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  • 9:43 PM IST

    India 316/8, 50 overs:

    16 off 6

    Woakes to Jadhav.

    SIX. My goodness. How did he play that? Full outside off. He gets under it and eases it over deep square-leg.

    FOUR. Same delivery. But this one goes one bounce into the extra cover fence. Kedar, you beauty! India need 6 off 4.

    DOT. Full and wide. Kedar fails to connect it.

    DOT. Same delivery. Same result.

    OUT! Kedar holes out to Billings. Brilliant bowling Woakes. India need 6 off the last ball. Bhuvi on strike.

    DOT. Bhuvi does not connect. England win by 5 runs.
  • 9:32 PM IST

    India 306/8, 49 overs | Jadhav 80, Bhuvneshwar 0: Excellent bowling by Jake Ball. Concedes only 7 runs. Only 2 boundaries have come off the last three overs. Jadhav on strike. India need 16 off 6. Can he pull it off?

  • 9:29 PM IST

    India 299/8, 48 overs | Jadhav 73: England put India in further trouble. Stokes gets the better of Ashwin. Only 4 runs off the over. India under fire. The onus is now on Jadhav alone.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    India 295/6, 47 overs | Jadhav 71: What an eventful over! A no-ball, followed by back-to-back boundaries off Jadeja’s blade. But, wait. Jadeja holed out straight to deep mid-wicket, which looked like a six when he connected it. India need 27 off 18, with 3 wickets remaining.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    India 279/6, 46 overs | Jadhav 65, Jadeja 1: Oh, God! Pandya goes. A set batsman goes. This is the last thing India wanted. Only 4 runs off Stokes’ over. England need to take more wickets to put India on the back foot.

  • 9:12 PM IST

  • 9:09 PM IST

    India 277/5, 45 overs | Jadhav 64, Pandya 55: Maiden 50 for Pandya. He brings it up with a staggering over deep square-leg. Raises his bat to acknowledge the crowd. Truly an innings of substance. He also brings up his 100-run stand with Jadhav.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    India 264/5, 44 overs | Jadhav 62, Pandya 46: India are dealing in boundaries now. Both batsmen have got their eye in, and now know how to pick gaps. Three boundaries off the last 2 overs. India need 58 off 36. Do not check the updates if you are a heart patient.

  • 8:56 PM IST

  • 8:51 PM IST

    India 246/5, 42 overs | Jadhav 52, Pandya 39: 50 for Jadhav , off just 46. India’s new finisher is on a roll. Meanwhile, Pandya is firing on all cylinders from the other end. India need 76 off 48. Game on, folks!

  • 8:42 PM IST

    India 229/5, 40 overs | Jadhav 45, Pandya 30: A generation of cricketers who can middle an edge. Yes, Hardik Pandya top-edged a slower delivery over third-man. How on earth did he do it? Big bats and the bat swing are the only factors that explains the shot. However, India need 93 off the last 10 overs. Can they pull of the chase?

  • 8:27 PM IST

    India 202/5, 36 overs | Jadhav 31, Pandya 17: India need 120 off 84. They may have lost half the side, but Jadhav, who scored 120 off 76 at Pune, is still at the crease. And at the other end is Pandya, who scored an unbeaten 40 in the same encounter.

  • 8:06 PM IST

    India 177/5, 32 overs | Jadhav 20, Pandya 4: Indian batsmen failed to read the bounce. First Kohli and now Dhoni: both were out caught behind. Dhoni tried to play it on the up, eventually thick-edging it. All-rounder Hardik Pandya joins Jadhav in the pursuit of 322.

  • 7:56 PM IST

    India 166/4, 30 overs | Dhoni 21, Jadhav 17: Dhoni and Jadhav take Jake to the cleaners. He is certainly not having ball in the middle. India have hit 4 fours in the last 2 overs. The requited run rate is no 7.9. India need to up the ante.

  • 7:41 PM IST

    India 133/4, 26 overs | Dhoni 6, Jadhav 0: What have you done, Yuvi? He plays a lovely flick, only to find Billing at deep mid-wicket. India lose another set batsman. Yuvi goes for 45. The onus is now on Dhoni and Jadhav, supposedly the two coolest men of Team India.

  • 7:34 PM IST

  • 7:18 PM IST

    India 102/3, 20 overs | Yuvraj 24, Dhoni 0: Well, just when we were talking about Kohli’s century, Stokes gets the better of him. And the crowd goes mum, as the people’s champion is perished. However, he gets a standing ovation. Such is the adoration and respect the 27-year-old gets. He goes for 55.

  • 7:01 PM IST

    India 79/2, 16 overs | Kohli 48, Yuvraj 13: FOUR! That came right out of the screws. Yuvi gets his first boundary. Spots the short delivery and spanks it over mid-wicket. India need more of these.

  • 6:57 PM IST

    VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, and Virender Sehwag in the commentary box. Sehwag asks how is being CAB president different than captaincy on the field. Ganguly said and I quote: “Earlier, as a cricketer and captain, I used to receive cheques. Now, as the president, I have to sign them.”

  • 6:52 PM IST

    MS Dhoni, who stepped down as limited-overs captain recently, was felicitated at the Eden Gardens for his humongous contribution to Indian cricket.

  • 6:45 PM IST

    India 67/2, 13 overs | Kohli 41, Yuvraj 8: Dropped! Jake could not hold the Ball, like I could not resist a pun. Kohli gets a top edge to third-man. Jake run towards it, slides, gets under it, and the ball (not his surname) pops out of his hand. This will cost them dearly.

  • 6:35 PM IST

    India 52/2, 10 overs | Kohli 30, Yuvraj 4: Damn. That’s got to hurt. The ball, off Ball, takes off and hits Yuvraj’s chest. Kohli approaches him. We thought he pat on his back. But he took off his helmet and coolly laughed at him, as if it hit on his balls. Well, Yuvraj smiles back as well. 😀

  • 6:22 PM IST

  • 6:20 PM IST

    India 38/2, 7 overs | Kohli 21, Yuvraj 0: Another one bites the dust. Rahul goes for 11. Openers fail yet again. Who would open with Rohit Sharma in the Champions Trophy? Dhawan failed. Rahul could not maintain his good form. Rahane does not have a good ODI record. Meanwhile, Yuvraj joins Kohli in the middle.

  • 6:10 PM IST


  • 6:09 PM IST

    India 32/1, 5 overs | Rahul 11, Kohli 15: Half-volley outside off. That took an edge in England, in 2014. But this is 2017. This is new Kohli. This is, as they call him, King Kohli. He plays a delightful cover-drive, his third boundary.

  • 6:03 PM IST

  • 6:01 PM IST

    Welcome, King Kohli!

  • 5:57 PM IST

    India 14/1, 2 overs | Rahul 10, Kohli 1: Oh, boy! Lord Kohli comes. Wait. Let us rewind a bit: Willey to Rahane; bowl swings in; pitched full; Rahane’s bat comes down at an angle; and before it could come down, the ball uproots the off-stump; Rahane fails. Will India go back to Dhawan now? This is funny.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    India 11/0, 1 over | Rahul 10, Rahane 1: Swing. Bounce. Ball beating batsman’s outside edge. Same story what we saw in the first innings. But again, batsmen these days find a way to disturb the bowler’s rhythem. This time Rahul made room and eased one over deep extra-cover for a six, followed by a four on the leg-side. Welcome back, folks!


India take on England in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday. I am Kaustubh S. Mayekar, and I will be bringing you all the updates of this encounter. India have already won the series, after emerging victorious in the first ODI at Pune and following it up with yet another triumph at Cuttack. This will be India’s final ODI ahead of the Champions Trophy, which is scheduled to begin from June 1 in England. Meanwhile, England will look to win this match and register their first win of the tour. Ahead of this match, it was announced that the Sourav Ganguly and Jagmohan Dalmiya stands will be unveiled before the start of the third ODI.

Ganguly, a former Indian captain, is also the current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Dalmiya, on the other hand, served for many years as the president of BCCI, before he passed away in September 2015. England suffered a major blow when they learnt that their opening batsman Alex Hales has been ruled out for the remainder of the tour. In his absence, Sam Billings is likely to open along with Jason Roy.

However, Jonny Bairstow has been named as Hales’ replacement for the upcoming T20 International (T20I) series. Both games in the series, so far, have produced 350 or more runs from both sides. In the first game at Pune, England scored 350; but India, courtesy tons from Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav, chased the total down with 3 wickets to spare. In the second match at Cuttack, India batted first and put up 381 for 6, after they found themselves in trouble at 25 for 3. MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh added  over 250 runs for the fourth wicket to help India reach a gigantic score. Yuvraj and Dhoni also struck centuries. Despite a superb ton from England captain Eoin Morgan, his side fell 15 runs short.

There is a shadow of doubt over India opener Shikhar Dhawan’s participation in this match. Dhawan was admitted in a private hospital in Kolkata as soon as Team India landed. If Dhawan is unavailable, Ajinkya Rahane is most likely to take his place, which will be his first match of the series. The openers have failed to get India off to a good start in both the matches so far. But the middle-order has, on both occasions, pulled them out of trouble.


India: Virat Kohli (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Yuvraj Singh

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes