Result
6th ODI, Jamshedpur, Apr 12 2006, England tour of India
(42.4/50 ov, target 224)
227/5
England won by 5 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Strauss stars in consolation win

It took a testing spell from a trio of medium-pacers and a nuggety half-century from a stand-in stand-in captain to guide England to their first victory of the series

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Scorecard summary
India223(48 overs)
England227/5(42.4 overs)
42.5
7nb
Powar to Blackwell, (no ball) SIX runs
tossed up outside the off stump, Blackwell picks it up early and lofts it over long on fence, overstepping by the bowler and England wins by 5 wickets.

England done it in style and win the match comprehensively. They are one up of 7 ODI series with one more game to play. Jamshedpur is once again become the non favourable venue for India and their winning percentace is very low here. Andrew Strauss came up with valint knock of 74 runs before he retired and gave the perfect start for England to chase a modest target. Then Kevin Pieterson and Paul Collingwood played a little cameo innings and make sure the required run rate comes below 4. Indian spinners manages to take the wickets and nothing left for the pacers. Andrews Strauss declared Man of the match for his fine innings. Please don't forgot to join with us for the last and 7th ODI between this teams. Till then bye from us.

42.4
4
Powar to Blackwell, FOUR runs
Great shot! fuller ball on the legs, Blackwell uses his feet and drives the ball wide on mid-on fielder, ball races to boundary rope, great timing
42.3
Powar to Blackwell, no run
line and length, Blackwell tries to work it to onside, top edge to cover
42.2
1
Powar to Collingwood, 1 run
again uses his feet, flicks the ball to deep mid wicket
42.1
Powar to Collingwood, no run
comes down the track and driven to mid-off
end of over 426 runs
ENG: 215/5CRR: 5.11 • RRR: 1.12 • Need 9 from 48b
Ian Blackwell4 (9)
Paul Collingwood22 (34)
Vikram Singh5-0-33-0
Ramesh Powar8-0-32-2
41.6
VRV Singh to Blackwell, no run
good line and length, Blackwell defends, fielded by Harbhajan Singh
41.5
VRV Singh to Blackwell, no run
pitched outside the off stump, Blackwell works it away wide Yuvraj Singh at point, Yuvraj does well, comes across the ball quickly and prevent a run
41.4
VRV Singh to Blackwell, no run
fuller length delivery, Blackwell drives it hard, but find the fielder at poingt, Yuvraj picks it up and hits the stumps at non-striker end, defecltion takes the ball away from the bowler, Blackwell wants a runs, but send back by his partner
41.3
VRV Singh to Blackwell, no run
good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away to mid-off
41.2
4
VRV Singh to Blackwell, FOUR runs
down the legside, Blackwell glances the ball on the backfoot to fine leg, ball races to boundary rope
41.1
VRV Singh to Blackwell, no run
short pitched delivery, Blackwell goes for pull, very early into the shot, lack of pace too, takes in the body
41.1
2nb
VRV Singh to Collingwood, (no ball) 1 run
pitched up delivery, drives it along the ground to long-on, bowler popping up his crease
end of over 411 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 209/5CRR: 5.09 • RRR: 1.66 • Need 15 from 54b
Ian Blackwell0 (3)
Paul Collingwood21 (33)
Ramesh Powar8-0-32-2
Vikram Singh4-0-27-0
40.6
Powar to Blackwell, no run
driven straight to mid-off
40.5
Powar to Blackwell, no run
line and length, Blackwell hits it into the leg side
40.4
Powar to Blackwell, no run
drives the ball to mid-off

Ian Blackwell is the new man in

40.3
w
Powar to Plunkett, OUT
What a sad way to go! pitched wide outside the off stump, fuller in length, Plunkett went for needless sweep shot and sweeping the ball wide outside the off stump, ball takes the edge and flies behind, Dhoni does well, leaves the ball to Sehwag at first slip without deviating it
LE Plunkett c Sehwag b Powar 0 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
40.2
Powar to Plunkett, no run
excellent delivery, pitched up, Plunkett goes back and defends it off side
40.1
1
Powar to Collingwood, 1 run
flighted delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood comes down the track and drives the ball to long-on
Best performances - batsmen
MS Dhoni
96 runs (106)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
30 runs
5 fours
1 sixes
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AJ Strauss
74 runs (85)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
18 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
JM Anderson
O
9
M
2
R
28
W
3
Eco
3.11
Harbhajan Singh
O
10
M
0
R
30
W
3
Eco
3.00
Match details
Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Player Of The Match
Sir Andrew Strauss
Series resultIndia led the 7-match series 4-1
Match numberODI no. 2361
Season2005/06
Match days12 April 2006 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Vikram Singh
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Krishna Hariharan
TV Umpire
Arani Jayaprakash
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama