Player of the Match
Player of the Match
224dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

India win series with Yuvraj and Dhoni tons

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni turned the clocks back, adding 256 runs for the fourth wicket to pull India from 25 for 3 to 381, a score which helped them seal the three-match series against England

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
150(127) 21x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 43 runs
  • 7x4 - 1x6
12 10 11 14 41 22 20 20
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
134(122) 10x4 - 6x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 28 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 14 10 7 15 18 29 33

Best performances - Bowlers

CR Woakes
CR Woakes
O10
M3
R60
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
R Ashwin
R Ashwin
O10
M0
R65
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

19 January 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

END OF OVER:
50 | 6 Runs | ENG: 366/8 (16 runs required, RR: 7.32)

  • Liam Plunkett26 (17b)
  • David Willey5 (4b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar10-1-63-1
  • Jasprit Bumrah9-0-81-2

India win by 15 runs and take the series. Phew, breathless stuff. What a match that has been: 747 runs, three outstanding individual hundreds. In the end, the huge stand between Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni gave India a total that was just enough. It's a crazy time for one-day cricket. But, there was some good bowling on display as well. Chris Woakes earlier today - that feels an age ago - then Ravi Jadeja and R Ashwin in England's innings. A word, too, for Buvi Kumar. I'll stay around to bring you the presentation shortly

Sandeep: "There are so many moments which decided India's victory but what scoreboard doesn't tell is bhuvi death bowling spell! Incredible effort!"

cartoft: "So England have scored 716 runs in 100 overs this series - without a win."

Anand: "The MoM is going to be Yuvraj Singh for sure, but I would be happy of Jadeja shares it too. Bowling 4.5 economy in a match that featured almost 750 runs!!"

Tanay: "No commentary on the celebration? Come on! Gotta do that for those unable to stream this cracker of a game from work." TV cut away to the studio. Sorry

Presentation time...Eoin Morgan "We weren't at our best again. It's very disappointing to get so close and not over the line. Bowling to MS Dhoni and Yuvraj can be difficult. Your margin for error is quite small, you have to try and break the partnership. We showed a lot of fight. We believed we could chase it down. There's a tremendous amount of belief but we didn't quite have the skill."

Virat Kohli "We were wondering if we had a good start were we would have ended up...wasn't good batting. Two of the greats stood up. Getting 381 from 25 for 3 was outstanding. We knew we'd get wickets at some stage or the other but we bowled at the more difficult part of the day. The guys showed really good character. We pulled it back nicely in the end. Having won the series, just before the Champions Trophy, the key will be for us to express ourselves and work out what is the best opening partnership. Two guys who had a really good Test series [Jadeja and Ashwin] stepped up and had we not picked up those wickets I don't know where the game would have gone. I'd say we are only at 75% of our potential."

Man of the Match is Yuvraj Singh "In the domestic season I've been hitting the ball well. Me and MS understood the situation, we had to start again. I was trying to hit the ball down the ground and once we got going I thought we started to attack at the right time. We just wanted to get one partnership going then we were able to play a lot of shots. We were thinking 340-350. It's probably by best innings. I started as a lower-order batsman, the higher you bat the more balls you get to play - 150 was a target for me. I wanted to prove a point to myself. I knew it was coming. Diet has been the key, when you pass 30 you have to work harder at your fitness."

Well, that just about wraps things up for another thrilling ODI. We'll be back for the final match which is in Kolkata. Should be a fantastic atmosphere. Al Muthu's report will be updated here shortly and we'll have more reaction during the evening. For now, though, from Gnasher and Deiva it's goodbye and thanks for joining us. I'm off for a lie down.

49.6
1
Kumar to Plunkett, 1 run, full, straight, driven down the ground
49.5
0
Kumar to Plunkett, no run, swings to the leg side, beaten by a slower ball...Kohli starts to celebrate
49.4
1
Kumar to Willey, 1 run, gets under the bat with a wide yorker, Dhoni gathers and it's just one to the total...now the crowd start to cheer even louder

Three sixes needed. James: ""Dhoni adjusting the field..."? Who's captain?" He can see the angles better from his position

49.3
2
Kumar to Willey, 2 runs, slams a full delivery straight to cover on the edge of the ring...they get back for the second on the misfield
49.2
1
Kumar to Plunkett, 1 run, full and wide, skews off the outer part of the bat towards Yuvraj at backward point...actually reached him on the full, but more importantly he stopped the boundary
49.1
1
Kumar to Willey, 1 run, round the wicket, full outside off, driven to deep cover

The last over, 22 needed. Ujwal: "Can England find their Carlos Braithwaite?" Dhoni adjusting the field...

Series in hand

5

Consecutive bilateral ODI series wins for India at home against England. The visitors' only series win here was in 1984-85.

Runs heavy

747

Runs scored in this match - the second-most in any ODI in India. The highest is 825 runs between hosts and Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009-10.

matching contest

113

Runs needed by England in the last 10 overs to win the game. India had made 120 runs in their final 10 overs of the innings.

Chase is on

162

England's score at the end of 25th over, 30 more than what India had made at the same point.

Yuvraj's best

139

Previous highest score for Yuvraj in ODIs, which was made at SCG in 2003-04. He has gone past that figure in this match.

After a long time

2011

Last time Yuvraj scored an ODI century, vs WI in the 2011 World Cup. In 16 inns since 2011 WC, he averaged only 18.32 in 17 inns with only 2 fifties before this knock.

Favourite opponents

47.42

Yuvraj's average against England in ODIs, before this match - his best among the full-member opponents. He has scored a fifty today.

Woakes on fire

2

No. of bowlers to take 3 wkts in the first 5 overs of the innings vs India since 2001 - Shane Bond in Bulawayo in 2005 and Chris Woakes in this match.

Rare top-order collapse

2010

Last time India lost 3 wickets in first 5 overs of an ODI, before this - against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Last sinch instance at home was in 2007 against Australia.

Can Dhawan repeat?

113

Runs scored by Dhawan in India's last ODI in Cuttack, against SL in November 2014.