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India vs England, 3rd ODI, England tour of India 2012-13

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India won by 7 wkts | India Vs England Live Score, 3rd ODI

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Kohli: 'I was batting well for a while. I got out to a few good balls, made a few mistakes earlier. I kept a positive mind frame and I was just following my instinct today. I decided to be positive and once you get a few boundaries, you start to feel good. It was a hard wicket. Finn was getting some seam movement but you just had to apply yourself. The crowd support was brilliant today. It was a great atmosphere in the middle. We put a lot of effort in our fielding and we make it a point to try and save at least 10-15 runs. We take a lot of pride in that.'
Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 77.
Dhoni: 'I think the bowlers did the job of us. Once the seamers were off, the spinners contributed well. Gautam batted really well along with Kohli. Overall a very good performance. We are gelling well as a team. Ashwin is experienced, Ishant has come back in. Bhuvi and Shami have just come in. It would give them a lot of confidence. I was happy to contribute, Yuvi would hit me for saying that. The people were fabulous. The facilities were excellent. The crowd was superb everywhere. It was just the perfect script. We're not sure what will happen in Dharamshala. We need to do well in the next game.'
Cook: '150 was nowhere near enough on that track. Credit to India. They put a lot of pressure on us. We did not get out to many attacking shots. That's a bit of a concern. We've played well below our potential in the last two games. We needed a freak result to win this one after getting just 155. We're still in the series. We have to look deep and produce a better result at Mohali.'
It was never expected to be a difficult chase and the batsmen proved it right. Gambhir hung around scratchily for a while before throwing his wicket away. Virat Kohli however guided the chase along in sublime fashion. With Yuvraj for company, the duo pummelled England down to the ground before the Indian skipper took center-stage to finish things off.
Virat Kohli, the man unbeaten on 77, takes the backseat as the duo walk out. Dhoni waves to the crowd that goes louder and louder. This is India's biggest win against England in terms of balls remaining (131). That is an indicator of how thoroughly dominant the Indians were today. The bowlers started it all off after Dhoni chose to bowl. They combined splendidly to restrict England to just 155.
End of over 29, 4 runs (4 )
IND: 157/3
MS Dhoni - 10(12) This over: 4 runs
Virat Kohli - 77(82) This over: 0 runs
Steven Finn
(9.5 - 0 - 50 - 1)
28.1 Steven Finn to MS Dhoni 4
FOUR, Dhoni finishes it in great style. The short delivery from Finn. Dhoni rocks back and pulls it very, very hard to the square leg fence. Quite a fitting end to a match that was built up around the hometown hero. More importantly, that means India go 2-1 up in the series.
Change of bat again for the Indian skipper.
End of over 28, 1 runs (. . . . . 1 )
IND: 153/3
MS Dhoni - 6(11) This over: 1 runs
Virat Kohli - 77(82) This over: 0 runs
James Tredwell
(7.0 - 1 - 29 - 2)
27.6 James Tredwell to MS Dhoni 1
1 run, on the leg, Dhoni gets back and works it down to deep mid wicket for a single to retain strike
27.5 James Tredwell to MS Dhoni 0
no run, quick and flat outside off, Dhoni nudges it to short third man
27.4 James Tredwell to MS Dhoni 0
no run, sliding on outside off, Dhoni tries the cut but only manages to chop it on the offside
27.3 James Tredwell to MS Dhoni 0
no run, flat through the air from Tredwell, Dhoni dances down the track and can only dab it to mid wicket
27.2 James Tredwell to MS Dhoni 0
no run, sliding on outside off, Dhoni chops it on the offside
27.1 James Tredwell to MS Dhoni 0
no run, tossed up outside off, Dhoni leans forward and blocks it on the onside

Match details

Toss : India won the toss and elected to field

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

TV umpire : Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zim)

Teams

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

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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