result
4th ODI, Kochi, Apr 6 2006, England tour of India
(47.2/50 ov)238/6
India won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
player of the match
15y
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India sweep to series win

India wrapped up the seven-match one-day series with their fourth win, completing their 15th successful run-chase on the trot

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Scorecard summary
England237/10(48.4 overs)
India238/6(47.2 overs)

And with that they have notched up yet another home series win!

238 was always going to be hard total to defend, England hung in there till the end, they tried their hearts out and exerted maximum pressure but the batsmen were up to the task and in the end they reached the target with 2.4 overs to spare.

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Sehwag and Dravid started off well and they laid the foundation for a clinical run chase, England bowlers struggled to produce the breakthroughs when needed and the game quickly slipped away from them with Yuvraj and Raina getting into the act.

Yuvraj Singh gets the man of the match award for the two key wickets he took earlier in the day and the 48 runs he scored.

That's all we have for you today, until next time this is Sajan Nair signing off.

47.2
1
Batty to Dhoni, 1 run

there it is! fraction short, Dhoni quickly goes back and punches it down to long-on for that all important single, India win by 4 wickets.

47.1
Batty to Dhoni, no run

wide outside the off stump, Dhoni gets across a long way and punches it back to the bowler

end of over 472 runs
INDIA: 237/6CRR: 5.04 RRR: 0.33
Ramesh Powar2 (10)
MS Dhoni9 (11)
Matthew Hoggard 9-0-59-0
Gareth Batty 8-0-40-0

India require another 1 run with 4 wickets and 18 balls remaining.

46.6
Hoggard to Powar, no run

good length delivery, punched straight down the track to the mid-on region and that's the end of the over

46.5
Hoggard to Powar, no run

full and on the stumps, attempted yorker, Powar forces it away towards midwicket

46.4
Hoggard to Powar, no run

off-cutter, Powar fails to make contact and the ball goes through to the keeper

46.3
Hoggard to Powar, no run

driven straight back down the track, Hoggard gets a touch on it

46.3
1w
Hoggard to Powar, 1 wide

high bouncer and that's rightly called a wide - scores are level!

46.2
1
Hoggard to Dhoni, 1 run

another short rising delivery on the stumps, pulled away behind square for a single, just two more needed now!

46.1
Hoggard to Dhoni, no run

short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dhoni stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the off side

end of over 463 runs
INDIA: 235/6CRR: 5.10 RRR: 0.75
Ramesh Powar2 (6)
MS Dhoni8 (9)
Gareth Batty 8-0-40-0
Matthew Hoggard 8-0-57-0

Just three more need now!

45.6
Batty to Powar, no run

turned away towards midwicket

45.5
1
Batty to Dhoni, 1 run

slightly short, Dhoni stands tall on the back-foot and punches it down to long-off, yet another easy single added to the total

45.4
Batty to Dhoni, no run

slightly short and bit wide outside the off stump, Dhoni cuts hard but fails to make contact

45.3
Batty to Dhoni, no run

driven back down the track

45.2
1
Batty to Powar, 1 run

another flighted delivery outside the off stump, Powar fetches it from outside the off stump and places it wide of the fielder at mid-on

45.1
1
Batty to Dhoni, 1 run

tossed up wide outside the off stump, driven down to long-off for an easy single

end of over 458 runs
INDIA: 232/6CRR: 5.15 RRR: 1.20
MS Dhoni6 (5)
Ramesh Powar1 (4)
Matthew Hoggard 8-0-57-0
James Anderson 10-1-52-2

India require another 6 runs with 4 wickets and 30 balls remaining.

Batty back into the attack now.

44.6
1
Hoggard to Dhoni, 1 run

driven wide of the fielder at mid-on, quick single and Dhoni retains the strike

44.5
Hoggard to Dhoni, no run

turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

44.4
4
Hoggard to Dhoni, FOUR runs

good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Dhoni leans well forward and drives it away past the diving fielder at extra cover, crowd erupts!!! India need just 7 more runs to wrap this up!

44.3
Hoggard to Dhoni, no run

full and on the pads, clipped away straight to the fielder at midwicket

44.2
1
Hoggard to Powar, 1 run

good length delivery outside the off stump, Powar makes room and drives hard, ball clips inside edge and races away to deep fine leg

Match details
Nehru Stadium, Kochi
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultIndia led the 7-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2360
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
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Krishna Hariharan
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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Arani Jayaprakash
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama