Result
3rd ODI (D/N), The Oval, Sep 9 2011, India tour of England
234/7
(41.5/43 ov, target 218)
218/7
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Sahil Dutta
Scorecard summary
India234/7(50 overs)
MS Dhoni69 (103)
England218/7(41.5 overs)
end of over 429 runs
ENG: 218/7CRR: 5.21 
Graeme Swann9 (5)
Stuart Broad5 (6)
Munaf Patel8.5-0-63-1
Ravichandran Ashwin9-0-40-3

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
MM 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
MM 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
MM 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
MM 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
MM 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 418 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 209/7CRR: 5.09 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Graeme Swann1 (1)
Stuart Broad4 (5)
Ravichandran Ashwin9-0-40-3
Munaf 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.

40.5
w
Ashwin to Bopara, OUT
just as it seemed Bopara was taking England home Ashwin has struck! Wonderful bowling! Touch of air, Bopara was through his shot and it spun back viciously through the gate to dislodge the bail over leg stump. To flight it up after being hit for four is excellent bowling
RS Bopara b Ashwin 40 (52m 41b 4x4 0x6) SR: 97.56
40.4
4
Ashwin to Bopara, FOUR runs
lovely work from Bopara. Saw it a touch shorter and hopped back and outside leg to ease a cut shot past cover for four
40.3
1
Ashwin to Broad, 1 run
Broad sweep, without perfect timing, and Munaf fields slowly
40.2
1
Ashwin to Bopara, 1 run
that will do for England, Bopara just blocking firmly to beat the infield and collect a single to long-on
40.1
1
Ashwin to Broad, 1 run
Ashwin starts with a straighter ball that is worked very carefully towards midwicket for a single

Righty! Powerplay taken! R Ashwin to bowl it, it's his last over too. Wickets are the key in this over. Dhoni, as ever, looks utterly cucumber. Long-on, long-off and cow corner are the boundary fielders.

end of over 408 runs
ENG: 201/6CRR: 5.02 • RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 from 18b
Ravi Bopara35 (38)
Stuart Broad2 (3)
Munaf Patel8-0-54-1
Ravindra Jadeja9-0-42-2
39.6
2
MM Patel to Bopara, 2 runs
full toss is clumped hard down towards long-on who runs around well to field. Munaf is disgusted with the effort but it looked a good one to me

The Oval, by the way, is heaving! Fantastic atmosphere. India fans have been waiting a long time for a decent showing

39.5
1
MM Patel to Broad, 1 run
Broad digs out a yorker to steal a single
39.4
1
MM Patel to Bopara, 1 run
neither of the England batsmen are picking Munaf's slower one. Here Bopara checks his drive at the last moment to send it to long-off
39.3
1
MM Patel to Broad, 1 run
ooh, slower ball is chipped uppishly. Broad was hoodwinked and it went up and looped down short of long-off

"Somebody please unleash Ashwin," begs Sam. Surely they must be keeping him for the powerplay overs.

39.2
1
MM Patel to Bopara, 1 run
full toss but excellent fielding at cover keeps the drive to a single
39.1
2
MM Patel to Bopara, 2 runs
touch too straight from Munaf and Bopara flicks behind square for a well-run couple
end of over 393 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 193/6CRR: 4.94 • RRR: 6.25 • Need 25 from 24b
Stuart Broad0 (1)
Ravi Bopara29 (34)
Ravindra Jadeja9-0-42-2
RP Singh6-0-32-0
38.6
Jadeja to Broad, no run
watchful start from Broad, defending carefully. Excellent over from Jadeja, he's made this match

Stuart Broad and Ravi Bopara. Can they do it again?

Best performances - batsmen
RA Jadeja
78 runs (89)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
30 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
411156281220
MS Dhoni
69 runs (103)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
18716107611
Best performances - bowlers
R Ashwin
O
9
M
0
R
40
W
3
Eco
4.44
JM Anderson
O
9
M
1
R
48
W
3
Eco
5.33
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Ravindra Jadeja
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3189
Season2011
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days9 September 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Nigel Llong
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
Rob Bailey
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe