ICC World T20: India vs England - As it happened...
Zeenews Sports Bureau
New Delhi: You cannot keep him out of the celebrations of an Indian dugout. It was a dream comeback for Harbhajan Singh who has seen lots of ups and downs in the last one year. But he once again proved how impactful he is in the shorter format of the game. Rohit Sharma was back in form as well and MS Dhoni now has an uphill task ahead with the problem of plenty with the spinners.
England innings: Over: 14.4 I Score: 80
Yuvraj Singh comes into the attack. Two runs taken off the first two balls. A dot ball. And Dernbach is run-out. England are all out for 80 runs, their lowest score in T20 internationals. Meanwhile Indian spinners, both Harbhajan and Chawla got their side back into the game as the English batsmen had no answer to their spin web. India win by 90- runs.
JW Dernbach run out 12 (7b)
England innings: Over: 14 I Score: 78/9
Chawla to bowl his last over. Just four runs from the over.
England innings: Over: 13 I Score: 74/9
Dinda comes into the attack. Short ball and Broad pulls it straight to midwicket where Gambhir takes an easy catch. Dinda fires another short ball and Finn pulls that for a boundary. Finn takes a single. Dernbach smacks one over covers for a boundary. Dinda bowls another short ball which goes for another boundary. 14 runs from the over. Not that intelligent bowling from Dinda.
SCJ Broad c Gambhir b Dinda 3 (3b)
England innings: Over: 12 I Score: 60/8
Harbhajan in his final over. No cameo for Buttler as Harbhajan knocks his stumps! Buttler was looking to give him some room and he couldn’t read the length of the ball and was clean bowled. And Harbhajan is getting a barrage of wickets here! England’s top off-spinner was deceived by India’s top off-spinner. Swann shimmied down the track, misread the line and Dhoni had ample of time to remove the bails. The Indian dugout is jubilant! Steven Finn is the new batsman. Harbhajan Singh ends his incredible spell (4-2-12-4)
GP Swann st Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 0 (3b)
JC Buttler b Harbhajan Singh 11 (12b)
England innings: Over: 11 I Score: 60/6
Chawla to continue. Six runs from the over. England would want Jos Buttler to play a cameo here.
England innings: Over: 10 I Score: 54/6
Harbhajan into his third over. And he dismissed Bresnan off the last ball of the over. The spinners are on fire!
TT Bresnan c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 1 (8b)
England innings: Over: 9 I Score: 51/5
Chawla to continue. And this time he strikes first ball! It was a flighted delivery that spun away and Kohli at slips took a comfortable catch. And now a wicket-maiden for Chawla. English batsmen are finding it hard to tackle spin here.
C Kieswetter c Kohli b Chawla 35 (25b)
England innings: Over: 8 I Score: 51/4
Jos Buttler is the new batsman. Bhajji to continue. Kieswetter plays a late cut off the first ball, two runs taken. He follows it with a single. Buttler plays a late cut for two runs. He dabs the next ball to Bhajji. Buttler is deceived by a ‘doosra’ Buttler plays an effective reverse-sweep for a boundary.
England innings: Over: 7 I Score: 42/4
Piyush Chawla comes into the attack. Two singles taken off the first two balls. Kieswetter takes another single towards long-off. And now Chawla strikes in first over! He has a very deceptive googly and Bairstow who was struggling at the crease tried to sweep a googly which knocked the stumps. Three runs and a wicket for Chawla.
England innings: Over: 6 I Score: 39/3
Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack. He begins with a dot ball. And the Turbanator strikes! It was a quicker delivery and Morgan went on the back foot and the ball hit the middle stump! Good wicket for Team India. Bairstow is the new batsman. And a huge appeal for stumping the very next ball, Bairstow was deceived by the wrong one, but he survives. Two dot balls from Bhajji. And it’s a wicket maiden for Harbhajan Singh! Superb over that!
EJG Morgan b Harbhajan Singh 2 (6b)
England innings: Over: 5 I Score: 39/2
Pathan to bowl his third over. Kieswetter scores two more boundaries in that over! He has scored 30 runs from 20 balls. Nine runs from the over.
England innings: Over: 4 I Score: 30/2
Ashok Dinda comes into the attack. He begins with a dot ball. Two singles taken off the next two balls. Dinda pitches the next one full and Kieswetter clobbers that for a flat six over extra cover! And he follows it with a boundary. He is looking extremely dangerous. He is unfazed by those early losses. 12 runs from the over.
England innings: Over: 3 I Score: 18/2
Pathan to continue. Two dot balls and now Luke Wright launches him for a SIX over covers. Dhoni has now decided to come up to the stumps. And Pathan strikes the next ball! Wright is given lbw. Eoin Morgan is the new batsman. Two dot balls to end the over. Six runs from the over.
LJ Wright lbw b Pathan 6 (4b)
England innings: Over: 2 I Score: 12/1
Balaji comes into the attack. Three dot balls and then Kieswetter plays asuperb shot straight down the ground for a SIX! Kieswetter drives the next ball for a boundary through covers. Balaji ends the over with a dot ball.
England innings: Over: 1 I Score: 2/1
Pathan to open the bowling attack as well. He begins with three dot balls and then Kieswetter gets off the mark with a single. Wide. A dot ball. And its TIMBER! Irfan Pathan reminds everyone of what he is capable of, swings the ball back into the right-hander and knocks the stumps as Hales was looking to hit it towards deep midwicket!
AD Hales b Pathan 0 (2b)
So the defending champions need 171 to win. It was a great effort from Graeme Swann (4-0-17-1) but the faster bowlers weren't upto the mark and some sloppy work in the field helped India add another 8-10 runs to their total.
It was Rohit Sharma (55* from 33) who has helped his side reach a formidable score and his team would be proud of that effort.
India innings: Over: 20 I Score: 170/4
Dernbach to bowl the final over. He begins with a low full-toss and Rohit Sharma smokes that over point for a maximum! And he then follows it with a boundary towards deep square leg. Sharma takes a single. Dernbach bowls a wide. And Dhoni gets a fuller length ball, the helicopter shot is in action, Buttler takes it at deep midwicket and throws it inside the rope where Hales completes the excellent effort. Raina is the new batsman. A wide. Raina takes a single. Sharma gets some width and another misfield produces two runs. 17 runs from the last over! India would be happy with the score as at one stage is seemed they would manage something around 155-160.
Rohit Sharma 55*(33b) Suresh Raina 1(1b)
India innings: Over: 19 I Score: 153/3
Bresnan to bowl the penultimate over. He begins with one on the leg-side and Sharma attempts a scoop for two runs. Bresnan follows it with some width on the off-side, Sharma gets an edge and the ball runs past third-man for a boundary. A dot ball. Sharma takes a single. A dot ball as Dhoni fails to score off a slower delivery. A wide ball. Dhoni works the last ball towards long-off, two runs taken. Ten runs from the over.
India innings: Over: 18 I Score: 143/3
Death over specialist Dernbach to bowl. A misfield produces a couple off the first ball. Sharma take a single. Dhoni has changed the bat. A low full-toss from Dernbach and Dhoni clears the gap at deep backward point for a boundary. Dhoni plays the next ball towards midwicket where some sloppy work from Swann results into 2 runs. Dhoni works the next ball for a single. Sharma ends the over with a single.
India innings: Over: 17 I Score: 132/3
Broad to bowl. Sharma takes two runs off the first ball. Broad follows it with a bouncer and Sharma opens the face of the bat and plays it over the keeper for a cheeky boundary. And Sharma pulls the next ball for another boundary! Two successive boundaries for Rohit Sharma! A dot ball. Sharma smashes the next ball towards cow corner where Bairstow does well to save a run as he dives to pull back the ball just inside the rope. Broad ends the over with a dot ball.
India innings: Over: 16 I Score: 119/3
Finn comes back into the attack. Sharma plays the first ball straight for a couple. He works the second ball for a single. Finn bowls a short one and Kieswetter does well to collect that. Gambhir heaves the next ball high towards deep midwicket, it lands safe and two runs taken. Gambhir advances and makes some room, Finn deceives him with a slower one, Gambhir nicks that and Kieswetter takes a good catch diving to his front. MS Dhoni is the new batsman. He drives the last ball towards covers for no run.
G Gambhir c Kieswetter b Finn 45 (38b)
India innings: Over: 15 I Score: 114/2
Bresnan comes into the attack. He begins with a bad line and Gambhir punishes him with a boundary towards fine leg. Gambhir dabs the next ball for a single towards wide of cover for a single. A dot ball. Sharma takes a single. Gambhir pulls a short ball for a single. Sharma works a single towards long-on. Eight runs from the over. These two are struggling to find boundaries at regular intervals.
India innings: Over: 14 I Score: 106/2
Broad comes back into the attack. Gambhir plays a good stroke for a boundary off the first ball. Two singles scored off the next two balls. Gambhir plays another pull shot for a single. Sharma runs for another quick single. Gambhir ends the over with another single. Nine runs from the over.
India innings: Over: 13 I Score: 97/2
Swann to bowl his final over. He begins with a dot ball and Sharma nudges the second for a single. Gambhir works the next ball for a single towards square leg. Sharma works the next ball towards square leg for a single. Gambhir drives the next ball for a single. Sharma works the last ball towards the leg-side, two runs taken. Six runs from the over.
India innings: Over: 12 I Score: 91/2
Dernbach comes back into the attack. Four runs came off the first four balls. Rohit smashes the fifth ball towards deep-midwicket for a boundary. Rohit ends the over with a single.
India innings: Over: 11 I Score: 83/2
Swann to bowl his third over. Stumping chance missed by Kieswetter. Gambhir charges down the track and it was a straighter delivery which the keeper failed to collect, a bye taken. A dot ball. Kohli comes down the wicket and goes over midwicket, doesn’t connect well this time and is caught at deep midwicket region! Swann is rewarded for some very good bowling. Rohit Sharma is the new batsman. A dot ball. Rohit plays the next ball to long-on for a single. Swann appeals for lbw, rejected by the umpire. Three runs and a wicket for Swann in this over.
V Kohli c Bairstow b Swann 40 (32b)
India innings: Over: 10 I Score: 80/1
Tim Bresnan comes back into the attack. And Virat Kohli plays a fabulous shot that goes over midwicket for a boundary. Kohli works the next ball for a single towards third-man. Gambhir pulls next ball for a single. Kohli works the next ball for a single towards long-on. Bresnan bowls short and Gambhir once again plays a pull shot for a single. Kohli works a Yorker for two runs towards deep backward point.
India innings: Over: 9 I Score: 70/1
Swann to continue. Gambhir takes a single off the first ball. Kohli works the next one for a single towards midwicket. A dot ball as Gambhir fails to work the ball on the leg-side. Gambhir goes for his favourite inside-out shot and manages just a single. Kohli nudges the next ball towards square leg for a single. Another good over from Swann, just 4 runs from it.
India innings: Over: 8 I Score: 66/1
Broad to bowl his second over. Two singles taken off the first two balls. Kohli charges down the wicket off the third ball and hits that over midwicket, where the fielder gets his hands to it but the ball still goes for a boundary. A dot ball. Kohli takes a single. Gambhir ends the over with a single. Eight runs from the over.
India innings: Over: 7 I Score: 58/1
Graeme Swann is introduced into the attack. Kohli takes a single off the first ball. Gambhir follows it with another single. A dot ball. Kohli nudges the next ball towards midwicket for a single. Swann bowls a wide. Swann bowls a slower one and Gambhir works that for a single towards midwicket. Kohli takes a single off the last ball. Good over from the off-spinner, just six runs from it.
India innings: Over: 6 I Score: 52/1
Finn bowls the last over of the power play that produces 11 runs. A boundary each by Kohli and Gambhir in that over.
India innings: Over: 5 I Score: 41/1
Tim Bresnan is introduced into the attack. He begins with a dot ball. Kohli takes a single off the next ball. Gambhir takes a quick single off the third ball. Kohli comes down the wicket, there was width on offer and he plays that over covers for a boundary! Kohli plays a good shot towards covers but doesn’t find the gap on this occasion. Kohli guides the next ball towards third-man for a single. Seven runs from the over.
India innings: Over: 4 I Score: 34/1
Broad comes into the attack. Gambhir works the first ball towards deep square leg for a single. Broad pitches it full for Kohli and he has no problems working it for another boundary off the back foot this time. Broad pitches a fuller length ball that moves away and Kohli almost nicked that to the keeper. Kohli takes a single towards third-man. Gambhir plays the last ball towards point for no run. Ten runs from the over.
India innings: Over: 3 I Score: 24/1
Finn begins with a short ball that’s very high and is called a ‘Wide’. Pathan takes a quick single off the next ball. Gambhir works the next ball for a single towards deep backward point. Finn pitches a short one and Pathan plays an upper-cut well over the point fielder for a boundary. Finn bowls a wide. Finn has the last laugh as a fuller length ball knocks Pathan’s stumps! The experiment hasn’t worked for India. Virat Kohli is the new batsman. He taps the first ball back to the bowler. Finn pitches the last ball short and in-form Kohli gets off the mark with a glorious boundary between point and extra-cover.
IK Pathan b Finn 8 (8b)
India innings: Over: 2 I Score: 16/0
Dernbach begins with a dot ball, width was on offer but Gambhir failed to time it well. Dernbach bowls another dot ball. Dernbach bangs in short and Gambhir pulls it for a boundary towards deep midwicket. Dernbach offers some width and Gambhir guides that towards covers for another boundary. Gambhir takes a single off the next ball. Dernbach bowls a slower one that deceives Pathan as he runs for a leg-bye. Ten runs from the over.
India innings: Over: 1 I Score: 7/0
Finn to bowl the first over. Gambhir works the first ball towards third-man for a single. Finn bangs in a short one and Pathan ducks it. Pathan gets off the mark with a couple on the leg-side. Finn appeals for a lbw off the next ball, turned down by the umpire. Finn bowls a Wide delivery after which Gambhir takes a single. Finn ends the over with a dot ball. 6 runs from the first over.
Surprise! Surprise! Irfan Pathan has come to open the innings with Gautam Gambhir. India are also playing Piyush Chawla and Dinda today. So finally they are playing with 5 bowlers!
Stuart Broad and won the toss and he has decided to bowl first!
England squad: SCJ Broad*, JM Bairstow, RS Bopara, TT Bresnan, DR Briggs, JC Buttler, JW Dernbach, ST Finn, AD Hales, C Kieswetter†, MJ Lumb, EJG Morgan, SR Patel, GP Swann, LJ Wright
India squad: MS Dhoni*, G Gambhir, R Ashwin, L Balaji, PP Chawla, AB Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, V Kohli, IK Pathan, SK Raina, V Sehwag, RG Sharma, MK Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh
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