(India take on England in a warm-up match in the ICC World T20 2014 . Catch live cricket scores of the match in our live blog below)
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First delivery is smoked elegantly over mid-wicket for four by Bopara but the bowler Shami makes a brillant comeback to castle the batsman. It had a touch of swing and a near-perfect slog over delivery. Jos Buttler however is in fantastic form, hitting a big six but it won’t be enough for England.
OUT!R Bopara 6(4)
Dhoni gives the ball to Varun Aaron for the first time in the match. Jos Buttler shows his slog over pyrotechnics with a loft over long on and a paddle sweep; both resulting in boundaries — the second four came off a no ball but Aaron bowled a good yorker to cramp the batsman. It was a good comeback by the bowler.England need two mammoth overs to get close to the target.
Jos Buttler is getting into the groove as well with a big six over long off. Ravindra Jadeja has the last-laugh in the over after Moeen Ali fails to clear the deep-mid wicket fielder.
OUT!Moeen Ali 46(38)
Moeen Ali is getting a move on with a six and four of Suresh Raina. England though desperately need a couple of big ‘Buttler’ overs.
Varon Aaron drops another catch, the bowler is again Amit Mishra. To be fair Aaron did slip but overall, it was a tidy over and England need 78 of the last five.
Ashwin bowls a low full toss and Morgan hits it straight to long-off. A mistimed shot that could cost England dear
E Morgan 16(16)
Varun Aaron drops a sitter off Amit Mishra and Moeen Ali sweeps it to the boundary. Run-rate is creeping up England are in a desperate need for boundaries
Ravidra Jadeja is introduced and bowls a tidy over. England are desperately looking for a boundary.
Dhoni one again is a liveware behind the stumps. Indian spinners are suffocating the English batsmen and runs have dried up.
Suresh Raina tosses the ball up to Michael Lumb and is deceived by a hint of turn and Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes an age to tease the batsman and take off the bails. India get the big fish
OUT!M Lumb 36(25)
Ali sweeps behind square like an old-school English cricketer for a boundary but Ashwin makes a good comeback to restrict Ali.
Suresh Raina is introduced and had the England batsmen in a spin, especially new man Ali. The dew is helping and the Indian spinners will have a big part to play later on.
Ashwin is brought into the attack and Lumb goes over cover for a boundary and sweeps it over short-fine leg’s head for yet another boundary. The southpaw is looking dangerous.
Michael Lumb cuts the first ball for a six. It was a stunning shot which leaves the Bowler Bhuvaneshwar shocked. Hales plays a magnificent on-drive for a boundary but Hales loses the plot of the final ball of the over to sent the glittering stumps in full display.
OUT!A Hales 16(14)
Michael Lumb is on fire. He first lofts hit on top op Shami’s head and cuts it to the third man area. The third boundary is a carbon copy of the first and England are on the move.
Bhuvaneshwar continues and Michael Lumb cuts the ball above point for a boundary. The premier T20 batsmen Alex Hales also gets a boundary, albeit with a top edge. England get 9 of the over.
Mohammed Shami bowls the second over. There is a lot of dew on the wicket and it remains to be seen how much it plays a part. It was a tidy over by Shami and England are looking nevy in the middle.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowls the first over. The medium-pacer got some swing in this over and England batsmen get the scoreboard ticking, taking six of the over.
A full toss of the first ball of the last over, bowled by Tim Bresnan is flicked for a boundary by Kohli. The second one finds the toe of Kohli’s bat and goes for another boundary. Kohli slaps yet another boundary of the penultimate ball to take 17 of the over. Poor bowling treated with ease by Kohli.
Chris Jordan is putting a lot of effort into his deliveries and is relentlessly hitting the block-hole region. Indian batsmen can do nothing else but look for the singles. Excellent running between the wickets meant that the over yielded 8 runs.
MS Dhoni is getting into the act. A couple of the first ball is followed by a brilliant upper cut over third man for a six. It was bad bowling by Jade Dernbach really. Virat Kohli slaps the last ball over long on to bring up his 50. Yet another productive over for India.
Jordan’s attempt at a beamer ends up as a no-ball and the batsmen sneak a couple of it. An unperturbed Jordan bowls a barrage of yorkers — two of which ended well but one goes behind square for a boundary after kissing Dhoni’s bottom edge.
Treadwell, as seen in the recent past was England’s pick of the bowlers. One again the batsmen were unable to get him away and finishes his quota of overs conceding just 20 runs.
Suresh Raina is taking it to the cleaners. Two boundaries of the first two balls is followed by a huge six. Another boundary follows and trying one shot too many, Jordan takes a superb diving catch in the deep and MS Dhoni has arrived to the crease, much to the crowd’s delight.
OUT!S Raina 54(31)
Treadwell, yet again careful with his line and contains the Indian batmsen, despite the duo coming down the wicket at regular intervals. A tidy over that produced just four runs.
Welcome to the world of subcontinent Stephen Parry. Kohli treats the left-arm spinner with utter disdain in the first two balls and Raina smashes a huge six on the leg side. 17 runs came of this over.
Indian batsmen were looking to target Treadwell but like a wily old fox, the Indian batsmen were contained by the England off-spinner
Indian batsmen are looking to free their arms but could only deal with singles of this Stuart Broad over.
England’s premier spinner James Treadwell is brought on. Raina sweeps it behind the keeper for a couple and Virat Kohli also gets a couple behind square. The two batsmen offer a lot of promise at the crease at the moment.
Stuart Broad shrugs off injury worries to come into the attack. Suresh Raina gets a double on the leg side but the highlight of the over was a majestic looking loft straight past the bowler.
Chris Jordan continues and Raina is looking in ominous touch — a flick off the pads to fine leg is followed by a measured slap to the mid wicket boundary.
Suresh Raina is the new batmen at the crease and the Ravi Bopara over was dealt with singles. India cannot afford to lose more wickets.
One of England’s find of recent times Chis Jordan is greeted with a majestic pull shot to the fine leg boundary by Kohli. Yuvraj attempts a pull but nicks it to keeper Buttler of the last ball of the over. Its three wickets of the last three overs now!
Dhawan starts the over beautifully with his favourite drive but England put an extra fielder in the region and James Treadwell takes a sharp catch off the bowling of Tim Bresnan. It was a poor delivery though. Yuvraj Singh arrives at the crease.
Dernbach strikes for England! When will Rohit’s short ball woes end? An awkward hook falls kindly to the palms of Alex Hales at fine leg. Virat Kohli has arrived at the crease and smokes a long hop to the boundary. Dernbach, on the other hand bowled a flurry of wides after scalping Rohit’s wicket.
Tim Bresnan bowls the third over and Dhawan caresses the second ball though the cover region, which is his strong suit and comes down the wicket and knocks a single a ball later to deep square leg. Rohit hooks to the deep on the leg side to keep the strike.
Jade Dernbach has much to prove in this tournament, maybe not as much as the Indian openers though. Michael Lumb misfielded. Indian openers though are looking to play out the early overs without losing a wicket.
Its Moeen Ali who bowled the first over and India have carefully negotiated the first over without taking any big risks
India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, , Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
England: Stuart Broad (c), Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, James Tredwell, Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, , Chris Woakes, Jade Dernbach, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler (wk), Luke Wright, Ben Stokes.
England have won the toss and captain Eoin Morgan has opted to field first
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the ICC World T20 2014 warm-up game between India and England. The game would be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium and is important in many ways. The result may be inconsequential, but both sides have a few questions before them as they gear up for the main draw. India would be eyeing a win as they have had an abysmal run in the recent past. And, it is quite interesting to note that England’s fortunes too haven’t been all that good.
I am R Vishal and will take you through this contest. It would be interesting to see what combinations they choose.