10th Match, Group A (N), Colombo (RPS), September 23, 2012, ICC World Twenty20
(14.4/20 ov, T:171) 80

India won by 90 runs

Player Of The Match
India INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Gautam Gambhir c †Kieswetter b Finn45387050118.42
Irfan Pathan  b Finn881410100.00
Virat Kohli c Bairstow b Swann40323360125.00
Rohit Sharma not out 55334851166.66
MS Dhoni (c)†c Hales b Dernbach982310112.50
Suresh Raina not out 11200100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, w 8)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.50, 97 Mts)170/4
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Irfan Pathan, 2.4 ov), 2-81 (Virat Kohli, 10.3 ov), 3-119 (Gautam Gambhir, 15.5 ov), 4-166 (MS Dhoni, 19.4 ov)
Steven Finn403328.2594030
2.4 to IK Pathan, Finn has made the necessary correction. Bowls full and hits timber. Slightly fuller than a length ball, on off, holding its line slightly, Pathan has driven all around it, and he and his off stump have gone for a walk. That certainly seems back a little to hold its line against the angle. 24/1
15.5 to G Gambhir, Finn has got his man. Gambhir has had a patchy innings, and finally one goes to hand. It;s the slower offcutter again, Gambhir looks to make room and go over extra cover, but all he manages is a healthy edge.The ball, though, is dying on Kieswetter, who dives forward to complete the catch. 119/3
Jade Dernbach4045111.2555130
19.4 to MS Dhoni, lovely tag-team work. Slower ball, Dhoni gets more height than distance, but this is still taking Butler with it over the long-on boundary. Butler catches it inches inside, knows he is going to step over with the momentum, and lobs it back in before doing so. And it turns out to be an easy catch for Hales, who has also run for the catch. 166/4
Stuart Broad403609.0065000
Tim Bresnan403508.7554010
Graeme Swann401714.2590010
10.3 to V Kohli, the pressure from Swann has finally drawn a false shot. Kohli gets too close to this delivery, and goes towards midwicket. Because he is so close to the pitch of the ball, he doesn't get the elevation, and picks out deep midwicket. 81/2
England INNINGS (Target: 171 runs from 20 overs)
Craig Kieswetter c Kohli b Chawla35253842140.00
Alex Hales  b Pathan024000.00
Luke Wright lbw b Pathan64701150.00
Eoin Morgan  b Harbhajan Singh26120033.33
Jonny Bairstow  b Chawla1870012.50
Jos Buttler  b Harbhajan Singh1112161091.66
Tim Bresnan c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh1850012.50
Stuart Broad (c)c Gambhir b Dinda331100100.00
Graeme Swann st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh032000.00
Steven Finn not out 810141080.00
Jade Dernbach run out (Balaji)1271120171.42
Extras(w 1)1
TOTAL14.4 Ov (RR: 5.45, 68 Mts)80
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Alex Hales, 0.6 ov), 2-18 (Luke Wright, 2.4 ov), 3-39 (Eoin Morgan, 5.2 ov), 4-42 (Jonny Bairstow, 6.6 ov), 5-51 (Craig Kieswetter, 8.1 ov), 6-54 (Tim Bresnan, 9.6 ov), 7-60 (Jos Buttler, 11.1 ov), 8-60 (Graeme Swann, 11.4 ov), 9-60 (Stuart Broad, 12.1 ov), 10-80 (Jade Dernbach, 14.4 ov)
Irfan Pathan301725.66132110
0.6 to AD Hales, timber. Slogs at thin air. Pathan pitches it up, swings it just enough, and Hales has swung at it in an ungainly manner. No contact made, and the middle stump is flattened out. 2/1
2.4 to LJ Wright, That doesn't look right. Just doesn't. Short ball, no swing, hits him high on the thigh, and he is given. Possibly pitched outside leg, possible edge onto it, possibly going over the stumps. That had too many doubts with it. It's a brave decision all right, and it is right too. Pitched just inside the line, stayed low, no edge, hitting the top of leg. 18/2
Lakshmipathy Balaji1010010.0041100
Ashok Dinda2026113.0034100
12.1 to SCJ Broad, Respite? What respite? Dinda bowls short, Broad pulls, and finds deep midwicket to perfection. He could have picked that fielder out had it been a nail in haystack. 60/9
Harbhajan Singh421243.00171000
5.2 to EJG Morgan, We've been expecting you, Mr Singh. And is he fired up? Bowls the quick arm ball, Morgan goes back to cut. Poor choice. Like patting a burning cat. That has squeezed under his bat to knock the middle stump out. Harbhajan is pumped. 39/3
9.6 to TT Bresnan, England are falling apart faster than a cookie under Steve Waugh's book. Bresnan might well have read the Hindi scrip better than he has read spin tonight. Finally brings out the sweep, and limply top-edges it to deep square. 54/6
11.1 to JC Buttler, not sure I have seen worse batting against spin ever. They are making up their mind what shot to play even before the bowler is starting to run towards the stumps. Buttler backs away early, Harbhajan stays on a length and just outside off, and then breaks through under the bat, which is playing a nothing shot. 60/7
11.4 to GP Swann, oh what is happening here? A procession. They are batting as if wearing those glasses you get at 3d movies. No attempt to read spin, although you can't blame Swann when the top order has failed miserably. Dances down the wicket, walks past a doosra, and is stumped by a mile. 60/8
Piyush Chawla411323.25130000
6.6 to JM Bairstow, poor batting. Doesn't read the googly, goes for the big slow sweep, leaves him a gate big enough for a train to squeeze through, and is bowled. Fair to stay Jonny is not quite as comfortable against spin as he is against pace. 42/4
8.1 to C Kieswetter, Oh England. They are coming apart against spin again. Chawla tosses up, gets a legbreak to turn for a change, Kieswetter drives on the up. He is nowhere close to the ball, and has allowed it enough time to turn away and take a thick edge. Sharp catch by Kohli at slip. 51/5
Yuvraj Singh0.40203.0020000
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TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Harbhajan Singh
Match numberT20I no. 272
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.30
Match days23 September 2012 - night (20-over match)
Aleem Dar
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 2, England 0
  • India innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 1 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (G Gambhir 13, V Kohli 36, Ex 1)
  • India: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 8
  • India: 150 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 8
  • RG Sharma: 50 off 31 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Innings Break: India - 170/4 in 20.0 overs (RG Sharma 55, SK Raina 1)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 3 wickets)
  • England: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 1
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