Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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

  • Andrew Flintoff8 (4b)
  • Dimitri Mascarenhas0 (0b)
  • Irfan 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!

LJ Wright c Harbhajan Singh b Pathan 16 (8m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 177.77

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
19.1
1
Pathan to Wright, 1 run, massive intent, but not enough connection. Midwicket cleans up

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | ENG: 183/5 (36 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.63, RRR: 36.00)

  • Andrew Flintoff3 (2b)
  • Luke Wright5 (5b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-35-1
  • RP Singh4-0-28-2

And what do you know. England need 36 in an over! It's been done before ...

18.6
2
Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 2 runs, another wild swing, but to no great avail
18.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to Wright, 1 run, makes room again and smeared into the covers, the shy comes in but misses
18.4
2
Harbhajan Singh to Wright, 2 runs, full and straight again, and a near-miss at the non-striker's end. A direct hit would have been out
18.3
1
Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff's getting and administering a bit of banter out there. Harbhajan sends down a low full toss, but it's not put away
18.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to Wright, 1 run, full toss, almost follows Wright as he makes room. Cut to backward point
18.2
5w
Harbhajan Singh to Wright, 5 wides, wide down leg and the ball scurries away for four. That'll help
18.1
0
Harbhajan Singh to Wright, no run, down the track to meet a thigh-high leg-side full toss - and misses out

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 171/5 (48 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.50, RRR: 24.00)

  • Luke Wright1 (1b)
  • Andrew Flintoff0 (0b)
  • RP Singh4-0-28-2
  • Joginder Sharma4-0-57-0
17.6
1
Singh to Wright, 1 run, has a mow down the ground, nearly hits Flintoff at the non-striker's end

Luke Wright and Andrew Flintoff to attempt a miracle for England

17.5
W
Singh to Collingwood, OUT, moved outside off, went for a massive hoick over square leg, missed again. This time the bowler didn't. And that's comprehensively bowled

PD Collingwood b Singh 28 (32m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

17.4
0
Singh to Collingwood, no run, moved outside off, went for a massive hoick over square leg, missed
17.3
W
Singh to Shah, OUT, short and Shah swings towards his favourite midwicket boundary, but it's high on the bat and plops straight into the hands of the fielder! England lose another well-set batsman, and their predicament just gets worse

OA Shah c Joginder Sharma b Singh 21 (15m 13b 3x4 1x6) SR: 161.53

17.3
3w
Singh to Shah, 3 wides, short, wide, Dhoni can't gather and the batsmen scamper two. That's a handy bonus
17.2
0
Singh to Shah, no run, full and very nearly perfect. Yorker length and swings back in, just misses off stump as Shah backs away
17.1
0
Singh to Shah, no run, swing and a miss. That's a valuable dot ball

END OF OVER:
17 | 16 Runs | ENG: 167/3 (52 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.82, RRR: 17.33)

  • Owais Shah21 (10b)
  • Paul Collingwood28 (18b)
  • Joginder Sharma4-0-57-0
  • Sreesanth4-0-38-0
16.6
1
Joginder Sharma to Shah, 1 run, over midwicket again, but not timed on this occasion
16.5
4
Joginder Sharma to Shah, FOUR runs, short-arm jab and that's another six! Joginder has the same glazed look as Stuart Broad, and England have a smidgeon of hope
16.4
6
Joginder Sharma to Shah, SIX runs, short and pulled ... all the way for a maximum! There's a good catch in the crowd to boot, and England give themselves another lifeline
16.3
3
Joginder Sharma to Collingwood, 3 runs, clumped over extra-cover and picked up in the deep

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

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

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BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
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AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
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SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
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INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031