England tour of India, 1st ODI: India v England at Rajkot, Nov 14, 2008
India won by 158 runs
14 November 2008 (50-over match)

Patel to Gambhir, OUT, England have got their first wicket. Gambhir came down the track and chipped it to left of long-off. He didn't hit it hard, just sort of chipped it and couldn't find the distance. I didn't notice it but SMG on air says, "Sehwag gave him a mouthful for not hitting it hard!" There you go. Simple policy.

G Gambhir c Shah b Patel 51 (91m 63b 8x4 0x6) SR: 80.95

India 127/1   V Sehwag 64* (56b 8x4 2x6)   SR Patel 3.5-0-22-1

Patel to Sehwag, OUT, Bell takes a beauty at midwicket to get rid of the imperious Sehwag. England strike back. Sehwag is down the track but ends up dragging his big heave to the right of midwicket. Bell flung himself to his right and picked the ball inches off the turf. Supremely athletic effort. Great to watch. Entertaining innings comes to an end.

V Sehwag c Bell b Patel 85 (108m 73b 10x4 3x6) SR: 116.43

India 153/2   SK Raina 5* (8b)   SR Patel 6-0-45-2

Flintoff to Raina, OUT, Caught by the diving Collingwood at backward point. Dipping low full toss outside off, Raina slices it to right of Colly who dives to take it. India have lost their third wicket.

SK Raina c Collingwood b Flintoff 43 (77m 44b 0x4 3x6) SR: 97.72

India 242/3   Yuvraj Singh 48* (41b 4x4 2x6)   A Flintoff 7.5-0-34-1

Harmison to Pathan, OUT, 141.4 kmph short pitched delivery and YK Pathan pulls it weakly to midwicket. India 247 for 4.

YK Pathan c Bell b Harmison 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 247/4   Yuvraj Singh 53* (43b 5x4 2x6)   SJ Harmison 7.3-0-50-1

Harmison to Dhoni, OUT, cleaned up. Full, straight, on the middle, Dhoni shapes to whip it across the line, misses and the middle stump is knocked back.

MS Dhoni b Harmison 39 (46m 32b 3x4 1x6) SR: 121.87

India 352/5   Yuvraj Singh 114* (69b 11x4 6x6)   SJ Harmison 9.1-0-67-2





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