Match reports

England v India

Wisden's review of the sixth match, England v India

15-Apr-2016
At Perth, January 30, 2015. England won by three wickets. England 4pts. Toss: England.
England won what was in effect a semi-final, leaving India still searching for their first victory of the tour. A pitch of unpredictable bounce made life tough for batsmen: left-arm spinner Patel got one to rear off a length, while Dhoni was struck on the helmet by Anderson, then given out lbw in the same over, hit below the knee-roll by a delivery pitching on a similar length. India had established a solid opening foundation of 83 in 20 overs, their best start in 12 international innings on this trip; Dhawan struck his first boundary since December 27. But things quickly unravelled at the start of Woakes's second spell. Buttler took a good catch to remove Dhawan for 38, and Rahane was the only batsman to cope with the pace and bounce of the England seamers as India rolled over for 200; all ten had fallen for 117. England, though, had batting fragilities of their own, and Binny's gentle pace was enough to expose them. His three-wicket burst upended the middle order and left England reeling on 66 for five. Taylor and the fluent Buttler applied a low-risk approach to put on 125 in 23.2 overs, until each threw their wickets away. Woakes and Broad finished the task with 19 balls to spare.
Man of the Match: J. W. A. Taylor. Attendance: 7,653.