England continued to dominate India with 6 wicket victory

England continued to dominate India with 6 wicket victory

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Published on: Aug 31, 2011

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Jade Dernbach struck after India's brisk start when he sent back Parthiv Patel in the only Twenty20 international between England and India here on Wednesday. Earlier, debutant Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv got India off to a brisk start after India opted to bat.

Eoin Morgan's counter-attack after the loss of two quick wickets put England firmly in sight of victory in the one-off Twenty20 international against India here on Wednesday.

Ajinkya Rahane's half century on debut and some bit hitting by Rahul Dravid and Suresh Raina lifted India to 165 all out in the one-off Twenty20 international against England here on Wednesday.

Earlier, debutant Ajinkya Rahane made 61 off 39 ball, including eight fours, and was involved in a brisk 65-run partnership with India's second debutant Rahul Dravid, who made 31 of 21 balls, including three consecutive sixes.

Dravid made 31 from 21 balls in his first and last Twenty20 International.

Jade Dernbach struck after India's brisk start when he sent back Parthiv Patel in the only Twenty20 international between England and India here on Wednesday.

Earlier, debutant Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv got India off to a brisk start after India opted to bat.

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Rahane was particularly severe on anything short as he hooked and pulled whenever England bowler tried to test him with the short-pitched stuff.

England were visibly taken aback by Rahane's aggression but Jade Dernbach's introduction into the attack got India their first breathrough.

A disguised slower delivery in the fifth over bowled by Dernbach got Parthiv (10) to miscue an attempted straight drive that was easily taken by skipper Stuart Broad.

But in the next over bowled by Broad, Rahane first pulled and then came down the wicket to hit the England skipper for two consecutive fours as India reached 49/1 at the end of six overs of powerplay.

Earlier in the evening, the whites of Test cricket gave way to coloured clothing as Rahul Dravid made his Twenty20 debut.

"Dravid is an exciting cricketer. He will enjoy the game today, no pressure and he can go and enjoy himself," said Dhoni when asked if Dravid is making his debut. Dravid will also retire from T20 cricket on Wednesday.

Alongside Dravid, batsman Ajinkya Rahane will make his international debut for India. Parthiv Patel, Munaf Patel and Vinay Kumar are in the side as well, with R Ashwin being the only specialist spinner.

For England, their T20 skipper Stuart Broad confirmed Alex Hales and Jos Butler have been awarded their first international caps. Ben Stokes and Steven Finn miss out.

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