Zimbabwe Triangular Series - 1st match

Zimbabwe v India

Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Hello and a warm welcome to Zimbabwe v India game in Bulawayo.

Pitch Report: Neil Manthorp says on air that there is some grass cover to offer assistance to fast bowlers but he reckons it's mainly a batting track. There should be some help to the bowlers. It's an early morning start, so it should be interesting to see what the captains decide to do. Allan Donald, sitting in the Ten Sports studio, says the pitch would be good to bat last.

Toss: Raina says he will have a bat first. "We are keen to do well here and hope for the best. The wicket looks nice and the outfield too. We are raring to go. I am looking forward to the job. If the boys can do well here, they can get into senior team.

Chigumbura: "I am not worried about the toss. It's a good toss to lose. Taibu is injured and yes it's a blow for us."

India: Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav

All the three seamers are making their debuts.

Zimbabwe: Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Greg Lamb, Craig Ervine, Charles Coventry, Elton Chigumbura, Andy Blignaut, Graeme Cremer, Prosper Utseya, Ray Price, Chrisopher Mpofu

Murali Vijay and Dinesh Karthik have walked in to bat

0.1

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, Two slips in place. nice little outswinger, gentle pace and Dinesh leans forward, bat and pad close together and taps the ball to the off side

0.2

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, Dinesh leans well forward this time and off drives to mid-off

0.3

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, swings from middle and off towards off stump, Dinesh gets forward to play with an straight bat, back down the track

0.4

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, another one curving away ever so slightly and Dinesh eases it towards cover.

Dinesh checks his guard again.

0.5

Mpofu to Karthik, FOUR, Bit of rubbish after four lovely outswingers. This one is short and wide and DK slaps it over to the point boundary.

0.6

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, back to the original programming and Dinesh pushes it out to covers.

End of over 1 (4 runs) India 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
KD Karthik    4* (6b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    1-0-4-0
M Vijay    0* (0b)     

1.1

Chigumbura to Vijay, FOUR, short and wide and Vijay puts it out of its misery.. He goes back and across to cut it to the point boundary

1.2

Chigumbura to Vijay, 5 wides, And the captain pushes this wide down the leg side. Neither Vijay nor Taylor can reach it.

1.2

Chigumbura to Vijay, no run, finally a straight delivery; pushed out to mid-on

1.3

Chigumbura to Vijay, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

1.4

Chigumbura to Vijay, no run, in the channel outside off stump, cuts in a touch but not enough to warrant a shot

1.5

Chigumbura to Vijay, 1 run, overpitched on legs, flicked away for a single

1.6

Chigumbura to Karthik, no run, well outside off stump and left alone

Some of you have asked about Robin Uthappa. He is injured and in fact in England right now for his surgery. THat's why he wasn't picked. He should be back in couple of days. And then hit the NCA in some time .They say he would be out for three months

End of over 2 (10 runs) India 14/0 (RR: 7.00)
KD Karthik    4* (7b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-10-0
M Vijay    5* (5b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    1-0-4-0

2.1

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, lands on a length around middle and leg, cuts away towards middle, squeezed out to the off side .. Vijay was almost squared-up but managed to hold his balance in the end

2.2

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, Mpofu has been bowing very well here. So far. This time another outswinger on the off and middle, Vijay defends carefully

2.3

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, leans forward to push the ball leaving him in the air towards covers

2.4

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, lands outside off stump, left alone

2.5

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

2.6

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, around the off stump line, Vijay stays back to push it to covers

End of over 3 (maiden) India 14/0 (RR: 4.66)
M Vijay    5* (11b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    2-1-4-0
KD Karthik    4* (7b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-10-0

3.1

Chigumbura to Karthik, 1 wide, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

3.1

Chigumbura to Karthik, 3 wides, pushes this down the leg side and Taylor, the keeper, gets a hand on it

3.1

Chigumbura to Karthik, no run, fullish, on the pads, rolls to the on side

3.2

Chigumbura to Karthik, FOUR, short and wide again and Karthik cuts it away to the boundary. Only Mpofu has bowled really well so far.

Tendai: "Its unfortunate Taibu is not in I was looking forward to see him in action. Zimbabwe have an opportunity to impress on home soil. Thanks to Bhaji (Harbhajan) for the new kits I hope the batsman use them well! "

3.3

Chigumbura to Karthik, 1 wide, shoves this way down the leg side and Taylor makes a half-stop

3.3

Chigumbura to Karthik, 5 wides, Hmmm ... What is going on out there? Another way ward wide down the leg side. Poor Taylor had no chance.

3.3

Chigumbura to Karthik, 5 wides, Oh well .. Another wide down the leg side. Taylor goes flying but he is just Clark Kent without the caper. Can't reach it

He has now switched to round the stumps. Let's see what happens now.

3.3

Chigumbura to Karthik, (no ball) 2 runs, Oh ho, it's a no ball now! And also outside leg stump but Karthik flicks it away

3.3

Chigumbura to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik goes for the flat-batted heave and top edges it to mid-on where Price takes the "Catch".

3.4

Chigumbura to Vijay, 2 runs, still from round the stumps, full pitched on the legs and Vijay flicks it through midwicket

3.5

Chigumbura to Vijay, 1 run, finally something in the off-stump channel, run down to third man.

3.6

Chigumbura to Karthik, no run, on the middle stump and Karthik works it to midwicket. The over ends. Finally. True story.

End of over 4 (26 runs) India 40/0 (RR: 10.00)
KD Karthik    11* (12b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    2-0-36-0
M Vijay    8* (13b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    2-1-4-0

4.1

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, Meanwhile Mpofu continues to bowl well. This one he gets it to come back in - he has been usually bowling outsiwngers - and this one hits the pad .. going down leg, though

4.2

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed towards mid-on

4.3

Mpofu to Vijay, 1 run, good ball,. tilting in towards middle stump, a tentative Vijay edges it behind square-leg

4.4

Mpofu to Karthik, 1 leg bye, Aaha! The first bouncer of the game arrives and Karthik didn't tackle it all that well. He was trying to get on to the front foot and then tries to go through with the pull shot but top edges it towards third man. oops no top edge but it flies off the helmet.

4.5

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, slips in a slower one now and Vijay pushes it back down the track

4.6

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, gets forward to defend back down the pitch

End of over 5 (2 runs) India 42/0 (RR: 8.40)
M Vijay    9* (18b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    3-1-5-0
KD Karthik    11* (13b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    2-0-36-0

Ray Price, with an economy rate of 3.87, comes on.

5.1

Price to Karthik, no run, goes right back to work it to square-leg

5.2

Price to Karthik, 1 wide, tries to reverse paddle sweep with the back of the bat but misses as the ball slides down the leg side

5.2

Price to Karthik, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side ... hmm the virus

5.2

Price to Karthik, no run, goes back to turn the ball on the pads to square-leg

5.3

Price to Karthik, no run, plays the reverse paddle, with the back of the bat, makes contact but the ball rolls to short third man

5.4

Price to Karthik, 1 run, works this to the leg side for a single

5.5

Price to Vijay, no run, on the middle and leg, turned towards square-leg

5.6

Price to Vijay, no run, turns towards middle, Vijay was in trouble, gets out of the jail by just about getting the bat in front of the pad at the last minute. It was as if he was expecting it to drift to the pads and then surprised by the turn..

End of over 6 (3 runs) India 45/0 (RR: 7.50)
M Vijay    9* (20b 1x4)      RW Price    1-0-3-0
KD Karthik    12* (17b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    3-1-5-0

6.1

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, short in length, bounces just outside off stump and it has been punched back to the bowler

6.2

Mpofu to Karthik, 1 run, stays back to clip it behind square-leg

6.3

Mpofu to Vijay, 1 wide, bangs in a bouncer on the leg stump line and Vijay lets it fly past his left shoulder.

6.3

Mpofu to Vijay, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

6.4

Mpofu to Vijay, 1 run, slower one on the off stump line, Vijay waits before turning it between midwicket and mid-on

6.5

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, the off cutter in the channel outside off, left alone for Taylor to collect

6.6

Mpofu to Karthik, 1 run, length delivery around the off stump and Karthik square drives it through cover point

End of over 7 (4 runs) India 49/0 (RR: 7.00)
KD Karthik    14* (21b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    4-1-9-0
M Vijay    10* (22b 1x4)      RW Price    1-0-3-0

7.1

Price to Karthik, 1 wide, Aargh .. yet another wide down the leg side.

7.1

Price to Karthik, no run, gets forward to wrist it to backward square-leg fielder

7.2

Price to Karthik, no run, goes back to punch this to the on side

7.3

Price to Karthik, 1 run, goes back, clears the front foot and punches it to long-on

7.4

Price to Vijay, 1 run, arm ball on the middle stump line, punched down to long-on

7.5

Price to Karthik, 1 run, on the middle and leg, going down with the angle, clipped past midwicket

7.6

Price to Vijay, no run, slows up the pace, tosses it on a length around middle, defended on the front foot

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 53/0 (RR: 6.62)
M Vijay    11* (24b 1x4)      RW Price    2-0-7-0
KD Karthik    16* (25b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    4-1-9-0

8.1

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, back of length, jumps up almost chest high, DK mistimes his punch to the off side

8.2

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, pushed to the on side

8.3

Mpofu to Karthik, no run, The bouncer and Karthik goes for a lame pull shot. It appeared as if he was going to withdraw from the shot but goes through with a weak waft .. the ball flies over the blade

8.4

Mpofu to Karthik, 2 runs, stays back to clip it past square-leg

8.5

Mpofu to Karthik, no run

8.6

Mpofu to Karthik, 1 run, OUT, Vijay is run out. Absolutely lazy effort from Vijay and smart work from Taylor. It was tapped past square-leg .. Vijay had stepped out looking for the second run but gets back. Here is where the drama starts. The throw comes to the front of the stumps and Taylor collects and back flicks it to the stumps ...Vijay is so lazy out there .. he was so slow .. and lands his bat down and drags ever so slowly .. unbelievably lazy. And he is run out. Thank you come again ..

M Vijay run out 11 (40m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.83

End of over 9 (3 runs) India 56/1 (RR: 6.22)
KD Karthik    19* (31b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    5-1-12-0
     RW Price    2-0-7-0

9.1

Price to Karthik, 1 wide, slips this down leg for yet another wide. What's going on?!

9.1

Price to Karthik, no run, goes back to defend to the on side

9.2

Price to Karthik, no run, turns this to the midwicket region

9.3

Price to Karthik, OUT, Kohli is run out. It was reverse paddled towards short third man and they decide to get across for the risky single. Chigumbura, who has had an awful time with the ball so far, fires in a lovely direct hit .. Kohli tried to dive back into the crease but couldn't beat the throw. Out without facing a ball. In street cricket, if you had owned the bat, you would have taken it and walked off in a huff!

V Kohli run out 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

9.4

Price to Sharma, no run, turns this one to short midwicket

9.5

Price to Sharma, no run, fuller, drifts in from round the stumps, lands on the leg and middle, Rohit brings his bat down to jab it to the off side

9.6

Price to Sharma, no run, almost got his man there! It was the one that went with the arm on the middle stump line. Rohit didn't pick it .. the bat and pad gap looked yawningly inviting and he just about gets the bat down to edge the ball to the on side

End of over 10 (1 run) India 57/2 (RR: 5.70)
RG Sharma    0* (3b)      RW Price    3-0-8-0
KD Karthik    19* (34b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    5-1-12-0

Bowling Powerplays on Utseya, with an economy rate of 4.12, to bowl

10.1

Utseya to Karthik, 1 run, goes right back to work it towards deep midwicket

10.2

Utseya to Sharma, no run, goes right back to defend it back to the bowler

10.3

Utseya to Sharma, no run, presses back to punch it to covers

10.4

Utseya to Sharma, no run, just outside off stump, eased to short cover

10.5

Utseya to Sharma, no run, shorter, outside off, mistimed towards covers

10.6

Utseya to Sharma, no run, on the off stump line, fuller, on driven back to the bowler

End of over 11 (1 run) India 58/2 (RR: 5.27)
RG Sharma    0* (8b)      P Utseya    1-0-1-0
KD Karthik    20* (35b 2x4)      RW Price    3-0-8-0

11.1

Price to Karthik, no run, goes back to flick it to backward square-leg

11.2

Price to Karthik, 1 run, drags it short and Karthik pulls it over straightish midwicket for a single

11.3

Price to Sharma, no run, goes back to work it to midwicket

11.4

Price to Sharma, no run, leans forward to defend the ball on the off stump line

11.5

Price to Sharma, no run, goes back to clip the arm ball to midwicket

11.6

Price to Sharma, no run, on the middle and leg, turned straight to square-leg.

End of over 12 (1 run) India 59/2 (RR: 4.91)
RG Sharma    0* (12b)      RW Price    4-0-9-0
KD Karthik    21* (37b 2x4)      P Utseya    1-0-1-0

12.1

Utseya to Karthik, 1 run, floater outside off, cut down to sweeper cover

12.2

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, Rohit gets off the mark with a cut to deep-point region

12.3

Utseya to Karthik, OUT, India are wobbling here. Utseya bowls another floater outside off which goes on straight and Karthik decides to go for the cut but gets the edge. Taylor does well to hold on to it.

KD Karthik c †Taylor b Utseya 22 (54m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.41

12.4

Utseya to Raina, no run, from round the stumps, with a slip in place, on the off stump line, squeezed out to the on side

12.5

Utseya to Raina, no run, loverly ball.. it lands around off and middle and moves towards middle.. Raina was looking for the cut and manages to push the ball to point

12.6

Utseya to Raina, 1 run, goes back to work it behind square-leg

End of over 13 (3 runs) India 62/3 (RR: 4.76)
SK Raina    1* (3b)      P Utseya    2-0-4-1
RG Sharma    1* (13b)      RW Price    4-0-9-0

Greg Lamb to bowl

13.1

Lamb to Raina, no run, from round the stumps, on the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler. One slip in place

13.2

Lamb to Raina, 1 run, on the off stump line, full, Raina leans forward to off drive to long-off

13.3

Lamb to Sharma, no run, on the off stump line, tapped to midwicket

13.4

Lamb to Sharma, no run, stays back to punch the off break to straightish midwicket

13.5

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, on the leg and middle, tapped to backward square-leg

13.6

Lamb to Raina, no run, almost run out ... pushed towards covers, looks for a single, gets back in hurry

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 64/3 (RR: 4.57)
SK Raina    2* (6b)      GA Lamb    1-0-2-0
RG Sharma    2* (16b)      P Utseya    2-0-4-1

14.1

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, drifter outside off stump, pushed to cover point

14.2

Utseya to Raina, 1 run, on the back foot, eased down to long-on

14.3

Utseya to Sharma, no run, leans forward to push it to the off side

14.4

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, outside off stump, eased through covers

14.5

Utseya to Raina, no run, just outside off stump, punched to covers

14.6

Utseya to Raina, 1 run, flighted on the off stump line, on driven to long-on

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 68/3 (RR: 4.53)
SK Raina    4* (9b)      P Utseya    3-0-8-1
RG Sharma    4* (19b)      GA Lamb    1-0-2-0

15.1

Lamb to Raina, no run, drives on the front foot to extra cover

15.2

Lamb to Raina, no run, on the middle stump line, defended to the on side

15.3

Lamb to Raina, no run, around the off stump line, eased to point

15.4

Lamb to Raina, no run, gets forward to push it back to the bowler

15.5

Lamb to Raina, 1 run, turns away from the off stump, cut away towards deep point

15.6

Lamb to Sharma, no run, takes couple of steps down the track and works it to short fine-leg fielder

End of over 16 (1 run) India 69/3 (RR: 4.31)
RG Sharma    4* (20b)      GA Lamb    2-0-3-0
SK Raina    5* (14b)      P Utseya    3-0-8-1

16.1

Utseya to Raina, 1 run, presses back to turn it past square-leg

16.2

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, taps this one away to the on side for a single

16.3

Utseya to Raina, 1 run, works it to square-leg for a single

16.4

Utseya to Sharma, no run, leans forward to push the flighted delivery to the bowler

16.5

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, outside off stump, cut away for a single

16.6

Utseya to Raina, 2 runs, just outside off stump, cut to point for a single

Drinks break.

Arpan: "zzzzzzzzzzzzz........whats going on ? "

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 75/3 (RR: 4.41)
SK Raina    9* (17b)      P Utseya    4-0-14-1
RG Sharma    6* (23b)      GA Lamb    2-0-3-0

17.1

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned past square-leg

17.2

Lamb to Raina, 1 run, turns away from Raina who punches it to sweeper cover

17.3

Lamb to Sharma, no run, around the off stump line and Rohit plays a compact forward defensive shot

17.4

Lamb to Sharma, no run, gets forward to wrist this to short midwicket

17.5

Lamb to Sharma, no run, turns to the middle and off and Rohit was in trouble there ... just about manages to jab it down the track

17.6

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

End of over 18 (3 runs) India 78/3 (RR: 4.33)
RG Sharma    8* (28b)      GA Lamb    3-0-6-0
SK Raina    10* (18b)      P Utseya    4-0-14-1

Nasir Raza: "Is this a conspiracy against 50 over matches. They are making it so boring..."

18.1

Utseya to Sharma, no run, tossed up ever so slowly, gently turned to the on side by Rohit

18.2

Utseya to Sharma, no run, quicker, worked to midwicket

18.3

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, top spinner outside off, cut down to deep cover

18.4

Utseya to Raina, 1 run, turns away from Raina who waits on the back foot and punches ti to long-off

18.5

Utseya to Sharma, no run, just outside off stump, pushed out to covers

18.6

Utseya to Sharma, no run, straightens after landing on a length around off stump, carefully deflected to short midwicket

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 80/3 (RR: 4.21)
RG Sharma    9* (33b)      P Utseya    5-0-16-1
SK Raina    11* (19b)      GA Lamb    3-0-6-0

19.1

Lamb to Raina, no run, around off stump, pushed out to covers

Kirk: "Jeez... How would have Indian scorecard looked if those 27 extra runs weren't there."

19.2

Lamb to Raina, no run, on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

19.3

Lamb to Raina, no run, lands short in length outside off and turns .. Raina edges the cut shot

19.4

Lamb to Raina, no run, flighted full on the middle, driven back to the bowler

19.5

Lamb to Raina, FOUR, Delicious hit over the off-side field.. Raina sashayed down the track, stayed outside the line and lifted it inside-out over the in-field to wide long-off boundary.

19.6

Lamb to Raina, 1 run, presses back to work it through midwicket

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 85/3 (RR: 4.25)
SK Raina    16* (25b 1x4)      GA Lamb    4-0-11-0
RG Sharma    9* (33b)      P Utseya    5-0-16-1

20.1

Cremer to Raina, 1 run, leg break turns in from outside off stump, pushed out to cover point

20.2

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, flighted leg break and Rohit is beaten in the flight .. he goes through with the off drive and hits it uppishly clear of the bowler

20.3

Cremer to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

20.4

Cremer to Raina, 1 run, on the off and middle line, eased to long-on

20.5

Cremer to Sharma, no run, good delivery.. turns from middle and leg line, defended to the off side

20.6

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, ,b>almost holed out to long-off Again, Rohit was beaten in flight. He had gone down the track but the ball dipped on him. he went through with the lofted hit and it falls short of long-off

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 89/3 (RR: 4.23)
RG Sharma    11* (36b)      AG Cremer    1-0-4-0
SK Raina    18* (28b 1x4)      GA Lamb    4-0-11-0

21.1

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, gets down the track and off drives to long-off

21.2

Lamb to Raina, no run, quicker, flatter, turning towards off stump, from round the stumps, pushed to point

21.3

Lamb to Raina, 1 run, drifts to the pads, tickled around the corner for a single

21.4

Lamb to Sharma, no run, gets forward to punch it back to the bowler

21.5

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, moves down the track, takes it on the full and whips it to long-on

21.6

Lamb to Raina, no run, goes back to punch the flattish off break to covers

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 92/3 (RR: 4.18)
SK Raina    19* (31b 1x4)      GA Lamb    5-0-14-0
RG Sharma    13* (39b)      AG Cremer    1-0-4-0

22.1

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, again that tendency to drive uppishly as he is late on the front foot. Again not quite upto the pitch of the ball but he drives through vacant mid-off region for a single to long-off

22.2

Cremer to Raina, 1 run, on the legs, worked past square-leg

22.3

Cremer to Sharma, no run, lands on the leg stump line, turns, Rohit goes for the sweep and is hit on the pad

22.4

Cremer to Sharma, no run, on the middle stump line, straightens, pushed out to the bowler

22.5

Cremer to Sharma, no run, drifts towards the leg and middle, full, pushed towards non striker

22.6

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, on the leg stump line, squeezed past the diving short midwicket fielder

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 95/3 (RR: 4.13)
RG Sharma    15* (44b)      AG Cremer    2-0-7-0
SK Raina    20* (32b 1x4)      GA Lamb    5-0-14-0

23.1

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, moves down the track and drives to long-on for a single

23.2

Lamb to Raina, no run, goes right back and tries to dab it to the on side for a single .. it rolls away

23.3

Lamb to Raina, no run, pushes this one back down the pitch

23.4

Lamb to Raina, 1 run, on the pads, clipped away for a easy single.

23.5

Lamb to Sharma, no run, quicker, on the middle and leg, nudged to backward square-leg

23.6

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, goes down the track and whips it to deep midwicket

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 98/3 (RR: 4.08)
RG Sharma    17* (47b)      GA Lamb    6-0-17-0
SK Raina    21* (35b 1x4)      AG Cremer    2-0-7-0

24.1

Cremer to Sharma, no run, nice delivery, he slowed up the pace and turned it from the off stump line, rohit lunges out to push it to covers

24.2

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, gets off strike with an off drive to long-off

24.3

Cremer to Raina, no run, flighted outside off, driven to short cover

24.4

Cremer to Raina, no run, on the middle and off line, turns in, tapped to short midwicket

24.5

Cremer to Raina, 1 run, fuller and Raina manages to get a single this time, down to long-on

24.6

Cremer to Sharma, 2 runs, slides towards the leg and middle line, glanced to fine-leg region

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 102/3 (RR: 4.08)
RG Sharma    20* (50b)      AG Cremer    3-0-11-0
SK Raina    22* (38b 1x4)      GA Lamb    6-0-17-0

25.1

Price to Raina, 1 run, tosses it above the eye line, Raina doesn't take the bait and pushes it towards long-off

25.2

Price to Sharma, no run, flatter, on with the arm, turned to short midwicket

25.3

Price to Sharma, 2 runs, tough chance for Price Very tough. Rohit went down the track and lifted it uppishly towards the non striker .. Price lunged out but couldn't reach it properly .. it perhaps just brushed his fingers... and ran away towards straight boundary

25.4

Price to Sharma, 1 run

25.5

Price to Raina, 1 run, goes back to work it to extra cover for a single

25.6

Price to Sharma, no run, on the leg stump line, swept to short fine-leg

End of over 26 (5 runs) India 107/3 (RR: 4.11)
RG Sharma    23* (54b)      RW Price    5-0-14-0
SK Raina    24* (40b 1x4)      AG Cremer    3-0-11-0

26.1

Cremer to Raina, FOUR, Raina brings up the fifty of the partnership with a lofted hit to wide long-on boundary. He rushed down the track and heaved it up and over

26.2

Cremer to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

26.3

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, nice flighted leg break turning from the middle and leg line, pushed to coverss

26.4

Cremer to Raina, no run, aaha neat slider outside off, skids away from Raina who is beaten on the attempted late cut

26.5

Cremer to Raina, 1 run, gets forward to wrist this past square-leg

26.6

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, turns away from the off stump, pushed through covers for a single

End of over 27 (8 runs) India 115/3 (RR: 4.25)
RG Sharma    25* (56b)      AG Cremer    4-0-19-0
SK Raina    30* (44b 2x4)      RW Price    5-0-14-0

27.1

Price to Sharma, no run, leans forward to push it back to the bowler

27.2

Price to Sharma, no run, goes for the sweep shot and gets it on his pad

27.3

Price to Sharma, 1 run, gets forward to on drive to long-on

27.4

Price to Raina, 1 run

27.5

Price to Sharma, 1 run, goes for the sweep and gets a single

27.6

Price to Raina, no run, gets down the track and pushes to the off side of the pitch

End of over 28 (3 runs) India 118/3 (RR: 4.21)
SK Raina    31* (46b 2x4)      RW Price    6-0-17-0
RG Sharma    27* (60b)      AG Cremer    4-0-19-0

28.1

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, almost caught at long-on but falls just short of the advancing fielder. AGain beaten in flight. Cremer has bowled really well to Rohit. The attempted lofted hit carries the ball almost to the long-on fielder

28.2

Cremer to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend it to the bowler

28.3

Cremer to Raina, 2 runs, straightens outside off, cut to deep point

28.4

Cremer to Raina, 1 run, turns in from outside off, steered to point

28.5

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, leans forward to chip the flighted leg break inside out over covers ..

28.6

Cremer to Raina, 2 runs, long hop ... pulled to cow corner and the long-on fielder rushes across to make a diving stop

End of over 29 (7 runs) India 125/3 (RR: 4.31)
SK Raina    36* (50b 2x4)      AG Cremer    5-0-26-0
RG Sharma    29* (62b)      RW Price    6-0-17-0

29.1

Mpofu to Sharma, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, deflected to short midwicket

29.2

Mpofu to Sharma, 1 run, back of length around off, punched to left of mid-on for a single .. tight run but he gets across

29.3

Mpofu to Raina, 1 run, fuller, tad slower, driven through covers

29.4

Mpofu to Sharma, 1 run, banged in short, Rohit plays a weak pull shot down to fine-leg

29.5

Mpofu to Raina, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, punched to mid-off

29.6

Mpofu to Raina, OUT, The Indian captain is gone. He rushed down the track but was greeted by a bouncer outside off stump. He lunged out and tried to cut it over point but edged it to the keeper. He was off balance .. and had to reach out well away from the body.

SK Raina c †Taylor b Mpofu 37 (56m 53b 2x4 0x6) SR: 69.81

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 128/4 (RR: 4.26)
     CB Mpofu    6-1-15-1
RG Sharma    31* (65b)      AG Cremer    5-0-26-0

30.1

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, leans forward to drive to covers

30.2

Utseya to Jadeja, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

30.3

Utseya to Jadeja, no run, leans well forward to defend to the on side

30.4

Utseya to Jadeja, 1 run, comes forward to deflect it to square-leg

30.5

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, gets forward to on drive to long-on

30.6

Utseya to Jadeja, no run, leans forward to turn to midwicket

End of over 31 (3 runs) India 131/4 (RR: 4.22)
RA Jadeja    1* (4b)      P Utseya    6-0-19-1
RG Sharma    33* (67b)      CB Mpofu    6-1-15-1

31.1

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, turned away to square-leg

31.2

Lamb to Jadeja, no run, goes back to punch it to covers

31.3

Lamb to Jadeja, 1 run, goes back to the on side for a single

31.4

Lamb to Sharma, no run, tries to get down the track but can't reach the pitch of the ball,. pushes to midwicket

31.5

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, stays back to work it past square-leg

31.6

Lamb to Jadeja, no run, floated on the off stump line, defended to cover

End of over 32 (3 runs) India 134/4 (RR: 4.18)
RA Jadeja    2* (7b)      GA Lamb    7-0-20-0
RG Sharma    35* (70b)      P Utseya    6-0-19-1

32.1

Utseya to Sharma, no run, turns in from the off, defended away

32.2

Utseya to Sharma, no run

32.3

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, punches the off break to long-off

32.4

Utseya to Jadeja, no run, gets forward to tap it back to utseya

32.5

Utseya to Jadeja, 1 run, stretches forward to off drive for a single

32.6

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, on the middle stump line, tickled past square-leg

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 137/4 (RR: 4.15)
RG Sharma    37* (74b)      P Utseya    7-0-22-1
RA Jadeja    3* (9b)      GA Lamb    7-0-20-0

33.1

Lamb to Sharma, 2 runs, Rohit's luck continues. He went down the track and was beaten in flight for the third time at least. He miscues the attempted lofted shot but clears covers

33.2

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, eased down the ground for a single

33.3

Lamb to Jadeja, no run, quicker, skids from short of length, turned to midwicket

33.4

Lamb to Jadeja, no run, stays back and taps the ball to the on side

33.5

Lamb to Jadeja, 1 run, gets forward to on drive to long-on

33.6

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, full delivery, driven to long-on for a single

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 142/4 (RR: 4.17)
RG Sharma    41* (77b)      GA Lamb    8-0-25-0
RA Jadeja    4* (12b)      P Utseya    7-0-22-1

34.1

Utseya to Sharma, no run, on the middle and off line, turned to midwicket

34.2

Utseya to Sharma, 2 runs, just outside off stump, cut away to deep point where Mpofu fumbles

34.3

Utseya to Sharma, no run, on the middle, pushed back to the bowler

34.4

Utseya to Sharma, no run, spins in towards middle, tapped to midwicket

34.5

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, turned wide of short midwicket for a single

34.6

Utseya to Jadeja, 1 run, drifts towards the pad, gently turned to square-leg

End of over 35 (4 runs) India 146/4 (RR: 4.17)
RA Jadeja    5* (13b)      P Utseya    8-0-26-1
RG Sharma    44* (82b)      GA Lamb    8-0-25-0

35.1

Cremer to Jadeja, 2 runs, slips to the pads, worked to fine-leg region for couple of runs .. Chigumbura chases it down

35.2

Cremer to Jadeja, no run, almost caught and bowled. He tried to turn the leg break from outside off to the on side and got a leading edge .. Cremer dived forward but couldn't reach

35.3

Cremer to Jadeja, no run, turns it towards midwicket .. confusion about a single but Jadeja manages to get back in time

35.4

Cremer to Jadeja, 1 wide, lands outside leg and goes down for a wide

35.4

Cremer to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted delivery outside leg stump and Jadeja tries to whip it past square-leg but edges it to point!

35.5

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, stays back to punch the short-of-length delivery to long-off

35.6

Cremer to Jadeja, 1 run, clips this leg break that turns in more than he anticipated to square-leg

End of over 36 (6 runs) India 152/4 (RR: 4.22)
RA Jadeja    9* (18b)      AG Cremer    6-0-32-0
RG Sharma    45* (83b)      P Utseya    8-0-26-1

36.1

Blignaut to Jadeja, no run, angles away from the lefty who lets it go through to TAylor. Taibu is out due to an ankle injury

36.2

Blignaut to Jadeja, no run, length delivery just outside off stump, steered to point

36.3

Blignaut to Jadeja, 2 runs, some width outside off and jadeja cuts it wide of third man

36.4

Blignaut to Jadeja, 2 runs, short in length, on the leg and middle, clipped past square-leg

36.5

Blignaut to Jadeja, no run, pushed across Jadeja who watches it sail past him

36.6

Blignaut to Jadeja, 1 run, in the zone outside off, run down to third man

End of over 37 (5 runs) India 157/4 (RR: 4.24)
RA Jadeja    14* (24b)      AM Blignaut    1-0-5-0
RG Sharma    45* (83b)      AG Cremer    6-0-32-0

37.1

Cremer to Jadeja, 1 run, moves forward to rotate the strike with a drive to long-on

37.2

Cremer to Sharma, FOUR, A rare short delivery from Cremer today and Rohit puts it away to the midwicket boundary with a pull shot

37.3

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, gets this fuller and Rohit eases it to long-off

37.4

Cremer to Jadeja, no run, leans forward to play a forward defensive stroke

37.5

Cremer to Jadeja, 1 run, back of length outside off stump, pushed through cover point

37.6

Cremer to Sharma, 1 run, nicely bowled delivery, dipped on Rohit who lunges out to punch it past the bowler ..

Tuk tuk cricket on ...

End of over 38 (8 runs) India 165/4 (RR: 4.34)
RG Sharma    51* (86b 1x4)      AG Cremer    7-0-40-0
RA Jadeja    16* (27b)      AM Blignaut    1-0-5-0

Ah! didn't notice .. Rohit has crept over 50.

Drinks break

38.1

Price to Sharma, 1 run, on the middle and off line, going on straight, pushed down to long-off

Charanjeet: "How far away is tea break?" Ha!

38.2

Price to Jadeja, no run, well-flighted delivery just outside off, defended to the on side

38.3

Price to Jadeja, 2 runs, quicker, fuller, jadeja almost stumbles out but manages to whip it to wide long-on

38.4

Price to Jadeja, no run, flighted outside off, wristed to short midwicket

38.5

Price to Jadeja, 1 run, slightly short in length, Jadeja stays back to clip it to deep midwicket

38.6

Price to Sharma, 1 run, just outside off stump, Rohit punches it to sweeper cover

End of over 39 (5 runs) India 170/4 (RR: 4.35)
RG Sharma    53* (88b 1x4)      RW Price    7-0-22-0
RA Jadeja    19* (31b)      AG Cremer    7-0-40-0

39.1

Lamb to Sharma, SIX, Stop the press. Six. Whoa! A long hop and it was crying to be put away. And Rohit obliged with a pull

39.2

Lamb to Sharma, no run, leans forward to push it to the on side

39.3

Lamb to Sharma, no run, leans forward to work it to midwicket

39.4

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, swept away for a a single

39.5

Lamb to Jadeja, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed out to covers

39.6

Lamb to Jadeja, no run, leans forward to tap it to the on side

End of over 40 (7 runs) India 177/4 (RR: 4.42)
RA Jadeja    19* (33b)      GA Lamb    9-0-32-0
RG Sharma    60* (92b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    7-0-22-0

40.1

Utseya to Sharma, no run, shout for lbw but hit outside the line of off stump. Rohit was trying for a sweep shot there but ...

40.2

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, takes couple of steps down the track and pushes it to long-on

40.3

Utseya to Jadeja, no run, just outside off stump, pushed to short cover

40.4

Utseya to Jadeja, 3 runs, shorter in length, skids outside off, Jadeja stays beside the line and cuts it wide of backward point

40.5

Utseya to Sharma, 2 runs, couple of steps down the track and as is his wont, lifts it inside-out over covers

40.6

Utseya to Sharma, 1 run, outside off stump, mistimes the drive to long-off

End of over 41 (7 runs) India 184/4 (RR: 4.48)
RG Sharma    64* (96b 1x4 1x6)      P Utseya    9-0-33-1
RA Jadeja    22* (35b)      GA Lamb    9-0-32-0

41.1

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to covers

41.2

Lamb to Jadeja, 1 run, gets forward to squeeze this one through point for a single

41.3

Lamb to Sharma, FOUR, drags it short and Rohit pounces on it ... unfurls a pull shot to pick up a boundary

41.4

Lamb to Sharma, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, turned wide of midwicket

41.5

Lamb to Jadeja, 1 run, quicker one, on the middle, punched to long-on

41.6

Lamb to Sharma, no run, full one outside off stump, driven to covers

End of over 42 (8 runs) India 192/4 (RR: 4.57)
RG Sharma    70* (100b 2x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    10-0-40-0
RA Jadeja    24* (37b)      P Utseya    9-0-33-1

Batting Powerplay on

42.1

Price to Jadeja, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned past square-leg

42.2

Price to Sharma, no run, really full delivery outside off, jabbed out to the off side

42.3

Price to Sharma, FOUR, Rohit gets his highest ODI score. He moves outside the crease and crashes the full delivery to extra cover boundary.

42.4

Price to Sharma, no run, really full one, pushed out to cover

42.5

Price to Sharma, 1 run, uppishly driven towards long-on for a single

42.6

Price to Jadeja, no run, lovely delivery ... he slowed it up and tossed it across. Jadeja was early through the sweep shot and is beaten .. Price has a mocking appeal .. jumps up and down .. Quite a character this bloke .. I remember an earlier series .. his follow through was longer than a fast bowler's .. he was almost finishing up near the batsman on occasions .. glaring hard!

End of over 43 (6 runs) India 198/4 (RR: 4.60)
RA Jadeja    25* (39b)      RW Price    8-0-28-0
RG Sharma    75* (104b 3x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    10-0-40-0

43.1

Mpofu to Sharma, 1 run, Rohit backs outside leg , Mpofu follows him with a full delivery, whipped to deep midwicket

43.2

Mpofu to Jadeja, FOUR, Thwack. Length delivery around off stump and Jadeja punches the slower one over mid-off

43.3

Mpofu to Jadeja, 1 run, low full toss, driven down to Coventry at long-on

43.4

Mpofu to Sharma, SIX, Bosh! Rohit moved outside leg and Mpofu tried to follow him with a short delivery but ended up slipping it wide .. Rohit steadied himself and pulled it over long-leg

43.5

Mpofu to Sharma, FOUR, Nice shot. Again, he moved outside leg. Mpofu served up a full delivery on the middle. Rohit held his balance and square drove it to the point boundary

43.6

Mpofu to Sharma, 1 run, moves down the track and drives the low full toss to long-off

End of over 44 (17 runs) India 215/4 (RR: 4.88)
RG Sharma    87* (108b 4x4 2x6)      CB Mpofu    7-1-32-1
RA Jadeja    30* (41b 1x4)      RW Price    8-0-28-0

44.1

Price to Sharma, 1 run, backs away from the leg stump and drives uppishly towards long-off

44.2

Price to Jadeja, 1 run, drags the full delivery from outside off to deep midwicket

44.3

Price to Sharma, 1 run, on driven to long-on for a single .. Price is try8ing his best to bowl it really full here

44.4

Price to Jadeja, FOUR, And just as I type that .. he drags this one very very short .. easily pulled away

44.5

Price to Jadeja, no run, turns towards off stump, dabbed towards short third man

44.6

Price to Jadeja, 1 run, full, almost at the blockhole, driven down to long-on

End of over 45 (8 runs) India 223/4 (RR: 4.95)
RA Jadeja    36* (45b 2x4)      RW Price    9-0-36-0
RG Sharma    89* (110b 4x4 2x6)      CB Mpofu    7-1-32-1

45.1

Mpofu to Jadeja, 1 run, full pitched on the middle, whipped down to long-on. Rohit gets on strike

45.2

Mpofu to Sharma, SIX, Tonked! Nice juicy full toss and Rohit hammers it over midwicket boundary into the woods! Crunch!

45.3

Mpofu to Sharma, no run, lands short of the blockhole, driven to covers

45.4

Mpofu to Sharma, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, Rohit gets to the leg side and square drives but is unable to time it as well as he would want

45.5

Mpofu to Jadeja, 2 runs, Missed opportunity: It was a slower one and Jadeja edges his hoick between long-on and the straightish midwicket. Both fielders converge (coventry ran in from long-on) and leave it for the other ..

45.6

Mpofu to Jadeja, 1 bye, misses to connect with another slog and Taylor fails to collect

End of over 46 (11 runs) India 234/4 (RR: 5.08)
RA Jadeja    39* (48b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    8-1-42-1
RG Sharma    96* (113b 4x4 3x6)      RW Price    9-0-36-0

46.1

Price to Jadeja, no run, quick and short in length as Jadeja moves down the track. In the end, he dabs it to midwicket

46.2

Price to Jadeja, FOUR, stays at his original position and swings this one to the square-leg boundary.

46.3

Price to Jadeja, 1 run, low dipping full toss, driven to long-on

46.4

Price to Sharma, SIX, Maiden hundred for Rohit. He is obviously all smiles. Cheers from the sparse crowd. It was a full toss around off stump and Rohit times it over cover boundary. Very nonchalantly done. Pure timing.

46.5

Price to Sharma, 2 runs, stays back to work this one past square-leg

46.6

Price to Sharma, FOUR, gets down on his knee to sweep it to backward square-leg boundary

End of over 47 (17 runs) India 251/4 (RR: 5.34)
RG Sharma    108* (116b 5x4 4x6)      RW Price    10-0-53-0
RA Jadeja    44* (51b 3x4)      CB Mpofu    8-1-42-1

47.1

Mpofu to Jadeja, 2 runs, short in length and outside off, carved away to sweeper cover .. Ervine fumbles ..

47.2

Mpofu to Jadeja, 1 run, length delivery on the leg stump line, worked wide of midwicket for a single

47.3

Mpofu to Sharma, 2 runs, full delivery around off stump line, driven slightly wide of long-off fielder and they push for the second run

47.4

Mpofu to Sharma, FOUR, High full toss, above waist-high or so it appears on first look, just outside off, Rohit backs away, opens his bat-face and glides it through vacant slip region...

47.5

Mpofu to Sharma, OUT, Rohit tries to slog a length delivery from outside off over midwicket but gets the top edge .. Taylor moves to his left and takes a tumbling catch. Rohit started off slowly but finished strongly to end up on 114. His first ODI ton.

RG Sharma c †Taylor b Mpofu 114 (135m 119b 6x4 4x6) SR: 95.79

47.6

Mpofu to Jadeja, 1 run, in the zone outside off, dabbed to right of backward point

End of over 48 (10 runs) India 261/5 (RR: 5.43)
RA Jadeja    48* (54b 3x4)      CB Mpofu    9-1-52-2
YK Pathan    0* (0b)      RW Price    10-0-53-0

48.1

Utseya to Jadeja, no run, gets down the track but mistimes the drive back down the pitch

48.2

Utseya to Jadeja, 1 run, full delivery, swung to wide long-on .. Blignaut nearly over ran but manages to lunge back and stop it one-handed

48.3

Utseya to Pathan, SIX, Yusuf hits his first ball for a six over long-on. He bashed the full delivery from outside off over the boundary line ..

48.4

Utseya to Pathan, FOUR, Smack! Again floated outside off and Yusuf blasts this one over covers.

48.5

Utseya to Pathan, 1 run, drags back the length this time, punched away to deep cover

48.6

Utseya to Jadeja, 1 run, really full, turned wide of midwicket for a single to bring up his fifty. He accepts the cheers from the dressing room.

End of over 49 (13 runs) India 274/5 (RR: 5.59)
RA Jadeja    50* (57b 3x4)      P Utseya    10-0-46-1
YK Pathan    11* (3b 1x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    9-1-52-2

49.1

Mpofu to Jadeja, 2 runs, full in length and outside off stump, Jadeja slices it over covers

49.2

Mpofu to Jadeja, FOUR, Whack. Full pitched delivery, Jadeja clears the front foot and lifts it to the straight boundary

49.3

Mpofu to Jadeja, FOUR, Smashed. gentle back-of-length delivery and Jadeja pulls it to the midwicket boundary.

49.4

Mpofu to Jadeja, 1 run, from round the stumps now, full delivery, driven to long-on for a single.

49.5

Mpofu to Pathan, no run, Ah! The bouncer arrives and Yusuf lets it go through to the keeper! He was shaping for the big hit and got that bouncer which he allowed to pass him!

49.6

Mpofu to Pathan, no run, And another bouncer. Yusuf tries to pull but can't get wood on leather. India finish on 285.

India slowed down after early wickets. Rohit repaired the damage first with Raina and then with Jadeja before he finished in a flurry. Join us in a while for the chase.

End of over 50 (11 runs) India 285/5
YK Pathan    11* (5b 1x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    10-1-63-2
RA Jadeja    61* (61b 5x4)      P Utseya    10-0-46-1
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