4th ODI (D/N), Chandigarh, Jan 23 2013, England tour of India
(47.3/50 ov)258/5
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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• The Report by David Hopps

India take series with third straight win

England fought hard to assemble a respectable total on a cold, wintry day in the Punjab, but when the fog cleared the view was a familiar one: another defeat in a one-day series in India

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Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
England257/7(50 overs)
India258/5(47.3 overs)

That brings us to the end of our coverage for this game. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao.


Alastair Cook: "Rohit-Raina partnership really took things away from us. i don't think the conditions were really in our favour. We put up a pretty good score on this wicket. Joe Root played pleasingly, he moved the ball around well."

MS Dhoni: "Overall a very good peformance, more so with the new ball. We didn't let them get off to a quick start. It is new bowling attack, they will learn a lot with experience. 100 in 10 overs, it's bound to happen with the new rules. We all know Rohit is a gifted cricketer and it was a very good performance from him. He is a natural puller of the ball and once he got to his fifty, he converted it to a big one. The conditions have not been typical subcontinental conditions, except Kochi, so the series win has been a good achievement."

Suresh Raina gets the Man-of-the-Match award: "I told Rohit to be positive and we had a tremendous partnership. Today, I got some chances and I stayed till the end. Rohit was playing really well, he showed some character in his innings. I remember Sachin told us that we have to No. 1 in the fielding, and today we fielded really well."

In the end, India did it comfortably. But England had their moments in the match. Unfortunately for them, there wasn't much support for Steven Finn who looked like the only bowler who could get wickets. India's chase was controlled by two half-centuries - Rohit Sharma's and Raina's - and they stayed abreast with the required rate. Rohit says, "I am happy with the innings today, I was told by the management today about the opening role." With this win, India take the series 3-1 with one match to play.

Gameon: "Under any other circumstances, this series win would have been a given, but after the Test series loss to England and ODI series against Pakistan, this is really a cause for celebration."

Rayner: "Well chased by India. Finn really made the team pay the cost there for hitting the wicket during his action. That should be enough of a deterrant for him really."

yogi: "I think of particular note in this series is the performance of a young indian pace attack compared to english attack. Finn was the best pace bowler on either side but did not get adequate support and it reflected in the performance of the two bowling attacks."

Dernbach to Jadeja, 3 runs

on the middle and leg, Jadeja goes on the back foot and flicks it towards the vacant deep midwicket region to run three and complete a comfortable win

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run

length delivery on the middle and off, pushed to mid-on from the crease

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run

short of length outside off, defended off the back foot

end of over 474 runs
INDIA: 255/5CRR: 5.42 RRR: 1.00 • Need 3 from 18b
Ravindra Jadeja18 (24)
Suresh Raina89 (79)
Tim Bresnan10-1-59-1
Jade Dernbach9-0-56-1

Abhay: "Tossing the ball is distracting the batsmen. That can't be fair!" There is no such thing as 'fair' for a bowler in cricket. It's a batsman's game you see.

Bresnan to Jadeja, 1 run

length ball, pushed to the gap at cover for a single

Bresnan to Raina, 1 run

short ball on the body, Raina plays an ill-controlled pulled towards deep square leg.

Matt Ryan: "There was a point when I was excited by what looked like a glut of up and coming pace bowlers for England. However, a couple of absences from the regulars has shown that actually, that department is a cause for concern - whilst Australia seem to be churning out good youngsters at will."

Bresnan to Raina, no run

short of length delivery on off, Raina gets beside the line of the ball and guides it straight to point

Bresnan to Raina, no run

length ball on the off side, pushed to cover

Bresnan juggled the ball in his run-up during that delivery, and the umpire has a word with him about that

Bresnan to Raina, no run

tries to heave it towards the leg side, but it's stopped by the midwicket fielder. Jadeja sends Raina back and Raina does vice-versa

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs

length ball, he moves his front foot out and drives it over the infield at cover, doesn't get hold of it completely and the ball is pulled back by deep cover

end of over 464 runs
INDIA: 251/5CRR: 5.45 RRR: 1.75 • Need 7 from 24b
Suresh Raina86 (74)
Ravindra Jadeja17 (23)
Jade Dernbach9-0-56-1
Tim Bresnan9-1-55-1
Dernbach to Raina, 1 run

fuller length delivery on the middle, and another one is flicked down to behind square on the leg side

Dernbach to Jadeja, 1 run

on the middle stump line, flicked away off the hip to fine leg

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run

141 ks, quick short of length delivery that angles across the left-hander, beats him outside off as Jadeja tries to defend

Srinivas: "Thank you for the kindly reminder kavi, but except for Anderson, no one else were really missed. I mean England will never have played two spinners and I think Tredwell outbowled Swann and Panesar never featured for England in the shorter forms of the game."

Dernbach to Raina, 1 run

it is on the leg side, on a length, Raina glances it down to fine leg

Dernbach to Jadeja, 1 run

gets another short ball at a comfortable height, pulls it to deep square leg

Dernbach to Jadeja, no run

short ball to Jadeja, but it doesn't bounce much as it is a touch slower in pace. It arrives after Jadeja is through with his shot

end of over 458 runs
INDIA: 247/5CRR: 5.48 RRR: 2.20 • Need 11 from 30b
Suresh Raina84 (72)
Ravindra Jadeja15 (19)
Tim Bresnan9-1-55-1
James Tredwell10-0-54-2

Viknesh: "After India's loss in england, i always had Bresnan as a quality all rounder and had him in my Fantasy team , but he is proving it as a fantastic dream"

Bresnan to Raina, no run

length delivery wide of off, Raina goes back and tries to steer it to off, plays it straight to point

Bresnan to Jadeja, 1 run

short ball to test Jadeja, and it almost does the job as he plays a hurried pull towards deep backward square leg

Bresnan to Raina, 1 run

bowls on a length on the leg stump, it is flicked to fine leg for a single

Bresnan to Raina, SIX runs

length ball and he just lifts it over the infield, straight over the the bowler's head and it clears the boundary rope

Bresnan to Raina, no run

short of length on the off and middle line, defended off the back foot to the leg side

Best performances - batters
Suresh Raina portrait
SK Raina
89 runs (79)
9 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
45 runs
6 fours
0 six
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
83 runs (93)
11 fours
1 six
Productive shot
17 runs
4 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja
Ishant Sharma portrait
I Sharma
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Player Of The Match
Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 3327
Hours of play (local time)Noon start, First Session Noon-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Match days23 January 2013 - daynight(50-over match)
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Steve Davis
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Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft