ICC World Twenty20, 3rd Match, Group A: England v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 23, 2012
Brief scores: India 170/4 in 20.0 overs (Rohit Sharma 55*, Gautam Gambhir 45, Steven Finn 2/33) beat England 80/10 in 14.4 overs (Craig Kieswetter 35, Harbhajan Singh 4/12, Piyush Chawla 2/13) by 90 runs
Presentation "Yeah it was poor," says Stuart Broad. "All round really. We were okay with 171, but India bowled really well. We weren't as efficient, but we were happy with 171. We played across the line too much. It was worth looking at playing one fewer spinner because we could afford to lose. I don't agree we can't play spin. Certainly in training. We have been learning. We have had a very bad day, but that doesn't affect the rest of the tournament. we get onto the bus, and play out Super 8s. It doesn't change where we go."
"It was an efficient performance," says MS Dhoni. "People might say we were slow for the first 15, but we were not over-aiming. We had five bowlers, we knew that. It was a difficult decision, but we requested the seniors to rest so that we could pick the best XI. And we opened with Irfan because he is a gutsy player. He may not look pretty, but he responds to the call. Now we have got a problem of plenty with spinners with both of them doing well today. About Rohit, it is important if guys are responding to give them a few extra games. Yes, we have got dififcult decisions to make. Not to forget that the players who missed out today have won a lot of games for India on their own."
Harbhajan Singh is back as MoM He says: "It's been a hard year. Being out of the side. Other boys were doing really well, so it was really difficult for me to make a comeback. For me it was an important game. I hadn;t played international cricket for a full year. Getting a wicket first or second ball gives you a lot of confidence. This award is for my mom and those who have stuck with me. In T20 cricket, it's important to just read the game. I have tried to cut down my run-up a bit. I was running in too fast, and struggling to find my areas. So I was consciously coming in off a short run, and slowly. This India short is everything for me. I don;t know what I would do if not playing for India. I would like to thank the Essex people too."
England and India teams line up.
England team standing to attention as the national anthems are played out.
The India Cricket Team pose for a team photograph.
Indian team standing to attention as the national anthems are played out.
Stuart Broad, captain of England and MS Dhoni, captain of India pictured during the coin toss.
Irfan Pathan of India bats.
Gautam Gambhir of India scored 45 of 38 balls against England.
Virat Kohli of India scored 40 of 32 balls against England.
Rohit Sharma of India scored 55 of 33 balls against England.
India captain M S Dhoni's Helecoptor shot against England.
Jade Dernbach of England bowls watched by India captain MS Dhoni.
Steven Finn of England appeals during the match against India.
England captain Stuart Broad throws the ball watched MS Dhoni of India.
England opener Alex Hales gets out bowled to Irfan Pathan of India.
Jos Buttler of England is bowled Harbhajan Singh.
Jonathan Bairstow of England is bowled by Piyush Chawla of India.
Irfan Pathan of England celebrates the dismissal of Alex Hales of England.
Craig Kieswetter of England hits out for six runs.
Graeme Swann of England leaves the field after being stumped by India captain MS Dhoni.
Harbhajan Singh, in his comeback match, returned figures of 4 for 12 against England.
Harbhajan Singh of India is presented with the 'Man of the Match' award.