Thursday, 17 March 2011

Cricket World Cup, England WIN

Englands Cricket World Cup journey could have ended today with them needing a win against West Indies. Previous games saw England get a dramatic draw against India, a loss against Ireland and Bangladesh and two wins. One against Netherlands and the other against South Africa.

To continue in the tournament they needed to win however they are suffering a few injuries. Batsman Kevin Pietersen is injured and has travelled home with his new born child as well as bowler Stuart Broad.

England won the toss and chose to bat on a bowler friendly pitch and put on a score of 243 from 48.4 overs. It looked like not being able to bat out the full 50 overs was gonna cost England dearly especially when West Indies' Chris Gayle opened the batting in explosive form.

It looked like West Indies were gonna see out the game and win comfortably not needing to rush for runs and having wickets spare however Swann got 2 wickets in the over leaving the West Indies with just one wicket.

Still not needing to rush for runs from the last wicket, it fell to Ravi Bopara to try to get the final wicket. West Indies pulled back for two runs stupidly and it cost them with being run out.

England win, and are still in the world cup!


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