England inflict more misery on India in Twenty20

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – England piled more  misery on India with a thrilling six-wicket victory in a one-off  Twenty20 match at Old Trafford yesterday.

Stuart Broad

After losing the test series 4-0, India started brightly in  the shortest version of the game and racked up 165 all out, only  to see England reach their target with three balls to spare.

Eoin Morgan was the pick of the home team’s batsmen, mixing  powerful sixes with deft touches before he was brilliantly  caught by Rohit Sharma for 49.

Kevin Pietersen also made 33 before being superbly stumped  by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Despite the penultimate over by Munaf Patel yielding just  three runs, Ravi Bopara (31 not out) and Samit Patel (25 not  out) guided England home.

“You’re always itching for a win,” England captain Stuart  Broad told Sky television.

“There are areas we can improve but I think we came back at  India very well to restrict them after the start they got.”

Earlier, opener Ajinkya Rahane hit 61 on his international  debut and Rahul Dravid smashed three sixes in a row off spinner  Patel to set India up for a sizeable total. Paceman Jade  Dernbach took four for 22 for England.

World Cup 50-over winners India and Twenty20 world champions  England now turn their attentions to a five-match one-day series  starting in Durham on Saturday.

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