Player of the Match
Player of the Match
271dThe Bulletin by George Binoy

Emphatic India seal 5-1 series win

Normal service resumed after the blip at Jamshedpur as India completed a 5-1 series victory with an authoritative seven-wicket win in the final one-day international at Indore

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
86(96) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 37 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
18 16 7 2 9 13 10 11
R Dravid
69(79) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 6 30 9 2 4 4 10

Best performances - Bowlers

S Sreesanth
O10
M1
R55
W6
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O10
M1
R44
W2
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Another chase and another fantastic win for India, they take the series 5-1. England would have fancied their chances after putting up 288 on the board but India once again proved their ability to chase down big scores, today it was Uthappa and Dravid who gave India a good start, they kept it simple and added 166 runs for the first wicket and that laid the platform. Yuvraj and Raina were thrown into the fray in quick succession but they kept their cool, took their time to settle down and when the time came they opened up nicely, they played some positive cricket and stuck to the game-plan and slowly but steadily the bowlers lost control. Sreesanth gets the Man of the Match award for his excellent spell earlier in the day. And as expected Yuvraj Singh bags the Man of the Series award for his scintillating performance throughout the series. So India finish off the series with a clinical performance. It has been a long and tiring tour for the visitors and hopefully a memorable one too. Until next time it's good bye from all of us here - cheers.

49.1
4
Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, all over! fulltoss outside the off stump, probably the yorker gone wrong, Yuvraj picks it up early and hammers it over the cover fielder, Collingwood hurtles across in the deep but fails to makes it across, India win by seven wicket!

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 285/3 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.81, RRR: 4.00)

  • Yuvraj Singh59 (56b)
  • Irfan Pathan1 (1b)
  • Kabir Ali8-0-47-1
  • James Anderson8-0-63-0
48.6
1
Ali to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down to long-off, easy single to end the over - just four more needed now.
48.5
2
Ali to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, good length delivery, driven down to long-off, takes on the fielder in the deep and steals an extra run
48.4
1
Ali to Pathan, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away to deep point and Pathan is off the mark straightaway

Irfan Pathan is the next man in

48.3
W
Ali to Raina, OUT, bowled'm! slow off-cutter on the stumps, Raina makes room eyeing the midwicket fence but plays all over it and the ball crashes into the woodwork, end of a fine innings

SK Raina b Ali 53 (83m 66b 2x4 1x6) SR: 80.30

48.2
2
Ali to Raina, 2 runs, good length delivery, sliced away on the off side for two more
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