Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
54(47) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 3 5 0 6 0
AN Cook
80(63) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 0 2 19 1 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O5.0
M0
R42
W2
Eco8.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O5.0
M0
R33
W3
Eco6.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

England go 1-0 up with a cruising, seven-wicket win. India's batsmen, particularly the admirable Ajinkya Rahane and a transformed Suresh Raina, helped to set a stiff target, but India's bowlers were found wanting as Craig Kieswetter launched the chase in spectacular fashion, and Alistair Cook saw his side home with a practically chanceless 63-ball 80. England's successful summer continues, and you can read all about today's game in Abhishek Purohit's report. Stick with us for the match presentations.

"It was a tough day," says a somewhat downcast MS Dhoni. "I think we batted well to put almost 190 on the board. The powerplay overs were really crucial when we were trying to defend. Nothing really went our way. A bit of improvement is needed in the bowling department. We only have our specialist bowlers left, and we're not really comfortable playing without the extra batsman and five bowlers. We're not just going through the motions, but nothing has really worked for us."

England captain Alastair Cook is man of the match, and has this to say: "A really good day. I think we've got to thank the groundstaff for their effort, and the crowd for sticking around. This was one of the best pitches I've played on in a while. Everything suggested it would do a bit, but it skidded onto the bat nicely, especially under the lights. It was very hard fielding in these conditions, but all in all we had a good day in the field."

And that is just about all from your trans-continental commentary team. Thanks for joining us, and do return for the next match of the series, at The Oval on Friday. Before you go, have a look at our gallery, and feel free to have your say on our Facebook page. Goodbye!

22.1
1
Vinay Kumar to Patel, 1 run, a full toss is whipped to leg, the fielder gets a hand to it but can't stop the single, and that's the game for England

Just one needed. Vinay to deliver the last rites.

END OF OVER:
22 | 4 Runs | ENG: 187/3

  • SR Patel8 (8b)
  • AN Cook80 (63b)
  • MM Patel5-0-35-0
  • P Kumar4-0-41-0
21.6
1
Patel to Patel, 1 run, Samit tries to end the match with another big shot into the off side, but he can only bring England level as the cover sweeper cleans up
21.5
1
Patel to Cook, 1 run, full and straight, Cook works him off the pads for a single to deep midwicket
21.4
1
Patel to Patel, 1 run, full, Samit slams a drive wide of mid-off but Kohli sprints across to keep them to one
21.3
0
Patel to Patel, no run, Samit jumps out of his crease but the ball slips beneath the bat and through to Dhoni
21.2
1
Patel to Cook, 1 run, this time he does find the gap, but there's a sweeper out to stop the shot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
54(47) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 3 5 0 6 0
AN Cook
80(63) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 0 2 19 1 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O5.0
M0
R42
W2
Eco8.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O5.0
M0
R33
W3
Eco6.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF