Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
39(57) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 6 2 0 0 0
V Kohli
77(79) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 3 2 1 0 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Tredwell
O7.0
M1
R29
W2
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RA Jadeja
O6.2
M0
R19
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Over to the north for the last two games, in Mohali and Dharamsala. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match. Kohli: "I was batting well for a while, getting out in different ways, got a few good balls, made a few mistakes. Today I just reacted to the way the ball was thrown at me. I did not have to pre-plan which I was doing in the previous games. I was relying on my reflexes. It was a difficult wicket, Finn gets the ball to seam on any wicket. Crowd support was brilliant."

Dhoni: "Bowlers did the job for us. It was important to take wickets with the new ball. 150-odd was not enough to defend for the English side. Gautam batted well with Virat, that was important as the ball was doing something. Most of the bowlers are new. Bhuvi and Shami have just got into the side. They will get a lot of confidence out of this. [When asked if he was nervous as he walked out to bat] Not really, I have played a lot of cricket here. Yuvi got out, so I got an opportunity to bat, at one stage it did not look if I would get to bat. I cannot say it was good that I got to bat, they will beat me in the dressing room. It is one of the best facilities. Execution is very important. Response from the people has been amazing. Everything went off well, we won the game, it was a perfect script."

Cook: "150 was nowhere near enough on that wicket. Credit to India. Not really going to defend that, unless it is a freak day. We did not get out to attacking shots, got out to defensive shots. It is frustrating, We have the potential, but we are not clicking at the moment. The ball skid on slightly better in the second innings, we knew that would happen."

Alan Gardner's match report is already updated here.

So Dhoni has the satisfaction of hitting the winning runs in Ranchi's debut international game. More satisfying for the side will be Virat Kohli's return to his habit of winning chases for India. India's bowlers, a much-maligned lot, will be pleased to have done most of the groundwork for victory. Where do England go from here? Up north to Mohali, with a series to be saved there, and having now lost 18 of their previous 21 ODIs in India.

Sridhar: "Any one willing to treat me!!! My prediction of Dhoni scoring the winning runs came true"

While we wait for the presentation, here's something for you to check out. Ian Chappell, Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Holding, Wasim Akram, Martin Crowe and Mark Taylor - they're all in Talking Cricket, our new hardback anthology of the best interviews from ESPNcricinfo over the years. Now available for online order for customers in India.

28.1
4
Finn to Dhoni, FOUR runs, short, and the India captain ends it at his home ground with a powerful pull to the deep square leg boundary

Chants of 'Dhoni, Dhoni' around the ground

END OF OVER:
28 | 1 Run | INDIA: 153/3

  • MS Dhoni6 (11b)
  • V Kohli77 (79b)
  • JC Tredwell7-1-29-2
  • ST Finn9-0-46-1
27.6
1
Tredwell to Dhoni, 1 run, keeps strike with a tuck to deep square leg, Tredwell denying him the chance to charge out
27.5
0
Tredwell to Dhoni, no run, flat and quick it is once more, steered to short third
27.4
0
Tredwell to Dhoni, no run, pushing it through quick again, Dhoni has to stay back and chops it away
27.3
0
Tredwell to Dhoni, no run, down the track, Tredwell shortens it, nudged to midwicket
27.2
0
Tredwell to Dhoni, no run, mistimes it off the back foot to covers

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
39(57) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 6 2 0 0 0
V Kohli
77(79) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 3 2 1 0 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Tredwell
O7.0
M1
R29
W2
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RA Jadeja
O6.2
M0
R19
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF