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India vs England, 1st ODI at Rajkot, , Jan 11 2013 - Match Result

RESULT
1st ODI (D/N), Rajkot, January 11, 2013, England tour of India
325/4
(50 ov, T:326) 316/9

England won by 9 runs

Player Of The Match
4/44
james-tredwell
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George | Comms: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
England 325/4(50 overs)
85 (96)
2/53 (8)
1/18 (5)
India 316/9(50 overs)
61 (54)
4/44 (10)
2/69 (10)
end of over 508 runs
IND: 316/9CRR: 6.32 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar20 (16b 2x4)
Ishant Sharma7 (5b 1x4)
Jade Dernbach 10-0-69-2
Tim Bresnan 8-0-67-2

Man of the Match is MS Dhoni James Tredwell. Here is the match report from David Hopps, oh it indeed is our UK editor David Hopps. Abhishek Purohit signing off, even as Sid Ravindran will eventually bring you his analysis of India's performance from Rajkot, which will be after he gets to Rajkot from the ground. Time for dinner. Night everyone

Tredwell: "You try and hit your skills over and over again. If the batsman hits a good shot, so be it. We got wickets at the right time, even at the lower end, it is what helped us get over the line. [New fielding rules] give you an opportunity to play against the spin, sometimes it can play into your hands."

Cook: "Good toss to win. Very good wicket, and we made the most of it. Proud of the side. Samit and Craig at the end made a difference. Was an excellent wicket throghout, and a quick outfield. It is hard to defend with five men in the circle, India kept getting close, but we got the wickets when it mattered. Tredwell bowled brilliantly. It is pretty much the same attack we had here in 2011, and good to see how we have learned from the experience."

MS Dhoni: "It was difficult but we should have got there. It was close to 280 or 290 [with the quick outfield] rather than looking at it as 320-odd. Maybe I should have batted a few more overs. There was a situation in the middle when it looked they would have scored 340, spinners got us back. It is a new batch of bowlers, not experienced in international cricket. You have to make sure someone bats at one end and others rotate around him. I won't sound arrogant but it seemed easy when I and Raina were in, with five fielders in the circle. But once we fell, it was difficult."

Samit Patel's 44 off 20 at the death pushing England's total just out of India's reach. All of India's top six getting starts but they lost too many wickets. And not to forget James Tredwell's offspin, 4 for 44, in a game where more than 300 were scored in each innings

We move from Rajkot in the west to Kochi in the south, then to Ranchi in the east, and then to the far, inhospitable, bitterly cold, north - Mohali and Dharamsala. Did you hear the one about the Lucknow scribe who missed his train, despite being on the railway platform? He couldn't spot the train in the fog. Time for the presentation

49.6
1
Dernbach to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

can only defend this full one, from back of the hand, out to off as it kicks from a length, and England have won an ODI in India after going 0-5 and 0-5 last two times

49.5
1
Dernbach to Sharma, 1 run

squeezes a near-yorker to sweeper cover, and Cook knows it is England's game certainly now, thick edges or not

49.4
1
Dernbach to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

single taken in the end, Bhuvneshwar backing away to leg, Dernbach almost sneaking through, Bhunveshwar somehow hits the non-striker's stumps

49.3
1
Dernbach to Sharma, 1 run

raining thick edges in Saurashtra, keeper gets a glove out to save what would have been another boundary

49.2
Dernbach to Sharma, no run

now a full toss and Ishant cannot connect

49.1
4
Dernbach to Sharma, FOUR runs

thick edge first ball once again, just past the wicketkeeper, Dernbach doing nothing wrong with a full one around off, Ishant having a go

Dernbach to bowl the last over

end of over 499 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 308/9CRR: 6.28 RRR: 18.00
Ishant Sharma1 (1b)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar18 (14b 2x4)
Tim Bresnan 8-0-67-2
Steven Finn 10-0-63-1
48.6
1
Bresnan to Sharma, 1 run

another full toss, pushed through point, Ishant will keep strike, not sure how sensible that is

Quite clearly, given India have failed to find theirs, there can be only one Samit Patel

48.5
W
Bresnan to Dinda, OUT

Bresnan strikes, Dinda's middle stump is rattled, so is off, some inswing there on the yorker, Dinda's bat-swing in vain

Ashok Dinda b Bresnan 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 6m) SR: 75
48.4
2
Bresnan to Dinda, 2 runs

another full toss, Dinda carves it through point, sweeper cover runs across to keep them to two

48.3
1
Bresnan to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

single taken now, Bhuvneshwar's heave sends the full toss wide of midwicket as the bat turns in his hands

48.2
Bresnan to Bhuvneshwar, no run

slammed straight to extra cover on the edge of the circle, does not take the single

Cook has a word with umpire Davis. Even for the no-ball call?

48.2
1nb
Bresnan to Bhuvneshwar, (no ball)

high full toss, high enough to be called no-ball, a surprised Bhuvneshwar pats it back

48.1
4
Bresnan to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR runs

boundary first ball, Bhuvneshwar swings at a full one, thick-edge flies wide of the keeper

end of over 487 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 299/8CRR: 6.22 RRR: 13.50
Bhuvneshwar Kumar13 (10b 1x4)
Ashok Dinda1 (2b)
Steven Finn 10-0-63-1
Tim Bresnan 7-0-58-1
47.6
1
Finn to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

short and just outside off, dropped towards point for one

Dinda signals for another bat

47.5
1
Finn to Dinda, 1 run

Dinda goes over the bowler, but the lack of timing on that will take it only as far as mid off

47.4
Finn to Dinda, no run

Dinda swings at a length ball, thick inside edge onto pad, and to the bowler

47.3
W
Finn to Ashwin, OUT

that will be it, Finn exults, Ashwin backed away to leg, it was a slow offcutter of a bouncer, Ashwin's thin edge of a flail ends in the keeper's gloves

Ravichandran Ashwin c †Kieswetter b Finn 13 (8b 2x4 0x6 17m) SR: 162.5

Mid on goes back, mid off up

47.2
4
Finn to Ashwin, FOUR runs

Ashwin gets the crowd going again, walks out, and lifts a length ball over wide mid on, no one in the deep there

47.1
1
Finn to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

not a bad drive at all, pings extra cover on the bounce, Bhuvneshwar had no chance had the throw hit, he'd given up

end of over 4711 runs
IND: 292/7CRR: 6.21 RRR: 11.33
Bhuvneshwar Kumar11 (8b 1x4)
Ravichandran Ashwin9 (6b 1x4)
Tim Bresnan 7-0-58-1
Steven Finn 9-0-56-0
46.6
1
Bresnan to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

full delivery, he drives, extra cover is deep and keeps them to one

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
IR Bell
85 runs (96)
9 fours1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
32 runs
4 fours1 six
Control
84%
AN Cook
75 runs (83)
11 fours1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
23 runs
4 fours1 six
Control
76%
Best performances - bowlers
JC Tredwell
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
4
ECO
4.4
AB Dinda
O
8
M
0
R
53
W
2
ECO
6.62
Match details
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3318
Hours of play (local time)Noon start, First Session Noon-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Match days11 January 2013 - daynight (50-over match)
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