• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    28.6 Symonds and Gilchrist combo works this time. Strauss tries to cut a ball that turned away after landing on the off stump line and ends up nicking it into the gloves 115/4
    18.2 Watson strikes with his second ball! Bell should have really smashed that for four because it was short and wide outside off stump, instead he drove in the air on the back foot and straight to Hussey at cover 83/1
    19.2 and the second wicket goes! Johnson bowls the offcutter, it pitches around off stump and moves away from Pietersen who gets drawn into the drive and edges it tamely to Gilchrist 84/2
    25.5 After being surprised by a bouncer early this over, Flintoff pulled this one to deep midwicket. Banged in short and Flintoff pulled it with neither power nor placement and Hussey ran in a few yards to take the catch. 110/3
    31.1 Yardy gets a tickle. Won't be laughing though. A ball at his ribs sent straight to Gilchrist. 125/5
    not out
    22
    38
    1
    0
    57.89
    35.5 England slip further into trouble. A ordinary delivery on the leg and middle, is pushed in the air towards Ponting at short midwicket. Ponting dives forward and low to grab the catch. 135/6
    36.6 Read tried it on his first ball but succeeds now. A lame poke at a length delivery in the corridor outside off stump puts an early end to his stay. 136/7
    40.2 Another one goes down and England are sinking here. Another tame dismissal. Too early into his push-drive and Bracken accepts the offering. 150/8
    41.1 Harmison pokes at a shortish delivery which reared up at his right shoulder. Must have been a faint edge - tv replays seem to suggest it might have brushed the sleeves- is swalowed up by Gilchrist. 151/9
    44.6 Sorry, Gilchrist doesn't figure on this delivery. Again the yorker beats Anderson's bat but knocks back the off stump. 169/10
    Extras
    12 (lb 3, nb 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    169 all out (45 Overs, RR: 3.75)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee9.032502.77433012
    NW Bracken8.003814.75254010
    GD McGrath9.013624.00334001
    MG Johnson10.004034.00374011
    SR Watson7.001632.28300002
    A Symonds2.001115.5061000
    Fall of wickets:1-83 (IR Bell, 18.2 ov), 2-84 (KP Pietersen, 19.2 ov), 3-110 (A Flintoff, 25.5 ov), 4-115 (AJ Strauss, 28.6 ov), 5-125 (MH Yardy, 31.1 ov), 6-135 (JWM Dalrymple, 35.5 ov), 7-136 (CMW Read, 36.6 ov), 8-150 (SI Mahmood, 40.2 ov), 9-151 (SJ Harmison, 41.1 ov), 10-169 (JM Anderson, 44.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    3.6 and the delay works in England's favour! Mahmood angles it into Gilchrist from round the wicket, Gilchrist plays outside the line and the ball goes through a huge gap between bat and pad and uproots off stump 30/1
    6.4 and we have a game on! Banged in short, Watson tries to pull but the ball keeps low and crashes into the stumps 34/3
    5.6 and England have their second wicket! Strauss takes a splendid catch at first slip. Ponting drives hard at the ball but a hint of outswing induces a thick edge, Strauss moves low to his right and even though the ball didn't nestle in his palms, he managed to cup it to his chest to complete a safe catch 34/2
    34.1 Finally, after bowling lots of trash, Harmison gets one to kick up from short of length. Martyn tries to help it on his way but nicks it to Read. 152/4
    not out
    32
    85
    2
    0
    37.64
    not out
    8
    10
    1
    0
    80.00
    Extras
    20 (b 4, lb 5, nb 5, w 6)
    TOTAL
    170/4 (36.5 Overs, RR: 4.61)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson9.023113.44393030
    SI Mahmood10.005725.70378024
    SJ Harmison4.504519.31128011
    MH Yardy10.011801.80471000
    JWM Dalrymple3.001003.33100000
    Fall of wickets:1-30 (AC Gilchrist, 3.6 ov), 2-34 (RT Ponting, 5.6 ov), 3-34 (SR Watson, 6.4 ov), 4-152 (DR Martyn, 34.1 ov)

Match Notes

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG330061.045
BDESH311030.000
AUS30102-0.992
NZ30201-1.058
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA321041.370
PAK32104-0.680
SA312020.167
SL31202-0.798