Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RS Bopara
60(82) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 6 1 2 1
V Sehwag
68(76) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 4 3 0 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O9.0
M0
R31
W3
Eco3.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O10.0
M2
R31
W3
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
40 | 2 Runs | INDIA: 198/5

  • MS Dhoni29 (51b)
  • YK Pathan12 (16b)
  • KP Pietersen3-0-14-0
  • SR Patel3-0-18-0

4.39 pm: The par score at the end of the 40th over is 182, so India are 16 runs ahead ... And the umpires have offered the light to the batsmen. Dhoni and Yusuf walk off the ground but Pietersen isn't pleased. He's talking to the umpires, the England players are hanging around ... Pietersen's still talking to the umpires ... and now he walks off looking rather unhappy.

There's virtually no chance of the light improving so that will be the end of the game. I'll bring you the official word as soon as I hear something. I wonder why they didn't shorten the lunch break, or why the captains didn't agree to use the floodlights ...

Here's a rant from Ben: "Unbelievable, what an absolute farce. Why is there seemingly no room for common sense in todays game. 1) Why even attempt to play a match when you know the light will not be good enough all day? 2) What's the point of having flood lights if you can't use them for just this sort of occasion?"

It's official ... the game has been called off and India have won by 16 runs on the D-L method. Dhoni had talked about bad light coming into play at the toss, and it's turned out precisely that way. India have taken a 3-0 lead in the series.

"It is frustrating, it would have been nice to get a full game in today," Pietersen said. "We're getting better though, the games are getting closer. It'd be nice if one of our batters got in and scored a 100. "

"At the end of the day the umpire made decisions and unfortunately we came out bottom," Pietersen said when asked about the light.

"In the morning at the toss I said that D-L would come into play," Dhoni said. "It was bound to happen. I had the sheet in my pocket when I went to bat. We knew if we didn't lose wickets we would get ahead of the equation. the pitch was slower when we batted and the odd ball was turning ... but we had D-L in mind and we got of to a decent start and were always ahead of the equation."

Harbhajan Singh is the Man of the Match for his spell of 3 for 31.

For the rugby fans out there, tune into Scrum.com to see if England can avoid a repeat drubbing by South Africa tomorrow at Twickenham.

That's all we've got for you from today's game. India's taken a 3-0 lead in the series. Thank you for all your emails and do join us on Sunday for the fourth ODI in Bangalore. On behalf of Binoy George, who was scoring, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

39.6
1
Pietersen to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni moves forward and nudges the ball off his pads behind square
39.5
0
Pietersen to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dhoni strides forward and blocks
39.4
0
Pietersen to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni moves forward and defends on the off side
39.3
1
Pietersen to Pathan, 1 run, played off the pads behind square for a single
39.2
0
Pietersen to Pathan, no run, Pietersen drifts down leg side, Yusuf comes forward and misses, Prior can't collect and that's a stumping opportunity wasted
39.1
0
Pietersen to Pathan, no run, Yusuf blocks towards midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RS Bopara
60(82) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 6 1 2 1
V Sehwag
68(76) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 4 3 0 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O9.0
M0
R31
W3
Eco3.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O10.0
M2
R31
W3
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF