Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.3 Gone, Pathan strikes witha beauty! Perfectly pitched ball on off, Strauss looks to defend off the back foot but the ball kisses the edge and goes into Dhoni's hands! Big, big breakthrough and India are in this game! 0/1
    11.5 Bhajji strikes! Tossed up bravely on off again, Prior tries a repeat of that slog-sweep but can only hit it high to deep backward square leg where Gambhir holds his nerve against the glaring sun and hold a fine catch! India are fighting hard and furious! Harbhajan gets a wicket in his first over, good bowling change, great strike 57/3
    0.6 Another one! Pathan on fire! Pitched on middle and off and shapes in, catches Shah right in front of the stumps and England are 4 for 2! What a start to this innings! Fantastic stuff from Pathan! 4/2
    19.5 gone! Full toss on middle and leg, slogged high but right into Gambhir's hands on the deep midwicket ropes, well held and this match is not over yet! Pietersen departs, another big strike for India! 117/4
    20.4 Harbhajan! BIG wicket!Tossed up on mddle and off, Flintoff goes for a sweep and fails to make contact, stumps, rapped in front of the stuumpire raises the finger, Freddie gone and India striking back! What a match we have on our hands, its far from over, big, big wicket for Harbhajan! He's having a good match 117/5
    30.1 another one bites the dust! Full on middle and leg and he can only turn that to bat-pad where Kaif holds onto a blinder! Harbhajan picks up his fifth wicket! Second time against England, and boy does he love it! He lets out a war cry as the fielders embrace him, England in all sorts of trouble 141/8
    22.4 Harbhajan you beauty! Tossed up, quicker through the air, ball loops and beats Jones who is caught in all sorts of trouble - couldnt go forward, couldnt get back - and the ball sneaks through bat and pad and disturbs the furniture! Classic offpspinner's dismissa in a tense encounter! England struggling! 120/6
    28.5 gone! Gone! Tossed up again, played that sweep again, high, high in the air and that man Gambhir holds another fantastic catch JUST inside the ropes at deep mid-wicket and Blackwell has to go! What a catch and the home crowd loves it, England slip further 137/7
    38.1 all over! Pathan wraps it up! Pushes one fast on off, Plunkett pokes at it and Dhoni glady takes the edge, England all out for 164, India win by 39 runs! What a match, a complete cracker, wickets, runs, catches, it was all here at the Kotla! India fought back tremendously with the ball to script a great win, England just lacked the fight after Pietersen and Flintoff fell 164/10
    31.2 England slip to new lows! Full on off and turns in, raps him plumb in front of the stumps, umpire has no hesitation in saying out, Yuvraj strikes again, India truly on top of this match! Wow! 142/9
    not out
    7 (lb 4, nb 2, w 1)
    164 all out (38.1 Overs, RR: 4.29)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AJ Strauss, 0.3 ov), 2-4 (OA Shah, 0.6 ov), 3-57 (MJ Prior, 11.5 ov), 4-117 (KP Pietersen, 19.5 ov), 5-117 (A Flintoff, 20.4 ov), 6-120 (GO Jones, 22.4 ov), 7-137 (ID Blackwell, 28.5 ov), 8-141 (PD Collingwood, 30.1 ov), 9-142 (Kabir Ali, 31.2 ov), 10-164 (LE Plunkett, 38.1 ov)
    IK Pathan7.112132.93354010
    S Sreesanth5.003907.80195200
    RP Singh4.003208.00115000
    Harbhajan Singh10.023153.10455000
    Yuvraj Singh10.023223.20486002
    V Sehwag2.00502.5070000

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