6th ODI, Jamshedpur, Apr 12 2006, England tour of India
(42.4/50 ov, target 224)227/5
England won by 5 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
player of the match
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Strauss stars in consolation win

It took a testing spell from a trio of medium-pacers and a nuggety half-century from a stand-in stand-in captain to guide England to their first victory of the series

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Scorecard summary
India223/10(48 overs)
England227/5(42.4 overs)
Powar to Blackwell, (no ball) SIX runs

tossed up outside the off stump, Blackwell picks it up early and lofts it over long on fence, overstepping by the bowler and England wins by 5 wickets.

England done it in style and win the match comprehensively. They are one up of 7 ODI series with one more game to play. Jamshedpur is once again become the non favourable venue for India and their winning percentace is very low here. Andrew Strauss came up with valint knock of 74 runs before he retired and gave the perfect start for England to chase a modest target. Then Kevin Pieterson and Paul Collingwood played a little cameo innings and make sure the required run rate comes below 4. Indian spinners manages to take the wickets and nothing left for the pacers. Andrews Strauss declared Man of the match for his fine innings. Please don't forgot to join with us for the last and 7th ODI between this teams. Till then bye from us.

Powar to Blackwell, FOUR runs

Great shot! fuller ball on the legs, Blackwell uses his feet and drives the ball wide on mid-on fielder, ball races to boundary rope, great timing

Powar to Blackwell, no run

line and length, Blackwell tries to work it to onside, top edge to cover

Powar to PD Collingwood, 1 run

again uses his feet, flicks the ball to deep mid wicket

Powar to PD Collingwood, no run

comes down the track and driven to mid-off

end of over 426 runs
ENG: 215/5CRR: 5.11 RRR: 1.13
Ian Blackwell4 (9)
Paul Collingwood22 (34)
Vikram Singh 5-0-33-0
Ramesh Powar 8-0-32-2
Singh to Blackwell, no run

good line and length, Blackwell defends, fielded by Harbhajan Singh

Singh to Blackwell, no run

pitched outside the off stump, Blackwell works it away wide Yuvraj Singh at point, Yuvraj does well, comes across the ball quickly and prevent a run

Singh to Blackwell, no run

fuller length delivery, Blackwell drives it hard, but find the fielder at poingt, Yuvraj picks it up and hits the stumps at non-striker end, defecltion takes the ball away from the bowler, Blackwell wants a runs, but send back by his partner

Singh to Blackwell, no run

good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away to mid-off

Singh to Blackwell, FOUR runs

down the legside, Blackwell glances the ball on the backfoot to fine leg, ball races to boundary rope

Singh to Blackwell, no run

short pitched delivery, Blackwell goes for pull, very early into the shot, lack of pace too, takes in the body

Singh to PD Collingwood, (no ball) 1 run

pitched up delivery, drives it along the ground to long-on, bowler popping up his crease

end of over 411 run • 1 wicket
ENG: 209/5CRR: 5.09 RRR: 1.67
Ian Blackwell0 (3)
Paul Collingwood21 (33)
Ramesh Powar 8-0-32-2
Vikram Singh 4-0-27-0
Powar to Blackwell, no run

driven straight to mid-off

Powar to Blackwell, no run

line and length, Blackwell hits it into the leg side

Powar to Blackwell, no run

drives the ball to mid-off

Ian Blackwell is the new man in

Powar to Plunkett, OUT

What a sad way to go! pitched wide outside the off stump, fuller in length, Plunkett went for needless sweep shot and sweeping the ball wide outside the off stump, ball takes the edge and flies behind, Dhoni does well, leaves the ball to Sehwag at first slip without deviating it

Liam Plunkett c Sehwag b Powar 0 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Powar to Plunkett, no run

excellent delivery, pitched up, Plunkett goes back and defends it off side

Powar to PD Collingwood, 1 run

flighted delivery outside the off stump, Collingwood comes down the track and drives the ball to long-on

end of over 401 run
ENG: 208/4CRR: 5.20 RRR: 1.60
Liam Plunkett0 (7)
Paul Collingwood20 (32)
Vikram Singh 4-0-27-0
Harbhajan Singh 10-0-30-3

England just need 16 more runs to win the match

Ramesh Powar comes back into the attack now

Singh to Plunkett, no run

on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

Singh to Plunkett, (no ball)

down the leg sdie, played to mid wicket, over stepping by the bowler

Match details
Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Player Of The Match
Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss
Series resultIndia led the 7-match series 4-1
Match numberODI no. 2361
Match daysday (50-over match)
ODI debut
Vikram Singh
Vikram Singh
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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