England tour of India, 2008/09 / Commentary

England in India ODI Series - 4th ODI

India v England

India won by 19 runs (D/L method)

0.1

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, and thats smashed up and over point by Sehwag, freeing his arms and thumping a wide, swinging ball from Anderson, the crowd goes berserk

0.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, short of a length this time and Sehwag pushes it to point

0.3

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, fuller in length with a bit of swing, Sehwag mistimes that shot with zero footwork, driving with too much bottom hand back down the track and it goes nowhere

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, a bouncer this time, outside off stump, which gets Sehwag up onto his toes and he plays it down in front of point, Anderson runs in and they don't chance a single

0.5

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, fine length on this occasion, moving away from Sehwag, who gets tall and thinks about having a flirt but wisely resists as the ball gains and carries to Prior

0.6

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, superb area to pitch the ball in, really a perfect length from Anderson, hits the seam and beats Sehwag as he pushes at it with no footwork, good end to the over

India 4/0   JM Anderson 1-0-4-0

2.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, a tad full and Sehwag mistimes the drive back to Anderson

2.2

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, unorthodox shot, but effective! Anderson pitches short, Sehwag turns and swats it straight back down the ground, well wide of mid-on and the ball rolls away

2.3

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, four more, as Anderson invites him with a short and wide delivery, which Sehwag obliges by reaching out and depositing it between cover and point

2.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, better length, Sehwag gets back and defends to backward point

2.5

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, 138ks, hits a length and shapes away, Sehwag leaves

2.6

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, a touch fuller, straightening outside off, Sehwag shoulders arms

India 18/0   JM Anderson 2-0-12-0

4.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good length and swing from Anderson, pitching on a length and Sehwag defends it watchfully to the off side

4.2

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, swinging into Sehwag's pads and he clips it just wide of midwicket

4.3

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, much better length and Sehwag drives it to the man at point

4.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, beaten by a terrific delivery from Anderson, who pitches short of a length in that channel outside off stump, tempting a leaden-footed Sehwag to push at t

4.5

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, good stuff again from Anderson, keeping Sehwag quiet with his length, he again doesn't move his feet and just gets the bat down in time, Collingwood at point fields

4.6

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, nips back in to Sehwag, who goes back and defends

India 22/0   JM Anderson 3-0-16-0

6.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, slides into Sehwag off a length, who plays it to midwicket

6.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, slides into him off a length and Sehwag defends to Shah

6.3

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, tidy stuff, short of a length on the stumps and he defends

6.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, a touch too straight and now he breaks the shackles with a single, turned away to the right of Patel on the leg side, who collects and throws it back to Prior

6.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length and he opens the face, guiding it towards gully, Collingwood tumbles around at backward point and saves certain runs, good effort there

6.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, down the pads and he turns it around the corner for a single

India 34/0   JM Anderson 4-0-18-0

11.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, Sehwag tries to pull but misses completely

11.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 wide, wide and swinging away further, Sehwag flays but can't connect

11.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, short of a length and he cuts it well, but cant beat Collingwood

11.3

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, there she goes! Do not give Sehwag room, he'll punish you ... his feet don't get to the pitch of a half volley but he slams it up and over extra cover for four

11.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, wide ball again, short too, but Sehwag ends up chopping to cover

11.5

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, a mistimed pull, but four more, as Anderson drops in very short, allowing Sehwag swat it from outside off stump and he picks the gap just wide of mid-on

11.6

Anderson to Sehwag, SIX, not sure what they just discussed, but if it results it rubbish like that, India will encourage them to speak six times an over! Anderson repeats another half-tracker and Sehwag swivels and hammers it flat over midwicket for six

India 77/1   JM Anderson 5-0-33-0
Series Results
India v England at Delhi - Dec 2, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v England at Guwahati - Nov 29, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v England at Cuttack - Nov 26, 2008
India won by 6 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
India v England at Bangalore - Nov 23, 2008
India won by 19 runs (D/L method)
India v England at Kanpur - Nov 20, 2008
India won by 16 runs (D/L method)
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Nov 23, 2008

Yuvraj Singh shows his delight after India claim the series, India v England, 4th ODI, Bangalore, November 23, 2008

Yuvraj Singh shows his delight after India claim the series

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Nov 23, 2008

Ishant Sharma celebrates the key wicket of Andrew Flintoff, India v England, 4th ODI, Bangalore, November 23, 2008

Ishant Sharma celebrates the key wicket of Andrew Flintoff

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