result
2nd ODI, Indore, Nov 17 2008, England tour of India
292/9
(47/50 ov, target 293)238
India won by 54 runs
player of the match
12y
• The Bulletin by George Binoy

Yuvraj overwhelms England once again

Few would have expected Yuvraj Singh to improve on his performance in Rajkot, where he destroyed England by scoring 138 off 78 balls, but he did precisely that in Indore

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
India292/9(50 overs)
England238/10(47 overs)
end of over 475 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 238/10CRR: 5.06 RRR: 18.33 • Need 55 from 18b
James Anderson1 (2)
Virender Sehwag5-0-28-3
Zaheer Khan8-1-37-0

It was more like Yuvraj v England today. 118 runs and 4 for 28, Yuvraj, take a bow.

India are starting to make it look all too easy. England will have to somehow regroup soon or the series will be just as drab as the one in 2006. If England are to give themselves a chance, they will have to bat first. Pietersen goofed up at the toss in Rajkot and he should be careful not to repeat that if the conditions are good for batting. They might need to rework their batting order and get Bopara up the order. They got bogged down for too long in the middle overs despite having wickets in hand and left too much to do during the third Powerplay. But all credit to India for applying the pressure.

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Do join us shortly for the presentation.

Here's Pietersen: "We had a chance at 29 for 3. We lost ourselves to Yuvraj. He was fantastic. We improved from the last game. Let's hope we improve more. We need to carry on our good start with the ball. One of the top five should have gone on to a big score. I don't think we missed a specialist spinner. Samit bowled ok. I bowled five overs of rubbish."

Dhoni:" Great performance by Yuvi and Gambhir. You've got to change the target every 5 to 10 overs. As the partnership between them grew we kept raising our target. We are enjoying each other's success. Yusuf was up to the mark, this will help boost his confidence. We'll take it one game at a time."

Yuvraj is the Man of the Match. He gets a bike. Here's what he said: "Been training hard over the last few months and it's paying off. At 29 for 3 I wanted to assess the wicket, spoke to Gambhir a lot about the target. There were some shots you couldn't play on this wicket."

That's it from us. Thanks for your company. Join us for the third ODI in Kanpur (day game) on November 20. Till then, it's goodbye and cheers!

46.6
W
Sehwag to Broad, OUT

the formalities are done! Pitches on middle and leg, he makes room to scoop it straight down the ground but misses, the ball goes through straight and hits middle and leg, Sehwag has three wickets

Stuart Broad b Sehwag 22 (19m 11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 200
46.5
4
Sehwag to Broad, FOUR runs

makes room and scoops it past short cover, Raina flings himself to his right to pull off a blinder but the ball beats him

46.4
1
Sehwag to Anderson, 1 run

drives on the up and just beats short cover

46.3
Sehwag to Anderson, no run

Anderson gets a skiddy one to start with, just beats the outside edge

46.2
W
Sehwag to Harmison, OUT

No. 10 makes his walk back to the pavilion, Sehwag tempts him to go for the big hit down the ground, he's beaten in flight and Dhoni whips off the bails, the third umpire takes a look, his foot was in the air

Steve Harmison st †Dhoni b Sehwag 6 (5m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
46.1
Sehwag to Harmison, no run

tries to heave that from outside off and nearly falls over

end of over 467 runs
ENG: 233/8CRR: 5.06 RRR: 15.00 • Need 60 from 24b
Steve Harmison6 (5)
Stuart Broad18 (9)
Zaheer Khan8-1-37-0
Virender Sehwag4-0-23-1
45.6
1
Khan to Harmison, 1 run

slower ball and full in length, he makes room and carves it down to third man

45.5
Khan to Harmison, no run

makes room to hoick him across the line but doesn't pick the slower ball, it misses the leg stump

45.4
1
Khan to Broad, 1 run

backs away and squeezes out a low full toss to point

45.3
1
Khan to Harmison, 1 run

makes room and opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man

45.2
4
Khan to Harmison, FOUR runs

makes room and clips a full delivery over mid-on, Pathan times his jump a little late and the ball sails over him

45.1
Khan to Harmison, no run

makes room and pushes it back to the bowler

end of over 4514 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 226/8CRR: 5.02 RRR: 13.40 • Need 67 from 30b
Stuart Broad17 (8)
Steve Harmison0 (0)
Virender Sehwag4-0-23-1
Yusuf Pathan2-0-18-1
44.6
4
Sehwag to Broad, FOUR runs

half volley on the pads and he merely clips it over midwicket, the ball shoots to the boundary after crossing the practice pitches

44.5
Sehwag to Broad, no run

tries to sweep but fails to make contact with the bat

44.4
W
Sehwag to Patel, OUT

comes down the track and tries to launch him downtown again, Gambhir at deep midwicket juggles with it three times before finally catching it

Samit Patel c Gambhir b Sehwag 20 (21m 25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80
44.3
4
Sehwag to Patel, FOUR runs

steps down the track and clubs this one past mid-on, it travelled quickly to the boundary

44.2
Sehwag to Patel, no run
44.1
6
Sehwag to Patel, SIX runs

flighted outside off, he dances down the track and blasts him over long-on, clean strike, England need more of those

end of over 4413 runs
ENG: 212/7CRR: 4.81 RRR: 13.50 • Need 81 from 36b
Stuart Broad13 (6)
Samit Patel10 (21)
Yusuf Pathan2-0-18-1
Virender Sehwag3-0-9-0
43.6
Pathan to Broad, no run

tries the same shot but finds the fielder

43.5
4
Pathan to Broad, FOUR runs

gets on his knee and paddles it over short fine leg

Best performances - batters
Yuvraj Singh portrait
Yuvraj Singh INDIA
118 runs (122)
15 fours
2 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
leg glance
37 runs
5 fours
0 six
15991038131410
Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir INDIA
70 runs (76)
6 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Yuvraj Singh portrait
Yuvraj Singh INDIA
O
10
M
0
R
28
W
4
ECO
2.8
Stuart Broad portrait
SCJ Broad ENG
O
10
M
1
R
55
W
4
ECO
5.5
Match details
Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, Indore
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Season2008/09
Player Of The Match
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultIndia led the 7-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2777
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days17 November 2008 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Amiesh Saheba
Zimbabwe Image
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Suresh Shastri
Reserve Umpire
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Sanjeev Dua
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama