By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Sep 23, 2012
Irfan Pathan rocked England early on, getting rid of the in-form Luke Wright and Alex Hales to provide India the upperhand.
Pathan bowled Hales on the final delivery of the opening over of the innings, to put India on top.
The left-arm seamer struck once again in his second over to dismissed Wright, who could manage only six off four deliveries.
Harbhajan Singh struck for India in the sixth over to leave England reeling at 39 for three, when he bowled Eoin Morgan for two.
Chawla too chipped in with two wickets, getting rid of England opener Craig Kieswetter for 35, and Jonny Bairstow for one.
England need a further 117 runs to win from 60 balls.
Brief Scores: India 170 for 4 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 55*, Gautam Gambhir 45, Virat Kohli 40; Steven Finn 2 for 33) vs England 54 for 6 in 10 overs (Craig Kieswetter 35; Piyush Chawla 2 for 3, Harbhajan Singh 2 for 12, Irfan Pathan 2 for 17)