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CAT – 2nd Twenty20

India v England

Sat 22 Dec 2012, 01:30pm GMT, 07:00pm local

England win by 6 wickets

India177-8 (20 ovs)
England181-4 (20 ovs)

commentary

Over 20. 12 runs. Bowler: Ashok Dinda. England: 181/4(rr 9.05)

SIX! Dinda to Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Morgan does it, needing three to win off the last ball he hits a huge six to lead his side to victory. It seemed as though India had enough after Kohli, Raina and Dhoni took apart some poor England seam bowling to post a challenging 177. England, thanks to poor Indian bowling first up were always in the hunt. Yuvraj Singh looked to have won the game for his side with a superb spell of 3/17 but Buttler and Morgan took advantage of some poor bowling at the death to see their side to a series levelling win.

Dinda to Buttler. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front flick, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, shy attempt by Dhoni.

Dinda to Buttler. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front Steer, well timed to third man for 2 runs, run save by Ashwin.

Dinda to Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.

Dinda to Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, mis-timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

Dinda to Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

Over 19. 14 runs. Bowler: Parvinder Awana. England: 169/4(rr 8.89)

SIX! Awana to Buttler. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. What a shot from Buttler. He hangs back in his crease and hammers Awana straight back over his head for an important six. 9 to win off the final over.

Awana to Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for 1 run, run save by Raina.

Awana to Buttler. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Raina.

FOUR! Awana to Buttler. Full toss, off stump down the track driving, well timed for 4 runs. Buttler turns this one into a full toss and gets a vital boundary

Awana to Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.

Awana to Buttler. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.

Over 18. 14 runs. Bowler: Ashok Dinda. England: 155/4(rr 8.61)

SIX! Dinda to Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Morgan responds again, simply picking Dinda up and smashing him over the rope for his first six. 23 needed off 12.

OUT! Caught. Dinda to Patel. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket, fielded by Gambhir. Patel could not get going today and he just skies a catch to Gautam Gambhir. India in control.

Dinda to Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Singh.

Dinda to Morgan. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Gambhir.

FOUR! Dinda to Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. None of the seam bowlers have bowled well today and Dinda is punished for bowling too wide.

Dinda to Patel. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed to third man for 1 run, fielded by Chawla.

Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Piyush Chawla. England: 141/3(rr 8.29)

Chawla to Patel. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by Raina.

Chawla to Patel. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Chawla to Morgan. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

Chawla to Patel. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

Chawla to Patel. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.

FOUR! Chawla to Patel. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. England have to target this over, Chawla gives too much width and Samit Patel takes advantage

Over 16. 7 runs. Bowler: Parvinder Awana. England: 134/3(rr 8.38)

FOUR! Awana to Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. England still have a chance while Morgan is there, Awana over pitches and Morgan picks up a much needed boundary

Awana to Patel. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.

Awana to Patel. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs.

Awana to Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rahane.

Awana to Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Awana to Patel. Short, outside off stump on the back foot flick, missed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run, dropped catch by Chawla. Another catch goes down. Patel picks out fine leg but Chawla never got into a good position to take that catch

Over 15. 7 runs. Bowler: Yuvraj Singh. England: 127/3(rr 8.47)

Singh to Morgan. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Chawla.

FOUR! Singh to Morgan. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Morgan responds with a sweep of his own and times it very well to get four

OUT! Caught. Singh to Hales. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, fielded by Dinda. Yuvraj has three. Hales picks out the man in the deep and the fielder just about holds on.

Singh to Morgan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Dinda.

Singh to Hales. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.

Singh to Morgan. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.

Over 14. 11 runs. Bowler: Piyush Chawla. England: 120/2(rr 8.57)

Chawla to Morgan. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.

Chawla to Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Chawla to Hales. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rahane.

FOUR! Chawla to Hales. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.

Chawla to Morgan. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.

FOUR! Chawla to Morgan. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Chawla back into the attack and immediately Morgan sweeps him away for four

Over 13. 6 runs. Bowler: Yuvraj Singh. England: 109/2(rr 8.38)

Singh to Morgan. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.

Singh to Hales. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Dinda.

Singh to Hales. Stock ball short, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, run save by Dinda.

Singh to Hales. Stock ball short, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Kohli.

Singh to Morgan. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Awana.

Singh to Hales. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, hit pad to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Over 12. 9 runs. Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin. England: 103/2(rr 8.58)

Ashwin to Hales. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Chawla.

Ashwin to Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to slips for 1 run, fielded by Chawla.

FOUR! Ashwin to Morgan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Morgan gets his first bounday as he pulls out the reverse sweep

Ashwin to Hales. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Awana.

Ashwin to Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Awana.

Ashwin to Hales. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Awana.

Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Yuvraj Singh. England: 94/2(rr 8.55)

OUT! L.B.W. Singh to Wright. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad. Yuvraj is at it again, it doesn't spin and Luke Wright is struck pad first.

Singh to Wright. Stock ball short, down leg side down the track cutting, well timed to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Awana.

Singh to Hales. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Dinda.

Singh to Wright. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, hit body to backward point for no runs.

Singh to Wright. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.

Singh to Wright. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs.

CAT – 2nd Twenty20

India v England

Sat 22 Dec 2012, 01:30pm GMT, 07:00pm local

England win by 6 wickets

India innings

runsballs4s6s
G Gambhirc TT Bresnan b LJ Wright172710
AM Rahanec JE Root b JW Dernbach3500
V Kohlilbw SC Meaker382070
Y Singhc JE Root b LJ Wright4500
RG Sharmab JC Tredwell241911
SK Rainanot out352431
MS Dhonic SR Patel b TT Bresnan381832
R Ashwinc MJ Lumb b JW Dernbach1300
PP Chawlarun out (AD Hales)0100
Extras2b, 4lb, 9w, 2nb17
Total(20 ovs)177for 8

did not bat: AB Dinda, P Awana

fow: 1-7 (AM Rahane, 1.5 ov), 2-64 (V Kohli, 6.5 ov), 3-71 (Y Singh, 8.1 ov), 4-88 (G Gambhir, 10.5 ov), 5-108 (RG Sharma, 14.1 ov), 6-168 (MS Dhoni, 18.4 ov), 7-171 (R Ashwin, 19.3 ov), 8-177 (PP Chawla, 19.6 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
TT Bresnan4.002716.75
JW Dernbach4.003729.25
SC Meaker4.0042110.50
LJ Wright4.003829.50
JC Tredwell4.002716.75

England innings

runsballs4s6s
MJ Lumbst MS Dhoni b Y Singh503462
AD Halesc AB Dinda b Y Singh423341
LJ Wrightlbw Y Singh51000
EJG Morgannot out492652
SR Patelc G Gambhir b AB Dinda91010
JC Buttlernot out15711
Extras1b, 8lb, 2w11
Total(20 ovs)181for 4

did not bat: JE Root, TT Bresnan, JC Tredwell, SC Meaker, JW Dernbach

fow: 1-80 (MJ Lumb, 8.2 ov), 2-94 (LJ Wright, 10.6 ov), 3-123 (AD Hales, 14.4 ov), 4-149 (SR Patel, 17.5 ov)

ovsmdnsrunswktsecon
AB Dinda4.0044111.00
P Awana4.0042010.50
R Ashwin4.003809.50
PP Chawla4.003107.75
Y Singh4.001734.25

match details

toss: England won the toss and elected to bowl.

venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay)

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