NatWest Series [India in England] - 3rd ODI

England v India

England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)

44.4

Bresnan to Ashwin, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg stump, Ashwin clips to fine leg

44.6

Bresnan to Ashwin, 1 run, defended on the back foot towards cover for a quick single

India 174/6   R Ashwin 2* (2b)

45.1

Dernbach to Ashwin, FOUR, the first one isn't a slower ball, it's a fast one down leg side and Ashwin gets some bat on it, sending it racing to the fine-leg boundary

45.2

Dernbach to Ashwin, no run, this one is quick as well, Ashwin defends on the off side

45.3

Dernbach to Ashwin, FOUR, what a shot that is! Short ball just outside off stump, Ashwin deliberately chips it over the wicketkeeper for four. Dernbach's lost it a bit, the slower ones were working superbly

45.4

Dernbach to Ashwin, 3 runs, short of a length outside off, Ashwin drives off the back foot through cover

India 185/6   R Ashwin 13* (6b 2x4)

46.1

Bresnan to Ashwin, 1 run, Bresnan delivers a yorker, which Ashwin forces out towards the bowler. Bresnan doesn't field cleanly and allows the single

46.3

Bresnan to Ashwin, FOUR, Ashwin's placement is striking, he's dug out this full ball outside off and squeezed it past short third man towards the boundary

46.4

Bresnan to Ashwin, 2 runs, Ashwin heaves a slower one towards long-on to take India past 200

46.5

Bresnan to Ashwin, 1 run, another yorker, which Ashwin keeps out

India 202/6   R Ashwin 21* (10b 3x4)

47.1

Anderson to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin backs away towards leg, Anderson follows him with a length ball, Ashwin swats through square

47.6

Anderson to Ashwin, FOUR, It's Ashwin this time, makes room by moving towards leg and lofts a length ball down the ground. India have scored 51 for 1 off the batting Powerplay. Bizarre turn of events.

India 218/6   R Ashwin 26* (12b 4x4)

48.2

Broad to Ashwin, 2 runs, a full toss and Ashwin smashes it towards wide long-on, where Anderson does the fielding

48.3

Broad to Ashwin, FOUR, Ashwin has certainly worked on his batting, he used to be a bit of a mug. He moves across his stumps and scoops a low full toss over the head of the man at short fine leg

48.4

Broad to Ashwin, no run, in the blockhole outside off stump, Ashwin gets beaten

48.5

Broad to Ashwin, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Ashwin reaches for it and cuts to third man

India 226/6   R Ashwin 33* (16b 5x4)

49.1

Dernbach to Ashwin, 1 run, a slower ball and Ashwin manages to swat it past the bowler. That's one out of four?

49.3

Dernbach to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin's standing on off stump, exposing middle and leg, to create hitting space on the leg side. He swats it between midwicket and mid-on

49.5

Dernbach to Ashwin, 1 run, Ashwin tries to scoop again but can't get it past short fine leg this time

India 233/7   R Ashwin 36* (19b 5x4)
Series Results
England v India at Cardiff - Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Lord's - Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 9, 2011
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Southampton - Sep 6, 2011
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
England v India at Chester-le-Street - Sep 3, 2011
No result
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Sep 9, 2011

Ravi Bopara anchored England's chase with 40 from 41 deliveries, England v India, 3rd ODI, The Oval, September 9 2011

Ravi Bopara anchored England's chase with 40 from 41 deliveries

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Sep 9, 2011

Graeme Swann celebrates hitting the winning runs against India, England v India, 3rd ODI, The Oval, September 9 2011

Graeme Swann celebrates hitting the winning runs against India

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