315dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Raina, Bopara star in dramatic tie

India made early inroads to give themselves a chance of finally securing an international victory on the tour but England recovered to reach 126 for 3

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RS Bopara
96(111) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
12 23 4 12 12 6 12 15
SK Raina
84(75) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 29 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
3 5 6 12 16 9 23 10

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O9
M0
R59
W3
Eco6.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O9
M1
R49
W2
Eco5.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That's it, it has finally ended, in a stalemate. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off, along with Liam Brickhill, who is having a silent chuckle somewhere in ESPNcricinfo Towers in London. Thanks for all the frenzied feedback folks. Cheers and stay away the rain.

Suresh Raina: "I was batting well but not getting big scores. My game plan is simple, when I get the ball in my areas, I play my game. Disappointing for Ravi to not have got the 100."

Ravi Bopara: "Not an ideal way to clinch the series, with the rain around, we did not know when to accelerate. Should I knock it for ones and twos, or go for the big shots, once Swann got out I thought we should really go for it towards the close. Last couple of games have been nice for me, long way to go ahead."

Joint Men of the Match today, Suresh Raina and Ravi Bopara.

Alastair Cook: "It was touch and go towards the end, we ended up batting for D/L, being more defensive knocking off the singles, not sure when the rain was coming. Tie was a fair result. Great to see Bopara delivering on the big stage to get us a tie. We tried everything earlier but that partnership (between Dhoni and Raina) was fantastic. If we had kept them to 250, we could have got there comfortably. Possibly we missed Dernbach. We will know on Broad in 48 hours."

MS Dhoni: "I will not crib about the tie. Jadeja is doing his job brilliantly. In conditions like these, it is hard for the part-timers. Today when the ball got wet, we had enough resources. We know Raina has fair amount of firepower and if he gets going can destroy any attack in the world. We have not won anything. It has been a long tour, we have one more game, we will give it our best."

Karthik: "@Prateek: Without the catch by Jadeja on the last ball we would have lost."

Abedi: "No body is giving credit to Munaf for his excellent last 5 balls that convert a Loss for India to a Tie at least."

Prateek: "Oh Jadeja! What was that inexcusable, needless throw at the striker's end for?!"

Julia: "Whoa this has been more dramatic than a Bollywood movie."

6.25 pm With the covers firmly on at Lord's, the game has been called off. It is a tie, the second one in the previous five games between England and India. The home team have taken the series with the final game in Cardiff to go. Bit of a letdown actually, what with all the frenetic momentum shifts towards the end.

Rohit: "Did England just do a South Africa?"

The umpires will wait till 6.30 pm before calling the presently-tied game off.

Nauman: "Pardon me for being too judgmental, but seriously. Did england invent the game of cricket? really? Had they, then it would have been an indoor game."

amit: "You may find the indian team being invited to play in some drought affected areas. They seem to attract rain."

And fittingly, it will be a tie if the game is called off here. Just been too much of ebb and flow in this game for both sides

They are going off again for rain, it had been pouring all over the helmets of the batsmen but the umpires had been gritting their teeth and hanging in there, just got too heavy for comfort now

48.5
W
MM Patel to Bopara, OUT, Munaf does it for India again, and Ravi Bopara falls at the doorstep of glory, it is Ravindra Jadeja who redeems himself at the deep midwicket boundary with a well-judged leaping high take, Bopara had bent the knee and swung Munaf high over midwicket, but found Jadeja, India are rejoicing in the huddle, they have come back from the brink, they had almost fallen off, a dejected Bopara has to walk back, tragic end to a brave innings

RS Bopara c Jadeja b MM Patel 96 (137m 111b 6x4 0x6) SR: 86.48

48.4
W
MM Patel to Swann, OUT, Munaf has run out Swann in pouring rain! drama at Lord's, Swann danced down the track, but could not get hold of this one, it trickled on to the pitch, Munaf charged for it even as England scampered for the run, got to the ball right under Swann's nose, wheeled around and fired in the throw at the non-striker's, he even hit

GP Swann run out (Patel) 31 (26m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 134.78

48.3
1lb
MM Patel to Bopara, 1 leg bye, Munaf screams out the appeal, but this ball was headed well down leg as Bopara missed the swing
48.2
1
MM Patel to Swann, 1 run, pushed in to the off side for a single
48.1
2
MM Patel to Swann, 2 runs, and then he chips down the track and dinks a fullish one in front of long on, bopara will scamper back for the second, Swann is such a combative presence to have at this moment

With the rain coming down, Swann withdraws late from his stance, wasting some time

END OF OVER:
48 | 4 Runs | ENG: 266/6 (5 runs required from 5 balls, RR: 5.54, RRR: 6.00)

  • GP Swann28 (20b)
  • RS Bopara96 (109b)
  • RP Singh9-0-59-3
  • MM Patel9-0-51-0
47.6
1
Singh to Swann, 1 run, RP ends a fine over with another short ball in to Swann, who cannot get hold of the pull as he is not in the best of positions for the shot, squirts it infront of square leg
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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21AN CookC Kieswetter
2nd6IJL TrottAN Cook
3rd34IR BellIJL Trott
4th98IR BellRS Bopara
5th14RS BoparaBA Stokes
6th47TT BresnanRS Bopara
7th50GP SwannRS Bopara
8th0RS BoparaST Finn
9th0JM AndersonST Finn