Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TT Bresnan
45(45) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 5 0 1 2
V Kohli
86(99) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 1 0 5 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Finn
O10.0
M0
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
VR Aaron
O6.1
M1
R24
W3
Eco3.89
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Another very one-sided match, and India go 4-0 up with a six-wicket win. Finn has the grace to walk over and congratulate Kohli with a pat on the shoulder, and both men are smiling as they walk off. That's good to see. England's batsmen once again struggled against spin, Jadeja and Ashwin taking a combined 5 for 79, before Varun Aaron finished things off with three quick wickets on debut. It appeared England might have found an opening when a couple of wickets fell early, but Kohli and Raina combined with a 131-run stand that all but sealed the match. Read all about today's play in Abhishek Purohit's report.

"We fell short again," says Alastair Cook. "A lot of our top order got in. It's been quite similar all through this tour. In Indian conditions, once you get in you've got to get a 70, 80, 90. We kept losing wickets, and 220 wasn't enough. I can't fault the desire and commitment from the lads in training, but we're just not performing. We've got one more left and we're desperate to try and get a win."

"They got off to a very good start, we thought it looked like a wicket where they could score 270," says winning captain MS Dhoni. "But there was a twist in the tale, and we knew it would get slower later on." He praises the team's fielding effort, and also mention's Varun Aaron's debut effort. "I think he bowled quick, and that's one thing we are looking for. As he plays more and more games he'll get more and more consistent. Overall the team has done really well, and we'd like to finish it on a good note."

Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match "I just thought I'd play my natural game," he says. "We spoke to each other, me and Virat, and we knew it was very crucial to build a partnership. He also bigs up India's fielding.

That's about all from us. The series heads for Kolkata now, where the fifth match will be played on Tuesday. See you then!

40.1
4
Patel to Kohli, FOUR runs, there it is! Kohli seals the win with a bunt down the ground, sparking a roar of approval from the crowd

END OF OVER:
40 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 219/4

  • MS Dhoni15 (18b)
  • V Kohli82 (98b)
  • SC Meaker9-1-45-1
  • TT Bresnan10-0-40-0
39.6
0
Meaker to Dhoni, no run, swung to mid on, the bottom hand coming into the shot
39.5
0
Meaker to Dhoni, no run, the slower one from Meaker, and it bounces a little more than Dhoni was expecting as he hops back to defend
39.4
1
Meaker to Kohli, 1 run, tapped just wide of mid on, and this time they will take the quick single
39.3
0
Meaker to Kohli, no run, another superb drive from the right-hander, but this time he's hit it straight to the fielder
39.2
4
Meaker to Kohli, FOUR runs, timing, placement, and power. Kohli takes India to the brink with a dreamy cover drive

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TT Bresnan
45(45) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 5 0 1 2
V Kohli
86(99) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 1 0 5 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Finn
O10.0
M0
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
VR Aaron
O6.1
M1
R24
W3
Eco3.89
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF