England tour of Australia, 1st T20I: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 12, 2011
England won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
Played at Adelaide Oval
12 January 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Woakes to Watson, 2 runs, Woakes is lucky to get away with this, it's hideously short and wide and Watson slaps it towards third man who scoots round to field


Woakes to Watson, no run, short ball followed by a half-volley that Watson cracks towards mid-on where a tumbling Pietersen fields well to save


Woakes to Watson, no run, much better this time, Woakes finds the length and line to meet that characteristic clunked forward block from Watson


Woakes to Watson, 1 run, Woakes is happy to go full in search of swing, there isn't any and Watson drills a straight drive that again Pietersen fields smartly

Australia 4/0   SR Watson 3* (4b)

Shahzad to Watson, no run, Shahzad does find some swing early on and Watson's squeezed drive is fielded superbly by Collingwood, jumping up with to save with one hand at cover


Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, this is a touch close to off stump for the shot but Watson still manages to chop this to third man


Shahzad to Watson, no run, he's all hustle and bustle but this is a touch wide and Watson crashes his arms through the line, pinging it to cover

Australia 6/0   SR Watson 4* (7b)

Woakes to Watson, FOUR, oops, a few wide ones and now this is fatally full on the pads. Watson only had to help it on its way with a flick of his wrists to collect another boundary


Woakes to Watson, 1 run, this time it's worked off a middle-stump line to midwicket for another single

Australia 20/0   SR Watson 9* (9b 1x4)

Bresnan to Watson, no run, straight away Bresnan hits his length and line, just like the Tests, and Watson solidly forward to defend


Bresnan to Watson, no run, again Bresnan bangs it down on a length and Watson aims a swish which he can't connect with


Bresnan to Watson, FOUR, wow, Watson has banged this so hard to the cover boundary that he's broken his bat. The handle comes off as he plays the shot - smacking a full wide delivery away


Bresnan to Watson, no run, this is again mullered by Watson, on the up as well, but Luke Wright diving at mid-off cuts off the runs


Bresnan to Watson, FOUR, yup, Watson is ticking now, gets a length ball from Bresnan and whips it to the midwicket boundary


Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, low full toss comes off the toe-end and trickles down to long-on. Probably tried to hit it too hard there

Australia 29/0   SR Watson 18* (15b 3x4)

Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, good start to the new spell, finds the off-stump channel and Watson steers to point


Shahzad to Watson, FOUR, Pietersen has made a hash of that. He was moved back to a deepish mid-on and Watson duly drove uppishly in his direction but as he set himself the ball sailed over his head and went for four!


Shahzad to Watson, 1 run, firmly driven again this time out to deep cover

Australia 36/0   SR Watson 24* (18b 4x4)

Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, full toss from Bresnan and Watson toe-ends to longish mid-on, jogging through for another single


Bresnan to Watson, 1 run, ouch! Watson murdered a drive back at Bresnan, who stuck out a boot and found, to his horror, the ball crashing into it

Australia 41/0   SR Watson 26* (20b 4x4)

Yardy to Watson, no run, starts excellently, firing it in from wide of the crease and rushing Watson into a defence


Yardy to Watson, 1 run, width will always cost, but this time just a single as Watson's cut finds deep point

Australia 42/0   SR Watson 27* (22b 4x4)

Swann to Watson, SIX, welcome Mr Swann. Watson thrusts down a foot and bangs a slog-sweep a long way into the crowds


Swann to Watson, SIX, have that! Swann tossed it up outside off stump, Watson didn't care and repeated the dose. Crashed a long way


Swann to Watson, SIX, three in a row! This is the best of the lot! Again some air from Swann, but not as much as from Watson who swept it a mile into the stands at deep midwicket


Swann to Watson, 2 runs, fired in this time flat and full, boos ring around the ground as Watson clunks down the ground for a couple


Swann to Watson, FOUR, four more this time and Watson has fifty! What an over, what an innings! This is again boshed from outside off stump very firmly for four straight down the ground


Swann to Watson, 2 runs, full toss, quicker ball again, Watson flicks to square leg

Australia 76/0   SR Watson 53* (28b 5x4 3x6)

Yardy to Watson, FOUR, Australia are flying now, this is chopped away past short third man for another boundary. Some class to backup all the muscle


Yardy to Watson, 2 runs, flicked this time to midwicket for a couple more


Yardy to Watson, OUT, Watson falls in the fifties again! Gives himself plenty of room very early and Yardy slings down a swift quicker ball that zips off the pitch and crashes into the top of off stump

SR Watson b Yardy 59 (35m 31b 6x4 3x6) SR: 190.32

Australia 83/1   SR Watson 59 (31b 6x4 3x6)





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