India 258/5 | Overs 47.3 | Raina 89*, Jadeja 21*
Suresh Raina's unbeaten knock of 89 and Rohit Sharma's 83 helped India register a comfortable five-wicket victory over England at Mohali on Wednesday. Raina and Ravindra Jadeja were at the crease when India went past the England total to take an undefeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match ODI series against England. England will not play for pride in the fifth ODI at Dharamsala to be played on January 27.
India 213/5 | Overs 39.1 | Raina 66*
England struck against the run of play to dismiss Indian captain MS Dhoni as he smashed a delivery to Eoin Morgan at backward point. Dhoni played well for his 19 before being dismissed by Dernbach.
India 196/4 | Overs 37 | Raina 53*, Dhoni 14*
India refused to throw the game away despite the dismissal of Rohit Sharma as MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina began to take India closer to the England total. In the process, Raina brought up his half-century. At this stage, India need 62 runs to win from 78 deliveries.
India 158/4 | Overs 31.1 | Raina 33*
Rohit Sharma was dismissed leg before wicket in the 32nd over as England skipper Alastair Cook brought back Steven Finn into the attack. Rohit fell after scoring a well-paced 83 to keep India in the run chase. He walked back to a standin ovation as India reached 158 for four.
India 141/3 | Overs 29 | Rohit 76*, Raina 23*
Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina began to score freely after the departure of Yuvraj Singh to peg England back in the fourth ODI at Mohali. England began to lose their grip after dismissing Yuvraj Singh as India regained momentum with Rohit and Raina playing a few attacking shots.
India 101/3 | Overs 24.2 | Rohit 56*, Raina 3*
Rohit Sharma brought up a valiant half-century as India are fighting to stay alive in the race with the asking rate going beyond six runs an over. Apart from a dropped chance, Rohit has played well for his half-century on his return to the ODI side at Mohali.
India 90/3 | Overs 22.4 | Rohit 48*
James Tredwell pegged back India as he struck for the second time in the Mohali ODI to dismiss Yuvraj Singh to reduce India to 90 for three in the 23rd over. Yuvraj went for a sweep and missed the ball as it went on to hit his pads in line of the stumps
India 89/2 | Overs 22 | Rohit 47*, Yuvraj 3
Rohit Sharma is on his way to a valiant half-century as India move slowly in their chase of England's 257 at Mohali. Despite the two wickets, Rohit looked in fine touch and played some shots as India reached 89 for two in 22 overs.
India 72/2 | Overs 16.5 | Rohit 34*
James Tredwell struck in his first over as he dismissed Virat Kohli to break a 50-run stand between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the fourth ODI at Mohali. Just when Kohli began to settle down, he fell to a soft dismissal as he edged a delivery to a give Jos Buttler an easy catch. This wicket brought locak boy Yuvraj Singh to the crease.
India 70/1 | Overs 16 | Rohit 33, Kohli 25
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli began to score runs freely as they put on an unbeaten stand of 50 runs to set the platform for a big run chase in the fourth ODI at Mohali.
India 36/1 | Overs 11 | Rohit 22, Kohli
India played cautiously after the departure of Gautam Gambhir in their chase of 258 at Mohali. Rohit Sharma had a slice of luck when Kevin Pietersen missed a tough chance. Apart from that, Rohit has shown great confidence and has played his shots.
India 20/1 | Overs 5.3 | Rohit 9*
Gautam Gambhir nicked a delivery from Tim Bresnan and had to walk back to the pavilion for 10 runs as wicketkeeper Jos Buttler completed a simple catch to reduce India to 20 for one in 5.3 overs. This dismissal brought Virat Kohli to the crease.
India 0/0 | Overs 0 | Gambhir 0*, Rohit 0*
England 257/7 | Overs 50 | Root 57*, Tredwell 6*
A cameo from Joe Root helped England go past the 250-run mark to post a total of 257 in the fourth ODI at Mohali. Root, who walked in to bat after the fall of Samit Patel, did well to score runs quickly and brought up his first ODI half-century.
England 241/7 | Overs 48.5 | Root 48*
Ravindra Jadeja struck twice to remove Jos Buttler and Tim Bresnan in the penultimate over as England looked to score quick runs in the final overs. Buttler hit Jadeja for two sixes before giving a catch to Yuvraj Singh.
England 220/5 | Overs 45.5 | Root 42*
Ishant Sharma bowled a yorker to uproot Kevin Pietersen's middle stump after the latter hit Ishant for a four and a six off two consecutive deliveries. Pietersen, who struggled to read Ishant throughout the innings, eventually gave his wicket to the tall Indian pacer.
England 168/4 | Overs 42 | Pietersen 48*, Root 19*
Despite a disciplined performance by India in the field, England batsman Kevin Pietersen marched ahead with a gritty innings as he helped his side go past the 150-run mark. England reached 168 for four in 42 overs with Kevin Pietersen on 48, two runs short of his 24th ODI half-century. Meanwhile, Joe Root has done well since coming on after Samit Patel's wicket.
England 142/4 | Overs 36.3 | Pietersen 42*
Ravindra Jadeja struck with the ball to send back Samit Patel by taking a low catch off his own bowling. While Kevin Pietersen continues to score runs, he is running out of partners as England lost their fourth wicket in Samit Patel.
England 138/3 | Overs 34 | Pietersen 39*
Ravichandran Ashwin struck for the second time in two overs to get rid of Eoin Morgan, who played the ball up in the air to give Yuvraj Singh a catch at mid-off. This is the second time in two matches that Morgan has perished to a poor shot to leave England at 138 for three, giving India a chance to capitalise and expose the rest of the batting order.
England 132/2 | Overs 31.5 | Pietersen 32*
Ravichandran Ashwin struck to give India its second breakthrough as he trapped half-centurion Alastair Cook in front of the wicket to send the England skipper back to the pavilion for a well-made 76. It was a much needed wicket for India, although the replays suggests that Cook was unfortunate to be given out leg-before as the ball pitched way outside leg-stump.
England 126/1 | Overs 31 | Cook 72*, Pietersen 32*
Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen continued to power through for England as they took the team total to 126 for one in 31 overs. On a day when bowlers have have enjoyed the conditions, Cook and Pietersen have displayed a lot of steel and patience to keep England afloat in the fourth ODI at Mohali.
England 102/1 | Overs 25.2 | Cook 61*, Pietersen 22*
Alastair Cook hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a boundary through point to bring up the 100 for England in the 26th over. Cook and Kevin Pietersen have put on an unbeaten stand of 65 runs for the second wicket and are poised to take England to good total at Mohali.
England 86/1 | Overs 22.2 | Cook 50*, Pietersen 17*
Alastair Cook brought up a gritty half-century in the 23rd over after Indian bowlers took good advantage of the England-like conditions at Mohali. Cook lost his opening partner Ian Bell in the 10th over but has played with great determination and patience to reach his 15th ODI fifty.
England 64/1 | Overs 18 | Cook 38*, Pietersen 7*
England skipper Alastair Cook and number three batsman Kevin Pietersen begin to rebuild the England innings as Indian bowlers exploit the bowler-friendly conditions at Mohali. Cook has done most of the scoring with Pietersen playing a waiting game as Ishant Sharma beat his bat on multiple occasions. With Ravichandran Ashwin introduced into the attack, Pietersen will look to get a move on.
England 50/1 | Overs 13.4 | Cook 33*, Pietersen 0*
England reached 50 in the 14th over as captain Alastair Cook flicked an Ishant Sharma delivery to the square-leg boundary. Cook has done most of the scoring, with 33 out of the total of 50 as Kevin Pietersen is yet to score a run at Mohali.
England 37/1 | Overs 9.4 | Cook 22*
Ishant Sharma struck to remove Ian Bell as the latter came down the track to hit one over the top but top-edged the delivery to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at third-man.
England 12/0 | Overs 5 | Cook 5*, Bell 2*
England openers made a cautious start as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed used the conditions to swing the ball late after MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field in conditions suited to the bowlers at Mohali.
England 0/0 | Overs 0 | Cook 0*, Bell 0*
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field against England in the fourth One-Day International at Mohali on Wednesday.
England captain Alastair Cook the toss and elected to field against India in the fourth One-Day International at Mohali on Wednesday.
High on confidence with two emphatic back-to-back wins, India will seek to clinch the ODI series against England by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the fourth match.
The under-fire hosts are showing signs of rediscovering their winning touch and a series win over England could be considered as a revenge of the loss in the Test series.
After a series of indifferent performances in the recent past, the team is beginning to prove its worth with two comprehensive victories and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be hoping that his young teammates can maintain the tempo for a third successive win in the five-match series.
India: Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Tim Bresnan.
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(With inputs from PTI)