Tuesday, March 30, 2010

England v India

'You're not Singh-ing anymore,' chanted some English fans, and India absolutely weren't as they were dumped out of the antagonism that they won two years ago, with one Super-Eight bold still to be played. With Lord's bathed in ablaze sunshine, a accommodation army watched as England captivated their assumption for a three-run achievement which ensured that fresh champions would be crowned on June 21. Around bisected of them would accept gone home happy. Kevin Pietersen aggregate a 71-run affiliation with Ravi Bopara, afore Ryan Sidebottom and Graeme Swann best up two wickets apiece to derail India's chase. MS Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan added 63 from six overs at the end as the bold anguish to a corybantic finish, but India had artlessly larboard themselves with too abundant to do.

The axis point was the adjournment of Yuvraj Singh, alluringly addled by James Foster as he accomplished out to drive Swann. Yuvraj had burst 17 - including two sixes - from eight assurance above-mentioned to that, but Foster's arbitrary glovework ensured that India were larboard a Snowdon-sized aiguille to ascend afterwards their best atomic batsman. They whittled it bottomward to 19 from Sidebottom's final over, but admitting Yusuf clubbed the fourth brawl for a beeline six to abet palpitations amidst the English support, a distinct off the abutting brawl closed India's fate.

Much of the acclaim needs to go to Pietersen, who came to the bulge afterwards Luke Wright had ballooned a cull to abbreviate accomplished leg. With Bopara alternating the strike, the runs didn't appear in a torrent but they came steadily enough. There were some clear acclamation too. Bopara played a beauteous cull for four off RP Singh, while Pietersen said accost to Ishant Sharma with a audacious flick for four over midwicket. When Ishant followed up with a abbreviate delivery, Bopara deposited him into the stands abaft aboveboard leg.

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