It was raining, maan. M/s Duckworth and Lewis decided the fortunes of Zimbabwe and England in contrasting fashion.

But rain apart, three significant points about yesterday.

There’s Mahela playing in Guyana and there’s the rest of the Sri Lankan team who are still in Colombo. The most tragic of them is Dilshan whose only big shot in the two matches he played was the one he mistimed yesterday. And let’s not even bother about Jayasuriya coming at number 8.

West Indies entered the field dropping their fastest bowler Roach and taking in left armer Benn – a full circle from where Clive Lloyd chucked the spinners in 1975-76 and went for his famous all pace strategy.

And England had their best batting performance in all of T20 – courtesy two South Africans, an Irishman and a 25 year old from Grantham, Lancashire. Do they even speak English in the dressing room.

Leaving you with this entry from the West Indies score card:

Kieron Pollard   st. Craig Keiswetter b. Swann 0    0   0   0   0

Pollard got out without facing a ball. Not a run out mind you but a stumping off a wide. Hence this anomalous scoreboard entry.


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