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Aug 30, 2014
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IND 228/4 | Overs 43
Ambati Rayudu 64 (78), Ravindra Jadeja 12 (9)
Tredwell continues and the batsmen continue to push it around for a few singles. And then. There is a throw from the deep, which isn’t collected properly by Buttler. It has gone to third man for overthrows. India get a total of five runs. Rayudu then dances down the track and gets a single. Jadeja too collects a single. Rayudu dances down the track and takes two as it goes over mid-wicket. That is it! India have won by six wickets! England will now have to fight hard to get back in this series. India win by six wickets!
IND 217/4 | Overs 42
Ambati Rayudu 60 (75), Ravindra Jadeja 5 (6)
Rayudu smashes a four to move forward and take India closer. He then takes a single. Jadeja then hits a four off Woakes. Jadeja then takes a single.
IND 207/4 | Overs 41
Ambati Rayudu 55 (71), Ravindra Jadeja 0 (4)
OUT! Suresh Raina 42 (42)
Raina has been dismissed for 42 as India close in to finish this game. Ravindra Jadeja has walked out to bat.
IND 207/3 | Overs 40
Ambati Rayudu 55 (71), Suresh Raina 42 (40)
Woakes will continue. Raina takes a single after two balls. India get only three off that over. They are on course.
IND 204/3 | Overs 39
Ambati Rayudu 54 (69), Suresh Raina 40 (36)
Tredwell is brought back into the attack. Rayudu defends the first one on the front-foot. The next ball is defended by Rayudu as he goes back this time. Tredwell continues to bowl a good line outside the off-stump. Rayudu then charges down the ground, and misses. In fact, there is a bit of an inside-edge . Buttler cannot stop it as it goes past the leg-stump fetching him a couple.
IND 200/3 | Overs 38
Ambati Rayudu 51 (64), Suresh Raina 39 (35)
Finn startts off with a wide. He then bowls it full to Rayudu, who pushes it back. There is no run taken. Finn bowls a slower ball and Rayudu dances down the track to smash it for a four. Well played by Rayudu. He charges again, but can only place it behind point for a couple. Rayudu gets his third ODI half-century. Short ball and he guides it over third-man for a four. Finn then comes from round the wicket and Rayudu guides it to fine-leg for a single. India get their 200.
IND 188/3 | Overs 37
Ambati Rayudu 40 (59), Suresh Raina 39 (34)
Chris Woakes has been reintroduced. Raina goes over cover and that has gone high in the air. There is no fielder there though and it easily goes for a four. Rayudu moves into the 40s with a single to third-man. Woakes then drops it short again and Raina pulls it for a four through square-leg. India in firm control.
IND 178/3 | Overs 36
Ambati Rayudu 39 (57), Suresh Raina 30 (30)
Well, we hope there are more boundaries! Rayudu breaks the monotony by charging to Finn and smashing him through the off-side for a four. Rayudu moving along quite well. This stand is now worth more than 50.
IND 173/3 | Overs 35
Ambati Rayudu 35 (52), Suresh Raina 29 (29)
Anderson will continue. Raina takes a single and then Rayudu also gets a single. After a dot ball, Raina moves across his stumps and lofts it over mid-on and gets a couple of runs.
IND 168/3 | Overs 34
Ambati Rayudu 34 (51), Suresh Raina 25 (24)
Finn continues. Rayudu guides a shrtish delivery over third-man for a four. The fielder cannot come around to stop it and that has gone for a four.
IND 163/3 | Overs 33
Ambati Rayudu 30 (46), Suresh Raina 24 (23)
Rayudu takes a single off the first ball and he was trying to get another run, but they did not go for it. There is also a wide in the over.
IND 160/3 | Overs 32
Ambati Rayudu 29 (43), Suresh Raina 23 (20)
India’s 150 is up with Raina taking a single. Rayudu then gets a single as India move along comfortably. The third delivery is a wide down the leg-side and it goes on the bounce to Buttler. He doesn’t collect it properly as India get a single. Raina pulls for a single later in the over. Raina then cuts the last ball over point for a four.
IND 149/3 | Overs 31
Ambati Rayudu 26 (40), Suresh Raina 17 (17)
Root continues and bowls it wide. Raina reaches it and gets it for a four through backward point. The second one bounces a little more and Raina guides it through third-man for another four. And there is another ball, and Raina cuts it through the same area to get three.
IND 138/3 | Overs 30
Ambati Rayudu 26 (37), Suresh Raina 6 (14)
Stokes will continue and Raina gets a single off the second ball. Rayudu then runs one down to third-man for a single. Raina then pulls one in the deep for a single. Stokes gets one to rise on Rayudu and he plays it down to third-man for a single. Raina cuts the last ball through point for a single. Five runs have come off that over.
IND 133/3 | Overs 29
Ambati Rayudu 24 (35), Suresh Raina 3 (10)
Root will now start an over to Rayudu. Tredwell goes out of the attack. He is bowling from round the wicket with a leg-slip in place. Surprisingly, there is no slip. Rayudu then sweeps one to fine-leg and they get a couple before the fielder could cut it off. Root then bowls a wide down the leg-side. Rayudu then flicks it through the leg-side for a single. Rayudu then flicks one fine, just past the leg-slip and gets a couple.
IND 126/3 | Overs 28
Ambati Rayudu 19 (30), Suresh Raina 2 (9)
Stokes will continue after dismissing Kohli. Rayudu takes a single after a couple of deliveries. Raina plays a dot and then flicks through the leg-side for a single. Rayudu then goes right back to defend one.
IND 123/3 | Overs 27
Ambati Rayudu 17 (26), Suresh Raina 1 (7)
Tredwell continues to Rayudu and he defends off the front-foot. They get a single as Raina comes on strike. He gets off the mark as he charges down the ground and reaches the pitch of the ball. The drive through long-0ff gets him a single. Rayudu then sweeps for a single to fine-leg.
IND 120/3 | Overs 26
Ambati Rayudu 15(24), Suresh Raina 0(3)
Ben Stokes again. Oh tremendous drive from Kohli! Four more through covers. And, Kohli gives it away. He chips it to mid-on, where James Tredwell took a catch. Some words exchanged between Stokes and Kohli. Suresh Raina is the new man and there is an appeal for leg-before but is given not out.
OUT! Virat Kohli 40(50) c Tredwell b Stokes
IND 116/2 | Overs 25
Virat Kohli 36(47), Ambati Rayudu 15(24)
James Tredwell again. And here’s Virat Kohli at his best! Absolutely clobbered that one, nearly went the distance. Four runs for Kohli. Another good over for India.
IND 109/2 | Overs 24
Virat Kohli 30 (43), Ambati Rayudu 14 (22)
Root continues. Kohli moves into the 30s with a single. Rayudu sweeps the last ball and it is a four. India going on very well.
IND 102/2 | Overs 23
Virat Kohli 27 (40), Ambati Rayudu 10 (19)
India’s hundred is up. The spinners are on and both Kohli and Rayudu are taking it easily. They aren’t really troubled by it here. Rayudu dances down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a couple.
IND 98/2 | Overs 22
Virat Kohli 26 (38), Ambati Rayudu 7 (14)
Joe Root comes on and the batsmen knock it around for a few singles.
IND 95/2 | Overs 21
Virat Kohli 25 (36), Ambati Rayudu 6 (10)
Tredwell continues. Kohli gets a single and then Rayudu plays a few deliveries before getting a single down the ground. Kohli is getting nice and forward. He gets another single through mid-on.
IND 91/2 | Overs 20
Virat Kohli 23 (34), Ambati Rayudu 4 (7)
Finn continues. Kohli gets a single off the first ball. Rayudu gets behind a few deliveries very well and he gets a couple later in the over.
IND 88/2 | Overs 19
Virat Kohli 22 (33), Ambati Rayudu 2 (2)
Rayudu takes the first ball from Tredwell and drives it down the ground for a single. Kohli is batting and tries to play through mid-wicket, but it is straight to the fielder. He then manages to defend a few. One of them turns in quite sharply and he somehow manages to keep it out. The last ball fetches a single for Kohli.
IND 86/2 | Overs 18
Virat Kohli 21 (28), Ambati Rayudu 1 (1)
OUT! Ajinkya Rahane 45 (56)
Finn comes into Kohli and he puts it through the leg-side for a single. Rahane then hits through the off-side for another single. Finn then bowls short to Rahane but it is too short and is called a wide as it sails over the batsman’s head. But Rahane is gone. Finn is his tormentor. Rahane is routed to the crease and edges it to the wicket-keeper. Ambati Rayudu is the new man.
Well, Rajdeep Sardesai would certainly be disappointed now…
IND 79/1 | Overs 17
Ajinkya Rahane 44 (53), Virat Kohli 17 (26)
Stokes bowls to Kohli and keeps him on strike. Off the fifth ball, Kohli cuts one through the off-side for a single. It was hit very well by Kohli and though it fetched him only a single, it will make him feel good.
IND 78/1 | Overs 16
Ajinkya Rahane 44 (52), Virat Kohli 16 (21)
Finn is back and the first ball climbs on Rahane. He cannot get anything on it as it goes through to the wicketkeeper. Off the second ball, a single is taken. Kohli then plays one off the middle of his bat. Though it did not fetch him runs, it shows he is feeling a lot better. Finn then strays onto Kohli’s pads and he is flicked for a single behind square.
IND 74/1 | Overs 15
Ajinkya Rahane 42 (49), Virat Kohli 14 (18)
Ben Stokes is into the attack and Rahane plays a couple of them solidly off the front foot. And then Stokes overpitches and Rahane lofts it with ease and that has gone all the way for a six. It wasn’t hit with power, but all timing. Boy, isn’t he looking good out there in the middle! And to show a bit of temperance again, he defends the next ball. Rahane then keeps strike with a single off the last ball.
IND 67/1 | Overs 14
Ajinkya Rahane 35 (43), Virat Kohli 14 (18)
Finn continues. Kohli guides the second ball for a single. Rahane then gets one a little full and he plays it on the rise for a four through cover. Though it was hit a bit uppishly, it was safe and goes for a four. Finn then digs it short and Rahane pulls it for a single.
IND 61/1 | Overs 13
Ajinkya Rahane 30 (40), Virat Kohli 13 (15)
Tredwell is in and Kohli charges down the ground and hits it straight for six. What a shot by Kohli! Is this the shot that would break the shackles. He then cuts one behind point for a single.
IND 54/1 | Overs 12
Ajinkya Rahane 30 (39), Virat Kohli 6 (10)
Steven Finn is in, who has tormented Rahane in the past. Rahane cuts one behind point for a couple behind point. He then gets right behind the next ball, which is pitched a lot fuller. Rahane then goes over cover and that has gone for a four. That was very well played by Rahane as it was a little full and he latched on to it perfectly. Rahane then cuts the last ball for a couple of runs.
IND 46/1 | Overs 11
Ajinkya Rahane 22 (33), Virat Kohli 6 (10)
James Tredwell comes on to bowl and Kohli takes a single first ball. Rahane then works the strike over off the third-ball. Early sight of Tredwell in this innings. Kohli then gets an edge off the last ball and they get a couple of runs.
IND 42/1 | Overs 10
Ajinkya Rahane 21 (31), Virat Kohli 3 (6)
Woakes continues and Kohli is right behind the first one. He is on the front-foot to defend it well. And then, he guides one to third-man for a single. Rahane comes back on strike. Rahane then drives down the ground, but Woakes gets the foot to it and takes the pace off it. Would have been another good boundary for Rahane.
IND 41/1 | Overs 9
Ajinkya Rahane 21 (27), Virat Kohli 2 (4)
Anderson is on. He overpitches off the third-ball and Rahane drives it gracefully down the ground and that has gone for a four. That shows Rahane’s class. Played with great confidence. All the other deliveries are blocked and India get only four off that over.
IND 37/1 | Overs 8
Ajinkya Rahane 17 (21), Virat Kohli 2 (4)
OUT! Shikhar Dhawan 16 (23)
That is the Dhawan were were so used to during last year’s Champions Trophy! It was a bit full and Dhawan drives it with great style through long-off for a four. He then gets width and cuts. But, he is gone! Four and out! Woakes celebrates. Kohli is the new man and he defends the first ball well. The second ball is also decently played. He also gets right behind the third-ball. And he gets off the mark by playing one behind square on the leg-side for a couple.
IND 31/0 | Overs 7
Ajinkya Rahane 17 (21), Shikhar Dhawan 12 (21)
Anderson continues and Rahane tries to hit to the off-side, but that yields no run. Anderson then strays down the leg-side and they get a wide. Anderson bowls short later in the over and Rahane pulls behind square and they get a couple of runs before the fine-leg could come around and stop it. Rahane has played well today. He gets an inside edge, but fortunately for Rahane and unfortunately for England, the ball has hit his pad.
IND 28/0 | Overs 6
Ajinkya Rahane 15 (15), Shikhar Dhawan 12 (21)
Woakes is back into the attack and Dhawan takes a single off the second back. Rahane then gets a single through third-man. Dhawan continues to struggle a touch before eventually getting off-strike. And, finally, he smashes one. It was short and wide, but he has been denied a boundary thanks to some great work by the fielder at point.
IND 25/0 | Overs 5
Ajinkya Rahane 14 (14), Shikhar Dhawan 9 (16)
Anderson continues and Rahane takes a single off the third-ball. Dhawan continues to stay on strike. But, he gets a short-ball and they get a single off the last ball.
IND 22/0 | Overs 4
Ajinkya Rahane 13 (11), Shikhar Dhawan 8 (13)
Woakes continues to Dhawan and keeps him quiet. He is kept on strike through the over. It is a maiden. A good one from Chris Woakes.
IND 22/0 | Overs 3
Ajinkya Rahane 13 (11), Shikhar Dhawan 8 (7)
Dhawan lofts the first ball over mid-on and they get a couple for that. He then works one through the leg-side and gets a single. Rahane comes on strike. Anderson then pitches it short and Rahane pulls it for a four over mid-wicket. The next ball is full, almost to over-compensate and Rahane drives it well through extra-cover for another four.
IND 11/0 | Overs 2
Ajinkya Rahane 5 (7), Shikhar Dhawan 5 (5)
Chris Woakes starts off and he gets one to climb and leave Dhawan. The batsman was playing tentatively at it. He then gets one ball that is short and Dhawan cuts it. The fielder in the ring got a hand to it and that took the pace off it. Rahane gets off the mark as Woakes strays on the pads and is full. He is worked through fine-leg for a four. Off the last ball, Dhawan gets an edge and it flies to third-man and they get a single.
IND 2/0 | Over 1
Ajinkya Rahane 0 (5), Shikhar Dhawan 1 (1)
Ajinkya Rahane takes the first ball from James Anderson. He leaves the first ball as it leaves him outside the off-stump. India get their first runs as the ball hits his pads and they get a leg-bye to fine-leg. Dhawan gets off the mark by placing one through the off-side.
ENG 227 all out | Overs 50
James Anderson 0 (0)
OUT! James Tredwell 30 (18) Steven Finn 6 (8)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the last over of the innings. Tredwell gets a boundary off the first ball as he makes room and plays it behind point for a four. That was very well played by Tredwell. And guess what! The next ball was in the slot and Tredwell smashes it for a six down the ground. And, it was a no-ball as Bhuvneshwar over-stepped. Free hit to come! Tredwell walks across to scoop it but can only get a single to square-leg. Finn hits one down the ground and can only get a single. It goes on the bounce to Shikhar Dhawan at long-on. Tredwell is playing a bit of a gem here1 He makes room again and digs it out to play it behind point for a four. And Bhuvneshwar gets his man! He tries to hit it in the air, but hit it high. Bhuvneshwar takes the catch himself. Finn hits it to the mid-wicket region. They go for a single and try for the second. Dhoni takes the bails, but has Finn made it? It is tight. But, the bat seems to be on the line. He is out. England bowled out for 227. Do join us in about 40 minutes for the India innings.
ENG 209/8 | Overs 49
James Tredwell 15 (13), Steven Finn 4 (6)
Shami is back. Finn hits the first one down the ground and they get a single. Tredwell walks across to the leg-side again and they get a single for that as well. After a dot ball, Shami bowls short and Finn pulls to the deep for a single. Shami then bowls the yorker and Tredwell can only dig it out for a single.
ENG 205/8 | Overs 48
James Tredwell 13 (11), Steven Finn 2 (2)
OUT! Jos Buttler 42 (58)
Buttler changes his footing and reverse-sweeps Ashwin for a four through square. Ashwin has his man off the next ball though. He charged down the ground and misses. The ball hits the stumps. Finn gets off the mark first ball as Ashwin fumbles in his follow through. Tredwell moves across again, but it turns away from him.
ENG 198/7 | Overs 47
Jos Buttler 38 (56), James Tredwell 12 (9)
Shami will continue and Tredwell is trying to move across his stumps and perhaps unsettle his rhythm a bit. He manages to top-edge it, but it goes above Dhoni’s head. The batsmen get two before the third-man comes around and stops it. Buttler tries to smash it down the ground but Shami gets a boot to it to stop it. It could have been a certain four. Tredwell then makes room and cuts it over the off-side for a four. Good shot by Tredwell. Tredwell then moves again and pulls it over mid-wicket for a four.
ENG 186/7 | Overs 46
Jos Buttler 37 (55), James Tredwell 1 (4)
Ravindra Jadeja is in from the other end. Tredwell was hit on the pads off the second ball, but it was hit outside the off-stump. Thus, he is given not out by Paul Reiffel.
ENG 182/7 | Overs 45
Jos Buttler 35 (53),
OUT! Chris Woakes 15 (27)
Shami is back and he bowls one just outside the off-stump that goes to Dhoni at a very good pace. Woakes plays the second one to mid-off and goes through for a quick single. Buttler tries to walk across his stumps and scoop it over fine-leg, but misses. Buttler tries to do the same thing again. Buttler then hits to mid-off and gets a single. Shami gets his man! Woakes pulls a short ball and it is straight to the deep square-leg fielder. Mohit Sharma makes no mistake. England slide further.
ENG 180/6 | Overs 44
Jos Buttler 34 (50), Chris Woakes 14 (24)
A boundary at last! Raina bowls and Buttler unleashes the reverse sweep. It goes quite square for a four. That should help him feel a lot better here. He then intelligently works the strike over to Woakes.
ENG 173/6 | Overs 43
Jos Buttler 29 (48), Chris Woakes 12 (20)
Jadeja to bowl his ninth over. Buttler plays the first one through the off-side and gets a single. Woakes then hits one down the ground for another single. Buttler then gets a single through the leg-side as well. Finally a digit other than the binary! Woakes plays through mid-wicket and sprints for a couple. He then plays one down the ground for a single.
ENG 167/6 | Overs 42
Jos Buttler 27 (45), Chris Woakes 8 (17)
Raina is brought back into the attack and he is trying to bowl from over the wicket. England managed to get a couple off runs off the first two balls. But then, Raina managed to put in a few dots. Buttler then works one to the deep on the leg-side and get the third run off the over.
ENG 164/6 | Overs 41
Jos Buttler 25 (40), Chris Woakes 7 (16)
Ravindra Jadeja is in as we move into the last 10 overs. England can do nothing more than play the ball around and hope for the runs to come later. India have managed to exert some pressure here. They have not managed to score runs at a good rate.
ENG 161/6 | Overs 40
Jos Buttler 23 (38), Chris Woakes 6 (12)
Ashwin is in and will bowl from round the wicket. They knock the first three balls around for singles. Woakes then plays one to mid-wicket and there is no run.
ENG 158/6 | Overs 39
Jos Buttler 21 (36), Chris Woakes 5 (8)
Jadeja is into the attack and Dhoni brings in two slips when Chris Woakes comes on. Buttler takes a single off the second ball. Woakes tries to play through the leg-side, but the leading edge takes it to the off-side. Only three runs have come off that over. Buttler has to play this smart and time his innings well.
ENG 155/6 | Overs 38
Jos Buttler 19 (33), Chris Woakes 4 (5)
Ashwin will continue from round the wicket. Woakes drives through the off-side and it was well fielder in the off-side. That has been the mark for India. Buttler is kept quiet by Ashwin and he only manages to get the single off the last ball. Two runs off that over as India continue to build the pressure.
ENG 153/6 | Overs 37
Jos Buttler 18 (28), Chris Woakes 3 (4)
Ravindra Jadeja will try to add to the pressure here. he bowls around the tight channels around the middle-stump, not allowing the batsmen the width to play their shots. India will now try to wrap this up pretty quickly so that they can go on and chase this down quite easily.
ENG 150/6 | Overs 36
Jos Buttler 17 (25), Chris Woakes 1 (1)
OUT! Ben Stokes 2 (7)
Ashwin is brought back into the attack. Stokes is gone! Ashwin keeps him on strike and then squares him up with one that spun away. Stokes edges it and Raina flies to his right to take a fantastic catch at first slip. England in trouble! Woakes is in and gets off the mark with a single. England have now got 150 on the board.
ENG 149/5 | Overs 35
Jos Buttler 17 (24), Ben Stokes 2 (3)
Mohammed Shami has been taken off after that solitary over. Buttler smashes the first ball from Bhuvneshwar Kumar through the off-side and Ambati Rayudu does well to keep it in. They get three for that. Ben Stokes takes strike and guides one through third-man. Raina could have stopped it, running across from first-slip and misses. Stokes gets off the mark.
ENG 143/5 | Overs 34
Jos Buttler 14 (21), Ben Stokes 0 (0)
OUT! Ian Bell 28 (38)
Suresh Raina comes in and Bell drives it down the ground. They take a single and they go for the second! It looked quite easy. But, Mohit throws it from the deep and it is a direct hit. Bell is way short of his crease. What an inspiring moment for India! Buttler smashes a four off the next ball and that was played very well. But, India are in control here. A lot rests on Buttler here. Ben Stokes, the new man has to give him good support.
ENG 137/4 | Overs 33
Ian Bell 28 (38), Jos Buttler 8 (15)
Mohit is back on the field and was given the ball. But then, Dhoni summons Shami to bowl. It is quite interesting that Dhoni is getting the seamers now.
Gautam Bhimani has an interesting theory:
ENG 133/4 | Overs 32
Ian Bell 28 (35), Jos Buttler 5 (12)
Ashwin has persisted with the angle from round the wicket. Bell takes a single early in the over. Buttler gets a ball that is short and wide. He tries to hit through the off-side, but the fielder stops it.
ENG 131/4 | Overs 31
Ian Bell 27 (32), Jos Buttler 4 (9)
Jadeja continues and he starts off to Buttler. He takes a single and gets Bell back on strike. How fast are India getting through these overs. Bell cuts one behind point and they get a couple of runs.
ENG 127/4 | Overs 30
Ian Bell 24 (29), Jos Buttler 3 (6)
Ashwin continues. Bell now has to bat well and take this innings through. Ashwin continues from round the wicket and could have had Buttler. The ball hit his pads as he tried to go on the backfoot. However, it was too high. Only four runs have come off this over. India are going along very well here. Good job by the spinners.
ENG 123/4 | Overs 29
Ian Bell 22 (26), Jos Buttler 1 (3)
Ravindra Jadeja continues and Buttler is the new man. He does get off the mark.
ENG 120/4 | Overs 28
Ian Bell 20 (23),
OUT! Eoin Morgan 10 (18)
Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack. Both Morgan and Bell were focusing on playing the ball around and getting the singles. However, Ashwin then bowls one that moves past Morgan. He gets a thin edge and it is taken by Dhoni. Paul Reiffel confirms. England are in trouble.
ENG 117/3 | Overs 27
Ian Bell 18 (19), Eoin Morgan 9 (16)
Jadeja is back. The first ball is smashed to the deep as Dhawan runs behind it and manages to keep it inside. That was a very good stop by Dhawan.
ENG 110/3 | Overs 26
Ian Bell 13 (16), Eoin Morgan 7 (13)
The batsmen are only knocking it around as Raina continues. Only three runs come off that over.
ENG 105/3 | Overs 25
Ian Bell 10 (12), Eoin Morgan 5 (11)
Jadeja continues and the batsmen knock the first few falls for singles. Morgan then defends one before taking a single through the leg-side. Only five runs off the over.
ENG 101/3 | Overs 24
Ian Bell 8 (10), Eoin Morgan 3 (7)
Raina continues and Morgan tries to get it past slip, but is well saved by Ajinkya Rahane. After a few dot balls, Morgan gets it through to the deep and they get a single. Bell then works one to the leg-side for a single, which brings up England’s 100.
ENG 98/3 | Overs 23
Ian Bell 7 (9), Eoin Morgan 1 (2)
OUT! Joe Root 2 (7)
Jadeja is brought into the attack. He turns one away from Root and Dhoni takes the bails off. There is a loud appeal. Replays show that Root’s backfoot is on the line and he may have to go. Eoin Morgan is the new man. He gets off the mark off the second ball.
ENG 96/2 | Overs 22
Ian Bell 6 (6), Joe Root 2 (6)
Raina turns one and Root is caught on the crease. There is an appeal for a leg-before, but it is turned down. Root then tries to play off the front-foot and almost lobs one back to the bowler. After playing three dots, Root plays one down the ground for a single. Only two runs off the over.
ENG 94/2 | Overs 22
Ian Bell 5 (5), Joe Root 1 (1)
OUT! Alastair Cook 44 (64)
Ambati Rayudu bowls one just outside the off-stump and Cook late cuts it. Rayudu appeals and he was alone in doing so. It had flicked the front pad before Cook played that stroke. Later the batsmen knock it around again for a few runs. And Rayudu gets his man! Rayudu has an ODI wicket! Cook stepped out and it is angled down the leg-side and misses. Dhoni does the rest! India celebrate. Root is the new man and he gets off the mark with a single through the leg-side.
ENG 90/1 | Overs 20
Alastair Cook 43 (61), Ian Bell 4 (4)
Suresh Raina continues. The batsmen just knock it around the ground for a few singles. Four runs have come off this over as well. India are now trying to keep England in check here.
ENG 86/1 | Overs 19
Alastair Cook 41 (56), Ian Bell 2 (2)
Ambati Rayudu comes in to bowl. Cook works the first ball through the leg-side for a single. Bell gets of the mark by driving one down the ground. A few singles come off this over as England try to recover after the loss of Hales in the last over.
ENG 82/1 | Overs 18
Alastair Cook 39 (53),
OUT! Alex Hales 42 (55)
Suresh Raina comes into the attack and Cook gets a single first ball. Hales then plays one to short third-man and gets a single. Raina then bowls short and Cook pulls him over mid-wicket for a four. Hales is out! He tries to sweep the last ball and gets the top edge as Dhoni takes the catch behind the wicket. Hales goes after a promising start to his innings.
ENG 75/0 | Overs 17
Alastair Cook 33 (50), Alex Hales 41 (52)
Cook gets a single off the first ball as Shami continues. Hales charges down the ground and tries to go over the top and misses. There is an appeal later for a single, but it is not out as there is an inside edge.
ENG 74/0 | Overs 16
Alastair Cook 32 (49), Alex Hales 41 (47)
Ashwin continues and only two runs are possible in this over.
ENG 72/0 | Overs 15
Alastair Cook 31 (48), Alex Hales 40 (42)
Shami continues and Hales takes a single off the second ball. Cook does take a single later after a couple of balls. Only three runs off this over as Hales works one off the middle-stump to the deep for a single.
ENG 69/0 | Overs 14
Alastair Cook 30 (45), Alex Hales 38 (39)
Ashwin continues and strays on Hales’ pads. The ball takes his glove and goes for a four. Bhuvneshwar Kumar dived but could not stop it at short fine-leg. Ashwin continues to bowl from round the wicket, trying to cramp Hales for room. He manages to get off strike with a single. Cook then sweeps one to the deep and the batsmen get a single.
ENG 61/0 | Overs 13
Alastair Cook 29 (43), Alex Hales 32 (35)
Shami starts off at this end. Hales gets a single to get off strike off the third ball. In the last over, we saw the physio take a limping Mohit out of the field. So, India may be without one bowler and it could have some implications for them. But, their 40 overs are taken care off with the others and then one of the part-timers to bowl.
ENG 59/0 | Overs 12
Alastair Cook 27 (40), Alex Hales 31 (32)
Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to bowl. The batsmen knock it around for a couple of singles early on. Hales then charges down the ground and chips it over mid-off for a four. He merely timed it over the top and that has gone for a four. Ashwin comes from round the wicket and beats Hales with the turn. Dhoni takes the bails off. Hales had taken his foot off the ground, but has perhaps got it down in time.
ENG 52/0 | Overs 11
Alastair Cook 26 (39), Alex Hales 25 (27)
Bhuvneshwar continues to bowl an extended spell. The openers have put up their fifty-run stand with a quick single through the off-side. They have batted well after a slow start. Cook then drives through the off-side and they get a couple of runs.
ENG 48/0 | Overs 10
Alastair Cook 23 (34), Alex Hales 24 (26)
Mohit Sharma has gone off the field as he has hurt his foot. Sanju Samson has come on the field. Cook gets a short one and he nearly pulls one for a six. It goes one bounce into the boundary.
ENG 43/0 | Overs 9
Alastair Cook 18 (31), Alex Hales 24 (23)
Bhuvneshwar continues and they get a single first up. Cook drives well down the ground, but Bhuvneshwar gets a boot to stop it. The fifth ball is edged by Cook and it goes for a single. Hales gets a couple off the last ball.
ENG 39/0 | Overs 8
Alastair Cook 17 (27), Alex Hales 21 (21)
Mohammed Shami is the new bowler and he surprises Hales with a ball that hits him on the thighs. The second ball is overpitched and is driven beautifully down the ground for a four. He punched it very well and that has gone all the way for a four. Shami comes back well but the last ball is angled into the pads and Hales gets three through the leg-side.
ENG 32/0 | Overs 7
Alastair Cook 17 (27), Alex Hales 14 (15)
Cook takes a single. Hales drives the second ball on a length and gets three. Cook edges through the slips and it is a four. That gets Cook his 3000 ODI runs. India did not have the second slip in place and that has gone for a four.
ENG 24/0 | Overs 6
Alastair Cook 12 (22), Alex Hales 11 (14)
The sun comes out at Trent Bridge. While Mohit tries to bowl outside the off-stump, he misses it and Cook gets to pull it over mid-wicket for a four. He then comes back very well by pitching it further up and it moves across him. Mohit pitches it up again and Cook drives down the ground, but Kohli dives at mid-off to stop it well. Very well done by Kohli! Hales comes on strike and then drives on the up through the off-side for a four. That was beautifully played. Action replay! Same ball, same shot to finish the over! England feeling a lot better. Hales gets into his zone.
ENG 11/0 | Overs 5
Alastair Cook 7 (18), Alex Hales 3 (12)
Bhuvneshwar continues and Hales pushes the first one to third-man for a single. Cook tries to do the same off the next ball, but they did not get a run there.
ENG 9/0 | Overs 4
Alastair Cook 6 (17), Alex Hales 2 (8)
Hales gets off the mark as he places one to mid-on and is almost run-out. Only three runs possible in this over. Slow start as the bowlers are getting some movement.
ENG 6/0 | Overs 3
Alastair Cook 5 (13), Alex Hales 0 (5)
Cook walks across the stumps and picks Bhuvneshwar off his pads and plays him behind square for a couple. He tries the same thing again and he gets the leading edge that just eludes Bhuvneshwar.
ENG 4/0 | Overs 2
Alastair Cook 3 (7), Alex Hales 0 (5)
Mohit Sharma starts off from the other end. He moves the first ball away from Cook. Mohit had bowled very well to the England captain in the last game and he continues to bowl that probing line outside the off-stump. Cook then pulls one to fine-leg to get off strike. Hales leaves a delivery that shaves past the off-stump.
ENG 3/0 | Over 1
Alastair Cook 2 (3), Alex Hales 0 (3)
Alastair Cook starts off with a single off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The second ball from Bhuvneshwar is a bit short and Hales tried to pull it. It hit the thigh pad and lobbed in the air. There was an appeal as Dhoni took it, but it was not out. Cook later gets back on strike and ends the over with a couple of runs.
Here are the two teams:
India: MS Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
India have won the toss and have elected to bowl first. Ambati Rayudu has replaced Rohit Sharma. Ajinkya Rahane will open. England have one change as Steven Finn has replaced Chris Jordan.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Saturday. This is Nishad Pai Vaidya, and I will be bringing you over-by-over updates of the match. India won the second ODI of the five-match series with a huge margin of 133 runs (via Duckworth-Lewis method) at Cardiff after the first game at Bristol was washed out. Read PREVIEW of India vs England 3rd ODI here.
In the second ODI, India were rescued by Suresh Raina who slammed a brilliant century to help his side post a total in excess of 300, and Ravindra Jadeja’s four-wicket burst helped Indi seal a huge win. India bowled out England for a modest total of 161 in 38.1 overs. England handed their ODI cap to the young Alex Hales, who was the top-scorer in the chase getting 40 runs off 63 balls. Apart from Hales, no other batsman could make a mark. Click here to find out India’s likely XI
England haven’t had much success and have thus been criticised in ODIs of late and this has been an issue where the team needs to put in a lot of effort. Former captain Michael Vaughan and Graeme Swann have appealed for Alastair Cook’s removal from the post of captain, and there are off-field matters which still continue to bother the English skipper. Cook will aim to put behind all this with a good show at Nottingham. Click here to find out England’s likely XI.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, James Tredwell, Jos Buttler (wk).
India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Stuart Binny.
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