Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cricket World Cup Wrapup - Day 9

Easily the most exciting game of the World Cup thus far. India jumped out and scored 338 runs, but England battled all the way back getting 13 runs in the 50th over from bowlers Ajmal Shahzad and Graeme Swann, the 9th and 10th men in the English batting order causing the game to end in a 338-338 draw. England's 338 runs were the highest ever for a team batting second in a World Cup match. English captain Andrew Strauss was named the man of the match after producing 158 runs off 145 balls, the 10th highest total in World Cup history, and the highest ever for an Englishman, breaking the previous record of 138 set by Dennis Amiss, also against India back in 1975. England also got big contributions from Tim Bresnan who took 5 wickets in 10 overs while surrendering just 48 runs. 37 year old Sachin Tendulkar, the all time leading scorer in World Cup history, led India with 120 runs off 115 balls with 10 fours and 5 sixes.

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Cricket term of the day: Donkey Drop

A donkey drop is a ball with a very high trajectory prior to bouncing.

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