Great match and an intriguing contest. England pulled that one out of the bag when they seemed totally up against it. A low scoring thriller from Chennai. Group B is turning out to be fascinating and there is plenty to play for. Once more England are in action in the tournament and there is eventful high class drama and truly "edge of the seat stuff." They narrowly win by 6 runs to claim their second victory in their pool table with 2 to play in due course against Bangladesh and West Indies.
Strauss's captaincy was excellent. He rotated the bowlers intelligently and showed character and belief to fight right to the very end. It's not over until the fat lady sings and there were many twists and turns on the slow surface.
Wicket Takers Leader Board
Pakistani born Imran Tahir can give Afridi some serious competition in the race for the leading wicket taker in this 2011 CWC. Great to see some top quality leg spinning performances. A masterful art. Tahir has captured 11 scalps in 3 matches whereas Afridi has captured 14 in 3 matches.