India tour of England, 5th ODI: England v India at Cardiff, Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
16 September 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Finn to Rahane, no run, ooh, bangs it hard outside off and it nips away just a hint, a threatening deviation that, just beat the outside edge as Rahane poked at it


Finn to Rahane, no run, goodish length on the off, gets a stride out and defends it confidently towards cover


Finn to Rahane, no run, back of a length outside off, nipping away as well, drops his hands on that one


Finn to Rahane, 1 wide, down the leg side, Rahane doesn't bother chasing, called a wide by the umpire


Finn to Rahane, 1 wide, a touch too wide on the off side this time, landed wide and moved away further


Finn to Rahane, 2 runs, angling in towards middle and leg, turned away wide of square leg for a couple more runs


Finn to Rahane, no run, full on leg stump, tries to work it into the leg side, misses, appeal for lbw, would have probably gone down as he missed it while attempting the flick


Finn to Rahane, no run, good length a touch outside off, gets forward and dabs that towards cover

India 12/0   ST Finn 1-0-4-0

Finn to Rahane, no run, a splice-jarring length from Finn keeps Rahane pinned back in his crease


Finn to Rahane, no run, fuller, and a touch wider from the gangly fast bowler. Rahane lets it go outside off


Finn to Rahane, 1 leg bye, Finn thunders to the crease, knees pumping high, and hits the deck hard, the ball nipping off the seam and stinging Rahane's thigh


Finn to PA Patel, 1 run, good running, Parthiv dropping the ball down close with a defensive shot and the batsmen setting off


Finn to Rahane, no run, Finn is bowling with vim and vigour. Again he hits the seam, the ball buzzing in past Rahane's bat to hit him on the thigh


Finn to Rahane, no run, too much for Rahane. Too quick, and the extra bounce and seam movement means bat beats ball once again

India 18/0   ST Finn 2-0-5-0

Finn to PA Patel, no run, great wheels from Finn, another bristling length delivery is kept out by Parthiv. Finn has really come on as a bowler this summer


Finn to PA Patel, no run, a little fuller, but still offering nothing for the drive as Parthiv stands at the crease to defend to cover


Finn to PA Patel, no run, Finn continues to nudge 90mph as this one is sent down fuller still, and is driven to mid-off


Finn to PA Patel, no run, right up to the bat this time, and dug out off the toe end to cover


Finn to PA Patel, no run, beaten on the outside edge! Parthiv shuffles at the crease but moves neither forward nor back, and there's plenty of daylight between bat and ball


Finn to PA Patel, no run, and again! Finn zones in on the perfect line to the left-handed Parthiv, who is left poking and prodding outside off

India 19/0   ST Finn 3-1-5-0

Finn to Rahane, no run, this could be Finn's quickest ball of the day so far. It's full and straight, Rahane cracking it back down the pitch before Finn gets a palm to it in his follow-through


Finn to Rahane, 1 run, ah, Rahane might have made more of this were he in a more attacking mood. A low full toss is sent down but just a single is the result, the ball being flicked down to fine leg


Finn to PA Patel, 1 run, chopped through gully and down to third man for one


Finn to Rahane, 2 runs, dropped by Samit Patel at third man! Rahane gave himself room and sliced at the ball, scooping it high towards third man where Patel ran round and set himself to take a regulation chance ... but spilt it and let it through his legs


Finn to Rahane, no run, and now an appeal for lbw. But it's turned down, and rightly so. The ball had seemed in sharply to strike Rahane on the thigh, and would've sailed well over leg stump


Finn to Rahane, 1 run, Finn is full to end the over, Rahane stretching forward and tapping a drive just wide of mid-off for one

India 27/0   ST Finn 4-1-10-0

Finn to PA Patel, 3 runs, clipped in the air but wide of any fielders in the leg side. It's not timed quite well enough to find the boundary, but they push hard for a third run


Finn to Rahane, no run, Finn stays full to the right-hander, who nudges to the man at midwicket


Finn to Rahane, no run, a Finn lifter outside off is prodded to point


Finn to Rahane, no run, that is a snorter of a delivery! Again Finn finds disconcerting bounce outside off at good pace. Rahane fishes at it, but the edge is beaten


Finn to Rahane, FOUR, edged! And four! As in the last match, Finn is finding no reward for some very probing bowling. Rahane was totally squared up by one that left him off the pitch, the ball almost taking the leading edge but flying through third slip and down to the boundary


Finn to Rahane, 1 run, Finn targets the yorker to finish but isn't quite on target, the ball glanced to fine leg

India 43/0   ST Finn 5-1-18-0

Finn to PA Patel, 1 run, well, Parthiv had an almighty swipe at this outside off, similar to the shots I play in park cricket. Similar result too, as the ball trickled down to third man


Finn to Rahane, no run, good intent from Rahane, charging the tall fast bowler. The execution isn't quite there, however, as the ball takes a thick inside edge and cannons off the pad


Finn to Rahane, no run, the movement in to the right-hander means the ball takes the inside edge again - this time off a drive - and rolls into the leg side


Finn to Rahane, 1 wide, Finn loses his radar, spearing one down leg. He's very displeased at his own effort, and gives himself a good ticking off as he marches back to his mark


Finn to Rahane, no run, that's better. Bang on target and Rahane defends


Finn to Rahane, no run, turned wristily into the leg side, but straight to the fielder


Finn to Rahane, 1 run, and just a single to finish what has been another reasonably tight over from the bowler

India 52/0   ST Finn 6-1-21-0

Finn to PA Patel, no run, and why not, as he fizzes another one past the outside edge of Parthiv's bat


Finn to PA Patel, 1 run, a touch straighter. There's bat on ball this time, and Parthiv finds a single near midwicket


Finn to Dravid, no run, meanwhile, Dravid walks into another defensive push


Finn to Dravid, no run, pace and bounce from Finn, and Dravid is a little hurried as he tucks defensively to leg


Finn to Dravid, no run, left alone outside off


Finn to Dravid, no run, another good over from Finn, who keeps things tight with his final delivery, Dravid unable to score

India 54/1   ST Finn 7-1-22-0

Finn to Dravid, 1 run, shortish outside off, Dravid makes room to cut, chops it close to the stumps, Kohli wants the single and makes it easily


Finn to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length on the off, pushed past cover into the deep for a single


Finn to Dravid, no run, short outside off, makes room to cut that over point, misses


Finn to Dravid, 1 run, a mistimed pull by Dravid, was aiming at midwicket but got it to long-on


Finn to Kohli, 1 run, drops it down in front of point for a single


Finn to Dravid, FOUR, beautifully done by Dravid, mid-off was inside the circle, Finn bowled it slightly short outside off, Dravid made a bit of room and punched it imperiously in that gap between mid-off and extra cover

India 224/2   ST Finn 8-1-30-0

Finn to Kohli, no run, pushed back to the bowler


Finn to Kohli, 2 runs, worked away past square leg and there's enough time to run back for the second


Finn to Kohli, 1 run, shortish on middle, tries to whip it square again, gets a thin inside edge onto the thigh, Raina runs through for a single


Finn to Raina, 1 run, gets on the back foot to turn it wide of square leg for a single


Finn to Kohli, no run, banged in short on middle and Kohli went for the pull but couldn't connect, Finn appeals but the umpire doesn't think it's out. They've asked for a referral. Did it go off the glove? Hot Spot didn't capture anything, the side angle doesn't show any contact with the glove. The front angle gave us the impression that there might have been some contact with the glove but the side-angle put that impression to rest. Not out.


Finn to Kohli, FOUR, dropped, should go down as one even though Ian Bell didn't get a hand to it, he ran in too far, length ball and Kohli was targeting the long-on boundary, connected but not as well as he would have liked and Bell ran in too far and it went over his head, and landed inside the ropes

India 235/3   ST Finn 9-1-38-0

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, full on middle, looking to swing it past square leg, just the single as he doesn't hit it well enough


Finn to Raina, 1 run, third man is up, pushed it full outside off, tried to steer it wide of third man but Trott dived full length to his left to keep them to a single


Finn to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, short on middle, looked to pull it square, Dhoni ran for it and almost collided with the bowler, Finn isn't happy about it


Finn to Raina, no run, good length delivery outside off and Raina tried to launch that over long-on, missed


Finn to Raina, OUT, similar delivery and Raina attempts an identical shot, it's closer to the off stump this time and he makes contact but ended up miscuing it, was a skier and Bresnan at extra cover didn't flinch, took a well-judged catch

SK Raina c Bresnan b Finn 15 (37m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00


Finn to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide and Dhoni slashes hard, gets a thick outside edge to the third-man boundary

India 288/5   ST Finn 10-1-44-1





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