Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.2 oh well held, Ishant! The hair cut has worked wonders for the tall, lanky fast bowler! Munaf drops on a length and Bopara pulls across the line, looks to be hit okay but suddenly Ishant throws himself around full stretch to his right at mid-off, going parallel, and clutches onto a beauty to send Bopara back ... a fabulous start from India and England are 1 for 1 in the second over 1/1
    7.4 goddim! Harbhajan slows the pace, tosses it up on the stumps, Bell gets down and swings, misses, and the ball hits the sticks, simple as that 44/2
    16.5 and Zaheer gets Shah, standing and twirling the bat at this one on a length, he absolutely makes a mess of it and Tendulkar takes a simple catch at point 134/4
    8.5 bowled 'em! Thats a big wicket, Ishant draws a loose stroke from England's captain, upping the pace after the slower ball, Pietersen backs away and shapes to sort of steer that down to third man except the ball is too straight and smashes his stumps flat 52/3
    17.4 slower ball does the trick! Flintoff backs away and spoons the ball straight to Zaheer's lap at extra cover and India have taken control of the batting Powerplay emphatically 141/5
    21.5 ho hum, Collingwood swings straight to Tendulkar at midwicket 178/8
    19.6 Gambhir holds onto one! Patel gets back and slaps a low full toss to mid-off, where Gambhir crouches down and takes it, then sees it pop back out, so dives forward and takes it on the second attempt ... his team-mates rush towards him to slap him on the back for holding on 161/6
    21.4 easy as pie, Collingwood pushes a very full ball back to Munaf, Swann takes off and makes for the other end, Collingwood doesn't even react, Munaf collects and effects the easiest run out of his career with both batsmen saying hello to each other at one end 178/7
    not out
    not out
    9 (b 3, lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    178/8 (22 Overs, RR: 8.09)
    Did not bat: JM Anderson
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (RS Bopara, 1.2 ov), 2-44 (IR Bell, 7.4 ov), 3-52 (KP Pietersen, 8.5 ov), 4-134 (OA Shah, 16.5 ov), 5-141 (A Flintoff, 17.4 ov), 6-161 (SR Patel, 19.6 ov), 7-178 (GP Swann, 21.4 ov), 8-178 (PD Collingwood, 21.5 ov)
    Z Khan5.002024.00182000
    MM Patel4.012225.50142110
    I Sharma5.004128.2095011
    YK Pathan1.0017017.0002100
    Harbhajan Singh4.0042110.5045100
    Yuvraj Singh3.0031010.3333110

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