England beat India by six wickets in Twenty20

September 1st, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS  

Manchester, Sep 1 (IANS) England beat India by six wickets in their Twenty20 international match at the Old Trafford here Wednesday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni had won the toss and opted to bat first. Opener Ajinkya Rahane scored 61 from 39 balls for India to power his team towards a total of 165.

England scored 169 for 4 (Morgan 49).

Needing 10 from the final over from Vinay Kumar, Samit Patel squeezed a pair of fours, and then sealed the match with a lofted drive over extra cover with three balls of the contest remaining.

India: Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Praveen Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, R. Vinay Kumar and Munaf Patel.

England: Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter (wicketkeeper), Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad (captain), Graeme Swann and Jade Dernbach.

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