Player of the Match
Player of the Match
18.2
6
Ali to Kohli, SIX runs, bam. That's the end. Kohli jumps down to cut out the turn and uses his wrists to slog this wide of long-on, flat. A thumping win sealed with disdain
17.2
4
Willey to Rahul, FOUR runs, gets it wide of fine leg. Full ball outside leg. Reaches out and flicks his wrists. Not fully in control. It's aerial though and it's in the gap
10.6
6
Plunkett to Rahul, SIX runs, ridiculous. Short ball in the corridor, gets behind the line, faux-collapse into the off side to make swinging room and then, the swing. Far over deep square leg.
10.4
4
Plunkett to Rahul, FOUR runs, short ball at middle stump, swivels in the crease and places it between fine leg and deep square
10.3
4
Plunkett to Rahul, FOUR runs, not easy being an English bowler. Not too easy for a commentator either right now. Only so many words I know. Overpitched outside off, forward to reach it, high elbow as he makes connection, quick wrists to launch it inside-out over extra over
10.2
6
Plunkett to Rahul, SIX runs, someone do the expletives on my behalf. This is unbelieavable strokeplay. Length ball on middle stump. Stride down the pitch and a neat little pick-up to get it over the long leg boundary. A ramp of epic class
9.5
6
Ali to Rahul, SIX runs, nails it this time! Down the track, meets it at the pitch, same clean swing, and it's gone a loooooooong way over long-on. How do you stop this form?
9.4
4
Ali to Rahul, FOUR runs, just gets this away before it can catch him in front of the stumps. Length ball skidding in at middle stump and he reverse-swats this between short third man and point
8.6
4
Rashid to Rahul, FOUR runs, nudges it with an open face, practically out of Jos Buttler's gloves. Another short ball from Rashid and Rahul has had harder shots to play to get to a fifty. This is is fifth one
8.1
6
Rashid to Sharma, SIX runs, buh bye. Rashid drops it halfway down the pitch. Rohit goes deep in the crease and wallops it over midwicket. That's all.
7.2
6
Ali to Rahul, SIX runs, tipped over the long-on boundary by Jordan. Rahul stepped out and met this with a swing so beautiful, it appeared to have gone a long long way. But it was right off the toe-end. Jordan ran in and then skipped back. Misjudgement and it's six in the end
7.1
4
Ali to Rahul, FOUR runs, reverse sweep to welcome Moeen. It's a length ball outside off and out comes the contortion of the wrists. Neatly executed
6.6
4
Rashid to Sharma, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off, waits for it to turn away and chops it very very late to get it to the point boundary. Expertly done by Rohit
5.4
4
Plunkett to Rahul, FOUR runs, gets it over short fine. Short ball at off stump. This time he stays put and gets under it to lift the hook over
4.6
4
Jordan to Sharma, FOUR runs, gets it wide of mid-off. Slower ball that he has to adjust for. But it's full and in his arc. He gets it past the fielder
4.2
4
Jordan to Sharma, FOUR runs, jams it into the pitch and gets it over point. Very full ball outside off and he's kind of yorked himself with a big stride. Adjusts nicely with the wrists though and gets the timing right
3.6
4
Plunkett to Rahul, FOUR runs, oh yes! This is close to perfect from Rahul. Short of a length outside off, backs away and makes room. Then he punches with an open face, off his toes, to bisect point and cover
3.5
4
Plunkett to Rahul, FOUR runs, easy runs. No swing, full and outside leg stump. Stands tall, tickles it fine
2.5
4
Willey to Rahul, FOUR runs, caressed through cover point. Length ball wide outside off. Big stride into the shot, deft hands, head still. On the up and into the boundary rope
1.2
6
Jordan to Rahul, SIX runs, glorious. This guy is possibly the next Rahul who might one day make the Hall of Fame. It's an outswinger at a length, a little wide outside off. He leans in, opens the face, lifts it over cover and clears the fence. While somehow keeping his elbow high and his balance perfect.
0.1
4
Willey to Dhawan, FOUR runs, edged past slip. Lots of swing but lots of width as well. Dhawan chucks his hands at this short ball and can't control it

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd123RG SharmaKL Rahul
3rd33V KohliKL Rahul