|England vanquish Australia to
win Twenty20 World Cup
|17 May 2010,NEW DELHI: A
resurgent England registered an emphatic
seven-wicket victory over old foes Australia to
win the Twenty20 World Cup at Kensington Oval in
Barbados on Sunday.
England chased down the 148-run target with 3
overs to spare to win their first ever ICC
England got off to a poor start in their run
chase as Shaun Tait struck in his first over
having Michael Lumb caught by David Hussey at
After that, the England run chase was led by
Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen who added
111 runs off 68 balls for the second wicket.
Kieswetter's 63-run knock came off 49 balls and
was studded with 2 sixes and 7 fours. Pietersen
hit a six and 4 fours in his 47-run knock that
came off 31 balls.
Australia tried to fight back after dismissing
Kieswetter and Pietersen in successive overs but
captain Paul Collingwood and Eoin Morgan ensured
that England did not stumble at the last hurdle.
Earlier, Ryan Sidebottom took 2 wickets as
England fielded brilliantly to restrict
Australia to 147/6.
David Hussey hit 2 sixes and 2 fours in his
54-ball 59 but Australia never really recovered
from a disastrous start after being put in to
Sidebottom gave England an early breakthrough
when he dismissed Shane Watson (2) on the third
ball of the match. Wicket-keeper Craig
Kieswetter could not hold on to an edge by
Watson, but Graeme Swann, standing at first
slip, dived in front to take the catch off the
In the next over, Australian captain Michael
Clarke pushed a delivery to cover, and then went
off for a run, Michael Lumb came running in and
under-armed his throw on to the stumps at the
striker's end to leave David Warner (2) well
short of his ground.
Sidebottom struck again his next over when he
had Brad Haddin (1) caught behind down the leg
side by Kieswetter to reduce Australia to 8/3.
Australian captain Clarke (27) added 37 runs
with David Hussey for the fourth wicket before
he charged down the pitch to a Swann delivery
but was deceived in the flight and edged it to
short mid-wicket where his English counterpart
Paul Collingwood took a superb catch diving to
his left and reduce Australia to 45/4.
Cameron White hit a six and 4 fours in his
19-ball 30 before Luke Wright had him caught by
Stuart Broad at deep point to reduce Australia
David completed his half-century off 49 balls in
the company of his elder brother Michael Hussey
before he was run out in the last over of the
Last match hero Michael Hussey hit 2 fours in
his 10-ball 17 as Australia managed 147/6 in
their 20 overs.
Australia: Michael Clarke (Capt.), David Warner,
Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, David Hussey, Cameron
White, Michael Hussey, Steven Smith, Mitchell
Johnson, Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes.
England: Paul Collingwood (Capt.), Craig
Kieswetter, Michael Lumb, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin
Morgan, Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan, Michael Yardy,
Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom.