Player of the Match
Player of the Match
58dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

India edge home in humdinger

A full house at Bristol were handed an explosive match, India levelling the one-day series with a nine-run victory at Bristol as 649 runs flowed in ideal conditions

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
99(112) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 36 runs
  • 5x4 - 1x6
8 13 17 1 20 17 4 19
R Dravid
92(63) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 36 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
9 4 9 16 14 7 7 26

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O10
M0
R56
W5
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O10
M0
R60
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 20 Runs | ENG: 320/8 (10 runs required, RR: 6.40)

  • SCJ Broad29 (24b)
  • CT Tremlett0 (1b)
  • MM Patel8-0-70-3
  • RP Singh10-0-56-1

It's only the third time that both teams have posted 300 in an ODI in England. What a run-fest this was. Tendulkar hit a strokeful 99 before Dravid shone with a sparkling 63-ball 92 to lift India to 329. England got off to a flier but were slowed down by the spinners - Piyush Chawla and Ramesh Powar - in the middle overs. Mascarenhas biffed a 39-ball 52 but could not get them home. The series stands tied 1-1 with five matches to go.

Man of the Match: Rahul Dravid

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Adios!

49.6
0
Patel to Broad, no run, India have won. It was full and outside off, Broad shuffled across and attempts another heave but doesn't connect.
49.5
4
Patel to Broad, FOUR runs, Another lemon cut. Another boundary. England now need 10 to win from one ball. Will Munaf bowl a no ball?
49.4
6
Patel to Broad, SIX runs, 20 from 3 and what does Broad do. Smokes a full toss on the off stump over long off. The crowd roar their approval
49.3
0
Patel to Broad, no run, shuffles right across the stumps, attempts a big heave across the line but can't connect
49.2
4
Patel to Broad, FOUR runs, Ah! The lemon cut. It was full in length, outside off, Broad tries to drill it through cover, gets a inside-edge and it runs to fine leg boundary.
49.1
6
Patel to Broad, SIX runs, Short of length, on the leg stump and Broad tonks it over deep midwicket. Powar runs back, catches it and tries to flick it back in but he has already gone beyond the ropes. The crowd love it.
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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st76MJ PriorAN Cook
2nd0IR BellAN Cook
3rd58IR BellKP Pietersen
4th42PD CollingwoodIR Bell
5th9A FlintoffIR Bell
6th35IR BellRS Bopara
7th20AD MascarenhasIR Bell
8th59AD MascarenhasSCJ Broad
9th21CT TremlettSCJ Broad