India tour of England, 4th ODI: England v India at Lord's, Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
Played at Lord's, London
11 September 2011 (50-over match)

Anderson to PA Patel, FOUR, top-edged! But it rockets up and over Kieswetter and bounces down to the boundary. He was looking for that pick-up shot again, but the length wasn't quite there this time. India are looking to push on after a quiet start

India 25/0   PA Patel 13* (14b 1x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 3.5-1-16-0

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

India 29/0   AM Rahane 11* (30b 1x4)   ST Finn 3.3-0-11-0

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)   ST Finn 4-0-15-0

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

India 42/0   AM Rahane 22* (41b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 0.2-0-4-0

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

India 53/0   AM Rahane 33* (48b 4x4 1x6)   ST Finn 5.4-0-27-0

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

India 57/0   AM Rahane 37* (49b 5x4 1x6)   ST Finn 5.5-0-31-0

Bresnan to PA Patel, FOUR, slapped! Parthiv won't be kept quiet for long, stepping down the wicket and seizing on a short delivery, an explosive pull arcing away in front of square. Great shot

India 63/0   PA Patel 20* (25b 2x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 1.4-0-11-0

Bresnan to PA Patel, FOUR, chipped in the air, but wide of a leaping midwicket fielder and he connected well enough to pick up a boundary

India 69/1   PA Patel 26* (29b 3x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 2.1-0-16-0

Broad to Kohli, FOUR, fine way to get off the mark, a touch widish and fuller outside off, Virat leans forward and squeezes the drive through point

India 74/2   V Kohli 4* (4b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 2-0-5-2

Broad to Dravid, FOUR, that will go, Broad goes short of a length, Dravid arches back and pings the gap between cover and extra cover off the middle of the bat, not more than a caress really

India 85/2   R Dravid 7* (18b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 3.2-0-11-2

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, that is delicate, that is late and that will find the fine third man boundary, stays beside the line to one ending on off stump, and opens the face to run it past the keeper, third man puts in the dive, in vain

India 90/2   R Dravid 12* (21b 2x4)   RS Bopara 0.1-0-4-0

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, Bopara goes for another boundary, shortish and wide outside off, Dravid arches back and creams the cut, no chance for point, that flew, for once in to the gap

India 94/2   R Dravid 16* (22b 3x4)   RS Bopara 0.2-0-8-0

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

India 127/4   MS Dhoni 10* (21b 1x4)   ST Finn 6.3-0-37-0

Finn to Raina, FOUR, hoicked out to deep midwicket! Raina held nothing back as he flung himself into the stroke, but didn't get the greatest connection. Still, he did enough to find the boundary despite Trott's diving effort, and break the shackles somewhat

India 144/4   SK Raina 20* (32b 1x4)   ST Finn 8.3-0-47-0

Finn to Raina, FOUR, shot! Again there's not much culture in the stroke, Raina clearing the left leg and slicing the drive through cover, but this one was out of the middle and threaded the the off side field

India 148/4   SK Raina 24* (33b 2x4)   ST Finn 8.4-0-51-0

Broad to Raina, FOUR, deft touch! Raina has tried this shot a few times in this innings without success, but now he's got bat on an uppercut and collects four runs back over Kieswetter's head

India 177/4   SK Raina 38* (48b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 7.4-0-29-2

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!

India 196/4   MS Dhoni 35* (48b 2x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 8.1-2-31-0

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

India 200/4   MS Dhoni 39* (49b 3x4 1x6)   JM Anderson 8.2-2-35-0

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

India 216/4   MS Dhoni 46* (55b 4x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 8.5-1-37-0

Broad to Raina, FOUR, Raina loses his shape completely as he throws everything into the shot, but is rewarded with runs as the drive is chipped up and over mid-off

India 220/4   SK Raina 57* (61b 4x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 8.1-0-36-2

Bresnan to Raina, FOUR, Raina is giving it a great thwack here, again he finds the boundary with a powerful heave into the leg side. There are two men out in the deep, but he put it right between them

India 233/4   SK Raina 68* (66b 5x4 2x6)   TT Bresnan 9.1-1-41-0

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

India 239/4   MS Dhoni 52* (58b 5x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 9.3-1-47-0

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

India 254/4   MS Dhoni 63* (62b 6x4 2x6)   GP Swann 8.4-1-46-2

Anderson to Raina, FOUR, Anderson comes round the wicket to change the angle, but then offers Raina a high full toss outside off that is gleefully slapped over backward point for four

India 266/4   SK Raina 78* (72b 6x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 9.5-2-53-0

Anderson to Raina, FOUR, shot! Raina keeps his right elbow high as he drives in the air and down the ground. Bresnan charges round from long-off and does well to get to it, but then palms the ball over the boundary. Jimmy is fuming.

India 270/4   SK Raina 82* (73b 7x4 2x6)   JM Anderson 10-2-57-0





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