Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
89(79) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 45 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
12 5 0 20 16 5 18 13
RG Sharma
83(93) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 10 13 16 9 8 1 26

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O10.0
M2
R39
W3
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O10.0
M2
R47
W2
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)

Toss

India , elected to field first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-1

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Match days

23 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentary

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Devashish Fuloria

That brings us to the end of our coverage for this game. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao.


Presentation: Alastair Cook: "Rohit-Raina partnership really took things away from us. i don't think the conditions were really in our favour. We put up a pretty good score on this wicket. Joe Root played pleasingly, he moved the ball around well."

MS Dhoni: "Overall a very good peformance, more so with the new ball. We didn't let them get off to a quick start. It is new bowling attack, they will learn a lot with experience. 100 in 10 overs, it's bound to happen with the new rules. We all know Rohit is a gifted cricketer and it was a very good performance from him. He is a natural puller of the ball and once he got to his fifty, he converted it to a big one. The conditions have not been typical subcontinental conditions, except Kochi, so the series win has been a good achievement."

Suresh Raina gets the Man-of-the-Match award: "I told Rohit to be positive and we had a tremendous partnership. Today, I got some chances and I stayed till the end. Rohit was playing really well, he showed some character in his innings. I remember Sachin told us that we have to No. 1 in the fielding, and today we fielded really well."


In the end, India did it comfortably. But England had their moments in the match. Unfortunately for them, there wasn't much support for Steven Finn who looked like the only bowler who could get wickets. India's chase was controlled by two half-centuries - Rohit Sharma's and Raina's - and they stayed abreast with the required rate. Rohit says, "I am happy with the innings today, I was told by the management today about the opening role." With this win, India take the series 3-1 with one match to play.

Gameon: "Under any other circumstances, this series win would have been a given, but after the Test series loss to England and ODI series against Pakistan, this is really a cause for celebration."

Rayner: "Well chased by India. Finn really made the team pay the cost there for hitting the wicket during his action. That should be enough of a deterrant for him really."

yogi: "I think of particular note in this series is the performance of a young indian pace attack compared to english attack. Finn was the best pace bowler on either side but did not get adequate support and it reflected in the performance of the two bowling attacks."

47.3
3
Dernbach to Jadeja, 3 runs, on the middle and leg, Jadeja goes on the back foot and flicks it towards the vacant deep midwicket region to run three and complete a comfortable win
47.2
0
Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, length delivery on the middle and off, pushed to mid-on from the crease
47.1
0
Dernbach to Jadeja, no run, short of length outside off, defended off the back foot

END OF OVER:
47 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 255/5 (3 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.42, RRR: 1.00)

  • RA Jadeja18 (24b)
  • SK Raina89 (79b)
  • TT Bresnan10-1-59-1
  • JW Dernbach9-0-56-1

Abhay: "Tossing the ball is distracting the batsmen. That can't be fair!" There is no such thing as 'fair' for a bowler in cricket. It's a batsman's game you see.

46.6
1
Bresnan to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, pushed to the gap at cover for a single
46.5
1
Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, short ball on the body, Raina plays an ill-controlled pulled towards deep square leg.

Matt Ryan: "There was a point when I was excited by what looked like a glut of up and coming pace bowlers for England. However, a couple of absences from the regulars has shown that actually, that department is a cause for concern - whilst Australia seem to be churning out good youngsters at will."

46.4
0
Bresnan to Raina, no run, short of length delivery on off, Raina gets beside the line of the ball and guides it straight to point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
89(79) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 45 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
12 5 0 20 16 5 18 13
RG Sharma
83(93) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 10 13 16 9 8 1 26

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O10.0
M2
R39
W3
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O10.0
M2
R47
W2
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)

Toss

India , elected to field first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-1

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Match days

23 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee