Ranchi: Jan 19, 2013
India 157/3 | Overs 28.1 | Kohli 77*, Dhoni 10*
Local boy MS Dhoni finished off the game with a pull shot to take India past the England total with seven wickets to spare. This victory gives India a 2-1 lead in the five-match ODI series.
India 144/3 | Overs 25.3 | Kohli 52*
Yuvraj Singh was cleaned up by James Tredwell with the former failing to read the line of the ball and getting beaten by a delivery that straightened up to hit his off-stump. This brings out local boy MS Dhoni to the crease. India need a further 12 runs to win with seven wickets in hand.
Virat Kohli completed his 22nd One-Day International half-century and in the process also completed 4,000 runs in ODIs. Yuvraj Singh, who joined Kohli in the middle after Gambhir’s dismissal, cracked two boundaries to show positive intent. India need a further 56 runs to win with eight wickets in hand.
England spinner James Tredwell removed Gautam Gambhir for 33, bringing an end to his solid 67-run stand for the second wicket with Virat Kohli. Gambhir faced 53 balls during his stay, and cracked four boundaries. India need a further 78 runs to win with eight wickets in hand.
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir put up an unbeaten 49-run stand for the second wicket to lead India’s charge, after they suffered an early blow in form of Ajinkya Rahane in the third ODI. Kohli reached 32 off 36 balls with the help of six boundaries, accompanied by Gambhir, batting on 24 not out.
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir joined forces to take India to 33 for one after seven overs, to make a steady progress towards the target of 156 set by England in the third ODI at Ranchi. Gambhir kept picking boundaires on lose balls, while Kohli thrashed three boundaries in as many deliveries off Jade Dernbach to get into the groove.
India lost opener Ajinkya Rahane cheaply on the fifth ball of the third over, during their chase of 156 in the third ODI. Rahane fell to England pacer Steven Finn for a duck after facing four balls.
England 155/10 | Overs 42.2 |
England produced a poor batting show as they were bowled out for 155 in 42.2 overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his second wicket in the game, cleaning up Tim Bresnan for 25. This was after Ishant Sharma broke the stubborn 47-run stand between Joe Root and Bresnan as he dismissed the former for 39, to help India keep the pressure on the tourists in the third ODI at Ranchi. Root scored a fluent 39 off 57 balls, studded with four hits to the fence.
Ishant Sharma broke the stubborn 47-run stand between Joe Root and Tim Bresnan as he dismissed the former for 39, to help India keep the pressure on the tourists in the third ODI at Ranchi. Root scored a fluent 39 off 57 balls, studded with four hits to the fence.
England were 139 for six with Joe Root reaching 33 not out off 53 balls, and Tim Bresnan batting on 25 off 35 balls to steady their side. Root and Bresnan have extended their seventh-wicket stand to 41 runs in 11 overs.
England reached 120 for six with Joe Root batting on 27 off 36 balls, accompanied by Tim Bresnan, who reached 12 not out off 22 balls. The two Yorkshire cricketers have added 23 runs in the last six overs.
Ravindra Jadeja accounted for Samit Patel as England were left reeling at 98 for six after 25 overs. Patel failed to pick up Jadeja’s arm ball and was declared leg before.
Craig Kieswetter failed to open his account as Ravindra Jadeja cleaned him up for a duck in the 25th over of the innings.
Eoin Morgan fell to Ravichandran Ashwin for 10, as England slipped further after put in to bat by India in the third One-Day International. Morgan faced as many as 30 balls during his stay at the crease.
England reached 80 for three at the end of the 19th over, with Joe Root and Eoin Morgan at the crease. The two English batsmen have an uphill task on their hands, to make sure no further damage is done and at the same time, they have to keep the scoreboard ticking.
Two deliveries after Kevin Pietersen’s dismissal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck to remove the in-form Ian Bell for 25, to leave England reeling at 68 for three in the 16th over. Bell, who started off on a cautious note, cracked three boundaries for his 25, which came from 43 balls.
England 68/2 | Overs 14.5 | Bell 25*
Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen’s stand was broken in the 15th over by the lanky Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, who got Pietersen caught behind the wickets by MS Dhoni for 17.
Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen led England’s recovery as they took the attack to the opposition, adding a quick 31 runs in four overs after the dismissal of skipper Alastair Cook. Bell slammed consecutive boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while Pietersen cracked two boundaries off Ishant Sharma to take England past the 50-run mark.
Shami Ahmed trapped England captain Alastair Cook in front of the wickets on the last ball of the eighth over to provide India the first breakthrough in the third ODI. Cook scored 17 runs off 28 balls, which included three boundaries.
England made a slow start as they reached seven for no loss in four overs, with opening batsman Ian Bell yet to open his account after facing 10 deliveries. Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a maiden over, third of the innings, which was followed up by another maiden by Shami Ahmed.
England 0/0 | Overs 0 | Cook 0*, Bell 0*
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field against England in the third One-Day International match at the new stadium in Ranchi on Saturday.
India retained their playing eleven from their last game, which India won by 127 runs.
England made one change in their side, bringing back Tim Bresnan in place of Chris Woakes.
India will look to keep the momentum going when they go into the third one-dayer against England at Ranchi on Saturday, hoping that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s first match in his hometown will prove lucky.
India: Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar runs in
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Tim Bresnan
(With inputs from PTI)