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Score: India 258-5 (47.3 ovs)
India vs England, 4th ODI at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Complete  /  India won by 5 wkts  /   Toss: India (Fielding)  / Date: Jan 23, 2013
Highlights
England innings
Shami Ahmed to Alastair Cook, FOUR, top shot. Overpitched but he plays it well, leans and drives it past extra cover, the outfield is quick and does the rest
Shami Ahmed to Alastair Cook, FOUR, that's a positive shot from Cook! Just a bit short, Cook rocks back quickly and pulls it over mid wicket, bounces just once before going over
Shami Ahmed to Alastair Cook, FOUR, lovely. Not too full but Cook gets a long stride and drives it to deep extra cover, in fact it was just a frontfoot punch. Superb timing!
Shami Ahmed to Alastair Cook, FOUR, that's the definition of placement. There is a mid on and a mid wicket but Cook calmly works it right between them, the gap wasn't too big but he pierced it perfectly. An expensive over from Shami Ahmed
Bhuvneshwar to Ian Bell, FOUR, another boundary. Full and down the leg side, Bell flicks it away to deep square leg, easily done
Bhuvneshwar to Ian Bell, FOUR, the runs are flowing now, poor delivery from Bhuvneshwar - a lot of width on offer, Bell cuts it away to sweeper cover, they're finding the gaps to perfection
Bhuvneshwar to Alastair Cook, FOUR, that's a confident shot. Cook hasn't been too comfortable against Bhuvneshwar but he handles this one well, comes on the frontfoot and drives a full ball between extra cover and mid off
Ishant to Ian Bell, out Caught by Bhuvneshwar!! Ian Bell c Bhuvneshwar b Ishant 10(25) [4s-2]
Bhuvneshwar to Alastair Cook, FOUR, nothing much you can do as a bowler when Cook plays like that, this was almost a yorker length delivery, Cook gets down quickly and drills it down to long off. Superbly executed
Ishant to Alastair Cook, FOUR, that releases a bit of pressure. On the legs and Cook glances it away to fine leg, easy boundary that
Ishant to Alastair Cook, FOUR, slightly short and Cook is quick to put it away, swivels and pulls it in the air, just a bounce before going over deep square leg
Shami Ahmed to Alastair Cook, FOUR, yet again an Indian pacer errs in line, on the legs and Cook whips it away to the fine leg boundary, the fielder there is very square and he had no chance
Ashwin to Pietersen, FOUR, that's his first boundary but a very good shot. Loopy delivery from Ashwin, Pietersen comes out of his crease and drives it with a straight bat to long on, there was protection there but he hit it wide of him
Bhuvneshwar to Alastair Cook, 1 run, 15th ODI FIFTY for Cook. Pushes it to mid wicket region for a single which gets him there. It hasn't been easy batting on this track so far but he has struggled it out
Ravindra Jadeja to Alastair Cook, FOUR, powerfully swept! Picks it up from off stump and sweeps hard along the ground to deep square leg, Rahane runs across to his right and dives, but he was just touching the ropes as he flicked the ball back
Ashwin to Alastair Cook, FOUR, can't bowl there when there is no sweeper cover, flat and outside off, Cook goes on the backfoot and cuts it away through the gaps on the off side to the sweeper fence
Ashwin to Alastair Cook, FOUR, that's superb batting. Not much width this time but he makes room and cuts it away to deep backward point, superb use of the crease there
Ashwin to Pietersen, FOUR, that's absolutely horrible from Ishant Sharma. Even an under-10 school boy would do better than that. Ashwin saw Pietersen charging down the track and fired it outside leg, Pietersen still reached out and flicked it to deep mid wicket, Ishant lets it go through his legs. Horrible!
Ashwin to Alastair Cook, FOUR, poor bowling. He's bowling to Cook's strength - down the leg side and he sweeps it to fine leg, right between short fine and deep backward square leg
Ashwin to Alastair Cook, out Lbw!! Ashwin gives the breakthrough! It pitched outside leg though. This was bowled quick and straight, Cook looked to defend but missed, that would have crashed into middle stump but that doesn't count, if it pitches outside the leg stump. Cook is unlucky, but that's a major wicket for India. Sudhir Asnani is the umpire who got it wrong. Alastair Cook lbw b Ashwin 76(106) [4s-13]
Ashwin to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Yuvraj!! What was Morgan doing there? A gently tossed up delivery on the middle and leg, Morgan looks to chip it over mid on but ends up hitting it softly to that region, Yuvraj runs back and accepts that gift. Morgan neither went for it with power nor hit it gently enough to fall short of the fielder. Out of nowhere, Ashwin has 2 wickets. Eoin Morgan c Yuvraj b Ashwin 3(6)
Ravindra Jadeja to Samit Patel, out Caught&Bowled!! A wicket for Ravindra Jadeja now and England are suddenly throwing it away. Nicely tossed up on middle stump line, Patel comes on the frontfoot and lobs it straight back to him, it went low but Jadeja did well to hold on. Samit Patel c and b Ravindra Jadeja 1(10)
Ishant to Root, FOUR, catch dropped by Kohli. Full and outside off, Root pushes away from the body and gets a thick edge, it flies to the left of Kohli at slip but he goes with one hand and parries it to the third man fence. He should have taken that, not impossible, especially by his standards
Ravindra Jadeja to Root, FOUR, wrong line, on the legs and Root sweeps it away to fine leg, that's a very good shot too
Shami Ahmed to Root, FOUR, ah, lovely timing. Full delivery on the off, Root walks down the track and drives it between extra cover and mid off. Superbly executed and timed
Shami Ahmed to Pietersen, FOUR, KP on the attack. This was a short of length delivery outside off, Pietersen makes room and swats it uppishly to the left of mid off, Ishant runs across and dives but misses it. Maybe he could have dived forward instead of sideways
Shami Ahmed to Pietersen, FOUR, not the best of balls with mid wicket and mid on inside. Full and straight, Pietersen muscles it between midwicket and mid on, gave himself a bit of room and cleared his frontfoot to allow him that space for the shot
Ashwin to Root, SIX, Root on the attack now! Not something which India would have expected. Given air on the middle and leg, Root slog-sweeps it over deep mid wicket, just clears the ropes and that's the first six of the match
Ashwin to Root, FOUR, that's a very poor delivery, short and wide outside off, Root makes room and cuts it away to sweeper cover for an easy boundary
Ashwin to Pietersen, FOUR, mid off inside the circle and Pietersen says thanks a lot. Ashwin bowls this after a pause, Pietersen waits and lofts it over mid off, not too well timed but he picked his spot well
Ishant to Root, FOUR, cheeky and effective. Full delivery outside off, Root walks across and paddle-scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary. That would make Morgan proud!
Ishant to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen at his best! This was full and on the off, Pietersen backs away and smashes it over mid off, bounces just once before the ropes and goes over
Ishant to Pietersen, SIX, that's way back into the stands! A huge six! Right in the slot, Pietersen clears his frontfoot and smashes it way over long on. This is damaging Ishant's figures
Ravindra Jadeja to Root, 1 run, that's an unbelievable drop catch! It's unbelievable because it was a sitter, and because it was Raina who dropped that. Root looks to slog-sweep and gets a top edge that lobs to mid wicket, Raina would have gobbled that up with one hand any other day but somehow it popped out of his hands this time. Could be a costly miss
Ishant to Root, FOUR, OMG! He's playing some really unbelievable shots now. Expects a yorker and gets into position for a reverse sweep, takes it on the full and paddles it between short third man and backward point. The fielders and Ishant Sharma watch in shock
Ravindra Jadeja to Buttler, SIX, that's the power of Buttler! Flat and straight, Buttler comes down the track and blasts it straight down the ground, right over the sightscreen!
Ravindra Jadeja to Buttler, FOUR, Buttler on the attack. Once again quick and straight, Buttler makes room and smashes it across between deep midwicket and long on, bounces just before the ropes
Ravindra Jadeja to Buttler, out Caught by Yuvraj!! Smart bowling. Buttler was making room and Ravindra Jadeja fired it wide outside off, Buttler reached out and squeezed it out straight to backward point. Ends a cameo from Buttler. Buttler c Yuvraj b Ravindra Jadeja 14(9) [4s-1 6s-1]
Ravindra Jadeja to Bresnan, out Caught by Yuvraj!! And another wicket very similar to the dismissal of Buttler. Once again wide outside off, Bresnan reaches out and slices it straight to backward point. Yuvraj takes his 3rd catch of the innings as Root watches from the other end. Bresnan c Yuvraj b Ravindra Jadeja 0(2)
Shami Ahmed to Root, FOUR, that's his fifty! His first in ODIs. Short ball on the stumps, Root comes down the track and pulls it in the air wide of deep square leg, superb knock from Root this
Shami Ahmed to Root, FOUR, more runs! Is this Pietersen in disguise? Comes down the track and swats it with a flat bat wide of mid on
Shami Ahmed to Tredwell, FOUR, Shami continues to leak runs. Back of length and outside off, Tredwell backs away and throws his bat at it, beats Yuvraj at backward point
India innings
Finn to Gambhir, FOUR, awesome way to get off the mark, fuller length ball around the off stump, Gambhir leans forward and smokes it to the long off fence
Bresnan to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, magnificent way to get off the mark, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Sharma latches onto the length and clouts the pull shot to the deep square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR, superbly done by Gambhir, this length delivery is slightly wide of the off stump, Gambhir stays on the front foot and carves the drive to the deep point fence
Finn to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, poor ball to end the over, full ball and he angles it onto the pads, Sharma flicks it effortlessly to the mid wicket fence
Bresnan to Gambhir, out Caught by Buttler!! Gambhir's poor form continues. Short in length delivery angled across and it nips away a touch, Gambhir goes for the cut but misses it and the keeper appeals, umpire Davis raises the finger and Gambhir is fuming as he leaves, replays show that there was no edge. Gambhir c Buttler b Bresnan 10(16) [4s-2]
Finn to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, another superb shot from Sharma, Finn drags it short just outside off, Sharma latches onto the length by swivelling and mauling the pull shot to the deep square leg fence
Bresnan to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, Sharma is going to take the attack to the English bowlers here, he shimmies down the track and Bresnan shortens the length just outside off, Sharma hammers the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence, Rohit Sharma also goes past 2000 runs in ODIs, well done
Dernbach to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, the length has been totally poor from Dernbach this over, short and wide delivery outside off, Sharma frees his arms and wallops the cut to square third man, one bounce over the ropes
Samit Patel to Virat Kohli, FOUR, superbly done by Kohli, tossed up delivery on middle, Kohli charges down the track and gets to the pitch as he bashes it to the long on fence
Dernbach to Virat Kohli, FOUR, Dernbach continues to leak runs, he bowls it short and wide again outside off, Kohli frees his arms and larrups the cut to the deep backward point fence
Dernbach to Virat Kohli, FOUR, edged but safe, back of a length delivery and it kicks up from the deck just outside off, Kohli plays that with a slightly angled bat and it goes to third man off the outside edge
Tredwell to Virat Kohli, out Caught&Bowled!! Tredwell once again strikes in his first over. Flighted delivery and given a bit more loop outside off, Kohli gets forward and looks to push it to mid on, ends up chipping it back to the bowler who takes the catch with both hands, soft dismissal for Kohli. Virat Kohli c and b Tredwell 26(33) [4s-3]
Tredwell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, tossed up delivery just outside off, Sharma plunges forward and paddle sweeps it to the fine leg fence
Tredwell to Yuvraj, out Lbw!! Tredwell has gotten rid of Yuvraj for the fourth time in this series. Tossed up delivery angled in on the middle and leg stump, it straightens as Yuvraj goes for the paddle sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pad, Tredwell appeals and umpire Asnani gives it out, no doubts about this one, that ball was going on to hit leg stump and Yuvraj's troubled stay at the crease has ended. Yuvraj lbw b Tredwell 3(16)
Root to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, flatter delivery on the middle and leg stump, Sharma works it to long leg to bring up his 13th ODI fifty, well played Rohit Sharma
Tredwell to Rohit Sharma, SIX, superbly done by Sharma, tossed up delivery on the off stump, Sharma dances down the track and gets to the pitch as he launches it over the ropes at long off
Tredwell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, flatter ball on middle and off, Sharma plunges forward and sweeps it to the deep backward square leg fence, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Samit Patel to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, Sharma is cashing in here, tossed up delivery but on leg stump, Sharma rolls his wrists over the ball and he sweeps it to the long leg fence
Samit Patel to Raina, FOUR, Raina joins in the fun now, Samit again bowls this full and on the pads, Raina thwacks the sweep to the deep backward square leg fence
Tredwell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, fantastic way to end the over, Tredwell drags this delivery slightly short outside off, Sharma hangs back and bludgeons the square drive to the deep point fence
Dernbach to Raina, FOUR, awesome shot from Raina, Dernbach drags it short outside off, Raina swivels and swats the pull shot wide of the mid on fielder, the ball purrs away to the wide long on fence
Dernbach to Raina, FOUR, another superb hit from Raina, back of a length delivery just outside off, Raina latches onto it and hoicks it to mid wicket for another boundary, not much of a follow-through from Raina after he completed that shot
Tredwell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, wonderfully done by Sharma, this off-break is slightly short and wide outside off, Sharma watches it late and slices it to the deep backward point fence
Dernbach to Raina, FOUR, Dernbach continues to give runs away easily, short in length delivery on middle, Raina clears the front leg and thwacks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Tredwell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, full and quick delivery on leg stump, Sharma plunges forward and paddle sweeps it to fine leg, Samit Patel dives to his right but he cannot stop it
Finn to Rohit Sharma, out Lbw!! Finn has gotten a massive wicket. Good length ball and nipping back in off the seam, Sharma looks to work it to mid wicket but gets hit high on the front thigh pad, Finn appeals and umpire Davis gives it out, that looked like it was missing leg stump, ends a fine knock from Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma lbw b Finn 83(93) [4s-11 6s-1]
Finn to Dhoni, FOUR, superb way to get off the mark, short in length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Dhoni walks down the track and goes to the off side, glances it to the fine leg fence
Finn to Dhoni, FOUR, this is a shot of a man in good form, full and on middle, Dhoni pushes it in between the umpire and Raina, he has timed it exceedingly well and beats the mid on fielder easily.
Root to Raina, FOUR, this is a lovely shot, flighted up on middle, Raina comes down the track, makes room and drives it inside out past the cover fielder. Beautiful to watch.
Bresnan to Raina, FOUR, similar delivery to the one which was called dead ball in the last over, full and outside off, Raina reaches out to drive, gets a thick outside edge, this time it flies past the slip fielder to the fence. Raina brings up his 27th ODI fifty, once again he scores after coming in at a crunch situation
Bresnan to Raina, FOUR, good length delivery on the pads, Raina flicks it gently, the fine leg fielder is inside the circle and once he got past it, it was four. Woakes tried valiantly at the boundary rope to save it, couldn't keep it from rolling over.
Bresnan to Raina, FOUR, good length delivery on the pads, Raina gets a faint tickle on that, glances it in between the keeper and the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
Dernbach to Dhoni, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! It was a really bad ball, short and wide outside off, Dhoni went hard at that, but slashed it straight to Morgan at backward point. It was an easy catch for him and that brings an end to this wonderful stand. Dhoni c Eoin Morgan b Dernbach 19(21) [4s-2]
Root to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, a tad shorter outside off, Jadeja stays back and plays a delicate little late cut, it runs past the short third man to the boundary rope. Spoils a good over.
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
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.
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.
   
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