England in India ODI Series - 5th ODI

India v England

India won by 95 runs

0.6

Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, full delivery rather wide outside off, Rahane reaches for it and drives through the gap between cover and extra cover, didn't hit it hard, just timed it beautifully across this quick outfield

India 6/0   AM Rahane 5* (4b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 1-0-6-0

1.2

Finn to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir opens the face to steer the ball and plays it rather fine, the ball bounces well short of the cordon and the two slips look at each other as the ball goes between them

India 10/0   G Gambhir 5* (4b 1x4)   ST Finn 0.2-0-4-0

2.4

Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, full and straight, Rahane seemed to push that so gently but the ball found more legs after it beat the bowler and bisected the gap between mid-on and mid-off

India 16/0   AM Rahane 10* (11b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 1.4-0-10-0

4.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR, short of a length with width outside off, Gambhir cuts wide of third man and Meaker should have stopped that with his dive to the left

India 21/0   G Gambhir 11* (11b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 2.2-0-14-0

5.5

Finn to Rahane, FOUR, length ball just outside off stump, Rahane strides forward and pushes it through extra cover and the ball screams across this outfield, Cook chases and dives but fails to pull it in

India 29/0   AM Rahane 16* (20b 3x4)   ST Finn 2.5-0-13-0

9.1

Finn to Rahane, FOUR, full ball angling into the right-hander from wide of the crease, flicked through the gap between mid-on and midwicket

India 41/0   AM Rahane 23* (30b 4x4)   ST Finn 4.1-0-20-0

10.5

Patel to Gambhir, FOUR, short of a length and wide outside off, Gambhir stays back and dabs it so late past slip and too fine for short third man

India 49/0   G Gambhir 24* (28b 3x4)   SR Patel 0.5-0-8-0

11.2

Meaker to Gambhir, FOUR, dropped, Gambhir wanted to steer it towards third man but he didn't want to steer it that fine! The short of a length ball hit high on the bat. Kieswetter dived too far to his left and the ball went between his hands and his head

India 54/0   G Gambhir 29* (31b 4x4)   SC Meaker 1.2-0-6-0

14.4

Patel to Rahane, FOUR, Rahane leaps out of his crease to take the ball on the full and lofts it flat over the bowler's head

India 70/0   AM Rahane 35* (48b 5x4)   SR Patel 2.4-0-17-0

15.4

Swann to Rahane, FOUR, short ball outside off stump, Rahane goes back and spoons the ball intentionally over the infield at cover and to the boundary

India 77/0   AM Rahane 41* (53b 6x4)   GP Swann 0.4-0-6-0

21.2

Finn to Raina, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Raina cuts it hard over point for a boundary, and right after the drop!

India 85/3   SK Raina 5* (9b 1x4)   ST Finn 7.2-2-24-2

21.4

Finn to Tiwary, FOUR, full ball outside off, Tiwary finally gets going with a square drive past point, Bresnan tries to stop the ball with a sliding football tackle but fails

India 90/3   MK Tiwary 4* (8b 1x4)   ST Finn 7.4-2-29-2

22.6

Bopara to Raina, FOUR, full ball on the pads and Raina flicks the ball in the air into the gap on the deep midwicket boundary

India 98/3   SK Raina 11* (14b 2x4)   RS Bopara 2-1-7-0

23.3

Meaker to Tiwary, FOUR, that's a rubbish ball, full and outside leg stump, Tiwary leans across and glances it past the keeper

India 102/3   MK Tiwary 11* (15b 2x4)   SC Meaker 3.3-0-18-0

23.5

Meaker to Tiwary, FOUR, full delivery outside off stump, driven off the front foot through point, he leaned forward and opened the face to steer it through the gap

India 106/3   MK Tiwary 15* (17b 3x4)   SC Meaker 3.5-0-22-0

24.5

Bopara to Raina, FOUR, Raina walks forward and drives a length ball on the up and through cover, places it wide of the fielder in the deep

India 113/3   SK Raina 16* (17b 3x4)   RS Bopara 2.5-1-13-0

26.5

Swann to Tiwary, FOUR, width outside off stump and Tiwary waits and dabs it late past short third man

India 122/3   MK Tiwary 23* (27b 4x4)   GP Swann 1.5-0-12-0

27.4

Meaker to Dhoni, FOUR, flicked uppishly but through the gap between midwicket and mid-on for four

India 127/4   MS Dhoni 4* (2b 1x4)   SC Meaker 5.4-0-30-1

29.4

Meaker to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Dhoni flashes and the ball flies over point and races to the deep point boundary

India 135/4   MS Dhoni 10* (12b 2x4)   SC Meaker 6.4-0-34-1

31.5

Bopara to Raina, FOUR, on leg stump and whipped away through square leg with excellent timing and the power to beat deep square

India 146/4   SK Raina 27* (30b 4x4)   RS Bopara 3.5-1-19-0

35.6

Finn to Raina, FOUR, that's a lovely delivery but it costs a boundary. Back of a length and it squares up Raina and the edge flies through about third slip. Finn is a frustrated young man

India 161/4   SK Raina 38* (43b 5x4)   ST Finn 9-2-39-2

37.1

Finn to Jadeja, FOUR, lovely way to start an innings, drives a full delivery square through the off side and bisects the gap at backward point

India 166/5   RA Jadeja 4* (1b 1x4)   ST Finn 9.1-2-43-2

39.6

Meaker to Jadeja, FOUR, doesn't time this properly but it's a fast outfield. Was a bit of a heave across the line but it beat square leg and ran away

India 180/5   RA Jadeja 16* (13b 2x4)   SC Meaker 8-0-40-1

46.3

Bresnan to Kumar, FOUR, swiped over cover! Praveen just stood up at the crease and scythed through the line to lift this over the fielder

India 223/7   P Kumar 6* (3b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 8.3-0-33-1

48.3

Meaker to Dhoni, FOUR, fifty for Dhoni! And he gets there with a clubbed drive over cover that raced to the boundary. Great shot, and that's his 8th ODI fifty against England

India 238/7   MS Dhoni 53* (62b 3x4 2x6)   SC Meaker 9.3-0-50-1
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India won by 95 runs
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India won by 6 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
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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 26, 2011

The match was played against a backdrop of empty seats, India v England, 5th ODI, Eden Gardens, October 25 2011

The match was played against a backdrop of empty seats

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Oct 25, 2011

MS Dhoni takes his team-mates for a spin, India v England, 5th ODI, Eden Gardens, October 25 2011

MS Dhoni takes his team-mates for a spin

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