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England vs India (T20)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo,, Date - 23/09/2012, Toss won by - England
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Commentary (England innings)

Harbhajan Singh was named the Man of the Match for his excellent bowling. That is all we have from this game. Do join us tomorrow for the solo game between Ireland and West Indies. Till then, farewell!

Led by Gambhir, Kohli and a 50 from Rohit Sharma, India had a competitive 170 on the board. Irfan Pathan shone with the new ball and he got two crucial wickets upfront. The introduction of spin completely pushed the defending champions on the back foot and they capitulated.

India completely routed England in the second innings. The introduction of the comeback boys, Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla proved out to to be the decisive inclusion as they shared six wickets between each other, with the former veteran scalping up four of those.

14.4 Y Singh to S Finn, OUT! Run out! India win by 90 runs! Finn walks down the track for a big heave across the line but it catches the inside edge and squirts in front of short fine leg. They attempt for a single but Balaji comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end. They appeal and the square leg umpire, Aleem Dar raises his finger. Dernbach is well short of the crease and England have suffered a big defeat here at the hands of India. 80 all out is England's lowest ever total in T20Is as well. The Men in Blue are all smiles and are shaking hands in the middle. Clinical performance against the defending champions! 80/10

14.3 Y Singh to S Finn, Spinning away from the batsman, slower through the air again, Finn pokes inside the line and misses. 80/9

14.2 Y Singh to J Dernbach, Bowls it slower through the air, a full delivery on off, Dernbach drives it through extra cover for a single. 80/9

14.1 Y Singh to S Finn, A low full toss on middle, slogged through mid-wicket for one. 79/9

Yuvraj Singh into the attack.

13.6 P Chawla to S Finn, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 78/9

13.5 P Chawla to J Dernbach, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total. 77/9

13.4 P Chawla to J Dernbach, Flighted leg spinner around off, Dernbach attempts for a drive through the line but misses. Dhoni whips off the bails and appeals. Replays show that Dernbach was well in. 76/9

Appeal for a stumping, referred upstairs...

13.3 P Chawla to S Finn, Gets forward and pushes it to covers for a single. 76/9

13.2 P Chawla to S Finn, Spinning away from the batsman, Finn attempts to slog it across the line but misses. 75/9

13.1 P Chawla to J Dernbach, Gets on the front foot and pushes it past bowler for a single. 75/9

12.6 A Dinda to J Dernbach, Fuller delivery on off, lofted over covers for one. 74/9

12.5 A Dinda to J Dernbach, FOUR! Bangs it short again, on middle at 134.1 kph, Dernbach tries to wheel the pull shot but it kisses the gloves and flies over Dhoni for a boundary. 73/9

12.4 A Dinda to J Dernbach, FOUR! Cracking shot! And England avoid the humiliation of the lowest total ever in World T20! Back of a length delivery around off at 137.3 kph, Dernbach eyes the mid-wicket fence with a massive heave but it catches the toe end of the bat and travels over extra cover for a boundary. 69/9

12.3 A Dinda to S Finn, Pulls the short delivery to deep mid-wicket for a single. 65/9

12.2 A Dinda to S Finn, FOUR! Another short delivery hurled into the batsman, Finn got on top of the bounce and pulled it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary. Lowest team total in World T20I is by Ireland, 68! 64/9

Jade Dernbach walks in.

12.1 A Dinda to S Broad, OUT! Wicket number nine goes down and India inch closer to a big win! Dinda darts it short into the batsman at 133.4 kph, Broad wheels the pull shot but fails to get the timing right. Gambhir with another simple catch at deep mid-wicket. 60/9

Ashok Dinda is back on.

11.6 H Singh to S Finn, Loopy delivery on off, Finn defends it watchfully to end a a double-wicket maiden over. Harbhajan's bowling figures for the evening, 4-2-12-4! 60/8

11.5 H Singh to S Finn, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 60/8

Steven Finn is the new man in.

11.4 H Singh to G Swann, OUT! It's an English parade going on from the middle to the dressing room! Harbhajan strikes again, his fourth scalp and this is also his best bowling show in T20Is. Harbhajan bowls a top spinner around off at 96.4 kph, Swann rushes down the track for a big shot but is beaten completely as the ball goes straight on. Dhoni pauses for a moment, toying with the batsman for a while and them flicks the bails off. 111 needed off 50 balls, while India need another 2 wickets! 60/8

11.3 H Singh to G Swann, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 60/7

11.2 H Singh to G Swann, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 60/7

Graeme Swann walks in next at number 9.

11.1 H Singh to Jos Buttler, OUT! Bowled 'em and the end seems nigh for England! Flatter delivery around off, bowled at 83.7 mph, Buttler created too much room outside off and failed to reach the ball eventually. The stumps were broken and Harbhajan celebrates it. 111 needed off 53 balls! 60/7

10.6 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Cuts it through the line for a single at deep point. 60/6

10.5 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Flatter delivery on off, Buttler looks to reverse sweep it and it takes the bottom edge. The ball goes behind the stumps and they cross for a couple. 59/6

10.4 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Goes back and punches it in front of point. 57/6

10.3 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, In the air... falls safely! Buttler attempts to paddle it across the line but it catches the toe end of the bat and balloons in the air. Dhoni and Kohli run after it from behind the stumps but it drops in front of them. 57/6

10.2 P Chawla to S Broad, Outside off, steered wide of point for a single. 57/6

10.1 P Chawla to S Broad, Full toss around off, paddled to long leg for a couple. 56/6

Stuart Broad walks in next at number 8.

9.6 H Singh to Tim Bresnan, OUT! England further slip into misery! Tossed up delivery 85.8 kph, spinning down the leg side, Bresnan got down for the slog across the line but top edged it high in the air. Gambhir settled under it at deep square leg and gobbled it easily. 117 needed off 60 balls! 54/6

9.5 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Goes deep inside the crease for the cut shot but gets an outside edge. Kohli once again anticipates it well at first slip, but fails to pouch the sharp chance. They cross. 54/5

9.4 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Connected with the reverse sweep but Kohli anticipated it well at first slip and stopped it with a smile. 53/5

9.3 H Singh to Tim Bresnan, Spinning into the batsman, Bresnan goes back and punches it down. Harbhajan makes a partial stop and they cross. 53/5

9.2 H Singh to Tim Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 52/5

9.1 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Turns it with the spin to the leg side and crosses. 52/5

8.6 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Leg spinner outside off, Bresnan pokes inside the line and misses. Terrific over, a wicket-maiden! 51/5

8.5 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Another slider down the leg side, Bresnan fails to flick it off his pads. 51/5

8.4 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Appeal for an LBW! Quicker delivery at 92.4 kph, a slider on middle, skidding on, Bresnan looks to defend it off his front foot but misses. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. 51/5

8.3 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Spinning away from the batsman, Bresnan pushes inside the line but is beaten by the away turn. 51/5

8.2 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Googly around off at 89.1 kph, Bresnan drives it back to the bowler. 51/5

Tim Bresnan is the new batsman out in the middle.

8.1 P Chawla to C Kieswetter, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Chawla dishes out a quicker leg-spinner around off, Kieswetter flashes his blade through the line and gets an outside edge. Kohli takes a sharp catch at first slip. England staring down the barrel, needing another 120 off 71 balls! 51/5

7.6 H Singh to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Fabulous shot! Flights it in the air and lands it full around off, Buttler unfurls a lovely reverse sweep and finds the third man boundary. 51/4

7.5 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Top spinner outside off, going straight on with extra bounce, Buttler pushes inside the line and misses. Dhoni whips off the bails but Buttler never left the crease. 47/4

7.4 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Curving back into the batsman, Buttler defends it off his front foot. 47/4

7.3 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Off-spinner around off, shaping back in, Buttler goes deep inside the crease and at the last moment dabbles it to third man for a couple. 47/4

7.2 H Singh to C Kieswetter, Defends it softly to the off side and crosses. 45/4

7.1 H Singh to C Kieswetter, Touch short in length outside off, a top spinner, Kieswetter plays away from the body and guides it to third man for a couple. 44/4

Jos Buttler comes in next.

6.6 P Chawla to J Bairstow, OUT! Chawla gets rid of Bairstow with a well disguised googly! Hurls it around off at 93.4 kph, Bairstow fails to pick it, attempts to heave it across the line over mid-wicket but misses. The stumps are disturbed and England are 42/4! 42/4

6.5 P Chawla to J Bairstow, Straighter delivery outside off, a touch short in length, Bairstow flashes and misses. 42/3

6.4 P Chawla to J Bairstow, Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Bairstow goes back and drives it with the spin to covers. 42/3

6.3 P Chawla to C Kieswetter, Floated full again, around off, pushed down to long off for one. 42/3

6.2 P Chawla to J Bairstow, Flighted full delivery around off, Bairstow sweeps it to long leg for a single. 41/3

6.1 P Chawla to C Kieswetter, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 40/3

Piyush Chawla to bowl his leggies.

5.6 H Singh to J Bairstow, Shuffles across the stumps for a sweep shot but fails to make any connection. A wicket-maiden for Harbhajan, what a comeback! 39/3 in the Powerplay Overs! 39/3

5.5 H Singh to J Bairstow, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 39/3

5.4 H Singh to J Bairstow, Darts in a flatter delivery, on middle, Bairstow defends it off his back foot to mid-wicket. 39/3

5.3 H Singh to J Bairstow, Safe! A top spinner around off at 79.5 kph, Bairstow stretches forward for the defense, looking for the off-spinner, but it goes straight on, beats the outside edge and Dhoni removes the bails quickly. The replays show that Bairstow was well in. 39/3

Appeal for a stumping, referred upstairs...

Jonathan Bairstow is the new batsman.

5.2 H Singh to E Morgan, OUT! The Sardar strikes and he is all pumped up! Harbhajan hurls in a well disguised slider, around off and curling back in, Morgan goes deep inside the crease for the cut shot but misses and the middle stumps is pegged back. England are 39/3! 39/3

5.1 H Singh to E Morgan, Morgan dances down the track but decides to defend it. 39/2

Harbhajan Singh introduced into the attack.

4.6 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Good length delivery seaming away from the batsman at 136.5 kph, Kieswetter cleverly deflects it off the outside portion of the bat to the third man fence. 39/2

4.5 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 35/2

4.4 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Technically a dropped chance but it will be very harsh on Dhoni to call it so. Sliding down the leg side, Kieswetter attempts to ease it off his pads but it catches the inside edge, brushes the gloves of Dhoni (standing up to the stumps) and races away to the stumps. 35/2

4.3 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Drifting down the leg side, Kieswetter fails to flick and it brushes his pads. Dhoni fumbles a bit but no run conceded. 31/2

4.2 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Reaches out for a length delivery outside off and glides it straight to short third man. 31/2

4.1 I Pathan to E Morgan, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, sliding down a bit and not straightening much, Morgan fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. No appeal from the Indians and they cross. Given as a run, so maybe an inside edge! 31/2

3.6 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, Short delivery just outside off at 136.3 kph, Kieswetter hops back and leaves it alone. 30/2

3.5 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Brutal! Dinda darts in a length delivery, on middle and leg at 133.7 kph, Kieswetter clears his front leg and muscles it through the gap between mid-wicket and mid on. 30/2

3.4 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, SIX! A flat one! Back of a length delivery around off at 134.4 kph, Kieswetter shimmies down the track and flat bats it over extra cover for a biggie. What a powerful shot that was! 26/2

3.3 A Dinda to E Morgan, Darts in a short delivery at 132.0 kph, Morgan miscues his pull shot in the air but it lands safely behind square leg. A single. 20/2

3.2 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, Fuller length delivery outside off at 137.2 kph, driven square of the wicket on the off side for a single. 19/2

3.1 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery wide outside off at 132.9 kph, punched in front of point. 18/2

Ashok Dinda into the attack.

2.6 I Pathan to E Morgan, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 18/2

2.5 I Pathan to E Morgan, Oohhh.. almost another wicket there! A fuller length delivery around off at 137.9 kph, shaping away just a shade to beat the bat of Morgan. The batsman was down the track looking to negate the swing but was completely bamboozled. 18/2

Eoin Morgan is the new batsman.

2.4 I Pathan to L Wright, OUT! LBW! Back of a length delivery on middle and off at 134.9 kph, hint of inward shape there, Wright swivels on the back foot for the pull shot but misses and is rapped on the pads. A vociferous appeal from the keeper and the bowler and the finger goes up after a while. The move from Dhoni to come up to the stumps has reaped rich dividends here as it forced the batsman to remain inside the crease. England are 18/2! 18/2

Dhoni comes up to the stumps.

2.3 I Pathan to L Wright, SIX! Boom! A full length delivery angling away from the batsman at 136.0 kph, Wright walks down the track and smokes it over wide long off for a maximum. 18/1

2.2 I Pathan to L Wright, Another delivery curving back into the batsman at 132.8 kph, Wright defends it off his back foot. 12/1

2.1 I Pathan to L Wright, Curving back into the batsman from a length around off at 132.3 kph, Wright looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 12/1

1.6 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Brings a length delivery back into the batsman, Craig pushes it off his back foot to mid-wicket. 12/1

1.5 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Good cricketing shot! Balaji drops it on a length wide outside off at 131.5 kph, Kieswetter gets on top of the bounce and carts it through cover-point. 12/1

1.4 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, SIX! Lovely clean hit! A fuller length delivery angling into the batsman at 126.9 kph, Kieswetter gets behind the line and thumps it over long on for a biggie. 8/1

1.3 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Length delivery around off at 128.9 kph, Kieswetter attempts to push it through the line but gets a bottom edge. 2/1

1.2 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Too full in length on off at 131.3 kph, Craig drives it back to the bowler. 2/1

1.1 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery in the right channel at 130.8 kph, Kieswetter chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 2/1

Lakshmipathy Balaji comes into the attack.

Luke Wright is the new batsman out in the middle.

0.6 I Pathan to A Hales, OUT! Clattered! The swing and the pace is back! Pathan serves a length delivery around off and it curls back in a shade after landing at 135.3 kph, Hales attempts for a big heave across the line but misses it completely. Stumps are rattled and England are 2/1! 2/1

0.5 I Pathan to A Hales, Length delivery angling away from the batsman at 132.1 kph, Hales defends it off his back foot. 2/0

0.5 I Pathan to A Hales, Wide! Swinging down the leg side, Hales leaves it alone. 2/0

0.4 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Kieswetter survives a run out chance! Offers width outside off, Craig taps it straight to covers and scampers across for a quick single. Yuvraj misses his shy at the non-striker's end otherwise Kieswetter would have been a goner. 1/0

0.3 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery on off, shaping back in, Kieswetter gets covers the line and blocks it back. 0/0

0.2 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Walks forward to negate the in-swing and ticks it off his pads to square leg. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Starts well, with a good length delivery around off, hint of inward swing, Kieswetter gets behind the line and defends it to mid off. 0/0

Commentary (India innings)

India have put on a challenging total on the board, courtesy some brilliant batting by Gambhir, Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Sharma, in particular, played a crucial knock and stayed their till the end. His innings was well compiled and it seems he has found his lost groove. The English bowling was poor initially but they did manage to bounce back towards the end. The bowling for the Men in Blue has been a worry and they will have to fare well if they want to defend this total. Join us in a short while...

19.6 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Length delivery wide outside off at 113.7 kph, Sharma chases it away from his body and slaps it over cover-point for a couple. 17 runs off the over and India finish on 170/4! 170/4

19.5 J Dernbach to S Raina, Drives a full delivery to covers for one. 168/4

19.5 J Dernbach to S Raina, Wide! Full delivery down the leg side, Raina fails to flick it. 167/4

Suresh Raina is in next!

19.4 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, OUT! Fantastic tag team work in the deep to get rid of MSD! A full ball angling into the batsman, back of the hand slower delivery, Dhoni attempts to launch it over long on but fails to get enough distance. Buttler gets under the ball, pouches the catch but then flicks it back in play as the momentum was taking him beyond the ropes. Hales running to his left from deep mid-wicket takes the popped up catch and they are all smiles. 166/4

19.4 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. The umpire signals a wide. 166/3

19.3 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total. 165/3

Fifth T20I fifty for Rohit Sharma!

19.2 J Dernbach to R Sharma, FOUR! Hurls in a low full toss on middle at 112.8 kph, Rohit gets down on one knee and turns it past square leg for a boundary. That is a brilliant knock by Sharma. He raises his bat to the crowd and the skipper gives him a pat on the back. 164/3

19.1 J Dernbach to R Sharma, SIX! That's a beautiful shot! Dernbach serves a friendly full toss outside off at 141.8 kph, Rohit accepts the gift gleefully, gives it the full whack of the bat and sends it whistling over the cover-point fence. 160/3

19.1 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Wide! Full length delivery pitched way outside off at 140.0 kph, Rohit threw his bat at it but failed to make any connection. 154/3

Jade Dernbach to bowl the last over! Hang on, there is some issue with the shape of the ball and the umpires are changing it.

18.6 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Dhoni fails to fly the helicopter as it was too full in length around off. Somehow he manages to send it to long off and they take a quick couple. There was a chance for a run out but Bresnan failed to collect the throw. 153/3

18.6 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Wide! Full delivery wide outside off at 128.1 kph, Dhoni swishes and misses. 151/3

18.5 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Little short in length on off at 116.1 kph, MSD throws his heart and soul behind this shot but it catches the bottom edge and falls near the pitch. Clever bowling by Bresnan! 150/3

18.4 Tim Bresnan to R Sharma, Too full in length on off at 127.3 kph, drilled through covers for one. 150/3

18.3 Tim Bresnan to R Sharma, Back of a length delivery sliding down the leg side at 111.9 kph, Rohit walks across to turn it to the leg side but misses. Not called a wide! 149/3

18.2 Tim Bresnan to R Sharma, FOUR! Edgy! High full toss outside off at 133.7 kph, Rohit chases it away from his body and the outside edge flies to the third man boundary. 149/3

18.1 Tim Bresnan to R Sharma, Full delivery down the leg side at 113.4 kph, Rohit scoops it off the toe end of the bat to fine leg. A couple. 145/3

Bresnan to bowl the penultimate over.

17.6 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Slow delivery dipping into the batsman at 109.6 kph, Sharma pushes it to covers for a single. 143/3

17.5 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Goes back and punches it firmly down the surface. It goes on a bounce over the bowler's head for a single. Direct hit at the non-striker's end. The ball ricochets, MSD looks for another run but is sent back. 142/3

17.4 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Slower delivery. on a length on middle, at 113.4 kph, Dhoni heaves it to mid-wicket for one. 141/3

17.3 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Brutal force! A low full toss around off at 140.6 kph, Dhoni latches onto it and bludgeons it to the cover boundary. The fielder in the deep had no chance. 139/3

Change of bat for MS Dhoni!

17.2 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Squeezes out a yorker length delivery past point and returns for two. 135/3

17.1 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Turns a full delivery to short fine leg for a single. Slight misfield allows another run. 134/3

16.6 S Broad to MS Dhoni, Sharma survives a run out chance! Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman at 135.0 kph, MSD swivels on the back foot for the pull shot but misses and is hit on the body. The ball falls in the flap of the pad and sticks there. Rohit in the meanwhile is mid-way down the track for a run but is sent back. Broad quickly fetches the ball from Dhoni's pad but misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 132/3

16.5 S Broad to R Sharma, Lovely piece of fielding in the deep! A fuller length delivery on off at 135.7 kph, scrambled seam, Rohit climbs onto it and heaves it over wide mid on. The ball is destined to cross the ropes but Bairstow does well to pull it back at the last moment. Saves a run! 132/3

16.4 S Broad to R Sharma, Chases a wide delivery outside off but fails to make any connection. 129/3

16.3 S Broad to R Sharma, FOUR! Broad hurls in a short delivery on middle and leg at 132.3 kph, Rohit gets on top of the bounce and pulls it nicely past short fine leg for a boundary. 129/3

16.2 S Broad to R Sharma, FOUR! Innovative! Short of a length delivery on middle and leg at 135.2 kph, Rohit rocks back and upper cuts it over the keeper's head for a boundary. 125/3

16.1 S Broad to R Sharma, Puts it on a full length on middle at 133.7 kph, Rohit ticks it off his pads through square leg for a couple. 121/3

Stuart Broad is back for his last over.

15.6 S Finn to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched delivery on off at 143.2 kph, Dhoni drills it straight to covers. 5 runs and a wicket off it! 119/3

MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

15.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, OUT! Slower delivery does the trick this time for Finn. Bowls a length delivery around off at 128.1 kph, Gambhir tries to hoick it over mid on but only manages a faint tickle behind. The ball seems to be dying before the keeper but Kieswetter does well to dive forward and snap the catch. 119/3

15.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, Bowls a slower delivery, full in length on middle at 126.0 kph, Gambhir heaves it over mid-wicket but doesn't get enough bat behind it. The ball balloons in the air but falls safely between three fielders in the deep. Two runs added to the total. 119/2

15.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, Short delivery on off at 137.3 kph, Gambhir fails to connect with his hook shot. Kieswetter times his jump to perfection to collect the ball. One for the over, signals the square leg umpire. 117/2

15.2 S Finn to R Sharma, Length delivery on off at 140 kph, Rohit shuffles across a bit and helps it past the bowler for one. 117/2

15.1 S Finn to R Sharma, Darts in a full length delivery, on off, Sharma gets behind the line and lifts it over the bowler's head for a couple. 116/2

Harbhajan Singh was named the Man of the Match for his excellent bowling. That is all we have from this game. Do join us tomorrow for the solo game between Ireland and West Indies. Till then, farewell!

Led by Gambhir, Kohli and a 50 from Rohit Sharma, India had a competitive 170 on the board. Irfan Pathan shone with the new ball and he got two crucial wickets upfront. The introduction of spin completely pushed the defending champions on the back foot and they capitulated.

India completely routed England in the second innings. The introduction of the comeback boys, Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla proved out to to be the decisive inclusion as they shared six wickets between each other, with the former veteran scalping up four of those.

14.4 Y Singh to S Finn, OUT! Run out! India win by 90 runs! Finn walks down the track for a big heave across the line but it catches the inside edge and squirts in front of short fine leg. They attempt for a single but Balaji comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end. They appeal and the square leg umpire, Aleem Dar raises his finger. Dernbach is well short of the crease and England have suffered a big defeat here at the hands of India. 80 all out is England's lowest ever total in T20Is as well. The Men in Blue are all smiles and are shaking hands in the middle. Clinical performance against the defending champions! 80/10

14.3 Y Singh to S Finn, Spinning away from the batsman, slower through the air again, Finn pokes inside the line and misses. 80/9

14.2 Y Singh to J Dernbach, Bowls it slower through the air, a full delivery on off, Dernbach drives it through extra cover for a single. 80/9

14.1 Y Singh to S Finn, A low full toss on middle, slogged through mid-wicket for one. 79/9

Steven Finn is back on.

14.6 Tim Bresnan to R Sharma, Too full in length on off at 132.1 kph, pushed down to long on for one. 8 runs off the over! 114/2

14.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Short delivery angling away from the batsman at 129.7 kph, Gambhir mistimes his pull shot over square leg for a single. 113/2

14.4 Tim Bresnan to R Sharma, Turns a back of a length delivery to the leg side and crosses. 112/2

14.3 Tim Bresnan to R Sharma, Play and a miss! Just a shade short in length outside off, Rohit jumps out of the crease for a big heave over covers but misses. 111/2

14.2 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Angles across a full length delivery, Gambhir pushes it to covers and pinches a single. 111/2

14.1 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Poor start, serves a full delivery down the leg side at 134.4 kph, Gambhir neatly deflects it off his pads to the fine leg fence. 110/2

Right-O, time to get underway! Irfan Pathan and Gautam Gambhir are the Indian openers. Steven Finn to run in with the new ball. Here we go...

Time for National Anthems! The players from both sides have lined up in the middle. Good crowd has built in to watch this contest and the atmosphere is electric...

England - Craig Kieswetter(w), Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jonathan Bairstow, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad(c), Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach.

India - Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ashok Dinda.

Toss - England won the toss and ELECTED TO BOWL FIRST! Broad mentions that Bresnan is in for Patel. India have four changes. Sehwag, Ashwin, Zaheer and Tiwary have been rested. The players getting a game are Chawla, Dinda, Harbhajan Singh.

Hello all and welcome to Match 10 between England and India at Colombo. It's a dead rubber alright but both the teams would be itching to have a go at each other. While India had it tough against Afghanistan, England won easily against the same Asian side. Get set for a cracker!

Yuvraj Singh into the attack.

13.6 P Chawla to S Finn, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 78/9

13.5 P Chawla to J Dernbach, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total. 77/9

13.4 P Chawla to J Dernbach, Flighted leg spinner around off, Dernbach attempts for a drive through the line but misses. Dhoni whips off the bails and appeals. Replays show that Dernbach was well in. 76/9

Appeal for a stumping, referred upstairs...

13.3 P Chawla to S Finn, Gets forward and pushes it to covers for a single. 76/9

13.2 P Chawla to S Finn, Spinning away from the batsman, Finn attempts to slog it across the line but misses. 75/9

13.1 P Chawla to J Dernbach, Gets on the front foot and pushes it past bowler for a single. 75/9

Tim Bresnan is back on.

13.6 S Broad to G Gambhir, Keeps out a yorker length delivery to the off side and jogs across for a single. 106/2

13.5 S Broad to R Sharma, Back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed in front of point for one. 105/2

13.4 S Broad to G Gambhir, Broad hurls in another short delivery, around off at 137.8 kph, Gambhir pulls it nicely but it goes on a bounce to the fielder at deep square leg. One run added to the total. 104/2

13.3 S Broad to R Sharma, Helps a length delivery from outside off to mid-wicket and rotates the strike. 103/2

13.2 S Broad to G Gambhir, Short delivery on middle, pulled across the line to mid-wicket for a quick single. 102/2

13.1 S Broad to G Gambhir, FOUR! Bang! Broad serves a fuller length delivery around off at 131 kph, Gambhir latches onto it and strokes it firmly through covers. Finn with a false attempt near the ropes concedes a boundary. 101/2

12.6 A Dinda to J Dernbach, Fuller delivery on off, lofted over covers for one. 74/9

12.5 A Dinda to J Dernbach, FOUR! Bangs it short again, on middle at 134.1 kph, Dernbach tries to wheel the pull shot but it kisses the gloves and flies over Dhoni for a boundary. 73/9

12.4 A Dinda to J Dernbach, FOUR! Cracking shot! And England avoid the humiliation of the lowest total ever in World T20! Back of a length delivery around off at 137.3 kph, Dernbach eyes the mid-wicket fence with a massive heave but it catches the toe end of the bat and travels over extra cover for a boundary. 69/9

12.3 A Dinda to S Finn, Pulls the short delivery to deep mid-wicket for a single. 65/9

12.2 A Dinda to S Finn, FOUR! Another short delivery hurled into the batsman, Finn got on top of the bounce and pulled it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary. Lowest team total in World T20I is by Ireland, 68! 64/9

Jade Dernbach walks in.

12.1 A Dinda to S Broad, OUT! Wicket number nine goes down and India inch closer to a big win! Dinda darts it short into the batsman at 133.4 kph, Broad wheels the pull shot but fails to get the timing right. Gambhir with another simple catch at deep mid-wicket. 60/9

Stuart Broad is back on.

12.6 G Swann to R Sharma, Loopy off-spinner on off, Rohit maneuvers it off his pads to square leg and takes a single. Slight fumble from Morgan allows them to cross for one more. End of the bowling spell for Swann, 4-0-17-1! 97/2

12.5 G Swann to G Gambhir, Over-pitched delivery on off at 88.5 kph, drilled through covers for a single. 95/2

12.4 G Swann to R Sharma, Loopy off-spinner on off, Rohit tickles it off his pads to deep mid-wicket and crosses for a single. Wants the second as well but Gauti sends him back. 94/2

12.3 G Swann to G Gambhir, Flatter and full, on middle, clipped off the pads through square leg for a single. 93/2

12.2 G Swann to R Sharma, Turns it with the spin to mid-wicket for a run. 92/2

12.1 G Swann to R Sharma, Flighted full delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 91/2

Ashok Dinda is back on.

11.6 H Singh to S Finn, Loopy delivery on off, Finn defends it watchfully to end a a double-wicket maiden over. Harbhajan's bowling figures for the evening, 4-2-12-4! 60/8

11.5 H Singh to S Finn, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 60/8

Steven Finn is the new man in.

11.4 H Singh to G Swann, OUT! It's an English parade going on from the middle to the dressing room! Harbhajan strikes again, his fourth scalp and this is also his best bowling show in T20Is. Harbhajan bowls a top spinner around off at 96.4 kph, Swann rushes down the track for a big shot but is beaten completely as the ball goes straight on. Dhoni pauses for a moment, toying with the batsman for a while and them flicks the bails off. 111 needed off 50 balls, while India need another 2 wickets! 60/8

11.3 H Singh to G Swann, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 60/7

11.2 H Singh to G Swann, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 60/7

Graeme Swann walks in next at number 9.

11.1 H Singh to Jos Buttler, OUT! Bowled 'em and the end seems nigh for England! Flatter delivery around off, bowled at 83.7 mph, Buttler created too much room outside off and failed to reach the ball eventually. The stumps were broken and Harbhajan celebrates it. 111 needed off 53 balls! 60/7

11.6 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Full length delivery on off at 138.4 kph, Rohit pushes it to covers for one. 91/2

11.5 J Dernbach to R Sharma, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Short delivery angling into the batsman at 137.8 kph, Sharma is quick to pounce onto the length and pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary. He also plays the pull shots well! 90/2

11.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Slower delivery at 109.6 kph, touch short in length on middle, Gambhir plays it extremely late and guides it to third man for one. 86/2

11.3 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Tucks a length delivery to mid-wicket and scampers across for a brisk single. 85/2

11.2 J Dernbach to R Sharma, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 84/2

11.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 132.9 kph, Gambhir steers it behind point for one. 84/2

10.6 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Cuts it through the line for a single at deep point. 60/6

10.5 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Flatter delivery on off, Buttler looks to reverse sweep it and it takes the bottom edge. The ball goes behind the stumps and they cross for a couple. 59/6

10.4 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Goes back and punches it in front of point. 57/6

10.3 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, In the air... falls safely! Buttler attempts to paddle it across the line but it catches the toe end of the bat and balloons in the air. Dhoni and Kohli run after it from behind the stumps but it drops in front of them. 57/6

10.2 P Chawla to S Broad, Outside off, steered wide of point for a single. 57/6

10.1 P Chawla to S Broad, Full toss around off, paddled to long leg for a couple. 56/6

10.6 G Swann to G Gambhir, Appeal for an LBW! Quicker and flatter delivery at 87.3 kph, on middle and leg, Gambhir fails to tick it across and is hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal, while the batsmen cross for a leg bye. 83/2

10.5 G Swann to R Sharma, Strides forward and forces it back past the bowler for a run. 82/2

10.4 G Swann to R Sharma, Gets on the front foot and pushes it softly to covers. 81/2

Rohit Sharma is the next batsman out in the middle.

10.3 G Swann to V Kohli, OUT! Kohli throws it away and is furious with himself. Flighted off-spinner on middle at 84.2 kph, Kohli gets down the track and aims to clear mid-wicket. But he fails to get enough bat onto it and Bairstow takes a simple catch in the deep. The idea from the batsman was right but not the execution. India are 81/2! 81/2

10.2 G Swann to V Kohli, Touch short in length outside off, Kohli goes back for the cut shot but fails to make any connection. 81/1

10.1 G Swann to G Gambhir, Stumping chance missed! Slow loopy delivery on middle, skidding on with the angle, Gambhir dances down the track to flick it across the line but misses. Kieswetter fails to collect it cleanly and they cross for a bye. 81/1

Stuart Broad walks in next at number 8.

9.6 H Singh to Tim Bresnan, OUT! England further slip into misery! Tossed up delivery 85.8 kph, spinning down the leg side, Bresnan got down for the slog across the line but top edged it high in the air. Gambhir settled under it at deep square leg and gobbled it easily. 117 needed off 60 balls! 54/6

9.5 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Goes deep inside the crease for the cut shot but gets an outside edge. Kohli once again anticipates it well at first slip, but fails to pouch the sharp chance. They cross. 54/5

9.4 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Connected with the reverse sweep but Kohli anticipated it well at first slip and stopped it with a smile. 53/5

9.3 H Singh to Tim Bresnan, Spinning into the batsman, Bresnan goes back and punches it down. Harbhajan makes a partial stop and they cross. 53/5

9.2 H Singh to Tim Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 52/5

9.1 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Turns it with the spin to the leg side and crosses. 52/5

9.6 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Squeezes out a yorker length delivery with nice timing and it squirts behind point for a couple. So at the half-way mark, India are 80/1! 80/1

9.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Another short delivery to the left-hander, pulled across to deep square leg for a single. 78/1

9.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Dishes out a slower delivery, full in length on off at 101.5 kph, Kohli picks it early and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 77/1

9.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Pulls a short delivery across the line and collects a single on the leg side. 76/1

9.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Outside off at 129.6 kph, Kohli dabs it to third man and crosses. 75/1

50 stand up between Gambhir and Kohli!

9.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, FOUR! Terrific shot! Bresnan hurls in a short delivery, around off at 129.9 kph, Kohli picks the length early and pulls it disdainfully over mid-wicket for a boundary. Just one bounce into the fence. 74/1

8.6 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Leg spinner outside off, Bresnan pokes inside the line and misses. Terrific over, a wicket-maiden! 51/5

8.5 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Another slider down the leg side, Bresnan fails to flick it off his pads. 51/5

8.4 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Appeal for an LBW! Quicker delivery at 92.4 kph, a slider on middle, skidding on, Bresnan looks to defend it off his front foot but misses. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. 51/5

8.3 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Spinning away from the batsman, Bresnan pushes inside the line but is beaten by the away turn. 51/5

8.2 P Chawla to Tim Bresnan, Googly around off at 89.1 kph, Bresnan drives it back to the bowler. 51/5

Tim Bresnan is the new batsman out in the middle.

8.1 P Chawla to C Kieswetter, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Chawla dishes out a quicker leg-spinner around off, Kieswetter flashes his blade through the line and gets an outside edge. Kohli takes a sharp catch at first slip. England staring down the barrel, needing another 120 off 71 balls! 51/5

Tim Bresnan comes back for another spell.

8.6 G Swann to V Kohli, Gets on the front foot and tucks it with the spin through square leg for a run. Good tidy over, just 4 off it! 70/1

8.5 G Swann to G Gambhir, Gives it some extra flight and lands it full around off, Gambhir slices it over point for a single. 69/1

8.4 G Swann to G Gambhir, Arrows in a full delivery, down the leg side, Gambhir fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 68/1

8.3 G Swann to V Kohli, Little short in length, turning down the leg side at 84.9 kph, Kohli goes back and pulls it through square leg for a run. 68/1

8.2 G Swann to V Kohli, This one sharply spins back into the batsman from a length outside off, cramping Kohli for room who only manages to push it with the turn to mid-wicket. 67/1

8.1 G Swann to G Gambhir, Flights it on off at 84.6 kph, Gambhir rushes down the track and chips it over covers for a single. 67/1

7.6 H Singh to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Fabulous shot! Flights it in the air and lands it full around off, Buttler unfurls a lovely reverse sweep and finds the third man boundary. 51/4

7.5 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Top spinner outside off, going straight on with extra bounce, Buttler pushes inside the line and misses. Dhoni whips off the bails but Buttler never left the crease. 47/4

7.4 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Curving back into the batsman, Buttler defends it off his front foot. 47/4

7.3 H Singh to Jos Buttler, Off-spinner around off, shaping back in, Buttler goes deep inside the crease and at the last moment dabbles it to third man for a couple. 47/4

7.2 H Singh to C Kieswetter, Defends it softly to the off side and crosses. 45/4

7.1 H Singh to C Kieswetter, Touch short in length outside off, a top spinner, Kieswetter plays away from the body and guides it to third man for a couple. 44/4

7.6 S Broad to G Gambhir, Angles across a length delivery, Gambhir remains on the back foot and glides it to third man for a single. 8 runs off the over! 66/1

7.5 S Broad to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off at 135.2 kph, softly guided to third man for one. 65/1

7.4 S Broad to V Kohli, Lands it on a length outside off at 132.6 kph, Kohli pushes at it and misses. 64/1

7.3 S Broad to V Kohli, FOUR! Take that for a shot! Absolutely brilliantly played! Broad follows the batsman with a fuller length delivery, Kohli gets down the track, picks it off his pads and drills it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 64/1

7.2 S Broad to G Gambhir, Drops it short into the batsman, Gambhir swivels on the back foot with his pull shot and sends it to deep square leg for one. 60/1

7.1 S Broad to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery around off, driven through covers for a single. 59/1

Jos Buttler comes in next.

6.6 P Chawla to J Bairstow, OUT! Chawla gets rid of Bairstow with a well disguised googly! Hurls it around off at 93.4 kph, Bairstow fails to pick it, attempts to heave it across the line over mid-wicket but misses. The stumps are disturbed and England are 42/4! 42/4

6.5 P Chawla to J Bairstow, Straighter delivery outside off, a touch short in length, Bairstow flashes and misses. 42/3

6.4 P Chawla to J Bairstow, Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Bairstow goes back and drives it with the spin to covers. 42/3

6.3 P Chawla to C Kieswetter, Floated full again, around off, pushed down to long off for one. 42/3

6.2 P Chawla to J Bairstow, Flighted full delivery around off, Bairstow sweeps it to long leg for a single. 41/3

6.1 P Chawla to C Kieswetter, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 40/3

Stuart Broad comes back.

6.6 G Swann to V Kohli, Walks forward and forces a full delivery through mid on for a single. 6 runs off the over! 58/1

6.5 G Swann to G Gambhir, Gambhir works it off his pads to long leg and rotates the strike. 57/1

6.5 G Swann to G Gambhir, Wide! Quicker delivery, a slider, skidding down the leg side, Gambhir fails to flick it and it is wided by the umpire. 56/1

6.4 G Swann to V Kohli, Flighted off-spinner on off, Kohli plays it with the inside half of the blade through mid-wicket for a single. 55/1

6.3 G Swann to V Kohli, Tries to flick it with the spin but gets an inside edge onto the stumps. 54/1

6.2 G Swann to G Gambhir, Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Gambhir goes back for the inside out shot but ends up bottom edging it through extra cover for one. 54/1

6.1 G Swann to V Kohli, Full floated delivery, on middle and leg, flicked through square leg for one. 53/1

Piyush Chawla to bowl his leggies.

5.6 H Singh to J Bairstow, Shuffles across the stumps for a sweep shot but fails to make any connection. A wicket-maiden for Harbhajan, what a comeback! 39/3 in the Powerplay Overs! 39/3

5.5 H Singh to J Bairstow, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 39/3

5.4 H Singh to J Bairstow, Darts in a flatter delivery, on middle, Bairstow defends it off his back foot to mid-wicket. 39/3

5.3 H Singh to J Bairstow, Safe! A top spinner around off at 79.5 kph, Bairstow stretches forward for the defense, looking for the off-spinner, but it goes straight on, beats the outside edge and Dhoni removes the bails quickly. The replays show that Bairstow was well in. 39/3

Appeal for a stumping, referred upstairs...

Jonathan Bairstow is the new batsman.

5.2 H Singh to E Morgan, OUT! The Sardar strikes and he is all pumped up! Harbhajan hurls in a well disguised slider, around off and curling back in, Morgan goes deep inside the crease for the cut shot but misses and the middle stumps is pegged back. England are 39/3! 39/3

5.1 H Singh to E Morgan, Morgan dances down the track but decides to defend it. 39/2

Graeme Swann to have a go now...

5.6 S Finn to V Kohli, Good length delivery in the zone around off, Kohli dabbles it to third man and keeps the strike with a single. 52/1 in the Powerplay Overs! 52/1

5.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, Taps a length delivery in front of point and pinches a quick single. 51/1

Slip moves out now!

5.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, FOUR! Glimpses of Ganguly there! Finn lands it on the leg stump line at 138.7 kph, Gambhir hops back to create some room and eases it through cover-point for a boundary. 50 up for India! 50/1

5.3 S Finn to V Kohli, Good length delivery angling into the batsman at 142 kph, Kohli works it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. 46/1

5.2 S Finn to V Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 45/1

5.1 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Silken touch! A juicy half-volley around off at 141 kph, Kohli takes his front leg to the pitch of the delivery and unveils a lovely on drive past the diving mid on fielder for a boundary. 45/1

Harbhajan Singh introduced into the attack.

4.6 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Good length delivery seaming away from the batsman at 136.5 kph, Kieswetter cleverly deflects it off the outside portion of the bat to the third man fence. 39/2

4.5 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 35/2

4.4 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Technically a dropped chance but it will be very harsh on Dhoni to call it so. Sliding down the leg side, Kieswetter attempts to ease it off his pads but it catches the inside edge, brushes the gloves of Dhoni (standing up to the stumps) and races away to the stumps. 35/2

4.3 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Drifting down the leg side, Kieswetter fails to flick and it brushes his pads. Dhoni fumbles a bit but no run conceded. 31/2

4.2 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Reaches out for a length delivery outside off and glides it straight to short third man. 31/2

4.1 I Pathan to E Morgan, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, sliding down a bit and not straightening much, Morgan fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. No appeal from the Indians and they cross. Given as a run, so maybe an inside edge! 31/2

Steven Finn is back on for another spell.

4.6 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Touch short in length around off, Kohli guides it past point for a single. 7 runs off the over! 41/1

4.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off at 128.3 kph, driven straight to covers. 40/1

4.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, FOUR! Thwacked! Short of a length delivery on off at 132.9 kph, Kohli hops back and muscles it over covers for a boundary. That was nicely hit! 40/1

4.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Looks to defend it off the back foot and ends up chopping it down in front of point. They cross for a brisk single. 36/1

4.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery around off, Kohli camps back and taps it wide of the point fielder for a single. The first slip fielder runs across to his right and stops it with a slide. 35/1

4.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 34/1

3.6 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, Short delivery just outside off at 136.3 kph, Kieswetter hops back and leaves it alone. 30/2

3.5 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Brutal! Dinda darts in a length delivery, on middle and leg at 133.7 kph, Kieswetter clears his front leg and muscles it through the gap between mid-wicket and mid on. 30/2

3.4 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, SIX! A flat one! Back of a length delivery around off at 134.4 kph, Kieswetter shimmies down the track and flat bats it over extra cover for a biggie. What a powerful shot that was! 26/2

3.3 A Dinda to E Morgan, Darts in a short delivery at 132.0 kph, Morgan miscues his pull shot in the air but it lands safely behind square leg. A single. 20/2

3.2 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, Fuller length delivery outside off at 137.2 kph, driven square of the wicket on the off side for a single. 19/2

3.1 A Dinda to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery wide outside off at 132.9 kph, punched in front of point. 18/2

Tim Bresnan into the attack as well.

3.6 S Broad to G Gambhir, Touch short in length around off, Gambhir leaps on the back foot and punches it in front of point. 6 runs off the over! 34/1

3.5 S Broad to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, Kohli remains on the back foot and guides it past point for a single. 34/1

3.4 S Broad to V Kohli, Beaten! That's a rarity for Kohli these days! Broad hurls a length delivery in the corridor outside off at 134.2 kph, holding its line after pitching, Kohli feels for it and gets beaten. 33/1

3.3 S Broad to V Kohli, Too full in length on off at 132.6 kph, Kohli drives it nicely through the line but finds covers. 33/1

3.2 S Broad to V Kohli, FOUR! Class and pure timing! Good length delivery again, outside off at 135.3 kph, Kohli gets on top of the bounce and carts it through cover-point for a boundary. 33/1

3.1 S Broad to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle at 134.4 kph, Gambhir tucks it to square leg and crosses. 29/1

Ashok Dinda into the attack.

2.6 I Pathan to E Morgan, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 18/2

2.5 I Pathan to E Morgan, Oohhh.. almost another wicket there! A fuller length delivery around off at 137.9 kph, shaping away just a shade to beat the bat of Morgan. The batsman was down the track looking to negate the swing but was completely bamboozled. 18/2

Eoin Morgan is the new batsman.

2.4 I Pathan to L Wright, OUT! LBW! Back of a length delivery on middle and off at 134.9 kph, hint of inward shape there, Wright swivels on the back foot for the pull shot but misses and is rapped on the pads. A vociferous appeal from the keeper and the bowler and the finger goes up after a while. The move from Dhoni to come up to the stumps has reaped rich dividends here as it forced the batsman to remain inside the crease. England are 18/2! 18/2

Dhoni comes up to the stumps.

2.3 I Pathan to L Wright, SIX! Boom! A full length delivery angling away from the batsman at 136.0 kph, Wright walks down the track and smokes it over wide long off for a maximum. 18/1

2.2 I Pathan to L Wright, Another delivery curving back into the batsman at 132.8 kph, Wright defends it off his back foot. 12/1

2.1 I Pathan to L Wright, Curving back into the batsman from a length around off at 132.3 kph, Wright looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 12/1

Stuart Broad brings himself into the attack.

2.6 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Full flowing drive from a batsman who is in prime touch. Just a shade over-pitched around off at 140 kph, Kohli leans into the drive and caresses it handsomely through cover-point to get off the mark with a boundary. 12 runs and a wicket off the over! 28/1

2.5 S Finn to V Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, around off at 140.2 kph, Kohli gets behind the line and defends. 24/1

Virat Kohli is the new batsman out in the middle at number 3.

2.4 S Finn to I Pathan, OUT! Bowled 'em! Fast and furious delivery, on middle and off at 139.8 kph, Pathan looks to push it through the line but is beaten for pace. It beats the inside edge of the bat and goes on to uproot the off stump. India are 24/1! 24/1

2.4 S Finn to I Pathan, Attempts a slower delivery but serves it well down the leg side. Gambhir has nothing to do with it. 24/0

Called a dead ball! As Finn knocks down the stumps with his back foot.

2.3 S Finn to I Pathan, FOUR! Boom! Finn hurls a short delivery wide outside off at 141.9 kph, Pathan latches onto it and powers it over point for a boundary. India are off to a good start! 23/0

2.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir dabs it past point for a run. 19/0

2.1 S Finn to I Pathan, Touch short in length on middle, Pathan pulls it in front of mid on for a single. 18/0

2.1 S Finn to I Pathan, Wide called for height! Finn dishes out a short delivery on middle, but it goes well over the batsman's head. 17/0

1.6 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Brings a length delivery back into the batsman, Craig pushes it off his back foot to mid-wicket. 12/1

1.5 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, FOUR! Good cricketing shot! Balaji drops it on a length wide outside off at 131.5 kph, Kieswetter gets on top of the bounce and carts it through cover-point. 12/1

1.4 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, SIX! Lovely clean hit! A fuller length delivery angling into the batsman at 126.9 kph, Kieswetter gets behind the line and thumps it over long on for a biggie. 8/1

1.3 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Length delivery around off at 128.9 kph, Kieswetter attempts to push it through the line but gets a bottom edge. 2/1

1.2 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Too full in length on off at 131.3 kph, Craig drives it back to the bowler. 2/1

1.1 L Balaji to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery in the right channel at 130.8 kph, Kieswetter chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 2/1

1.6 J Dernbach to I Pathan, Hurls in a clever slower delivery, full in length on middle at 109.0 kph, Pathan looks to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge. The bowler is busy in appealing and they cross for one. 16/0

1.5 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, On middle and leg at 139.5 kph, Gambhir fails to turn it across and it catches his pads. They cross for a leg bye. 15/0

1.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Lovely shot! Offers width outside off at 140.8 kph, Gambhir remains on the back foot and crunches it past point for an eye-catching boundary. 14/0

1.3 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Cracking shot! England will try to bounce the Indians and the Men in Blue are ready to pull. Dernbach darts in a half-tracker at 137.6 kph, Gambhir camps back and pulls it powerfully through square leg. 10/0

1.2 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Too straight in line, on a good length at 139.7 kph, Gambhir helps it off his pads to square leg. 6/0

1.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Good length delivery in the channel wide outside off at 140.3 kph, Gambhir flashes and misses. 6/0

Lakshmipathy Balaji comes into the attack.

Luke Wright is the new batsman out in the middle.

0.6 I Pathan to A Hales, OUT! Clattered! The swing and the pace is back! Pathan serves a length delivery around off and it curls back in a shade after landing at 135.3 kph, Hales attempts for a big heave across the line but misses it completely. Stumps are rattled and England are 2/1! 2/1

0.5 I Pathan to A Hales, Length delivery angling away from the batsman at 132.1 kph, Hales defends it off his back foot. 2/0

0.5 I Pathan to A Hales, Wide! Swinging down the leg side, Hales leaves it alone. 2/0

0.4 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Kieswetter survives a run out chance! Offers width outside off, Craig taps it straight to covers and scampers across for a quick single. Yuvraj misses his shy at the non-striker's end otherwise Kieswetter would have been a goner. 1/0

0.3 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Good length delivery on off, shaping back in, Kieswetter gets covers the line and blocks it back. 0/0

0.2 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Walks forward to negate the in-swing and ticks it off his pads to square leg. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to C Kieswetter, Starts well, with a good length delivery around off, hint of inward swing, Kieswetter gets behind the line and defends it to mid off. 0/0

Jade Dernbach to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 S Finn to I Pathan, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle and off at 139.5 kph, Pathan fails to help it across and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire shows no interest. Well, that looked plumb, not sure why it was not given! 6/0

0.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, Once again bowls a fractionally short delivery on the leg stump line, Gambhir fails to flick it and is hit on the thigh pad. They cross and it is given as runs. 6/0

0.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, Wide! Back of a length delivery sliding down the leg side at 140.5 kph, Gambhir fails to get any bat on it. 5/0

0.4 S Finn to I Pathan, Appeal for an LBW! Pitched outside leg, full in length and seaming away a touch, Pathan is beaten for pace and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but to no avail. The batsmen cross for a leg bye. 4/0

0.3 S Finn to I Pathan, Connects with the pull shot and fetches a couple at deep square leg. 3/0

0.2 S Finn to I Pathan, Play and a miss! A sharp delivery, on middle and off at 144.0 kph, Pathan attempts to turn it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. 1/0

0.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Starts with a good length delivery on middle and off at 137.1 kph, Gambhir runs it off the outside edge to third man for a single. And the bowler tumbles in his follow through. 1/0