2x6)   OA Shah 0.4-0-10-0

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

Australia 191/1   SR Watson 90* (108b 8x4 2x6)   TT Bresnan 5.4-0-35-0

35.6

Wright to Watson, FOUR, wide deliveries will not help England's cause, Watson bends his knees, reaches out and cuts very firmly square of the wicket and beats point and third man comfortably

Australia 202/1   SR Watson 96* (111b 9x4 2x6)   LJ Wright 3-0-18-0

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

Australia 206/1   RT Ponting 100* (104b 11x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 6.3-0-41-0

39.6

Anderson to Watson, FOUR, short down the leg side and the batsman can't resist a hook, the ball balloons off the top edge and just clears Davies who leaps in vain

Australia 230/1   SR Watson 116* (126b 10x4 4x6)   JM Anderson 8-0-44-0

40.1

Collingwood to Ponting, FOUR, four less needed, friendly long hop from Collingwood and Ponting bends his knee slightly and exploits the yawning gap at deep square leg

Australia 234/1   RT Ponting 108* (111b 12x4 1x6)   PD Collingwood 7.1-0-31-0
Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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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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