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

India 4/0   V Sehwag 4* (1b 1x4)   JM Anderson 0.1-0-4-0

1.6

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, too straight and thats whipped with the utmost precision and placement, Tendulkar just shuffling and working the wrists to pick the gap between square leg and midwicket to collect his first boundary, a fine shot that

India 10/0   SR Tendulkar 6* (6b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 1-0-6-0

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

India 14/0   V Sehwag 8* (8b 2x4)   JM Anderson 1.2-0-8-0

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

India 18/0   V Sehwag 12* (9b 3x4)   JM Anderson 1.3-0-12-0

4.2

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

India 22/0   V Sehwag 16* (14b 4x4)   JM Anderson 2.2-0-16-0

5.3

Broad to Sehwag, FOUR, ah, another edge and no one moved! Poor Broad, who again drops short and gets Sehwag up on the toes, playing a cramped uppercut, there's a thick edge but Prior didn't move to his right and he and Shah at first slip look on as the ball runs away

India 27/0   V Sehwag 20* (19b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 2.3-1-10-0

5.5

Broad to Sehwag, FOUR, thats four more! Sehwag gets loads of room and chops into the ground in front of backward point, where Collingwood dives to his right and parries the ball away

India 31/0   V Sehwag 24* (21b 6x4)   SCJ Broad 2.5-1-14-0

7.4

Broad to Tendulkar, FOUR, now thats a shot! Just short of a length outside off stump and he absolutely murders that off the back foot, smacking it between cover and point for four

India 38/0   SR Tendulkar 11* (20b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 3.4-1-19-0

7.6

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, some swing there, but Gambhir counters with a lovely flick for four

India 42/1   G Gambhir 4* (1b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 4-1-23-1

8.3

Flintoff to Gambhir, FOUR, and thats poor, full and down the pads, there's movement but off the mark, Gambhir gets faint tickle on it and the ball swings wide of a diving Prior

India 47/1   G Gambhir 8* (2b 2x4)   A Flintoff 0.3-0-5-0

9.2

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, again he drives, this time getting an inside edge wide of leg stump

India 53/1   G Gambhir 13* (7b 3x4)   SCJ Broad 4.2-1-27-1

9.4

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, pitches full and straightens, Gambhir works it with the swing, pushing it between mid-on and midwicket and the timing is rather excellent, lovely shot

India 57/1   G Gambhir 17* (9b 4x4)   SCJ Broad 4.4-1-31-1

9.5

Broad to Gambhir, FOUR, glorious stroke, Gambhir just leans into width and square-drives imperiously through the off side, a shot of a man in great form ... did India err by opening with Tendulkar?

India 61/1   G Gambhir 21* (10b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 4.5-1-35-1

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

India 67/1   V Sehwag 32* (34b 7x4)   JM Anderson 4.3-0-23-0

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

India 71/1   V Sehwag 36* (36b 8x4)   JM Anderson 4.5-0-27-0

14.2

Flintoff to Gambhir, FOUR, smartly edged for four wide of slips and a vacant gully, Flintoff pitches on a length and Gambhir gets a thick edge that races away to third man

India 87/1   G Gambhir 27* (23b 6x4)   A Flintoff 3.2-0-15-0

15.5

Broad to Sehwag, FOUR, superb shot! Sehwag gets half a dozen, getting up on one leg and whipping another slow bouncer down to deep square leg, the ball drops just short of the ropes and the umpires give it six ... the farce continues ... now Saheba is told via the walkie talkie and he changes his signal to four

India 97/1   V Sehwag 54* (49b 9x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 5.5-1-43-1

18.2

Swann to Gambhir, FOUR, ah, what a shot! Gambhir uses his feet and drills this one smack past Swann, who dare not get a hand on that beast of a shot, which bisects two fielders in the deep

India 121/2   G Gambhir 37* (32b 7x4)   GP Swann 0.2-0-4-1
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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Photos

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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