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3rd ODI (D/N), Ranchi, January 19, 2013, England tour of India
(28.1/50 ov, T:156) 157/3

India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
77* (79)
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George
Comms: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
England 155/10(42.2 overs)
Joe Root 39 (57)
Ravindra Jadeja3/19 (6.2)
India 157/3(28.1 overs)
Steven Finn1/50 (9.1)

Over to the north for the last two games, in Mohali and Dharamsala. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match. Kohli: "I was batting well for a while, getting out in different ways, got a few good balls, made a few mistakes. Today I just reacted to the way the ball was thrown at me. I did not have to pre-plan which I was doing in the previous games. I was relying on my reflexes. It was a difficult wicket, Finn gets the ball to seam on any wicket. Crowd support was brilliant."

Dhoni: "Bowlers did the job for us. It was important to take wickets with the new ball. 150-odd was not enough to defend for the English side. Gautam batted well with Virat, that was important as the ball was doing something. Most of the bowlers are new. Bhuvi and Shami have just got into the side. They will get a lot of confidence out of this. [When asked if he was nervous as he walked out to bat] Not really, I have played a lot of cricket here. Yuvi got out, so I got an opportunity to bat, at one stage it did not look if I would get to bat. I cannot say it was good that I got to bat, they will beat me in the dressing room. It is one of the best facilities. Execution is very important. Response from the people has been amazing. Everything went off well, we won the game, it was a perfect script."

Cook: "150 was nowhere near enough on that wicket. Credit to India. Not really going to defend that, unless it is a freak day. We did not get out to attacking shots, got out to defensive shots. It is frustrating, We have the potential, but we are not clicking at the moment. The ball skid on slightly better in the second innings, we knew that would happen."

Alan Gardner's match report is already updated here.

So Dhoni has the satisfaction of hitting the winning runs in Ranchi's debut international game. More satisfying for the side will be Virat Kohli's return to his habit of winning chases for India. India's bowlers, a much-maligned lot, will be pleased to have done most of the groundwork for victory. Where do England go from here? Up north to Mohali, with a series to be saved there, and having now lost 18 of their previous 21 ODIs in India.

Sridhar: "Any one willing to treat me!!! My prediction of Dhoni scoring the winning runs came true"

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Finn to Dhoni, FOUR runs

short, and the India captain ends it at his home ground with a powerful pull to the deep square leg boundary

Chants of 'Dhoni, Dhoni' around the ground

end of over 281 run
IND: 153/3CRR: 5.46 RRR: 0.13
MS Dhoni6 (11b 1x4)
Virat Kohli77 (79b 9x4 2x6)
James Tredwell 7-1-29-2
Steven Finn 9-0-46-1
Tredwell to Dhoni, 1 run

keeps strike with a tuck to deep square leg, Tredwell denying him the chance to charge out

Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

flat and quick it is once more, steered to short third

Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

pushing it through quick again, Dhoni has to stay back and chops it away

Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

down the track, Tredwell shortens it, nudged to midwicket

Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

mistimes it off the back foot to covers

Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

worked with the turn to midwicket

Dhoni has a change of bats, and no cap on

end of over 278 runs
IND: 152/3CRR: 5.62 RRR: 0.17
Virat Kohli77 (79b 9x4 2x6)
MS Dhoni5 (5b 1x4)
Steven Finn 9-0-46-1
James Tredwell 6-1-28-2
Finn to Kohli, no run

worked to midwicket

Finn to Dhoni, 1 run

top edge of a pull, but well short of fine leg

Finn to Dhoni, FOUR runs

my goodness, Dhoni has given this length ball such a fearful thump from the crease, that even after clattering into the non-striker's stumps, it has enough steam to lure mid off all the way to the straight boundary

Finn to Kohli, 1 run

very well controlled by Kohli, short ball dug into him, he swivels across on a leg and it needs a dive from fine leg to save the pull from flying into the boundary

Finn to Kohli, no run

across, behind the line, and defending a good length ball

Finn to Kohli, 2 runs

short of a length into the pads, and tucked wide of fine leg for two

end of over 261 run • 1 wicket
IND: 144/3CRR: 5.53 RRR: 0.50
MS Dhoni0 (3b)
Virat Kohli74 (75b 9x4 2x6)
James Tredwell 6-1-28-2
Jade Dernbach 5-0-45-0
Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

moves across again and works it to square leg

Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

that spun in a mile, Dhoni getting across and outside off, and hit on the pad

Tredwell to Dhoni, no run

on the front foot and works it to midwicket

And the camera pans to MS Dhoni who picks up his gloves in the dressing room to start his walk out to the middle in his hometown, which has raised the decibel levels considerably. Captain wearing a cap, to face his first ball, after getting a standing ovation from Ranchi

Tredwell to Yuvraj, OUT

Yuvraj falling to spin, not for the last time, pushing forward inside the line, and off stump is knocked back as Tredwell straightens it from round the stumps

Yuvraj Singh b Tredwell 30 (21b 6x4 0x6 31m) SR: 142.85
Tredwell to Kohli, 1 run

down the track, Tredwell shortens the length, Kohli works it to deep square

Tredwell to Kohli, no run

punched to extra cover

end of over 2514 runs
IND: 143/2CRR: 5.72 RRR: 0.52
Yuvraj Singh30 (20b 6x4)
Virat Kohli73 (73b 9x4 2x6)
Jade Dernbach 5-0-45-0
James Tredwell 5-1-27-1
Dernbach to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

another boundary, surely Dernbach's place has to be questioned now, harmless short ball, not getting up much, and Yuvraj sends it through square leg with a quick swivel on a leg

Best performances - batters
V Kohli
77 runs (79)
9 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
18 runs
4 fours0 six
JE Root
39 runs (57)
4 fours0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
8 runs
1 four0 six
Best performances - bowlers
RA Jadeja
R Ashwin
Match details
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
TossIndia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3322
Hours of play (local time)Noon start, First Session Noon-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Match days19 January 2013 - daynight (50-over match)
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