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)

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 wide, slides the first ball down the leg side and India are away with a wide.


Bresnan to PA Patel, FOUR, he's a punchy player who loves to go after anything off-line. Just like that. Short and wide outside off, the pitch is really slow and the ball sits up for Parthiv to slam away to the left of cover for four.


Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, better line, gets one to jump up from back of a length at Parthiv who prods at it from the crease.


Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, fractionally wide of off stump, Parthiv slashes with mighty fierceness, but misses.


Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, full ball on leg stump, Parthiv moves into the on-drive nicely but finds mid-on.


Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Parthiv dabs it down to third man.


Bresnan to Rahane, 1 leg bye, this one nips into Rahane from back of a length, and it dribbles off the pad to the off side. Parthiv is alert to the single and India pinch a leg-bye. Young blood in the legs!

India 7/0   TT Bresnan 1-0-6-0

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, whoa, that's not how Rahane got that first-class average in the mid 60s. Short of a length outside off and not there for the drive, but he just looks to dropkick it on the up over long-off. Doesn't succeed, he misses it by some distance.


Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, hooka! An Indian batsman who plays the hook. Short ball going down the leg side, Rahane goes up and over, almost all the way over fine leg. A touch of top edge in that, but he picked up the gap well.


Bresnan to Rahane, 1 run, and the single straight away. Again he eases a back of length ball into the covers for one.


Bresnan to PA Patel, FOUR, 138 kph, short and quick, Parthiv was really late on that but went for the pull nevertheless, with a vengeance. It took a healthy top edge and flew over slip's head.


Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, Parthiv gets behind the line this time and steers into the covers.


Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, Parthiv charges out of the blocks and goes for a reckless swipe through the leg side! Bresnan beats him for pace outside off.

India 23/0   TT Bresnan 2-0-15-0

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 Raina, SIX, Give him the blue jersey (or the yellow one) and Raina becomes Superman. Doesn't quite like it when he's in whites. Length ball, in the region, Raina just whacks the leather off it. Tremendous cross-batted clobbering.


Bresnan to Raina, SIX, even bigger. Visceral. Slower ball on middle and leg, full and in the slot, Raina bombards it over wide long-on. Boy, he's connecting these.


Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, goes very full this time does Bresnan, Raina punches down the ground for one more.


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   TT Bresnan 3-0-31-0

Bresnan to Raina, OUT, Another mini-collapse for India. Raina is gone now, and they are eight down. He's played a superb hand though. It was a back of length ball angling across Raina, who tried to launch it over the leg side, but ended up slicing it off the outside edge into the covers.

SK Raina c Broad b Bresnan 33 (26m 19b 2x4 3x6) SR: 173.68


Bresnan to Kumar, no run, menacing bouncer that, PK is pushed back into the crease and jabs it to the leg side.


Bresnan to Kumar, 1 run, attempted yorker, ends a full toss as PK backs away exposing his castle. He just about manages to get bat on it and squeeze a single to third man.


Bresnan to Vinay Kumar, no run, bouncer to Vinay, who gets nicely behind it and defends. This is what India needed in the Tests.


Bresnan to Vinay Kumar, no run, behind the line again to a short of length ball, and defends it into the off side. India playing for stumps? Not a bad idea, really. They need to play out these 20 overs.


Bresnan to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, VK gets the single now, stays on the crease and nudges to the leg side. Six balls to go. Can they take it to 170?

India 164/8   TT Bresnan 4-0-33-1





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