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England bounce India out

June 15, 2009 02:33 IST

Image: Kevin Pietersen in action

Kevin Pietersen provided England the impetus early on with a quick knock of 46 from 27 deliveries, while Ravi Bopara hit run-a-ball 37.

The famed batting failed for the second game in a row as India lost to England by three runs and crashed out of the ICC World Twenty20 at Lord's, on Sunday.

England bounce India out

Image: Ravindra Jadeja dismisses Bopara

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (2nd from left) celebrates with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina after claiming the wicket of Ravi Bopara.

Playing his first match in the World Twenty20, he bagged two for 26 in four overs as India restricted England to 153 for 7

England bounce India out

Image: Jadeja celebrates the dismissal of Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen continued his free-flowing approach as he dismissed a full toss from Jadeja for a six into the stands over midwicket.

But the 20-year-old Jadeja had his revenge the very next delivery when he trapped Pietersen leg before wicket.

England bounce India out

Image: Dimitri Mascarenhas on his way to an unbeaten 25

Ishant Sharma failed to learn from the mistakes of his previous matches and continued bowling short. He was promptly despatched for two boundaries in the 16th over by Dimitri Mascarenhas and Owais Shah. He had disappointing returns of 36 runs from his four overs.

Mascarenhas was unbeaten on 25 from 26 deliveries.

England bounce India out

Image: Indian and English fans enjoy the match

The defending champions were once again found wanting against short deliveries and scored just 150 for five in their 20 overs.

It turned out to be a disappointing campaign for the Indians, who apart from beating minnows Bangladesh and Ireland, looked completely at sea against tougher opponents like the West Indies and England in the Super Eights.

England bounce India out

Image: Yuvraj Singh is stumped by James Foster

India's hopes were all but dashed off when wicketkeeper James Foster came up with a sharp piece of glove work to stump Yuvraj Singh for 17 runs off Graeme Swann in the 14th over.

England bounce India out

Image: England players celebrate their win over India

No Indian batsmen came to terms with the English attack, which rarely let the batsmen off the hook.

Yusuf Pathan made a valiant attempt at the end with a quick 33 from 17 deliveries and Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 30 from 20 deliveries. The two batsmen were involved in a 63-run partnership in six overs for the sixth wicket.

A mediocre showing by the top order played a big part in India's downfall.