England knock India out of World Cup
England knocked defending champions India out of the Twenty20 World
Cup with a three-run victory in their second-round match at Lord's on
India needed 19 off the last over to stay in the tournament but,
despite a one-handed six by Yusuf Pathan over long-off, the task was too
much and they finished on 150 for five.
The England victory silenced the large contingent of noisy Indian
fans packed into Lord's and India failed to make the semi-finals after
also losing their first Super Eight match against West Indies on Friday.
Off-spinner Graeme Swann captured the crucial wicket of Yuvraj Singh
for 17, including two sixes, stumped neatly by James Foster.
Left-arm swing bowler Ryan Sidebottom, returning to the side in place
of leg-spinner Adil Rashid, bowled the final over and was given the
man-of-the-match award after capturing two for 31 from his four overs.
England lost Luke Wright for one in the second over after losing the
toss and being asked to bat.
Ravi Bopara and Kevin Pietersen added 71 for the second wicket with
Bopara hooking the first six of the match off Ishant Sharma.
R. Bopara b Jadeja 37
L. Wright c Pathan b Singh 1
K. Pietersen lbw b Jadeja 46
D. Mascarenhas not out 25
O. Shah c Jadeja b Harbhajan Singh 12
P. Collingwood lbw b Khan 7
J. Foster c & b Harbhajan Singh 6
G. Swann b Harbhajan Singh 0
S. Broad not out 3
Extras (lb-2, w-14) 16
TOTAL (seven wickets) 153
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-74, 3-92, 4-122, 5-138, 6-145, 7-145.
Bowling: Khan 3-0-26-1 (2w),
RP Singh 3-0-13-1,
Yuvraj Singh 2-0-20-0,
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-30-3 (2w),
Jadeja 4-0-26-2 (2w).
G. Gambhir c Broad b Mascarenhas 26
R. Sharma b Sidebottom 9
S. Raina c Wright b Sidebottom 2
R. Jadeja c Broad b Swann 25
Yuvraj Singh st Foster b Swann 17
MS Dhoni not out 30
Y. Pathan not out 33
Extras: (lb-4, w-4) 8
TOTAL: (five wickets) 150
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-24, 3-62, 4-85, 5-87.
Bowling: Anderson 4-0-32-0 (2w),
Sidebottom 4-0-31-2 (1w),
Pietersen 1-0-9-0, Wright 2-0-16-0,
Swann 4-0-28-2 (1w),
LONDON, Sunday Reuters