NatWest Series [India in England] - 4th ODI

England v India

Match tied (D/L method)

25.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, pushes forward and turns a fullish one to midwicket, what a first over from Swann

India 110/4   MS Dhoni 0* (1b)

26.6

Anderson to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni shuffles across and outside the off stump, and lets go a straight delivery a foot away from him

India 111/4   MS Dhoni 0* (2b)

27.2

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges at a fuller one with the bat and turns it past Raina to long on

27.4

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, allowing it to turn in from a length and slapping it through point

27.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and smothers a fullish one turning in

India 116/4   MS Dhoni 2* (5b)

28.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, comes walking down the track and works for a single from around off to midwicket

28.6

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, straight outside off and Dhoni flags it though

India 119/4   MS Dhoni 3* (7b)

29.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

29.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, confusion as Dhoni tucks with the turn in front of midwicket and comes down for the run, makes it back in the end

29.4

Swann to Dhoni, no run, fuller one whipped down the track

29.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, very full on middle, dug back along the pitch

29.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, another very full delivery, he whip-drives down to long off

India 121/4   MS Dhoni 4* (12b)

30.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, Bresnan gets some bounce outside off stump, Dhoni lets it go right away

30.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni has a go at one a touch wide outside off, does not get anything on it

30.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, not much width this time, fuller length too, turned to midwicket

30.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, shuffling across and solidly behind the line of a length ball, defended towards short extra cover

30.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, pushes with an open face to point, no option but to play quietly for some time

30.6

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, Bresnan puts in more effort and gets it to bounce outside off, Dhoni has a look and lets it go

India 121/4   MS Dhoni 4* (18b)

32.1

Finn to Dhoni, no run, the loosener is hurled down outside off, Dhoni stepping across to leave alone

32.2

Finn to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni pushes one past backward point, on the walk, and they push hard for the second

32.3

Finn to Dhoni, FOUR, edged! No slip in place, Kieswetter leaps to his left but he can't even get a glove to it. Still no luck for Finn, who is still finding movement off the surface with this older ball. Dhoni was late coming forward to this full delivery, and the edge would've landed in first slip's lap

32.4

Finn to Dhoni, no run, this went like a legcutter from Finn, seaming sharply away off a short-ish length to zip past Dhoni's outside edge

32.5

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, a touch straighter from Finn, and Dhoni is able to work him into the leg side for one

India 128/4   MS Dhoni 11* (23b 1x4)

33.1

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni hops out of his crease but Swann spots him coming and adjusts his length. The ball is nudged to square leg, and there's no run to be had

33.2

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed down the ground for an ambled single

33.5

Swann to Dhoni, no run, and he follows that up with a much quicker one, Dhoni rushing his defence to keep the arm ball out

33.6

Swann to Dhoni, no run, the bottom hand comes into the stroke as Dhoni looks to push to leg, but midwicket is quickly round to cut it off

India 130/4   MS Dhoni 12* (27b 1x4)

34.2

Finn to Dhoni, no run, probing stuff from Finn, who seams one off a length to take the inside edge of Dhoni's tentative forward push

34.3

Finn to Dhoni, no run, nicely full once more, this one a little wider of off as Dhoni gets forward and across to drive softly to extra cover

34.4

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni spots the chance for a quick single as the ball takes the inside half of a defensive bat and rolls just wide of midwicket. Quick calling, fast running. But still no boundaries

India 132/4   MS Dhoni 13* (30b 1x4)

35.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni bends into a strong sweep, making sure to roll the wrists and keep the ball down, but picks out the man at square leg

35.3

Swann to Dhoni, no run, bat, pad and a looping chance ... but there's no-one close enough on the leg side, and the ball drops in front of square leg

35.4

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, worked into the leg side for one

India 137/4   MS Dhoni 14* (33b 1x4)

37.1

Swann to Dhoni, SIX, both batsmen on the attack now! This has sailed into the crowd beyond wide long on, Dhoni having stepped down the track and sent the ball arcing away with a full swing of the bat

37.2

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, good batting from India's captain, who follows up the big shot with a quick single

37.5

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, more tip-and-run cricket from Dhoni, who calls straight away for one as the ball rolls into the off side

India 157/4   MS Dhoni 22* (36b 1x4 1x6)

38.2

Broad to Dhoni, no run, on a length and straight. Dhoni stands at the crease and taps it back down the track

38.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, again Dhoni waits in his crease, this time working the ball into the leg side

38.4

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, Broad was perhaps aiming for the surprise yorker, but the delivery slips out as a gentle full toss that is driven to long on to take this partnership to 50

38.6

Broad to Dhoni, no run, flicked wristily to backward point

India 161/4   MS Dhoni 23* (40b 1x4 1x6)

39.2

Swann to Dhoni, 4 wides, Swann errs in line with a quicker one, arrowing this one down leg. Kieswetter had no chance

39.4

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni comes forward with bat and pad together, nudging a single to point

India 170/4   MS Dhoni 24* (41b 1x4 1x6)

40.3

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, great fielding from Cook at mid-off! Broad was full once again and Dhoni drilled a drive down the ground, but Cook sprinted across and dived to get a palm to it

40.6

Broad to Dhoni, 2 runs, a length delivery is flat-batted down to long-on, and they rush through for two before the stumps are broken

India 180/4   MS Dhoni 27* (43b 1x4 1x6)

41.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, another slower one - much slower - and Dhoni cracks the looping full toss out to deep cover.

41.5

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, tapped to cover, and the call for a single is immediate

India 184/4   MS Dhoni 29* (45b 1x4 1x6)

42.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, again Bresnan targets the yorker, and the resultant low full toss tails in a touch as Dhoni glances to leg

42.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, bunted down to long off with minimum fuss, Bresnan still keeping the ball full

India 190/4   MS Dhoni 31* (47b 1x4 1x6)

43.1

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, a huge hit flies miles in the air ... but has he got the distance on it? There are men out at deep midwicket and long-on, but the ball bounces right between them and bounces over the rope for four!

43.2

Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, four more! Short and wide outside off, Dhoni finds the gap with a scything cut and there's no-one out on the off side boundary to stop that

43.3

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, Anderson finds a straighter line and bowls this one a little shorter, Dhoni hopping back and dinking to cover for a frantic single

43.6

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 wide, Anderson's frailty at the death is being exposed here, as he sprints in and then hurls the ball down the leg side to be called wide. He looks just a little rattled

43.6

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, a tip-and-run single to cover ends the over

India 210/4   MS Dhoni 41* (51b 3x4 1x6)

44.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni perhaps just tried to hit this full one a little too hard, the ball taking the inside edge and ricocheting off his pad

44.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, another very full delivery outside off from Bresnan, practically the yorker, and Dhoni digs it out to mid-off

44.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, a low, dipping full toss is swiped out into the leg side

44.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR, timing! There was nothing wrong with the delivery really, but Dhoni picked the perfect spot to hit it, sending the ball to deep midwicket with plenty of wrist

44.6

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, good end to the over for the bowler, who zings down a yorker wide of off. It's close, but not called wide

India 216/4   MS Dhoni 46* (56b 4x4 1x6)

45.6

Broad to Dhoni, 2 runs, chipped, inside out, over wide long-off, but the ball plugs in the outfield. Dhoni wanted a third run there, Raina didn't, and the junior batsman is getting a reprimand

India 229/4   MS Dhoni 48* (57b 4x4 1x6)

46.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 wide, arrowed down well wide of off, and that's clearly wide

46.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni joins Raina in reaching fifty! He got there by intentionally slicing a full toss up and over backward point, there's no fielder out there and the ball rolls over the rope

46.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, much better yorker from Bresnan. but there's still a single to be had as Dhoni digs it out into the leg side

India 240/4   MS Dhoni 53* (59b 5x4 1x6)

47.2

Swann to Dhoni, no run, an almighty swipe to leg is missed, the arm ball thudding into Kieswetter's gloves

47.3

Swann to Dhoni, SIX, this time he connects! The ball flies over deep midwicket, the forearms adding real power to the stroke

47.4

Swann to Dhoni, FOUR, another mow from Dhoni, and more runs, the ball dispatched to wide long-on

47.5

Swann to Dhoni, 2 runs, helicopter shot! It's well connected, but he finds the fielder in the deep

47.6

Swann to Dhoni, 1 run, again Dhoni targets the leg side, but can pick up only a single as his pull meets a fielder

India 257/4   MS Dhoni 66* (64b 6x4 2x6)

48.1

Anderson to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni tried to smear the covers off the ball with this shot, scything through the line at a full one, his left leg raised. Just the single however, the ball going to long-off

48.2

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, full again from Anderson, a slower one and Dhoni angles his bat to get the ball through gully

48.4

Anderson to Dhoni, 1 run, Anderson continues what has been a surprisingly steady over by sending down a pinpoint yorker, just the one run as Dhoni digs it out

India 262/4   MS Dhoni 70* (67b 6x4 2x6)

49.1

Broad to Dhoni, SIX, home run! That's out of here. Broad flung down a full toss and Dhoni was ready waiting for it, sending the ball flying into a sunny late summer sky with plenty of bottom hand. Hammered.

49.2

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, full, wide and dug out past point

49.5

Finn to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni tries to make the most of a yorker, swinging it to leg, but he finds a fielder and turns down the single, believing he's the one most likely to find a boundary from the last ball

49.6

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, helicopter shot to end the innings, but it flies down to long-on and they can only get a single

India 280/5   MS Dhoni 78* (71b 6x4 3x6)
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Sep 11, 2011

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

Munaf Patel talks to Ravi Bopara

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Sep 11, 2011

Munaf Patel prepares to run out Graeme Swann, England v India, 4th ODI, Lord's, September 11, 2011

Munaf Patel prepares to run out Graeme Swann

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