ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

0.1

Sreesanth to Maddy, no run, nearly starts with a wicket - pitching on a great length, nipping away from the right hander and almost kissing the edge

0.2

Sreesanth to Maddy, no run, movement away again, wider this time, Maddy cuts tamely at it - with no footwork

0.3

Sreesanth to Maddy, 1 run, straighter, drops his hands down on it and they run through a single

0.4

Sreesanth to Solanki, no run, straight as you like, forcing the defensive

0.5

Sreesanth to Solanki, 1 run, on middle, short enough to be worked into midwicket for a single

0.6

Sreesanth to Maddy, 1 run, speared in full, on leg, nibbled out to short cover for a quick strike-stealing single

England 3/0   S Sreesanth 1-0-3-0

2.1

Sreesanth to Solanki, no run, straight, and there was no room to hide and only one thing to do: defend

2.2

Sreesanth to Solanki, 1 run, driven out to a straight mid-on for a quick single

2.3

Sreesanth to Maddy, FOUR, outside off, width, and he cuts forcefully through point, puncturing some of the pressure... but only until the next ball

2.4

Sreesanth to Maddy, 1 run, slower delivery, low full toss, driven to mid-on, thrown back in - but they were through

2.5

Sreesanth to Solanki, 1 run, more width, Solanki waits and cuts down to third man

2.6

Sreesanth to Maddy, 1 run, on off, pushed down to third man off the back foot and he steals the strike

England 19/0   S Sreesanth 2-0-11-0

9.1

Sreesanth to Solanki, 1 run, takes some of the pace off it first up, but Solanki is vigilant, driving back out to deep extra cover

9.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, steps back to give himself room to drive strongly through cover

9.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 2 runs, a huge drive, mid-off scurries round but too late to meet it on the full; the ball plugs and is eventually tidied up

9.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 2 runs, half-volley outside off and well driven out to long-off, but equally well picked up by Pathan who crashes on to his knees in his efforts

9.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, driven out uglily (as uglily as that made-up word) in front of midwicket

9.6

Sreesanth to Solanki, 1 run, hit up towards the covers

England 94/1   S Sreesanth 3-0-22-0

15.1

Sreesanth to Collingwood, SIX, sixes are what England need, and Collingwood delivers! That was clean as a whistle, into the midwicket stand

15.2

Sreesanth to Collingwood, FOUR, sweetly timed. Stepped across to clip an off stump full-toss backward of square leg. England are brawling. Sort of

15.3

Sreesanth to Collingwood, 1 run, across his stumps again, and thumped into the covers

15.4

Sreesanth to Shah, 1 wide, Collingwood makes room, but the wide is still called

15.4

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, extraordinary shot. His first sweep worked, this one ended up as a bit of a muddle. Too much moving around the crease that time

15.5

Sreesanth to Shah, FOUR, he stands still this time, and that's gone straight through deep midwicket. Top shot

15.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, Shah's dancing again, and drives down the ground. Sreesanth is miffed and feigns a shy at the stumps as he fields in his followthrough

England 151/3   S Sreesanth 4-0-38-0
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Sep 19, 2007

India walk off after beating England, England v India, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

India walk off after beating England

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Sep 19, 2007

Well at least Stuart Broad and Yuvraj Singh can laugh it off after batsman hit bowler for six sixes in an over, England v India, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

Well at least Stuart Broad and Yuvraj Singh can laugh it off

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