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Sam
September 20, 2004, 10:57 PM
Today is the 1st semifinal of ICC Champions Trophy between England and Australia in Edgbaston. What is expected? Can England come out with a win after 14 winless ODI's against Australia! Australia is the favourite team in today's match. They have come with convincing wins against US and NZ. However, England have the last win over Australia in 1999 in Sidney with a seven-run victory.
Let's watch, who qualifys for the final.

bourny3
September 21, 2004, 01:39 AM
Go Aussies. I hope Shane Watson gets another go. He better otherwise i will be angry.

bourny3
September 21, 2004, 04:03 AM
England won the toss and elected to field first

bourny3
September 21, 2004, 04:28 AM
Aussies 4/0 off 2.3 overs
Gilchrist 3*
Hayden 0*

Sam
September 21, 2004, 04:45 AM
Very good start by Australia

4.6 Gough to Gilchrist, SIX, comes out and heaves to long leg and it
lands on the rope

James90
September 21, 2004, 04:52 AM
Lee was prefered over Watto

bourny3
September 21, 2004, 05:10 AM
Yeah how bad is that H_fan Watto is my favourite

Sam
September 21, 2004, 05:19 AM
So, again it is "Harm is on"(Harmison)

Navarene
September 21, 2004, 05:29 AM
Can England make it this time after 14 consecutive losses against Aussie??? I have a feeling that they can :up:

bourny3
September 21, 2004, 05:29 AM
Australia 76/2 (15.0 ov)
Gilchrist out for 37

Sam
September 21, 2004, 06:09 AM
England seems to be moving slowly to make it happen after 14 failures.
Australia 117/3 off 26 overs , RR 4.47

Sam
September 21, 2004, 08:06 AM
Australia 259/9 off 50 overs. This looks like a modest score.
England will bat with a target of 260 with RRR 5.2.
To keep their consistency, Aussies need to bowl extreamly well.

Sam
September 21, 2004, 09:43 AM
England is 93/1 off 16 overs. RR 5.81.
It seems that England is in comfort, so far.

Sam
September 21, 2004, 10:13 AM
England is going quite steady and strong;
England125/1 after 23 overs, RR is 5.43

Fazal
September 21, 2004, 10:19 AM
It looks like England will win BIG!

Atlast somebody will beat Australia!!! :D

BDFan
September 21, 2004, 10:20 AM
yodha says:

house of cards... they will be

Edited on, September 21, 2004, 3:21 PM GMT, by BDFan.

Piranha
September 21, 2004, 11:08 AM
67 runs to make, 66 balls to go, 8 wickets in hand. England are in a very good position to go for victory!

Ibrahim
September 21, 2004, 11:33 AM
It's a good day for England. I'm very pleased to see that someone biting Australia. No body likes the dominance of Australia in all matches. It is a great comeback for England.

Ibrahim
September 21, 2004, 11:34 AM
England require another 19 runs with 7 wickets and 35 balls

Fazal
September 21, 2004, 11:44 AM
Very good win for Eng. They beat Australia convincingly. Its also good for Pakistan/WI whoever wins, because Pakistan can never beat Australia, and WI have good One day record against England recently.

I am going to root for Pakistan/WI against England for this tournament.

Sam
September 21, 2004, 02:24 PM
It's really nice to see England in the final. Although I like Aussies also, but England deserves this win.
I will like to see England and Pakistan in the final.

James90
September 21, 2004, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by Ibrahim
It's a good day for England. I'm very pleased to see that someone biting Australia. No body likes the dominance of Australia in all matches. It is a great comeback for England.

I like the dominance of Australia in all matches, I balance it out nicely with the opposite of dominance (disdominance?ildominance?) of Bangladesh. Lets say they're dominant in being disappointing

Carte Blanche
September 21, 2004, 10:52 PM
Great victory by England. I have a feeling they will win the CT. Good luck to them.

bourny3
September 21, 2004, 11:14 PM
Well done to England but AUstralia has still not won a CT. Dam. ITs because the selectors replaced Shane Watson With Brett Lee. WHy did they do that. THey will know not to do it agian.

James90
September 22, 2004, 08:38 AM
Just saw the highlights...Clarke, Vaughan and Trescothick were brilliant

bdmoderator
September 22, 2004, 11:28 AM
.oops: England beat the TOP FAVOURITE team of ICC Champions trophy.

But they played better than Australia I think. So great win for them. :up:

bourny3
September 23, 2004, 02:05 AM
H_fan where did you see the highlights.