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As it happened: India vs England, World Twenty20 warm-up


Cricketnext Staff
Mar 19, 2014 at 10:26pm IST

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India lost their first warm-up game to Sri Lanka by five runs and will like to get a win under their belt before the opening match of the 2014 World Twenty20 against Pakistan on March 21.

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England also lost their first warm-up game against the defending champions West Indies by 7 wickets.

As it happened: India vs England, World Twenty20 warm-up

File photo of India batsman Rohit Sharma. (AFP)

The tournament began on March 16 with an eight-team qualifier involving six Associate nations, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Two teams from there will qualify for the Super 10 stage that begins with the India vs Pakistan match.

Commentary (England 1st Innings)

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England had a very powerful start at the top of the order. Michael Lumb was stroking it beautifully but apart from him, no one was scoring at such a brisk rate. Moeen Ali did score 46 runs but he was scoring so slowly that it left Jos Buttler with few balls to get a lot of runs.

India finish off rather comprehensively. They set up the platform with superb knocks from Raina and Kohli. Kohli then added handy runs along with Dhoni which boosted India's total past 170.

19.6 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Tries to sweep it away but misses to get hit on the pads. INDIA WIN BY 20 RUNS! 158/6

19.5 R Jadeja to C Jordan, Chips it down to long on for a single. 158/6

Chris Jordan walks in.

19.4 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, OUT! Buttler is gone! A short ball, turns away slightly and Buttler was way down the track, misses it totally and Dhoni takes the catch. 157/6

19.3 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Charges out and smashes it through mid off for a single. 157/5

19.2 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Charges out of the track, looks for the big shot but mistimes it through mid off for one. 156/5

19.1 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, A short ball, Bresnan punches it down to long off for one. 155/5

18.6 M Shami to Jos Buttler, A full ball outside off, Buttler smashes it down to long off for a couple of runs as Rohit Sharma had fumbled there. 154/5

18.5 M Shami to Jos Buttler, SIX! Massive! Shami bowls a low full toss, Buttler stays tall like a powerfull warrior and muscles it over the sight screen. 152/5

18.4 M Shami to Tim Bresnan, A good length delivery, swung down to long on for a single. 146/5

18.3 M Shami to Tim Bresnan, An excellent yorker, dug right back. 145/5

Tim Bresnan walks in next.

18.2 M Shami to R Bopara, OUT! Bowled 'em! Good length, it was there in the swinging zone but Bopara has missed out on the line of the ball to see off stump getting it. England's chances of winning degrading massively. 145/5

18.1 M Shami to R Bopara, FOUR! Nice flick! A full length delivery on middle, Bopara just gets across and flicks it easiy over the mid-wicket fielder to the fence. 145/4

Mohammad Shami back into the attack.

17.6 V Aaron to R Bopara, Over-pitched line, Bopara drills it through covers for just a single to end the over. 141/4

17.5 V Aaron to Jos Buttler, Good length delivery on middle, Buttler tries to slog it across the line but only manages an inside edge onto the pads. 140/4

17.5 V Aaron to Jos Buttler, Wide! Sprays this one well outside the off stump this time. 139/4

17.4 V Aaron to Jos Buttler, Full and well wide, Buttler tries to scoop then tries and adjusts to reverse scoop it but misses. 138/4

17.3 V Aaron to Jos Buttler, A very full ball, good ball, Buttler slashes it away to point. 138/4

17.3 V Aaron to Jos Buttler, FOUR! No-ball! A very full ball on off, Buttler comes across and scoops it well over the fine leg fielder. There's an extra ball now, free hit coming up. 138/4

Fine leg is up and mid off is sent back.

17.2 V Aaron to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Sweet timing! Fuller length on middle, Buttler opens up and lofts it cleanly over mid off. 133/4

17.1 V Aaron to R Bopara, A short of a length delivery, Bopara aims to flick but it's come off the inside edge onto the off side for a single. 129/4

Varun Aaron time now.

Ravi Bopara walks in.

16.6 R Jadeja to M Ali, OUT! Moeen finally departs after a slow-paced innings! Walks down the track and looks for the biggie over mid-wicket, the bat has turned in his hand and it goes to Rahane at deep mid-wicket. 128/4

16.5 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Flat and full, Buttler drives it through mid off for one. 128/3

16.4 R Jadeja to M Ali, Flat on the pads, Ali doesn't connect well and they take one. 127/3

16.3 R Jadeja to M Ali, FOUR! In the gap! Uses his feet, comes to the pitch and lofts it over the mid-wicket region. 126/3

16.2 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Forces a quick ball away through covers for a single. 122/3

16.1 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, SIX! Wonderful shot! Uses his feet down the track and lofts it cleanly over covers for a biggie. Buttler's the man for England. 121/3

15.6 S Raina to Jos Buttler, A short ball, punched through mid on for a single to keep strike. 115/3

15.5 S Raina to M Ali, Sits down to a flat ball, tries to slog but only manages an inside edge onto the pads. 114/3

15.4 S Raina to Jos Buttler, Buttler charges out, Raina fires it in and another leg bye is taken. 113/3

15.3 S Raina to M Ali, Short ball on the pads, Ali fails to get it away and they settle for a leg bye. 112/3

15.2 S Raina to M Ali, SIX! Wonderful hit, finally from Moeen! A flighted delivery on middle, Ali sits down and sends the slog smoking over the mid-wicket fence. 111/3

15.1 S Raina to M Ali, FOUR! Lovely shot! A short ball outside off, Ali remains back and punches it over covers. 105/3

14.6 A Mishra to M Ali, Gets down and pushes it through covers for one. 101/3

14.5 A Mishra to Jos Buttler, A quick off-spinner, Buttler pushes it through mid off for one. 100/3

14.4 A Mishra to M Ali, Ali works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 99/3

14.3 A Mishra to M Ali, FOUR! Fine shot! A flighted delivery on middle, Ali sweeps it away well enough to the mid-wicket fence. 98/3

14.2 A Mishra to M Ali, Gets out of the crease, doesn't negate the googly and sends it up in the air. Varun Aaron is yet again under the radar but in spite of running in from long off fast, couldn't get to the ball. 94/3

14.1 A Mishra to Jos Buttler, Flat ball on middle, Buttler reverse sweeps it towards square leg. There is a rash throw from Kohli and they take the extra run. 92/3

13.6 R Ashwin to M Ali, Charges out of the track and lofts it over covers for a couple of runs. 91/3

13.5 R Ashwin to Jos Buttler, Uses his feet and works it away through mid-wicket just for one. 89/3

13.4 R Ashwin to Jos Buttler, Flighted delivery, worked away through mid-wicket for a single. 88/3

13.3 R Ashwin to M Ali, Works it away through mid-wicket and hands over the strike to Ali. 88/3

13.2 R Ashwin to M Ali, Flighted delivery down the leg side, Moeen aims to work it away but fails to do so. 87/3

Jos Buttler walks in next.

13.1 R Ashwin to E Morgan, OUT! The dangerman is gone! A friendly full toss, Morgan misses out by picking out Yuvraj Singh at the long on fence. 87/3

12.6 A Mishra to E Morgan, Flighted delivery, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 87/2

12.5 A Mishra to E Morgan, FOUR! The Morgan reverse sweep is here! Gets into a good position with fast hands and plays it well over the short third man fielder. 86/2

12.4 A Mishra to E Morgan, Gets down and heaves it away through mid-wicket for a couple. 82/2

12.3 A Mishra to M Ali, Flighted delivery, Moeen charges out to flick and it lands just short of deep mid-wicket for one. 80/2

12.2 A Mishra to M Ali, Varun Aaron has had a torrid day in the field! Drops Moeen Ali! A tossed up googly, Moeen has miscued it high up in the air. Aaron charges in from long off but puts it down. 79/2

12.1 A Mishra to E Morgan, A low full toss, bunted down through mid off for a single. 77/2

Amit Mishra to have a go now.

11.6 S Raina to E Morgan, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 76/2

11.5 S Raina to M Ali, Flatter and full on middle, Ali pushes it away past mid-wicket for one. 75/2

11.4 S Raina to E Morgan, Flat and full, Morgan sweeps it away for one. 74/2

11.3 S Raina to M Ali, Onto the pads, Ali works it away past square leg for one. 73/2

11.2 S Raina to M Ali, Full ball, driven wide of mid off for a couple of runs. 72/2

11.1 S Raina to E Morgan, Gets down and sweeps it away past short fine leg for a single. 70/2

10.6 R Jadeja to M Ali, No run. 69/2

10.5 R Jadeja to M Ali, 2 runs. 69/2

10.4 R Jadeja to E Morgan, Full length on middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 67/2

10.3 R Jadeja to M Ali, Very full down the leg side, flicked away to long leg for a single. 66/2

10.2 R Jadeja to M Ali, Charges out and tucks it away past short fine leg for a couple of runs. 65/2

10.1 R Jadeja to M Ali, Flighted on middle, worked away towards mid-wicket. 63/2

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