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Kochi: Jan 15, 2013
England 158 | Overs 36 | Patel 30*
It’s all over at Kochi as Ravindra Jadeja caps a brilliant all-round performance by effecting a run out that was England’s last wicket. It had to be Jadeja to end it all today. Samit Patel turned Ravichandran Ashwin’s delivery softly in front of square leg and called for the quick single. Dernbach obliged but was short by a few inches as MS Dhoni uprooted the stumps. India have won the match by 158 runs, thus leveling the five-match series 1-1.
England 136/9 | Overs 34 | Patel 9*, Dernbach 1*
Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his second wicket of the evening after trapping James Tredwell in front to leave England reeling at 133 for eight. Ashwin’s next to Steven Finn was a quicker delivery, which took the latter’s edge and was lapped up by MS Dhoni. Finn didn’t seem to happy with the decision.
England 133/7 | Overs 32 | Patel 8*, Tredwell 0*
Ravindra Jadeja followed up his batting heroics with the ball as England were pegged back to 133 for seven. Jadeja’s first victim was Joe Root who was bowled by the part-timer off a fantastic arm ball. Next man in Chris Woakes was trapped plumb in front off a nicely tossed up delivery.
England 112/5 | Overs 25 | Root 22*, Patel 1*
Ravichandran Ashwin sent wicketkeeper batsman Craig Kieswetter packing as England reached the halfway stage of their innings with half their side back in the pavilion. Kieswetter and Joe Root were slowly rebuilding England’s innings after Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s double jolt. But after a 37-run stand, Kieswetter swatted Ashwin straight to Suresh Raina at mid-wicket. MS Dhoni brought on frontline spinner Ravichandran Ashwin only in the 24th over and the Chennai lad had leaked eight runs in his first six balls. The required rate for England is now just over seven runs per over.
England 84/4 | Overs 21 | Root 11*, Kieswetter 6*
Bhuvneshwar Kumar completed a terrific spell of 10-2-29-3 as Joe Root and Craig Kieswetter cautiously manoeuvred the Indian bowlers on a twisting and turning Kochi pitch. After Bhuvneshwar’s quota of overs was completed, skipper MS Dhoni shuffled his part-timers — Yuvraj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja — along with Ishant Sharma, who is not having his best day with the ball. There were plenty of loose deliveries from the lanky pacer which were dispatched to the boundary with ease.
England 73/4 | Overs 15 | Root 7*, Kieswetter 0*
India got the prize wicket of Kevin Pietersen after Bhuvneshwar Kumar got one to nip back in onto the stumps via an inside edge. Immediately on the next ball, Bhuvneshwar got the outside edge of Eoin Morgan with a delivery that angled away from the left-hander. Pietersen was looking dangerous, scoring a brisk 44 off 44 balls, including seven hits to the fence. They were two big blows for England and their mosre experienced batsmen are now back in the pavilion.
England 58/2 | Overs 10.1 | Pietersen 34*, Root 0*
India got rid of Alastair Cook (17) in the 11th over just as he and Kevin Pietersen were beginning to settle in at Kochi. Pietersen welcomed first change Ishant Sharma into the attack with two exquisite boundaries — one through the covers and the other flicked off the legs through mid-wicket. Doing so, England made good use of their first powerplay.
England 23/1 | Overs 6 | Cook 15*, Pietersen 3*
England captain Alastair Cook struck two sublime boundaries to ease some pressure off his team after losing his opening partner early. Cook was joined by Kevin Pietersen at the crease and the duo will be looking to building a partnership to steady the innings.
England 5/1 | Overs 2 | Cook 1*, Pietersen 0*
India got the wicket of the dangerous Ian Bell (1) as early as the second over of England’s chase as the English batsman nicked Shami Ahmed to keeper MS Dhoni. Bell chased a full and wide delivery but found a thick outside edge. England have begun on the wrong foot.
India 285/6 | Overs 50 | Jadeja 61*, Ashwin 1*
MS Dhoni (72 off 66 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (61 not out off 37 balls) hit 68 runs in the last five overs of the innings as they took India to a competent total. Nine boundaries and two sixes were shared by the pair in the last five as Dhoni’s helicopter came out. India will be more than happy with their revival after a nervous first half of the innings in which their batsmen threw away their wickets. England will find it hard to chase this total on the turning Kochi pitch.
India 230/5 | Overs 46 | Dhoni 46*, Jadeja 34*
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja both picked up India’s run rate in the death overs as Chris Woakes went for 26 runs in two overs. While Dhoni hit a six, Jadeja hit one too along with three fours off the medium pacer. Meanwhile, the Indian captain brought about the pair’s 50 partnership with a massive heave over long off in the 46th over bowled by Jade Dernbach. India would be targeting 260, which is a more than competitive total on this pitch.
India 202/5 | Overs 42 | Dhoni 38*, Jadeja 14*
MS Dhoni struck his first six of the innings as he clobbered Chris Woakes over long on. After a slow, patient start where he scored at a strike rate of about 50, Dhoni slowly stepped on the accelerator as India entered the death overs. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja skied Woakes in the same over, but luckily got four for it as there was no long off.
India 174/5 | Overs 39.2 | Dhoni 24*, Jadeja 0*
England got rid of Suresh Raina after a well-made fifty as India struggled to get runs in the five overs of the batting powerplay. MS Dhoni swung around aimlessly and mounted the pressure on the hosts to up the ante, before Raina was foxed by Steven Finn’s slower delivery and inside-edged the ball onto the stumps. The wicket ended a vital 55-run partnership, although India would have hoped that Raina and Dhoni had stayed till the end. India made just 21 runs in the batting powerplay.
India 163/4 | Overs 36 | Raina 52*, Dhoni 16*
Suresh Raina reached his 26th ODI half-century as India took the batting powerplay. The left-hander got to the mark with a gentle dab down to the point boundary off Steven Finn as India looked to step on the gas.
India 156/4 | Overs 35 | Raina 46*, Dhoni 8*
Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni are steadily going about the middle overs as India progress at a run rate of 4.45. Raina is taking calculated risks, his 46 coming off 64, while Dhoni is his patient self. India would be targeting the 240-250 mark.
India 136/4 | Overs 30 | Raina 35*, Dhoni 8*
Suresh Raina slog-swept James Tredwell for a second six as India tried to recover from losing Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh. It was a gutsy shot given the situation India find themselves in and captain MS Dhoni at the other end will hope that Raina does not throw his wicket away, unlike Yuvraj and Kohli.
India 119/4 | Overs 26.2 | Raina 22*, Dhoni 0*
India lost Virat Kohli (37) at the halfway stage after the Delhi batsman came down the track to Chris Woakes and tried smashing him over the cover boundary. However, Kohli could only find Ian Bell at deep point. Kohli looked livid at himself as he was dismissed yet again after making a good start.
India 112/3 | Overs 24 | Kohli 34*, Raina 22*
Virat Kohli charged down the track and struck his first six of the match off Samit Patel over the cover boundary. It was a shot that might suggest Kohli’s intent from now after a rather composed start.
India 91/3 | Overs 21 | Kohli 23*, Raina 13*
Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina are steadily making progress after India lost Yuvraj Singh in the 16th over. Raina struck James Tredwell for a sweet six off a slog-sweep to announce himself. Kohli, meanwhile, is calmly going about his innings. His 23 runs have come off 42 balls and he has hit the solitary boundary.
India 71/3 | Overs 15.2 | Kohli 16*, Raina 0*
Yuvraj Singh (32) was given out leg-before-wicket to spinner James Tredwell, although replays showed that the ball brushed against the southpaw’s gloves before hitting the pad. In the absence of the DRS, a disappoointed Yuvraj had to walk back to the pavillion. This was before Yuvraj and Kohli shared a 53-run stand to parry India through after the initial stutter.
India 55/2 | Overs 12 | Kohli 12*, Yuvraj 22*
Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh are growing in confidence as England bring in the first change in bowling. Samit Patel and Chris Woakes have been brought into the attack after a rather successful first 10 overs from Steven Finn and Jade Dernbach. Yuvraj, meanwhile, is looking in good touch and has already hit three boundaries in his 23-ball 22.
India 35/2 | Overs 8 | Kohli 6*, Yuvraj 9*
Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh are slowly trying to steady the Indian innings after the fall of the two openers. Yuvraj struck an elegant boundary to the deep point fence off Jade Dernbach to cool some nerves.
India have lost openers Gautam Gambhir (8) and Ajinkya Rahane (4) within the first five overs in the second ODI against England at Kochi.
Steven Finn and Jade Dernbach found many an edge of the two Indian openers and eventually broke through the gates of the duo.
India 0/0 | Overs 0 | Gambhir 0*, Rahane 0*
India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first in the second ODI against England at Kochi.
India take on England in the second ODI of the five-match series at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.
Still smarting from their narrow nine-run defeat in the opening ODI match, a struggling India will have to work on their bowling frailties and inconsistent batting.
In team news, Shami Ahmed finds his way into the Indian team in place of Ashok Dinda.
For England, Chris Woakes replaces Tim Bresnan.
(with inputs from PTI)
India: Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, 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, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Chris Woakes.
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