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Highlights of India-England game

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Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 23:52 [IST]

Highlights of India-England game

Colombo, Sep 23: India registered their biggest Twenty20 International win as they thrashed England by 90 runs in ICC World Twenty20 2012 here on Sunday.

Scorecard

It was a day of fine comebacks. Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla made their respective returns to international cricket on a high note.

Here are the highlights of this game played at R Premadasa Stadium.

# India won their second successive match at World T20 and topped Group A

# India's next game, in Super Eight (Group 2) is against Australia on September 28 at this same venue, R Premadasa Stadium. India will play all three Super 8 games at this venue. All matches start at 7.30 PM IST. India's other two clashes are on September 30 (opponent yet to be confirmed) and October 2 (Vs South Africa)

# Teams don't carry forward points into Super Eights. It will be a fresh start and two each from both groups qualify for semi-finals. Super Eight matches start on September 27. September 25 is the last day of group stage and the following day is a rest day

# England's 80 all out is their lowest T20I score

# India's win today, by 90 runs is their biggest in terms of runs in T20Is. Previous best was 39 runs, Vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele in August, 2012

# Harbhajan was playing his first T20I since June 2011 and he made a magnificent return

# Harbhajan's figures of 4/12 is the best by an Indian in T20Is. Previous best was RP Singh's 4/13 Vs South Africa in Durban, 2007

# Harbhajan bowled two maidens in his four-over spell

# Harbhajan is on top of the list in T20Is with most maidens (4) along with four others. Trent Johnston (Ireland), Ray Price (Zimbabwe), Ajanth Mendis (Sri Lanka) and Graeme Swann (England) are the four

# Harbhajan won the Man-of-the-match award

# India made three changes for this game. Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and R Ashwin were rested and in came Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla and Ashok Dinda

# Piyush took 2/13 in four overs with one maiden

# India took six wickets for 27 runs in 8.4 overs (Yuvraj Singh bowled 0.4 overs)

# Harbhajan had two wickets in one over when he dismissed Jos Buttler and Graeme Swann in the 12th over of England innings. It was a double-wicket maiden

# Harbhajan had one more wicket maiden over when he got the wicket of Eoin Morgan in his first and innings' sixth over

# Piyush too had a wicket maiden when he sent back Craig Kieswetter in the 9th over

# Piyush's last T20I game for India before this was in June, 2010

# India managed only one six (from Rohit Sharma) while England had three (two from Kieswetter and Luke Wright one)

# India scored 170/4 in 20 overs with Rohit Sharma top scoring with 55 not out

# Gautam Gambhir made 45 while Virat Kohli hit 40

# India scored 52/1 in six overs when fielding restrictions were in place

# Eight of England players failed to reach into double-digit scores

# Highest scorer for England was Kieswetter with 35

# India hit 18 boundaries while England had eight fours

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