Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RA Jadeja
78(89) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 2 0 1 1 4 10 1
C Kieswetter
51(46) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 3 0 9 2 3 5

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O9.0
M0
R40
W3
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O9.0
M1
R48
W3
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

England win by three wickets The big crowd at The Oval has been treated to an excellent game, closer than it seems on the scorecard actually. None the less, it's England who get over the line to make it seven out of seven completed games against India this summer. What's more, they can't lose this series now. First time a team has chased successfully under lights on this ground but it was hard work. Craig Kieswetter got England off to a flier but India roared back with their spinners. Ravi Bopara and Tim Bresnan then built England's recovery before Graeme Swann took them home. There will be all that and plenty more in Monga's report when it is ready. What's more, we have a gallery

MS Dhoni gets a decent cheer from the crowd. He says that things were easier to bat by the time he got out there and that recovering from the start India had was a good effort. He also says the reduced target didn't work in India's favour and the rain break just titled the conditions towards batsmen.

Alastair Cook is predictably pleased with the way England handled the pressure of the chase and reserves particular praise for his Essex colleague Bopara.

Ravindra Jadeja is named man of the match, and rightly so! He has made this into a good contest, only arrived in the country yesterday as well. Good to see a player from the losing team being given the honour as well, his was the best individual showing of the game.

And that's just about it from us for today and me, well, forever! It's been a pleasure. You can join us on Sunday to see if India can break their duck.

41.5
1
Patel to Swann, 1 run, that's it! Swann finishes it by stealing a quick single to mid-off. Much, much better game today. Swann punches the air towards the England dressing room
41.4
4
Patel to Swann, FOUR runs, clean strike from Swann and that might be the boundary that breaks the game! Munaf went slower but Swann is always happy driving and crisply struck it past mid-off for four!
41.3
1
Patel to Broad, 1 run, excellent line and length from the bowler but the equation is in England's favour. Bunted down to long-on for another single
41.2
1
Patel to Swann, 1 run, again Swann digs out a fuller ball towards cover, this time it is just a single

All sorts of things are happening out there. We've just heard that Virat Kohli was being relentlessly heckled at long off and lost his cool after a while, crossing over the boundary edge and pointing at the troublemaker while exchanging words with him. Apparently the nearby security just sat there glumly and watched events unfold.

41.1
2
Patel to Swann, 2 runs, Swann gets two when it looked like he might not even get a single! Dug out to point where Kohli threw down at the bowler's end, Munaf wasn't behind the sticks and it went for an extra run. Munaf is furious but I'm not sure he has a right to be

So two overs to go, one over is Powerplay, where will the spin come from? Raina perhaps. Here's Munaf.

END OF OVER:
41 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 209/7

  • GP Swann1 (1b)
  • SCJ Broad4 (5b)
  • R Ashwin9-0-40-3
  • MM Patel8-0-54-1
40.6
1
Ashwin to Swann, 1 run, Swann very careful and tickles a shortish ball for a single to leg

Swann can certainly hold a bat, but Anderson and Dernbach less so.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RA Jadeja
78(89) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 2 0 1 1 4 10 1
C Kieswetter
51(46) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 3 0 9 2 3 5

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O9.0
M0
R40
W3
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O9.0
M1
R48
W3
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF