England v India, 4th ODI, Lord's September 11, 2011

Jadeja's brain fade, and Swann's routine act

Plays of the Day from the fourth ODI between England and India at Lord's
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The late entrant
Graeme Swann had to wait until the 26th over of India's innings before he was asked to bowl. He struck immediately, though, taking two wickets in his first over, an art he has mastered. Virat Kohli tried to glide an off break that was too close to him and gave the wicketkeeper a simple catch. Two balls later Rahul Dravid, who had countered Swann by playing on the back foot throughout the tour, took a big stride forward to a flighted delivery and punched it straight back to the bowler, who took a low catch with both hands.

The contest
Ben Stokes had been clueless against the offspin of R Ashwin at The Oval. At Lord's, Stokes decided the best way to gain the upper hand was to advance down the pitch. Against the first ball of Ashwin's penultimate over, Stokes stepped out a couple of yards to get his first four. He charged the bowler once again the very next delivery, but this time Ashwin pitched it fuller and into the body and accepted the return catch with both hands and a big smile. Watch out for this pair's contest in Cardiff.

The blooper
England had lost two wickets in three overs and the asking-rate was more than seven an over. Ravi Bopara was going strong on 62 and he didn't want to let it get out of reach. He spotted RP Singh, one of India's weakest fielders walk in several yards on the long-on boundary. Bopara immediately tried to clear it. He hit the ball cleanly but not with enough power to clear the rope, giving India a wicket-taking chance. RP Singh, however, misjudged the trajectory of the ball and jumped awkwardly to try and catch it. He failed and looked clumsy. Suresh Raina, the bowler, looked on in disgust.

The brain fade
The costliest of India's several errors in the field was perhaps Ravindra Jadeja's throw. Tim Bresnan had pushed a straight delivery from Jadeja gently towards long-off. Munaf Patel, standing on the boundary, trundled in without urgency to pick up the ball. Bopara, running to the non-striker's end, was alert enough to realise he could take advantage of Munaf's lethargy. He called for two and rushed back for the second before Munaf's throw reached Jadeja. Worse was to follow for India, though. Jadeja, perhaps angry at Munaf's fielding, swivelled full circle and flung the ball towards MS Dhoni. Except that the ball flew to the left of the fielder at short third man instead and raced to the boundary. England got six runs where they should have got two. Every run became crucial as D-L came into the picture and Munaf and Jadeja had a lot to answer for.

The over
After dropping that catch on the boundary, RP Singh did manage to bring India back in the match. Before he began the 48th over, England needed 19 off 18 balls. RP Singh used the crease intelligently, going wide from round the stumps to angle the ball into the right-hand batsmem. Bopara swung hard but missed the first delivery. A single brought Graeme Swann on strike and RP Singh pitched a perfect bouncer at good pace, forcing Swann to duck. He finished the over giving away just four runs.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Lmaotsetung on September 14, 2011, 3:22 GMT

    Did you all conveniently forgot what happened the last time a full strength Indian team played a full strength England team in India....hmmm? And btw almost half of THAT English team are no longer part of the current ODI setup...just a fyi. In other words, take away Strauss' retirement from ODI, Yardy, Prior, Shazad, and Collingwood are no longer deemed good enough for the present team. Just something for you "wait til England play India at home" preachers out there to think about.

  • 5wombats on September 13, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    The four matches played so far have not been 50 over ODIs. I called off, 2 shortened and one 50/49. England were in the driving seat in the 1st and 4th. So If india can't turn over an England team that has no KP, no Morgan and no Tremlett What hope for india against a full strength England side - containing the best spin bowler in the world Swann - in the doctored dust bowls of India ? Mmm.... There you go @Gerard Pereira - how do you like them apples?

  • on September 13, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    @Adnan Hassan ...why do you always have to whine ..if India wins or lose or Draws. Pakistan team is the GREATEST TEAM on earth. Lets stop there and comment on the present Indian team.

  • on September 12, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    I am certain my comment wont be posted, as it seems like cricinfo. is being run by Indians ... however to put things into prospective let me say that India should stop looking for excuses like injuries and tosses and bad luck to blame for their performance. Fact is Pakistan played last year with a much younger and inexperienced side and was able to have a tight one day series with two wins only to loose the final game in a good contest. Pakistanis were also able to win one test out of four and if it wasnt for the match fixing controversy they wouldve done better. The only difference was Pakistan had genuine match winning ballers in Aamir, Asif, Gul, Akhtar and Ajmal. Munaf, RP and Parveen do not have the fire power to get England out. So lets face the facts and try to get the problem sorted out.

  • EVILDON on September 12, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    Now as we do not have anything to lost ( We already did eventually everything...) , Would be good to see aaron in place of Munaf.

    for me munaf do not have the right kind of attitude, he used to get angry on other fielders while bowling and do the worse while fielding himself.

  • on September 12, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    The four matches played so far have not been 50 over ODIs. I called off, 2 shortened and one 50/49. India were in the driving seat in the 1st and 4th (could not see rabbits like Finn and Anderson getting the required 11 of 7 Balls) . So If England can't turn over and Indian C team in home conditions after getting the grounds men to doctor the pitch (Flower apparently ordered grass left on the pitch at the Oval and Lords) What hope for England against a full strengthIndian side in the dust bowls of India ?

  • salam-india on September 12, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    friends Munaf Bowling was better than RP , we lost this match becuase of RP droped Bopara and gave 4 runs..it will be a lesson for Dhoni to keeping his close friend in the team in place of our pace bowler Varun Aaron !!

  • embu on September 12, 2011, 11:14 GMT

    The only reason England won/drew last three matches were because they kept on winning the toss and India had to bat in the worst conditions possible.Let's toss for the first match (ODIs or Test Matches) and alternate for the rest of the series.The toss should not decide the match.

  • on September 12, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    Chris Ward you cannot compare India to SL. who were playing a full strength side. I think a full strength Indian side will turn over both England and Australia in home conditions with something to spare. It has been a catalogue of injuries and bad luck that has sapped the moral of this Indian team which happens sometime on a long tour. Lets face it England has had the rub of the green and the best of the home conditions not to mention helped by a certain gentleman call Ersamus. On a sunny day at Lords India showed what they are capable off. Having said that It is time for the Indian selectors to trim some excessive fat as well as warn the Shewags, Gambhirs, Yuvrajas and Harbajans of this world that it is time to pull the finger out or bite the bullet.

  • 158notout on September 12, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    If people like Dravid_Gravitas cannot grasp the simple truth and/or be humble enough to admit it and yet still returns with more feeble excuses and predictions that get more and more unlikely every day, then what hope is there for the BCCI to address the issues in India?

  • Lmaotsetung on September 14, 2011, 3:22 GMT

    Did you all conveniently forgot what happened the last time a full strength Indian team played a full strength England team in India....hmmm? And btw almost half of THAT English team are no longer part of the current ODI setup...just a fyi. In other words, take away Strauss' retirement from ODI, Yardy, Prior, Shazad, and Collingwood are no longer deemed good enough for the present team. Just something for you "wait til England play India at home" preachers out there to think about.

  • 5wombats on September 13, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    The four matches played so far have not been 50 over ODIs. I called off, 2 shortened and one 50/49. England were in the driving seat in the 1st and 4th. So If india can't turn over an England team that has no KP, no Morgan and no Tremlett What hope for india against a full strength England side - containing the best spin bowler in the world Swann - in the doctored dust bowls of India ? Mmm.... There you go @Gerard Pereira - how do you like them apples?

  • on September 13, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    @Adnan Hassan ...why do you always have to whine ..if India wins or lose or Draws. Pakistan team is the GREATEST TEAM on earth. Lets stop there and comment on the present Indian team.

  • on September 12, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    I am certain my comment wont be posted, as it seems like cricinfo. is being run by Indians ... however to put things into prospective let me say that India should stop looking for excuses like injuries and tosses and bad luck to blame for their performance. Fact is Pakistan played last year with a much younger and inexperienced side and was able to have a tight one day series with two wins only to loose the final game in a good contest. Pakistanis were also able to win one test out of four and if it wasnt for the match fixing controversy they wouldve done better. The only difference was Pakistan had genuine match winning ballers in Aamir, Asif, Gul, Akhtar and Ajmal. Munaf, RP and Parveen do not have the fire power to get England out. So lets face the facts and try to get the problem sorted out.

  • EVILDON on September 12, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    Now as we do not have anything to lost ( We already did eventually everything...) , Would be good to see aaron in place of Munaf.

    for me munaf do not have the right kind of attitude, he used to get angry on other fielders while bowling and do the worse while fielding himself.

  • on September 12, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    The four matches played so far have not been 50 over ODIs. I called off, 2 shortened and one 50/49. India were in the driving seat in the 1st and 4th (could not see rabbits like Finn and Anderson getting the required 11 of 7 Balls) . So If England can't turn over and Indian C team in home conditions after getting the grounds men to doctor the pitch (Flower apparently ordered grass left on the pitch at the Oval and Lords) What hope for England against a full strengthIndian side in the dust bowls of India ?

  • salam-india on September 12, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    friends Munaf Bowling was better than RP , we lost this match becuase of RP droped Bopara and gave 4 runs..it will be a lesson for Dhoni to keeping his close friend in the team in place of our pace bowler Varun Aaron !!

  • embu on September 12, 2011, 11:14 GMT

    The only reason England won/drew last three matches were because they kept on winning the toss and India had to bat in the worst conditions possible.Let's toss for the first match (ODIs or Test Matches) and alternate for the rest of the series.The toss should not decide the match.

  • on September 12, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    Chris Ward you cannot compare India to SL. who were playing a full strength side. I think a full strength Indian side will turn over both England and Australia in home conditions with something to spare. It has been a catalogue of injuries and bad luck that has sapped the moral of this Indian team which happens sometime on a long tour. Lets face it England has had the rub of the green and the best of the home conditions not to mention helped by a certain gentleman call Ersamus. On a sunny day at Lords India showed what they are capable off. Having said that It is time for the Indian selectors to trim some excessive fat as well as warn the Shewags, Gambhirs, Yuvrajas and Harbajans of this world that it is time to pull the finger out or bite the bullet.

  • 158notout on September 12, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    If people like Dravid_Gravitas cannot grasp the simple truth and/or be humble enough to admit it and yet still returns with more feeble excuses and predictions that get more and more unlikely every day, then what hope is there for the BCCI to address the issues in India?

  • Naresh28 on September 12, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    The ODI Indian team has been doing well apart from the fast bowlers. Our pedrestrian pace will always allow the batsman time to play their shots. Munaf and RP Singh allowed England to get back in the game with poor feilding.. RP was chosen purely for his left hand option. He needs work on his feilding. Kohli needs an extended batting session with Fletcher. Only Dhoni and Raina were converting ones into twos. We lose some runs there as the same chance to England and they take two. Weak links in the ODi team need to be ironed out. At the same time our fielding is looking quite good. Players need to take the 'Donkey" statement and examine their fielding. Lots of calls have been made about Irfan Pathan. If he follows fan following he should wake up and play domestic cricket. That way he could be considered. Dravid does not need to play these shorter version games. Parthiv, Rahane, Jadeja and Ashwin are good additions to the ODI team.

  • on September 12, 2011, 9:16 GMT

    I think the dropped catch of Bopara by RP Singh when England's score was 183/5 was the turning point of the match...Jadeja is a poor chap due to poor captaincy of Dhoni.Jadeja had just taken wicket of Bell in his 6th over in which he was taken off.after 2 overs Ashwin took Stokes wicket but Dhoni continued wid his specialist bowler Ashwin who completed his quota of 10 overs in the 38th over...Part-time bowling allrounder Jadeja should have bowled when Bresnan was new to crease after Stokes wicket...As it turned out,as Jadeja was bowled later he went for runs including tht careless 4 run overthrow...Dhoni has no idea wid field placements.When England's score was 233/6 after 44 overs and England opted for batting powerplay,Munaf bowled 45th over wid no 3rd man even to Swann...any edge would have gone to 4 ..as it turned out Swann played in 3rd man region for four and England went ahead by D/L.@Aravip14: Strauss is retired from odis.isnt it?then India also dont have Ganguly,Kumble,Srinath

  • on September 12, 2011, 8:26 GMT

    the only way India can win is being at home. Oh, I am sorry to burst the bubble but isn't India but only another country in a bigger place known as THE WORLD. Well, if you are that good, then you should try to win SOME at least in other parts of the world not only at home.. Pakistan is far worse team then India for a decade now, yet they manage to win some and loose some. More importantly they play outside only.. Come on India, join the big guys, stop playing in ur own yard only..

  • on September 12, 2011, 7:48 GMT

    I always say munaf is hopeless bowler.....ALways tries new faces having avg.speed 145km/hr + bowlers...When munaf is come in one day side his speed is 140-145....then what happen with munaf...his speed near 130 to 135....when u drop munaf he comes with good attitude and speed...His behaviour on ground is like small kid...when he field u r self he missfields out of 9 times in 10.In own bowling any other fielder miss field he behave likes KIds.So munaf grow up...u r last match in england then u 100% out of Indian team...

  • ian_ghose on September 12, 2011, 7:46 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravy - I totally agree with you, Sri Lanka isn't the same as India. Sri Lanka atleast won the T20s and 2 ODIs. Indian has won absolutely NOTHING so far. Yep, you're absolutely right about that one there.... :p

  • cricsteveway on September 12, 2011, 7:17 GMT

    Is SWANN another MURALI to start the bowling in 26th over? Surely this England team has raised. Andy flower is the main person responsible for this. We're finding so many excuses and blame batting also for losing the match. I could see we lost this match mainly because of fielding. RP SINGH and MUNAF PATEL are not international fielders. School boys playing cricket would field better than them. These Indian players cannot bend themselves and submit themselves to the ground. They feel as if they're some Crowned KINGS who doesnt want to do such a thing as falling on the ground and collecting a ball. Such people are not Cricket players, they just want to be some ICONS. Our ex-fast bowlers like Kapil dev, Srinath, even Zaheer had the commitment on the field. But the current players might think that they will get injured if they dive for a ball and wouldnt get a chance to play further and lose some money? Calculative cricketers though..Coach/Captain/board should exploit such attitude

  • on September 12, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    So far in the Oneday series India's one day team played far better than the test team. Even though England won India had some upper hand first and the fourth. It is good to see some youngsters like Rahane. He is very impressive. Fielding improved lot. They need to test Aaron atleast for the last one dayer.

  • on September 12, 2011, 7:05 GMT

    What is with Dhoni and other players from his home state Jharkhand? While Saurabh Tiwary hardly getting any games when he was in the side can be explained by the abundance of batsmen in the squad, why is Varun Aron not getting a game when we have such a depleted bowling line up?

  • Dhoni_fan_from_a_dada_era on September 12, 2011, 7:05 GMT

    India is still favourites at home. I would love to see the brit media whining at how unsportsmanlike pitches are there in India! Just wait and watch!

  • gannyboy on September 12, 2011, 7:03 GMT

    The main problem for India is that no one except Ashwin looks like an International bowler and as far as the no.7 position is concerned Yusuf Pathan should be played in Indian conditions and Jadeja whenever India is touring outside Sub continent. But the No.7 problem will be only solved when we get a medium pace bowling all rounder and other than Irfan I dont see anyone else doing that. But the problem is Irfan is not playing enough domestic cricket to come into consideration.

  • sravanmalle on September 12, 2011, 6:13 GMT

    Things never went in India's favour right through the England Summer. Adding to the Injuries, India didn't have sheer of luck to come back into the contest at any time. India had their chances in the first two test matches, but they didn't capitalize on it.

    Third & Fourth Test matches were completely dominated by England. Credit must be given to the English bowlers the way they maintained the discipline in the field. For India we had to rely on only one bowler he is Zaheer Khan. Once he got injured, Indian bowling got worst.

    One thought India could do well in 50 over matches. Even here fortune favoured England in the form of Rain. India had their upper hand in the first ODI when England were 27/2 in 7.2 overs chasing 272 before rain played spoil sport.

    India did reasonably well as far as batting is concerned. Fine example was the way they recovered from 27/4 to 235/7 at the Oval. Just when India were pulling things back once again rain had put the breaks.

  • on September 12, 2011, 5:26 GMT

    @Anand Agarwal...Friend..Munaf is the best death bowler currently in India...Check the matches in SA & WI and even this series...He bowled very well in this innings to Swan and Boppara...When he bowles at offstump it is very difficult to hit.But some times he is giving width an that balls are despatching by the batters.But he is a good choice for final 3 4 overs..that is why Dhoni & team Mangement is tempting to go with him and excluding Varun.I am not a great fan of Munaf & his fielding ,but this is the fact.In India Pak Semi also he bowled well during the death overs

  • Aravip14 on September 12, 2011, 4:48 GMT

    Swamin, England without KP, Strauss, Morgan is not at all a full strength team. Also India has 6 World cup winning members (Dhoni, Munaf, Raina, Kohli, Ashwin and even Praveen was named in the squad initially) Sachin too played 2 matches. You can see all your favourite players in CPL 2011. This series is between Engalnd A and India C. Waste of time watching.

  • cricveda on September 12, 2011, 4:36 GMT

    Really proud of Indian team .We showed character from 67-5 to 234 and 100-4 to 280-5 .They played like world champions!!.sure they had better chance if rain hadnt come in two matches before,two matches lost also were fought hard and lost. So English Team welcome to india, have a nice india tour :)

  • on September 12, 2011, 4:25 GMT

    @ Chris Ward . England struggled when India played two spinners. You should think what would happen if we play three spinners on flat, rough surfaces in India. Dont be so arrogant. Australia is a VERY GOOD TEAM which has more experience of playing in the subcontinent. With Zaheer,Munaf,Harbhajan.Ashwin, Jadeja/Yuvi in the bowling department and a stronger battting lineup (Sachin,Sehwag and Gambhir in the team) England can expect a thrashing in India.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 12, 2011, 4:12 GMT

    @Chris Ward, hold tight mate. What's this comparison with Srilanka, Australia, India and blah blah.....? Just because England has lots of players from SA, Ireland and New Zealand doesn't mean that our nearest neighbour Srilanka is the same as India. Two different countries and two different teams altogether you see! ;)

  • Swamin on September 12, 2011, 3:38 GMT

    England is playing with their full strength team with very less experienced Indian team(can call it as India A). But still they struggle to win a match comfortably. This clearly shows their bowling is not an exceptional and not a dominant team. England won all the matches (including test) because of India's injuries. The same England team was not so dominant against Srilanka in their last series. If India plays with all their major players then England will be no more.

  • on September 12, 2011, 3:32 GMT

    Is anybody really surprised.. India was going to have a tough time in england.. and it came true... on the other had england will have tough time in India... lets see what happens....

  • Noboundary on September 12, 2011, 3:16 GMT

    This is the India with near full strength although Varun should have been part of the team in place of Munaf. His exclusion is still a mystery! The team selectors must be damn crazy not to give a budding youngster a chance. As Sanjay Manjrekar says there is nothing to lose by giving Varun a chance. More than the unfit players the selectors should be shown the door.

  • on September 12, 2011, 2:49 GMT

    Hahaha, LOL at Dravid_Gravitas! Make the Brits bite dust the way Sri Lanka, with a better bowling attack and batting lineup, are doing against a rubbish Australian team at home? India can put out any team they want, any place, any time, and this English team will win.

  • on September 12, 2011, 2:49 GMT

    India would have won the match had Dhoni, while batting, taken a single of the penultimate ball of the game!! How can he farm the strike in the last over of the day when there is an allrounder batting on the opposite side is beyond my comprehension!!! India deserved to lose the match, too bad it was a tie!!

  • on September 12, 2011, 2:35 GMT

    Great recovery by india and well played ms & raina. I feel this is one of those series any team will have bad time no matter how good you are and followed with series of injuries. I am really happy & proud the way india played ODI's.

  • on September 12, 2011, 2:16 GMT

    In this match the value of 1 run is most important.we tied match but in real we loss match because of our fielding.1)when RP drop simple catch of Bopara its went 4 runs.2)When Jadeja throw ball and it goes 4 runs over throw uneseccaary . why DHONI tries munaf in last overs he is not good bowler in last overs ...he can never try for yokers and etc...only his aim is complete his over..his attitude like small on field... nxt match we see changes....varun come...

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 12, 2011, 2:14 GMT

    What is Varun doing in the dressing room? What's the point that the fastest bowler in the Indian Camp is warming the bench on a pace friendly track? Mind boggling decisions by the Captain.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 12, 2011, 2:12 GMT

    Everything is conspiring against India, starting from injuries to umpires to weather and finally England manage to win against India's C Grade ODI Team courtesy this tie. Well played India. I am proud of you. Can't wait to see the full strength India making the Brits bite dust.

  • NairUSA on September 12, 2011, 1:20 GMT

    This tour has been 'cook'ed to perfection by the english after this ODI. Time to bid bye after a humiliating and humbling tour for Team India.

  • xjunda on September 11, 2011, 23:11 GMT

    India can't win with this bowling in England & same will happen in Aus if they don't change their poor & stubborn logic behind selection!

  • on September 11, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    Jadeja's throw and RP Singh's no ball cost India 9 runs and the match

  • on September 11, 2011, 21:47 GMT

    stokes should be repkaced by ovais shah as he plays spin well

  • Lord_Dravid on September 11, 2011, 21:43 GMT

    its not a suprise stokes had a few problems with ashwin as english players cant really play spin..good luck to eng in india next month!

  • BigDataIsAHoax on September 11, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    rp and munaf out of the team please. embarrassing fielders and pedestrian bowlers.

  • deol84 on September 11, 2011, 20:03 GMT

    fantastic batting display by raina and dhoni again against english premier bowlers,but when luck is against you, is against you.Well done india great effort without full strength team,very disappointed but proud of my team.

  • on September 11, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Jadeja always tries that India should lose the match

  • nitiinjain on September 11, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    Was this game played in the right spirit of the game? First Ravi Bopara not leaving the field of play when umpires said its raining, then it was indian team delaying coming back to field, after that when England were on top they rushing to dressing room as soon as umpires called for rain and Indian team not leaving the field of play, still after all this Swann delaying tactics when munaf starts the over? Can we call this Spirit of the Game?

  • zico123 on September 11, 2011, 19:20 GMT

    i don't understand why Dhoni didn't play Varun again !! whats harm in trying a young fast bowler! atleast give him one game to fail ! somehow i feel Dhoni is trying to protect his soar fingers from further damage against Varun's pace, if so throw wicketkeeping gloves to Partiv ! no excuse Varun must play the last game atleast.

  • landl47 on September 11, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    I hope we won't see Stokes v. Ashwin at Cardiff. Stokes is a good young (only just 20) prospect, but he looks way out of his depth at this level right now. England should have played Samit Patel today and they should play him on Friday. Samit's an extra bowling option and a better ODI bat than Stokes at the moment. Stokes' time will come, but not yet.

  • 5wombats on September 11, 2011, 18:33 GMT

    Hopeless indian fielding.... did it cost them the game? Possibly....

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  • 5wombats on September 11, 2011, 18:33 GMT

    Hopeless indian fielding.... did it cost them the game? Possibly....

  • landl47 on September 11, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    I hope we won't see Stokes v. Ashwin at Cardiff. Stokes is a good young (only just 20) prospect, but he looks way out of his depth at this level right now. England should have played Samit Patel today and they should play him on Friday. Samit's an extra bowling option and a better ODI bat than Stokes at the moment. Stokes' time will come, but not yet.

  • zico123 on September 11, 2011, 19:20 GMT

    i don't understand why Dhoni didn't play Varun again !! whats harm in trying a young fast bowler! atleast give him one game to fail ! somehow i feel Dhoni is trying to protect his soar fingers from further damage against Varun's pace, if so throw wicketkeeping gloves to Partiv ! no excuse Varun must play the last game atleast.

  • nitiinjain on September 11, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    Was this game played in the right spirit of the game? First Ravi Bopara not leaving the field of play when umpires said its raining, then it was indian team delaying coming back to field, after that when England were on top they rushing to dressing room as soon as umpires called for rain and Indian team not leaving the field of play, still after all this Swann delaying tactics when munaf starts the over? Can we call this Spirit of the Game?

  • on September 11, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Jadeja always tries that India should lose the match

  • deol84 on September 11, 2011, 20:03 GMT

    fantastic batting display by raina and dhoni again against english premier bowlers,but when luck is against you, is against you.Well done india great effort without full strength team,very disappointed but proud of my team.

  • BigDataIsAHoax on September 11, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    rp and munaf out of the team please. embarrassing fielders and pedestrian bowlers.

  • Lord_Dravid on September 11, 2011, 21:43 GMT

    its not a suprise stokes had a few problems with ashwin as english players cant really play spin..good luck to eng in india next month!

  • on September 11, 2011, 21:47 GMT

    stokes should be repkaced by ovais shah as he plays spin well

  • on September 11, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    Jadeja's throw and RP Singh's no ball cost India 9 runs and the match