Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Southampton, Sep 6 2011, India tour of England
(23/23 ov)
187/8
(22.1/23 ov, target 188)
188/3
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2y
• The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Cook, Kieswetter take England to comprehensive win

Craig Kieswetter tore in to India's opening bowlers and Alastair Cook made a case for a Twenty20 berth with an effective half-century that brought England a cantering victory

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Liam Brickhill
Scorecard summary
India187/8(23 overs)
England188/3(22.1 overs)

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 224 runs
ENG: 187/3CRR: 8.5 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Samit Patel8 (8)
Sir Alastair Cook80 (63)
Munaf Patel5-0-35-0
Praveen Kumar4-0-41-0
21.6
1
MM 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
MM Patel to Cook, 1 run
full and straight, Cook works him off the pads for a single to deep midwicket
21.4
1
MM 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
MM 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
MM Patel to Cook, 1 run
this time he does find the gap, but there's a sweeper out to stop the shot
21.1
MM Patel to Cook, no run
driven to cover, but Cook finds the fielder

There we go, the Powerplay is now taken.

end of over 217 runs
ENG: 183/3CRR: 8.71 • RRR: 2.50 • Need 5 from 12b
Samit Patel6 (5)
Sir Alastair Cook78 (60)
Praveen Kumar4-0-41-0
Munaf Patel4-0-31-0
20.6
2
Kumar to Patel, 2 runs
driven down the ground, the batsmen push hard for the second

Ah, a correction. England have not taken the Powerplay. My bad. They'll have to after this over though.

20.5
1
Kumar to Cook, 1 run
another blockhole full toss, and this time it's pushed to square leg
20.4
1
Kumar to Patel, 1 run
squeezed out behind square on the off side for one more
20.3
1
Kumar to Cook, 1 run
nicely full from Praveen, and the best Cook can do is dig this out for a single. This would be great bowling if England were chasing a few more runs, but the target is down to single figures now
20.2
1
Kumar to Patel, 1 run
driven on the up through cover
20.1
1
Kumar to Cook, 1 run
Praveen spears down a low, dipping full toss which Cook turns into the leg side
end of over 209 runs
ENG: 176/3CRR: 8.8 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Sir Alastair Cook75 (57)
Samit Patel2 (2)
Munaf Patel4-0-31-0
Ravichandran Ashwin5-0-42-2
19.6
1
MM Patel to Cook, 1 run
Munaf well and truly gets the better of Cook with a slower ball that wasn't picked up, but the luck is entirely with England as a skied drive lands safely
19.5
4
MM Patel to Cook, FOUR runs
well, you can't fault Praveen for effort. He charged round from long off as Cook shovelled one powerfully down the ground, diving and getting a hand to the ball inside the rope. Alas, the momentum of both fielder and ball meant the boundary couldn't be saved
19.4
MM Patel to Cook, no run
Munaf finds the blockhole, Cook digging the ball out back to the bowler
19.3
1
MM Patel to Patel, 1 run
Munaf aims a slow offcutter right at middle stump, but Samit isn't troubled as he clips neatly to leg

"Noticed how Cook tilts his head backwards slightly when he bats? His helmet comes so low it's almost in front of his eyes. Someone please tell him to get a new one!" Yes indeed Tony Lemony, imagine how many he'd score if he could actually see!

19.2
1
MM Patel to Cook, 1 run
ah, and this is not as nicely played, Cook losing his shape as he tries to thwack it down the ground
Best performances - batsmen
AN Cook
80 runs (63)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
539436797
AM Rahane
54 runs (47)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
341367588
Best performances - bowlers
GP Swann
O
5
M
0
R
33
W
3
Eco
6.60
TT Bresnan
O
4
M
0
R
43
W
3
Eco
10.75
Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Sir Alastair Cook
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3187
Season2011
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days6 September 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Rob Bailey
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe