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There have been three extra nailbiters performed in 2011.

Third thriller in eight days as England wins, Chennai 2011
England’s luck modified as they defeated South Africa after a tie towards India eight days in the past and a slender loss to Eire 4 days in the past.

England began disastrously, dropping skipper Andrew Strauss for a duck, Kevin Pietersen for 2 and Ian Bell for 5. All three had been victims of tempo bowler Robin Peterson and England was Three-15. The scoreboard confirmed a unusual merchandise: Pietersen c. Kallis b. Peterson 2.

Jonathan Trott (52) and man of the match Ravi Bopara (60) added 99 for the fourth wicket however England was all out for 171 in 45.Four overs. Peterson Three-22 and leg-break googly bowler Imran Tahir Four-38 had been the chief destroyers.

South Africa’s chase for 172 appeared straightforward once they had been Three-124, solely 48 runs wanted with seven wickets in hand however their ‘World Cup choke syndrome’ haunted them once more and so they misplaced by six runs.

Stuart Broad had marvellous figures of 6.Four-Zero-15-Four nevertheless it was his quick ball companion Jimmy Anderson who began the collapse by bowling South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers, shaving the off-stump so gently that at the beginning solely wicketkeeper Matthew Prior seen the bail displacement of the bail.

This was adopted by three fast wickets as Graeme Swann’s accuracy dried up the run circulate. Broad claimed the final two wickets and England received by six runs with 14 balls remaining.

Stuart Broad celebrates

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Dwelling crowd have a good time till 2am after Bangladesh’s best hour at Chittagong, 2011
England missed their star batsman Kevin Pietersen, who flew dwelling for a hernia operation, and correct quick bowler Stuart Broad had a aspect pressure.

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Jonathan Trott scored 67 and added 109 for the fourth wicket with Eoin Morgan (63). However the regular Bangladesh assault restricted England to 225 in 49.Four overs.

Bangladesh began effectively, being Three-155. Opener Imrul Kayes (60) and skipper Shakib Al Hasan (32) added 82 for the fourth wicket. However as soon as Kayes was run out, Bangladesh misplaced 5-14 runs and have become Eight-169, Ajmal Shahzad taking Three-43 and Graeme Swann 2-42 and wanted 57 runs for a shock win.

To not be perturbed, No. 7 batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah and No. 10 bat Shafiul Islam took Bangladesh to a two-wicket victory with an over to spare. It was their first win towards England.

England had her revenge this Saturday once they defeated Bangladesh at Cardiff by 106 runs regardless of Shakib Al Hasan’s run-a-ball 121.

Imrul Kayes was cheered lustily when introduced the person of the match award in 2011. The house crowd was ecstatic and celebrated the win till 2am.

India lose to South Africa regardless of Tendulkar’s masterly century, Nagpur 2011
This was a roller-coaster encounter that includes aggressive batting, correct bowling and acrobatic fielding. India began effectively. Virender Sehwag (73 off 66 balls) and Sachin Tendulkar (111 off 101 balls) added 142 runs for the primary wicket. Then Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir (69) had been related in one other century stand and India was floating at 1-267.

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It was Tendulkar’s sixth World Cup century and 99th in all internationals, however his dismissal began a collapse and India misplaced their final 9 wickets for a paltry 29 runs to be all out for 296 in 48.Four overs. Quick bowler Dale Steyn broke the Indian bubble by capturing 5-50, combining pace and reverse swing to perfection.

South Africa’s begin was not as spectacular as India’s however their middle-order batsmen didn’t collapse as India’s did. Hashim Amla, Jaques Kallis and AB de Villiers scored 50s and South Africa chased the profitable goal. Within the last over South Africa wanted 13 to win.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni gave the final over to medium pacer Ashish Nehra as a substitute of off spinner Harbhajan Singh, who had taken Three-53. Tail-ender Robin Peterson hit a 4 and a six and South Africa received by three wickets with two balls remaining.

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For derailing India – a fast-moving ‘prepare’ – Steyn was adjudged of the match.

Tomorrow will likely be featured the ultimate episode of this sequence, climaxing with the World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015 with the hosts within the last.


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