England beat India in Twenty20 thriller

It turns out Stuart Broad was right about England not having anything to fear about India's Twenty20 side: they beat their opponents again in a stunning display of bowling aggression and batting skill.

England set themselves a target of 166 after Idia's batting order collapsed: looking comfortable at 101-1, they were all out for 165, with Jade Dernbach taking four wickets for only 22 runs. Eoin Morgan then set England on their way with a superb innnings of 49,but they nearly missed out on their total, having to wait until the final over – with ten runs still to get – to take the match.

'We probably didn't start as well as we might have done,' said Broad. 'But the way we clawed it back was testimony to the character of the side. It was fantastic to see a few guys really stand up and deliver.

'It was a little bit worrying only getting three off the penultimate over but I was delighted to finish it pretty quickly in the final over. Special mention must go to Eoin Morgan. He has been our best limited overs batsman for some time now. He allowed Ravi to go along at a run a ball, and having batsmen in hand at the end was crucial.'

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