England in India ODI Series - 3rd ODI

India v England

India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)

Cook and Bell out to open. Bhuvneshwar has the first new ball

11.45 am Fifteen minutes for the start of play. Might as well use that time to win something for yourselves. We've amazing prizes from @slazengersport up for grabs - predict the winner between #indveng here.

Kathir: "Talents need timely chance.. Rahane was benched for too long,he hasnt played well after that, Tiwary wasn't played for long, he has gone injured and now its Pujara's turn. On what basis Gambhir holds on to his place only Dhoni knows!"

Satyansh: "In the stadium among the crowd!!! Amazing experience. Proud to have a ground at home!! GO MAHIII"

Kevin: "Bowlers will thank dhoni for winning the toss... Bowling here in dew is such a difficult challenge."

John: "I find it not only hard but impossible to believe that after the way he's bowled in this series Dernbach still has a place."

11.30 am MS Dhoni wins the toss and India will bowl

Dhoni: "[Playing in Ranchi] It means a lot, a very special feeling. I have grown up here, played a lot of cricket and of the 40,000 people (in the ground), I must have played tennis-ball cricket with at least 15,000. Lot of credit goes to the state cricket association and its president Amitabh Choudhary. It has hardly taken three years to build this ground. There was a lot of dew when we practised here in the evening the last two days." India are unchanged from Kochi

Cook: "Dew is going to be an important factor. Looks a good wicket. Bresnan is back, Woakes unlucky to miss out." So Dernbach stays

11.25 am The curator was quoted as saying he expected 350 to be scored on this pitch. Flat, with just enough grass to hold it together, says Ravi Shastri. Tiny bit of moisture in it, says Paul Collingwood. Dew likely to play a role, feels Collingwood, although winters start to get milder at this time in the east, there's been snow up north, and temperatures could drop again, more so in the evening

11.15 am More than eight years after he made his ODI debut, MS Dhoni will walk out for the toss for the first time at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in his hometown of Ranchi in fifteen minutes. India welcomes its latest international venue, Ranchi, for the second time this series, after the Khandheri Stadium outside Rajkot. There will be a third added in Dharamsala as the series heads north for its final leg. The Indian captain's homecoming has, for now, overshadowed the five-ODI contest. More in the preview and here is how Ranchi is gearing up for the double delight of making its international debut with a homegrown captain.

0.1

Kumar to Cook, no run, moved in appreciably from short of a length, Cook eyeing the punch with the original angle across him, but it has cut back to surprise him, off the glove onto the pitch

0.2

Kumar to Cook, 1 run, on the pads, pitched up, and Cook is away with a tuck through square leg

Couple of slips

0.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, tight, nippy, good length delivery outside the off stump, Bell beaten as he pushes at it

0.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, comes back in from a length outside off now, blocked

0.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, pitched up, hint of straightening, pushed back to the bowler

0.6

Kumar to Bell, 1 wide, pitches it just short of a good length and sends it down the leg side as it moves in

0.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, back of a length, starting wide outside off but there is inswing, lots of it, Bell getting a thick inside edge as he defends from the crease

End of over 1 (2 runs) England 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
IR Bell    0* (4b)      B Kumar    1-0-2-0
AN Cook    1* (2b)     

Shami Ahmed with the second new ball, two slips

1.1

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, pitched up, slight angle across the left-hander, straightens into him, defended off the front foot

1.2

Mohammed Shami to Cook, FOUR, fuller, on the stumps, and Cook uses the inward shape to send it between mid on and midwicket, it keeps gathering pace and beats the chasing men to the rope

1.3

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, going across, 139.1 kph, and lifting neatly from a just back of a good length, left alone

1.4

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, 140.5 kph now, fuller too, similar angle and Cook lets it go

1.5

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, tight line, ending on off stump, 134.8 kph good length, Cook right forward to block it

1.6

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, went full for the stumps, slight inswing, Cook getting bat around pad to work it square, direct hit from the man there could have caught the wandering Bell short

End of over 2 (4 runs) England 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
AN Cook    5* (8b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-4-0
IR Bell    0* (4b)      B Kumar    1-0-2-0

2.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, holds its line and bounces from a length outside off, width available, but Bell punches it to point

2.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, 130 kph, slight inward angle, slight away shape, outside off, good carry, Bell lets it go

2.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, pitched up, brings him forward, holds its line, and is played out to point

2.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, staying quite some way outside the off stump, and the good length delivery bounces in front of Dhoni

2.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, carries alright this time into Dhoni's gloves, Bell not going after all these length balls outside off

2.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, similar length, and then this one comes back in, Bell judges well and shoulders arms

End of over 3 (maiden) England 6/0 (RR: 2.00)
IR Bell    0* (10b)      B Kumar    2-1-2-0
AN Cook    5* (8b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-4-0

3.1

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, punches a length ball just outside off to extra cover

3.2

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, pitched up for the drive, Cook not going for it, the ball straightens as it approaches Dhoni at around chest height

3.3

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, on middle, good length, Cook plays it out to the off side

3.4

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, full, just outside off stump, zips into Dhoni's gloves as Cook keeps leaving them

3.5

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, 141 kph now from Shami, that is quick, Cook defends the length ball down the pitch

3.6

Mohammed Shami to Cook, 1 run, has him pushing now outside off stump, it is played in the gap at cover, but Rahane is quick to reach it

End of over 4 (1 run) England 7/0 (RR: 1.75)
AN Cook    6* (14b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-5-0
IR Bell    0* (10b)      B Kumar    2-1-2-0

4.1

Kumar to Cook, no run, back of a length, punched from the crease to mid on

4.2

Kumar to Cook, FOUR, excellent, Bhuvneshwar giving Cook width with the angle, and Cook bends his knees, and flays it past cover

4.3

Kumar to Cook, 1 run, pushed firmly off the front foot around mid off, Yuvraj runs across and dives to keep them to one

4.4

Kumar to Bell, 1 run, pitched up, thick outside edge as he drives, past the two slips, third man is square but cuts it off in the end

4.5

Kumar to Cook, no run, bounce from a good length, 129.2 kph, Cook hurriedly plays it out to point

4.6

Kumar to Cook, no run, some width from short of a length, and Cook tries to hit it through covers from the crease, beaten

End of over 5 (6 runs) England 13/0 (RR: 2.60)
AN Cook    11* (19b 2x4)      B Kumar    3-1-8-0
IR Bell    1* (11b)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-5-0

5.1

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, good line, pitched up, outside off, slight away shape, but Bell is not falling for it

5.2

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, on the off stump now, good length, Bell defends to the off side

5.3

Mohammed Shami to Bell, 1 wide, appeal for caught behind down the leg side from the keeper, bowler not going up, Bell coming across and trying to nudge, off the thigh pad, show replays, it has been called a wide

5.3

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, straightish outside off stump, Bell now walking across the stumps, and a few steps outside the crease, lets it go, the ball swings in sharply as it nears Dhoni

5.4

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, back of a length now, fine change from Shami, Bell looking to come out, has to stop and defend

5.5

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, slight away movement at 140 kph, Bell mistimes the drive, taking a hand off the bat as he goes across

5.6

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, good length, pushed firmly this time but straight to point

End of over 6 (1 run) England 14/0 (RR: 2.33)
IR Bell    1* (17b)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-6-0
AN Cook    11* (19b 2x4)      B Kumar    3-1-8-0

One slip now

6.1

Kumar to Cook, no run, angle taking it on middle from outside leg, Cook pushing it straight back, bowler getting a hand to it

6.2

Kumar to Cook, FOUR, mid off is wide, and Cook has shuffled across, moved down the pitch a bit and sent this length ball past a sprawling Yuvraj

6.3

Kumar to Cook, 2 runs, pitched up, Cook goes hard at the cover drive, the thick inside edge sends the ball scooting past square leg

6.4

Kumar to Cook, no run, Cook looking to find some runs now, square drive, but there is a man at short cover-point, Raina it is, and he gets a hand to it on the bounce

6.5

Kumar to Cook, no run, driven, but cannot beat extra cover on the edge of the circle

6.6

Kumar to Cook, no run, so he tries to go leg side, walking across the stumps early, but cannot work the length ball past midwicket

End of over 7 (6 runs) England 20/0 (RR: 2.85)
AN Cook    17* (25b 3x4)      B Kumar    4-1-14-0
IR Bell    1* (17b)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-6-0

7.1

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, England have been tied down, and it is Bell's turn to try and break free now, charges out to a length ball but can find no worthwhile connection, ball rolls to off

7.2

Mohammed Shami to Bell, 1 wide, outside off and short, too short says the square leg umpire

7.2

Mohammed Shami to Bell, 2 runs, 135.5 kph length ball on the pads and Bell helps himself to a couple with a flick in the air through square leg

7.3

Mohammed Shami to Bell, 1 run, pitched up, pushed softly in front of cover, and that is a very well-judged single from Cook., who beats Rahane's lob quite easily

7.4

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, cannot put it away, straight on the pads, Cook misses

7.5

Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, holds its line from a good length, middle and leg, worked to square leg

Quite a crowd, waiting for a wicket to get going

7.6

Mohammed Shami to Cook, OUT, gone leg-before, Shami giving the crowd reason to cheer, the pressure of tight bowling making Cook walk across trying to flick a length ball from off through square leg, it straightens appreciably, Cook misses, is hit in line with off and middle, that looked alright

AN Cook lbw b Mohammed Shami 17 (33m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.71

End of over 8 (4 runs) England 24/1 (RR: 3.00)
     Mohammed Shami    4-0-10-1
IR Bell    4* (20b)      B Kumar    4-1-14-0

8.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, another appeal for lbw, Bell caught on the back leg with one that came in a mile from wide outside off, but catching him on the thigh pad

8.2

Kumar to Bell, FOUR, super response from Bell, not much width, but he is able to cut it past point, no chance for third man

8.3

Kumar to Bell, 1 wide, down the leg side with the inward shape

8.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, holding its line outside off, played out to point

John: "I can't help thinking that Bell's slow start may have contributed to Cook getting a little over adventurous there and playing a shot he may otherwise not have If Bell had scored another 10 runs or so."

8.4

Kumar to Bell, no run, moving down the pitch outside off stump, but not enough room to guide it past the man at point

8.5

Kumar to Bell, no run, flailing outside off stump, but beaten by the inward seam movement on this length ball

8.6

Kumar to Bell, no run, excellent control, this one holds its line from almost the same spot, Bell more watchful now, lets it go

End of over 9 (5 runs) England 29/1 (RR: 3.22)
IR Bell    8* (26b 1x4)      B Kumar    5-1-19-0
KP Pietersen    0* (0b)      Mohammed Shami    4-0-10-1

9.1

Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, no run, sharp, bouncer outside off stump, 137 kph, KP withdrawing from the pull

9.2

Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, no run, and again, short ball has KP hopping, moving his head away and dropping his wrists

9.3

Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, 2 runs, pitched up this time, leg sidish though and it is tucked wide of fine leg

Ramchander: "Wow! Did you really pre empt that wicket Mr Octopus?!" Hello, hello, did someone call me?

9.4

Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, 1 run, played out to point as it straightens from a length

9.5

Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, bowled full, Bell in the crease and defends tightly as it holds its line on off

9.6

Mohammed Shami to Bell, 2 runs, too wide, and rightly smashed away by Bell, but Jadeja at point saves a certain boundary with a dive to his right, took most of the sting out of it

End of over 10 (5 runs) England 34/1 (RR: 3.40)
IR Bell    10* (28b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-15-1
KP Pietersen    3* (4b)      B Kumar    5-1-19-0

10.1

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, the KP wrists send a length ball from outside off to deep square leg

10.2

Kumar to Bell, no run, Bell is trying hard to get going, just not working at the moment, charges out, the ball swings in from a length, and he mistimes it to mid on

10.3

Kumar to Bell, no run, outstanding, this goes the other way now, Bell beaten as he opens the face

10.4

Kumar to Bell, FOUR, sprayed too far outside off stump and Bell is only too happy to slap it past extra cover

10.5

Kumar to Bell, FOUR, Bell charges out once more, Bhuvneshwar digs it in, Bell has a go at it, and the top edge flies to the fine leg rope

Keeper standing up now

10.6

Kumar to Bell, 1 run, sensible now from Bell, opens the face to run a length ball to third man

End of over 11 (10 runs) England 44/1 (RR: 4.00)
IR Bell    19* (33b 3x4)      B Kumar    6-1-29-0
KP Pietersen    4* (5b)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-15-1

Harsha: "Anxiously waiting to see, how our Sharmaji is going to exploit or spoil the good start provided by the newbie medium pacers" Here he is now, long hair, tall frame and all

11.1

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, good length, on the pads, away to fine leg

11.2

Sharma to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, Ishant imploring for lbw, KP on the walk across and down the pitch, hit probably just outside the line of off with inward seam, too far outside the crease too

11.3

Sharma to Bell, 1 run, worked to midwicket for one

One slip

11.4

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, overpitched, 134 kph, and KP moves forward to dismiss it past a diving wide mid off

11.5

Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, another boundary, Ishant already leaking runs, overpitched once more, on the stumps, and KP uses the angle to whip it to the deep midwicket rope, lovely timing

sri: "@harsha - Sharmaji is his usual benevolent self!"

11.6

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, fine comeback from Ishant, beats him on the drive with one that holds its line outside off

End of over 12 (11 runs) England 55/1 (RR: 4.58)
KP Pietersen    12* (9b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-10-0
IR Bell    21* (35b 3x4)      B Kumar    6-1-29-0

John: "Generally speaking, I'd rate England a much better chance of winning when setting a total rather than chasing one. For Dhoni to have put England in then, the anticipated dew must be expected to be a big factor."

Keeper standing up for Bhuvneshwar, in his seventh over

12.1

Kumar to Bell, 1 run, length ball around the pads, worked behind square

12.2

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, pitched up, widish outside off, KP has a look at it as he withdraws the bat

12.3

Kumar to Pietersen, 4 leg byes, too much with the angle this time, and catches the pads on its way fine to the rope down leg

12.4

Kumar to Pietersen, no run, this time it ends on middle, KP getting far across but unable to force it to midwicket

12.5

Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, Yuvraj saves a boundary with a slide to his right at wide mid on, KP had wristed it from outside off in that direction, and the timing was not bad at all

12.6

Kumar to Bell, 1 run, steered to third man

End of over 13 (7 runs) England 62/1 (RR: 4.76)
IR Bell    23* (37b 3x4)      B Kumar    7-1-32-0
KP Pietersen    13* (13b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-10-0

Jadeja comes on

13.1

Jadeja to Bell, no run, on off and middle, defended off the front foot

13.2

Jadeja to Bell, 1 run, turn away from off stump, good length, worked to long on

13.3

Jadeja to Pietersen, 1 run, angled in down the pads, nudged to short fine

13.4

Jadeja to Bell, no run, good length, and straightening, steers it to point

13.5

Jadeja to Bell, 1 run, coming in this time, Bell gets bat down quickly to work it square to leg

13.6

Jadeja to Pietersen, 1 run, pushes forward, thick inside edge to square leg as it straightens on middle and leg, steady from Jadeja in the first over

End of over 14 (4 runs) England 66/1 (RR: 4.71)
KP Pietersen    15* (15b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-0
IR Bell    25* (41b 3x4)      B Kumar    7-1-32-0

Ishant changes ends

14.1

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, starts well with one that cuts back in from a length outside off, left alone

Tejas: "If England fans can't understand why Dernbach is still in the side, we Indians don't understand why Ishant Sharma is still in the side too....favour reciprocated perhaps ??"

14.2

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, tight line just outside off, good length, coming in, defended to leg off a thick inside edge

14.3

Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, opens the face as he squeezes a pitched up delivery past a diving cover, sweeper gets to it

14.4

Sharma to Pietersen, no run, lift from a length, straight outside off, left alone

14.5

Sharma to Pietersen, OUT, Ishant has the big wicket, KP is walking back shaking his head, after standing rooted in disbelief for several seconds, he was on the walk down the pitch, the ball reared and straightened from back of a length, Dhoni went up immediately, there was a noise, need more replays, had to be bat hitting pad, ball brushed the trouser too on its way to Dhoni, no edge at all, KP's form bowing to his bad luck

KP Pietersen c †Dhoni b Sharma 17 (30m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

Narbavi: "Don't be too hard on Ishant, he came back in to the one day side after a long time and he did bowl well against pakistan, give him some more time"

Wide slip in

14.6

Sharma to Root, no run, goes full for the stumps, pushed out to mid off

End of over 15 (2 runs) England 68/2 (RR: 4.53)
JE Root    0* (1b)      I Sharma    2-0-12-1
IR Bell    25* (41b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-0

Bhuvneshwar is back, Dhoni standing up

15.1

Kumar to Bell, no run, wide length ball outside off, he misses with the cut

15.2

Kumar to Bell, OUT, Bhuvneshwar striking now, Bell trying to cut one that moved in from a length, clear outside edge and Dhoni has a sharp take standing up

IR Bell c †Dhoni b Kumar 25 (68m 43b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.13

V Kishore: "Asking more time to settle down? He should be spearheading the attack now. Two new comers are doing that. Perform or give way to others."

15.3

Kumar to Morgan, no run, defended down the pitch off the front foot

15.4

Kumar to Morgan, no run, right forward to defend a length ball to off

15.5

Kumar to Morgan, no run, bounce from a length, pushed to extra cover

15.6

Kumar to Morgan, no run

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) England 68/3 (RR: 4.25)
EJG Morgan    0* (4b)      B Kumar    8-2-32-1
JE Root    0* (1b)      I Sharma    2-0-12-1

16.1

Sharma to Root, no run, comes in from outside off, good length, Root is shouldering arms

16.2

Sharma to Root, no run, touch late in getting forward to block a pitched up delivery, no harm in the end

16.3

Sharma to Root, 1 run, thick outside edge runs behind point, Yuvraj;s dive cannot prevent the single

16.4

Sharma to Morgan, no run, solid forward stride and defence from Morgan, to short extra

Clem: "I'm all for rotation and for making sure players don't get overworked - but does Anderson really need this much rest?!"

16.5

Sharma to Morgan, no run, steps down the pitch, opens the face and runs it to point

16.6

Sharma to Morgan, no run, pitched up, going across, and allowed to do so

End of over 17 (1 run) England 69/3 (RR: 4.05)
EJG Morgan    0* (7b)      I Sharma    3-0-13-1
JE Root    1* (4b)      B Kumar    8-2-32-1

Bhuvneshwar bowling his ninth now

17.1

Kumar to Root, no run, goes back to a length ball outside off and stabs it towards point

17.2

Kumar to Root, no run, tries to steer it with hard hands, beaten outside off

17.3

Kumar to Root, no run, good length, takes a step out and shoulders arms

17.4

Kumar to Root, no run, goes across and defends a nippy one to mid on

17.5

Kumar to Root, no run, has him reaching out at a widish pitched up delivery, and Root is beaten

17.6

Kumar to Root, FOUR, this time he will not let it go, too wide, and he puts it away through point, Ishant was at square third man, was too quick for him

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 73/3 (RR: 4.05)
JE Root    5* (10b 1x4)      B Kumar    9-2-36-1
EJG Morgan    0* (7b)      I Sharma    3-0-13-1

18.1

Sharma to Morgan, 1 run, walking out is Morgan to shortish one, and jabbing a thick inside edge out to fine leg

18.2

Sharma to Root, 1 run, pushes forward and squeezes a length ball behind point

18.3

Sharma to Morgan, no run, ishant is finding the zip from short of a length that makes him effective, bouncing, coming in and beating the inside edge

18.4

Sharma to Morgan, no run, good length now, Morgan stretching forward to push to mid off

18.5

Sharma to Morgan, FOUR, picture perfect from Morgan, he has been moving forward superbly, this time he's also pinged the gap between extra cover and mid off, one of those where nobody needs to move, even the batsman, he gets to hold the pose as he watches the ball disappear

18.6

Sharma to Morgan, 1 run, short, on the pads and he drags an awkward pull to fine leg

End of over 19 (7 runs) England 80/3 (RR: 4.21)
EJG Morgan    6* (12b 1x4)      I Sharma    4-0-20-1
JE Root    6* (11b 1x4)      B Kumar    9-2-36-1

19.1

Kumar to Morgan, no run, slithering across, down the pitch, and shouldering arms to a lifting length ball

19.2

Kumar to Morgan, 1 wide, too much with the angle across the left-hander

19.2

Kumar to Morgan, 1 run, drives at a full one, thick outside edge flies to square third man

19.3

Kumar to Root, 1 run, reaches out to a widish full one and finds the sweeper for one

19.4

Kumar to Morgan, no run, lets it go outside off with the angle across him

Jyoti: "Ishant (and my friends commenting here) reminds me of a classmate who, after failing in Math for the 'n'th time, defended himself by saying "Failure is the pillar of success". Our teacher asked "How many pillars do you need?""

19.5

Kumar to Morgan, 1 run, full, some movement into the left-hander, flicked behind square from middle and leg

19.6

Kumar to Root, no run, good length, played from the crease, squeezed out to point, and Bhuvneshwar shows enough energy after ten overs on the trot by running up the pitch to cover for the throw

End of over 20 (4 runs) England 84/3 (RR: 4.20)
JE Root    7* (13b 1x4)      B Kumar    10-2-40-1
EJG Morgan    8* (16b 1x4)      I Sharma    4-0-20-1

20.1

Sharma to Morgan, no run, Morgan is eager to drive, he's beaten now as he goes fiddling with a quite wide one

20.2

Sharma to Morgan, no run, another attempted drive, and again he nearly gets into trouble, it holds its line and Morgan inside-edges it on to pad

20.3

Sharma to Morgan, 1 wide, banged in short, and down the leg side

20.3

Sharma to Morgan, no run, not full enough to draw him out now, played out to point

20.4

Sharma to Morgan, no run, right on middle stump, Morgan squared up, but manages to play it straight back in the end

20.5

Sharma to Morgan, no run, pitched up, and left alone outside off

20.6

Sharma to Morgan, no run, tight line on off stump, bounce too, played back to the bowler

End of over 21 (1 run) England 85/3 (RR: 4.04)
EJG Morgan    8* (22b 1x4)      I Sharma    5-0-21-1
JE Root    7* (13b 1x4)      B Kumar    10-2-40-1

Jyoti's Classmate: "Teacher, if I could count the pillars, I would've passed math."

Ashwin on now

21.1

Ashwin to Root, no run, beats him first ball with a tossed up delivery outside off which does not turn as much as Root expected it to

21.2

Ashwin to Root, 1 wide, and then he sends one down leg second ball

21.2

Ashwin to Root, no run, pitched up, pushed to midwicket

21.3

Ashwin to Root, FOUR, slog-swept, full and outside off, dismissed to the deep midwicket rope

21.4

Ashwin to Root, no run, slows it up, Root moves across and works the length ball to midwicket

21.5

Ashwin to Root, no run, quite strange all-round, Ashwin, who just can't seem to bowl the same delivery on successive occasions, digs in a carrom ball shortish and down the leg side, Root now thinks of a reverse paddle, then tries a reverse steer, is beaten, and there is an appeal for stumping too, but Root's back foot is in

21.6

Ashwin to Root, no run, stays in the crease and stabs a length ball away from the stumps

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 90/3 (RR: 4.09)
JE Root    11* (19b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-5-0
EJG Morgan    8* (22b 1x4)      I Sharma    5-0-21-1

Shami is called back

22.1

Mohammed Shami to Morgan, no run, front foot goes out confidently and Morgan defends a length ball quite solidly

22.2

Mohammed Shami to Morgan, no run, down the pitch but ends up working it back to the bowler

22.3

Mohammed Shami to Morgan, no run, and another big stride forward smothers the pitched up delivery to the off side

Jyoti's principal: "Please concentrate on current subject i.e. India vs England"

22.4

Mohammed Shami to Morgan, no run, Morgan has been beaten a few times already on the drive, here he is again, reaching out to one pitched up for the shot

22.5

Mohammed Shami to Morgan, 1 run, quick single taken in front of mid on

22.6

Mohammed Shami to Root, FOUR, dispatched to the straight boundary past mid off, Root walking out and beating mid off with a crisp drive

End of over 23 (5 runs) England 95/3 (RR: 4.13)
JE Root    15* (20b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-20-1
EJG Morgan    9* (27b 1x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-5-0

23.1

Ashwin to Morgan, no run, works an incoming delivery with the angle, but midwicket cuts it off

23.2

Ashwin to Morgan, 1 run, nudges a length ball in front of square leg

23.3

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, tossed up slowly and goes straight on, he waits and dabs it late to short third

23.4

Ashwin to Morgan, OUT, Morgan's fallen to the reverse sweep, he's spooned it in the air from around leg stump to backward point, what a waste of an important wicket, which it always is when all these cute shots don't come off

EJG Morgan c Yuvraj Singh b Ashwin 10 (39m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

23.5

Ashwin to Kieswetter, no run, short, down the pads to a new batsman, played out to midwicket

23.6

Ashwin to Kieswetter, no run, bowled fuller and slower, nudged to the leg side

End of over 24 (2 runs) England 97/4 (RR: 4.04)
C Kieswetter    0* (2b)      R Ashwin    2-0-7-1
JE Root    16* (21b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-20-1

Jadeja back

24.1

Jadeja to Root, 1 run, pushed down to long on for one

24.2

Jadeja to Kieswetter, OUT, this won't do Kieswetter's case any good, lunging forward, leaving a gap between bat and pad, and Jadeja;s flighted arm ball has sneaked in, excellent delivery but Kieswetter not helping himself by bringing the bat down from that angle

C Kieswetter b Jadeja 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

24.3

Jadeja to Patel, no run, right forward and smothers one straightening on off

24.4

Jadeja to Patel, no run

24.5

Jadeja to Patel, no run, goes deep in the crease to defend

24.6

Jadeja to Patel, OUT, that looked plumb, Jadeja and his arm ball on fire, tossed up, drawing the batsman forward, Patel playing for the straightening, the ball carries in to hit him in front of off

SR Patel lbw b Jadeja 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 25 (1 run) England 98/6 (RR: 3.92)
     RA Jadeja    2-0-5-2
JE Root    17* (22b 3x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-7-1

25.1

Ashwin to Root, no run, full, pushed back to the bowler

25.2

Ashwin to Root, no run, stabs forward at a tossed up delivery

25.3

Ashwin to Root, 2 runs, straight one from Ashwin, punched off the back foot past cover

25.4

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, flighted full, swept behind square leg

'Matt Prior': "lol ha ha ha ha"

25.5

Ashwin to Bresnan, no run, good length, defended from the crease

25.6

Ashwin to Bresnan, no run, nice flight from Ashwin, dips as he comes forward and defends

End of over 26 (3 runs) England 101/6 (RR: 3.88)
TT Bresnan    0* (2b)      R Ashwin    3-0-10-1
JE Root    20* (26b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-5-2

26.1

Jadeja to Root, 1 run, flighted full on middle and leg, pushed to long on

26.2

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, straightening on middle stump, played back from the crease

26.3

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, some turn just outside off, defended off the front foot

26.4

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, more front-foot defence outside off

26.5

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, good length ball forced back to the bowler

26.6

Jadeja to Bresnan, FOUR, that hurried in, but was handled well, Bresnan taking it from off stump and guiding it late past short thrd

End of over 27 (5 runs) England 106/6 (RR: 3.92)
TT Bresnan    4* (7b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-10-2
JE Root    21* (27b 3x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-10-1

27.1

Ashwin to Root, no run, length offbreak punched back, Ashwin stops it with his foot to his right

27.2

Ashwin to Root, 2 runs, worked off the pads through square for an easy two

27.3

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, spinning down the leg side from around off, awkwardly worked behind square leg

27.4

Ashwin to Bresnan, 2 runs, Ashwin getting some turn, punched wide of long on from a good length

27.5

Ashwin to Bresnan, 1 run, quick, full into the pads, another easy single to square leg

27.6

Ashwin to Root, no run, ending on middle with sharp turn from outside off, played to midwicket

End of over 28 (6 runs) England 112/6 (RR: 4.00)
JE Root    24* (31b 3x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-16-1
TT Bresnan    7* (9b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-10-2

"Sarah Taylor": "@Matt Prior even I could do a better job"

28.1

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, flighted from wide of the crease, straightens on the stumps, blocked

28.2

Jadeja to Bresnan, 1 run, quicker and angled in, thick inside edge to square leg

28.3

Jadeja to Root, no run, stayed a touch low and came in to off stump, punched back to the bowler

28.4

Jadeja to Root, 1 run, sharp turn outside off, thick outside edge past the man at slip

28.5

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, straightening quickly on middle stump, defended off a thick inside edge

28.6

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, gets him to drive a tossed up ball outside off, to extra cover

End of over 29 (2 runs) England 114/6 (RR: 3.93)
TT Bresnan    8* (13b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-12-2
JE Root    25* (33b 3x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-16-1

29.1

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, turning down the leg side from off stump again from Ashwin, worked through midwicket

29.2

Ashwin to Bresnan, no run, thick inside edge as he tries to force it through leg, short midwicket fields

29.3

Ashwin to Bresnan, 2 runs, lots of turn again, but his original line sending it down leg, nudged to fine leg

29.4

Ashwin to Bresnan, no run, middle stump now, whipped away, sharp stop by virat at short miwicket

29.5

Ashwin to Bresnan, 1 run, flat, leg stump, worked to deep square leg

29.6

Ashwin to Root, no run, tight line now on off stump, pushed back to the bowler from the crease

End of over 30 (4 runs) England 118/6 (RR: 3.93)
JE Root    26* (35b 3x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-20-1
TT Bresnan    11* (17b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-12-2

Shami back once more, wide slip in place

30.1

Mohammed Shami to Bresnan, 1 run, pitched up, and a thick edge right away off an attempted drive, past slip to third man

30.2

Mohammed Shami to Root, 1 run, short, and pulled away without any trouble at all, to deep square

'Alec Stewart': "keep talking guys."

30.3

Mohammed Shami to Bresnan, no run, good length, played out solidly to extra cover

30.4

Mohammed Shami to Bresnan, no run, tries to work a back of a length ball through midwicket, inside edges it onto the pitch

30.5

Mohammed Shami to Bresnan, no run, goes full for the blockhole, low full toss whipped straight to wide mid on

30.6

Mohammed Shami to Bresnan, no run, pitched up full on off stump, mistimed drive to mid off

End of over 31 (2 runs) England 120/6 (RR: 3.87)
TT Bresnan    12* (22b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-22-1
JE Root    27* (36b 3x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-20-1

31.1

Ashwin to Root, no run, flighted full on leg stump, worked to midwicket

31.2

Ashwin to Root, no run, spins in from outside off, punched back to the bowler

31.3

Ashwin to Root, no run, beaten as he lunges forward to sweep, ball dribbles away on the off side

31.4

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, has him pushing in the air, but wide of extra cover

31.5

Ashwin to Bresnan, 1 run, that didn;t get up much, Bresnan surprised but manages to stab it away off the toe end of the bat

31.6

Ashwin to Root, no run

End of over 32 (2 runs) England 122/6 (RR: 3.81)
JE Root    28* (41b 3x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-22-1
TT Bresnan    13* (23b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-22-1

'Shane Warne': "now now Alec, no need to flipper"

32.1

Mohammed Shami to Bresnan, 1 run, fine drive on the up, to sweeper cover

32.2

Mohammed Shami to Root, no run, comes down the pitch, tries to run it through the off side, point is in the way

32.3

Mohammed Shami to Root, no run, trying to dab it from very close to the body, underedge on the bounce to the keeper

32.4

Mohammed Shami to Root, no run, bangs in the bouncer, 135.4 kph, Root lets it go over in the end

32.5

Mohammed Shami to Root, no run, drives a pitched up delivery to extra cover, held its line there a tad on off

32.6

Mohammed Shami to Root, no run, good length, on middle, played out to midwicket

End of over 33 (1 run) England 123/6 (RR: 3.72)
JE Root    28* (46b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    8-0-23-1
TT Bresnan    14* (24b 1x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-22-1

'Sachin Tendulkar': "oh come on Shane!!!!!"

John: "While I'm not sure that there aren't one or two better options, this is a big chance for Root to cement a place. If he can drag England up to something like 250 then they're still in with a slim chance and he would be pretty much undroppable."

33.1

Ashwin to Bresnan, 1 run, spinning a couple of feet down leg, would have been a wide had it not been nudged square

33.2

Ashwin to Root, no run, pushes back a length offbreak to the bowler

33.3

Ashwin to Root, no run, thick outside edge now to a straighter one, to short third man

33.4

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, slow-sweep, cracking connection, but Rohit, who is on for Yuvraj, runs across, and dives to save the boundary

33.5

Ashwin to Bresnan, 1 run, down the pads once more, and worked to fine leg

33.6

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, tossed up generously, hit down to long on

End of over 34 (4 runs) England 127/6 (RR: 3.73)
JE Root    30* (50b 3x4)      R Ashwin    7-0-26-1
TT Bresnan    16* (26b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    8-0-23-1

34.1

Jadeja to Root, 1 run, sweeps well from leg stump, down to deep backward square

34.2

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, tossed up on off and middle, Bresnan right forward to defend

34.3

Jadeja to Bresnan, FOUR, width outside off, bounce too but Bresnan able to go back and cut it behind backward point

34.4

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, that squared him up, angled in to leg, and then spits past the bat, thick edge as Bresnan plays softly

34.5

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, pushed back to the bowler

34.6

Jadeja to Bresnan, no run, fine control from Jadeja, another flighted delivery around off, smothered down the pitch

End of over 35 (5 runs) England 132/6 (RR: 3.77)
TT Bresnan    20* (31b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-17-2
JE Root    31* (51b 3x4)      R Ashwin    7-0-26-1

Gocfe: "Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree, but given that Root can branch into off-spin, he leaves the other contenders for dead"

batting Powerplay

35.1

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, tries a reverse sweep to a tossed up bal, ends up playing it to extra cover

35.2

Ashwin to Bresnan, FOUR, width outside off now, and put away through point

35.3

Ashwin to Bresnan, no run, tossed up an dipping on the batsman, played out to midwicket

35.4

Ashwin to Bresnan, 1 run, offbreak into the pads, worked down to short fine

35.5

Ashwin to Root, 1 run, right forward to squeeze a length ball wide of covers

35.6

Ashwin to Bresnan, no run, defends a flighted delivery, bat and pad close together

End of over 36 (7 runs) England 139/6 (RR: 3.86)
TT Bresnan    25* (35b 3x4)      R Ashwin    8-0-33-1
JE Root    33* (53b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-17-2

Ishant is back

36.1

Sharma to Root, no run, yes, no, misfield, no single taken in the end, after Root runs a length ball to point

36.2

Sharma to Root, 2 runs, too wide from Ishant, and cut wide of third man for a couple

36.3

Sharma to Root, FOUR, more width, and this time, Root has got enough power on the cut to beat third man

36.4

Sharma to Root, OUT, got him now, the wide delivery working for Ishant third time, fuller this time, and Root was drawn forward at it, played away from the body with an open face, hint of away movement, and and a tumbling Dhoni snaps up the outside edge, steadying stand broken

JE Root c †Dhoni b Sharma 39 (92m 57b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

Couple of slips

36.5

Sharma to Tredwell, no run, beats the outside edge with a good length ball going across the left-hander

36.6

Sharma to Tredwell, no run, 130 kph good length outside off, played to point

End of over 37 (6 runs) England 145/7 (RR: 3.91)
JC Tredwell    0* (2b)      I Sharma    6-0-27-2
TT Bresnan    25* (35b 3x4)      R Ashwin    8-0-33-1

37.1

Ashwin to Bresnan, no run, full delivery pushed to extra cover

37.2

Ashwin to Bresnan, OUT, classic from Ashwin, what a refreshing delivery coming from him, tossed up outside off, inviting the drive, Bresnan feeling for it away from the body, and it spins in to bowl him through the gate, Graeme Swann would have been proud, so would have been Prasanna

TT Bresnan b Ashwin 25 (45m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 67.56

Slip, leg slip

37.3

Ashwin to Finn, no run, bowled full on the pads, worked to midwicket

37.4

Ashwin to Finn, no run, defended off the front foot

37.5

Ashwin to Finn, 1 run, not bad at all from Finn, whipped with the spin down to long on

37.6

Ashwin to Tredwell, 1 run

Si: "Watching England playing typically in an ODI in India...It`d be more fun clearing the snow from my path using a spoon."

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 147/8 (RR: 3.86)
JC Tredwell    1* (3b)      R Ashwin    9-0-35-2
ST Finn    1* (3b)      I Sharma    6-0-27-2

38.1

Sharma to Tredwell, no run, good length, played softly to extra cover

Krish: "That was a real beauty. Aswin should use more of that making rare use of his other variations."

38.2

Sharma to Tredwell, no run, pitched up, squeezed out to point off the front foot

England were 68 for 1 once. And I was a teenager once

38.3

Sharma to Tredwell, 1 wide, short, but down the leg side

38.3

Sharma to Tredwell, 1 wide, another bouncer, shorter this time, more bounce too, but no use as the line is down leg

38.3

Sharma to Tredwell, no run, calm defence from Tredell, Ishant finally back to good length around off

38.4

Sharma to Tredwell, no run, around off stump once more, he runs it to point

38.5

Sharma to Tredwell, no run, Ishant gets the edge finally, but Tredwell has played it softly enough for it to bounce in front of second slip

38.6

Sharma to Tredwell, 1 leg bye, length ball rolls away off the pads square to the leg side

End of over 39 (3 runs) England 150/8 (RR: 3.84)
JC Tredwell    1* (9b)      I Sharma    7-0-29-2
ST Finn    1* (3b)      R Ashwin    9-0-35-2

39.1

Ashwin to Tredwell, no run, angled in from round the stumps, hits the pads

39.2

Ashwin to Tredwell, no run, beats him on a half-hearted sweep with a slow tossed up ball outside off

39.3

Ashwin to Tredwell, no run, angled in full to leg, and rolls away off the pads

39.4

Ashwin to Tredwell, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to point

39.5

Ashwin to Tredwell, 1 run, drags an attempted drive down the leg side with a thick inside edge, straighter one from Ashwin

39.6

Ashwin to Finn, 1 run, wayward throw, and run out chance missed, Finn really slow to start after Tredwell runs up for a single, but the fast bowler makes it after a poor, wide throw to Ashwin from square leg, Raina it is

Ashwin has bowled out, been mostly leg side to try and restrict the runs, but cannot fault his figures in the end. And what a ball to get Bresnan

End of over 40 (2 runs) England 152/8 (RR: 3.80)
ST Finn    2* (4b)      R Ashwin    10-0-37-2
JC Tredwell    2* (14b)      I Sharma    7-0-29-2

40.1

Jadeja to Finn, 1 run

40.2

Jadeja to Tredwell, no run, takes a step forward and defends a delivery on off

40.3

Jadeja to Tredwell, 1 run, on the bounce to long on running to his right as Tredwell finally decides to abandon defence

40.4

Jadeja to Finn, no run, pushed off the front foot to short midwicket, who denies the single with a dive, Raina again

40.5

Jadeja to Finn, no run, appeal for leg before now, but it was headed down leg comfortably as Finn was caught on the crease

40.6

Jadeja to Finn, no run, played out to the leg side

End of over 41 (2 runs) England 154/8 (RR: 3.75)
ST Finn    3* (8b)      RA Jadeja    6-0-19-2
JC Tredwell    3* (16b)      R Ashwin    10-0-37-2

Raina is brought on, hmm

41.1

Raina to Tredwell, 1 run, widish outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover

41.2

Raina to Finn, no run, good length, played back to the bowler from off

41.3

Raina to Finn, no run, cannot get it past the bowler again

41.4

Raina to Finn, no run, stabbed back to Raina, third time in succession

41.5

Raina to Finn, OUT, Finn has picked out deep midwicket with the slog sweep and Dhoni is clapping with the big gloves, one of those days for him where everything has worked, after all the defending, England's attempt to get some runs ends in a wicket

ST Finn c Yuvraj Singh b Raina 3 (18m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

41.6

Raina to Tredwell, no run, punched back to the bowler to end a successful first over for Raina

End of over 42 (1 run) England 155/9 (RR: 3.69)
JC Tredwell    4* (18b)      SK Raina    1-0-1-1
JW Dernbach    0* (0b)      RA Jadeja    6-0-19-2

42.1

Jadeja to Dernbach, no run, quicker delivery pushed off the front foot to extra cover

42.2

Jadeja to Dernbach, OUT, Jadeja ending the innings with another arm ball, all three of his wickets have come with it, pushed through on a good length, angled in, and enough of a gate on Dernbach's forward push to hit the stumps

JW Dernbach b Jadeja 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Commanding performance from India's bowlers, all of whom have taken a wicket each. England's ODI tour beginning to look more and more like their three previous bilateral series here, after a promising start in Rajkot. England were 68 for 1 after a slow start, Pietersen got a bad decision, and the rest weren't up to it

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Ishant Sharma had Kevin Pietersen caught behind, India v England, 3rd ODI, Ranchi, January 19, 2013

Ishant Sharma had Kevin Pietersen caught behind

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