Sunday, September 23, 2012

T20 WC2012: India vs England: India Clearly Headed Towards Win Right from First Ball of England Innings Won by 90 Runs

England targeting a total of 171 to win over India, England started badly. First wicket fell right in their first over when on the last ball Hales fell to Irfan Pathan. Second wicket of England went in the shape of John Wright when innings total was merely 18 in the 3rd over of the game. It was Pathan's second over and he trapped Wright in front of the wickets. Third wicket of the English innings was gone when Morgan was bowled out by Harbhajan.

England were 39 for 3 in the 6th over of the game. Next wicket was in the shape of Bairstow bowled out by Piyush Chawla in the 7th over of the game and England were 42 for 4. Fifth wicket came for India when opener Kieswetter was out caught by Kohli and bowled by Chawla. Sixth wicket when Bresnan went in the 10th over and toal was 54.

Seventh wicket fell soon at 60 in the shape of Buttler, 8th when Swann got out at the same score. Ninth wicket also went off at the same score in Broad. Pathan with 2, Dinda with 1, Chawla with 2 and Harbhajan Singh with 4 wickets were about to celebrate the India winning depending on who takes the last wicket.

It also was depending on who out of Derbach or Finn will remain not out. If Harbhajan takes the last wicket he will be walking out with 5 wickets in the match. 41 balls left, 96 required to win, one wicket in hand, England was really in an embarrassing position. Required run rate went up to over 15 runs per over that was next to impossible for England at this stage. At the end of 14 overs they were 78 for the loss of 9 wickets.

Yuvraj Singh was called in to bowl his first over and innings' 15th over. And then there was the wonder ball from Yuvraj when Dernbach was run out trying stealing a run.

England were all out at 80 thereby giving India a win of 90 runs. Man of the Match has undoubtedly be Rohit Sharma in my opinion.

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