Player of the Match
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181dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

Broad and Bopara pull off a thriller

Ravi Bopara and Stuart Broad, two young English cricketers with a combined age of 43, showed maturity way beyond their years to give their side a glimpse of the future, as they combined nervelessly under the Old Trafford floodlights to guide England to an

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
71(104) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
7 5 11 10 17 7 1 13
SR Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
55(86) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
12 1 4 7 10 11 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
SCJ Broad
O10
M1
R51
W4
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AB Agarkar
O10
M0
R60
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 7-match series 3-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

30 August 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
48 | 4 Runs | ENG: 213/7 | RR: 4.43

  • Stuart Broad45 (73b)
  • Ravi Bopara43 (82b)
  • RP Singh6-0-22-0
  • Zaheer Khan9-1-45-1

Bopara and Broad came together when England were tottering at 114 for 7 and have stitched a memorable 99-run partnership to take England home. Broad's all-round brilliance has earned him the Man-of-the-Match award. An awesome effort, really. Thats all we have for you tonight, folks. Do join us for the fifth match live from Headingley on Sunday, September 2. This is Sriram Veera signing off. Cheers!

47.6
1
Singh to Broad, 1 run, That's it. England have won. Full in length, on the middle and leg,d riven towards mid-on and they rush across. England lead 3-1 in the series. It has been a wonderful partnership between Bopara and Broad. Cool, calm and skillful.
47.5
0
Singh to Broad, no run, this one is in the zone outside off stump and Broad is beaten, trying to cream it through cover
47.4
0
Singh to Broad, no run, It landed on a length, outside the off stump and cut back in, clipped the back leg en route to Dhoni who goes up in appeal.
47.3
2
Singh to Broad, 2 runs, fuller, outside off stump, slashed away, with the help of the outside edge, to right of third man where Ganguly makes a diving stop. The scores are level.
47.2
0
Singh to Broad, no run, beaten. Full in length, just outside the off stump and Broad goes for a rather expansive drive.
47.1
1
Singh to Bopara, 1 run, short of length, outside the off stump and Bopara tries to punch on the up and edges it to Ganguly at third man

The ball is being changed now. England need just four more runs.

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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0MJ PriorAN Cook
2nd14IR BellMJ Prior
3rd21IR BellKP Pietersen
4th46PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
5th14PD CollingwoodA Flintoff
6th15PD CollingwoodOA Shah
7th4PD CollingwoodRS Bopara
8th99RS BoparaSCJ Broad