Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    2.5 first blood and that's a beauty! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and this one straightened after hitting the deck, Strauss is utterly and completely foxed, plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front 10/1
    5.2 Sreesanth too joins the party! good length delivery, pitched in the channel of uncertainty and shaping away late, Prior pushes forward to defend and ends up with a thin edge, Dhoni makes no mistake, umpire Koertzen was unmoved but Prior walks! 27/2
    28.3 Harbhajan strikes! tossed up and turning in, Pietersen gets forward looking to slog it away and for once things go wrong, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards backward square leg, Yuvraj at square leg nice hustles under it - what a breakthrough! 153/4
    21.2 stunning catch! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, turning across the right-hander, Collingwood - looking to work it away on the leg side closes the face of the bat bit too early and the ball pops up off the leading edge, Yuvraj drives well forward and takes it inches away from ground - amazing one handed effort! 117/3
    29.4 gone! slightly shot and bit wide outside the off stump, Flintoff fetches it from wide outside the off stump and the idea was to force it past the fielder at midwicket but the ball clips the toe end of the ball and goes low in the air towards short midwicket, Dravid there dives well forward and takes a fantastic catch. 155/5
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    33.6 tossed up delivery, Powar hits the rough outside the off stump and the ball rips back in, Solanki pushes forward to defend but gets nowhere, ball turns in and crashes into the woodwork - another one bites the dust! 172/6
    48.4 all over! played away towards midwicket, Strauss running for Jones takes off for a quick single but Anderson stands his gorund and that leaves Strauss stranded in the middle, throw comes in at the bowler's end and Pathan flicks the bails, England all out with 1.2 overs to spare! 237/10
    40.1 seven down! well flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump line, bit too full and Blackwell ends up driving it straight back to Sehwag, it doesn't get easier that this, Spinners on a roll here! 197/7
    42.2 tossed up and turning in, Batty pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, impact was touch outside the line of the off stump, loud appeal and under pressure umpire Hariharan rules in favour of the bowler, Batty bit unlucky there 203/8
    47.3 slower delivery, Jones defends it down on the off side, 'yes' 'no' calls - Agarkar moves in quickly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, Hoggard grounds his bat and they take a couple on the overthrow, a late enquiry and the umpire goes upstairs - RED light flashes, Hoggard was just short of his crease! 231/9
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    Extras
    14 (lb 11, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    237 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.86)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (AJ Strauss, 2.5 ov), 2-27 (MJ Prior, 5.2 ov), 3-117 (PD Collingwood, 21.2 ov), 4-153 (KP Pietersen, 28.3 ov), 5-155 (A Flintoff, 29.4 ov), 6-172 (VS Solanki, 33.6 ov), 7-197 (ID Blackwell, 40.1 ov), 8-203 (GJ Batty, 42.2 ov), 9-231 (MJ Hoggard, 47.3 ov), 10-237 (GO Jones, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IK Pathan4.402715.78153001
    S Sreesanth502915.80183100
    AB Agarkar502805.60133000
    Harbhajan Singh1013613.60332000
    RR Powar1004114.10292000
    Yuvraj Singh813424.25274000
    V Sehwag603125.16192111
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    10.4 gone!! just short of good length this time, Sehwag rocks back and pulls it away to deep midwicket, the ball comes off the middle of the bat and looked headed into the stands, but on that occasion Sehwag didnt get as much elevation, it was more height and less distance, Solanki runs to his right and takes a good catch. That's a big wicket for England! Blackwell strikes immediately 54/1
    24.1 there is the breakthrough! good length delivery outside the off stump, genuine off-cutter, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck and Dravid tamely drives it straight to Hoggard at mid-off, soft dismissal 130/2
    27.4 another victim of the PowerPlay syndrome! nothing delivery outside the off stump, Pathan comes down the track and swings widely, misses the target, Prior quickly whips of the bails and that's the end of that. Rush of tomato juice and he plays dearly 152/3
    28.3 this is getting interesting! slower delivery outside the off stump, Kaif picks it up and flays it away in the air towards cover, Anderson there times his jump to perfection and plucks it out of thin air - Kaif's horrible run in ODIs continue, India four down and in a spot of bother here 152/4
    43.3 good length delivery outside the off stump, reversing away from the left-hander, Yuvraj play a loose drive outside the off stump and the edge goes straight to Prior behind the stumps, Anderson strikes back with two wickets in three balls, India six down - England still hanging in there! 224/6
    43.1 gone! slightly short and on the middle and off stump line, Raina rocks back and pulls hard but gets nowhere with the shot, ball clips the bottom edge and goes high up towards mid-on, Blackwell paddles back and nicely settles under it 224/5
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    Extras
    15 (lb 1, nb 7, w 7)
    TOTAL
    238/6 (47.2 Overs, RR: 5.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (V Sehwag, 10.4 ov), 2-130 (R Dravid, 24.1 ov), 3-152 (IK Pathan, 27.4 ov), 4-152 (M Kaif, 28.3 ov), 5-224 (SK Raina, 43.1 ov), 6-224 (Yuvraj Singh, 43.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JM Anderson1015325.304010000
    MJ Hoggard905906.55256043
    A Flintoff803324.12334013
    ID Blackwell1014124.10332100
    GJ Batty8.204104.92253021
    PD Collingwood201005.0051000

Match Notes

  • Hoggard hails world's best

    Matthew Hoggard has hailed the Indian one-day side as the best in the world, after they surpassed a 21-year-old West Indian record in Thursday's series-clincher at Cochi

  • Dravid delighted with India's hot form

    Rahul Dravid and Kevin Pietersen spoke to the media following India's four-wicket win at Kochi, which put India 4-0 in the series with three to play

  • Dravid's brave gamble

    Rahul Dravid made a brave decision to employ the second Powerplay in the 29th over. It was a move that could so easily have backfired but as it turned out, it was the masterstroke that swung the game India's way

  • Winning with plenty in reserve

    This was yet another procession for an Indian side that has learnt to win matches without going anywhere near full throttle

  • India sweep to series win

    India wrapped up the seven-match one-day series with their fourth win, completing their 15th successful run-chase on the trot