NatWest Series [India in England] - 3rd ODI

England v India

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

0.1

Anderson to PA Patel, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, Parthiv nudges towards square to get going

0.2

Anderson to Rahane, no run, good length outside off stump, Rahane stays in his crease and lets the ball pass

0.3

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Anderson pitches outside off but closer to the batsman this time, Rahane stays back and defends

0.4

Anderson to Rahane, OUT, caught at slip! Anderson angles the ball into the right-hander, pitches on a great length close to off stump, and gets it to seam away from the batsman. Rahane stays in his crease and pokes tentatively. The ball takes the edge and goes straight to Trott at first slip. It's Rahane's first failure on the tour. Had to happen some time.

AM Rahane c Trott b Anderson 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside off, Dravid gets beaten

0.6

Anderson to Dravid, 1 wide, Anderson strays down leg side this time, he'll have to bowl that again

0.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, good length but too wide outside off for Dravid to play

India 2/1   JM Anderson 1-0-2-1

2.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, terrific ball, Anderson angles in towards off stump, pitches on a good length and seams it away. Dravid gets squared up but manages to defend towards the off side

2.2

Anderson to Dravid, 1 run, strays on to the pads this time, allowing Dravid to glance towards fine leg

2.3

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, Anderson drops a bit shorter but not too wide outside off, Parthiv cuts and hits the ball into the ground towards point

2.4

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover point

2.5

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, that's a wild shot, an attempted pull against a delivery that angled across him from over the wicket and was quite wide outside off, he didn't make contact

2.6

Anderson to PA Patel, 1 run, cut off the back foot between the slips and point

India 5/1   JM Anderson 2-0-4-1

4.1

Anderson to Dravid, no run, After seaming a few away, Anderson jags this one in off the pitch, Dravid stays on the back foot and defends

4.2

Anderson to Dravid, 2 leg byes, Dravid tries to glance a leg-side delivery but doesn't get bat on it, the ball goes off the thigh towards fine leg

4.3

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Dravid pushes forward and away from the body at one outside off stump, he gets an edge which falls short of second slip, played with soft hands

4.4

Anderson to Dravid, no run, Dravid drops the ball at his feet and begins to run, Parthiv doesn't want it, India have been unable to rotate strike

4.5

Anderson to Dravid, no run, ripper from Anderson, pitches on a good length and cuts in sharply, finding the gap between Dravid's bat and pad. Went over off and middle stump, that one did

4.6

Anderson to Dravid, no run, defended off the back foot on the off side

India 9/1   JM Anderson 3-1-4-1

6.1

Anderson to Kohli, no run, Anderson nips the ball in off a good length and hits Kohli on the pad, the appeal for lbw is not successful, it's too high

6.2

Anderson to Kohli, 2 runs, nudged off the pads through square leg

6.3

Anderson to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli pushes away from his body and gets an edge to a good length delivery towards third man

6.4

Anderson to PA Patel, OUT, Anderson destroys the stumps. He bowls a full ball for the first time, after several good length ones. Parthiv is stuck in his crease and falls over towards the off as he attempts to play across the line. He misses and loses middle stump

PA Patel b Anderson 3 (28m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.78

6.5

Anderson to Raina, 1 wide, Anderson wants to give Raina a short one first up but mis-directs it down leg side

6.5

Anderson to Raina, no run, Raina comes forward to a good length ball and defends towards the bowler

6.6

Anderson to Raina, no run, huge appeal for lbw after Raina offers no shot and is hit on the pad while standing inside his crease. That might have been a bit high, or it might have pitched outside leg stump. Definitely too close to try and leave.

India 14/3   JM Anderson 4-1-8-2

8.1

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, short of a length and a bit straight, Raina gets off the mark by nudging off his hips towards square

8.2

Anderson to Kohli, 2 runs, too straight once again and Kohli flicks through square leg, I don't think we've had a boundary yet

8.3

Anderson to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli moves across and nudges towards the leg side for a single

8.4

Anderson to Raina, no run, defended from the crease towards the off side

8.5

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, Raina moves back and pushes a good length ball towards midwicket

8.6

Anderson to Kohli, no run, the ball pitches outside off on a good length and jags away from the right-hander, bating Kohli's forward push

India 19/3   JM Anderson 5-1-13-2

10.1

Anderson to Kohli, no run, Kohli stays in his crease and defends a length ball towards cover

10.2

Anderson to Kohli, OUT, Kohli's struggle has ended and this is now too easy for Anderson. He pitches just short of a length outside off and seams the ball away, Kohli stays in his crease and hangs his bat out, getting an edge to the wicketkeeper. Soft, soft dismissal. Anderson is having a terrific game, three wickets and a direct hit, in his 150th ODI.

V Kohli c †Kieswetter b Anderson 7 (18m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

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   JM Anderson 6-1-17-3

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

12.5

Anderson to Raina, SIX, he's teed off! Raina finally gets one in his hitting zone, a fullish ball on middle stump, and he launches it high and far over the midwicket boundary. Huge hit

12.6

Anderson to Raina, no run, defended on the off side

India 36/4   JM Anderson 7-1-24-3

42.1

Anderson to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball on leg and middle, pushed towards midwicket from the crease

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

42.3

Anderson to Jadeja, 1 run, played of the back foot towards mid-on

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

42.5

Anderson to Jadeja, no run, full ball around off, Jadeja drives towards cover

42.6

Anderson to Jadeja, FOUR, Anderson gifts Jadeja his fifty with one on the pads, Jadeja accepts and glances to the fine-leg boundary

India 167/5   JM Anderson 8-1-32-3

47.1

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

47.2

Anderson to Jadeja, FOUR, full ball around off stump, Jadeja stays in his crease and blasts it flat and over the head of the fielder at mid-off

47.3

Anderson to Jadeja, FOUR, and again! The fielder at mid-off is a bit wide and Jadeja hits through Anderson's full line to the long-off boundary

47.4

Anderson to Jadeja, 2 runs, the slower ball and Jadeja cuts from his stumps to short third man, the throw from Bresnan at the bowler's end concedes an overthrow

47.5

Anderson to Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja flays the full ball back at Anderson, who sticks his shoe out and deflects the ball towards mid-off

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   JM Anderson 9-1-48-3
Series Results
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England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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Match tied (D/L method)
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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)
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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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