England in India ODI Series - 3rd ODI

India v England

India won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

12.2

Kohli to Pietersen, 1 run, played towards third man

12.4

Kohli to Pietersen, FOUR, that's too full on the pads, Pietersen glances to the fine leg boundary

12.5

Kohli to Pietersen, no run, that was much slower and almost a leg break, Pietersen was beaten off the front foot

12.6

Kohli to Pietersen, no run, left alone outside off stump

England 59/2   KP Pietersen 5* (4b 1x4)

13.3

Yadav to Pietersen, no run, that kept rather low off a good length, Pietersen stays in his crease and defends

13.4

Yadav to Pietersen, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

13.5

Yadav to Pietersen, 1 run, too straight once again and Pietersen whips the ball off the pad to fine leg

England 61/2   KP Pietersen 6* (7b 1x4)

14.1

Kohli to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish length on of and middle, Pietersen drives to long-on

14.4

Kohli to Pietersen, 1 run, driven from the crease through cover point

England 72/2   KP Pietersen 8* (9b 1x4)

15.1

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, played off the front foot on the leg side

15.3

Ashwin to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen prods forward at an offbreak and gets a thick outside edge that runs fine to the third-man boundary

15.4

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-on

England 83/2   KP Pietersen 14* (12b 2x4)

16.1

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, just short of a driveable length, KP standing tall and punching to mid off

16.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, deceptive stuff from Praveen. He looks so innucuous, yet always gets the ball to do a little more than expected. This was a slow legcutter that was defended back down the track

16.3

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, shot! There wasn't a great deal wrong with the delivery - perhaps just a hint of width - but Pietersen's power and placement through cover was spot on

16.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, an offcutter this time, Praveen straightening his line and drawing KP's defence again

16.5

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, four more! Again too much width is offered on this benign pitch, and Pietersen sends the ball screaming to the cover boundary with a firm slap

16.6

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, Praveen ends a mixed bag of an over with another straighter delivery that is met with watchful defence

England 91/2   KP Pietersen 22* (18b 4x4)

17.3

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, we saw Pietersen do this a few times in the last match - getting way across to off and trying to hammer the offspinner to fine leg with a sweep. He connects with the shot but pings the man at short fine leg

17.4

Ashwin to Pietersen, 2 runs, Pietersen stays deep in the crease and nudges to midwicket, and they hurry back for the second

17.5

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, a little flatter through the air, KP has to rush his downward defensive jab to keep it out

17.6

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, a sharp single! Pietersen came forward to drive towards mid off, where the fielder was a little deep. The call for the run was immediate, but he had to hurry

England 97/2   KP Pietersen 25* (22b 4x4)

18.1

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, KP's assault on Praveen continues! The batsman brings up England's 100 with a dismissive pull over midwicket. Like swatting a fly

18.2

Kumar to Pietersen, FOUR, and another! Pietersen is looking in ominous touch. Driven on the up through cover, and with the field restrictions that's four

18.3

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller, straighter, but there's a single to be had close on the leg side

18.6

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, KP keeps strike with a shuffle and a flick to fine leg

England 108/2   KP Pietersen 35* (26b 6x4)

19.1

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, the carrom ball? This definitely didn't turn like an offspinner, but KP was alert to it and defended solidly

19.2

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, this one does spin in off the pitch, but Pietersen uses the angle to pick up a single square of midwicket

19.6

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, there's appreciable grip and spin off the surface, but it takes the line of delivery towards leg stump and sets up a single to short fine leg

England 111/2   KP Pietersen 37* (29b 6x4)

20.1

Jadeja to Pietersen, no run, Jadeja comes round the wicket, and his first delivery is defended back down the track

20.2

Jadeja to Pietersen, no run, the ball dies a little off the surface as Pietersen lunges forward in defence

20.3

Jadeja to Pietersen, no run, driven back to the bowler

20.4

Jadeja to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stretches out and angles the bat, looking for the tip-and-run single to point, but he can't find the single

20.5

Jadeja to Pietersen, no run, turned defensively into the leg side

20.6

Jadeja to Pietersen, 1 run, Trott should've been run out! This could be a costly miss from India. There was total confusion between Pietersen and Trott after the former had nudged into the leg side. Pietersen set off for the single straight away but Trott was nowhere. But the return throw to the keeper was atrocious, and though Dhoni dived to stop it, his shy also went wide!

England 112/2   KP Pietersen 38* (35b 6x4)

21.1

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen works a single into the leg side

21.3

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, defended back down the track

21.4

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, the ball takes the inside edge and bobbles up off the pad, but falls safely mid-pitch

21.5

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen comes forward to drive to long off

England 115/2   KP Pietersen 40* (39b 6x4)

22.1

Jadeja to Pietersen, 1 run, KP skips down the track at Jadeja, who spots him coming and drags his length back, keeping the damage to one run

22.3

Jadeja to Pietersen, 1 run, floated down slowly through the air, Pietersen hanging in the crease and punching to long off

22.5

Jadeja to Pietersen, no run, speared down quicker and flatter and Pietersen, who was on the back foot, chopped to extra cover

22.6

Jadeja to Pietersen, 1 run, cut hard out to deep point for a single

England 120/2   KP Pietersen 43* (43b 6x4)

23.1

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, twirled down from round the wicket .... it should've been a dot ball as Pietersen flicked to Jadeja at short fine leg, but the fielder hurls a wild throw at the non-striker's end and allows a single

England 121/2   KP Pietersen 44* (44b 6x4)

24.1

Jadeja to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen charges the bowler but the delivery is speared at middle and leg and he takes it on the pad

24.2

Jadeja to Pietersen, 2 runs, Sharp running! The ball was tapped to square leg and the fielder swooped in a matter of moments. Trott was late setting off and had to hurry to get back for the second

24.3

Jadeja to Pietersen, 1 run, flat through the air, just a single to leg

24.6

Jadeja to Pietersen, FOUR, four more! Pietersen rushes to a 48-ball half-century with a slashed cut to deep backward point. Expensive over

England 135/2   KP Pietersen 51* (48b 7x4)

25.2

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gets right to the pitch and drives hard to wide long on

25.5

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen lunges out to defend an offspinner into the leg side

25.6

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, KP presents the full face of the bat to drive a flighted delivery back to the bowler

England 138/2   KP Pietersen 52* (51b 7x4)

26.2

Yadav to Pietersen, FOUR, an odd shot, but an effective one! Yadav pitched short on off stump and Pietersen rocked back to pull, but ended up flat-batting the ball in the air to wide long on. Four runs!

26.3

Yadav to Pietersen, FOUR, and another, this time off the front foot! Yadav targeted the stumps but couldn't find the right length and was picked away to long leg with a powerful glance

26.4

Yadav to Pietersen, 1 run, punched down the ground for one

England 148/2   KP Pietersen 61* (54b 9x4)

27.1

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, nudged through square leg. It's into space, but just the single as the fielders rush in

27.4

Ashwin to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen thrusts the bat out at an angle to guide the ball to short third man

27.6

Ashwin to Pietersen, no run, drilled back at the bowler to end the over

England 152/2   KP Pietersen 63* (57b 9x4)

28.4

Yadav to Pietersen, no run, flicked to leg, but stopped at wide mid on

28.5

Yadav to Pietersen, no run, Yadav keeps KP quiet with a straight length delivery

28.6

Yadav to Pietersen, 1 run, slippery yorker! Yadav flings a full delivery down at good pace, and Pietersen is fortunate to connect with a thick outside edge that sends the ball down to third man

England 154/2   KP Pietersen 64* (60b 9x4)

29.1

Jadeja to Pietersen, OUT, a huge appeal, and the finger goes up! Pietersen stretched forward in defence but the ball goes straight on with the angle from round the wicket to rap him on the pad. He's given, lbw. That's a brave decision, as Pietersen was quite a long way down, but it did look pretty adjacent. KP was flabbergasted to be given out, but eventually dragged himself from the crease

KP Pietersen lbw b Jadeja 64 (63m 61b 9x4 0x6) SR: 104.91

England 154/3   KP Pietersen 64 (61b 9x4)
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India v England at Kolkata - Oct 25, 2011
India won by 95 runs
India v England at Mumbai - Oct 23, 2011
India won by 6 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Oct 20, 2011
India won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
India v England at Delhi - Oct 17, 2011
India won by 8 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
India v England at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Oct 14, 2011
India won by 126 runs
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Oct 20, 2011

Jade Dernbach endured another difficult match, India v England, 3rd ODI, Mohali, October 20, 2011

Jade Dernbach endured another difficult match

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Oct 20, 2011

MS Dhoni marches off after a job well done, India v England, 3rd ODI, Mohali, October 20, 2011

MS Dhoni marches off after a job well done

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