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110dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Yuvraj onslaught overwhelms England

Yuvraj Singh did a Garry Sobers on his way to an astonishing 12-ball half-century and though England's response was a hard-hitting one India held on for an 18-run victory

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
68(52) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
10 6 3 14 14 6 2 13
G Gambhir
58(41) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 8 8 3 16 8 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O4
M0
R37
W3
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 200/6 (19 runs required, RR: 10.00)

  • A Flintoff8 (4b)
  • AD Mascarenhas0 (0b)
  • IK Pathan4-0-37-3
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-35-1

Handshakes all round, most notably between Flintoff and Yuvraj, who had something of a tete-a-tete during India's innings.

Yuvraj was the main man of the day with six sixes in a single over off Stuart Broad, to become the fourth man in senior cricket to achieve the feat, after Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs.

England are out of the World Twenty20, India have a chance to snatch the final semi-final slot, if they can see off South Africa tomorrow.

"I feel sorry for Stuart Broad, but it was only a matter of time before an over like that came around," says England's captain, Paul Collingwood. "It's disappointing to be knocked out, but we'll learn a lot from this."

"What Yuvi did was amazing for the team," says Dhoni. "We got a score that was next to impossible."

And here's what the main man has to say: "I just went in to slog," says Yuvraj. "With two overs to go, I just thought I'd use the crease and timed it well. In England I got hit for five sixes by Dimitri Mascarenhas, so I thought I had to take my chance."

As for his contretemps with Flintoff: "These things happen in international cricket. He's a great allrounder and, off the field, a good friend."

So that's that. India win by 18 runs - or three sixes - after a remarkable evening of batting. We've been Andrew Miller, Martin Williamson and Jenny Thompson. And it's been massive.

19.6
4
Pathan to Flintoff, FOUR runs, Flintoff finishes with an emphatic thump that Harbhajan this time can't cut off. England reach 200 and save some pride, but it's India who march on
19.5
W
Pathan to Wright, OUT, that's an incredible catch from Harbhajan on the long-on boundary! He reached up and back and plucked the six from thin air, inches inside the rope and right in front of the England dug-out! Risked life and limb and came up trumps!
19.4
6
Pathan to Wright, SIX runs, that must be the lowest-key maximum of the day. Helped over deep midwicket, to a bare ripple of appreciation
19.3
4
Pathan to Wright, FOUR runs, down on one knee and slapped over the covers. Good, but not good enough
19.3
1w
Pathan to Wright, 1 wide, way down the leg-side but Dhoni does well to save four byes
19.2
1
Pathan to Flintoff, 1 run, back of a length, and clubbed down to long-off. It's all a bit futile now

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st53DL MaddyVS Solanki
2nd43VS SolankiKP Pietersen
3rd30PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
4th44PD CollingwoodOA Shah
5th0PD CollingwoodA Flintoff
6th26A FlintoffLJ Wright
7th4A FlintoffAD Mascarenhas

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017