England’s tour of India one-off T20 match : Pieterson finally delivers as England come out victorious in the T20

0 comments

After losing all 5 matches against India in the very recently concluded ODI series in India, no one would blame the England team for feeling the absence of confidence at the start of today’s match. Still they kept their heads up and started the match with very positive intents and in the end it paid off as they managed to win this T20 encounter and finally get a win over India in this tour.

England’s tour of India one-off T20 match : Pieterson finally delivers as England come out victorious in the T20
Toss Winner India
Home Team India
Stadium Eden Gardens Stadium
Match Winner England won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match Kevin Pieterson
Date October 29th, 2011

 

The Indian team won the toss today and they chose to have a bat first. They did not get off to the best of starts as they lost 2 wickets in the first 8 balls of the match. Inform batsman Virat Kohli got a start but was dismissed by Tim Bresnan for just 15 runs. Suresh Raina was very much the lone performer with the bat for India as he scored 39 runs in 29 balls, restoring some sanity in the Indian batting line up as the rest of the batsmen kept on throwing their wickets away. And with a useful 21 runs off 26 balls from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni the Indian team had to settle for a below par total of 120 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs.

Loss of wickets at regular intervals was the key factor behind India’s poor performance with the bat today along with some good bowling by the England seamers. The best of whom was Steven Finn, who has really come in to his own in this tour, as he finished with figures of 22 runs for 3 wickets in his 4 overs.

The England team must have felt much more confident in the 2nd innings having to chase a smallish total. They lost Craig Kieswetter early and Alex Hales did not manage to make much of a contribution either before being dismissed. But the experience of Kevin Pieterson really showed today as he took on the responsibility in the run chase today, scoring a magnificent half century in trying conditions and aiding his team immensely. Pieterson was later dismissed by Suresh Raina but not before he had managed to score 53 runs in just 39 balls.

He had done enough by then to ensure an English victory today as Ravi Bopara saw England through to the finish line remaining not out at 14 runs and taking England to 121 runs for just 4 wickets and 8 balls to spare. Not the easiest of totals to defend for the Indian bowlers but still they did well, specially Ravichandra Jadeja who finished with great figures of just 9 runs for 1 wicket in his 4 overs.

A huge win for England today in many ways. This win makes sure they are still the number 1 side in the ICC ratings when it comes to T20 cricket and will act as a huge morale boost after losing all 5 ODI matches against India before this game. The Indian team however cant be too disappointed having won the ODI series so comfortably just a few days ago. Still the expectations are high from the players of India, especially when they play at home so a few fingers might still get pointed at the players involved in this T20 encounter.

India innings (20 overs maximum)

R

M

B

4s

6s

SR

RV Uthappa

c †Kieswetter b Bresnan

1

6

3

0

0

33.33

AM Rahane

c †Kieswetter b Finn

0

2

3

0

0

0.00

V Kohli

c Hales b Bresnan

15

21

16

3

0

93.75

SK Raina

c Bairstow b Finn

39

47

29

4

2

134.48

MK Tiwary

b Patel

15

22

17

0

0

88.23

MS Dhoni*†

run out (Dernbach)

21

44

26

0

1

80.76

RA Jadeja

b Finn

0

1

1

0

0

0.00

YK Pathan

b Bopara

10

17

12

1

0

83.33

P Kumar

b Bopara

0

2

2

0

0

0.00

R Ashwin

not out

17

14

11

3

0

154.54

Extras

(lb 1, w 1)

2

Total

(9 wickets; 20 overs; 92 mins)

120

(6.00 runs per over)

Did not bat R Vinay Kumar

Fall of wickets1-1 (Rahane, 0.4 ov), 2-5 (Uthappa, 1.2 ov), 3-26 (Kohli, 5.2 ov), 4-66 (Tiwary, 10.4 ov),5-74 (Raina, 11.5 ov), 6-74 (Jadeja, 11.6 ov), 7-91 (Pathan, 16.3 ov), 8-91 (Kumar, 16.5 ov), 9-120 (Dhoni, 19.6 ov)

Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

ST Finn

4

0

22

3

5.50

TT Bresnan

4

1

19

2

4.75

JW Dernbach

4

0

26

0

6.50

SR Patel

3

0

13

1

4.33

GP Swann

2

0

23

0

11.50

RS Bopara

3

1

16

2

5.33

(1w)

England innings (target: 121 runs from 20 overs)

R

M

B

4s

6s

SR

AD Hales

c Rahane b Pathan

11

24

19

0

0

57.89

C Kieswetter

c Tiwary b Jadeja

12

12

10

2

0

120.00

KP Pietersen

lbw b Raina

53

42

39

5

3

135.89

SR Patel

c Tiwary b Kohli

21

25

25

1

1

84.00

RS Bopara

not out

14

14

16

1

0

87.50

JM Bairstow

not out

2

9

3

0

0

66.66

Extras

(b 1, lb 3, w 4)

8

Total

(4 wickets; 18.4 overs; 65 mins)

121

(6.48 runs per over)

Did not bat JC Buttler, TT Bresnan, GP Swann*, ST Finn, JW Dernbach

Fall of wickets1-21 (Kieswetter, 3.2 ov), 2-40 (Hales, 6.6 ov), 3-100 (Patel, 14.4 ov), 4-106 (Pietersen, 15.5 ov)

Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

R Ashwin

4

0

20

0

5.00

(1w)

YK Pathan

3

0

34

1

11.33

RA Jadeja

4

1

9

1

2.25

(1w)

P Kumar

1

0

13

0

13.00

R Vinay Kumar

2

0

19

0

9.50

V Kohli

2.4

0

13

1

4.87

SK Raina

2

0

9

1

4.50

(1w)

Leave a Reply