NatWest Series [India in England] - 4th ODI

England v India

Match tied (D/L method)

0.4

Anderson to Rahane, 1 wide, this one doesn't swing, and then line takes it down past leg stump. Wide called

0.4

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Anderson teases Rahane outside off with an outswinger but, mindful of his dismissal in the last match, Rahane lets it go

0.5

Anderson to Rahane, 1 wide, Anderson is a little off here, again he hurls one down leg as the ball doesn't swing. Is the slope messing with his rhythm?

0.5

Anderson to Rahane, no run, the mixed bag continues, as he follows that up with another good outswinger outside off. Rahane almost has a fiddle at it, but opts to leave

0.6

Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, tucked off the hip, the ball rolling behind square, and Rahane is off the mark

India 6/0   AM Rahane 1* (3b)

1.1

Finn to Rahane, no run, a decent start, the ball rising quite sharply off a length. Rahane raises his arms high to leave

1.2

Finn to Rahane, no run, great line, great length. Finn sends the ball in on the angle, Rahane plays the line and is beaten as it hits the seam and leaves him

1.3

Finn to Rahane, no run, an uncharacteristically tentative defensive poke from Rahane, the ball taking the inner half of the bat and rolling back down the track

1.4

Finn to Rahane, no run, good wheels from Finn as he aims one full and straight. Dug out just wide of mid on

1.5

Finn to Rahane, 1 run, Rahane looks to drive on the up, and ends up slicing it down to third man. Finn has his hands in the air as the ball doesn't go to hand

India 7/0   AM Rahane 2* (8b)

2.1

Anderson to Rahane, no run, beaten by the outswinger! Anderson draws Rahane forward and curls the ball past his outside edge

2.2

Anderson to Rahane, no run, this one hits the seam and holds its line, Rahane defending to leg

2.3

Anderson to Rahane, no run, perhaps just a little short of a good length, Rahane staying deep in his crease

2.4

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Anderson targets the pads, Rahane nudging to square leg

2.5

Anderson to Rahane, no run, a little fuller, outside off, defended

2.6

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Anderson ends a good second over with another length delivery that is turned to square leg. A maiden

India 7/0   AM Rahane 2* (14b)

4.1

Anderson to Rahane, no run, snaking gently away through the air as Rahane gets onto the front foot to defend

4.2

Anderson to Rahane, no run, forced, on the up, to cover

4.3

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Rahane looks for the drop-and-run single to cover point, but the fielder is in too quickly

4.4

Anderson to Rahane, no run, pitched right up outside off, Rahane hanging is bat out to limply drive back to the bowler

4.5

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Rahane presses well forward, the ball hitting the seam and coming in to him as the ball is squirted defensively to leg

4.6

Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, clipped just wide of midwicket, and they charge through for one

India 9/0   AM Rahane 3* (20b)

5.1

Finn to Rahane, no run, Finn thunders to the crease and hurls down a low full toss just outside off, Rahane - perhaps taken a little by surprise - can only tap it to mid-off

5.2

Finn to Rahane, 2 runs, leading edge! Finn's pace, bounce and movement got the better of Rahane as he looked to turn the ball into the leg side. Fortunately for the batsman, the ball looped safely up and over gully

5.3

Finn to Rahane, no run, aggressive from Rahane! But the execution is lacking, as he charges out at the bowler and flails wildly towards leg, the ball fizzing past the outside edge

5.4

Finn to Rahane, 1 run, another big shot from Rahane as Finn pitches up on middle and leg, the ball flying down to fine leg

5.6

Finn to Rahane, 1 run, Finn is looking really threatening here, as now he finds the outside edge of a forward press, the ball flying through a vacant fourth slip and down to third man

India 14/0   AM Rahane 7* (25b)

6.1

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Anderson hits a good length, Rahane defends

6.2

Anderson to Rahane, 1 leg bye, nicely bowled again from Anderson, this one jagging in to the right-hander to strike him on the pad. Parthiv senses the chance for a quick single off the pad, and calls straight away

India 15/0   AM Rahane 7* (27b)

7.1

Finn to Rahane, no run, Rahane's quiet start continues, as this is nudged into the leg side

7.2

Finn to Rahane, no run, Rahane is starting to look a little fidgety out there, he's searching for a calming boundary. This is pulled off the front foot, the ball going straight to mid-on

7.3

Finn to Rahane, FOUR, edged! Neither slip nor keeper go for it as the ball flies right between them. Well, Finn is in the midst of a penetrative spell but he's not getting his just rewards

7.4

Finn to Rahane, no run, Finn hurls this down with vim and vigour on a good length, the ball hitting the seam and spitting in towards Rahane's midriff

7.5

Finn to Rahane, no run, beaten outside off! Finn is really making a statement with this spell, beating Rahane's outside edge

7.6

Finn to Rahane, FOUR, nothing wrong with the ball, but that's a fantastic shot from Rahane, who seizes on the hint of width and punches powerfully through cover point

India 33/0   AM Rahane 15* (33b 2x4)

8.4

Anderson to Rahane, 2 runs, clipped off the toes through square leg, and they push hard for the second. Hmm, perhaps a little too hard, as Parthiv is stepping a little gingerly after tumbling over at the non-striker's end. He seems to be ok.

8.5

Anderson to Rahane, no run, Anderson continues to keep Rahane quiet, as the ball is tapped to a fielder

8.6

Anderson to Rahane, no run, full and quite wide, inviting the drive. Rahane lays into it, coming forward, but picks out the cover fielder with precision

India 36/0   AM Rahane 17* (36b 2x4)

9.3

Finn to Rahane, no run, a splice-jarring delivery is fended into the leg side, Rahane taking the bottom hand off the bat as he looks to protect his ribs

9.4

Finn to Rahane, no run, Wild. Rahane is looking rattled out there. Another Finn lifter bursts past the outside edge as Rahane aims an almighty heave to leg, and Finn jogs down the wicket to let Rahane know exactly what he thinks of the stroke

9.5

Finn to Rahane, 1 run, fuller and straighter from Finn, Rahane gives himself a little room and tries to manufacture a drive, the ball taking the inside half of the bat and rolling into space on the leg side

India 38/0   AM Rahane 18* (39b 2x4)

10.1

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, decent start from him. Perhaps a touch short of a good length, but it cramps Rahane for room as he defends to leg

10.2

Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, flicked with balance and poise! Rahane has finally found the middle of the bat, and tellingly it's with a shot that he didn't try to over-hit at all. He just leaned over this leg-stump half volley, turning his wrists on the ball to send the ball racing to square leg

10.3

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, Bresnan tightens his line and is defended

10.4

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, full, the line outside off stump, and Rahane comes forward to push to cover

10.5

Bresnan to Rahane, 1 run, yet another leading edge! Rahane had set himself to crack this into the leg side, but the ball seamed and bounced away from him, looping over the vacant slip area and bouncing down to third man

India 43/0   AM Rahane 23* (44b 3x4)

11.1

Finn to Rahane, no run, seam, bounce and pace are too much for Rahane as the ball fizzes past a defensive push and strikes him on the body

11.2

Finn to Rahane, no run, once again Finn finds sharp movement back in off the pitch, the ball stinging Rahane on the left thigh

11.3

Finn to Rahane, SIX, a top edged scoop flies for six! Rahane didn't look in control of this at all. He was trying to pull the ball up and over square leg, but seemed to have got more height than distance in the shot. Nevertheless, it carries all the way!

11.4

Finn to Rahane, FOUR, well, we've praised Rahane for the purity of his strokeplay in this series, but he's playing some agricultural shots at the moment. This is fetched off the stumps and creamed through sqaure leg, the bat swinging right across the line

11.5

Finn to Rahane, FOUR, and another! Rahane charges Finn and heaves, the ball taking the edge and flying over the slip to third man. India's supporters don't mind that at all, and happily cheer the runs

11.6

Finn to Rahane, no run, again Rahane jumps out, but this is short from Finn and rises up and over his attempted uppercut. Finn extends his follow through down the wicket, giving Rahane a right earful

India 57/0   AM Rahane 37* (50b 5x4 1x6)

12.2

Bresnan to Rahane, 1 run, Bresnan hits a length outside off, Rahane opening the face to guide the ball to third man

12.6

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, full and straight to end the over, Rahane digging it out to cover

India 64/0   AM Rahane 38* (52b 5x4 1x6)

13.3

Broad to Rahane, OUT, gone! Broad strikes in his first over. He aimed for a surprise yorker, and Rahane played over the top of what turned out to be a low, dipping full toss. Broad appeals, the umpire's finger quickly goes up. Strangely, Rahane never really looked comfortable in this innings.

AM Rahane lbw b Broad 38 (60m 53b 5x4 1x6) SR: 71.69

India 65/1   AM Rahane 38 (53b 5x4 1x6)
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Sep 11, 2011

Munaf Patel talks to Ravi Bopara, England v India, 4th ODI, Lord's, September 11, 2011

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