England tour of India, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

England in India ODI Series - 4th ODI

India v England

India won by 19 runs (D/L method)

1.2

Patel to Bopara, OUT, oh well held, Ishant! The hair cut has worked wonders for the tall, lanky fast bowler! Munaf drops on a length and Bopara pulls across the line, looks to be hit okay but suddenly Ishant throws himself around full stretch to his right at mid-off, going parallel, and clutches onto a beauty to send Bopara back ... a fabulous start from India and England are 1 for 1 in the second over

RS Bopara c Sharma b Patel 1 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

England 1/1   IR Bell 0* (1b)   MM Patel 0.2-0-0-1

7.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bell, OUT, goddim! Harbhajan slows the pace, tosses it up on the stumps, Bell gets down and swings, misses, and the ball hits the sticks, simple as that

IR Bell b Harbhajan Singh 12 (36m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

England 44/2   OA Shah 30* (24b 5x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 0.4-0-6-1

8.5

Sharma to Pietersen, OUT, bowled 'em! Thats a big wicket, Ishant draws a loose stroke from England's captain, upping the pace after the slower ball, Pietersen backs away and shapes to sort of steer that down to third man except the ball is too straight and smashes his stumps flat

KP Pietersen b Sharma 5 (6m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 52/3   OA Shah 32* (27b 5x4 1x6)   I Sharma 1.5-0-8-1

16.5

Khan to Shah, OUT, and Zaheer gets Shah, standing and twirling the bat at this one on a length, he absolutely makes a mess of it and Tendulkar takes a simple catch at point

OA Shah c Tendulkar b Khan 72 (82m 48b 9x4 3x6) SR: 150.00

England 134/4   A Flintoff 39* (27b 3x4 1x6)   Z Khan 3.5-0-14-1

17.4

Sharma to Flintoff, OUT, slower ball does the trick! Flintoff backs away and spoons the ball straight to Zaheer's lap at extra cover and India have taken control of the batting Powerplay emphatically

A Flintoff c Khan b Sharma 41 (53m 30b 3x4 1x6) SR: 136.66

England 141/5   PD Collingwood 5* (2b 1x4)   I Sharma 3.4-0-27-2

19.6

Khan to Patel, OUT, Gambhir holds onto one! Patel gets back and slaps a low full toss to mid-off, where Gambhir crouches down and takes it, then sees it pop back out, so dives forward and takes it on the second attempt ... his team-mates rush towards him to slap him on the back for holding on

SR Patel c Gambhir b Khan 11 (12m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

England 161/6   PD Collingwood 13* (7b 2x4)   Z Khan 5-0-20-2

21.4

Patel to Collingwood, OUT, easy as pie, Collingwood pushes a very full ball back to Munaf, Swann takes off and makes for the other end, Collingwood doesn't even react, Munaf collects and effects the easiest run out of his career with both batsmen saying hello to each other at one end

GP Swann run out 5 (12m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

England 178/7   PD Collingwood 22* (13b 3x4)   MM Patel 3.4-1-22-1

21.5

Patel to Collingwood, OUT, ho hum, Collingwood swings straight to Tendulkar at midwicket

PD Collingwood c Tendulkar b Patel 22 (34m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

England 178/8   MJ Prior 0* (0b)   MM Patel 3.5-1-22-2
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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