Sunday, April 21, 2024

All tied up

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India and England tied an exciting World Cup clash yesterday in a match yielding 676 runs and adorned by blistering centuries from Sachin Tendulkar and Andrew Strauss.England, chasing a World Cup record 339 to win, finished 338 for eight, having scored 13 runs off the last over when 14 were needed for victory.
Ajmal Shahzad launched Munaf Patel for six to leave England needing five from three balls in front of a frenzied crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Shahzad and Graeme Swann ran a single to make the target four from two. They ran two more to leave England requiring two for victory off the last ball. But they managed just a single to produce only the fourth tie in World Cup history. 
Here, England’s Tim Bresnan launches a six in the dying stages.

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