England in India ODI Series - 4th ODI

India v England

India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

So Rohit Sharma it is to open along with Gambhir in what Joe Root thought could be a testing chase on this wicket. Steven Finn to start. Finn runs all the way to the crease to see that Gambhir is not ready. He has to go all the way back. Two slips in place

Harlequin: "Well it would appear from reading the commentary, that Mr Dernbach couldn't have hoped for a better Indian wicket to try and answer his critics. Over to you now Jade"

0.1

Finn to Gambhir, 1 wide, bowls it wide outside off, it cuts away further after pitching

0.1

Finn to Gambhir, no run, bowls it short of length outside off, goes away further after pitching, Gambhir leaves it alone

0.2

Finn to Gambhir, no run, short of length, still wide of off, and Gambhir attempts a half-hearted cut shot, but the extra bounce takes the ball past the edge

0.3

Finn to Gambhir, no run, fuller delivery outside off, Gambhir doesn't really come forward but drives the ball straight to cover off nonetheless

0.4

Finn to Gambhir, no run, bowls on the stumps now, and Gambhir closes the face of the bat as he defends it on the jump, it drops close to the stumps

0.5

Finn to Gambhir, FOUR, length ball on off stump and Gambhir comes half-forward, and drives the ball straight down the ground for the opening runs

0.6

Finn to Gambhir, no run, short of length on off stump, defended to cover off the back foot

End of over 1 (5 runs) India 5/0 (253 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.16)
G Gambhir    4* (6b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-5-0
RG Sharma    0* (0b)     

Avi: "Very excited to see in what innovative way Rohit gets out this time."

Nitesh: "There's a very good chase going on in Hobart. But Something India shouldn't emulate."

1.1

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, short of length delivery on off stump, Rohit stands tall and defends it back to the bowler

1.2

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, back of length, straightens a bit after pitching, defended back to the bowler

1.3

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on the pads, Rohit stays in the crease and turns it to square leg

1.4

Bresnan to RG Sharma, FOUR, that was not that short at all, but it was coming in to his body and at the right height to play a pull, he gets it over the infield to the deep midwicket boundary

1.5

Bresnan to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball outside off, the batsman plays away from his body to guide it to third-man

1.6

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, length ball on off, Gambhir stays behind the line and defends it to off side

Andrew: "Also excited to see whether big Tim can challenge Jade Dernbach for the most expensive bowler in the world title."

End of over 2 (5 runs) India 10/0 (248 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.16)
G Gambhir    4* (7b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0
RG Sharma    5* (5b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-5-0

2.1

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on off, cuts in after pitching and takes the inside edge as Rohit comes forward to defend

2.2

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, 132 kph, bowls a fuller delivery on off to which Rohit comes forward and defends to the leg side

2.3

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, 137 kph, short of length delivery, bounces extra and the batsman is unable to get it away on the leg side, gets hit high on the thigh pad

2.4

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, comes forward to a length ball outside off and defends to the off side

2.5

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, the bowler pulls the length back, and keeps it in the channel outside off, the batsman defends to the off side off the back foot

2.6

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length delivery on off, the batsman stays in the crease and opens the face to play it towards point

End of over 3 (maiden) India 10/0 (248 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 5.27)
RG Sharma    5* (11b 1x4)      ST Finn    2-1-5-0
G Gambhir    4* (7b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0

Aabhas: "How is Rohit Sharma a better opening option than Sehwag? If Rohit was made captain, I doubt if he would select himself as a batsman."

3.1

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, length ball outside off, Gambhir doesn't come forward or back, plays it towards point

3.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, 2 runs, overthrows gives the batsmen two. Samit Patel being the culprit here. The ball was dropped on to the leg side and Samit came in charging and lobbed the ball over the fielder coming from the off side. Unnecessary

3.3

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, short and wide and that is cracked away to the off side, but Bell makes a flying stop at cover to cut-off runs

3.4

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, back of length on off stump, defended to the off side

3.5

Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR, he gets some room and uses it to his advantage as he crunches this one in the gap at cover point for his second boundary

3.6

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, defended down the pitch by the batsman, but Rohit comes three-quarters down the pitch, is rightfully sent back

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 16/0 (242 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.26)
G Gambhir    10* (13b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-0
RG Sharma    5* (11b 1x4)      ST Finn    2-1-5-0

4.1

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on off stump, defended to mid-on by the batsman

4.2

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, length ball outside off, Rohit comes forward and pushes it to cover

Balaji: "@Aabhas, not sure Sehwag would be part of the 2015 World Cup squad. Time to start trying other combinations."

4.3

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, short of length delivery, defended back to the bowler on the hop

Siri: "Not surprised on the comments against Rohit but I still believe that he's the best batsman India can have at no. 4 in ODIs. He was given several chances to prove his consistency but more in the position of 6 and 7 which doesn't test a batsman's skill.."

4.4

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, gets a snorter! Finn always gets that extra bounce and this time he gets some with a short of length delivery on off, it goes past the outside edge

4.5

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, in the channel outside off, the batsman sees that it is away from him, so lets it go

4.6

Finn to RG Sharma, FOUR, the 'talented' Rohit makes an entry and plays an effortless on-drive to a fuller length delivery on the stumps and much like Cook's fours, it races once past the infield

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 20/0 (238 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.28)
RG Sharma    9* (17b 2x4)      ST Finn    3-1-9-0
G Gambhir    10* (13b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-0

5.1

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, short of length outside off, Gambhir stays beside the line of the ball and defends it to point

5.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, he hops and defends the short of length delivery to the off side

5.3

Bresnan to Gambhir, OUT, short of length delivery and Gambhir has done what he often does, he wafts outside the off stump without any feet movement and is taken by the keeper. He walks back in frustration, as he didn't really get a bat on that. Second umpiring error of the day.

G Gambhir c †Buttler b Bresnan 10 (22m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

5.4

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, gets beaten by the first ball. It pitches short of length and straightens past the edge

5.5

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, in the channel outside off, Kohli comes forward and lets it go through

krazy_me: "@Siri:- That's the actual problem with RS, that even after so many chances he's still 'best batsmen India can have'..Hasn't shown consistency like Virat has.."

5.6

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, another one in the channel, Kohli leaves it alone

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) India 20/1 (238 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 5.40)
V Kohli    0* (3b)      TT Bresnan    3-1-11-1
RG Sharma    9* (17b 2x4)      ST Finn    3-1-9-0

6.1

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, attempts a yorker, but it is comfortably blocked out to the leg side

Brett: "But maybe Rohit is a better opening option than Gambhir ?"

nuka: "After giving Gambhir out -umpire Davis says "why should Indian umpires have all the fun afterall""

6.2

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, short of length on off stump, and the batsman leaves it trusting the bounce on the wicket

6.3

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, short of length outside off, defended off the back foot towards point

6.4

Finn to RG Sharma, 3 runs, short of length delivery on the body and he goes for the pull, but doesn't get hold of that shot, it goes over the infield but slows down towards the boundary

6.5

Finn to Kohli, no run, back of length on the middle stump line, Kohli stays on the back foot and defends it down the pitch

6.6

Finn to Kohli, no run, the bowler keeps it tight just outside off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 7 (3 runs) India 23/1 (235 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 5.46)
V Kohli    0* (5b)      ST Finn    4-1-12-0
RG Sharma    12* (21b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    3-1-11-1

7.1

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, veers in on the pads but the batsman is unable to get it away as he is hit high on the pads

7.2

Bresnan to RG Sharma, 1 run, dropped by KP, almost a wicket! Rohit made room and charged down to the length delivery trying to smash it over extra cover, but toe-ends it to KP at mid-off, who runs back but is not able to time his jump and drops the catch

7.3

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, length ball on the off stump line, defended to the off side

7.4

Bresnan to Kohli, 2 runs, drives it in the air and the ball falls just a meter short of KP at mid-off

7.5

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, length ball on the middle, turned away to midwicket

7.6

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, the batsman comes forward and pushes the length ball towards cover

End of over 8 (3 runs) India 26/1 (232 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 5.52)
V Kohli    2* (9b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-14-1
RG Sharma    13* (23b 2x4)      ST Finn    4-1-12-0

8.1

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, short of length delivery, on off stump, defended towards the off side off the back foot

8.2

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, in the channel outside off, Rohit doesn't follow the ball and leaves it alone

8.3

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, beats him outside off as the batsman is late to come forward in his defence

8.4

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, stays in the crease and defends the length ball towards point

8.5

Finn to RG Sharma, FOUR, gets a short ball and he pulls out a cracking pull-shot over the infield again, sends it to the deep square leg boundary

8.6

Finn to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of length outside off, the batsman opens the face and runs it to the left of point fielder for a single

End of over 9 (5 runs) India 31/1 (227 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 5.53)
RG Sharma    18* (29b 3x4)      ST Finn    5-1-17-0
V Kohli    2* (9b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-14-1

9.1

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, stays in the crease and pushes the length ball to cover

9.2

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, short of length delivery, cuts in sharply into the batsman and he gets hit on the pads. Bresnan's appeal is turned down as it was going down leg

9.3

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

9.4

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, he keeps it tight on off stump, bowls a short of length delivery which the batsman defends

9.5

Bresnan to RG Sharma, FOUR, charges down the wicket and hits the shorter length delivery over wide mid-on for another boundary

9.6

Bresnan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on off stump, the batsman defends it to the off side

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 35/1 (223 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.57)
RG Sharma    22* (35b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    5-1-18-1
V Kohli    2* (9b)      ST Finn    5-1-17-0

James: "I think the ICC has been tinkering with the rules again to "make ODI's more interesting". New rule for this game: "All left handed openers shall be given out in rubbish decisions". Umpires have applied it perfectly."

10.1

Finn to Kohli, no run, 136 kph, the bowler bowls it on a length outside off, Kohli comes forward in defence

10.2

Finn to Kohli, no run, short of length delivery on off, gets it to bounce extra, Kohli defends it off the back foot towards mid-on

10.3

Finn to Kohli, no run, extra bounce from the bowler again, Kohli hops and gets behind the ball to drop it down to the leg side

10.4

Finn to Kohli, no run, beats him outside off with one that is quick and straightens slightly. Kohli was too late to come forward

10.5

Finn to Kohli, 1 run, the ball drops between the keeper and the fine leg fielder. Finn has his hands on his head. He bowled a quick shorter one and the batsman went for a pull, gets a top-edge and is lucky as the ball falls between the two men.

10.6

Finn to RG Sharma, no run, back of length delivery on off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 11 (1 run) India 36/1 (222 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.27, RRR: 5.69)
RG Sharma    22* (36b 4x4)      ST Finn    6-1-18-0
V Kohli    3* (14b)      TT Bresnan    5-1-18-1

Dernbach comes into the attack. One slip in place.

11.1

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide first up, Kohli rides the bounce and cuts it hard to the man at deep point

11.2

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 1 run, again a bit short and wide of off, the batsman has no problems in cutting that hard to deep point

11.3

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, the bowler continues to bowl it wide, the batsman this time hits it to the right of deep point

11.4

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, still wide outside off, Rohit tries to cut it but gets an under-edge to the keeper

11.5

Dernbach to RG Sharma, FOUR, short and wide and Rohit helps it along by cutting it hard over point for a one-bounce four

11.6

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 2 runs, bowls it closer to the stumps but Sharma flicks it with soft hands to the gap at midwicket and picks up a couple

End of over 12 (9 runs) India 45/1 (213 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 5.60)
RG Sharma    29* (40b 5x4)      JW Dernbach    1-0-9-0
V Kohli    5* (16b)      ST Finn    6-1-18-0

Double change from England as Samit Patel comes in round the wicket.

Kapil: "Don't know what made England pick Dernbach even after so many poor performances.. Meaker with his pace on this track would have been handful.."

12.1

Patel to Kohli, no run, flighted delivery on the middle, defended to midwicket

12.2

Patel to Kohli, no run, fuller length delivery on off, pushed back to the bowler

12.3

Patel to Kohli, no run, goes back to a one he should have gone forward, pushes it back to the bowler

12.4

Patel to Kohli, FOUR, quickly charges down the pitch and hits the bowler over the umpire's head for a boundary

12.5

Patel to Kohli, 2 runs, makes room by moving towards leg side and cuts it past point for another couple

12.6

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, drives the flatter delivery down to long-on for another single

End of over 13 (7 runs) India 52/1 (206 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.56)
V Kohli    12* (22b 1x4)      SR Patel    1-0-7-0
RG Sharma    29* (40b 5x4)      JW Dernbach    1-0-9-0

Jeremy: "I've always liked Dernbach as a great county player but the Indians must love to see him come on to bowl. If Kieswetter is dropped through lack of runs then (sadly) Dernbach should be dropped for his run rate; there are others who can certainly do no worse and it would spare us English supporters a great deal of stress !"

13.1

Dernbach to Kohli, FOUR, length ball with more width, Kohli stays back and finds the gap at deep point with a well-timed hit

13.2

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, he continues to bowl that wide outside off line, Kohli goes back and opens the face to run it down to third-man

13.3

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 1 wide, over-corrects and fires this one down the leg side. It's called a wide

13.3

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 1 run, better delivery from Dernbach as it comes in after pitching just outside off, chopped down towards third man for a single

13.4

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, stays on the back foot and defends this short of length delivery towards point

13.5

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, cuts in from a length outside off, the batsman stays back and cuts it towards point

13.6

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, short, just outside off, allows Kohli to get on top and steer it to third-man

End of over 14 (8 runs) India 60/1 (198 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 5.50)
V Kohli    18* (27b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    2-0-17-0
RG Sharma    30* (41b 5x4)      SR Patel    1-0-7-0

14.1

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, driven to long-off off the front foot

14.2

Patel to RG Sharma, no run, flighted delivery on the off and middle line, defended to the leg side

14.3

Patel to RG Sharma, no run, pushed through on off, the batsman comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

14.4

Patel to RG Sharma, 1 run, flatter delivery, the batsman goes back and punches it down to long-on

14.5

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, the batsman takes a forward stride and drives it down to long off

14.6

Patel to RG Sharma, 1 run, flatter delivery on the middle, it takes an inside edge past midwicket as the batsman comes forward to defend

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 64/1 (194 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 5.54)
RG Sharma    32* (45b 5x4)      SR Patel    2-0-11-0
V Kohli    20* (29b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    2-0-17-0

Wombat: "Re: Jeremy. Dernbach is not even a good county player, his one day and T20 economy rates are dreadful in the domestic leagues. I know England selectors sometimes like to think outside the box and pick players because they like what they see, but I think it's time to give up on Dernbach"

15.1

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, comes in from a length and surprises the batsman who was looking to play it towards point

Matt: "THat's what i like to see progression and improvement. Dernbach only went for 8 in that last over!"

15.2

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball outside off, the batsman steers it to third-man this time

Andrew: "Could we not just pick a proper bowler and teach them a slower ball rather than having to wait for JD to learn how to bowl everything else?"

15.3

Dernbach to Kohli, FOUR, short of length delivery, comes in with the angle and straightens a bit to take the edge from where the first slip should have been

15.4

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, on the middle stump, flicked away to deep backward square to bring the fifty of the partnership

Alex Franklin Jude: "@kapil : U are wondering why england have Dernbach ??? We've been wondering the same for years now about Rohit !!!"

15.5

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on off, the batsman comes forward and defends it towards cover

15.6

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, 141 kph, it is on the off stump line, the batsman stays behind the line to defend that to off

Paul: "Andrew does JD stand for Just Dreadful?"

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 70/1 (188 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 5.52)
RG Sharma    33* (49b 5x4)      JW Dernbach    3-0-23-0
V Kohli    25* (31b 3x4)      SR Patel    2-0-11-0

James Tredwell replaces Patel

16.1

Tredwell to Kohli, 1 run, flatter delivery outside off, punched off the back foot down to long on

One slip in place for him

16.2

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, 86 kph, that is slow and the batsman has to wait for it, defends back to the bowler

16.3

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, quicker now, pushed back to the bowler again

16.4

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, flighted outside off and Rohit sweeps it powerfully to deep midwicket, where Bresnan almost runs ahead and has to dive back to stop the ball

16.5

Tredwell to Kohli, OUT, success in the first over for Tredwell! He gets the big wicket of Kohli. That was tossed up on off stump and Kohli drives it softly back to the bowler. It went low to Tredwell who makes no mistake and completes the catch. Kohli walks away disappointed at that shot

V Kohli c & b Tredwell 26 (44m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.78

Jake: "The lack of quality spinners on the Indian domestic circuit shows in how the Indian batsmen are playing against the English spinners. No more quality spinners to bat against in the nets and that reflects on the pitch."

Yuvraj Singh is the next man in. Tredwell to continue over the wicket with a slip in place. He changes to round the wicket.

Simon: "James Tredwell you beauty! He has nothing 'mystery' about him and is almost reluctantly selected. He bowls slowly but he's economical and takes regular wickets. He's the anti-Dernbach!"

16.6

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flatter delivery on off stump, Yuvraj tries to play it on the on side but gets a leading edge back to the bowler

End of over 17 (2 runs) India 72/2 (186 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.23, RRR: 5.63)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      JC Tredwell    1-0-2-1
RG Sharma    34* (52b 5x4)      JW Dernbach    3-0-23-0

17.1

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to deep cover

Shahid Majeed: "Tredwell and Root remind us why new faces should be given chances instead of traumatizing the fans with patel and dernbach."

17.2

Dernbach to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length delivery on off stump, Yuvraj goes back and flicks it towards midwicket

17.3

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, 140 ks, short of length delivery on off, Rohit defends that to the off side with ease

Rayner: "I think I'd rather see us play Ravi Bopara as a specialist bowler than give JD another game, his bowling figures are much better and he wouldn't make too bad a no.8 either."

17.4

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, length ball pitches on off stump line, and cuts back into the batsman. He gets hit on the pads

17.5

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, fuller length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to mid-off

17.6

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, length ball aimed at the off stump, the batsman pushes it to the leg side

Paul: "In ODI's one bad ball an over is often criticised, so why is Dernbach bowling 5 short wide pies an over? Imagine the carnage if Shewag had faced this garbage!"

End of over 18 (2 runs) India 74/2 (184 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 5.75)
RG Sharma    35* (57b 5x4)      JW Dernbach    4-0-25-0
Yuvraj Singh    1* (2b)      JC Tredwell    1-0-2-1

18.1

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, defended back to the bowler off the front foot

18.2

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, the batsman comes forward and plays it with an open face towards the right of point

18.3

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, stays adjacent to the line of the ball and defends it back to the bowler

18.4

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flatter delivery on off stump, tests Yuvraj's patience who has to come forward to defend

18.5

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flatter and quicker on off, the batsman goes back and punches it to long-on

Chris: "With the modern day obsession with Doosras, Teesras and the like, it's reassuring to see England enjoying success in India with three (Monty, Swann and now Tredders) very good spinners who just bowl orthodox stuff well."

18.6

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, flatter delivery outside off, Rohit stays on the back foot and turns the ball to midwicket

End of over 19 (1 run) India 75/2 (183 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.94, RRR: 5.90)
RG Sharma    35* (58b 5x4)      JC Tredwell    2-0-3-1
Yuvraj Singh    2* (7b)      JW Dernbach    4-0-25-0

I wonder what the Federer-Tsonga score is?

19.1

Dernbach to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length ball on off stump, Yuvraj wristily drives it to mid-on

19.2

Dernbach to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length delivery on off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and punches it back to the bowler

19.3

Dernbach to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length delivery on the body, Yuvraj hops and turns it to deep square leg for a single

19.4

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 2 runs, slides down the leg side and Rohit glances that fine, but there is a fielder at fine-leg to cut it off

19.5

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of length outside off, steered to third-man off the back foot

19.6

Dernbach to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tries to pull a not so short ball, and it stays low too. The ball hits the thigh pad and drops down close to the stumps

End of over 20 (4 runs) India 79/2 (179 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.95, RRR: 5.96)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (11b)      JW Dernbach    5-0-29-0
RG Sharma    38* (60b 5x4)      JC Tredwell    2-0-3-1

Two set all! Thanks for the comments.

20.1

Tredwell to RG Sharma, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off, Rohit takes a stride forward and scoops it over the vacant short fine area for a boundary

Ansh: "Federer leading in 5th set - 7-6, 4-6,7-6,3-6,5-2"

20.2

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, flatter delivery on off stump, pushed to mid-off off the back foot

20.3

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, pushed through on off, the batsman wrists it to midwicket

20.4

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, stays back to this one bowled with flatter trajectory, hit to cover

20.5

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven to deep point off the back foot off a flatter delivery

Round the wicket

20.6

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, the batsman comes forward to defend this flat delivery on off stump

End of over 21 (5 runs) India 84/2 (174 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.00)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (12b)      JC Tredwell    3-0-8-1
RG Sharma    43* (65b 6x4)      JW Dernbach    5-0-29-0

Meanwhile, Joe Root has the ball in his hands.

jimmy patel: "fede tson 7-6,6-4,7-6,6-3,2-5(40-40)"

David Richerby: "Federer-Tsonga. Federer declared on a rather pathetic 7/6 in his first innings and Tsonga replied with 6/4, presumably declaring so he could have another go at the Federer batting and knock off the runs. Then Federer made 7/6 *again* and the match should have been drawn after Tsonga's somewhat-improved 6/3 but, for some reason, they're playing a fifth innings. I don't understand."

21.1

Root to RG Sharma, 1 run, 87 ks, flatter outside the off stump, the batsman comes forward and turns it to the leg side for a single

Round the wicket to Yuvraj

21.2

Root to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot

21.3

Root to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, attempts a sweep to a tossed up delivery outside off, but misses it completely and gets hit on the back leg

21.4

Root to RG Sharma, 2 runs, on the pads, and Rohit plays it softly towards square leg and calls for two

21.5

Root to RG Sharma, 1 run, flatter delivery just outside off, turned to midwicket for another single

Something close to the sight-screen is bothering Yuvraj. He is still not happy and waving at someone in an animated fashion. People in the stands there are looking at each other, who is it?

Avinash: "I see Ravi's foreboding coming true! Well done Rohit Sharma." (He means Ravi Shastri for his 'master-stroke' comment earlier in the day)

Monty C: "Hey, what is this? tennis or cricket. If you want tennis scores go to tenninfo.com....Back to Cricket". Yes back to cricket, Federer is through.

21.6

Root to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flighted delivery outside off, defended down the pitch.

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 89/2 (169 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.04, RRR: 6.03)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (15b)      JE Root    1-0-4-0
RG Sharma    47* (68b 6x4)      JC Tredwell    3-0-8-1

22.1

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, pushed through on the middle stump line, turned to square leg

22.2

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, makes room and punches the ball straight to cover

22.3

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, tossed up delivery, driven down the ground to long-on

22.4

Tredwell to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Tredwell takes out Yuvraj Singh playing the sweep shot!! It was slower, pitches on off and middle, and straightens just a touch to hit Yuvraj in front. The batsman was down very early and the ball arrived much slower beating him on his sweep shot. Tredwell seems to have worked Yuvraj out in the series. Big wicket.

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Tredwell 3 (27m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

Vinoth: "Someone around the sight-screen area has to seriously answer for Yuvraj's wicket.."

22.5

Tredwell to Raina, no run, tossed up delivery on off, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

22.6

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to deep cover

End of over 23 (2 runs) India 91/3 (167 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.95, RRR: 6.18)
SK Raina    1* (2b)      JC Tredwell    4-0-10-2
RG Sharma    48* (71b 6x4)      JE Root    1-0-4-0

Afterall the dreadful calls from the umpires, Mr Asnani makes a good call to send Yuvraj back.

23.1

Root to Raina, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle, defended back to the bowler

23.2

Root to Raina, no run, he comes forward and defends the tossed up delivery to the off side

23.3

Root to Raina, 1 run, flatter delivery on off, Raina drops it softly towards cover and sets off for a tight single. Makes it easily in the end

23.4

Root to RG Sharma, 1 run, flighted on the middle, driven easily to deep midwicket

Raina has done some damage to his hands after putting in a dive for that tight single. Ashok Dinda has come in to help him put the grip on his bat. (Dinda?? To put a grip? No Rahane or Pujara?)

Joey: "I'm getting this weird feeling that Rohit is going to win this match for India, and the selectors are gonna give him a lot more chances. Is that a bad thing or a good thing?"

23.5

Root to Raina, 1 run, goes back to the flatter delivery, and punches it to long-off off the back foot

Jahangir: "On the day Rohit Sharma made his first fifty for India, Virat Kohli was playing the U19 World Cup Final. And today Kohli already has 4,000 ODI runs whereas Rohit Sharma completed his 2,000 ODI runs today only."

23.6

Root to RG Sharma, 1 run, he gets to his fifty with a dab to the on side.

End of over 24 (4 runs) India 95/3 (163 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.95, RRR: 6.26)
RG Sharma    50* (73b 6x4)      JE Root    2-0-8-0
SK Raina    3* (6b)      JC Tredwell    4-0-10-2

24.1

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, tossed up delivery, driven back towards non-striker, Tredwell dives and gets a hand to it.

24.2

Tredwell to RG Sharma, SIX, comes down the pitch and lifts it straight over the bowler's head towards the sight screen for his first six

24.3

Tredwell to RG Sharma, FOUR, gets inside the line of the ball and sweeps it over deep backward square leg for a boundary easily

24.4

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, flatter delivery outside off, he stays back and cuts it hard, Finn makes a diving stop to prevent a boundary at short third-man

24.5

Tredwell to Raina, no run, flatter outside off, the batsman stays back and places it towards point

David: "Brilliant effort (again!!!) by Tredwell. The question is would Swann have done any better? I dont think so."

24.6

Tredwell to Raina, no run, flatter on the stumps, the batsman tries to steer it towards point, and plays straight to the fielder

End of over 25 (11 runs) India 106/3 (152 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.24, RRR: 6.08)
SK Raina    3* (8b)      JC Tredwell    5-0-21-2
RG Sharma    61* (77b 7x4 1x6)      JE Root    2-0-8-0

Rohit: "@ Jahangir - And Rohit Sharma is still considered a youngster in the team while Virat Kohli is being projected as the next captain.Strange things happen in life.I guess the selectors have a 5 year plan now as RJ and RS have played well in the series. And all you folks,stop talking about Sir.RJ and Sir.RS as there will not be any replacement for them for the next 5 years"

25.1

Patel to RG Sharma, no run, flighted delivery on off, the batsman tries to drive on off, but gets an inside edge towards midwicket

25.2

Patel to RG Sharma, FOUR, flighted on the middle, he sweeps it again through deep backward square for another boundary

25.3

Patel to RG Sharma, 1 run, stays back in the crease and pushes to ball towards cover to pick up a single

Over the wicket to Raina

25.4

Patel to Raina, no run, flatter delivery on off, pushed back to the bowler

25.5

Patel to Raina, FOUR, now Raina sweeps it, in the air, and finds the boundary at deep backward square

25.6

Patel to Raina, 1 run, tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives towards cover for a single

End of over 26 (10 runs) India 116/3 (142 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.46, RRR: 5.91)
SK Raina    8* (11b 1x4)      SR Patel    3-0-21-0
RG Sharma    66* (80b 8x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    5-0-21-2

Sandeep Hans: "If India win this match, Pujara will make a debut next match in Yuvraj's place."

26.1

Tredwell to Raina, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Raina has to reach out for it as he places it in the gap towards cover, wants a single, but is rightly sent back

26.2

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, flatter delivery on off, he goes back and punches it past the diving bowler to long-off

Round the wicket to Rohit too.

26.3

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the off and middle line, turned away to deep midwicket

26.4

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, the batsman comes forward and drives it to long-on

26.5

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, a bit short, Rohit goes back and punches it, but is unable to beat the man at extra cover

26.6

Tredwell to RG Sharma, FOUR, he finds the gap he was looking for the previous ball. Similar delivery, he goes back and punches it to the left of extra cover, and there is no one in the deep to cut it off

End of over 27 (7 runs) India 123/3 (135 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 5.86)
RG Sharma    71* (83b 9x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    6-0-28-2
SK Raina    10* (14b 1x4)      SR Patel    3-0-21-0

Dernbach is back, England need some wickets here as India is doing it easily at the moment. One slip in place for Raina.

27.1

Dernbach to Raina, 2 runs, short of length, but on the pads and Raina hops on his toes to glance that to deep backward square for a couple

27.2

Dernbach to Raina, no run, short ball outside off, doesn't get up too high, defended back to the bowler off the back foot

27.3

Dernbach to Raina, FOUR, not so short, but Raina goes for the pull through midwicket anyway, not the hoick as this one goes all along the ground to the deep midwicket boundary

27.4

Dernbach to Raina, no run, length ball on off, Raina has to come on the front foot to defend

27.5

Dernbach to Raina, FOUR, length ball on off and this time he plays it over the infield, doesn't get all the timing, but enough to send the ball rolling to the deep midwicket boundary

27.6

Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, length ball on off, Raina shuffles across and works it to deep square leg for a single

End of over 28 (11 runs) India 134/3 (124 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 5.63)
SK Raina    21* (20b 3x4)      JW Dernbach    6-0-40-0
RG Sharma    71* (83b 9x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    6-0-28-2

28.1

Tredwell to Raina, no run, flatter delivery on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

28.2

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, goes back to punch a quicker delivery to long off

28.3

Tredwell to RG Sharma, FOUR, gets a shorter delivery outside off and he cracks it through point for another boundary

mark: "Why don't England ever consider playing Tredwell and Swann together..pick 5 batsman, a keeper (preferable Buttler) and the five best ODI bowlers, which includes both Swann and Tredwell, Finn, Andersen and 1 other."

28.4

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, pushed to midwicket off a flatter delivery on the middle

28.5

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, quicker delivery outside off, he stays on the back foot and punches it comfortably to deep cover

28.6

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle, Raina plays it straight, hits it to long-on for a single

End of over 29 (7 runs) India 141/3 (117 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.86, RRR: 5.57)
SK Raina    23* (23b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    7-0-35-2
RG Sharma    76* (86b 10x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    6-0-40-0

tony: "Dernbaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhach! strange but the 'argh' fits so well!"

Matt: "It's like India are playing with 12 men here. The starting 11 plus Dernbach!"

Dernbach continues much to the chagrin of our feedbackers.

29.1

Dernbach to Raina, 2 runs, short of length on the pads, Raina hops and glides it to deep backward square leg for a couple

Aayush: "This is a great innings from Rohit. Innings like these beg the selectors to keep him in the team despite his string of failures. As usual, Raina is playing a little gem of an inning for which he will not get enough credit from the audience although the good thing is the skipper realises this."

29.2

Dernbach to Raina, 2 runs, not-so-short ball outside off, but Raina decides to go aerial anyway, doesn't get hold of it as it goes over mid-on , it's pulled back by the fielder in time

29.3

Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, short ball on the body, comes off slower from the pitch, Raina waits and pulls it down to fine leg

29.4

Dernbach to RG Sharma, no run, back of length outside off, pushed to point from the crease

29.5

Dernbach to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower delivery from the bowler, but it is pitched too short and gives time to the batsman to watch it and cut it to deep point

Rich Cerrone: "If i was the selectors i would make drastic changes drop morgan for prior bring in swann for derbach and possibly anderson for bresnan plenty of batting root and patel can make up 5th bowler or even patel dropped for anderson depending on the country."

29.6

Dernbach to Raina, FOUR, he was waiting for this short delivery and places this over midwicket with a hoick for another boundary

David Richerby: "@mark: Because the England selectors are obsessed with picking "one-day specialists" and "all-rounders" who bat worse than a bowler and bowl worse than a batsman."

End of over 30 (10 runs) India 151/3 (107 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 5.35)
SK Raina    32* (27b 4x4)      JW Dernbach    7-0-50-0
RG Sharma    77* (88b 10x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    7-0-35-2

Anupam: "Even the commentators doesnt seem to be too impressed with Raina....they never mention him at the start of the game .....just one good innings from Kohli in the last match made them talk so much again about him....not a huge fan of Dhoni but his backing of Raina is great."

cris: "Yuvraj was brilliant at the 2011 WC but he was struggling for a year before that and is a bit hit or miss even now. You don't want to bet against a big tournament player like him but with the next cup in seaming conditions, India might have to groom Pujara at No 4."

30.1

Tredwell to RG Sharma, no run, tossed up on the pads, turned to midwicket

30.2

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, comes down the pitch, but doesn't get hold of his shot as he ends up playing it towards deep cover instead of extra cover

30.3

Tredwell to Raina, no run, flatter delivery on the middle stump, the batsman defends it down the pitch

30.4

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, goes back to this quicker one on the stumps and punches it to deep cover

30.5

Tredwell to RG Sharma, FOUR, goes for the paddle sweep and manages to play it fine, just enough to beat Samit Patel at deep backward square

30.6

Tredwell to RG Sharma, 1 run, quicker on the pads, it is punched to deep midwicket

Pawan: "As good as Raina is doing here, we should remember his failures on any pitch offering assistance to fast bowlers. Keeping that in mind we should consider sending him back to domestic cricket while we reward Pujara's performances."

End of over 31 (7 runs) India 158/3 (100 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.09, RRR: 5.26)
RG Sharma    83* (92b 11x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    8-0-42-2
SK Raina    33* (29b 4x4)      JW Dernbach    7-0-50-0

Steven Finn has been brought back

31.1

Finn to RG Sharma, OUT, and it takes on one ball for Finn to make an impact! He bowls it on a length, the ball cuts back into Rohit, who dare I say, was a bit lazy in his defence, gets hit on the knee roll and Steve Davis raises his finger.

RG Sharma lbw b Finn 83 (135m 93b 11x4 1x6) SR: 89.24

With more than 100 to get from here, it could be anyone's game here. That was a big big wicket as Rohit was looking as comfortable as ever

Dhoni takes strike with Ishant's jumper on.

31.2

Finn to Dhoni, FOUR, he shuffles and glides the short of length ball down to the fine-leg boundary

Two slips in place for him

31.3

Finn to Dhoni, no run, another loud shout for lbw! Finn bowls it fast and on a length, Dhoni was hit while on the shuffle, but he was outside the line of off.

31.4

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, 144 kph, Finn is working up some pace here. He bowls a length and Dhoni is late on it, but manages to play it towards midwicket

31.5

Finn to Raina, 1 wide, 144 kph, it is down the leg side and is called a wide

paulymac: "Bring your best bowler back when game alrerady lost, a unique strategy!"

31.5

Finn to Raina, no run, good short ball from Finn, Raina sways outside the line

31.6

Finn to Raina, 1 run, quick and full on off, the batsman tries to play it on the leg side, but gets a leading edge which goes down to third-man

End of over 32 (7 runs) India 165/4 (93 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 5.16)
SK Raina    34* (31b 4x4)      ST Finn    7-1-25-1
MS Dhoni    5* (3b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    8-0-42-2

Excellent over from Finn, but the question is, who is going to raise his hands to support him? Bresnan is back.

32.1

Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, length ball, Raina pushes it with soft hands to mid-off and sets off immediately, but there is hesitation as he sees that Dhoni stop. He carries on nonetheless, but that would have been tight had the fielder hit

One slip in place

32.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, more hesitation, Raina runs almost all the way down to strikers as Dhoni played that towards point where the fielder made a good stop

32.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, quicker short of length delivery, hits Dhoni on the body as he tries to shuffle and play that towards off

32.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, length ball on off, he shuffles again and defends it on the leg side

32.5

Bresnan to Dhoni, 2 runs, comes forwards and pushes the ball through cover for a well-judged couple

Game: "@paulymac : the game is not over, and with umpire Davis also joining the Indian umpire in giving wrong outs, u never know."

32.6

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, short of length outside off, the batsman covers the line of stumps and lets the ball go through to the keeper

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 168/4 (90 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.09, RRR: 5.29)
MS Dhoni    7* (8b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-21-1
SK Raina    35* (32b 4x4)      ST Finn    7-1-25-1

33.1

Finn to Raina, no run, length ball on off, defended to the leg side

Ah, for how close all those lbw calls have been, please check out the hawk-eye tab on cricinfo scorecards.

33.2

Finn to Raina, no run, length ball on off, that comes in a touch into Raina and hits him on the top of the front pad. A loud appeal, but the umpire turns it down

33.3

Finn to Raina, 1 run, quick short delivery, Raina has to wait for that as it comes a touch slow off the surface, he places that to fine leg

33.4

Finn to Dhoni, no run, 144 kph bouncer just outside off, Dhoni sways out of the line right at the end

33.5

Finn to Dhoni, FOUR, some timing by Dhoni! The ball was on a length on off stump, and Dhoni just defended it back to the bowler, or that's what it looked like, but it sped on the surface to go to the boundary

33.6

Finn to Dhoni, no run, length ball outside off, doesn't bounce as much as some other deliveries, left alone

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 173/4 (85 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.08, RRR: 5.31)
MS Dhoni    11* (11b 2x4)      ST Finn    8-1-30-1
SK Raina    36* (35b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-21-1

Joe Root into the attack.

rahul: "Real worrying time for india coz the batting powerplay is coming up. It will dry up the runs & also fetch england some wickets."

34.1

Root to Raina, no run, flighted delivery outside off, driven straight to cover

34.2

Root to Raina, no run, pushed through on middle and leg, Raina stays back and pushes it to midwicket

34.3

Root to Raina, FOUR, tossed up delivery wide outside off, and Raina comes out, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it through the infield all along the ground

34.4

Root to Raina, no run, He is beaten by the flight here and misses the line of the ball, he falls over and Buttler has taken the bails off in a flash. It looks very close but looks like he has managed to keep his toe on the ground

34.5

Root to Raina, 1 run, flatter delivery on off, punched to deep cover off the back foot

Over the wicket to Dhoni

34.6

Root to Dhoni, no run, flatter delivery on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket

End of over 35 (5 runs) India 178/4 (80 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.08, RRR: 5.33)
MS Dhoni    11* (12b 2x4)      JE Root    3-0-13-0
SK Raina    41* (40b 5x4)      ST Finn    8-1-30-1

Time for Powerplay.

He is gone, is he!! No, it's a dead ball as Finn has knocked the stumps over on his delivery stride! The ball was a length delivery which left the batsman after pitching, it lured Raina into the drive and the edge flew comfortably to Cook at first slip. While everyone celebrated, Raina looked at the umpire and was relieved to see it was called dead

Amar: "one thing I noticed about Raina---he imitates batsman of other end....If other plays slow, he does the same, if other hits boundary, he again does the same."

Nava: "Cricinfo's Hawkeye seems to show that the ball that got Rohit would've been a good outswinger to a left-hander! Too high, way down the leg side, for a right-hander. How accurate is this Hawkeye?" That tells you something about the umpiring decision.

35.1

Finn to Raina, 1 run, length ball outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to deep cover

35.2

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, 142 kph, Dhoni shuffles across and dabs the length ball to the leg side for a quick single

Venu: "I wont blame Finn. Its the cricket rule. Did not make him rectify his mistake!"

35.3

Finn to Raina, 1 run, short of length outside off, Raina waits and cuts it to deep point off the back foot

35.4

Finn to Dhoni, no run, shuffles across and defends the length ball to the off side

35.5

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length on the off stump, the batsman shuffles and gets behind the line, turns it to square leg

35.6

Finn to Raina, no run, short of length outside off, the batsman lets it go through to the keeper

End of over 36 (4 runs) India 182/4 (76 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 5.42)
SK Raina    43* (43b 5x4)      ST Finn    9-1-34-1
MS Dhoni    13* (15b 2x4)      JE Root    3-0-13-0

36.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Dhoni goes back and across and turns the ball to the leg side

36.2

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, back of length on the middle, Raina hops and drops it towards square leg. The two batsmen hare back for the second

36.3

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, on the pads, it is flicked away to deep backward square easily

36.4

Bresnan to Raina, FOUR, fuller delivery outside off, Raina goes for a drive and edges the ball through the vacant second slip region, gets to his fifty

36.5

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, tries to heave it to the leg side, but doesn't get the timing, goes as far as midwicket

36.6

Bresnan to Raina, 1 wide, length ball down the leg side, it is called a wide

36.6

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman goes on the back foot and cuts it to deep point region for a couple

End of over 37 (14 runs) India 196/4 (62 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.29, RRR: 4.76)
SK Raina    55* (48b 6x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-35-1
MS Dhoni    14* (16b 2x4)      ST Finn    9-1-34-1

Rohit: "Cook doesnt seem to have much in his hands to cook up something now as the best bowler is left with only 1 over and the rest is for other bowlers who have been more than useful to India.. So it would turn out to be a one-sided game very soon from now."

37.1

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run, back of length delivery on the middle, Dhoni gets inside the line and glances the ball to fine leg

Anil: "Third consecutive fifty for Raina (In macthes he got chance to bat). Well Played. He seems to make very useful contributions which is not getting noticed. May be today he can get the match of the match award for his performance."

37.2

Finn to Raina, no run, waits for the short of length delivery on the back foot and defends it to the off side

37.3

Finn to Raina, no run, back of length and outside off, the batsman leaves it alone

37.4

Finn to Raina, no run, hops on the crease and tries to guide the short of length delivery to the off side, but plays it straight to point

37.5

Finn to Raina, 1 run, tests the batsman with a fuller delivery on the off stump, Raina stays rooted on the crease but plays it towards the off side with an open face

neill: "at the start of this series Cook said "with some senior players not here we will see if the players who have been around for a while can step up" Looks like they cant Root & Tredwell apart struggling to see who has played well and stepped up"

37.6

Finn to Dhoni, 3 runs, short ball on the middle stump, the batsman goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for three runs

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 201/4 (57 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 4.75)
MS Dhoni    18* (18b 2x4)      ST Finn    10-1-39-1
SK Raina    56* (52b 6x4)      TT Bresnan    7-1-35-1

38.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, goes back and across to this short of length delivery outside off, punches it to cover

38.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, stays on the back foot to a fuller length delivery outside off and drives to deep cover

Simon: "It's incredible the amount of ODIs India seem to play. He's only 26 but Raina has already clocked up 158 appearances. To put this in perspective, Alistair cook has played 59, Bresnan 67, Bell 122 and KP 130."

38.3

Bresnan to Raina, FOUR, on the pads, and Raina flicks it past short fine leg. The fielder runs after the ball but is unable to pull the ball back as he dives

38.4

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, short ball, Raina plays a controlled pull to deep backward square for another couple

Allen: "@Neill: Add finn in tat list.. Really he bowled out of his skins... Unlucky figures are not reflecting his performance..."

38.5

Bresnan to Raina, 1 wide, short bouncer, goes over the head of the batsman and is called a wide

38.5

Bresnan to Raina, FOUR, it is on the leg side and Raina gets some bat on it to glide it to the fine-leg boundary

Hate T20: "Simon: It's incredible how much test cricket England play. in the first 6 years of his career, Tendulkar had played 30 odd tests while Cook had played more than 70."

Richard: "@Hate T20 - that's because everyone plays more these days. England haven't played more than others in the last few years."

38.6

Bresnan to Raina, no run, stays on the back foot and opens the face to run the short of length delivery to point

End of over 39 (12 runs) India 213/4 (45 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.46, RRR: 4.09)
SK Raina    66* (56b 8x4)      TT Bresnan    8-1-47-1
MS Dhoni    19* (20b 2x4)      ST Finn    10-1-39-1

Dernbach is back. He is got three overs up his sleeves.

Tim: "For the sake of ramming the nail in the coffin in this series, can someone please get Dernbach to bowl another couple of overs. It should see the Indians home, and we can all get on with some work!"

39.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, OUT, caught at backward point! the luck has changed for Dernbach and could be this wicket that turns the game! It was short, it was wide, it was asking to be hit and Dhoni smashes it straight to the backward point fielder to add some spice to the game.

MS Dhoni c Morgan b Dernbach 19 (49m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.47

Two slips for Jadeja

39.2

Dernbach to Jadeja, 2 runs, gets a fuller length delivery on the middle, he flick-drives it in the air through midwicket for his first runs today

39.3

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery on off, pushed to point off the back foot

Gameon: "Cheers to Dernbach, he's done it...what good deliveries couldn't do, a Dernbach delivery does."

39.4

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, another shortish delivery on off, the batsman goes back and defends it to off

39.5

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, gets beaten as he tries to waft at a widish delivery from the crease. He didn't move his feet at all.

39.6

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, gets behind the line this time and defends it to mid-off

Kaushik Balasubramanian: "Dhoni has got out to the same shot many times. He escaped with this shot in the second ODI, this is how he got out in the world cup quarterfinal against australia."

End of over 40 (2 runs) India 215/5 (43 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.37, RRR: 4.30)
RA Jadeja    2* (5b)      JW Dernbach    8-0-52-1
SK Raina    66* (56b 8x4)      TT Bresnan    8-1-47-1

Root in the attack.

40.1

Root to Raina, no run, bowls it flatter on the stumps, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

40.2

Root to Raina, 1 run, similar delivery, but the batsman goes back and punches it to long on this time

Thomas Lawlor: "Re comment from Tim before ball 39.1. Can Tim please apply for Ashley Gile's job?"

40.3

Root to Jadeja, no run, tossed up on off stump, driven back to the bowler

40.4

Root to Jadeja, no run, drifting on to the pads, and Jadeja gets hit in front as he tries to play it on the on side

40.5

Root to Jadeja, no run, tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends to cover

40.6

Root to Jadeja, FOUR, plays it off the keeper's gloves almost, not convincingly though, and gets it fine to the boundary

End of over 41 (5 runs) India 220/5 (38 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.36, RRR: 4.22)
RA Jadeja    6* (9b 1x4)      JE Root    4-0-18-0
SK Raina    67* (58b 8x4)      JW Dernbach    8-0-52-1

41.1

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, he drops it towards cover and sets off for a quick single, makes it to the other side easily

One slip for Jadeja

41.2

Tredwell to Jadeja, 1 run, flatter delivery on off stump, the batsman goes back and turns it to midwicket

41.3

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, pushed through on the pads, it is turned to short fine leg for another single

41.4

Tredwell to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, quicker and fuller on the pads, worked towards short fine leg for a single

41.5

Tredwell to Raina, no run, flighted down the leg side and Raina looses his balance as he tries to sweep that, rolls on the crease and is not able to take the single

41.6

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, drives the tossed up delivery through cover, but Cook makes a diving stop to keep the batsman to a single

End of over 42 (5 runs) India 225/5 (33 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.35, RRR: 4.12)
SK Raina    70* (62b 8x4)      JC Tredwell    9-0-46-2
RA Jadeja    7* (11b 1x4)      JE Root    4-0-18-0

42.1

Root to Raina, 1 run, comes down the crease and plays the flighted delivery on the full, drives it to long-off

42.2

Root to Jadeja, no run, flatter now, Jadeja plays it with soft hands towards off

42.3

Root to Jadeja, no run, flatter delivery outside off, he cuts it but straight to point

42.4

Root to Jadeja, 1 run, waits for the quicker delivery on the back foot and turns it to square leg for a single

42.5

Root to Raina, no run, floated on off stump, the batsman pushes it to point

42.6

Root to Raina, FOUR, drifts down the leg side and Raina gets bat on it to run it past the short fine leg fielder for another boundary

End of over 43 (6 runs) India 231/5 (27 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.37, RRR: 3.85)
SK Raina    75* (65b 9x4)      JE Root    5-0-24-0
RA Jadeja    8* (14b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    9-0-46-2

43.1

Tredwell to Jadeja, no run, tossed up on the middle, pushed to midwicket

43.2

Tredwell to Jadeja, 1 run, flatter delivery, cut off the back foot towards point

43.3

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, comes forward to this floated delivery, punches it to long-off

Allen: "Now its look trouble for England, Tredwell has nly one over left... Their best bowler of the tour...

43.4

Tredwell to Jadeja, FOUR, tossed up on the middle and leg, Jadeja plays a well-placed sweep through to the deep backward square leg boundary

43.5

Tredwell to Jadeja, 1 run, flatter outside off, but Jadeja goes back and turns it to deep midwicket for a single

43.6

Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, floated outside off, Raina comes forward and drives it to long-off

End of over 44 (8 runs) India 239/5 (19 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 3.16)
SK Raina    77* (67b 9x4)      JC Tredwell    10-0-54-2
RA Jadeja    14* (18b 2x4)      JE Root    5-0-24-0

Bresnan comes in.

Kavi: "Before the euphoria of a likely series victory today kicks in i would like to point out this is against a second string Eng bowling attack with Anderson, Broad, Swann and Panesar out. India struggled against a quality attack like Pakistan and lost so this series victory should not hide the batting problems that linger"

44.1

Bresnan to Raina, no run, beats the batsman with a widish delivery outside off as Raina tries to reach for it

44.2

Bresnan to Raina, no run, short of length on the off and middle line, defended off the back foot to the leg side

44.3

Bresnan to Raina, SIX, length ball and he just lifts it over the infield, straight over the the bowler's head and it clears the boundary rope

44.4

Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, bowls on a length on the leg stump, it is flicked to fine leg for a single

44.5

Bresnan to Jadeja, 1 run, short ball to test Jadeja, and it almost does the job as he plays a hurried pull towards deep backward square leg

44.6

Bresnan to Raina, no run, length delivery wide of off, Raina goes back and tries to steer it to off, plays it straight to point

Viknesh: "After India's loss in england, i always had Bresnan as a quality all rounder and had him in my Fantasy team , but he is proving it as a fantastic dream"

End of over 45 (8 runs) India 247/5 (11 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.48, RRR: 2.20)
SK Raina    84* (72b 9x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    9-1-55-1
RA Jadeja    15* (19b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    10-0-54-2

45.1

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, short ball to Jadeja, but it doesn't bounce much as it is a touch slower in pace. It arrives after Jadeja is through with his shot

45.2

Dernbach to Jadeja, 1 run, gets another short ball at a comfortable height, pulls it to deep square leg

45.3

Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, it is on the leg side, on a length, Raina glances it down to fine leg

Srinivas: "Thank you for the kindly reminder kavi, but except for Anderson, no one else were really missed. I mean England will never have played two spinners and I think Tredwell outbowled Swann and Panesar never featured for England in the shorter forms of the game."

45.4

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, 141 ks, quick short of length delivery that angles across the left-hander, beats him outside off as Jadeja tries to defend

45.5

Dernbach to Jadeja, 1 run, on the middle stump line, flicked away off the hip to fine leg

45.6

Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle, and another one is flicked down to behind square on the leg side

End of over 46 (4 runs) India 251/5 (7 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.45, RRR: 1.75)
SK Raina    86* (74b 9x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    9-0-56-1
RA Jadeja    17* (23b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    9-1-55-1

46.1

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, length ball, he moves his front foot out and drives it over the infield at cover, doesn't get hold of it completely and the ball is pulled back by deep cover

46.2

Bresnan to Raina, no run, tries to heave it towards the leg side, but it's stopped by the midwicket fielder. Jadeja sends Raina back and Raina does vice-versa

Bresnan juggled the ball in his run-up during that delivery, and the umpire has a word with him about that

46.3

Bresnan to Raina, no run, length ball on the off side, pushed to cover

46.4

Bresnan to Raina, no run, short of length delivery on off, Raina gets beside the line of the ball and guides it straight to point

Matt Ryan: "There was a point when I was excited by what looked like a glut of up and coming pace bowlers for England. However, a couple of absences from the regulars has shown that actually, that department is a cause for concern - whilst Australia seem to be churning out good youngsters at will."

46.5

Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, short ball on the body, Raina plays an ill-controlled pulled towards deep square leg.

46.6

Bresnan to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, pushed to the gap at cover for a single

Abhay: "Tossing the ball is distracting the batsmen. That can't be fair!" There is no such thing as 'fair' for a bowler in cricket. It's a batsman's game you see.

End of over 47 (4 runs) India 255/5 (3 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.42, RRR: 1.00)
RA Jadeja    18* (24b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    10-1-59-1
SK Raina    89* (79b 9x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    9-0-56-1

47.1

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, short of length outside off, defended off the back foot

47.2

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, length delivery on the middle and off, pushed to mid-on from the crease

47.3

Dernbach to Jadeja, 3 runs, on the middle and leg, Jadeja goes on the back foot and flicks it towards the vacant deep midwicket region to run three and complete a comfortable win

That brings us to the end of our coverage for this game. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao.


Presentation: Alastair Cook: "Rohit-Raina partnership really took things away from us. i don't think the conditions were really in our favour. We put up a pretty good score on this wicket. Joe Root played pleasingly, he moved the ball around well."

MS Dhoni: "Overall a very good peformance, more so with the new ball. We didn't let them get off to a quick start. It is new bowling attack, they will learn a lot with experience. 100 in 10 overs, it's bound to happen with the new rules. We all know Rohit is a gifted cricketer and it was a very good performance from him. He is a natural puller of the ball and once he got to his fifty, he converted it to a big one. The conditions have not been typical subcontinental conditions, except Kochi, so the series win has been a good achievement."

Suresh Raina gets the Man-of-the-Match award: "I told Rohit to be positive and we had a tremendous partnership. Today, I got some chances and I stayed till the end. Rohit was playing really well, he showed some character in his innings. I remember Sachin told us that we have to No. 1 in the fielding, and today we fielded really well."


In the end, India did it comfortably. But England had their moments in the match. Unfortunately for them, there wasn't much support for Steven Finn who looked like the only bowler who could get wickets. India's chase was controlled by two half-centuries - Rohit Sharma's and Raina's - and they stayed abreast with the required rate. Rohit says, "I am happy with the innings today, I was told by the management today about the opening role." With this win, India take the series 3-1 with one match to play.

Gameon: "Under any other circumstances, this series win would have been a given, but after the Test series loss to England and ODI series against Pakistan, this is really a cause for celebration."

Rayner: "Well chased by India. Finn really made the team pay the cost there for hitting the wicket during his action. That should be enough of a deterrant for him really."

yogi: "I think of particular note in this series is the performance of a young indian pace attack compared to english attack. Finn was the best pace bowler on either side but did not get adequate support and it reflected in the performance of the two bowling attacks."

Series Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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Jan 23, 2013

Suresh Raina plays one through the leg side, India v England, 4th ODI, Mohali, January 23, 2013

Suresh Raina plays one through the leg side

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Jan 23, 2013

Suresh Raina scored an attacking half-century, India v England, 4th ODI, Mohali, January 23, 2013

Suresh Raina scored an attacking half-century

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