ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

"Hello me hearties," begins HRG. "India winning the toss and batting first does provide the fifth instance of a side batting first in 21 games of this tournament." That they do. Here's Virender Sehwag - a swashbuckler if ever there was

Here come the teams, officials and hangers-on. A good crowd, mostly backing India, and a stiff breeze blowing across the ground. And for the first exchanges, it will be Andrew Miller. Ahoy. The mutinous English have fared like scurvy-dogs in this tourney so far. Another loss here and 'tis time they all walked the plank. And my parrot concurs

5.55pm There on the same pitch that was used for the earlier game. "There are one or two cracks that have appeared," reports Nasser Hussain. "A terrific pitch first time around, may be slightly different this time. New Zealand got 153 here this afternoon ... never enough, but 153 would be enough under the lights."

Jenny adds that it's too late for England to even salvage pride with a win. She has a point. Their performances have been abject.

5.50pm The lights are on and we are getting ready to rumble. Pride is all that England have to play for, India must win. This is the eighth time the two sides have met in the last month ... who says there's too much international cricket ... Miller, unhelpfully, points out this is actually the "pieces of eighth time the two sides have met". Fool.

5.40pm India win the toss and bat. "We want to take the pressure of the batsmen a bit," says MS Dhoni. "I think we will set the target and chase. Pretty much we know their strategies. We have to win this game to keep our hopes alive."

Collingwood says England would have bowled first and although they're out, they're not down: "Yaargh, we're looking forward to the game," he says, though we possibly added one of those words.

5.35pm Here is the England team ... one change, Chris Schofield gives way to Chris Tremlett. Two changes for India, Joginder Sharma and Rohit Sharma in, Ajit Agarkar and Dinesh Karthik out.

England Darren Maddy, Vikram Solanki (wk), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (capt), Owais Shah, Andrew Flintoff, Luke Wright, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Chris Tremlett, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

India Virendar Sehwag, Gautham Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth, RP Singh, Joginder Sharma, Rohit Sharma.

5.25pm It's national talk like a pirate day in Europe and Andrew Miller has found a site which translates everyday speak into flowing pirate. Be warned when he comes on for his stint. Ahoy, your commentators today be the aforementioned Miller, Martin Williamson and Jenny Thompson. Gar ... oh dear.

5.05pm Good afternoon and welcome to the second game today, England v India at Durban. England are already out as a result of South Africa beating New Zealand (allied to some abject performances of their own), but India have got to win today and then beat South Africa and rely on a better Net Run Rate than South Africa or New Zealand to progress to the semi-finals. Simple.

0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 wide, avast, tis down the leg-side

0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, that's more like it. Outside off and swinging away

0.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, ahoy, that's the length. Leaping off the deck like a galleon on the high seas

0.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed back onto the stumps, and tucked to square leg for the first runs off the bat

Even the umpires had a huddle before the game. How unpiratical

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 wide, short, but too short. Sails way over Sehwag's head

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 wide, another one, way outside off stump. Anderson usually likes the lights, but he's not controlling it yet, so he's not

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 4 leg byes, strays onto the pads, and there's no chance for Solanki to cut that off

0.5

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, tighter to off stump, and Sehwag swished like a cutlass-wielder as the ball jagged back into him

0.6

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, on the spot to finish. Only one run off the bat in that over. The eight extras rather ruined the effect though

End of over 1 (9 runs) India 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
V Sehwag    0* (3b)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0
G Gambhir    1* (3b)     

Here's Stuart Broad

1.1

Broad to Sehwag, no run, good length to start off, and a hint of nibble off the pitch

1.2

Broad to Sehwag, no run, fizzing movement off the pitch, Sehwag can't help but chase it. Lovely bowling

1.3

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, short, and Sehwag hops back as if on a peg-leg, and tucks that one off the hip to backward square

1.4

Broad to Gambhir, no run, avast! That leapt past the left-hander's outside edge. Spirited stuff from the young pup

1.5

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, wafted down to third man

1.6

Broad to Sehwag, 1 wide, straying off his line this time, Sehwag swishes but no contact

1.6

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, darts onto the back foot to defend into the off side. Sharp sprinting brings a single as Broad swoops to field. Sehwag and sharp sprinting ... that doesn't happen often

End of over 2 (4 runs) India 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
V Sehwag    2* (7b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-0
G Gambhir    2* (5b)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0

2.1

Flintoff to Sehwag, 2 runs, nudged away fine as Flintoff gives a touch of width, well fielded by Mascarenhas on the boundary's edge

2.2

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside off, but a lovely length

Quite why Flintoff is playing is anyone's guess. He's limping like Long John Silver at the moment

2.3

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run

2.4

Flintoff to Sehwag, 1 run, fast and straight, and deflected for a single

2.5

Flintoff to Gambhir, no run, full-hearted effort, but Flintoff grimaces in his followthrough once more

2.6

Flintoff to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length but tight to off stump. Gambhir cuts but is cramped for room, a single nonetheless

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
G Gambhir    3* (7b)      A Flintoff    1-0-4-0
V Sehwag    5* (11b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-0

3.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir nurdles down to fine leg. Sehwag has free rein for five balls

3.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed firmly into the covers, but can't beat the field. A scampered single all the same

3.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, climbs into that one, outside off and on a good length. Not timed but effective enough

3.4

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, short and smeared with intent - hits high on the bat though and Gambhir is lucky to clear the man at wide mid-on

3.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, shorter and flailed into the off side again, like a grog-addled mutineer

3.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short again, and misses out again. This time the pull shot is timed better, but straight to midwicket

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 23/0 (RR: 5.75)
G Gambhir    8* (12b)      JM Anderson    2-0-10-0
V Sehwag    6* (12b)      A Flintoff    1-0-4-0

4.1

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag gives himself room, but Broad sees him go and follows him. Well done that lad

4.2

Broad to Gambhir, SIX, avast, the first six of the innings. Short and clobbered over midwicket

4.3

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, tucked away to rotate the strike

4.4

Broad to Sehwag, no run, into position for an elegant drive, but no timing in the shot

4.5

Broad to Sehwag, 1 wide, sneaky manoeuvre from Sehwag, backing away and he earns the wide as Broad pushes it a touch outside off. Probably a fair call

4.5

Broad to Sehwag, no run, back on a good length, and dabbed down the track

4.6

Broad to Sehwag, 3 runs, fuller and straighter, and whipped off the pads with a flick of the wrists. Hauled in from the boundary's edge at midwicket. Effective over for India

End of over 5 (12 runs) India 35/0 (RR: 7.00)
V Sehwag    10* (16b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-16-0
G Gambhir    15* (14b 1x6)      JM Anderson    2-0-10-0

Here's Long John Freddie for his next pillaging mission

5.1

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump and climbing through to the keeper

5.2

Flintoff to Sehwag, 2 runs, fuller and straighter, Sehwag hustles his shot into the leg side and finds the gap

5.3

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, strange shot that time, Sehwag hops across to whip into the leg side, but is beaten by the bounce. Nipped off the seam and through to the keeper

5.4

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run

5.5

Flintoff to Sehwag, 1 wide, too much room that time

5.5

Flintoff to Sehwag, 2 runs, cracking effort from Broad at third man, hauled in a certain four after a bit of width from Flintoff

5.6

Flintoff to Sehwag, 1 run, raps the pads and runs away to gully

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 41/0 (RR: 6.83)
V Sehwag    15* (22b)      A Flintoff    2-0-10-0
G Gambhir    15* (14b 1x6)      SCJ Broad    2-0-16-0

Dimitri Mascarenhas enters the attack. He'd not look out of place in Morgan's Harbour

6.1

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, FOUR, oops, that's too short and smeared over the leg side for a one-bounce boundary

6.2

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 1 run, fuller length and nurdled away down to third man

6.3

Mascarenhas to Gambhir, 1 run, x marks the spot for Dimitri. Gambhir can only nudge that away for another single

6.4

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, SIX, up up and away, opened the blade to a bit of width, and that's hit a spectator at deep point like a cannonball

The poor bloke looks a bit stunned. He was one of the few who wasn't going for the catch

6.5

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 2 runs, good cricket, pushed into the covers and back for a second with some excellent running between the wickets

6.6

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 1 run, wide of off stump and dabbed down to third man

End of over 7 (15 runs) India 56/0 (RR: 8.00)
V Sehwag    29* (27b 1x4 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-15-0
G Gambhir    16* (15b 1x6)      A Flintoff    2-0-10-0

Tremlett into the attack

7.1

Tremlett to Sehwag, SIX, short and Sehwag uses the extra bounce to lift that clean over the head of third man. That's always the danger for Tremlett in one-day cricket

7.2

Tremlett to Sehwag, 1 run, lovely work between the wickets. Dab and run

7.3

Tremlett to Gambhir, FOUR, too wide and Gambhir slashes that with immense power past Collingwood at backward point

7.4

Tremlett to Gambhir, (no ball) 1 run, oh dear, we've got a free hit coming up ... not clever with Sehwag back on strike

7.4

Tremlett to Sehwag, no run, wonderful response. Yorker length, and just misses off stump. It would have been a waste if it had hit

7.5

Tremlett to Sehwag, 1 run, good batting once again from Sehwag, not getting greedy in this over. Rotates the strike well

7.6

Tremlett to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump and swinging away to the keeper. A good recovery from Tremlett. It would have been out with the cat o' nine tails if he'd overstepped again

Here's Jimmy Anderson

End of over 8 (14 runs) India 70/0 (RR: 8.75)
G Gambhir    21* (18b 1x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    1-0-14-0
V Sehwag    37* (31b 1x4 2x6)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-15-0

8.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, the shot was on, but Sehwag missed with a slashing cut. A bit fortunate for Anderson there ...

8.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run

8.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, full, on leg stump. Gambhir needed to play that finer to beat the field, but it's a good diving stop nonetheless at short backward square

8.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, whipped wristily into the leg-side, fuller length again

8.5

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, premeditated, and carved off middle stump out to deep point where Flintoff stoops and fields

8.6

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, lovely shot, outside off, full length, angled through the cordon and away to the third man boundary. Great skill and improvisation

End of over 9 (7 runs) India 77/0 (RR: 8.55)
G Gambhir    26* (20b 2x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    3-0-17-0
V Sehwag    39* (35b 1x4 2x6)      CT Tremlett    1-0-14-0

Here's the skipper of Good Ship England. Paul Collingwood

9.1

Collingwood to Sehwag, 1 run, dropped. That's a howler! Massive swing from Sehwag, it went spiralling up and over the non-existent slip cordon, and Mascarenhas let it through his fingers

9.2

Collingwood to Gambhir, no run, outside off and well taken by Solanki

9.3

Collingwood to Gambhir, 1 run, a big wind-up and bludgeoned through midwicket

9.4

Collingwood to Sehwag, SIX, wonderful timing - not a lot wrong with the ball, but just too much width. Sehwag slapped it brutally up and over the point boundary. It's already an expensive miss

9.5

Collingwood to Sehwag, FOUR, that's a fine double-whammy. Fuller and straighter, and thumped along the ground through the covers

Mascarenhas shakes his head.

9.6

Collingwood to Sehwag, 1 run, that's a vile long-hop but Collingwood gets away with it. Midwicket fields on the boundary

Enough of this banter. It's time for the saltiest old seadog of the lot. Martin Williamson

End of over 10 (13 runs) India 90/0 (RR: 9.00)
V Sehwag    51* (39b 2x4 3x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-13-0
G Gambhir    27* (22b 2x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    3-0-17-0

Many thanks to Long John Miller for the last ten overs. Here's Stuart Broad.

10.1

Broad to Sehwag, 2 runs, a shimmy to leg and on driven, well run as well, converting a tight two into an easy couple

10.2

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, full outside off stump, he has to stoop to reach it with extended arms and all he can do is squeeze it into the covers

10.3

Broad to Gambhir, no run, cuttable length, and that's what Gambhir tries to do, but he misses ... slightly slower delivery and that did for him

10.4

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller, again Gambhir steps back and cuts into the ground, the ball scoots into the covers and they have to be happy with a strolled single

10.5

Broad to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag steps to the leg side, it's short and he tries to help it on its way but misses

10.6

Broad to Sehwag, FOUR, a great yorker, Sehwag jabs down on it just in time, gets an inside edge and the ball flies past his leg stump and races to the boundary

There's no justice in the world ... Broad gives a rueful smile.

End of over 11 (8 runs) India 98/0 (RR: 8.90)
V Sehwag    58* (43b 3x4 3x6)      SCJ Broad    3-0-24-0
G Gambhir    28* (24b 2x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-13-0

11.1

Tremlett to Gambhir, FOUR, a slog, no other word, but highly effective, he steps back and absolutely leathers that past Tremlett who would have been wise to have ducked had it been a foot lower

11.2

Tremlett to Gambhir, 2 wides, cuts but the ball is way too wide, a fumble allows the batsmen to scurry a single

11.2

Tremlett to Sehwag, FOUR, gives himself room and larrups that through the off side

11.3

Tremlett to Sehwag, 1 run, swished off his hips behind square on the leg side

11.4

Tremlett to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, another ugly heave from Gambhir, he misses but the ball hits him high on the leg and into the off side, Anderson fields

11.5

Tremlett to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag steps to leg and ducks, it wasn't that short and he seemed to lose it

11.6

Tremlett to Sehwag, no run, no wide but Tremlett a bit lucky ... Sehwag stepped to leg, Tremlett fired it down the off but it was still fairly wide even if the batsman had still been where he should have been

End of over 12 (12 runs) India 110/0 (RR: 9.16)
V Sehwag    63* (47b 4x4 3x6)      CT Tremlett    2-0-25-0
G Gambhir    32* (26b 3x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    3-0-24-0

12.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, banged in, hooked but not middled, the ball dribbles to Flintoff behind square on the leg side

12.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, more crease skipping, Sehwag steps to the leg and hammers the ball over the covers ... there's a man out there for just that shot

12.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, firm drive to Mascarenhas at long-on

12.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, worked from outside off stump to short fine leg

12.5

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 wide, much too short, way over Gambhir's head

12.5

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, full toss, launched towards deep midwicket, it lands two yards inside the boundary and plugs

12.6

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, cut to third man

Swashbucklin' battin to be sure ... all India's game so far

End of over 13 (8 runs) India 118/0 (RR: 9.07)
G Gambhir    37* (30b 3x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    4-0-25-0
V Sehwag    65* (49b 4x4 3x6)      CT Tremlett    2-0-25-0

13.1

Maddy to Gambhir, no run, straight, patted back to Maddy

13.2

Maddy to Gambhir, FOUR, a swing, a thick inside edge beats short fine leg. "Son of a Biscuit Eater," yells Maddy. Well, almost ...

13.3

Maddy to Gambhir, FOUR, much better, much crisper, two steps and hammered over extra cover

13.4

Maddy to Gambhir, 1 run, one step this time and flicked to deep midwicket

13.5

Maddy to Sehwag, 1 run, slog-driven to long-on

13.6

Maddy to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, squeezed off his toes to short fine leg

End of over 14 (11 runs) India 129/0 (RR: 9.21)
G Gambhir    46* (35b 5x4 1x6)      DL Maddy    1-0-10-0
V Sehwag    66* (50b 4x4 3x6)      JM Anderson    4-0-25-0

Drinks, bat changes etc

14.1

Tremlett to Gambhir, FOUR, full toss that got exactly what is deserved, four runs smashed through midwicket

Gambhir brings up his fifty ...

14.2

Tremlett to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir back and content to pat the ball to point and stroll the single. Tremlett looks rather unhappy with life

14.3

Tremlett to Sehwag, 2 runs, driven to deep extra cover, the man had some way to move and Sehwag sprinted back for the second

14.4

Tremlett to Sehwag, OUT, the breakthrough but methinks too late to be of consequence ... Sehwag steps to the off and is clean bowled ... Tremlett punches the air

V Sehwag b Tremlett 68 (59m 52b 4x4 3x6) SR: 130.76

14.5

Tremlett to Uthappa, 1 run, stands tall, drops the ball at his feet and runs

14.6

Tremlett to Gambhir, 1 run, slashed in the air to third man, the ball falls five or so yards short of Shah

End of over 15 (9 runs) India 138/1 (RR: 9.20)
G Gambhir    52* (38b 6x4 1x6)      CT Tremlett    3-0-34-1
RV Uthappa    1* (1b)      DL Maddy    1-0-10-0

15.1

Maddy to Gambhir, FOUR, deftness in a sea of hoicks ... run off the face of the bat ever so fine on the leg side, using the pace of the ball to do all the work

15.2

Maddy to Gambhir, 2 runs, driven high and straight, Shah round from long-off and he makes a neat sliding stop

15.3

Maddy to Gambhir, OUT, Gambhir tries to flick to leg but only succeeds in paddling to short fine leg and the ball loops invitingly to Flintoff

G Gambhir c Broad b Maddy 58 (62m 41b 7x4 1x6) SR: 141.46

he leaves to warm applause as well he might ...

15.4

Maddy to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni tries to hit into the off with no footwork and misses

15.5

Maddy to Dhoni, 2 runs, clipped off his toes to Flintoff at deep square leg ... quick running out pressure on and it worked

15.6

Maddy to Dhoni, 2 runs, backfoot shot through the covers, well placed again

End of over 16 (10 runs) India 148/2 (RR: 9.25)
MS Dhoni    4* (3b)      DL Maddy    2-0-20-1
RV Uthappa    1* (1b)      CT Tremlett    3-0-34-1

16.1

Tremlett to Uthappa, FOUR, launched over wide midwicket for a one-bounce four, beautifully picked up and timed

16.2

Tremlett to Uthappa, 1 run, flowing square drive, all along the ground to the man on the boundary edge

16.3

Tremlett to Dhoni, 1 run, driven with bottom hand aplenty to long-on

16.4

Tremlett to Uthappa, 1 wide, down the leg side, no sniff of swing, right where it was aimed, a heave and a miss from Dhoni

16.4

Tremlett to Uthappa, OUT, Uthappa steps two or three paces to the off and is bowled by a full delivery ... a gamble, but aren't most shots at this stage of Twenty20?

RV Uthappa b Tremlett 6 (8m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

In comes Yuvraj with a hairstyle that is suspiciously styled on Kevin Keegan circa 1978.

16.5

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and lively welcome from Tremlett

16.6

Tremlett to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, driven uppishly over the covers, he gave himself room and timed that sweetly

The end of Tremlett who will be hauled over the keelhaul for that performance with the ball.

End of over 17 (11 runs) India 159/3 (RR: 9.35)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (2b 1x4)      CT Tremlett    4-0-45-2
MS Dhoni    5* (4b)      DL Maddy    2-0-20-1

17.1

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, firm cover drive but not into a gap in the deep

Watching Flintoff bowl is painful ... it so clearly hurts him.

17.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, swung into the leg side, well picked up

17.3

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss, driven on the bounce to Collingwood at long-off

Flintoff hobbling like a man with a stone in his boot.

17.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, half-volley which he squeezes with an open face over point for a one bounce four ... a high-risk shot but his connection was sweet

17.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short, hooked into the heavens where it hangs for several seconds before plopping two yards in from the boundary and perfectly between two approaching fielders

17.6

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, chipped to long-on

End of over 18 (12 runs) India 171/3 (RR: 9.50)
Yuvraj Singh    14* (6b 3x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-22-0
MS Dhoni    7* (6b)      CT Tremlett    4-0-45-2

18.1

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, that's out the ground, super shot over cow corner and it just kept going up

The dodgy TV measurement says that's 111 yards ... but as it landed outside the ground how the whatsists do they know? They guess, that's how.

18.2

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, now that really is sweet, no more than a dismissive flick off his legs, swatting a fly, and the ball arcs deep into the crowd beyond backward square leg

18.3

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, he's hitting them everywhere, he steps to leg and smashes the ball over extra cover and it keeps on travelling ... the fireworks start on top of the scoreboard ... they've been going off in the middle for some time

18.4

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Shiver me timbers!: Broad goes round the wicket, bowls a filthy wide full toss and Yuvraj steers it over backward point and it clears the rope again

England have a team meeting. Shuffling deckchairs on the Jolly Roger though ...

18.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, down on one knee and larruped over midwicket, that one was more nine iron, it went into the night sky and dropped with a thud in the jubilant crowd ...

Broad looks quizzical ... and miserable. Can he ... can Yuvraj do it ... he looks like a man who knows he is about to be mauled again ...

18.6

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, and he has, Yuvraj leans back and smacks that over wide mid-on ... it was the maximum from the moment it left that bat and the crowd were roaring as it flew

Unsurprisingly, that's also the fastest Twenty20 fifty - it came up from 12 balls. Three fours, six sixes. More to the point, he's the first batsman to hit six sixes in Twenty20, and the fourth in senior cricket. Garry Sobers and Ravi Shastri did it in first-class matches, Herschelle Gibbs in the World Cup and now Yuvraj.

End of over 19 (36 runs) India 207/3 (RR: 10.89)
Yuvraj Singh    50* (12b 3x4 6x6)      SCJ Broad    4-0-60-0
MS Dhoni    7* (6b)      A Flintoff    3-0-22-0

19.1

Flintoff to Dhoni, 1 run, after the Lord Mayor's Show ... reverse sweep for a single

19.2

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full toss and a wide one - it pitched nearer the keeper than the stumps - Yuvraj leaves and then he and Flintoff chat

19.3

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, improvised chip into the leg side, he stepped to the off and eased it one bounce to deep midwicket

19.4

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Flintoff's turn to suffer, a full swing and launched over long-off

19.5

Flintoff to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, finally he doesn't quite get hold of one and thwacks a full toss to long-on. It matters not one jot, he's done his job and the crowd stand in appreciation

Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Flintoff 58 (14m 16b 3x4 7x6) SR: 362.50

His team-mates all stand as he returns to Davy Jones' Locker ... er, the dugout.

19.6

Flintoff to Dhoni, 2 runs, a low-key finish as Dhoni works it to leg, but even a six out of the ground would have been low-key after Yuvraj's fireworks

A quite remarkable display of power-hitting from Yuvraj Singh has brought Kingsmead alight. He was clobbered for five sixes by Dimitri Mascarenhas at The Oval earlier this month, and has repaid the insult in spades. England are already out of the tournament, they are now in danger of humiliation as well. Join us for the restart in ten minutes ... we're off to have a lie down ...

Check out this page for the fastest fifties ...

End of over 20 (11 runs) India 218/4
MS Dhoni    10* (8b)      A Flintoff    4-0-33-1
IK Pathan    0* (0b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-60-0
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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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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