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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cricket World Cup: 676 runs and no winner

It had all the makings of a blockbuster — a Sachin Tendulkar century, a brilliant comeback from a losing position and, finally, the match ending in a tie. England’s tail-enders scored 28 runs in the last two overs after their side had lost the momentum during the batting powerplay.

Needing another 38 runs from 18 balls with four wickets in hand, Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann scored 18 runs off the 49th over, bowled by Piyush Chawla, including two sixes. In the last over, Ajmal Shahzad hit a straight six off Munaf Patel to bring down the equation to five needed off three. With two to get off the last ball, Swann hit the ball straight to mid-off and they managed only a single.

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