result
2nd ODI, Faridabad, Mar 31 2006, England tour of India
(49/50 ov, target 227)230/6
India won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
15y
• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Raina carries India to victory

A nerveless 118-run stand between Suresh Raina, India's latest teenage prodigy, and the wicketkeeper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, rescued India from a middle-order collapse and carried them to a comfortable four-wicket victory

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Scorecard summary
England226/10(49.5 overs)
India230/6(49 overs)
end of over 499 runs
INDIA: 230/6CRR: 4.69 
Irfan Pathan12 (11)
Suresh Raina81 (89)
James Anderson 10-0-60-1
Andrew Flintoff 10-1-29-1

India reach the target with one over to spare and they now lead the seven match series 2-0.

It was a modest total but the England bowlers bowled beautifully and made a match out of it, Sehwag and Gambhir gave India a good solid start putting on 61 runs for the first wicket but India soon slipped to 92 for 5 in the span of just 11 overs and it looked like the England bowlers would have the final say...

but Raina and Dhoni had other plans, they added 118 runs for the 6th wicket and that put India back on top, they curbed their natural instinct and played the ball on the merit and in the end it turned out to be a match-winning partnership, Raina went on to make 81* runs for which he gets the Man of the Match award.

48.6
4
Anderson to Pathan, FOUR runs

there it is! India win by four wickets! good length delivery on the pads and that's clipped over the fielder at midwicket

48.5
2
Anderson to Pathan, 2 runs

driven away off the back-foot to the deep point region, easy two and the scores are level!

48.4
Anderson to Pathan, no run

turned away towards midwicket

48.3
1
Anderson to Raina, 1 run

driven down to mid-off, quick single taken, direct hit would have been interesting

48.2
2
Anderson to Raina, 2 runs

driven down to long-on, Pathan calls for the second, runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the second

48.1
Anderson to Raina, no run

yorker and Raina digs it out well, ball rolls back to the bowler

end of over 482 runs
INDIA: 221/6CRR: 4.60 RRR: 3.00
Irfan Pathan6 (8)
Suresh Raina78 (86)
Andrew Flintoff 10-1-29-1
James Anderson 9-0-51-1

Just six more need now - India within striking distance of victory here!

47.6
Flintoff to Pathan, no run

good length delivery, driven away towards cover

47.5
Flintoff to Pathan, no run

slower ball, ends up as a low fulltoss outside the off stump, Pathan drives it straight to the fielder at backward point

47.4
1
Flintoff to Raina, 1 run

drifting down the leg side, Raina helps it down to fine leg for an easy single

47.3
Flintoff to Raina, no run

fulltoss outside the off stump, probably the yorker gone wrong, was there to be hit but Raina finds the fielder at mid-off

47.2
Flintoff to Raina, no run

good length delivery, angling across the left-hander, Raina plays it away towards point

47.1
1
Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run

short and wide outside the off stump, cut away well in front of point, just seven more needed now

end of over 478 runs
INDIA: 219/6CRR: 4.65 RRR: 2.66
Irfan Pathan5 (5)
Suresh Raina77 (83)
James Anderson 9-0-51-1
Andrew Flintoff 9-1-27-1
46.6
1
Anderson to Pathan, 1 run

pulled away to deep square leg, easy single and Raina will retain the strike

46.5
1
Anderson to Raina, 1 run

punched down to mid-off, fielder is at the edge of the circle and an easy single is added to the total

46.4
2
Anderson to Raina, 2 runs

good length delivery, coming in with the angle, Raina gets forward and turns it away through midwicket, easy two added to the total, Pietersen is the fielder in the deep

46.4
1w
Anderson to Raina, 1 wide

full and drifting down the leg side, bowled from round the stumps

46.3
Anderson to Raina, no run

fulltoss outside the off stump, Raina works it away towards midwicket, missed out there

46.2
1
Anderson to Pathan, 1 run

pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight back down the ground to the long-off region, easy single - just 13 more needed now!

46.1
2
Anderson to Pathan, 2 runs

short and wide outside the off stump, wrong line and length, Pathan nicely cuts it away to deep backward point for a brace

end of over 463 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 211/6CRR: 4.58 RRR: 4.00
Irfan Pathan1 (2)
Suresh Raina74 (80)
Andrew Flintoff 9-1-27-1
Kabir Ali 7-0-50-0

India require another 16 runs with 4 wickets and 24 balls remaining.

45.6
1
Flintoff to Pathan, 1 run

good length delivery outside the off stump, driven well wide of the fielder at cover, Pathan off the mark with an easy single

Match details
Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina
Series resultIndia led the 7-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2358
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
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Arani Jayaprakash
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
TV Umpire
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Ivaturi Shivram
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama