Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
55(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 8 6 1 4 1 3 1
C Kieswetter
35(25) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 4 0 1 1 1 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M2
R12
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Finn
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Just coming in that India have jumped to No. 3 on ICC rankings while England have dropped to No. 2. South Africa are on top. Okay one final whinge about this format before I go. Because these matches are inconsequential, all teams that will be leading their groups - India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan - will be in the same group of super Eights, and all teams finishing second will be in one group. Anyway, thanks everybody for joining us for the live coverage of this game. We will be with you tomorrow too. I might stay back to listen to KP's analysis. That will be fun. Cheers

Presentation "Yeah it was poor," says Stuart Broad. "All round really. We were okay with 171, but India bowled really well. We weren't as efficient, but we were happy with 171. We played across the line too much. It was worth looking at playing one fewer spinner because we could afford to lose. I don't agree we can't play spin. Certainly in training. We have been learning. We have had a very bad day, but that doesn't affect the rest of the tournament. we get onto the bus, and play out Super 8s. It doesn't change where we go."

"It was an efficient performance," says MS Dhoni. "People might say we were slow for the first 15, but we were not over-aiming. We had five bowlers, we knew that. It was a difficult decision, but we requested the seniors to rest so that we could pick the best XI. And we opened with Irfan because he is a gutsy player. He may not look pretty, but he responds to the call. Now we have got a problem of plenty with spinners with both of them doing well today. About Rohit, it is important if guys are responding to give them a few extra games. Yes, we have got dififcult decisions to make. Not to forget that the players who missed out today have won a lot of games for India on their own."

Harbhajan Singh is back as MoM He says: "It's been a hard year. Being out of the side. Other boys were doing really well, so it was really difficult for me to make a comeback. For me it was an important game. I hadn;t played international cricket for a full year. Getting a wicket first or second ball gives you a lot of confidence. This award is for my mom and those who have stuck with me. In T20 cricket, it's important to just read the game. I have tried to cut down my run-up a bit. I was running in too fast, and struggling to find my areas. So I was consciously coming in off a short run, and slowly. This India short is everything for me. I don;t know what I would do if not playing for India. I would like to thank the Essex people too."

So that's England's lowest Twenty20 total, India's biggest win and England's biggest loss. Absolutely shambolic performance against spin. I get a feeling they were wary of spin right from the start of the innings, which should explain their desperate eagerness to hit the quicks out of the ground. Not only did they lose wickets to those quicks, they completely imploded against spin. And let it be noted that this was not a square turner. The surface can hardly be blamed

On the other side of the coin, Harbhajan is being welcomed back to the side with huge hugs from Zaheer, Yuvraj and Sehwag among others. Harbhajan is a relieved man with figures of 4-2-12-4. India were not spectacular with the bat, but they did enough, especially towards the end. A lesson for Dhoni here is that fresh faces can sometimes bring some new energy to the side, a case in point being India's eight straight failures in Tests in Australia with the same batting line-up and the same order

14.4
W
Yuvraj Singh to Finn, OUT, it's all over. No third umpire required. Finn comes down the track, gets an inside edge and charges off. Short fine leg fires in the throw to catch Dernbach short
14.3
0
Yuvraj Singh to Finn, no run, slow, slow offbreak, beaten comprehensively
14.2
1
Yuvraj Singh to Dernbach, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven along and down the ground for one
14.1
1
Yuvraj Singh to Finn, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-on for one

Yuvraj to bowl more spin. One slip in place

END OF OVER:
14 | 4 Runs | ENG: 78/9

  • ST Finn7 (7b)
  • JW Dernbach11 (6b)
  • PP Chawla4-1-13-2
  • AB Dinda2-0-26-1

Chawla comes back with 4-1-13-2

13.6
1
Chawla to Finn, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-off

"This has to be the worst England T20 performance in years. Whatever has come over the team today?" Mark Kidger, a collective brain face. Panic. Pressure

13.5
1
Chawla to Dernbach, 1 run, slider, worked away into the leg side for one

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
55(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 8 6 1 4 1 3 1
C Kieswetter
35(25) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 4 0 1 1 1 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M2
R12
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Finn
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017