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Six key moments from a World Cup classic

Last updated on: February 28, 2011 10:17 IST

Lucky Sehwag

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One of the most eventful first overs of a major match where Virender Sehwag could have been out at least three times to James Anderson but survived somehow as mis-hits fell to ground.

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Shewag in the end was dismissed for 35 off  26 balls by Tim Bresnan.


Image: Virender Sehwag plays a shot during the World Cup match against England
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Little master at his best

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Tendulkar's innings: A timeless classic once again -- the nudges, the paddles and five huge sixes to go with it.

The only time he looked like getting out before he actually did was in the fifth over when a flick fell just short of mid-wicket.

The little master at his best.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after reaching his century
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Losing momentum in Powerplays

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Batting Powerplays: Both teams lost the momentum in the batting powerplay.

While India were batting, the gamble to have Michael Yardy bowl paid off as England restricted the Indian batting to 32 runs only.

Then when England were batting, they scored 25 runs for four wickets, losing Bell and Strauss in quick succession.


Image: Zaheer Khan celebrates after picking up Andrew Strauss in the Powerplays
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Sensational Strauss

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Strauss' innings: Andrew Strauss played a magical innings, and became the only English captain to score a century in a World Cup.

However, an edge in the third over when Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not appeal, a dropped catch by Harbhajan Singh in the sixth over and a leg-before-wicket shout that India did not ask for the review for in the 15th over were to prove costly for the hosts.


Image: England's Andrew Strauss punches the air after completing his century
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Bowden howler

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Decision Review System: In the 25th over, Hawkeye, 30,000 people and the batsman, Ian Bell, saw the ball pitch in line, hit in line and predicted to knock the middle of the middle stump.

But a mish-mash of human and technological intervention meant that Bell continued his innings.


Image: MS Dhoni asks for a referral
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Last over errors

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The real misses: In the ultimate analysis, England will rue the wide four from Anderson in the last over when India were batting.

India will regret the school boyish error of Munaf Patel running one short off the last ball of the Indian innings before going for a suicidal second run. It was a day when every run counted.


Image: Graeme Swann reacts after missing out on a boundary
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