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India v England, 2014

Wisden's review of the second ODI, India v England, 2014

David Clough
15-Apr-2015
At Cardiff, August 27. India won by 133 runs (D/L). Toss: England. One-day international debut: A. D. Hales.
Raina's brutal century provided an instant pick-me-up for India, after Woakes had given England a useful start in helpful conditions. The cautious Rohit Sharma had begun India's revival after two early wickets, including Kohli, who drove his third ball to mid-off. But the game turned on a fifth wicket stand of 144 in 17 overs between Raina and the relatively restrained Dhoni. Fortunate to survive a leg-before shout from Tredwell on 17, Raina targeted the short straight boundaries to smash a 74-ball century. It was his first in the format since January 2010, and his first outside Asia. Only Buttler (earlier in the summer) and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (at Headingley in 2006) had reached three figures more quickly in a one-day international in the UK. Jordan wilted, sending down 12 of England's 16 wides, five of them in one over, while Woakes's opening spell of 5-1-8-2 was forgotten as Raina helped flail his seventh over for 20. Despite a busy opening stand of 54 inside 11 overs between Cook and debutant Alex Hales, a target readjusted slightly by rain to 295 in 47 proved way beyond them. After Mohammed Shami took the first two wickets, a familiar story unfolded: seven wickets fell to spin, with Jadeja - an anonymous presence with the ball during the Tests - claiming four. Only once before, at Rajkot in November 2008, had India achieved a bigger one-day win over England. A spectator was ejected from the ground for so-called court-siding - passing on live information to illegal bookmakers in the subcontinent in an attempt to take advantage of the delay caused by the satellite feed.
Man of the Match: S. K. Raina.