England send holders crashing out of World Twenty20

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England kept their own World Twenty20 hopes alive and knocked holders India out of the competition with a thrilling three-run victory at Lord's.

Paul Collingwood's team produced a composed display to defend their score of 153 for seven.

Recalled left-armer Ryan Sidebottom claimed two wickets with the new ball but it was wicketkeeper James Foster's brilliant stumping of Yuvraj Singh which proved the pivotal moment.

Yuvraj struck two sixes in his rapid 17, including one from the first ball he received, before lifting his foot to disastrous consequences against off-spinner Graeme Swann.


England beat India by three runs.

England innings

R. Bopara b Jadeja 37

L. Wright c Pathan b Singh 1

K. Pietersen lbw b Jadeja 46

D. Mascarenhas not out 25

O. Shah c Jadeja b Harbhajan Singh 12

P. Collingwood lbw b Khan 7

J. Foster c & b Harbhajan Singh 6

G. Swann b Harbhajan Singh 0

S. Broad not out 3

Extras (lb-2, w-14) 16

Total (seven wickets; 20 overs) 153

Fall of wickets: 1-3 2-74 3-92 4-122 5-138 6-145 7-145

Did not bat: R.Sidebottom, J.Anderson.

Bowling: Khan 3-0-26-1 (2w), RP Singh 3-0-13-1, Sharma 4-0-36-0, Yuvraj Singh 2-0-20-0, Harbhajan Singh 4-0-30-3 (2w), Jadeja 4-0-26-2 (2w).

India innings

G. Gambhir c Broad b Mascarenhas 26

R. Sharma b Sidebottom 9

S. Raina c Wright b Sidebottom 2

R. Jadeja c Broad b Swann 25

Yuvraj Singh st Foster b Swann 17

MS Dhoni not out 30

Y. Pathan not out 33

Extras: (lb-4, w-4) 8

Total: (five wickets; 20 overs) 150

Fall of wickets: 1-12 2-24 3-62 4-85 5-87

Did not bat: Harbhajan Singh, Z.Khan, RP Singh, I.Sharma.

Bowling: Anderson 4-0-32-0 (2w), Sidebottom 4-0-31-2 (1w), Broad 4-0-21-0, Pietersen 1-0-9-0, Wright 2-0-16-0, Swann 4-0-28-2 (1w), Mascarenhas 1-0-9-1.