Result
4th Match, Nottingham, Jun 6 2009, Group A (N), ICC World Twenty20
180/5
(20 ov, target 181)
155/8
India won by 25 runs
Player Of The Match
BDESH Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2015 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 155/8CRR: 7.75 
Mushfiqur Rahim11 (11)
Shahadat Hossain0 (0)
Ishant Sharma4-0-34-2
Irfan Pathan2-0-20-0

Yuvraj Singh's breezy cameo made the difference. India were dawdling along after Dhoni struggled to get going after promoting himself to no 3. Enter Yuvraj. By the time he left, he had pushed India to a strong total. Then Pragyan Ojha bowled a superb spell to finish the job.

Ashraful: We had two partnerships at the top but didn't have anything after that. Yuvraj batted really well. We bowled and fielded well. 20 runs too many in the end I think. We are a good side. If we play well we can win against Ireland.

Dhoni: It was a professional performance. We were struck in the middle when myself and Gautam were batting. We knew that the spinners would do well on this track. It was justified by our bowlers. Yusuf bowled well and after that Ojha and Harbhajan did the job for us. We have to improve in certain areas like new-ball and in the end. Yuvraj played a brilliant innings. At that mark, we (gambhir and I) were trying to hit but couldn't .. Rohit also played well.

Man of the Match Pragyan Ojha: "It was cold out there. I have played club cricket in England. It's a great feeling to play in this Indian team. It was a memorable debut {t20) for me and I would remember it for a long time."

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19.6
1
I Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
full pitched on the off stump, driven to the off side .. And India, the defending champions, have won.
19.5
w
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, OUT
Yuvraj takes another very good catch. Naeem had lifted one towards long-off where Yuvraj was staitioned. Yuvraj rushed down, lunged forward to take a nice diving catch
Naeem Islam c Yuvraj Singh b I Sharma 28 (15m 17b 0x4 3x6) SR: 164.70
19.4
1
I Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
low full toss, pushed down to long-on
19.3
1
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, 1 run
driven down to long-on for a single
19.2
6
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, SIX runs
Even bigger. Naeem is showing some real talent here. Again Ishant followed him as he moved down the leg side but he held his balance well to flat bat a forehand cross court over long-on for a big six
19.1
6
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, SIX runs
Impressive hit to long-off boundary. Naeem moved outside leg stump and flat-batted the short-of-length delivery over long-off. It was a fierce forehand down the line
end of over 1910 runs
BDESH: 140/7CRR: 7.36 • RRR: 41.00
Naeem Islam15 (13)
Mushfiqur Rahim9 (9)
Irfan Pathan2-0-20-0
Harbhajan Singh4-0-25-0
18.6
1
IK Pathan to Naeem Islam, 1 run
full again, driven to long-off for a single
18.5
IK Pathan to Naeem Islam, no run
yorker length outside off stump, can't get bat on ball and Dhoni collects
18.4
6
IK Pathan to Naeem Islam, SIX runs
slower one, full in length, Naeem waited for it before playing a top shot over long-off. Too late in the day, though.
18.3
IK Pathan to Naeem Islam, no run
from over the stumps. full toss outside off, goes for the big swing but gets a bottom edge and the ball rolls to the keeper
18.3
1w
IK Pathan to Naeem Islam, 1 wide
drifts it down the leg side ..
18.2
IK Pathan to Naeem Islam, no run
full in length, just outside off, tapped to backward point
18.1
2
IK Pathan to Naeem Islam, 2 runs
from round the stumps, full and on the off stump, heaved across through midwicket
end of over 185 runs
BDESH: 130/7CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 25.50
Naeem Islam6 (7)
Mushfiqur Rahim9 (9)
Harbhajan Singh4-0-25-0
Zaheer Khan3-0-26-1
17.6
1
Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 1 run
turns in from outside off stump, tapped through cover point
17.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
slows up the pace and Mushfiqir edges the sweep towards deep midwicket
17.4
Harbhajan Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
comes down the track, Harbhajan drags back the length, pushed back to the bowler
17.3
1
Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 1 run
shapes to move outside leg before shuffling back in line to push it to cover
17.2
2
Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 2 runs
backs away again and punches it through cover point
17.1
Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, no run
moves outside leg stump, tries to cut but doesn't put bat to the topspinner and Dhoni gathers
end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 125/7CRR: 7.35 • RRR: 18.66
Naeem Islam2 (3)
Mushfiqur Rahim8 (7)
Zaheer Khan3-0-26-1
Ishant Sharma3-0-19-1
16.6
1
Khan to Naeem Islam, 1 run
short in length, outside off, cut away to deep point
16.6
1w
Khan to Naeem Islam, 1 wide
bouncer just outside leg stump, shuffles across to pull but doesn't connect.
16.5
1
Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
full and outside off stump, sliced off the outer edge to Harbhajan at third man
16.4
1
Khan to Naeem Islam, 1 run
yorker on the middle and off stump line, dug out to the off side