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India 258-5 (47.3 ovs) RR: 5.43 | Target: 258
India vs England, 4th ODI at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
 Toss: India (Fielding) /  Date: Jan 23, 2013

India won by 5 wkts
Man of the match: S Raina


Recent overs: . . 6 1 1 .   |  . 1 1 . 1 1   |  2 . . . 1 1   |  . . 3
Powerplay overs: Mandatory: 0.1-10 (35 runs), Batting: 35.1-40 (37 runs)
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COMMENTARY
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Suresh Raina: 'Me and Rohit were trying to be positive. We had a good partnership. God has been kind, I was lucky in the middle. I got an opportunity and did well for the team. I was putting great effort in the nets, thanks to my coaches. Rohit was batting really well, he is a middle order batsman, but showed the character at the top of the order. Sachin had told us that we need to be number 1 fielding side. We have worked hard with Trevor Penny.'
Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match
MS Dhoni: 'Overall it was a good performamce. We were good with the new ball. Most of the teams will look to save wickets in the first 10 overs. If you see with the fielders up, before the last 10 overs, we did really well. Even if the opposition gets 260, it is still gettable. Rohit Sharma is one of the most gifted cricketers. Unfortunately he hasn't done well. It is a shame if he can't do well. He is a natural puller. He batted really well. It was great to see that once he got to 50, he wanted to convert it into a big hundred. All the wickets except Ranchi had decent bounce. Glad that we won the series on sporting tracks.'
Cook: 'I think the partnership between Raina and Rohit Sharma was great. We couldn't stop the momentum. To get so close we did really well. It did nip around quite a lot during our innings. We knew that we could get to 250-260 if we played well in the last 10 overs. Joe Root is good at mowing the ball around. The way he handles himself on the field is great.'
Stat alert: With this win, MS Dhoni goes past Sourav Ganguly's total of 76 ODI wins. Azharuddin has 90, the only Indian captain ahead of Dhoni.
Rohit Sharma: ' I came to know (of my inclusion) today morning and I was prepared to open. We needed to build a few partnerships. Suresh finished it really well. Depends on the management (replying to a question if he wants to open in future). Feels happy to play a good knock in a series-clinching victory.
It has been a professional batting performance from India. Rohit Sharma surprised one and all by responding to his skipper's call. He played a lot of wonderful strokes and missed out on a well-deserved hundred, courtesy a poor decision. England will rue the missed chance when Raina was caught at slip, but Finn had knocked off the bails and it was called a dead ball. Raina was on 42 then and it could have been the turning point. As far as the England bowling is concerned, it was Tredwell again who chipped in with the wickets. But Dernbach and Bresnan could do little. Except Finn, all the bowlers were expensive which did not help.
Raina is ecstatic. Why wouldn't he be. He has played a composed knock just when the team needed it the most. Dhoni is out on the field, he is all smiles.
47.3 Dernbach to Ravindra Jadeja, 3 runs, India clinch the series 3-1. Length delivery outside off, Jadeja flicked it stylishly through midwicket, it was hit through the gap and both batsmen came back for the third.
47.2 Dernbach to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, fuller length delivery on middle, driven to mid on
47.1 Dernbach to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja goes on the backfoot and blocks
end of over
46.6 Bresnan to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, driven off the front foot to extra cover for a single
46.5 Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, it's the tennis season and this short ball is pulled in tennis smash style to deep square leg for a single
46.4 Bresnan to Raina, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, punched off the backfoot to backward point
46.3 Bresnan to Raina, no run, back of a length delivery outside off,
46.3 Bresnan to Raina, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Raina pushes it to extra cover
46.2 Bresnan to Raina, no run, good length delivery on middle, pulled to midwicket. Fielder does well to stop, some hesitation between Jadeja and Raina, but no damage done.
46.1 Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, good length delivery outside off, Raina drives it over the infield, over cover and comes back for two.
end of over
45.6 Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, full and on off and middle, worked away to fine leg for a single
45.5 Dernbach to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads, flicked to fine leg for a single
45.4 Dernbach to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, good length delivery angled across Jadeja, is beaten by the angle.
45.3 Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, good length delivery on middle stump, Raina shuffles across and flicks it to fine leg for a single
45.2 Dernbach to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle, pulls it cleanly to deep square leg for a single
45.1 Dernbach to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, slow bouncer outside off, Jadeja misses the pull, it drops short of the keeper.
end of over
Jade Dernbach [8.0-0-52-1] is back into the attack
44.6 Bresnan to Raina, no run, slower delivery outside off, Raina goes back and across,
44.6 Bresnan to Raina, no run, slower delivery outside off, Raina goes back and across, pats it to backward point
44.5 Bresnan to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short of length delivery on the middle, Jadeja pulls it behind square, comes back for two as the fielder at deep backward square leg does the covering up job
44.4 Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, good length delivery on the leg stump, flicked off the hip through midwicket for a single
44.3 Bresnan to Raina, SIX, this is as good a shot that you will see all day, good length delivery outside off, Raina drives it uppishly, presents the full face and hits it over the mid off fielder, it goes the distance and clears the fence.
44.2 Bresnan to Raina, no run, good length delivery on the pads, Raina goes back and defends to the leg side
44.1 Bresnan to Raina, no run, a touch shorter and outside off, Raina tries to cut and misses
end of over
Tim Bresnan [8.0-1-47-1] is back into the attack
43.6 Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, outside off again, driven solidly to long off for a single
43.5 Tredwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, floated up outside off, Jadeja goes back and flicks it stylishly to deep midwicket
43.4 Tredwell to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, tossed up on the pads, Jadeja watches it closly and sweeps it behind square, there was no fielder in the deep and the ball slid comfortably to the fence.
43.3 Tredwell to Raina, 1 run, full and outside off, driven crisply to long off
43.2 Tredwell to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, flat and outside off, Jadeja goes back and punches to extra cover for a single
43.1 Tredwell to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, tossed up on middle, Jadeja dabs it to midwicket
end of over
42.6 Root to Raina, FOUR, on the pads, Raina gets forward and glances it really fine, wide of the short fine leg fielder, it races away to the fence. 9th boundary for Raina
42.5 Root to Raina, no run, floated up on off stump, Raina stays back and pushes to backward point
42.4 Root to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, to deep square leg
42.4 Root to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, flatter on the pads, flicked to square leg for a single
TEAMS
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach.
India: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (c) (wk).
   
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