7th ODI, Indore, Apr 15 2006, England tour of India
(49.1/50 ov)289/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
player of the match
• The Bulletin by George Binoy

Emphatic India seal 5-1 series win

Normal service resumed after the blip at Jamshedpur as India completed a 5-1 series victory with an authoritative seven-wicket win in the final one-day international at Indore

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Scorecard summary
England288/10(50 overs)
India289/3(49.1 overs)

Another chase and another fantastic win for India, they take the series 5-1.

England would have fancied their chances after putting up 288 on the board but India once again proved their ability to chase down big scores, today it was Uthappa and Dravid who gave India a good start, they kept it simple and added 166 runs for the first wicket and that laid the platform.

Yuvraj and Raina were thrown into the fray in quick succession but they kept their cool, took their time to settle down and when the time came they opened up nicely, they played some positive cricket and stuck to the game-plan and slowly but steadily the bowlers lost control.

Sreesanth gets the Man of the Match award for his excellent spell earlier in the day.

And as expected Yuvraj Singh bags the Man of the Series award for his scintillating performance throughout the series.

So India finish off the series with a clinical performance. It has been a long and tiring tour for the visitors and hopefully a memorable one too.

Until next time it's good bye from all of us here - cheers.

Anderson to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

all over! fulltoss outside the off stump, probably the yorker gone wrong, Yuvraj picks it up early and hammers it over the cover fielder, Collingwood hurtles across in the deep but fails to makes it across, India win by seven wicket!

end of over 497 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 285/3CRR: 5.81 RRR: 4.00
Yuvraj Singh59 (56)
Irfan Pathan1 (1)
Kabir Ali 8-0-47-1
James Anderson 8-0-63-0
Ali to Yuvraj, 1 run

driven down to long-off, easy single to end the over - just four more needed now.

Ali to Yuvraj, 2 runs

good length delivery, driven down to long-off, takes on the fielder in the deep and steals an extra run

Ali to Pathan, 1 run

short and wide outside the off stump, cut away to deep point and Pathan is off the mark straightaway

Irfan Pathan is the next man in

Ali to Raina, OUT

bowled'm! slow off-cutter on the stumps, Raina makes room eyeing the midwicket fence but plays all over it and the ball crashes into the woodwork, end of a fine innings

Suresh Raina b Ali 53 (83m 66b 2x4 1x6) SR: 80.3
Ali to Raina, 2 runs

good length delivery, sliced away on the off side for two more

Ali to Yuvraj, 1 run

pitched up outside the off stump, driven down to long-off for a single

end of over 488 runs
INDIA: 278/2CRR: 5.79 RRR: 5.50
Suresh Raina51 (64)
Yuvraj Singh55 (53)
James Anderson 8-0-63-0
Liam Plunkett 10-0-40-0

Kabir Ali to bowl the penultimate over - India need 11 more runs!

Anderson to Raina, no run

on the middle and off stump line, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back down the track

Anderson to Yuvraj, 1 run

clipped away through midwicket, yet another easy single added to the total

Anderson to Raina, 1 run

played away towards short fine leg, good diving stop from Plunkett there saves runs but fails to cut off the single

Anderson to Yuvraj, 1 run

lofted down to long-on, one bounce and straight to the fielder in the deep

Anderson to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

short of a good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Yuvraj rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, excellent placement

Anderson to Raina, 1 run

slower ball, Raina gets forward and presents the full face of the bat, Anderson drives across but fails to hold on to an impossible chance

end of over 476 runs
INDIA: 270/2CRR: 5.74 RRR: 6.33
Suresh Raina49 (61)
Yuvraj Singh49 (50)
Liam Plunkett 10-0-40-0
Sajid Mahmood 10-0-61-1
Plunkett to Raina, 1 run

Well spread out field in place.

Plunkett to Raina, no run

driven down to long-off for an easy single

Plunkett to Raina, 1 wide

and he spoils it, short delivery down the leg side, Raina misses out

Plunkett to Raina, no run

another tight delivery, eased away on the leg side, good over so far

Plunkett to Yuvraj, 1 run

worked away straight to the fielder at midwicket

Plunkett to Yuvraj, 2 runs

low fulltoss outside the off stump, driven away through extra cover, two more added to the total

Plunkett to Raina, 1 run

turned away towards square leg

Match details
Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, Indore
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultIndia won the 7-match series 5-1
Match numberODI no. 2362
Match daysday (50-over match)
ODI debut
Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa
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Arani Jayaprakash
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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Ivaturi Shivram
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama