Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
111(128) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 3 5 4 3
V Sehwag
91(73) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 8 0 0 1 0 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

RS Bopara
O6.0
M1
R42
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O10.0
M1
R60
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A superb performance from the Indian batsmen. There was some uneven bounce on the pitch and there was a tricky period when three wickets went down in quick succession but Dhoni and Raina made sure the good work of the openers wasn't wasted

England will be gutted after their batsmen, led by captain Kevin Pietersen, put up a competitive total, certainly not one that should have been overhauled with more than six overs to spare. Stuart Broad's hamstring injury will be another cause of concern for them

Kevin Pietersen: "I thought 270 was very competitive. I can see now why Dhoni chose to bat, it was a bit of a nightmare dealing with the dew in the evening"

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: "The spinners did the job after a not-too-great start from the new-ball bowlers. Zaheer and Ishant did a superb job in the third Powerplay, with two batsmen set."

And the Man of the Match is Virender Sehwag.

Join us again when the two teams face off in the next one-dayer in Guwahati on Saturday. Till then it's Siddarth Ravindran and Binoy George signing off

43.4
4
Bopara to Sharma, FOUR runs, very wide outside off, Rohit slashes it through cover for a boundary, and that's 5-0 to India
43.3
0
Bopara to Sharma, no run, defended to covers off the backfoot
43.2
2lb
Bopara to Sharma, 2 leg bye, whistling down the leg side, Rohit glances it for two runs
43.1
0
Bopara to Sharma, no run, defended off the front foot

END OF OVER:
43 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 267/4

  • SK Raina53 (52b)
  • RG Sharma4 (6b)
  • GP Swann6.5-0-56-1
  • RS Bopara5.2-1-38-1
42.6
0
Swann to Raina, no run, punched off the backfoot to extra cover
42.6
1w
Swann to Raina, 1 wide, and a bouncer from the offspinner, thats so high that it's called a wide

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
111(128) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 3 5 4 3
V Sehwag
91(73) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 8 0 0 1 0 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

RS Bopara
O6.0
M1
R42
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O10.0
M1
R60
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF