The India vs England ICC 2011 World Cup Cricket match in Bengaluru (India) today is one of the finest one-day matches we’ve ever seen.
(See the full coverage of the match here)
Who’d have thought the match would end in a tie!
The fortunes of the two teams kept seesawing this way and the other.
First, India had the upper hand with a decent total of 338.
The highlight of India’s inning was a dashing 120 by – who else – Sachin Tendulkar.
Then, England came into bat and were quickly on top with solid batting led by skipper Andrew Strauss who scored a superb 158.
It seemed certain that India would be defeated.
Many spectators even left the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru thinking it was all over!
At this crucial juncture, England lost a string of wickets in quick succession.
The complexion of the match changed now – It could now go either way.
We couldn’t contain our excitement. Ditto for the millions of cricket fans watching.
Finally, in what’s easily one of the most thrilling matches in a World Cup the result was a tie.
Yes, a tie schmucks. Both teams scored 338.
England Captain Andrew Strauss won the Man of the Match award.
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