4th ODI, Kochi, April 06, 2006, England tour of India
(47.2/50 ov, T:238) 238/6

India won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
48 (55), 2/34 & 2 catches
England INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Andrew Strauss lbw b Pathan711121063.63
Matt Prior c †Dhoni b Sreesanth14132620107.69
Kevin Pietersen c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh77821106293.90
Paul Collingwood c & b Yuvraj Singh3648684075.00
Andrew Flintoff (c)c Dravid b Yuvraj Singh1221311057.14
Vikram Solanki  b Powar1220212060.00
Geraint Jones run out (Pathan/Agarkar)4966823074.24
Ian Blackwell c & b Sehwag613270046.15
Gareth Batty lbw b Sehwag2660033.33
Matthew Hoggard run out (Agarkar)712170058.33
James Anderson not out 1240050.00
Extras(lb 11, nb 2, w 1)14
TOTAL48.4 Ov (RR: 4.86, 205 Mts)237
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Andrew Strauss, 2.5 ov), 2-27 (Matt Prior, 5.2 ov), 3-117 (Paul Collingwood, 21.2 ov), 4-153 (Kevin Pietersen, 28.3 ov), 5-155 (Andrew Flintoff, 29.4 ov), 6-172 (Vikram Solanki, 33.6 ov), 7-197 (Ian Blackwell, 40.1 ov), 8-203 (Gareth Batty, 42.2 ov), 9-231 (Matthew Hoggard, 47.3 ov), 10-237 (Geraint Jones, 48.4 ov)
Irfan Pathan4.402715.78153001
2.5 to AJ Strauss, first blood and that's a beauty! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and this one straightened after hitting the deck, Strauss is utterly and completely foxed, plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front. 10/1
5.2 to MJ Prior, Sreesanth too joins the party! good length delivery, pitched in the channel of uncertainty and shaping away late, Prior pushes forward to defend and ends up with a thin edge, Dhoni makes no mistake, umpire Koertzen was unmoved but Prior walks!. 27/2
Ajit Agarkar502805.60133000
Harbhajan Singh1013613.60332000
28.3 to KP Pietersen, Harbhajan strikes! tossed up and turning in, Pietersen gets forward looking to slog it away and for once things go wrong, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards backward square leg, Yuvraj at square leg nice hustles under it - what a breakthrough!. 153/4
Ramesh Powar1004114.10292000
33.6 to VS Solanki, tossed up delivery, Powar hits the rough outside the off stump and the ball rips back in, Solanki pushes forward to defend but gets nowhere, ball turns in and crashes into the woodwork - another one bites the dust!. 172/6
Yuvraj Singh813424.25274000
21.2 to PD Collingwood, stunning catch! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, turning across the right-hander, Collingwood - looking to work it away on the leg side closes the face of the bat bit too early and the ball pops up off the leading edge, Yuvraj drives well forward and takes it inches away from ground - amazing one handed effort!. 117/3
29.4 to A Flintoff, gone! slightly shot and bit wide outside the off stump, Flintoff fetches it from wide outside the off stump and the idea was to force it past the fielder at midwicket but the ball clips the toe end of the ball and goes low in the air towards short midwicket, Dravid there dives well forward and takes a fantastic catch.. 155/5
Virender Sehwag603125.16192111
40.1 to ID Blackwell, seven down! well flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump line, bit too full and Blackwell ends up driving it straight back to Sehwag, it doesn't get easier that this, Spinners on a roll here!. 197/7
42.2 to GJ Batty, tossed up and turning in, Batty pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, impact was touch outside the line of the off stump, loud appeal and under pressure umpire Hariharan rules in favour of the bowler, Batty bit unlucky there. 203/8
India INNINGS (Target: 238 runs from 50 overs)
Virender Sehwag c Solanki b Blackwell2633474078.78
Rahul Dravid (c)c Hoggard b Flintoff65731099089.04
Irfan Pathan st †Prior b Blackwell4656786182.14
Mohammad Kaif c Anderson b Flintoff513230038.46
Yuvraj Singh c †Prior b Anderson4855736087.27
Suresh Raina c Blackwell b Anderson2138650055.26
MS Dhoni not out 1013201076.92
Ramesh Powar not out 210170020.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 7, w 7)15
TOTAL47.2 Ov (RR: 5.02, 220 Mts)238/6
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Virender Sehwag, 10.4 ov), 2-130 (Rahul Dravid, 24.1 ov), 3-152 (Irfan Pathan, 27.4 ov), 4-152 (Mohammad Kaif, 28.3 ov), 5-224 (Suresh Raina, 43.1 ov), 6-224 (Yuvraj Singh, 43.3 ov)
James Anderson1015325.304010000
43.1 to SK Raina, gone! slightly short and on the middle and off stump line, Raina rocks back and pulls hard but gets nowhere with the shot, ball clips the bottom edge and goes high up towards mid-on, Blackwell paddles back and nicely settles under it. 224/5
43.3 to Yuvraj Singh, good length delivery outside the off stump, reversing away from the left-hander, Yuvraj play a loose drive outside the off stump and the edge goes straight to Prior behind the stumps, Anderson strikes back with two wickets in three balls, India six down - England still hanging in there!. 224/6
Matthew Hoggard905906.55256043
Andrew Flintoff803324.12334013
24.1 to R Dravid, there is the breakthrough! good length delivery outside the off stump, genuine off-cutter, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck and Dravid tamely drives it straight to Hoggard at mid-off, soft dismissal. 130/2
28.3 to M Kaif, this is getting interesting! slower delivery outside the off stump, Kaif picks it up and flays it away in the air towards cover, Anderson there times his jump to perfection and plucks it out of thin air - Kaif's horrible run in ODIs continue, India four down and in a spot of bother here. 152/4
Ian Blackwell1014124.10332100
10.4 to V Sehwag, gone!! just short of good length this time, Sehwag rocks back and pulls it away to deep midwicket, the ball comes off the middle of the bat and looked headed into the stands, but on that occasion Sehwag didnt get as much elevation, it was more height and less distance, Solanki runs to his right and takes a good catch. That's a big wicket for England! Blackwell strikes immediately. 54/1
27.4 to IK Pathan, another victim of the PowerPlay syndrome! nothing delivery outside the off stump, Pathan comes down the track and swings widely, misses the target, Prior quickly whips of the bails and that's the end of that. Rush of tomato juice and he plays dearly. 152/3
Gareth Batty8.204104.92253021
Paul Collingwood201005.0051000
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Nehru Stadium, Kochi
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultIndia led the 7-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2360
Match daysday (50-over match)
Krishna Hariharan
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Arani Jayaprakash
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
  • England Innings:
  • England: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (48 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: England - 66/2 in 11.0 overs (KP Pietersen 30, PD Collingwood 14)
  • England: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (107 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: England - 129/3 in 25.0 overs (KP Pietersen 60, A Flintoff 5)
  • England: 150 runs in 28.1 overs (170 balls), Extras 8
  • Power Play 2: Overs 28.1 - 33.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 33.1 - 38.0
  • Drinks: England - 189/6 in 38.0 overs (GO Jones 16, ID Blackwell 3)
  • England: 200 runs in 41.1 overs (250 balls), Extras 13
  • KP Pietersen: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (KP Pietersen 30, PD Collingwood 16, Ex 4)
  • India Innings:
  • MJ Prior acted as wicket keeper in place of the injured GO Jones
  • India: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: India - 58/1 in 12.0 overs (R Dravid 24, IK Pathan 1)
  • India: 100 runs in 19.3 overs (124 balls), Extras 8
  • India: 150 runs in 27.3 overs (174 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: India - 180/4 in 36.0 overs (Yuvraj Singh 14, SK Raina 12)
  • India: 200 runs in 38.2 overs (242 balls), Extras 13
  • R Dravid: 50 off 61 balls (6 x 4)
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (V Sehwag 25, R Dravid 21, Ex 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (R Dravid 26, IK Pathan 24, Ex 2)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (Yuvraj Singh 34, SK Raina 15, Ex 3)