India tour of England, Only T20I: England v India at Manchester, Aug 31, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
31 August 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Swann to Dhoni, no run, flighted outside off and turning in, Dhoni drives it back to the bowler.


Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, that turned enough to land at Lord's! Dhoni manages to force it to the leg side and pinch a single.


Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, flat ball on Dhoni's off stump and he winkles it into the leg side for a single.

India 132/5   MS Dhoni 2* (3b)

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 wide, Bresnan pushes this one down the leg side. Another spell, another wide to start it off.


Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off, Dhoni punches it from the crease into the off side.


Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, short ball angling in, Dhoni goes for a furious pull and gets it away off the pad to the leg side.


Bresnan to Dhoni, 2 runs, the mini-chopper this. Not quite the helicopter. Dhoni swooshes the bat in a circular arc and lashes the ball out to deep point for a single.

India 149/5   MS Dhoni 4* (6b)

Dernbach to Dhoni, FOUR, brutal. Dhoni lines up a length ball angling into him and bottom-hands the life out of it. It nearly sails all the way over midwicket despite never taking off.


Dernbach to Dhoni, OUT, what an entertaining ball that was to watch! Dhoni is gone, and in dramatic style. He looked to bash this down the ground, got too violent for his own liking and lost the top hand grip on the bat and ended up slicing it one-handed high towards long-on. The debutant Hales was there, he nearly fluffed it as he tried to take it with the fingers pointing up, it popped up and landed on his shoulder, allowing him to grab it before it landed. He eventually exHales in relief.

MS Dhoni c Hales b Dernbach 8 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India 158/6   MS Dhoni 8 (8b 1x4)





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