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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 tournament.

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 mid-on.

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 bat.

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 rebound.

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 to 95/5.

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 Australian innings.

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.