Sunday, February 27, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: England and India play out an epic tie at Bangalore. India remain top of Group B

India 338 (49.5 ov)
England 338/8 (50.0 ov)
Match tied
  • England RR 6.76
  • Last 5 ovs 51/3 RR 10.20
  • India RR (6.78) 6.76
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Current time: 22:38 local, 17:08 GMTODI career
BatsmenRunsB4s6sSRThis bowlerLast 5 ovsMatRunsHSAve
*Graeme Swann(rhb)15901166.668 (6b)15 (9b)463143413.08
Ajmal Shahzad(rhb)6201300.006 (2b)6 (2b)103897.60
BowlersOMRWEcon0s4s6sThis spellMatWktsBBIEcon
*Munaf Patel(rmf)10.007027.0020512-0-17-156714/294.83
Piyush Chawla(lb)10.007127.1022531-0-15-123304/235.05
Recent overs 1 1 2 1lb 2 1 | 1 1 W 1 1 1 | . 6 1 2 6 W | 2 1 6 1b 2 1
Current partnership 13 runs, 1.0 overs, RR: 13.00 (Swann 6, Shahzad 6)
Last Bat TT Bresnan b Chawla 14 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 155.55
Fall of wicket: 325/8 (48.6 ov); Partnership: 18 runs, 1.3 overs, RR: 12.00 (Swann 9, Bresnan 9)
Umpire reviews remaining England 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful); India 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)

End of over 50 (13 runs) England 338/8 (1 run required from 0 balls, RR: 6.76)
GP Swann  15* (9b 1x6)    MM Patel  10-0-70-2
A Shahzad  6* (2b 1x6)    PP Chawla  10-0-71-2
Match tied Well well well. Zaheer pretty much got India back into that match on his own but it was his short run from the last ball of India's innings that has ended up costing them the match!
Patel to Swann, 1 run, It's a tie! 100 overs of scintillating ODI cricket and the scores are level! That's what World Cup cricket is about! Swann drives hard as Munaf finds a perfect line and length, hit it cleanly but straight to mid-off.
Patel to Swann, 2 runs, Swann miles down the track, wants the boundary to finish it but finds an inside edge. Manic running and slow fielding have him back for a second. One to tie, but two for a famous, unbelievable win
Patel to Shahzad, 1 bye, Shahzad misses outside off but Swann has called through for a bye! Nearly there now. Oh Shahzad what a ripper!
Patel to Shahzad, SIX, Strauss is on his feet, Swann is screaming! What a shot from Shahzad! So clean! Just got his front leg out the way, got the half-volley he wanted and murdered it straight down the ground for six!
Patel to Swann, 1 run, wonderful stuff from Munaf, perfect slower ball, nothing for Swann to work with and he can only outside edge to third man. Shahzad hits a long ball though...
Patel to Swann, 2 runs, Swann gives himself room outside off to drive towards cover, doesn't get the boundary he needs but a misfield allows him to keep the strike
So, after 99 overs England need 14 to pull off a historic victory. India favourites, Munaf to bowl it...
End of over 49 (15 runs) England 325/8 (14 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 14.00)
    PP Chawla  10-0-71-2
GP Swann  9* (5b 1x6)    MM Patel  9-0-58-2
Chawla to Bresnan, OUT, Chawla strikes back! One way and another this match is going! Bresnan tried again to to find the boundary, he had to, but it's quicker and flatter and through him onto off stump
TT Bresnan b Chawla 14 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 155.55
Chawla to Bresnan, SIX, Bresnan has nailed this! Not another twist, surely! Down one knee, clearing his front leg and thrashing the life out of it, to send it rocketing over midwicket once more
Chawla to Bresnan, 2 runs, ooh, Bresnan trying to match Swann but can't quite time it as well. Pressure on though and a misfield allows him to come back for a second
Chawla to Swann, 1 run, Swann down the wicket now to try and swing a similar shot, this one skews off the leading edge and looped towards third man on the bounce
Chawla to Swann, SIX, absolute silence as Swann is on the sweep again. This time getting all of it and it shoots flat, hard over the midwicket rope!
Chawla to Swann, no run, big slog sweep attempted, but Swann only finds fresh air
Righty, Chawla on. Now or never. I suspect the latter.
End of over 48 (5 runs) England 310/7 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.45, RRR: 14.50)
GP Swann  2* (2b)    MM Patel  9-0-58-2
TT Bresnan  6* (6b)    Z Khan  10-0-64-3
Patel to Swann, 1 run, lovely slower ball from Munaf. Saw Swann advancing, slipped it in slower, Swann ended up pushing back to him and there could well have been a run out but Munaf opted not to shy at the stumps
Patel to Bresnan, 1 run, Bresnan heaving but just can't get the timing or elevation to drag England back into this
Patel to Swann, 1 run, more canny work from Munaf, full and straight, Swann times his drive nicely but all along the ground to the long-off fielder
Graeme Swann is the new man. Tough day he's had.
Patel to Yardy, OUT, Yardy is out, and England must be as well now. Strauss has his head in his hand, he deserved more. Yardy tried to flip this over short fine leg but couldn't get enough on the slower ball and it spooned straight to the man
MH Yardy c Sehwag b Patel 13 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 130.00
Patel to Bresnan, 1 run, Munaf is full and straight, you know what you'll get and Dhoni has set the field for it. Try as he did, Bresnan heaving through the line can only earn a single down the ground
Patel to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy looking for something expansive but only finds a thickish edge that runs away to third man. Somehow a boundary has got to come
Munaf now into the attack, he's canny but this has to England's target.
End of over 47 (8 runs) England 305/6 (34 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.48, RRR: 11.33)
MH Yardy  12* (8b 1x4)    Z Khan  10-0-64-3
TT Bresnan  4* (4b)    Harbhajan Singh  10-0-58-1
Khan to Yardy, 1 run, ooh, top fielding at point saves four here. Yardy squeezed out a fullish ball and timed it well but diving fielding prevented damage. What a Powerplay for India, just 25 runs and four,four wickets. Zaheer's work is done.
Zaheer Kahn is now trending on Twitter. He's be thrilled I'm sure...
Khan to Yardy, 2 runs, Yardy playing this nicely, slicing out to deep point. Hares back for a second but England need boundaries soon
Khan to Bresnan, 1 leg bye, another slower ball but Bresnan doesn't pick this. Swings again, but too early on the shot and it bobbles off the arm
Khan to Bresnan, 2 runs, Bresnan still believes, he's had such a good game. Sees a slower ball and slugs it around the corner, scampering hard for a second
A stunning effort from Yahya Firoze: u knw how i said world cup dreams are dead our bowling is too weak! in need of a miraculous streak, i take it back cuz we still got zak!
Khan to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy needed more from that, really misdirected, fired down the leg side, but Yardy couldn't get much bat on it and it dribbled out to Harbhajan at fine leg
Khan to Bresnan, 1 run, Bresnan clears his front leg and tries to pierce the offside ring, swings hard but without much timing and can only find a single to mid-off
Here is Zaheer to finish off. Looks like a matchwinning spell, will it be?

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