Mumbai: Dec 22, 2012
Alex Hales and Michael Lumb toyed with the Indian bowlers as they plastered them all over the ground to take England to 90 in 10 overs, needing 88 runs to win from the remaining 60 deliveries in the second T20 against India at Mumbai.
With the dew factor coming in, Indian captain MS Dhoni hesitated to introduce spin from both ends despite watching his quicker bowlers going for a lot of runs.
Lumb(50) brought up his highest score in T20s for England in the sixth over and went on to score his first half-century in T20 Internationals before being stumped off the bowling of Yuvraj Singh in the ninth over.
Lumb and Hales put on 80 runs for the first wicket off just 50 deliveries to give England the perfect start in a steep run chase.
The Indian bowlers seemed clueless as the duo scored boundaries at will to close down on the Indian total. The only time Hales looked faulty was when he played a shot straight to Awana at deep square leg, only to be dropped.
England require 88 runs to win off the remaining 60 deliveries.
Brief Scores: India 177 for 8 in 20 overs (MS Dhoni 38, Suresh Raina 35; Luke Wright 2 for 38, Jade Dernbach 2 for 37 ) vs England 90 for 1 in 10 overs (Lumb 50, Hales 30 ; Yuvraj 1 for 2)