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India vs England, 1st ODI, England tour of India 2012-13

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England won by 9 runs | India Vs England Live Score, 1st ODI

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James Tredwell: 'If the batsman plays a good shot, then hard luck , but I was just executing my skills. Raina bowled pretty well and I just tried to copy him. We got wickets at the right time and that helped us. The batsmen while going for their shots might play into your hands. Most of the stadiums in India have been fantastic.'
James Tredwell is the Man of the Match.
Alastair Cook: 'It was a good win. Everyone in the dressing room is proud of it. We made the most of winning the toss. If one of the batsmen had gotten to a big hundred we could have gotten to 340, but Samit batted really well. To defend 325 on this pitch, it was a very good effort. India kept coming at us, but we picked wickets at the right time. Tredwell did well to take 4 wickets on that pitch. It's pretty much the same attack that we had in 2011. Hope the players can grow as the tour progresses.'
MS Dhoni: 'We should have got to the target. It was a fast outfield. Maybe I should have batted a few more overs. There was a situation in the middle when it looked like they would get to 340. The spinners bowled well. Yes, we were costly in the final overs, but this is a new batch of bowlers. If you don't get your yorkers right, they will make you pay. We did not convert the good starts properly. With me and Raina in the middle, it did look really easy, especially with the new rules. Once he got out, followed by me, it became difficult.'
India will look back at the last two overs which went for 38 runs. Apart from that, there was nothing much to separate between the teams. Except Kohli, all the recognised batsmen got going and looked like playing a big knock while they were in the middle. Yuvraj and Raina played gorgeous strokes, but got out at crucial junctures. Dhoni got the crowd going with 4 sixes, but hit one straight to the fielder. Indeed that was the story of the innings as most of the batsmen gifted away their wickets. For England, it was off-spinner James Tredwell who was a revelation as he brought up his best ODI figures. Dernbach was costly, but picked up the big wicket of Dhoni.
End of over 50, 8 runs (4 . 1 1 1 1 )
IND: 329/9
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 20(16) This over: 2 runs
Ishant Sharma - 7(5) This over: 6 runs
Jade Dernbach
(11.0 - 0 - 74 - 2)
49.6 Jade Dernbach to Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1
1 run, superb slower delivery on the leg stump, Bhuvneshwar plays it to third man for a single. Dernbach exults, England have won their first ODI match against India on Indian soil in 7 years.
49.5 Jade Dernbach to Ishant Sharma 1
1 run, full and outside off, Ishant pushes it through cover for a single.
49.4 Jade Dernbach to Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1
1 run, yorker length delivery on middle, Bhuvneshwar can do nothing much but squeeze it back to the bowler who tries to stop, but can't. The ball hits the stumps at the non-strier end and the batsmen cross for single
49.3 Jade Dernbach to Ishant Sharma 1
1 run, full and outside off, Ishant goes for the drive, gets a thick outside edge. Kieswetter does well as he dives to his right and gets a hand to it, saves a certain boundary. Single taken.
49.2 Jade Dernbach to Ishant Sharma 0
no run, low full toss outside off, Ishant misses it as he tries to drive. He should have made contact on that one.
49.1 Jade Dernbach to Ishant Sharma 4
FOUR, that has gotten Cook thinking. Full and outside off, Ishant goes for the slashing drive, gets a thick outside edge which runs past the keeper to the third man fence. 14 off 5.
Jade Dernbach [9.0-0-61-2] is back into the attack
India need 18 from the last over. England scored 38 in their last two overs.
End of over 49, 9 runs (4 nb . 1 2 W 1 )
IND: 321/9
Ishant Sharma - 1(1) This over: 1 runs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 18(14) This over: 7 runs
Tim Bresnan
(8.5 - 0 - 70 - 2)
48.6 Tim Bresnan to Ishant Sharma 1
1 run, low full toss outside off, Ishant drives it to sweeper cover and takes the single.

Match details

Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Steve Davis (Aus) and S Ravi (Ind)

TV umpire : Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zim)

Teams

India : Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.

England : Alastair Cook(c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joseph Root, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter(wk), Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach.

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