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486dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

India go top with five-wicket victory

India defeated Netherlands with more than 14 overs to spare though the margin of victory couldn't mask a lacklustre performance from the home side

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
51(73) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
2 1 6 5 8 4 8 17
V Sehwag
39(26) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 0 5 1 8 1 9 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Z Khan
O6.4
M0
R20
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PM Seelaar
O10
M1
R53
W3
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Veera

Critics will murmur about India's approach in this game. Their fans will say India have got out of the game with two points. Please hang on for quotes from post-match ceremony.

Borren: "At 100 for 4, you never know .. sneak a couple and ... to get back from the start given by Sehwag and Tendulkar to get it to 100 for 4 .. I am proud of my boys.Peter Seelaar won't forget tonight. It came against a serious batting line-up. Two games that are coming up are big games for us; tonight will gives us confidence."

Dhoni: "Quite a few objectives were achieved. There are still some areas we need to improve. The Powerplay overs. The lower order shouldn't have come in to finish this off. Its always better to use the spinners up front and use the fast bowlers later with the old ball. Apart from the last over, Piyush has bowled well. we have seen patches of brilliance from him; he bowled well in the warm-up game. I don't mind chasing or batting first as long we are winning. Sehwag and Tendulkar are the pick of our batting. We rely a lot on the start. The batting line-up we have is a good mix."

Man of the match is Yuvraj Singh: "Last year was full of injuries; i was coming ni and going out Happy to be back in form. My job is the play the middle overs and try to take the team to the end. I have been bowling well. Nice to contribute."

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck

36.3
4
Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, Yuvraj reaches his 50 and India cross the line with a powerful whippy flick to the square-leg boundary
36.2
0
Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, no run, low full toss, smashed towards midwicket where a superb diving save is done
36.1
0
Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full delivery around off, pushed out to mid-on

END OF OVER:
36 | 1 Run | INDIA: 187/5 (3 runs required from 13.3 overs, RR: 5.19, RRR: 0.21)

  • MS Dhoni19 (40b)
  • Yuvraj Singh47 (70b)
  • Ryan ten Doeschate7-0-38-0
  • Bradley Kruger3-0-19-0
35.6
0
ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, banged in short and it has been shoved past square-leg.. easy chance to take the single but they don't. Dhoni wants Yuvraj to take strike and hit his 50
35.5
0
ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, moves in from outside off, another defensive block
35.4
0
ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, full in length, on off and middle, defended to cover

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69SR TendulkarV Sehwag
2nd11SR TendulkarYK Pathan
3rd2G GambhirYK Pathan
4th17G GambhirV Kohli
5th40Yuvraj SinghG Gambhir
6th52MS DhoniYuvraj Singh