India v England, second Twenty20 international, Mumbai, as it happened

Eoin Morgan hits the last ball of the match for six as England beat India and draw the Twenty20 series 1-1.

22 December 2012 Last updated at 19:06 GMT

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  1. 1738: 

    Shots of Captain Morgan all round? There was certainly nothing rum about that shot! The first leg of England's tour of India concludes with a rousing victory and I've a feeling there will be plenty of festive cheer on the flight home.

    That's it from us, I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years.


    India captain Mahendra Dhoni: "Dew really changes the game, but we were short at the start and we can't blame the dew for that. As in the last game, we came back nicely but we conceded too many runs in the first six overs, and we didn't get too many runs in our last two overs. I think the fast bowlers are still a bit raw, they will get a lot of experience from this and there's plenty of room for improvement. Dinda and Awana are great prospects for us, we have to back them."


    Eoin Morgan: "It's one of the best atmosphere's I've ever played in front of and this will do all our young players lots of good for the future."


    England captain Eoin Morgan: "A hell of a game of cricket. It was a great pitch and both sides were in the game throughout the whole 40 overs. The stats suggest at this stadium that the chasing team predominantly wins and we looked at that and backed ourselves to chase. Jos Buttler and Samit Patel gave great support and we just got over the line in the end.

    "Our fielding was outstanding. We have looked at how we can get ahead of the game and we saved at least 10 or 15 runs today."

    MAN OF THE SERIES- Yuvraj Singh

    "I just tried to vary my pace and, see where the England batsmen were trying to hit me. It's tough when there's dew and you can't grip the ball. We bowled well in patches but England did well, especially Morgan who is a great finisher and the way he finished the game was incredible."

    MAN OF THE MATCH- Eoin Morgan

    Harry Leather on Twitter: "Eoin Morgan you absolute Beaut! Made it well worth staying up past 4am in Sydney to watch the match - awesome shot!"

  8. 1723: 

    I'm still catching my breath here and I'm sure you are too. Morgan really is a very special talent. I know it's a different form of the game, but is he worth another shot in the Test side?


    Damien Farney on Twitter: "Cricket utterly compelling again. Morgan final ball 6 was sheer class. Well played chaps."

    Jake Tupman on Twitter: "Mighty Morgan, what a hero - not many players can deal with that much pressure in such emphatic style. Great game."


    England batsman Jos Buttler: "We are really pleased to get that victory and it was a world-class finish from a world-class player in Eoin Morgan."

    England batsman Michael Lumb: "It's nice to get a few runs but more important to win the game. Well done to the boys, it's very special."

  11. 1717: 

    Morgan's 49 came off 26 balls, with five fours and two sixes, while Buttler scored 15 off seven, with one of each.

  12. 1715: 

    Morgan started celebrating as soon as the ball left his bat and finished on 49 not out. The England dug-out were all on their feet too as they watched it sail into the Mumbai night sky. England have squared the series 1-1.

  13. 20 overs: 
    Eng 181-4

    Now that is a captain!! The ball is full and Morgan connects, hammering it down the ground for six to win the game in style.

    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- England win by six wickets
  15. 1711: 

    The tension mounts as Dinda runs up, Morgan gets into position and the bowler refuses to release the ball. Dhoni walks up to have a chat with Dinda and a board meeting involving the entire India team ensues.

  16. 19.5 overs: 
    Eng 175-4

    Dinda sends another ball down well outside off stump, Buttler fails to connect with the flick shot. They run a quick bye to leave three needed from one ball.

  17. 19.4 overs: 
    Eng 174-4

    Some brilliant improvisation from Buttler as he helps a ball on its way past the keeper, but Ashwin scampers round at third man to keep them to two.

  18. 19.3 overs: 
    Eng 172-4

    This ball is there for the taking, but Morgan can't quite get hold of it and picks out Kohli, who is guarding the rope. England need six off three balls.

  19. 19.2 overs: 
    Eng 171-4

    Buttler on strike now - time for the ramp shot? No, instead he chops it out to long-off for one.

  20. 19.1 overs: 
    Eng 170-4

    Ball by ball time folks. Morgan drives the first ball of the last over - bowled by Dinda - down the ground to long-on for a single. Somehow he breaks the bottom of his bat in the process.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "If we go by history, England finish a tour well in Mumbai - they won a Test here at the end of the tour in 2006, and a one-dayer in 2002."

  22. 19 overs: 
    Eng 169-4

    Buttler tips and runs to give the strike to his captain, who finds a fielder on the boundary and can only get one. What can Buttler do? A whole lot is the answer as he steps away from a low full toss and threads it through the tighest of gaps on the off side for four. Two singles give Buttler the strike for Awana's last ball. And he stands a delivers the clearnest of straight sixes! Supersonic stuff to leave England needing nine from the last over.

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC Test Match Special

    "We think if there is a tie this evening, it will go to a one-over eliminator, and make Vic's run to the airport all the more nervous."

  24. 18 overs: 
    Eng 155-4

    A shot of Captain Morgan and England are back in the game. The last ball of the over is thundered over wide long-on for a huge six. England need 28 off 12 balls.

  25. 17.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Patel c Gambhir b Dinda 9 (Eng 149-4)

    A dot, and a single before Dinda bowls short and wide to Morgan - who throws the bat and gets four behind square on the off side. A two, a single, then a big top edge is comfortably taken by Gambhir.

  26. 1649: 

    The spinners have bowled out - can England tuck into some buffet bowling from Dinda and Awana? Stay tuned to find out...

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Piyush Chawla has bowled pretty well in both these matches, but he does tend to bowl a boundary ball each over."

  28. 17 overs: 
    Eng 141-3 (target 178)

    Super Samit slams one through the slot and collects his first boundary. England need a few of those. A single each then Chawla beats Samit for a priceless dot. Patel makes room and cracks the last ball to extra cover. England need 37 off 18 balls.


    Rob Stone on Twitter: "Re Owain Connors. I don't suppose you've watched Wright in the Big Bash this year then? Including his record breaking 117? No?"

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC Test Match Special

    "Ashwin and Yuvraj have both bowled out, which is good for England, but I think this could be a tight finish with 44 needed from 24 deliveries."

  31. 16 overs: 
    Eng 134-3

    Patel's first shot in anger is a bit of a waft down to deep square leg where Chawla can't quite stoop low enough to claim a catch. Patel needs to get going quickly here but he can't get hold of it yet. I suggest giving the strike to Morgan, and that is exactly what he does, prompting the Dubliner to hammer a four through the off side.

  32. 15 overs: 
    Eng 128-3

    The batsmen crossed so Morgs is on strike and he counter-attacks with a four off the next ball. Samit Patel's the new man and he will face Awana next.

  33. 14.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Hales c Dinda b Yuvraj 42 (Eng 123-3)

    Did I say calming influence? Hales has a rush of blood, shoves one down the throat of deep backward square leg, and gives Yuvraj his third wicket.

  34. 14 overs: 
    Eng 120-2

    Owain, you have a very short memory. It wasn't so long ago that Luke Wright was smashing it to all parts of Sri Lanka at the World T20. Anyway, back to the present and Chawla pitches wide of leg stump and is thrashed away by Morgan through fine leg for four. Hales follows up with a swipe through extra-cover for four more. Morgan has had a calming influence on England here.


    Owain Connors on Twitter: "Luke Wright must have seen an England selector kill a man. That is the only explanation of why he keeps being selected."

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Ashok Dinda, take a bow in the context of this Indian fielding. It was a good shot from Hales, but he went down early and made sure he got his body behind it."

  37. 13 overs: 
    Eng 109-2 (target 178)

    "Yuvi, Yuvi" chant the home fans as Yuvraj goes in search of wicket number three. Hales pulls him away but is denied a boundary by a swallow-like dive from Dinda, who actually overshoots the ball and stops it with his stomach.

  38. 12 overs: 
    Eng 104-2

    Pure class from Captain Morgan (as opposed to a rum shot) as he reverse sweeps Ashwin for a much-needed boundary. Ashwin's last over goes for 10, but now England have to face to Yuvraj, who has figures of 2-5 from his two overs so far.

  39. 11 overs: 
    WICKET- Wright lbw b Yuvraj 5 (Eng 94-2)

    Yuvi is not a happy chappy as Rahane spills a tricky chance to snaffle Wright in the covers. Another howler in the field from Awana is his throw is about 10m too high but luckily there's a fielding backing up.

    Yuvi pushes one through a bit quicker to Wright, who is rapped on the pad. The finger goes up - Yuvi's got another one!

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "If they can score another 90 in 10 overs, they'll win - just! It's a good start, but there's a lot more to do. Yuvraj, bowling orthodox left-arm spin with good control, caused the problems in Pune, and he's made the breakthrough here."

  41. 10 overs: 
    Eng 90-1

    Hales gobbles up a full toss as if it were his Christmas dinner, blasting the ball through extra-cover at a rate of knots. Wright hasn't got his timing right yet and is dealing in singles. Hales whacks the last ball through midwicket for two.

  42. 9 overs: 
    Eng 81-1 (target 178)

    Luke Wright strides out to bat with his usual badge-free helmet. He steers into the leg side to get off the mark from his third ball. Great over from India - if they lose questions will have to be asked about why Yuvraj was held back for so long.

  43. 8.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Lumb st Dhoni b Yuvraj 50 (Eng 80-1)

    Yuvraj it is. And he does the business with his second ball! Lumb is down the pitch, misses and is stumped by Dhoni behind the timbers.

  44. 8 overs: 
    Eng 79-0

    Ashwin to Hales, who uses his long arms to smash the ball over long-on for six of the very best. Then Lumb tickles one round the corner to bring up his first T20 international fifty off 30 balls. England are cruising. Where does Dhoni turn next. Yuvi, surely??

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I have to say I'm disappointed with the crowd, this is the first Twenty20 international played at the Wankhede Stadium and I thought it would be chock-a-block."

  46. 7 overs: 
    Eng 68-0

    Dhoni turns to Chawla in a bid to check England's charge and give the Wankhede crowd something to cheer about it. England seem context to give themselves a bit of a breather as they milk him for six runs from the over.

    Still keen to hear your best ever Christmas presents (1310). in case you hadn't guessed, the Millennium Falcon was Mark Mitchener, the 1982 Tottenham away kit was Ben Dirs and the ZX Spectrum was myself. Oh, the 1980s.

  47. 6 overs: 
    Eng 61-0 (target 178)

    Ashwin to Lumb, in the slot and returned with interest over the bowler's head for six of the best. then A slog-sweep by Hales runs away for four. The Barmies will be chanting "Easy" in a minute.

    Mark Mitchener, BBC Sport

    "Michael Lumb won the man-of-the-match award in the Champions League Twenty20 final a couple of months ago. His unbeaten 82 from 57 balls helped Sydney Sixers to a 10-wicket win against the Highveld Lions. However, he and his England and Notts team-mates Alex Hales and Samit Patel have been banned from playing in next year's IPL by Notts boss Mike Newell who wants them available for the County Championship."

  49. 5 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Eng 49-0

    Awana attempts a yorker but Lumb chops his bat down on it and collects four runs past third man. He's playing a blinder here the Lumbster, driving now for another four to reach 35 off 20 balls. Some good pace from Awana as he swings one back into the left-hander and screams an appeal which is rightly turned down for height.

  50. 4 overs: 
    Eng 40-0

    Time for Lumb to face his Pune tormentor, Ravichandran Ashwin. He does well to flick his first ball from the spinner for two, and picks up another three for good measure before the over is out. Or should that be over and out?

  51. 3 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 34-0 (target 178)

    Hales gets an inside edge onto his own pads and scurries a single. Still no spin for India. Surprising, if you ask me.

    Taxi for Awana! After conceding a four in the first over, he drops a dolly of a catch at deep square leg after a pull shot from Hales. Lumb hoists the next ball into a gap on the leg side for four and there's another wide thrown in for good measure. England right on top.


    From Alex Meissner in Milton Keynes, TMS inbox: "If England fall short of their target, then they have only themselves to blame. Conceding 31 extras in two T20 matches is unforgivable at this level. The bowlers have added unnecessary pressure to the batsman."

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "This will make Lumb feel a lot better, as he had a nightmare down in Pune. India were 7-1 after two overs, England are 25-0 and it will make a big difference if they can sustain this."

  54. 2 overs: 
    Eng 25-0

    Awana has an early chance to atone for his fielding error but fails as Lumb top-edges a pull shot for four, then gets a bit more bat on one which flies away over fine leg for six.

    Now then, there's a pause in proceedings while a man with a hammer comes out to repair the footholes at Awana's request. Another short ball, another top edge, but it lands short of long leg and they pick up two.


    From Mark in Bristol, via text on 81111: "Josh on Twitter - If you're going to quote Einstein please get it right! Insanity is where you expect different results from repeating the same thing over and over."

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "It will be a real problem for Dhoni if that ball gets wet, as he's some got some good spinners in his team, but even good spinners struggle to grip the ball if it's wet. Ashwin bowled the second over in Pune and tormented the left-handed Lumb, but he may struggle a little here."

  57. 1 over: 
    Eng 12-0

    Oh dear, what a horrible start from India in the field - an area in which England were superb throughout. Michael Lumb clips Ashok Dinda square on the leg side and it's looks for all the world like a single until Parvinder Awana somehow lets the ball slide through his hands and over the rope. Hales gets off the mark with a boundary too, simply dangling his bat a short, wide ball and watching it fly away off the open face to the boundary. Dinda throws a wide into the mix to complete a profitable first over for the tourists.

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "Tim Bresnan's not the most athletic but he pulled off some amazing stops in the deep there. Michael Lumb had his struggles in Pune but a sweetly-struck boundary can change all that."


    Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja on TMS: "This win in India will give England a lot of confidence, and if the players keep their fitness and the top order clicks, England have a very good chance of beating Australia in Australia. Why not?"

  60. 1523: 

    Thanks Adrian, hope you feel better for that. I guess England will be disappointed they let Dhoni and Raina get so many, but the total is hardly stratospheric. If Lumb and Hales get off to a good start, they've got a chance, haven't they?


    From Adrian, TMS inbox: "Why why why do England persist in selecting also-rans, no hopers and rejects, not I mention that Emile Heskey of cricket, Tim Bresnan, for T20. Yet another abject display. Will the ODI be any better? Why not just play the best players!"


    Josh on Twitter: "Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting the same result? Need to stop the bouncers!"

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "England have done well to restrict India to under 180 when you consider those two partnerships between Gambhir and Kohli, and Raina and Dhoni. Their fielding was outstanding, and there was something in it for their bowlers too."

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC Test Match Special

    "I asked some of the Indian journalists on the way in today what a par score was on this ground in the IPL - they said 170."

  65. 20 overs: 
    WICKET- Chawla run out 0 (Ind 177-8)

    Raina pulls a rib-high full toss into samit patel's hands, but it's a no-ball on grounds of height. Raina puts everything into his next shot but can only manages a single as the ball cannons off an inside edge onto his pads. That gives Piyush Chawla the strike with two balls left. He misses the first and they run a bye before Raina manages a single off the last ball. Chawla wants to make it two but is run out by a mile, and that, as they say, is that.

  66. 19.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Ashwin c Lumb b Dernbach 1 (Ind 171-7)

    Death bowler Dernbach delivers again as Ashwin throws the bat and picks out Michael Lumb in the deep on the off side.

  67. 19 overs: 
    Ind 169-6

    Ashwin burgles a single off his first ball, but Bresnan rounds off a fine over with a slower ball which Raina can only pat back to the bowler.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "If it weren't for the fielding, India would be on about 190 by now as England have done very well in the field and saved plenty of runs."

  69. 18.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Dhoni c Patel b Bresnan 38 (Ind 168-6)

    Big over for Big Tim, but I'd defy anyone to tame Dhoni in this mood. A straight ball is hoiked off his legs for four, then a low full toss is only saved from crossing the boundary by a full-length dive from Meaker. Another short ball, but Dhoni mis-times a pull and picks out Samit Patel at midwicket.


    Tommytwodarts on Twitter: "Why do England never bowl the Yorker? It seems so obvious to everyone watching that its needed, yet our tactics stay predictable."

  71. 18 overs: 
    Ind 161-5

    Another over, another phone number - this time it's 622026! Not content to watch his partner steal the show, Dhoni wants a piece of the action. A Dernbach bouncer is pulled high into the stands for his first six and followed up by a pair of rapidly-run twos. A dot, another couple then a maximum, bludgeoned down the ground in Dhoni's inimitable style...

    Adam Mountford, BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: "Coming up in the interval on Test Match Special, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja looks ahead to the visit of Pakistan to India."

  73. 17 overs: 
    Ind 143-5

    Stonking shot from Raina, who is down on one knee as he lifts Meaker over mid-off and is only a metre short of a six. Meaker hasn't had much luck with his bouncer today and this time it goes away for four as Raina top-edges over the keeper. Meaker tries a slower-ball but Raina is seeing it like a football as he lashes it over cow corner for six. The last ball is short and turned around the corner for four more. It's a telephone number of an over from Meaker - 411464.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think that 160 will be enough here as it's a fast outfield, the ball is coming on to the bat, there's not much turn for the spinners and the dew will make it difficult for them to grip the ball, so it may be conditions England would like to bat in."

  75. 16 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ind 123-5

    Raina edges Bresnan and Buttler grasses the toughest of chances off the webbing of his out-stretched glove. Dhoni pummels the next ball for four through square leg. England's fielding has been amazing today and there's another example from Meaker as he dives to stop a four.

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "India have only really got two seamers in their side plus Kohli's medium pace, and then three spinners including Yuvraj, so thier problems may be mounting."

  77. 15 overs: 
    Ind 114-5

    Out strides the Indian skip Dhoni, sans helmet to face Tredwell. The last ball of the over races off a thick edge all the way to the rope.

  78. 14.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Sharma b Tredwell 24 (Ind 108-5)

    Sharma tries to heave Tredwell through mid-wicket, misses the ball by a mile and is castled.

  79. 14 overs: 
    Ind 108-4

    Sharma spots that mid-off is in and makes room to lift Wright over the fielder for four. Then there's another spectacular piece of fielding as Bresnan pulls off a fine stop on the rope. Nine runs off the over - fairly even so far.

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "Tredwell's a clever old bowler, he's not got any wickets left but he's kept the batsmen busy. I wonder if the dew's going to be a problem for the Indian spinners - Morgan hasn't turned to Samit Patel as I think the seamers can grip the ball better."

  81. 13 overs: 
    Ind 99-4

    Raina flings his portly frame to the floor to complete a single. Tredwell then sends through a quicker one to Sharma, who is cramped for room and can only get one. There's a delay while a replacement bat is found for Raina, who promptly deploys it to smack a couple to deep extra cover. England's fielding is red hot at the moment - Meaker is the latest to dive to prevent a boundary.

  82. 12 overs: 
    Ind 93-4

    Meaker, who looks to me as if he is not averse to pumping iron in his spare time, varies his pace well and keeps the Indian pair to four runs from the 12th over of the innings. Tredwell next - will India tee off?

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC Test Match Special

    "I was just looking at Suresh Raina's stats before this game, he has a Twenty20 international century and there aren't many who have got that. My worry is I've seen Mahendra Dhoni score 340 runs in six one-day international innings against England, and I've not seen him get out yet."

  84. 10.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Gambhir c Bresnan b Wright 17 (Ind 88-4)

    Gambhir is still struggling badly to get the ball off the square and here he is top-edging a pull shot. It loops over the keeper and is easily taken by a back-pedalling Tim Bresnan. Not sure if England really wanted to get Gambhir out.

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "James Tredwell's one of the senior citizens in this team at 30, Michael Lumb's 32 but I think the rest are in their 20s."

  86. 10 overs: 
    Ind 86-3

    Rohit Sharma opens his shoulders to smack Tredwell straight back over his balding pate. Bresnan makes a great effort to take a one-handed diving catch, hurling his giant frame through the air, but can't quite reach it and it's a sixer.


    Chris Harris on Twitter: "Yuvraj is always vulnerable if you pick the wright root."

  88. 9 overs: 
    Ind 77-3

    Gambhir is batting as if he were playing in a timeless Test! He tucks away a couple of singles to reach 14 off 22 balls. Rohit Sharma steers the last ball of the over wide of third man and they run two.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "The Mumbai Indians normally bat first when they play here in the IPL, but in the last IPL the team batting second won five games, and the team batting first only won three."

  90. 8.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Yuvraj c Root b Wright 4 (Ind 71-3)

    An aberration from Yuvraj as he flat-bats Luke Wright straight to long-on, where Root claims the second catch of his dayboo.


    Dan Addicott on Twitter: "Once again shameful bowling from England - no-balls and wides are never going to win a T20 like this against such strong batting."

  92. 8 overs: 
    Ind 71-2

    Eoin Morgan heeds Vic's call to throw the ball to James Tredwell and the Kent offie makes a tidy start with just six runs off his over. The India will displace Sri Lanka at the top of the world T20 rankings if they win today by the way.

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's not easy for anyone to bowl at Yuvraj Singh when he's on form, but it might be easier for James Tredwell as an off-spinner than it was for Danny Briggs's left-arm spin in Pune, or it might be for Samit Patel who might do some bowling today."

  94. 1406: 
    Ind 65-2

    Replays suggest that ball might have been sliding down the leg side and the crowd boo his departure. Meaker's first offering to Pune hero Yuvraj Singh is a wide, but he follows up with a dot ball to round off the over.

  95. 6.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Kohli lbw b Meaker 38 (Ind 64-2)

    Meaker is given an opportunity to right the wrongs of his first over but gives away another wide with a leg-side bouncer. But the Surrey man gets a slower ball right and traps Kohli leg before for 38.

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "The cruel observation is that England might want to get Kohli out and keep Gambhir in."

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Suddenly India have made up for that slow start, they've gone from four runs an over to nearly 10 an over. The ball's coming on very nicely for Kohli. Gambhir's not in good form, you can see that, but this pitch looks absolutely made for Kohli."


    Thethirdteamer on Twitter: "Luke Wright? No it doesn't Luke Wright at all."

  99. 6 overs: 
    Ind 59-1

    A range of appreciative noises emanate from the BBC cricket desk after Kohli disdainfully smashes Luke Wright's first ball through the covers. Wright oversteps by a mile, and you know what that means - a free hit. Kohli slams it for four, then flicks past deep square leg for another one. Dear oh dear, this is a shocker from Wright - he tries a slower ball but Kohli reads it and drives his fourth four of the over.

    This is the first ever T20 at the Wankhede by the way. Now there's a surprise.

  100. 5 overs: 
    Ind 39-1

    Stuart Meaker gets off to a stinker as he gives away five wides down the leg side. Kohli then gives a short ball the treatment and collects his third boundary. Another short one is gratefully received by Gambhir, who heaves him through the leg side for four. No deep square leg = an easy four.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "India have managed to up their scoring rate a little after a slow start, but there's still a long way to go. That's what happens when you're batting first as you're not sure what a good score is."


    From Jon, stuck at work again, Ashford: "Most comedy moment has to be Strauss destroying his own glasses in the summer!"

    I've just been shown a clip of this Jon. Extraordinary. Swann and Anderson certainly delighted in their skipper's misfortune.

  103. 4 overs: 
    Ind 24-1

    What was I saying about boundaries? Kohli blasts Dernbach past mid-on for four, then thrashes through the off side for another one. Dernbach stems the tide to keep India to just two singles from the last four balls and England will be relatively happy with this start.

  104. 3 overs: 
    Ind 13-1

    Virat Kohli, a Dominic Cooper looky-likey in my opinion is the new man for India and he gets off the mark with a perfectly-timed push through the covers for two. But Bresnan is bowling a tight line here and once again India are kept to ones and twos. No boundary yet after three overs.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "That's the pressure of not getting the boundaries getting to Rahane, and the breakthrough that England needed. They've bowled really well in this first two overs."

  106. 1.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Rahane c Root b Dernbach 3 (Ind 7-1)

    Here's Jade Dernbach, his tattooed arms and chest fully exposed by his short sleeves and open neck. Gambhir swipes across the line but doesn't get a clean connection and has to settle for a single. Rahane has a slap, gets a huge outside edge and plants an easy catch into the palms of debutant Joe Root at third man.


    From Ali from Hong Kong, TMS inbox: "The best moment for me was Trott's legside hit in this India series."

  108. 1 over: 
    Ind 5-0

    Bresnan drags a bouncer down the leg side, concedes a single to Gambhir and swings one past Ajinkya Rahane's outside edge. A leg bye and a couple of singles follow but five runs represents a solid start from Bresnan.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I think India wanted to give Rohit Sharma a bit of an opportunity as he's been good in domestic limited-overs cricket and he's also an outstanding fielder, while Jadeja's bowling has not been as good in one-day cricket. They have plenty of part-time bowlers like Yuvraj who can turn their arms over for a couple of overs."

  110. 1329: 

    Big Tim Bresnan is going to get the action underway at the Wankhede with Gautam Gambhir on strike.

  111. 1329: 

    Good for you Victor. I'm getting that guilty feeling that I haven't quite got enough for my nearest and dearest so it's looking like a last-minute Christmas Eve dash. You?

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "I've also done all my Christmas shopping today, in the space of about an hour and a half."

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "If England were to win here tonight, it would be a heroic performance as they've got a very young side out against an Indian side with some very familiar names. For England, it should be a great opportunity without much to fear. For India, it should be a breeze compared to Pakistan on Christmas Day."

  114. 1325: 

    England and India have played six Twenty20s in the past with three wins apiece, so whoever wins today will go ahead in the "all-time" stats. I'm desperately trying to give this game some context, but let's be honest, it's just a bit of festive fun and let's hope the players are up for making merry.

    Vic Marks, BBC Test Match Special

    "I was thrilled to be asked to present Joe Root with his England T20 cap - it's nice for the players and nice for the people who are asked to hand out the caps. I told him he'd played very well in Nagpur but he might have to play a few more shots tonight. I didn't know who he was going to replace - it might have been Michael Lumb, but it's Danny Briggs, who I feel for after he only got one over in Pune and wasn't seen again. But that's what happens in T20."


    Simon Aindow on Twitter: "Anyone else think Swanny will end up as our leading Test wicket-taker? 206 already. 82 behind Jimmy."


    From Kelly in Dubai, TMS inbox: "Best moment - the first cricket match I have ever seen live! Even though it was during the 3 - 0 whitewash against Pakistan."

  118. 1317: 

    TMS chimes onto the airwaves (quite literally) with the sound of sleigh bells accompanying the usual theme tune.

  119. 1314: 

    Bringing in Joe Root strengthens England's batting I suppose, but is it a bit harsh on young Danny Briggs? After all, he only bowled one over in Pune and although he took a fair bit of tap from Yuvraj, he wasn't given another chance to prove his worth.

  120. 1310: 

    What have you made of England's year then? Ping me over your best moments, worst moments, heroes, villains, and all that jazz. Or you could just tell me your best ever Christmas present. We've had a Millennium Falcon, a ZX Spectrum 128K and a 1982 Tottenham away shirt on this desk - and if that doesn't age us nothing will. Get involved via Twitter to #bbccricket, text to 81111 (UK) or email with For Sam Sheringham in the subject field.

  121. 1304: 

    England took a bit of a pounding in the first T20 in Pune as India cruised home with 13 balls to spare, so they need to win today to salvage a draw from the two-match series (if you can really call it a series). Eoin Morgan's side are showing one change from Pune with Joe Root making his T20 debut in place of Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs. India also make one change with batsman Rohit Sharma in for Ravindra Jadeja.


    Eoin Morgan gets the call right and backs his batsmen to chase down the runs. MS Dhoni says he would have fielded first too because of the dew factor.

  123. 1300: 

    So here we are at the final leg of England's jam-packed cricketing 2012. We've had three tours of the subcontinent, a hammering of the Windies, a humbling by South Africa and a disappointing defence of their World Twenty20 crown. Rounding things off with a relatively meaningless Twenty20 game might feel like a bit of a damp squib, but with a big crowd expected under the lights at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai there's every chance of going out with a bang.

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Live Scores - India v England


  • England beat India by 6 wickets
  • India: 177-8 (20.0 overs)
  • England: 181-4 (20.0 overs)
  • Venue: Mumbai

England Innings

Player outReason Bowledby Runs
Total for 4 181
Lumb st Dhoni b Yuvraj 50
Hales c Dinda b Yuvraj 42
Wright lbw b Yuvraj 5
Morgan not out 49
Patel c Gambhir b Dinda 9
Buttler not out 15
Extras 2w 1b 8lb 11

England in India 2012-13

India's Mahendra Dhoni and England's Alastair Cook

Reports and scorecards from England's one-day tour of India, which includes five ODIs.