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)

Broad to Rahane, 2 runs, over-pitched on the pads, Rahane flicks without a fuss through midwicket for two.


Broad to Rahane, FOUR, take that! Broad tries a bit of old-school enforcing. Short and aimed at the head, but it was going down the leg side. Rahane pounces on it with another very good-looking pull. It lands just short of the fence at deep backward square leg.


Broad to Rahane, no run, Rahane escapes a run out chance now. He tried to nudge a short of length ball into the leg side and steal a single, but the ball went no where and Broad was on to it immediately on his follow through. Rahane was caught a few yards out of the crease as Broad sprawled ahead and shied under-hand. And he misses!


Broad to Rahane, FOUR, Broad needs a reworking of the lines here. Another one on the pads, and Rahane is putting on display a flick that has class written all over it. This could be one of the defining strokes in Indian cricket in the coming years.


Broad to Rahane, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, Rahane once again shows good awareness, tapping into the off side for a single.


Broad to PA Patel, no run, Parthiv moves around rampantly on the crease, but cramps himself for room as Broad keeps it tight on middle and leg.

India 34/0   SCJ Broad 1-0-11-0

Broad to Dravid, no run, and he cramps Dravid for room as he looks to drive into the off side. Played defensively into the covers.


Broad to Dravid, no run, Dravid tries to swing one away to the leg side, but it is through him.


Broad to Dravid, 1 run, he's played four Tests, all beautiful shots, and in five T20 balls, he's produced three ugly shots already. He looks to hoick into the leg side again, and inner edges it to short fine leg.


Broad to Rahane, no run, 145.6 kph, short and fast, but Rahane still goes for the pull. He mistimes it though, and it goes to mid-on. Good over this for England, so far.


Broad to Rahane, FOUR, this time he latches on. He's going after these fastish short balls and getting away with them. Pulled away high and easy over square leg.


Broad to Rahane, FOUR, Ok, not a good over for England any more! Rahane is taking them on here. He marches out of the crease this time and scythes Broad on the up over the covers.

India 49/1   SCJ Broad 2-0-20-0

Broad to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length, angling down the leg side, Kohli helps it along to fine leg for one.


Broad to Rahane, no run, slower ball at 119.9 kph, Rahane treats it with respect, driving it back solidly to the bowler.


Broad to Rahane, OUT, one debutant goes, and the other follows. Rahane's little fairytale is over. It wasn't really short, as Rahane backed away to the leg side and looked to create room to boom it over the covers. He was still cramped and ended up upper cutting it into third man's hands. Well played young man!

AM Rahane c Dernbach b Broad 61 (49m 39b 8x4 0x6) SR: 156.41


Broad to Kohli, 2 runs, another one on leg stump for Kohli who glances it to fine leg for an easy couple.


Broad to Kohli, OUT, India going through a mini-collapse here, Kohli is gone. Short and wide outside off, perhaps too wide outside off for the pull and he ends up nicking it through to the keeper. It hit really low down the bat too.

V Kohli c †Kieswetter b Broad 4 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00


Broad to Raina, 1 wide, almost saw it coming. Bouncer, but Broad whangs it in too short. Called wide for height.


Broad to Raina, 1 run, Raina plays the periscope pull. Another really short ball, Raina gingerly flaps it across to fine leg, on the bounce.

India 110/4   SCJ Broad 3-0-25-2

Broad to Raina, SIX, what's that? I can't play the bouncer? Take that. You can almost hear Raina muttering those words as he launches a short ball from Broad miles over the deep square leg boundary. Stunning timing on that.


Broad to Raina, no run, short of a length outside off, Raina taps it into the off side.


Broad to Raina, no run, he's still stuck on the back foot, always concerned about the pacy bumper. He walks inside the line and looks to nudge down the leg side, but the keeper stops it.


Broad to Raina, FOUR, lovely little dab from Raina. Short ball outside off, he waits for it, opens the face and guides it expertly to third man.


Broad to Raina, 2 runs, he doesn't time it, but does well enough to clear mid-on and steal a couple. Looks to muscle a fullish ball down the ground, and mows it over the top. The slip and leg gully have gone away.


Broad to Raina, no run, fullish ball outside off to end the over, Raina will be disappointed he could not connect with the steer.

India 129/5   SCJ Broad 4-0-37-2





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