and a quiet dab to the leg side takes England through to the Super Eights. A comprehensive seven-wicket win for them
Well, a comprehensive win for England there, outclassing Kenya emphatically. Encouraging signs, too, for England with their bowlers showing good form - Anderson bowled a terrific opening spell. Joyce was calm and patient in his 75; Pietersen was dominant and forceful in his 56. "We're getting better suited to these wickets, which I think is key," he said after the match. "It's nice to contribute to the team, and to win is special. To get fifty odd in a very important game, yes - it's special." It's all very special and, on that note, it's goodbye from us.
Now. Bash it
an expansive drive, crunched all along the turf to cover
And still we wait. Just bash it.
drifting down leg, Collingwood wants the run but Pietersen sends him back
turned to short fine leg, but no run on offer
on middle-and-off, Collingwood just works it around the corner and refuses to go for glory
too short and wide but Collingwood gets himself into a tangle, padding it away
Last over, I imagine
driven back to the bowler
quicker and flatter, Pietersen watches it closely onto the bat
on leg stump, Collingwood works it for a single
on off stump, defended firmly
far too short, Collingwood has all the time in the world to time this off the back foot, quite beautifully, for four
cracked off the back foot but straight to extra cover
ooh, nice bit of indrift there to end the over. Pietersen gives it due respect
Come on. Whack it.
full bunger, bunged down the ground for another single
and he lands one! On middle-and-off, which is where he should be aiming to, and it's firmly defended
and another full toss which England fail to dispatch. "Hammered for one" as Nasser Hussain says with Pietersen pulling it through midwicket
cripes, a massive full toss. He really is struggling out there
the wrong line, down the leg side, Pietersen clips it to leg
Pietersen's moving the sightscreen. Well, not literally, but he's asking for it to be moved
Just eleven more needed now.
shot. Don't bother running. Too wide, much too short and Collingwood cracks it square for another four
short, wide, cut hard but straight to point