NatWest Series [India in England] - 3rd ODI

England v India

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

10.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni moves across his stumps and shoulders arms to a good length ball

10.4

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, full ball outside off, Dhoni moves forward and drives, he manages to beat the dive from the fielder at mid-off and scores India's first proper boundary of the day

10.5

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Anderson pitches on a good length outside off and seams it away from Dhoni who lets it go

10.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni once again lets the ball pass outside off stump

India 29/4   MS Dhoni 4* (4b 1x4)

12.1

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni tries to pull one that isn't too short and gets hit in the mid-section

12.2

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Anderson is relentless with his line around off and Dhoni can't do much but defend from the crease

12.3

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni stands in his crease and tries to force the ball through cover with a back-foot drive, it's not happening for him and he gets an inside edge on to the pad

12.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, this time he tries to just defend on the off and gets another inside edge that hits the pad and goes close to the stumps, the batsmen steal a single

India 30/4   MS Dhoni 5* (8b 1x4)

13.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni walks forward and outside off but then leaves the ball after Dernbach pitches wider outside off

13.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, short of a length and straight, defended off the back foot on the leg side

13.3

Dernbach to Dhoni, FOUR, short ball and Dhoni pulls off the back foot along the ground to the midwicket boundary

13.4

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni stays back and defends a good length ball towards the off side

13.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, Dhoni gets an inside edge on to the thigh as he tries to play a length ball from inside his crease, he get a single towards fine leg

India 41/4   MS Dhoni 9* (13b 2x4)

14.3

Broad to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, Dhoni moves forward to defend but gets hit on the thigh by one that nips back from a good length around off stump

India 46/4   MS Dhoni 9* (14b 2x4)

15.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, fuller length on off and middle from Dernbach, Dhoni pushes towards the leg side from his crease

15.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, good length outside off, left alone by Dhoni

15.3

Dernbach to Dhoni, FOUR, shorter length outside off stump, Dhoni waits in his crease, and drives it late through the gap between point and cover point, superbly timed

15.4

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni moves across and defends on the leg side

15.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller length outside off and Dhoni launches into a powerful drive through cover point, Trott's been moved to the deep though after the previous boundary

India 53/4   MS Dhoni 14* (19b 3x4)

17.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, good length outside off stump, Dhoni stays in his crease and lets it go

17.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni moves forward and defends a good length ball towards cover

17.3

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, shorter length outside off, Dhoni remains on the back foot and offers no shot

17.4

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, Dernbach gets the ball to angle in off a good length and hit Dhoni on the pad as he played across the line from the crease. A bit high and probably missing leg. The ball-tracking shows it clipping the outside of the top of leg stump. So good decision.

India 55/4   MS Dhoni 14* (23b 3x4)

18.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni moves forward to drive a full ball but can't beat mid-on

18.2

Broad to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni moves across to glance a short of a length ball off his hips towards fine leg where Steven Finn, the substitute, makes a sliding save

18.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, fuller length on middle and leg, Dhoni moves across in his crease and pushes towards midwicket

18.4

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni uses the angle into him to nudge the ball through square, Dhoni seemed to want a second, Raina did not

India 58/4   MS Dhoni 17* (27b 3x4)

19.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, defended on the back foot towards point

19.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, pushed towards cover from the crease

19.3

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, Dernbach pitches on a good length outside off and gets the ball to hold its line, Dhoni plays inside it and is beaten

19.4

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

India 59/5   MS Dhoni 18* (31b 3x4)

21.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, good length from Dernbach close to off stump, Dhoni defends on the off side

21.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni moves forward to a full ball and drives past the bowler

21.4

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, good length ball and the line is very straight, defended on the leg side

21.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 wide, the slower ball gone wrong, that's too wide outside off

21.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, too straight this time, Dhoni nudges off his pads towards fine leg, oh it's a leg bye

India 68/5   MS Dhoni 19* (35b 3x4)

22.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni nudges on the front foot towards midwicket

22.2

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni strides forward and drives towards long-on

22.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, what was that? Dhoni pushes forward and then tries to close the face to one a fair bit outside off stump, he gets a leading edge that would have been caught by short cover, had there been one

India 70/5   MS Dhoni 20* (38b 3x4)

23.2

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni strides forward and opens the face to guide a full ball behind point

India 72/5   MS Dhoni 21* (39b 3x4)

24.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni moves forward and pushes the ball towards cover

24.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni once again gets a leading edge while just trying to push the ball on the leg side, it falls short of the bowler

24.5

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed down the ground towards long-off

India 77/5   MS Dhoni 22* (42b 3x4)

25.1

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, nudged off the back foot towards square leg

India 78/5   MS Dhoni 23* (43b 3x4)

26.1

Swann to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni comes down to the pitch of the ball and closes the face to push the ball towards the vacant space in front of square leg

26.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Swann slows it up and beats Dhoni's prod outside off

26.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni nudges behind square and sets off, Jadeja sends him back, Dhoni makes it just in time and turns around and gives his partner a stare

26.4

Swann to Dhoni, 2 runs, this time the running is superb after Dhoni pushes the ball towards the empty space at square leg, Swann looks at the fielder running in from the deep rather unkindly

26.5

Swann to Dhoni, 2 runs, driven wide of the fielder at long off and again Jadeja runs superbly to return for the second

26.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, only the single this time after Dhoni pushes off the front foot towards long-off

India 85/5   MS Dhoni 30* (49b 3x4)

27.1

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, played off the back foot towards cover and Jadeja would have been a goner had Anderson hit at the striker's end

27.4

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed towards cover and they set off again! Risky run but the fielder can't hit the stumps at the bowler's end.

India 88/5   MS Dhoni 32* (51b 3x4)

28.1

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni nudges off his pads towards square and scampers the single

28.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, played back to the bowler from the crease

28.4

Swann to Dhoni, 2 runs, that's short and wide outside off stump, Dhoni goes back and cuts hard, there's a fielder in the deep though

28.5

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni moves out of his crease to push towards long-on and continues running after making contact

India 101/5   MS Dhoni 36* (55b 3x4)

29.1

Bopara to Dhoni, 1 wide, Bopara fires the ball down leg side at a speed that's quicker than that of RP Singh

29.1

Bopara to Dhoni, no run, played from the crease towards the off side

29.2

Bopara to Dhoni, 1 run, full ball outside off, Dhoni reaches out for it and drives through extra cover

29.4

Bopara to Dhoni, 1 run, shorter length and straighter line, Dhoni works the ball off his pads behind square

India 105/5   MS Dhoni 38* (58b 3x4)

30.1

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, played off the pads on the back foot towards square

India 110/5   MS Dhoni 39* (59b 3x4)

31.1

Bopara to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni drives from the crease towards mid-off, Jadeja sets off for a single but gets sent back

31.2

Bopara to Dhoni, FOUR, width offered outside off and Dhoni cuts hard and places it well enough to get four in front of square. Powerful shot

31.3

Bopara to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni gets yorked but manages to bring his bat down in time

31.4

Bopara to Dhoni, no run, played off the back foot towards point

31.5

Bopara to Dhoni, FOUR, Bopara's so unlucky there! Dhoni aimed for another drive from his crease against a full delivery that swung in, he got an inside edge past the keeper for four more

31.6

Bopara to Dhoni, no run, defended towards cover off the back foot

India 122/5   MS Dhoni 47* (65b 5x4)

32.5

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni goes back to a shorter ball and swats it towards long-off

India 124/5   MS Dhoni 48* (66b 5x4)

33.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni moves back and across to nudge a length ball off his pads towards fine leg

33.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, good length angling into the right-hander from just outside off, Dhoni defends

33.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni gets to 50 by moving across and nudging the ball behind square, valuable innings for India, but they need him to bat right through to have any chance in this game

India 129/5   MS Dhoni 50* (69b 5x4)

34.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

34.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

34.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni comes forward and plays the ball towards midwicket

34.4

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, shorter length and Dhoni swats towards long-on

India 130/5   MS Dhoni 51* (73b 5x4)

35.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, 3 runs, Dhoni goes on the back foot and gets a thick edge towards third man where Swann dives full length and slaps the ball back into the field before it hits the rope

35.6

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, a full toss, driven from the crease towards cover

India 136/5   MS Dhoni 54* (75b 5x4)

36.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, played off the front foot towards extra cover

36.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni moves forward and pushes towards mid-on, midwicket cuts it off

India 137/5   MS Dhoni 54* (77b 5x4)

37.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, Dernbach is moving the ball into Dhoni, who stays back and pushes towards mid-on

37.3

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni tries to force a short of a length ball through cover and gets a thick edge towards third man

37.6

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, defended from the crease towards the off side

India 140/5   MS Dhoni 55* (80b 5x4)

38.2

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed down the ground towards long on for one

38.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, defended from the crease towards the leg side

38.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, pushed towards midwicket off the front foot

38.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni lunges forward and drives towards point

India 144/5   MS Dhoni 57* (84b 5x4)

39.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Dhoni forces off the back foot towards deep cover

39.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, 2 runs, full ball swinging into the right-hander, flicked through midwicket

39.6

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed off the back foot towards cover point

India 150/5   MS Dhoni 61* (87b 5x4)

40.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni steps forward to tuck defensively to midwicket

40.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, cracking delivery! Swann tosses up a perfect offspinner outside off and Dhoni is very nearly bowled through the gate as it rips in off the surface. Saved by an inside edge and a hint of pad

40.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni responds with caution, tapping into the off side

40.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, the arm ball this time from Swann, and the ball squirts off the outer half of Dhoni's bat towards point

40.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, nicely flighted once again by Swann, Dhoni lunging forward to drive back to the bowler

40.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, a slapped drive sends the ball racing down to long-off, but there's a man down there so it's just the single

India 151/5   MS Dhoni 62* (93b 5x4)

41.1

Broad to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni is on the hop as he scythes a cut behind square, third man sprinting round the boundary to stop the shot

41.2

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, a hint of nip off this good surface, the ball coming in to Dhoni as he stays deep in his crease and nudges to long-on

41.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, pushed back down the track to end the over, Broad fielding in his follow through

India 159/5   MS Dhoni 65* (96b 5x4)

42.2

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni gets a thick edge towards third man, he was trying to force through cover. Dhoni's got some issue with his leg, not running as fast as he usually does

42.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, slightly short and Dhoni pulls the ball towards deep square and charges for the single, he didn't look troubled there

India 163/5   MS Dhoni 67* (98b 5x4)

43.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, slower ball outside off, Dhoni hits hit hard off the back foot but can't beat cover.

43.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, that's a full toss but Dhoni fails to cash in, hitting it straight to square leg

43.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, and another slower ball, just inside the tram line on the off side, Dhoni decides to let it go

43.6

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, he ends the over with another slower ball, which Dhoni plays to point, top over from Dernbach

India 170/5   MS Dhoni 69* (102b 5x4)

44.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, OUT, caught! It's a low full toss and Dhoni's attempt at hitting through midwicket ends up in a scoop over the bowler's head. Cook runs to his right from mid-on and takes a simple catch. Dhoni looked restricted in his movement in these last few overs

MS Dhoni c Cook b Bresnan 69 (142m 103b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.99

India 170/6   MS Dhoni 69 (103b 5x4)
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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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