ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

20.6

Swann to Watson, SIX, didn't get hold of it, not as much as he wanted to, tossed up on middle and he slog-swept it over long-on, the fielder had to run a few paces back towards the ropes, Luke Wright, and he got his hands to it as he tried to cup that over his head but ended up palming it over the ropes

Australia 107/1   SR Watson 47* (64b 4x4 1x6)   GP Swann 2-0-13-0

27.6

Swann to Watson, SIX, Watson favours the on side too and this time he gets a lot of elevation, gets down for the slog sweep and sends the ball over deep midwicket, disturbs the peace at the grass embankment

Australia 140/1   SR Watson 63* (85b 4x4 2x6)   GP Swann 4-0-25-0

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

Australia 186/1   RT Ponting 90* (95b 10x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 5.2-0-30-0

37.4

Anderson to Watson, SIX, gets to his hundred with a statement of intent, Anderson drops it a fraction short and Watson swivels and clubs a flat six over deep midwicket, he raises his arms as soon as the ball flies off the bat, emotional moment for the injury-prone Watson, well done Shane

Australia 214/1   SR Watson 102* (115b 9x4 3x6)   JM Anderson 6.4-0-37-0

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

Australia 221/1   SR Watson 109* (119b 9x4 4x6)   TT Bresnan 7.3-0-48-0

40.3

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, he's making a living out of flat sixes today, friendly short delivery, he clubs it over deep square, no casualties in the crowd this time, thankfully

Australia 241/1   SR Watson 122* (127b 10x4 5x6)   PD Collingwood 7.3-0-38-0

40.5

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, if you're somewhere behind deep square leg reading this, please take cover! Watson's just having a blast bashing them around, flat and quick off the bat, this man has tremendous bat speed, luckily the kids at the grass embankment were alert enough

Australia 247/1   SR Watson 128* (129b 10x4 6x6)   PD Collingwood 7.5-0-44-0

40.6

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, this time he clears wide long-on, fuller in length, he gets on his knee and enjoys a free swing of the arms

Australia 253/1   SR Watson 134* (130b 10x4 7x6)   PD Collingwood 8-0-50-0
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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