Monday, 17 May 2010
England won the First T20 Worldcup Cricket
England won their first world event on the back of a fine half century from Man of the Match Craig Kieswetter (63) and a good supporting knock from Kevin Pietersen (47) as their century partnership helped the team to a resounding win.
The inventors of the game finally broke the hoodoo, winning their first-ever ICC title after three failures in World Cup finals going back to 1975.
At a sun-blessed Kensington Oval, England restricted Australia to 147 for six before knocking off the runs with little trouble to claim their first world title in limited overs cricket after 35 years of trying.Australia slipped to 8-3 after being put in by Collingwood but recovered to post a competitive 147-6, with David Hussey top-scoring on 59.Craig Kieswetter (63) and Kevin Pietersen (47) took England to 118-1 but then fell in quick succession. But Collingwood eased his side home with exactly three overs remaining.
David Hussey's intelligent 59 had helped Australia recover from a dreadful start where they lost their opening three wickets inside three overs . Australia, the current 50 overs World Cup and Champions Trophy holders, were searching for a unique treble of limited overs world titles.