Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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

JW Dernbach run out (Balaji) 12 (11m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 171.42

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 (93 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.57, RRR: 15.50)

  • Steven Finn7 (7b)
  • Jade Dernbach11 (6b)
  • Piyush Chawla4-1-13-2
  • Ashok 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
13.4
0
Chawla to Dernbach, no run, full and straight, Dhoni collects it on a half-volley, goes for the stumping, but the third umpire tells Simon T that Dernbach dragged the back foot back in time
13.3
1
Chawla to Finn, 1 run, short of a length, punched away to deep cover
13.2
0
Chawla to Finn, no run, flighted legbreak, beaten on the sweep. Somebody tell England, there is playing field in front of square too
13.1
1
Chawla to Dernbach, 1 run, pushed to long-on for one

"So now, how do you drop Harbhajan to bring back Ashwin? or for matter Chawla? Oh yeah! Dinda is getting hammered, so he can be dropped for Ashwin. Problem solved?" Rakesh, what is interesting is, will Dhoni now have the heart to play five bowlers in matches that matter? Anyway, Chawla to bowl out now. Two slips in place

END OF OVER:
13 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 74/9 (97 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.69, RRR: 13.85)

  • Jade Dernbach9 (3b)
  • Steven Finn5 (4b)
  • Ashok Dinda2-0-26-1
  • Harbhajan Singh4-2-12-4
12.6
1
Dinda to Dernbach, 1 run, shot. Makes room, gets a length ball, chips it over point
12.5
4
Dinda to Dernbach, FOUR runs, that's effective. Follows him with the short ball, and he gets some glove to lob it over the keeper
12.4
4
Dinda to Dernbach, FOUR runs, backs away and hits a short ball over extra cover. He just swung and hoped for the best, but gets the runs. They have now gone past the lowest total of all time
12.3
1
Dinda to Finn, 1 run, backs away and pulls again, gets a single to mid-on

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2C KieswetterAD Hales
2nd16LJ WrightC Kieswetter
3rd21EJG MorganC Kieswetter
4th3C KieswetterJM Bairstow
5th9C KieswetterJC Buttler
6th3TT BresnanJC Buttler
7th6SCJ BroadJC Buttler
8th0GP SwannSCJ Broad
9th0SCJ BroadST Finn
10th20JW DernbachST Finn

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

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WI3214-0.375
ENG3122-0.397
NZ3030-0.169
Group 2
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PAK32140.273
INDIA3214-0.274
SA3030-0.421
Group A
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ENG21120.65
AFG2020-3.475
Group B
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AUS22042.184
WI2011-1.855
IRE2011-2.092
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22043.598
SL21121.852
ZIM2020-3.624
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK22040.706
NZ21121.15
BDESH2020-1.868