India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 2007 / Commentary

NatWest Series [India in England] - 2nd ODI

England v India

India won by 9 runs

0.1

Agarkar to Cook, 1 no ball, Full and swinging down the leg side.

0.1

Agarkar to Cook, no run, Gets it right this time, just on the off stump line, guided to point

0.2

Agarkar to Cook, 1 wide, slips down the leg side again, wide called.

0.2

Agarkar to Cook, no run, back to the off stump line, defended on the front foot. What next?

0.3

Agarkar to Cook, no run, sticks to that off stump line, Cook leans forward to ease it to cover

0.4

Agarkar to Cook, FOUR, on the leg and middle, clipped off the pads, past square leg. The outfield is pretty fast and the ball races away to the boundary

0.5

Agarkar to Cook, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket

0.6

Agarkar to Cook, no run, lands on a length, around middle and off, Cook gets on to the front foot to defend

End of over 1 (6 runs) England 6/0 (324 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.61)
AN Cook    4* (7b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-6-0
MJ Prior    0* (0b)     

1.1

Singh to Prior, no run, fullish, lands outside leg stump, moves in and Prior is hit on the pad as he tries to flick it away

1.2

Singh to Prior, no run, on the leg stump line, moving across Prior who tries to shape it to the on side, misses and it thuds into the inner thigh

1.3

Singh to Prior, no run

1.4

Singh to Prior, no run, fuller, just outside off, driven back to the bowler

1.5

Singh to Prior, no run, on a length, slanting across Prior who jabs at it and gets a inside-edge to the on side

1.6

Singh to Prior, 2 runs, short of length, outside off stump, cut away to wide third man where Powar rushes across to his right and makes a diving stop. Dwayne Leverock would have approved.

Matthew, our stats man, informs me that Andrew Flintoff's 5 for 56 is the second-most expensive five-for in England colours, behind Ashley Giles' 5 for 57, also against India at Delhi

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 8/0 (322 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.70)
MJ Prior    2* (6b)      RP Singh    1-0-2-0
AN Cook    4* (7b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-6-0

2.1

Agarkar to Cook, 1 run, full and on the off stump line, driven to cover

2.2

Agarkar to Prior, no run, beaten. Full and outside off, Prior tries to drive on the up but ...

2.3

Agarkar to Prior, FOUR, slips down the leg side and Prior clips it away past square leg.

2.4

Agarkar to Prior, 1 run, lands on a length, on the off and middle, defended to the on side

2.5

Agarkar to Cook, FOUR, fullish, on the legs, Cook wrists it away to deep square leg region where Munaf Patel makes quite a poor effort to stop it. He runs to his right and tries to stop it with his boot.

2.6

Agarkar to Cook, FOUR, Poor delivery - full and outside off, slashed past point. 14 runs came in that over.

End of over 3 (14 runs) England 22/0 (308 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 6.55)
AN Cook    13* (10b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-20-0
MJ Prior    7* (9b 1x4)      RP Singh    1-0-2-0

3.1

Singh to Prior, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned behind square leg for a single

3.2

Singh to Cook, FOUR, whack. Half-volley outside off, Cook leans forward to cream it away through extra cover.

3.3

Singh to Cook, no run, lands on a length, on the off stump line, moves in towards middle, worked to the on side. One slip is in place.

3.4

Singh to Cook, no run, nice swinging delivery outside off, Cook has a stab and a miss.

3.5

Singh to Cook, no run, lands short of length,on the middle line, Cook works it to square-leg. England need 303 from 46.1 overs

3.6

Singh to Cook, no run, outswinger in the zone outside off, left alone

End of over 4 (5 runs) England 27/0 (303 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 6.58)
AN Cook    17* (15b 4x4)      RP Singh    2-0-7-0
MJ Prior    8* (10b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-20-0

4.1

Agarkar to Prior, FOUR, Dropped by Ganguly at first slip. Full and outside off, Prior has a flash and gets a thick outside edge. Dhoni moves to his right, but decides from going for the catch. Ganguly is a bit surprised and is late in putting his left hand out and ends up palming it away. It was Dhoni's catch.

4.2

Agarkar to Prior, 1 wide, way outside the off stump to interest Prior

4.2

Agarkar to Prior, FOUR, full and outside off, Prior leans forward to play a cracking square drive. That went at some speed.

4.3

Agarkar to Prior, 1 run

4.4

Agarkar to Cook, no run, length delivery outside off, pushed to cover point

4.5

Agarkar to Cook, no run, full in length, just outside off, steered to point

4.6

Agarkar to Cook, no run, on the middle and leg, Cook plants his left foot across and gets his bat around the pad to play to the on side. This approach had him in trouble in the Tests

End of over 5 (10 runs) England 37/0 (293 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 7.40, RRR: 6.51)
AN Cook    17* (18b 4x4)      AB Agarkar    3-0-30-0
MJ Prior    17* (13b 3x4)      RP Singh    2-0-7-0

5.1

Singh to Prior, 1 wide, Full and down the leg side, another wide.

5.1

Singh to Prior, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tucked to square leg and before Chawla can come into play, he will get a single

5.2

Singh to Cook, no run, full and in the zone outside off stump, Cook covers the off stump and shoulders arms

5.3

Singh to Cook, no run, lands on a length, just outside off stump and curves away. Cook is beaten by the movement ; his feet went nowhere while his bat chased the ball

5.4

Singh to Cook, no run, lands outside off, on a length and curved away, left alone

5.5

Singh to Cook, FOUR, on the off stump line, slightly short of a length, Cook stayed adjacent to the line and punched it past the diving Yuvrak at point.

5.6

Singh to Cook, no run, fuller, on a good length, just outside off stump and Cook lets that one go through to Dhoni

End of over 6 (6 runs) England 43/0 (287 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 7.16, RRR: 6.52)
AN Cook    21* (23b 5x4)      RP Singh    3-0-13-0
MJ Prior    18* (14b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    3-0-30-0

6.1

Agarkar to Prior, no run, beaten by the outswinger. Prior is almost lured into a fatal prod

6.2

Agarkar to Prior, FOUR, fullish, curving away from Prior who leans forward to drive through cover. Crisply driven.

6.3

Agarkar to Prior, FOUR, Cracking stroke. Short of length, just outside off and Prior punches it on the up, through covers.

6.4

Agarkar to Prior, no run, fuller, on the middle and off, Prior shapes to drive straight but is beaten by the late outswing and gets a leading edge to point

6.5

Agarkar to Prior, 1 wide, Here comes the wide. Down the leg side. England off to a flier.

6.5

Agarkar to Prior, 1 run, short of length, on the off stump line, Prior punches on the up and Karthik makes a half-stop at short cover

6.6

Agarkar to Cook, 1 run, lands on a length, on the off stump, pushed to mid off

End of over 7 (11 runs) England 54/0 (276 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 7.71, RRR: 6.41)
AN Cook    22* (24b 5x4)      AB Agarkar    4-0-41-0
MJ Prior    27* (19b 5x4)      RP Singh    3-0-13-0

7.1

Singh to Cook, 2 runs, full and outside off, guided to wide third man

7.2

Singh to Cook, FOUR, on the middle and leg, clipped past square leg and Chawla tries gamely but can't prevent the boundary

7.3

Singh to Cook, no run

7.4

Singh to Cook, no run, on the middle and off, nagging line and length, defended back to the bowler

7.5

Singh to Cook, no run, on the off stump line, on a good length, driven to mid off

7.6

Singh to Cook, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

Many of you have queried why England have not been penalised overs for taking too long to complete 50 overs. These days, there is no deduction of overs, just a monetary fine. So.

End of over 8 (6 runs) England 60/0 (270 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 6.42)
AN Cook    28* (30b 6x4)      RP Singh    4-0-19-0
MJ Prior    27* (19b 5x4)      AB Agarkar    4-0-41-0

8.1

Patel to Prior, FOUR, fullish and on the legs, chipped over square leg for a boundary. The run-fest continues.

8.2

Patel to Prior, (no ball) 1 run, short of length, on the legs, glanced to fine leg

8.2

Patel to Cook, no run, short of length, on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

8.3

Patel to Cook, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover

8.4

Patel to Cook, no run, on the length, around the off stump line, punched to cover

8.5

Patel to Cook, no run, kicks up from short of length after landing on the middle stump line, curved in a touch and thuds in to the left thigh and bobs away to Ganguly at first slip, Ganguly appeals for a catch. Nice try Sourav.

8.6

Patel to Cook, no run, Another one that rears up from short of length, Cook shapes to pull but is beaten by the pace. The ball rammed into the midriff and popped up in the air and fell dangerously close to the stumps

End of over 9 (6 runs) England 66/0 (264 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 6.43)
AN Cook    28* (35b 6x4)      MM Patel    1-0-6-0
MJ Prior    32* (21b 6x4)      RP Singh    4-0-19-0

9.1

Singh to Prior, 1 run, short of length, on the middle and leg, glanced to backward square-leg for a single

9.2

Singh to Cook, no run

9.3

Singh to Cook, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to point

9.4

Singh to Cook, FOUR, just over square leg. RP Singh banged it in short, Cook goes for a pull, makes contact with the top half of the bat and it just bobs over Chawla at square leg

9.5

Singh to Cook, FOUR, slap. Short of length and outside off, Cook spanked it past point.

9.6

Singh to Cook, no run, fuller, straighter, Cook is into his drive a touch early and it almost carries to the bowler.

End of over 10 (9 runs) England 75/0 (255 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 6.37)
AN Cook    36* (40b 8x4)      RP Singh    5-0-28-0
MJ Prior    33* (22b 6x4)      MM Patel    1-0-6-0

10.1

Patel to Prior, no run, nice curving delivery around the off stump and Prior is beaten on the drive

Powerplay 2 is on

10.2

Patel to Prior, no run, hits the deck short of length, around the off stump, pushed to cover

10.3

Patel to Prior, no run, again pings the short of length, just outside off stump, punched to point

10.4

Patel to Prior, 1 no ball, Caught by Ganguly at midwicket but hold on ... it's a no-ball. Munaf again goes for the back of length and Prior pulls it limply to Ganguly but ...

10.4

Patel to Prior, no run, another one that climbs up short of length, outside off stump, guided to point.

Munaf, after being driven in his first ball, has started to hit the back of length

10.5

Patel to Prior, OUT, Munaf gets his man. Another one that kicks up from short of length, Prior makes room by moving to the leg side and tries to flat-bat it but ends up skying it high towards mid off. Dravid comes under it and had to wait for a while before gravity took charge and took a well-judged catch. Munaf has been impressive and has broken through for India.

MJ Prior c Dravid b Patel 33 (49m 28b 6x4 0x6) SR: 117.85

10.6

Patel to Cook, OUT, Munaf strikes again. Two in two. It landed on a good length, around the off stump and slanted away, Cook has a tentative poke and that proves fatal. Gone.

AN Cook c †Dhoni b Patel 36 (51m 41b 8x4 0x6) SR: 87.80

End of over 11 (1 run) England 76/2 (254 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.90, RRR: 6.51)
     MM Patel    2-0-7-2
IR Bell    0* (0b)      RP Singh    5-0-28-0

11.1

Singh to Bell, no run, on the middle and leg, from a length, tucked away to square leg

11.2

Singh to Bell, 1 run, short of length, angling across Bell who places it to left of point

11.3

Singh to Pietersen, no run, bangs it in short and outside off stump, Pietersen sways away

11.4

Singh to Pietersen, 1 wide, another short ball but this one slips down the leg side. Doctrove extends his arms.

11.4

Singh to Pietersen, no run, full and swinging in, on the leg and middle, Pietersen tries to flick it away, misses and is struck on the pad. RP Singh appeals for a lbw decision but it was going down leg side.

11.5

Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tapped in front of square leg, Chawla swoops in, has a shy at the striker's end, misses and Bell makes it. It might have got interesting had it hit the sticks.

11.6

Singh to Bell, 1 run, Dropped by Powar at third man. Short and outside off, Bell can't keep the upper-cut down and it flies to right of Powar who makes a mess of a relatively simple chance.

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 80/2 (250 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 6.57)
IR Bell    2* (3b)      RP Singh    6-0-32-0
KP Pietersen    1* (3b)      MM Patel    2-0-7-2

12.1

Patel to Bell, 1 wide, Wide outside the off stump gives him another crack at the hattrick

12.1

Patel to Bell, no run, on a length, well outside off stump and Bell has a flash and a miss.

12.2

Patel to Bell, no run

12.3

Patel to Bell, no run, on the off stump line, defended to cover

12.4

Patel to Bell, no run, on the off stump line, guided to point

12.5

Patel to Bell, FOUR, kicks up short of length, outside off stump, Bell has a nervous dab at it and gets a inside-edge to fine leg

12.6

Patel to Bell, 1 run, nice nagging delivery on the off stump. It was full in length and cut away late, Bell pushed at it tentatively and gets a thickish outside edge to third man

Munaf has been impressive today. He has made a few changes to his technique. Do read Sidharth Monga's write-up on Munaf Patel.

End of over 13 (6 runs) England 86/2 (244 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 6.61, RRR: 6.59)
IR Bell    7* (9b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-0-13-2
KP Pietersen    1* (3b)      RP Singh    6-0-32-0

13.1

Singh to Bell, no run, full in length, slanting away from Bell who square drives to point

Bell remarks his guard as RP Singh goes round the stumps.

13.2

Singh to Bell, no run, Homing in on the off stump and Bell pushes it back down the track.

13.3

Singh to Bell, no run, lands on a length, outside off, shapes in towards off and Bell is on the back foot, pushing it to the off side

13.4

Singh to Bell, no run, again homes in on the off stump, nice curve in, Bell gets right behind the line to defend

13.5

Singh to Bell, 1 run, on the off and middle stump line, and Bell lets it come to him before tucking it behind square-leg for a single

13.6

Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, banged in short, still from round the stumps, Pietersen stays back, gets on to his toes to get on top of the bounce, fends it away behind square-leg and gets two runs.

Charlie slaps me with this: "(Bell)....fails to keep the upper cut down? Hmmm"

Ah! Good one but you get the point, don't you Charlie?

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 89/2 (241 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.35, RRR: 6.69)
KP Pietersen    3* (4b)      RP Singh    7-0-35-0
IR Bell    8* (14b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-0-13-2

14.1

Patel to Bell, no run, in that temptation zone outside off, left alone by Bell

14.2

Patel to Bell, no run, fuller, closer to the off stump, Bell shoulders arms again. Good tight spell from Munaf.

14.3

Patel to Bell, no run, 133.kph, on the off stump line, curving away from Bell who lets that one to go through to Dhoni

14.4

Patel to Bell, (no ball) FOUR, banged in short, on the leg and middle, Bell swivels quickly to pull it past square-leg

14.4

Patel to Bell, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side.

14.5

Patel to Bell, FOUR, slightly short of length, outside off stump and Bell punches it on the up through cover point. Fab stroke.

14.6

Patel to Bell, no run, lands on a length, outside off stump and moves away. Bell is not interested, Munaf stares at Bell who puts his head down and quickly walks across to have a chat with Pietersen.

End of over 15 (9 runs) England 98/2 (232 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.53, RRR: 6.62)
IR Bell    16* (21b 3x4)      MM Patel    4-0-22-2
KP Pietersen    3* (4b)      RP Singh    7-0-35-0

Agarkar is back. Many of you have slammed him. Let's see whether he can redeem himself.

15.1

Agarkar to Pietersen, 1 run, full and outside off stump, driven uppishly to left of short cover.

15.2

Agarkar to Bell, 2 runs, 100 is up with a upper-cut. short and outside off, cut over backward point.

15.3

Agarkar to Bell, no run, full and outside off, left alone

15.4

Agarkar to Bell, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, punched to cover

15.5

Agarkar to Bell, no run, fuller, on the off and middle, angling in to Bell who drives to mid off

15.6

Agarkar to Bell, no run

End of over 16 (3 runs) England 101/2 (229 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 6.31, RRR: 6.73)
IR Bell    18* (26b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    5-0-44-0
KP Pietersen    4* (5b)      MM Patel    4-0-22-2

16.1

Patel to Pietersen, no run, lands on a length, on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

16.2

Patel to Pietersen, no run, short of length, outside off stump, punched to cover

16.3

Patel to Pietersen, (no ball) 2 runs, full and on the middle and leg, Pietersen gets behind the line to wrist it past square leg.

16.3

Patel to Pietersen, FOUR, full in length, on the middle and leg, Pietersen gets behind the line to clip it through midwicket. Nice forcing stroke off the back foot.

16.4

Patel to Pietersen, 1 run, lands on a length, on the middle, Pietersen works his bottom-hand over time to wrist it away to long leg

16.5

Patel to Bell, 5 wides, bangs it in short but the line goes awry. It flies way outside off stump and Dhoni dives to his right, gets a glove but can't hold on to it.

16.5

Patel to Bell, no run, fuller, straighter, on the middle, worked to square leg

16.6

Patel to Bell, 1 run, lands on a length, on the off stump, cuts away from Bell who opens the bat-face to guide to left of Yuvraj Singh at point.

End of over 17 (14 runs) England 115/2 (215 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 6.76, RRR: 6.51)
IR Bell    19* (28b 3x4)      MM Patel    5-0-36-2
KP Pietersen    11* (10b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    5-0-44-0

Three more overs to go for the third Powerplay to end

17.1

Agarkar to Bell, no run, full and outside off, square-driven to point

17.2

Agarkar to Bell, no run, on the middle, full and straight, driven to mid-on

17.3

Agarkar to Bell, no run, swing and a miss. Short of length and outside off, Bell goes for a cut but ...

17.4

Agarkar to Bell, no run, short of length, homing in on the middle, pushed back to the bowler

17.5

Agarkar to Bell, no run

17.6

Agarkar to Bell, no run, Agarkar completes a maiden over. Full and outside off, Bell square drives to point where Yuvraj makes the stop and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Pietersen is home.

End of over 18 (maiden) England 115/2 (215 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 6.38, RRR: 6.71)
IR Bell    19* (34b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    6-1-44-0
KP Pietersen    11* (10b 1x4)      MM Patel    5-0-36-2

Two overs of Powerplay is left and Dravid turns to Ganguly. Tendulkar is yet to field in the chase. He had suffered from cramps during his batting.

18.1

Ganguly to Pietersen, no run, on a length, around the off and middle, Pietersen stays back to punch it to mid on

18.2

Ganguly to Pietersen, no run

18.3

Ganguly to Pietersen, no run, Dropped by Dhoni. It landed on a length, just outside off and cut away a touch. Pietersen tried to play a cute late cut and it ran off the face of the bat but Dhoni couldn't hold on. Ganguly screams in agony.

18.4

Ganguly to Pietersen, no run, on the middle and leg, whipped to midwicket

18.5

Ganguly to Pietersen, 1 run, Dropped by Ganguly. Short of length, just outside off stump, Pietersen tries to punch it off the back foot, is a touch early into his stroke and ends up pushing it in the air, low to the left of Ganguly who gets both hands to it but fails to cling on. Pietersen survives again.

18.6

Ganguly to Bell, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, punched to cover

End of over 19 (1 run) England 116/2 (214 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.10, RRR: 6.90)
IR Bell    19* (35b 3x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-1-0
KP Pietersen    12* (15b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    6-1-44-0

19.1

Agarkar to Pietersen, FOUR, bangs it in short, just outside off and Pietersen pulls it in front of square. Imperious stroke.

19.2

Agarkar to Pietersen, no run

19.3

Agarkar to Pietersen, FOUR, Ah! he just walks across to a full-pitched delivery just outside off stump and whips it through midwicket. Pietersen plays that shot pretty well.

19.4

Agarkar to Pietersen, 3 runs, full and outside off stump, Pietersen slashes it past a diving Yuvraj Singh and Powar comes across from third man to make the stop

19.5

Agarkar to Bell, no run, full and straight, on the middle and off, driven to mid-on

19.6

Agarkar to Bell, no run, on the off stump line, on a good length, pushed to extra cover

End of over 20 (11 runs) England 127/2 (203 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 6.35, RRR: 6.76)
IR Bell    19* (37b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    7-1-55-0
KP Pietersen    23* (19b 3x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-1-0

20.1

Ganguly to Pietersen, 1 run, full in length, just outside off stump, Pietersen shapes to off drive but gets a inner edge and the ball rolls to right of mid on

20.2

Ganguly to Bell, 1 run, full and outside off, cut to right of Agarkar at third man

20.3

Ganguly to Pietersen, no run, lands on a length, outside off stump, driven to cover

20.4

Ganguly to Pietersen, no run, on the off stump line, on a length, driven to cover again

20.5

Ganguly to Pietersen, 1 run, bit of width offered outside off and Pietersen drills it to sweeper cover

20.6

Ganguly to Bell, FOUR, Full and on the off stump line, Bell leans forward to ease it between the bowler and the mid-off fielder. England continue to attack.

End of over 21 (7 runs) England 134/2 (196 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 6.38, RRR: 6.75)
IR Bell    24* (39b 4x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-8-0
KP Pietersen    25* (23b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    7-1-55-0

Piyush Chawla will have a bowl now. Pietersen v Chawla could get real interesting.

21.1

Chawla to Pietersen, no run, quickish topspinner, on the off stump, punched to mid off

21.2

Chawla to Pietersen, OUT, Piyush Chawla cleans up Pietersen with a one that didn't spin much. Pietersen can't believe it. It landed on the middle and off and went on almost straight. Pietersen anticipated a bit more turn and got his bat down in an angle, outside the line of the delivery. The ball threaded the bat and pad gap, slid in, brushed the inner half of the front pad and crashed into the off stump. Chawla is over the moon, Pietersen looks dazed.

KP Pietersen b Chawla 25 (50m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

21.3

Chawla to Collingwood, 1 run, landed outside off stump, on a length, pushed to the off side

21.4

Chawla to Bell, no run

21.5

Chawla to Bell, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to wide midwicket for a single

21.6

Chawla to Collingwood, no run, googly on the middle line, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 22 (2 runs) England 136/3 (194 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 6.18, RRR: 6.92)
PD Collingwood    1* (2b)      PP Chawla    1-0-2-1
IR Bell    25* (41b 4x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-8-0

22.1

Ganguly to Bell, 2 runs, full and outside off, square-driven to right of deep point

22.2

Ganguly to Bell, no run, full and outside off stump, left alone

22.3

Ganguly to Bell, no run, this one comes in after landing on a length outside off, defended on the front foot

22.4

Ganguly to Bell, 1 run, floats it full and straight on the middle and off, driven to long off

22.5

Ganguly to Collingwood, FOUR, slightly short of length, on the middle and leg and it sits up nicely for Colling wood to pull it away in front of square

22.6

Ganguly to Collingwood, 2 runs, drifting on to the pads, clipped to left of long leg for two runs

End of over 23 (9 runs) England 145/3 (185 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 6.30, RRR: 6.85)
PD Collingwood    7* (4b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-17-0
IR Bell    28* (45b 4x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-2-1

23.1

Chawla to Bell, 1 run, a touch short of length, outside off stump, Bell goes back to punch it to cover where Karthik misfields

23.2

Chawla to Collingwood, no run, on the middle line, defended on the front foot

23.3

Chawla to Collingwood, no run, comes down the track, reaches the pitch of the delivery and drives to mid off

23.4

Chawla to Collingwood, FOUR, tossed-up, outside off and Collingwood goes down on his knee to play the slog-sweep.

23.5

Chawla to Collingwood, 1 run, on the mdidle and leg, slight turn, drives to long on

23.6

Chawla to Bell, no run

End of over 24 (6 runs) England 151/3 (179 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 6.29, RRR: 6.88)
IR Bell    29* (47b 4x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-8-1
PD Collingwood    12* (8b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-17-0

24.1

Powar to Collingwood, no run, gets some sharp turn straightaway. It landed outside off stump and broke in sharply, right across Collingwood. Dhoni gathered it down the leg side

24.2

Powar to Collingwood, FOUR, bit more flight, full and outside off, Collingwood leans forward to drive it through extra cover

24.3

Powar to Collingwood, no run, lands outside off, spins in , defended on the front foot

24.4

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the track, reaches the pitch to drive to long off

24.5

Powar to Bell, no run, again sharp bit of turn. It landed outside off and ripped across Bell, again Dhoni gathers down the leg side. The camera pans to the umpire who just shakes his head. He must have thought about signalling it a wide.

24.6

Powar to Bell, 1 run, turns in from outside off, glanced to backward square-leg

End of over 25 (6 runs) England 157/3 (173 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 6.92)
IR Bell    30* (49b 4x4)      RR Powar    1-0-6-0
PD Collingwood    17* (12b 3x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-8-1

25.1

Chawla to Bell, no run, beaten full and just outside off stump and Bell is beaten, trying to cut. Too full for that shot.

25.2

Chawla to Bell, no run, lands on the leg stump line, turns in a touch and Bell is struck on the pad, trying to play a flick shot

25.3

Chawla to Bell, no run

25.4

Chawla to Bell, 1 run, a tad wide outside off stump, cut away to deep point

25.5

Chawla to Collingwood, 1 run, from wide of the crease, a googly, cut away to backward point where Yuvraj makes a diving stop

25.6

Chawla to Bell, 1 run

End of over 26 (3 runs) England 160/3 (170 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 6.15, RRR: 7.08)
IR Bell    32* (54b 4x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-11-1
PD Collingwood    18* (13b 3x4)      RR Powar    1-0-6-0

26.1

Powar to Bell, no run, spins in from outside off, defended down the track

26.2

Powar to Bell, 1 run, goes back, waits for the spin to play out before tucking it behind square leg for a single

26.3

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, Unlike Bell, Collingwood likes to come down the track and he does so again this time. He reaches the pitch, drives to left of midwickety where Rohit Sharma, substitute for Tendulkar, stops and has a direct hit at the non-striker's end. He gives away an extra run in the process

26.4

Powar to Bell, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Bell stays back to wrist it behind square leg

26.5

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, driven to long off

26.6

Powar to Bell, no run, on the middle and leg, turning in, worked to short fine leg

End of over 27 (4 runs) England 164/3 (166 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 6.07, RRR: 7.21)
IR Bell    34* (58b 4x4)      RR Powar    2-0-10-0
PD Collingwood    20* (15b 3x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-11-1

27.1

Chawla to Collingwood, no run, on the middle and leg, dabbed to the on side

27.2

Chawla to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, driven to long on

27.3

Chawla to Bell, 1 run, slider on the middle and off, Bell backs away to the leg side to cut to deep point.

27.4

Chawla to Collingwood, 1 run, dipping full toss, on the middle and leg, driven to long on

27.5

Chawla to Bell, FOUR, short in length, on the middle and leg, Bell threatens to go forward before pushing back to pull it through midwicket

27.6

Chawla to Bell, no run, beaten It lands on a length, around the off and middle, Bell tries to step down the track sees the length, goes back to cut and is beaten.

End of over 28 (7 runs) England 171/3 (159 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 6.10, RRR: 7.22)
IR Bell    39* (61b 5x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-18-1
PD Collingwood    22* (18b 3x4)      RR Powar    2-0-10-0

28.1

Powar to Collingwood, no run, full and just outside off, steered to backward point

28.2

Powar to Collingwood, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off, Collingwood waltzes down the track to play a nice chip stroke over midwicket.

28.3

Powar to Collingwood, no run, beaten in the flight this time. Again, Collingwood comes down the track, the ball dips rapidly and turns in to beat the intended chip-stroke and hits the pad

28.4

Powar to Collingwood, no run, quicker one, straighter too , just outside off, and Collingwood is beaten as he plays inside the line. Good over this.

28.5

Powar to Collingwood, no run

28.6

Powar to Collingwood, 1 run, on the off and middle, slightly short, pushed to point

End of over 29 (5 runs) England 176/3 (154 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 6.06, RRR: 7.33)
PD Collingwood    27* (24b 4x4)      RR Powar    3-0-15-0
IR Bell    39* (61b 5x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-18-1

29.1

Chawla to Collingwood, OUT, Googly does the trick. Collingwood skips down the track and plays all around a googly that landed on the off and middle line. The ball breaks in to brush the inner half of the front pad before going on to hit the stumps. Good spin bowling from both ends has led to this dismissal.

PD Collingwood b Chawla 27 (24m 25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 108.00

29.2

Chawla to Flintoff, FOUR, Hello?! Flintoff decides to announce himself with a cracking cover drive. Admittedly it was overpitched, but still had to be put away.

29.3

Chawla to Flintoff, 1 run, spins away from Flintoff who pushes to cover region for a single

29.4

Chawla to Bell, no run

29.5

Chawla to Bell, no run, turns away from Bell who shoulders arms

29.6

Chawla to Bell, no run, lands on the off stump and slides in much to the chagrin of Bell who somehow manages to jab it away at the last minute.

End of over 30 (5 runs) England 181/4 (149 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 6.03, RRR: 7.45)
IR Bell    39* (64b 5x4)      PP Chawla    5-0-23-2
A Flintoff    5* (2b 1x4)      RR Powar    3-0-15-0

30.1

Powar to Flintoff, FOUR, too short and Flintoff has no problem in pulling it to deep square-leg boundary

30.2

Powar to Flintoff, no run, better stuff from Powar. Loopy delivery that spun in from outside off, Flintfoff lunges at it, gets a inside-edge on to the pad and it bobs away to vacant short-leg region

30.3

Powar to Flintoff, no run, nicely flighted delivery that turns in, Flintoff is beaten in the air and is struck on the pad. The point of impact was just outside off stump, though.

30.4

Powar to Flintoff, no run

30.5

Powar to Flintoff, OUT, Powar entices Flintoff to his doom. Loopy flighted delivery on the off stump and Flintoff shapes for a huge lofted shot. But the ball dips rapidly on him and his attemped heave goes straight to Agarkar at deep midwicket

A Flintoff c Agarkar b Powar 9 (5m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Sid, our man at the ground, notes this down for posterity's' sake: "the best part about that wicket was that someone celebrated by lifting powar. Someone lifted Powar! It was Karthik and was successful.

30.6

Powar to Bopara, no run, spins in from outside off, worked to midwicket

End of over 31 (4 runs) England 185/5 (145 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.96, RRR: 7.63)
RS Bopara    0* (1b)      RR Powar    4-0-19-1
IR Bell    39* (64b 5x4)      PP Chawla    5-0-23-2

31.1

Chawla to Bell, no run, flat delivery on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket

31.2

Chawla to Bell, no run

31.3

Chawla to Bell, 1 run, turns away from Bell who runs it to backward point region

31.4

Chawla to Bopara, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg , worked past midwicket

31.5

Chawla to Bell, FOUR, flighted stuff, outside off stump and Bell leans forward to cream it through cover

31.6

Chawla to Bell, 1 run

End of over 32 (7 runs) England 192/5 (138 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.66)
IR Bell    45* (69b 6x4)      PP Chawla    6-0-30-2
RS Bopara    1* (2b)      RR Powar    4-0-19-1

32.1

Powar to Bell, no run, spins in from outside off, defended on the front foot

32.2

Powar to Bell, 1 wide, spins down the leg side, Dhoni gathers and goes up in appeal. It doesn't work. Wide is called.

32.2

Powar to Bell, no run, spins in from outside off, glanced to short backward fine leg

32.3

Powar to Bell, no run, tossed up on the middle and off, worked to midwicket

32.4

Powar to Bell, 1 run, short of length, on the pads, tucked behind square leg for a single

32.5

Powar to Bopara, 1 run, leans forward, gets to the pitch and drives to long on

32.6

Powar to Bell, no run

End of over 33 (3 runs) England 195/5 (135 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.90, RRR: 7.94)
IR Bell    46* (74b 6x4)      RR Powar    5-0-22-1
RS Bopara    2* (3b)      PP Chawla    6-0-30-2

33.1

Chawla to Bopara, 1 run, on the middle and off, dabbed to short cover region for a single

33.2

Chawla to Bell, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, slightly short in length, clipped past midwicket

33.3

Chawla to Bell, 2 runs, comes down the track and swings a fullish delivery to deep midwicket. He reaches his 12th ODI fifty with that stroke.

33.4

Chawla to Bell, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, full, Bell tries to dab it to the off side, gets a inside-edge to the on side

33.5

Chawla to Bell, no run, full and on the middle and leg, Bell gets a leading edge to mid off, trying to play across the line to the on side

33.6

Chawla to Bell, no run, on the leg and middle line and Bell pulls out a reverse sweep, more a reverse paddle, and the ball rolls to short third man.

End of over 34 (5 runs) England 200/5 (130 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 8.12)
IR Bell    50* (79b 6x4)      PP Chawla    7-0-35-2
RS Bopara    3* (4b)      RR Powar    5-0-22-1

34.1

Powar to Bopara, 1 run, spins in from outside off, worked to right of Karthik at midwicket

34.2

Powar to Bell, 1 run, lands outside off, on a length, turns in, Bell goes back and across, waits for the turn before tucking it past square leg

34.3

Powar to Bopara, 1 run, flighted it above the eye-level, outside off, driven to Rohit Sharma at long on

34.4

Powar to Bell, 1 leg bye, flatter on the leg and middle line, Bell tries to flick, misses and it runs to right of short-fine leg fielder

34.5

Powar to Bopara, no run, slower through the air, on the middle stump line, turned to square leg

34.6

Powar to Bopara, 1 run, goes back to wrist a delivery spinning in from off stump, past square leg for a single

End of over 35 (5 runs) England 205/5 (125 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 8.33)
RS Bopara    6* (8b)      RR Powar    6-0-26-1
IR Bell    51* (81b 6x4)      PP Chawla    7-0-35-2

35.1

Chawla to Bopara, 1 run, flights it across, full and on the middle, driven to long on

35.2

Chawla to Bell, no run, goes round the stumps for Bell. It lands outside leg stump and strikes him on the pad

35.3

Chawla to Bell, 1 run, full and outside leg, swept to long leg

35.4

Chawla to Bopara, 1 wide, stays round the stumps for Bopara too. Googly down the leg side. Wide called

35.4

Chawla to Bopara, no run, lands on the leg stump line, turns in, defended on the front foot

35.5

Chawla to Bopara, 1 run, lands full and outside leg, swept to long leg

35.6

Chawla to Bell, 1 run, lands on a length, on the middle, holds its line, cut to deep point

End of over 36 (5 runs) England 210/5 (120 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.83, RRR: 8.57)
IR Bell    53* (84b 6x4)      PP Chawla    8-0-40-2
RS Bopara    8* (11b)      RR Powar    6-0-26-1

36.1

Powar to Bell, 1 run, short of length, just outside off, punched to long on

36.2

Powar to Bopara, no run, well flighted delivery outside off stump, driven to cover

36.3

Powar to Bopara, no run, slows up the pace this time, Bopara is made to wait and he pushes it limply to midwicket

36.4

Powar to Bopara, 2 runs, flighted delivery on the middle line and Bopara goes for a sweep, ends up top-edging it towards long leg where it falls well short of Munaf. The ball spins away from Munaf who gets in a bit of tangle trying to stop that

36.5

Powar to Bopara, 1 run

36.6

Powar to Bell, no run, on the off stump line, driven back to Powar who flicks a throw between his legs at the non-striker's end. Hmm...

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 214/5 (116 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.78, RRR: 8.92)
IR Bell    54* (86b 6x4)      RR Powar    7-0-30-1
RS Bopara    11* (15b)      PP Chawla    8-0-40-2

Munaf is back.

37.1

Patel to Bopara, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, driven to cover

37.2

Patel to Bopara, 2 runs, full, middle and leg, wristed past midwicket

37.3

Patel to Bopara, FOUR, fullish, on the leg and middle, Bopara whips it away through midwicket region and RP Singh runs across from deep square leg but is too slow for the ball

37.4

Patel to Bopara, no run

37.5

Patel to Bopara, OUT, Munaf traps Bopara. Dead plumb. Full in length, on the middle stump line, Bopara, again, tries to whip it across the line but ends up playing all around it and is struck in front.

RS Bopara lbw b Patel 17 (22m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

37.6

Patel to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, full-pitched on the legs, flicked to left of RP Singh at deep square leg

End of over 38 (8 runs) England 222/6 (108 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.84, RRR: 9.00)
AD Mascarenhas    2* (1b)      MM Patel    6-0-44-3
IR Bell    54* (86b 6x4)      RR Powar    7-0-30-1

38.1

Powar to Bell, 1 run, slightly short in length, outside off stump, not much turn in, Bell goes right back to work it to midwicket region

38.2

Powar to Mascarenhas, no run, slows up the pace, gets it to turn in from outside off, Mascarenhas shuffles across and tries to work it to the on side, misses but is struck just outside off stump

38.3

Powar to Mascarenhas, no run

38.4

Powar to Mascarenhas, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, driven to long off

38.5

Powar to Bell, no run, huge appeal for lbw. It landed on a length, on the middle stump line, turned in a touch and Bell was hit on the pad as he shuffled across. The leg stump was visible when he was hit on the pad and I think the ball would have clipped the leg stump.

38.6

Powar to Bell, no run, tries a reverse sweep but can't beat the short third man fielder

End of over 39 (2 runs) England 224/6 (106 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.74, RRR: 9.63)
IR Bell    55* (89b 6x4)      RR Powar    8-0-32-1
AD Mascarenhas    3* (4b)      MM Patel    6-0-44-3

39.1

Patel to Mascarenhas, no run, kicks up from short of length, just outside off stump and Mascarenhas is surprised at the extra bounce, has a poke and is beaten

39.2

Patel to Mascarenhas, no run

39.3

Patel to Mascarenhas, 1 run, full in length, outside off, stabbed away close on the off side and will get a single

39.4

Patel to Bell, (no ball) 1 run, Full-pitched outside off stump, Mascarenhas frees his arms and slashes it to right of deep cover where Powar moves smartly and makes a diving stop. Dravid looks pretty pleased with the effort,

39.4

Patel to Mascarenhas, 1 run

39.5

Patel to Bell, 1 run

39.6

Patel to Mascarenhas, 1 run, full and on the middle stump, defended to the off side for a quick single

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 230/6 (100 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.75, RRR: 10.00)
AD Mascarenhas    6* (9b)      MM Patel    7-0-50-3
IR Bell    57* (91b 6x4)      RR Powar    8-0-32-1

40.1

Powar to Mascarenhas, no run

40.2

Powar to Mascarenhas, 1 run, floated on the middle and leg, lapped around the corner

40.3

Powar to Bell, no run, rips it full and on the middle and leg, Bell was looking to come down the track but is beaten by the full length and is struck on the pad

40.4

Powar to Bell, 1 run, gets a single with a drive through midwicket

40.5

Powar to Mascarenhas, 1 run, flatter, quicker, straighter, on the middle, dabbed to midwicket

40.6

Powar to Bell, no run, full, almost yorker-length, on the middle line, driven to long on

End of over 41 (3 runs) England 233/6 (97 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.68, RRR: 10.77)
IR Bell    58* (94b 6x4)      RR Powar    9-0-35-1
AD Mascarenhas    8* (12b)      MM Patel    7-0-50-3

41.1

Chawla to Mascarenhas, 1 run, full and outside off, whipped to deep midwicket

41.2

Chawla to Bell, SIX, comes down the track, reaches the pitch of the delivery and sends it soaring over long off

41.3

Chawla to Bell, OUT, goes round the stumps and gets his man. Bell charges down the track again, backing to the legside in the process, but is bit cramped up by the line - outside leg- and lofts straight to Munaf Patel at long on

IR Bell c Patel b Chawla 64 (128m 96b 6x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

41.4

Chawla to Broad, no run, flatter and outside off, Broad tries to paddle it away and is hit on the pad

41.5

Chawla to Broad, no run, Broad is beaten by the googly

41.6

Chawla to Broad, 1 run, on the middle stump line, swept to long leg

End of over 42 (8 runs) England 241/7 (89 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.73, RRR: 11.12)
SCJ Broad    1* (3b)      PP Chawla    9-0-48-3
AD Mascarenhas    9* (13b)      RR Powar    9-0-35-1

42.1

Powar to Broad, no run, spins in from outside leg stump, loopy delivery and Broad is beaten in the air and then by the turn.

42.2

Powar to Broad, no run, quicker and flatter, on the off and middle, punched to cover

42.3

Powar to Broad, 1 run, slows up the pace, tosses it outside leg stump, Broad is made to wait and on drives it past midwicket

42.4

Powar to Mascarenhas, no run, flatter and that one with the arm. Straight outside off stump and he is beaten completely

42.5

Powar to Mascarenhas, SIX, Mascarenhas responds with a slog-sweep. Up and over deep midwicket.

42.6

Powar to Mascarenhas, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, dabbed to backward square leg

End of over 43 (8 runs) England 249/7 (81 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.79, RRR: 11.57)
AD Mascarenhas    16* (16b 1x6)      RR Powar    10-0-43-1
SCJ Broad    2* (6b)      PP Chawla    9-0-48-3

43.1

Chawla to Mascarenhas, 4 leg byes, comes down the track and is beaten by the on that landed on the leg stump line, and slid down the leg side. The ball runs off the pad to fine leg

43.2

Chawla to Mascarenhas, no run

43.3

Chawla to Mascarenhas, SIX, Another slog-sweep. Another six. He went down on his knee to dispose that.

43.4

Chawla to Mascarenhas, no run, Chawla goes round the stumps. On the leg stump line, lapped around the corner

43.5

Chawla to Mascarenhas, SIX, Another mighty blow. Mascarenhas gets the crowd going. It landed outside leg stump and he biffed it over long leg. He is enjoying himself out there. So far has displayed only one productive stroke - that slog sweep - but eh ... he is cashing in on that.

43.6

Chawla to Mascarenhas, no run

End of over 44 (16 runs) England 265/7 (65 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.02, RRR: 10.83)
AD Mascarenhas    28* (22b 3x6)      PP Chawla    10-0-60-3
SCJ Broad    2* (6b)      RR Powar    10-0-43-1

44.1

Singh to Broad, 1 run, full and on the middle line, nudged to the off side for a single

44.2

Singh to Mascarenhas, 1 run, full in length, on the leg stump line, pushed past RP Singh, down to long on

44.3

Singh to Broad, 2 runs, length delivery on the off and middle, Broad square drives on the up and gets it past point

44.4

Singh to Broad, no run, full and on the middle and off, driven to cover

44.5

Singh to Broad, no run, banged in short, just outside off stump, Broad tries to cut it but is beaten by the bounce.

44.6

Singh to Broad, 1 run, on a length, just outside off, Broad slashes it to left of Agarkar at third man

End of over 45 (5 runs) England 270/7 (60 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 12.00)
SCJ Broad    6* (11b)      RP Singh    8-0-40-0
AD Mascarenhas    29* (23b 3x6)      PP Chawla    10-0-60-3

45.1

Agarkar to Broad, 1 run, full and slower one, on the middle, driven past square-leg

45.2

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, no run, delivered with the round-arm action, full and outside off, Mascarenhas backs away to the leg side and couldn't reach the delivery as a result

45.3

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, no run, bangs this one short and outside off, Mascarenhas lets that one go past him, may be he thought that would be called a wide but ...

45.4

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, fuller, outside off and carved to right of wide third man where RP Singh makes a mess of it and gives away an extra run

45.5

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, no run, full in length, outside off, pushed to point where Uthappa hurls in a quick throw to Agarkar

45.6

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, driven to wide long off where Rohit Sharma fields and hurls in a throw at the striker's end. Agarkar, at the non-striker's end, is not too happy, "Idhar yaar," he screams. (Over here)

End of over 46 (5 runs) England 275/7 (55 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.97, RRR: 13.75)
AD Mascarenhas    33* (28b 3x6)      AB Agarkar    8-1-60-0
SCJ Broad    7* (12b)      RP Singh    8-0-40-0

46.1

Singh to Broad, no run, full in length, on the stumps, Broad backs away to the leg side, tries to drive and ends up inside-edging it, along the ground, to the 'keeper

46.2

Singh to Broad, no run, swing and a miss. Fullish, just outside off stump and Broad tries to heave it out of the ground but doesn't connect

46.3

Singh to Broad, 1 run, lands on a length, outside off, punched past point

46.4

Singh to Mascarenhas, SIX, Ah! not the slog-sweep this time. He takes the left leg out of the line and drills a full delivery over long off.

46.5

Singh to Mascarenhas, 1 run, banged in short and pulled in the air but well short of deep midwicket

46.6

Singh to Broad, no run, another short delivery, Broad goes for a pull shot but no leather on wood.

End of over 47 (8 runs) England 283/7 (47 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.02, RRR: 15.66)
SCJ Broad    8* (16b)      RP Singh    9-0-48-0
AD Mascarenhas    40* (30b 4x6)      AB Agarkar    8-1-60-0

England need 47 from 18 balls.

47.1

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, no run, full and outside off, again delivered with a round-arm action, and the almost yorker-length beats the intended heave

47.2

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, SIX, That's six no. 5 and it lands on the roof at wide long on. That was some hit. It was a slower delivery but Mascarenhas picked it up early, waited before smoking it high over the boundary ropes. That one kept travelling.

47.3

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, 1 run, slings across a low full toss, on the off stump, carted away to long off

47.4

Agarkar to Broad, 1 leg bye, on the length, on the middle and leg, Broad tries to flick it , misses but will get a leg bye. It brings the marauder on striker

47.5

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, no run, serves up a bouncer and Mascarenhas can't connect with his pull shot.

47.6

Agarkar to Mascarenhas, 1 bye, Another short-pitched stuff, outside the off stump and Mascarenhas doesn't connect again but they rush across for a single. Dhoni had gathered it but they still get across in time. Broad had rushed out as soon as Agarkar had delivered.

End of over 48 (9 runs) England 292/7 (38 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.08, RRR: 19.00)
AD Mascarenhas    47* (35b 5x6)      AB Agarkar    9-1-67-0
SCJ Broad    8* (17b)      RP Singh    9-0-48-0

48.1

Singh to Mascarenhas, FOUR, backs to the leg side, RP Singh follows him with a short of length delivery but Mascarenhas twists his body and manages to short-arm jab it to square leg boundary. That's fifty for Mascarenhas. It has been pretty entertaining.

48.2

Singh to Mascarenhas, no run, lands on a length, outside off, tries to flat-bat it and gets a inner edge, along the ground, to the 'keeper

48.3

Singh to Mascarenhas, 1 run, low full toss, swatted past midwicket. The ball made contact with the bottom-half of the bat and hence doesn't travel far

48.4

Singh to Broad, 2 wides, bouncer that sails harmlessly down the leg side. Dhoni does well to gather it

48.4

Singh to Mascarenhas, OUT, Mascarenhas's breezy cameo ends. Death by aggression. He tries to pull a short-of-length delivery over midwicket but ends up lobbing it to midwicket. And then they were two.

AD Mascarenhas c Agarkar b Singh 52 (45m 39b 1x4 5x6) SR: 133.33

48.5

Singh to Broad, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and leg, driven to long on

48.6

Singh to Tremlett, no run, backs to the leg side, RP follows him and Tremlett is hit on the thigh pad as he tries to unsuccessfully pull.

End of over 49 (8 runs) England 300/8 (30 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 30.00)
CT Tremlett    0* (1b)      RP Singh    10-0-56-1
SCJ Broad    9* (18b)      AB Agarkar    9-1-67-0

49.1

Patel to Broad, SIX, Short of length, on the leg stump and Broad tonks it over deep midwicket. Powar runs back, catches it and tries to flick it back in but he has already gone beyond the ropes. The crowd love it.

49.2

Patel to Broad, FOUR, Ah! The lemon cut. It was full in length, outside off, Broad tries to drill it through cover, gets a inside-edge and it runs to fine leg boundary.

49.3

Patel to Broad, no run, shuffles right across the stumps, attempts a big heave across the line but can't connect

49.4

Patel to Broad, SIX, 20 from 3 and what does Broad do. Smokes a full toss on the off stump over long off. The crowd roar their approval

49.5

Patel to Broad, FOUR, Another lemon cut. Another boundary. England now need 10 to win from one ball. Will Munaf bowl a no ball?

49.6

Patel to Broad, no run, India have won. It was full and outside off, Broad shuffled across and attempts another heave but doesn't connect.

It's only the third time that both teams have posted 300 in an ODI in England. What a run-fest this was. Tendulkar hit a strokeful 99 before Dravid shone with a sparkling 63-ball 92 to lift India to 329. England got off to a flier but were slowed down by the spinners - Piyush Chawla and Ramesh Powar - in the middle overs. Mascarenhas biffed a 39-ball 52 but could not get them home. The series stands tied 1-1 with five matches to go.

Man of the Match: Rahul Dravid

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Adios!

End of over 50 (20 runs) England 320/8 (10 runs required)
SCJ Broad    29* (24b 2x4 2x6)      MM Patel    8-0-70-3
CT Tremlett    0* (1b)      RP Singh    10-0-56-1
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England v India at Manchester - Aug 30, 2007
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Aug 25, 2007

Rahul Dravid was named Man of the Match for his 63-ball 92, England v India, 2nd ODI, Bristol, August 24, 2007

Rahul Dravid was named Man of the Match for his 63-ball 92

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Aug 24, 2007

Andrew Flintoff felt pain in his knee after crashing into an advertising board during India's innings, England v India, 2nd ODI, Bristol, August 25, 2007

Andrew Flintoff felt pain in his knee during India's innings

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