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)

Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, not this time! Bresnan is short and wide once again and this time Rahane takes full toll, the ball pinging out of the middle of a cut and racing away

India 31/0   AM Rahane 15* (28b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 4.2-0-16-0

Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, another boundary! Rahane lifts the ball to long leg with a scoop-flick. Several fielders set off after it, but none can get there in time, and that over has ruined Bresnan's figures a touch

India 35/0   AM Rahane 19* (32b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 5-0-20-0

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

India 42/0   AM Rahane 23* (36b 3x4)   ST Finn 4.5-1-17-0

Dernbach to Dravid, FOUR, runs! The gap at cover is miniscule, but Dravid has threaded it to perfection with a backfoot drive. It didn't appear as though he had timed it, but the ball beat the fielder to the boundary

India 62/2   R Dravid 6* (12b 1x4)   JW Dernbach 3.4-0-11-1

Swann to Kohli, FOUR, timing! Kohli must have very powerful wrists. He flicked this with the spin, his wrists springing into action, and picked the gap between midwicket and mid-on. A couple of England fielders set off after it, but the ball found its way to the rope

India 68/2   V Kohli 5* (6b 1x4)   GP Swann 1.3-0-5-1

Dernbach to Dravid, FOUR, shot! Tremendous stroke from Dravid. He's signing out in style. This was a cut, on the walk and with the weight going forward. The ball screamed out of the middle of the bat, backward point didn't even move

India 74/2   R Dravid 11* (15b 2x4)   JW Dernbach 4.3-0-18-1

Swann to Kohli, FOUR, fires it hard down the leg side, closes the face and works it down delicately past short fine leg to clinch a boundary, nicely done

India 84/2   V Kohli 14* (16b 2x4)   GP Swann 3-0-14-1

Patel to Kohli, FOUR, a bit of width and Kohli cashes in, bends low and thwacks it past the diving extra cover to beat the man in the deep

India 125/2   V Kohli 36* (40b 3x4)   SR Patel 3.3-0-19-0

Bresnan to Kohli, FOUR, nicely done Virat, short ball on middle, swiveled and helped it on its way to fine-leg boundary

India 146/2   V Kohli 48* (50b 4x4)   TT Bresnan 6.4-0-32-0

Dernbach to Kohli, FOUR, that's another favourite shot of his, full on the off and he whips it stylishly over midwicket for a boundary

India 165/2   V Kohli 61* (62b 5x4)   JW Dernbach 5.3-0-27-1

Dernbach to Kohli, FOUR, nicely timed by Kohli, full on the off and he just jabs it uppishly past the bowler to beat the diving mid-off, what a productive over

India 173/2   V Kohli 68* (64b 6x4)   JW Dernbach 6-0-35-1

Bopara to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid's turn to hit a boundary, made a bit of room and got the width he wanted, just chipped it firmly over extra cover to find the gap and the ropes, 200 up

India 200/2   R Dravid 63* (73b 3x4)   RS Bopara 4-0-24-0

Patel to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli's going for it, stepped out of the crease and Patel chased him but he had eyed his spot and executed the shot superbly, over midwicket

India 204/2   V Kohli 84* (76b 7x4)   SR Patel 7.1-0-43-0

Patel to Kohli, FOUR, and again, a bit more effort in that one, got to the pitch and swung it hard between deep midwicket and long-on

India 208/2   V Kohli 88* (77b 8x4)   SR Patel 7.2-0-47-0

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   R Dravid 69* (77b 4x4)   ST Finn 8-1-30-0

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   V Kohli 107* (92b 9x4 1x6)   ST Finn 9-1-38-0

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR, the whiplash is out but didn't time it as well as he would have liked, mid-off was inside the circle so it worked fine for him, had enough on it to fetch him four

India 257/4   MS Dhoni 10* (8b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 8.1-0-49-0

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR, full toss again, this time outside off stump, makes room and crunches it over point for a boundary

India 263/4   MS Dhoni 16* (10b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 8.3-0-55-0

Dernbach to Dhoni, FOUR, slower legcutter and he found the gap, had to reach for it but cut it well enough to beat point to the boundary

India 280/4   MS Dhoni 32* (17b 3x4 1x6)   JW Dernbach 8.5-0-57-1

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

India 288/5   MS Dhoni 37* (21b 4x4 1x6)   ST Finn 10-1-44-1

Dernbach to Dhoni, FOUR, full and wide, stretches to reach it and slices it over point for four more, intelligently done

India 293/6   MS Dhoni 41* (22b 5x4 1x6)   JW Dernbach 9.2-0-62-2





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