England tour of India, 4th ODI: India v England at Mohali, Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
23 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)
7.1

I Sharma to Cook, no run, short of length outside off, cuts away from Cook who hangs his bat at that one and is lucky not to get an edge

7.2

I Sharma to Cook, no run, fuller length outside off, goes straight on with the angle, left alone by Cook

7.3

I Sharma to Cook, 1 run, short of length outside off, Cook stays on the back foot and steers the ball to third-man

7.4

I Sharma to Bell, no run, good bounce for Ishant. It was pitched wide outside off, goes straight on, left alone by Bell

7.5

I Sharma to Bell, no run, length ball outside off, no movement for Ishant, Bell comes forward and after covering the line of the ball, leaves it alone

7.6

I Sharma to Bell, no run, fuller length ball on off stump, and the big inside edge saves Bell as he tries to drive it from the crease

England 33/0   I Sharma 1-0-1-0
9.1

I Sharma to Bell, no run, short of length outside off, Bell stays out of line and lets it go through to the keeper

9.2

I Sharma to Bell, no run, beats him with a length ball on off stump. It came in with the angle and leaves the batsman after pitching.

9.3

I Sharma to Bell, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone easily

9.4

I Sharma to Bell, OUT, caught at third-man! Oh there comes a wicket! Bell, from nowhere, decides to give Ishant a charge and tries to hit it straight down the ground. But he doesn't really get to the pitch of the ball and it takes a healthy top-edge that goes high towards third-man where Bhuvi takes a well-judged catch

IR Bell c Kumar b I Sharma 10 (42m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

9.5

I Sharma to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery wide outside off, Cook doesn't bother with those ones, leaves it alone

9.6

I Sharma to Cook, no run, closer to the off stump line, Cook sees the length and the line and lets it go through

England 37/1   I Sharma 2-1-1-1
11.1

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short of length wide outside off, KP lets it go through

11.2

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, hits him on his thigh region ! KP in some pain immediately. The ball pitched on short of length outside off, but cut back sharply into the batsman. KP gets an inside edge and gets hit where it hurts the most

11.3

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, length ball outside off, goes straight on to the keeper. KP watches it go with expectant eyes.

11.4

I Sharma to Pietersen, 2 leg byes, how close was that! It was a fuller delivery outside off, it cut back into the batsman and hit him just outside the line of off. A good decision in the end. Ishant looked sure. Raina attempts a run out from second slip but gives away overthrows. KP tried to get into the crease with his hand and not his bat. Unsual. But effective

11.5

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended off the back foot

11.6

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, now beats him with a length ball outside off which leaves the batsman after pitching.

England 46/1   I Sharma 3-2-1-1
13.1

I Sharma to Cook, no run, back of length outside off, defended towards cover off the back foot

13.2

I Sharma to Cook, no run, was that a good leave or a midjudgement! The ball pitches on middle and off and cuts back into the batsman, who leaves it alone. It just goes over the top of off

13.3

I Sharma to Cook, no run, this one goes on straight with the angle, left alone easily

13.4

I Sharma to Cook, FOUR, short of length on the pads, Cook stays on the back foot and flicks it fine on the leg side. The fielder was square and he had no chance to cut it off

13.5

I Sharma to Cook, no run, short of length delivery outside off, left alone. It carries quite nicely to the keeper

13.6

I Sharma to Cook, no run, pushed a touch further up, but it is left alone again by the batsman

England 51/1   I Sharma 4-2-5-1
15.1

I Sharma to Cook, no run, starts off after drinks with another accurate delivery on the stumps, Cook defends it back to the bowler

15.2

I Sharma to Cook, no run, length ball on off, Cook chooses to stay on the back foot and defends it to mid-off

15.3

I Sharma to Cook, no run, he stays rooted inside the crease to this short of length delivery and gets beaten as the ball leaves him after pitching.

15.4

I Sharma to Cook, no run, fuller length delivery on off, Cook takes a small step forward and punches it to mid-on

15.5

I Sharma to Cook, no run, another one that beats the batsman outside off. It pitches on a length around middle stump and leaves the batsman after pitching. Cook wasn't sure whether to go forward or back

15.6

I Sharma to Cook, 1 wide, down the leg side and is called a wide

15.6

I Sharma to Cook, FOUR, short ball and Cook reads the length quickly and swivels to play a cracking pull through deep square leg for a boundary

England 58/1   I Sharma 5-2-10-1
35.1

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, plays this short of length delivery outside off on the up, straight to mid-off

35.2

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, decides to charge and play the length delivery wide of off towards leg side, misses completely

35.3

I Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, length ball with some width, this time he stays in the crease and square drives it to deep cover for a single

35.4

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, another loose shot and he gets beaten by the ball that came in to him and goes over the top of the middle.

35.5

I Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, length ball on off, KP tries to play it to off without feet movement but inside edges it to midwicket

35.6

I Sharma to Patel, 1 run, stays on the back foot and steers this delivery outside off to third-man

England 142/3   I Sharma 6-2-14-1
37.1

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, length ball wide outside off, KP drives it on the up, but gets a toe-end towards cover

37.2

I Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, short of length outside off, KP goes for a drive on the up but outside edges it to third-man

37.3

I Sharma to Root, FOUR, dropped at first slip by Virat! The fielder was just moved in before the ball. Root played a loose drive and edged it to the left of Kohli, who decides to go with one hand rather than two and drops it.

37.4

I Sharma to Root, no run, beats him now with a short of length delivery outside off. Root didn't cover the line of the ball completely

37.5

I Sharma to Root, 1 run, length ball outside off, Root comes forward and outside-edges it to third-man

37.6

I Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, he pulls out a special, but just for a single. It was a full ball outside off and KP plays a wristy drive that is well timed too. But he is unable to beat mid-on

England 149/4   I Sharma 7-2-21-1
39.1

I Sharma to Pietersen, no run, he is getting consistent seam movement today. This one cuts away from a length outside off and beats KP as he tries to drive it to the on side

39.2

I Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller length, driven to mid-on, Raina has a shy at the stumps, he hits but the ball ricochets to the off side allowing a single

39.3

I Sharma to Root, no run, length ball on off stump, Root watches that closely and defends it towards point

39.4

I Sharma to Root, no run, length ball on off, Root gets solidly behind that one to play it towards cover

39.5

I Sharma to Root, 2 runs, fuller length but Root gets some width this time, he comes forward and drives it to deep point for a couple

39.6

I Sharma to Root, no run, fuller length, angling in to the batsman, Root drives it straight to midwicket

England 157/4   I Sharma 8-2-24-1
45.1

I Sharma to Root, FOUR, he gets a full delivery and obliges by playing a scoop shot over the short fine fielder for more runs

45.2

I Sharma to Root, 1 run, good yorker aimed at the middle stump, Root blocks it out towards the off side and takes a single

45.3

I Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, gets a half-volley and smashes it over the infield to send this down to the extra-cover boundary

45.4

I Sharma to Pietersen, SIX, BOOM!! length or no length, it was going out! Sends this one into the crowd with a muscular hit to deep midwicket

45.5

I Sharma to Pietersen, OUT, gets his yorker right finally and takes out the middle stump. Not much emotion from the bowler. KP was looking for hitting it over the cover boundary and was in no mood to block. He misses and loses his wicket.

KP Pietersen b I Sharma 76 (150m 93b 7x4 1x6) SR: 81.72

45.6

I Sharma to Buttler, 1 run, length ball on off and the batsman drops it towards point off the back foot and takes a single

England 221/5   I Sharma 9-2-40-2
47.1

I Sharma to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery on off stump, the batsman is unable to get it away and plays it back to the bowler

47.2

I Sharma to Buttler, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump, the batsman blocks it out to mid-on

47.3

I Sharma to Root, FOUR, how well was that played. Root turns around and plays a reverse scoop to a low full-toss, through third-man

47.4

I Sharma to Root, 1 run, attempts the shot again, but is not able to get under it completely as it is a slower ball, plays it to short third man ans the batsmen scamper for a single

47.5

I Sharma to Buttler, 1 run, driven to deep midwicket off a length delivery on the pads

47.6

I Sharma to Root, no run, comes down the track and turns Ishant's attempted yorker to a low full-toss, but is unable to take advantage as he plays it straight to square leg

England 231/5   I Sharma 10-2-47-2
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