India vs England 2nd T20I at Mumbai, 22 Dec, 2012

Toss: England, who chose to bowl first
England won by 6 wickets
6
England, who chose to bowl first
England 181/4 in 20 Overs
Current Run rate: 9.05

India 177/8 (20)

Player of the Match: Eoin Morgan
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
49
26
5
2
188.46
32
812
85*
36.90
15
7
1
1
214.29
18
156
33*
19.50
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
4
0
44
1
11
7
13
4/19
14.07
4
0
42
0
10.5
2
0
-
-
Recent Overs:
4
.
1
1
.
1
1
4
2
.
W
6
1
1
4
1
1
6
1
1
1
2
1b
6
Current Partnership: 26 runs, 2.1 overs, RR: 12 (EJG Morgan, JC Buttler )
Last Wicket: SR Patel 9(10)

Over 20.0  

A last ball six from the Ice Cool Eoin Morgan clinched a thriller for England in the Second and Final T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Skipper Morgan scored an unbeaten 49 from 26 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes to take England home with a victory for Christmas. India’s bowlers struggled to get in terms with the dew and England with an in-form Alex Hales were on par to chase down the big target of 178.

The victory was set up nicely by a strong opening stand of 80 in 8.2 overs with left-hander Michael Lumb scoring 50 from 34 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Alex Hales who was dropped early by Awana scored a 33-ball 42 with 4 fours and a six. Just when the match was slipping away from India, Yuvraj Singh applied the brakes taking three wickets – Lumb (stumped by Dhoni), Wright (lbw) and Hales (caught sweeping).

England although the required run rate was pretty tough got the runs thanks to Morgan’s perfect finishing act while the talented Jos Buttler helped him along with a 7-ball 15 with a four and a six. Yuvraj Singh was outstanding with the ball once again with 3 for 17 in 4 overs. India’s fast bowlers Ashok Dinda and Parvinder Awana were hammered but they showed plenty of promise with their brisk speeds.
19.6
6
Over 19.6 AB Dinda to EJG Morgan, Six!!
India made Morgan wait for a long time before this final ball and what does the cool man do? A full delivery from Dinda which misses the yorker length and the ice cool Morgan launches it straight down the ground for a six!

What's the fuss about says Morgan with that clean hit! England win by six wickets to draw the 2-match series 1-1.
19.5
1+b
Over 19.5 AB Dinda to JC Buttler, beaten, 1 bye
Buttler shuffles across for a reverse paddle scoop and is beaten by a slower one on the backfoot and can only steal a bye. Dhoni fails to hit the stumps.

England need 3 runs to score from the final ball!
19.4
2
Over 19.4 AB Dinda to JC Buttler, 2 runs, 
Looks to play the paddle scoop and then cleverly squeezes the widish yorker to the diving Ashwin at fine thirdman for a couple. 4 from 2.
19.3
1
Over 19.3 AB Dinda to EJG Morgan, 1 run, 
Bends down and whacks the length ball to deep mid wicket for just one. 6 from 3.
19.2
1
Over 19.2 AB Dinda to JC Buttler, 1 run, 
Makes room and smacks the short of length ball to long off for one. 7 from 4
19.1
1
Over 19.1 AB Dinda to EJG Morgan, 1 run, 
Full delivery and Morgan smacks it flat towards straight long on for one. 8 from 5
End of Over 19 (14 runs)   England 169/4

JC Buttler 12/4 P Awana 4-0-42-0
EJG Morgan 40/23

18.6
6
Over 18.6 P Awana to JC Buttler, Six!!
What a tremendous hit, the best of this match I say! Full delivery not exactly the yorker and Buttler making room smashes it flat over the bowler's head for a six!

England need 9 runs to win from the final over.
18.5
1
Over 18.5 P Awana to EJG Morgan, 1 run, 
Drills the near yorker to the diving mid off for a single.
18.4
1
Over 18.4 P Awana to JC Buttler, 1 run, 
Drags his pull off a short ball to long on for one. 136 kmph.
18.3
4
Over 18.3 P Awana to JC Buttler, Boundary!
Attempted yorker but turns out to be a low full toss and Buttler leans down to drive it in the gap through extra covers for a boundary. 137 kmph.
18.2
1
Over 18.2 P Awana to EJG Morgan, 1 run, 
Slog pulls the slightly short ball to the quick Kohli at deep mid wicket and settles for a single. 137 kmph.
18.1
1
Over 18.1 P Awana to JC Buttler, 1 run, 
Makes room and blocks the short and rising delivery to the off side and steals a single. 136 kmph.
End of Over 18 (13 runs)   England 155/4

EJG Morgan 38/21 AB Dinda 3-0-33-1
JC Buttler 0/0

17.6
6
Over 17.6 AB Dinda to EJG Morgan, Six!!
Short ball banged in at pace and Morgan who was anticipating that sets himself to pull that and does so with brutal power flat over deep wide mid wicket for a six! 138 kmph.
17.5
W
Over 17.5 AB Dinda to SR Patel, Caught!
Caught by Gambhir at mid wicket. Samit Patel in two minds whether to flick or pull this short ball in the air and gets a top edge which lobs up for his downfall.
17.4
0
Over 17.4 AB Dinda to EJG Morgan, 1 run, 
Goes back and punches it through covers for one. 136.6 kmph.
17.3
2
Over 17.3 AB Dinda to EJG Morgan, 2 runs, 
Goes back and flicks it to deep mid wicket for a couple.
17.2
4
Over 17.2 AB Dinda to EJG Morgan, Boundary!
Short and wide, and Morgan frees his arms with an aerial cut over backward point for a boundary.