Cricket News sort by England tour of India 2012-13

England squared the two-match T20 series at Mumbai with a stellar performance with the bat. With the visitors chasing a sizeable target of 178, India would have fancied their chances, but an atrocious bowling performance from the Indians barring the dependable Yuvraj Singh...

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.

The second and final T20I between India and England will be played tonight at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India are leading the 2-match series having defeated England comfortably in the first T20I at Pune.

Bollywood Star Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone at India vs England 1st T20, Dec 20, 2012.

There was some consolation for India following the disappointing result in the Test series as they won the first T20 at Pune by a five-wicket margin. It wasn’t as comprehensive a win as the final scoreboard suggested, but India would take the victory nonetheless, for they were in desperate need to break the monotony of losses in recent times.

India coasted to a five-wicket win in the first T20I at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune. Yuvraj Singh who made a significant contribution taking 3 for 19 with the ball shone with the bat as well to score a match turning 38 from 21 balls to set up an easy victory for the hosts.

Having been undone in the Tests, India would be keen to get some positives out of the T20s against England. As India hunt for their winning formula, here’s a statistical look at India versus England T20 clashes.

Virender Sehwag may be well past his prime, but dropping him from the T20 series which begins in Pune on Thursday could still prove to be costly for India. While, on one hand, Ajinkya Rahane deservedly retained his spot in the T20 team, leaving out Sehwag in spite of his lack of runs in the other formats is still a mistake.

After the completion of the real cricketing contest in whites, India and England now turn out to play a couple of T20Is before they give a break to each other just for a while. England will be returning home for Christmas and will be back again shortly for a 5-match ODI Series.