Player of the Match
Player of the Match

47 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 238/10 (55 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.06, RRR: 18.33)

  • James Anderson1 (2b)
  • Virender Sehwag5-0-28-3
  • Zaheer Khan8-1-37-0

It was more like Yuvraj v England today. 118 runs and 4 for 28, Yuvraj, take a bow.

India are starting to make it look all too easy. England will have to somehow regroup soon or the series will be just as drab as the one in 2006. If England are to give themselves a chance, they will have to bat first. Pietersen goofed up at the toss in Rajkot and he should be careful not to repeat that if the conditions are good for batting. They might need to rework their batting order and get Bopara up the order. They got bogged down for too long in the middle overs despite having wickets in hand and left too much to do during the third Powerplay. But all credit to India for applying the pressure.

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Do join us shortly for the presentation.

Here's Pietersen: "We had a chance at 29 for 3. We lost ourselves to Yuvraj. He was fantastic. We improved from the last game. Let's hope we improve more. We need to carry on our good start with the ball. One of the top five should have gone on to a big score. I don't think we missed a specialist spinner. Samit bowled ok. I bowled five overs of rubbish."

Dhoni:" Great performance by Yuvi and Gambhir. You've got to change the target every 5 to 10 overs. As the partnership between them grew we kept raising our target. We are enjoying each other's success. Yusuf was up to the mark, this will help boost his confidence. We'll take it one game at a time."

Yuvraj is the Man of the Match. He gets a bike. Here's what he said: "Been training hard over the last few months and it's paying off. At 29 for 3 I wanted to assess the wicket, spoke to Gambhir a lot about the target. There were some shots you couldn't play on this wicket."

That's it from us. Thanks for your company. Join us for the third ODI in Kanpur (day game) on November 20. Till then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Sehwag to Broad, OUT, the formalities are done! Pitches on middle and leg, he makes room to scoop it straight down the ground but misses, the ball goes through straight and hits middle and leg, Sehwag has three wickets

SCJ Broad b Sehwag 22 (19m 11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

Sehwag to Broad, FOUR runs, makes room and scoops it past short cover, Raina flings himself to his right to pull off a blinder but the ball beats him
Sehwag to Anderson, 1 run, drives on the up and just beats short cover
Sehwag to Anderson, no run, Anderson gets a skiddy one to start with, just beats the outside edge
Sehwag to Harmison, OUT, No. 10 makes his walk back to the pavilion, Sehwag tempts him to go for the big hit down the ground, he's beaten in flight and Dhoni whips off the bails, the third umpire takes a look, his foot was in the air

SJ Harmison st †Dhoni b Sehwag 6 (5m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Sehwag to Harmison, no run, tries to heave that from outside off and nearly falls over

46 | 7 Runs | ENG: 233/8 (60 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.06, RRR: 15.00)

  • Steve Harmison6 (5b)
  • Stuart Broad18 (9b)
  • Zaheer Khan8-1-37-0
  • Virender Sehwag4-0-23-1
Khan to Harmison, 1 run, slower ball and full in length, he makes room and carves it down to third man
Khan to Harmison, no run, makes room to hoick him across the line but doesn't pick the slower ball, it misses the leg stump
Khan to Broad, 1 run, backs away and squeezes out a low full toss to point
Khan to Harmison, 1 run, makes room and opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man
Khan to Harmison, FOUR runs, makes room and clips a full delivery over mid-on, Pathan times his jump a little late and the ball sails over him
Khan to Harmison, no run, makes room and pushes it back to the bowler

45 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 226/8 (67 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 13.40)

  • Stuart Broad17 (8b)
  • Steve Harmison0 (0b)
  • Virender Sehwag4-0-23-1
  • Yusuf Pathan2-0-18-1
Sehwag to Broad, FOUR runs, half volley on the pads and he merely clips it over midwicket, the ball shoots to the boundary after crossing the practice pitches
Sehwag to Broad, no run, tries to sweep but fails to make contact with the bat
Sehwag to Patel, OUT, comes down the track and tries to launch him downtown again, Gambhir at deep midwicket juggles with it three times before finally catching it

SR Patel c Gambhir b Sehwag 20 (21m 25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.00

Sehwag to Patel, FOUR runs, steps down the track and clubs this one past mid-on, it travelled quickly to the boundary

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st6IR BellMJ Prior
2nd96OA ShahMJ Prior
3rd7KP PietersenMJ Prior
4th74A FlintoffKP Pietersen
5th1PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
6th3PD CollingwoodSR Patel
7th4SR PatelRS Bopara
8th31SR PatelSCJ Broad
9th11SJ HarmisonSCJ Broad
10th5JM AndersonSCJ Broad