Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Back for England's chase, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the first new ball

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0.1
0
Kumar to Cook, no run, angled wide across the left-hander, who thinks about going after it, but lets it be
0.2
1
Kumar to Cook, 1 run, moving away from a good length, guides it backward of point, who dives and keeps them to one
0.3
0
Kumar to Bell, no run, forces a good length ball back to the bowler
0.4
0
Kumar to Bell, no run, moves across, gets behind the line of a back of a length ball and defends
0.5
1w
Kumar to Bell, 1 wide, moving away sharply from some way outside off
0.5
0
Kumar to Bell, no run, short of a length, blocked out to cover
0.6
1
Kumar to Bell, 1 run, reaches out to a wide one and slaps it down to third man

END OF OVER:
1 | 3 Runs | ENG: 3/0 (283 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.77)

  • IR Bell1 (4b)
  • AN Cook1 (2b)
  • B Kumar1-0-3-0

Tony: "To The England and Wales Cricket Board, "Dear Messers Flower and Giles, I sincerley hope you can see something in Dernbach that the rest of us can't. When he burst onto the scene he was a half-decent death bowler but now he is only a death bowler in the sense that it is killing me watching him bowl."

Shami Ahmed with the second new ball

1.1
1w
Mohammed Shami to Bell, 1 wide, starts with a length ball down leg
1.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Bell, no run, skids in from a good length, thick inside edge off pad to the leg side
1.2
W
Mohammed Shami to Bell, OUT, gone, Shami pitching it up wide for the drive, and getting it to swing away appreciably, Bell chasing it, and only managing an edge to Dhoni, would have been called a wide had Bell not meddled with it

IR Bell c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

KP in at No 3

1.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and is met by Pietersen on the walk, defended
1.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, no run, he is making it swing sharply, at decent pace too, 137 kph good length, angled in, drawing KP into hanging his bat out as it swerves away
1.5
1lb
Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, angled into the right-hander and dribbled behind square off pad

Allen: "@Tony: I reckon, Flower and Giles found a lucky charm within him as like Piyush chawla."

1.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, fine first ball to the left-hander from round the stumps, swinging in a tad, ending on off, worked to midwicket

END OF OVER:
2 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 5/1 (281 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 5.85)

  • AN Cook1 (3b)
  • KP Pietersen0 (3b)
  • Mohammed Shami1-0-1-1
  • B Kumar1-0-3-0
2.1
0
Kumar to Pietersen, no run, KP creating his own hitting space as always, walking across to turn a length ball from outside off to leg, midwicket in the way

Dhoni standing up to force KP to stay in the crease

2.2
1
Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, and he succeeds, KP stays back, gets one on the pads and happily turns it to fine leg

Dhoni goes back for Cook

2.3
0
Kumar to Cook, no run, thick outside edge to a length ball, rolls to point
2.4
1
Kumar to Cook, 1 run, not too much width but Cook still is able to squeeze it out to third man
2.5
1
Kumar to Pietersen, 1 run, opens the face to a good length ball and runs it tot third man
2.6
4
Kumar to Cook, FOUR, good length, punched from the crease, excellent timing from the captain, extra cover ends up escorting it to the rope

END OF OVER:
3 | 7 Runs | ENG: 12/1 (274 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.82)

  • AN Cook6 (6b)
  • KP Pietersen2 (6b)
  • B Kumar2-0-10-0
  • Mohammed Shami1-0-1-1
3.1
0
Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, no run, tries to lure KP into a drive outside off with a pitched up outswinger, KP has none of it
3.2
1lb
Mohammed Shami to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, hit on the pad with one angled in, slips have a shout, but that was headed down leg
3.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Cook, FOUR, neat, Cook forward to an overpitched delivery and easing it through extra cover, Ishant Sharma won;t be stopping that
3.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Cook, no run, super, angled in from round the stumps and then holds its line sharply to beat Cook
3.5
4
Mohammed Shami to Cook, FOUR, too full, too much angle into the pads, and Cook is not missing out, he flicks it in front of square in the air