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1st ODI: Tredwell spins England to victory

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January 11, 2013


20:04  1st ODI: Tredwell spins England to victory:   - Scorecard

ENGLAND WIN BY NINE RUNS!!!!

India 316-9 (50 overs) vs England 325-4

Off-spinner James Tredwell played the most vital role for England with the ball, claiming four for 44 in 10 overs on a flat wicket. In contrast, India's premier spinner R Ashwin went for 61 runs in nine overs.

England smashed 64 runs in the last five overs which ultimately proved crucial in the final analysis as India were left with too much with the bat in the end.

And not to forget that this is England's second string bowling attack missing the likes of James Anderson and Graeme Swann among others.

India will need to try another spinner instead of Ashwin in the next match as he is not only struggling to keep the runs down but also failing to wickets.

The next match will be played in Kochi, on January 15.
19:57  Tredwell spins England to win in 1st ODI:  - Scorecard

ENGLAND WIN BY NINE RUNS!!!!

India 316-9 (50 overs) vs England 325-4

Dernbach to bowl the last over with India needing 18 runs for victory.

The first ball is full as Ishant looks to drive but the thick outside edge goes past the keeper for a four. He tries to play a big drive off the next ball but is beaten.

He edges the next ball as Kieswetter spills a difficult catch to give India a single and the next ball is a yorker which Kumar digs out for one.

Ishant then digs out another yorker to the covers for another single and Kumar can get only one from the last ball.

India's last two overs with the ball will come back to haunt them as they conceded 38 runs from the last 12 balls of England's innings.
19:52  India need 18 from last over for victory:   - Scorecard

India 308-9 (49 overs) vs England 325-4

Kumar tries to smash the first ball from Bresnan through the off-side but gets a thick outside edge which flies past the keeper for a four. The next ball is a high full toss which is called a no-ball.

Kumar then smashes it to the fielder at extra cover but he turns down the single but takes one from the next ball to midwicket.

Dinda then throws his bat a wide full toss that is fielded by deep point for two runs....19 needed from eight balls.

But Bresnan gets the next delivery perfectly in the slot, a quick yorker and Dinda is bowled for three.

Ishant drives a full toss to sweeper cover for a single to leave it 18 needed from the last over.
19:48   - Scorecard

India 299-8 (48 overs) vs England 325-4

Kumar takes a single from the first ball before Ashwin chips it over midwicket for a much-needed boundary...29 needed from 16 balls.

Ashwin then tries to force it through the off-side but gets a thick edge and is caught by wicketkeeper Kieswetter behind the stumps as England continue to chip away at the wickets.

Ashok Dinda inside edges the first ball back on to his pads and it goes back to the bowler for a dot ball. He chips the next ball over the bowler but doesn't get any timing for just a single.


19:41  - Scorecard

India 291-7 (47 overs) vs England 325-4

Kumar gets into the act as he hammers a full delivery from Bresnan through the covers for a boundary before chipping it in the covers where it falls between the fielders but they get two runs in the process.

Kumar then taps it on the off-side for one. Ashwin walks across his stumps but hits it to midwicket for another single.

Bresnan then bowls a perfect yorker but Kumar opens the face of the bat and steers it past point for a couple and hits the last ball to the covers for one.


19:37  India need 45 from 4 overs for victory:  - Scorecard

India 281-7 (46 overs) vs England 325-4

Finn bowls a short ball to Ashwin, who fends it on the leg side off his gloves for one. The next ball is a slower ball and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is completely foxed.

Finn then bowls a quick bouncer to Kumar who plays it on the leg side for one. Ashwin then steers it behind point and it speeds off the turf for a boundary before taking two runs from the last ball.
19:33  Dernbach's double leaves India in a mess:   - Scorecard

India 273-7 (45 overs) vs England 325-4

Dernbach comes back, replacing Patel, who was smashed for two sixes by Dhoni  in his last over. He starts with a wide down the leg side before Jadeja picks on the leg side.

Dernbach then gets the big wicket of Dhoni, who picks up the slower ball but hits it straight down the throat of Root at long-off. Dhoni walks back after scoring 32 from 25 balls as India's task get much more difficult with just the tailenders left.

Dernbach bowls a quick short ball to Jadeja who fends it on the leg side for one. New batsman R Ashwin steers it to the thirdman region for a single to get off the mark.

Jadeja then tries to pull the short ball but the ball doesn't bounce as much as expected and he bottom edges it back on to his stumps for seven.

Just four runs and two wickets in the over to turn the match completely in England's favour.
19:23  India need 57 from 6 overs for victory:  - Scorecard

India 269-5 (44 overs) vs England 325-4

Bresnan comes on to bowl the 44th over. Jadeja picks a single to bring Dhoni back on strike. Bresnan bowls it wide outside the off-stump and is called. He compensates for it by pitching it on the stumps and Dhoni lofts it straight over long-on for a six, a repeat of the World Cup winning shot, in the final of the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka.

The next ball is just inside the wide line as Dhoni lets it go before stroking the next to long-off for one.

Jadeja pulls the last ball behind square on the leg side and calls Dhoni for a couple. He takes a single from the last ball to get 12 runs from that over.

India are 269 for five after 44 overs, needing 57 runs from six overs for victory.
19:18  - Scorecard

India 257-5 (43 overs) vs England 325-4

Dhoni decides to take on part-time spinner Patel. He gets down the track and lofts him down the ground for a six and two balls later he repeats the shot for another maximum to keep India in the hunt.

India get 14 runs from the over as India reach 257 for five in 43 overs, needing 69 from 42 balls for victory.
19:12  - Scorecard

India 243-5 (41.4 overs) vs England 325-4

Tredwell comes back, to bowl his final over. Raina takes a single to midwicket to complete his fifty, from 48 balls.

Dhoni then charges down the wickets and lofts it down the ground for a six and then picks a single.

Tredwell then cripples India further with the wicket of Raina, who lobs a simple catch back to the bowler after a good knock of 50 from 49 balls, having hit seven fours in total.

This was Tredwell's fourth wicket for a superb bowling display on a flat wicket.
19:10  - Scorecard

India 235-4 (41 overs) vs England 325-4

India need a huge couple of overs to keep the asking rate in check. Samit Patel back into the attack now. The first ball is hit straight back to the bowler for another dot ball for Dhoni, who gets one from the next ball.

Raina cuts the third ball but it is stopped by the fielder at short thirdman. The left-hander chips it over midwicket but can get only two as Bresnan makes a good stop on the ropes.

India keeping it too late. Patel was their best chance to get some easy runs but they are playing it safe against him.

Raina gets a single from the next ball and Dhoni cannot get a run from the last ball.
19:05  India need 95 from 10 overs for victory:  - Scorecard

India 231-4 (40 overs) vs England 325-4

Dhoni charges down the wicket to Finn and taps it on the off-side for one. Raina is beaten outside the off-stump before he pulls a slow bouncer on the leg side for one.

Dhoni plays another dot ball, hitting it straight to midwicket, as the pressure continues to build before taking one.

Raina then chips it over point but Bresnan comes in and takes a low catch falling forward but it is referred to the third umpire, who rules it in the favour of the batsman. There was too much doubt about the catch as Bresnan tumbled while completing the catch with his hand touching the ground.

The England team cannot believe that the decision went in India's favour.

India are 231 for four in 40 overs, needing 95 runs from 60 balls for victory.

Raina is on 46 from 44 balls, while Dhoni on a slow knock of four from 11 balls.
18:58  - Scorecard

India 228-4 (39 overs) vs England 325-4

Raina looked to loft it down the ground but he mistimed in the off-side where Cook tried his best to get to the ball but it fell short.

Three balls later Raina finally got one off the middle as he chipped it over mid-on for a four before flicking it fine on the leg side for back to back fours.

10 runs from the over as India reach 228 for four in 39 overs, with 98 needed from 11 overs for victory.

Raina has smashed his way to 45 from 41 balls, while Dhoni is batting with caution for two from eight balls.
18:53  India face stiff task with the bat:  - Scorecard

India 218-4 (38 overs) vs England 325-4

Finn bowling a series of short balls to Raina, who defends the first ball while is beaten as he tries to cut the next. He then pulls the third ball on the leg side for a single before Dhoni takes one too.

Raina then paddles the short ball fine on the leg side for a single as India reach 218 for four after 38 overs.
18:49  - Scorecard

India 215-4 (37 overs) vs England 325-4

Raina turning it on now. He flicks the first ball from Dernbach past the short fine leg fielder for a four and takes a single two balls later. Dhoni cuts a short ball but Morgan makes a good stop at point to save a boundary.

Just five runs from that over as India reach 215 for four after 37 overs, needing 111 runs from 78 deliveries for victory.
18:47  - Scorecard

India 210-4 (36 overs) vs England 325-4

The Batting Powerplay comes into effect now. Finn to bowl the first over of Powerplay. Raina backs away and lofts the first ball over the cover region for a boundary and turns the second ball behind square on the leg side for two runs.

Two balls later he chips down the track and again lofts it over the cover region for another boundary.

India looking to make most of the Powerplay as they get 12 runs in the over to take the score to 210 for four after 36 overs.
18:44  Yuvraj out for 61, India in trouble again:   - Scorecard

India 198-4 (35 overs) vs England 325-4

Yuvraj has scored a lot of runs with the sweep today and he picks up another single fine on the leg side off Tredwell.

But that same shot costs him his wicket. He tries to paddle it but only manages to lob a simple catch to Dernbach at short fine leg.

Yuvraj walks back after a superb innings of 61 from 54 balls, having hit eight fours and a six.

India need 128 runs from 15 overs for victory, with six wickets in hand.
18:31  - Scorecard

India 196-3 (34 overs) vs England 325-4

Samit Patel into the attack now. And he starts with a tidy over giving away just three single as India reach 196 for three after 34 overs, needing 130 overs from 16 overs for victory.

The two batsmen have already put on 58 runs from 50 balls for the fourth wicket.
18:29  - Scorecard

India 193-3 (33 overs) vs England 325-4

Tredwell continues to keep it tight. He concedes just three singles in his eighth over as his figures read two for 34 after eight overs.

India need 133 runs from 102 deliveries for victory.
18:28  - Scorecard

India 190-3 (32 overs) vs England 325-4

Root comes back from the other end. The first ball is a wide down the leg side before Yuvraj takes a single from the next ball. Raina then slams a full toss through midwicket for a boundary and later in the over plays a fine sweep for the second boundary of the over.


18:26  - Scorecard

India 178-3 (31 overs) vs England 325-4

Tredwell comes back into the attack and he bowls a good first over in his new spell. Raina takes a single from the first ball on the leg side and Yuvraj gets one two balls later before Raina plays out the last three balls.
18:25  Yuvraj blasts quick 50 to lift India:  - Scorecard

India 176-3 (30 overs) vs England 325-4

Yuvraj pulls a short ball from Dernbach as Samit Patel misfields while sliding near the ropes to give away a boundary that brings up the left-hander's half-century.

Yuvraj has raced to his half-century from just 38 balls, having hit eight fours and a six.

India have reached 176 for three in 30 overs, needing 150 runs from 20 overs for victory.
18:11  Yuvraj's blast keeps India in the hunt:  - Scorecard

India 171-3 (29 overs) vs England 325-4

India still not able to get Root away as singles come from the first three balls before Yuvraj gets a leading edge from the fourth ball which falls short of the fielders on the off-side.

Yuvraj then sweeps it fine as Finn at short fine leg is unable to stop and gives away a boundary. But the next ball is swept hard and this time Finn has no chance for another boundary.

Yuvraj has raced his way to 49 from 35 balls, hitting seven fours and a six.
18:08  - Scorecard

India 160-3 (28 overs) vs England 325-4

Yuvraj decides to cut loose. He pulls the second ball from Dernbach behind square on the leg side for a four and flicks the next ball in the same region for another four.

Dernbach then bowls a wide on the leg side before Yuvraj pulls another delivery for boundary.

13 runs from that over as India get some momentum back in their innings.
18:01  - Scorecard

India 147-3 (27 overs) vs England 325-4

Root is back in the attack. Raina drives the second ball to long-on for one and Yuvraj turns it on the leg side for another single.

Raina is struggling to get going as he plays three dot balls as India keep lagging behind in the run rate.
18:00  Kohli out for 15, India in trouble:   - Scorecard

India 145-3 (26 overs) vs England 325-4

England's bowlers doing a good job, not giving easy boundaries as they bowl it to their field. Kohli steers the second ball from Bresnan to the thirdman fielder for one and Yuvraj flicks it fine for another single.

India are dealt a big blow as Kohli drives to drive it through the off-side but gets the edge and is caught behind for 15 to continue his poor recent run.

New batsman Suresh Raina turns it on the leg side before Yuvraj unconvincingly pulls it over square leg for a six.
17:53  England bowlers keep India in check:  - Scorecard

India 136-2 (25 overs) vs England 325-4

Dernbach is back in the attack now, replacing Joe Root. Kohli steers the third delivery to the thirdman region for one before Yuvraj tries to pull a short delivery but takes his eye off the ball and misses.

The next ball is again short and Yuvraj ducks under it.

England have managed to keep Yuvraj quiet by peppering him with good short balls. Dernbach drifts it on the pads which Yuvraj clips behind square for a couple.

Just three runs from the over as India reach 136 for two after 25 overs at the halfway stage.

India need 190 runs from 25 overs for victory with eight wickets in hand.
17:47  - Scorecard

India 133-2 (24 overs) vs England 325-4

Kohli cuts a short ball but fails to get enough timing for just a single to the thirdman region and Yuvraj takes one from the next ball.

Kohli defends the third ball before India get three more singles from the rest of the over.  
17:44  Kohli, Yuvraj steady India:  - Scorecard

India 128-2 (23 overs) vs England 325-4

Change of ends for Root, who replaces Tredwell. He starts with a wide delivery down the leg side as Yuvraj misses with the fine sweep. The left-hander then clips it on the leg side and sprints across for a couple.

The next ball is a half volley which Yuvraj drives powerfully through the covers but the fielder makes a good stop to deny him runs. The left-hander then turns it on the leg side for one and Kohli slaps the last ball down the ground and it goes for a four despite a valiant effort from KP at long-on.

Kohli takes a single from the last ball as India get nine runs from that over.
17:40  - Scorecard

India 119-2 (22 overs) vs England 325-4

Bresnan replaces Root, who bowled a tidy first spell of five overs for 17 runs. Kohli takes a single from the second ball before Yuvraj sways out of the way of a quick bouncer from Bresnan.

The last ball is down the leg side as Yuvraj gets an inside edge and it goes fine on the leg side for a four. Yuvraj had moved so much across that Bresnan had appealed but the umpire said he had got inside edge on it.

The last ball is again short and Yuvraj pulls it awkwardly on the leg side for one.
17:37  - Scorecard

India 113-2 (21 overs) vs England 325-4

Yuvraj breaks the shackles as he slog sweeps Tredwell over midwicket for a boundary, the first after five overs.

Four more singles in the over plus the wide to Yuvraj as Tredwell concedes nine runs in that over.

India reach 113 for two after 21 overs, needing 213 runs from 29 overs for victory.
17:34  - Scorecard

India 104-2 (20 overs) vs England 325-4

Even though Root is a part-timer and playing his debut match, he is doing a very good job with the ball so far. Yuvraj takes a single from the third ball while Kohli plays out the last three balls as just one run comes from that over.

Root has given just 17 runs in his five overs. The combine of Root and Tredwell have bowled 10 overs between them, taking two for 37 to put England on top.
17:30  Tredwell's double strike lifts England:   - Scorecard

India 103-2 (19 overs) vs England 325-4

Tredwell checks India's progress further with the wicket of Gambhir in his next over. Gambhir looks to turn it on the leg side but plays it uppishly as Bell takes a sharp catch at midwicket. The left-hander walks back after a fluent knock of 52 from as many balls, with the help of seven fours.

Tredwell's double strike has given England the much-needed lift in the middle overs.

Yuvraj Singh takes a single from the last ball of that over to get off the mark.

A good spell from Tredwell so far, having taken two for 20 in five overs.
17:27  Gambhir hits 50, India cross 100:  - Scorecard

India 100-1 (18 overs) vs England 325-4

Gambhir drives the third ball to long-on to complete his half-century from 48 balls, a timely knock as the pressure was building on him to deliver with the bat.

New batsman Virat Kohli then punches it to long-on for another single to get off the mark. Gambhir then drives it down the ground to bring up India's 100 after 18 overs.

Root concedes just three runs in that over as England manage to dry up the runs.
17:26  Rahane out for 47, India lose 1st wicket:   - Scorecard

India 97-1 (17 overs) vs England 325-4

The two Indian openers having it easy out in the middle with no pressure at all created by the England spinners. Gambhir picks a single from the first ball before Rahane plays another dot balls and he succumbs to the pressure.

Rahane looks to break the shackles by trying to chip it over the cover region but holes out a simple catch to long-off. Rahane walks back after a good knock of 47 from 57 balls, hitting six fours, having put on 96 runs for the opening wicket with Gambhir.

A good over from Tredwell, conceding just two runs, while getting the all-important breakthrough for England.
17:24  So England have finally managed to breach the 300-run mark after a long time. They failed to cross the 300-run barrier in 2012.

OptaJim on Twitter: "Not once in 2012 did England score over 300 runs in an ODI; with their highest being 288/6 in Southampton v West Indies."
17:17  - Scorecard

India 95-0 (16 overs) vs England 325-4

Rahane is getting bogged down here. Root bowls a dot ball to him before the right-hander chips it over covers for two runs and then plays it straight to the fielder at square leg.

The fourth ball again goes to midwicket as Root keeps it straight not giving any room to work with.

Rahane then paddle sweeps as the ball strikes his arm and beats the short fine leg fielder for a four.

Both batsmen on 47 now.
17:13  - Scorecard

India 89-0 (15 overs) vs England 325-4

England trying to build up pressure through their spinners. Tredwell keeping it full and straight as Rahane plays two dot balls before getting a single.

Two more singles before Gambhir defends the last ball.

Just seven runs in the last overs as India reach 89 for no loss in 15 overs.
17:10  - Scorecard

India 86-0 (14 overs) vs England 325-4

The strike has been rotated quite well with both Gambhir and Rahane playing 39 deliveries each, with the left-hander scoring 45 and Rahane getting 36.

Gambhir takes one from the first ball before Rahane cuts Root behind for a couple from the third ball. Two dot balls before Rahane flicks it to midwicket for one.
17:08  - Scorecard

India 82-0 (13 overs) vs England 325-4

Just like England, India's openers will be looking to post a big stand for the first wicket and lay the foundation for the middle order.

Gambhir and Rahane pick a single each from the first two balls before the left-hander chips it over midwicket for a four.

They pick up another three easy single as India reach 82 for no loss after 13 overs, scoring at 6.30 per over.
17:05  Gambhir, Rahane put India in control:  - Scorecard

India 73-0 (12 overs) vs England 325-4

It's spinners from both ends now as debutant Joe Root is handed the ball. Rahane drives the first ball to long-on for one and Gambhir turns it to midwicket for another single and his partner gets another one from the next delivery.

Gambhir gets a leg bye from the last ball as Root concedes three runs in his first over in ODIs.


17:02  - Scorecard

India 69-0 (11 overs) vs England 325-4

England introduce spin as off-spinner James Tredwell comes into the attack. Rahane defends the first ball before taking a single to long-on. Gambhir turns the fifth ball on the leg side and complete two runs, having to stretch himself that extra on the last stretch but manages to make his crease just in time.

A tidy first over from Tredwell conceding just three runs.
17:00  - Scorecard

India 66-0 (10 overs) vs England 325-4

Gambhir defends the first ball from Finn before he is beaten from the next delivery. He then steers it to the thirdman region for one before Rahane does the same two balls later.

Gambhir gets the boundary from the last ball as he clips the last ball behind square on the leg side as India race to 66 for no loss after ten overs.
16:56  - Scorecard

India 60-0 (9 overs) vs England 325-4

India openers playing it safe, consolidating the quick start to ensure that the team doesn't lose momentum with the fall of wickets. The two batsmen pick up five singles from Bresnan's second over to keep the scoreboard moving as India reach 60 for no loss after nine overs.
16:54  - Scorecard

India 55-0 (8 overs) vs England 325-4

Change of ends for Finn as he replaces Dernbach, who gave away 21 runs in three overs.

He bowls five dot balls to Gambhir, who takes a single from the last ball to retain strike.
16:53  Openers on fire as India race past 50:  - Scorecard

India 54-0 (7 overs) vs England 325-4

Tim Bresnan comes into the attack as England make their first bowling change. Finn bowled an expensive first spell of three overs for 23 runs.

Rahane flicks the first ball to midwicket for two runs and takes a single from the third ball and Gambhir does the same from the next ball.

Rahane clips the fifth ball behind square on the leg side for two runs to bring up India's 50-run stand in the seventh over.

Rahane continues India's good progress as he helps a short ball from Bresnan on the leg side for a boundary.
16:40  - Scorecard

India 44-0 (6 overs) vs England 325-4

Gambhir hits the first ball towards point for a single. Rahane then gets a thick outside edge off Dernbach and it beats the thirdman fielder for a boundary as India continue to score at a good rate.

Rahane the ends over with a single to retain strike as India reach 44 for no loss after six overs.
16:35  Gambhir, Rahane give India flying start:   - Scorecard

India 38-0 (5 overs) vs England 325-4

Finn drifts on the pads and Gambhir clips it behind square on the leg side as the ball flies to the ropes for a boundary. The left-hander then plays a tentative shot without any footwork outside the off-stump but gets an inside edge which goes past the stumps and the wicketkeeper for another boundary.

Gambhir then steers it between the slips and gully fielder to make it three fours in a row after the fielder was taken out from that area.

The last ball is again on the pads and Rahane glances it fine for the fourth boundary of the over.

India scored 17 runs in that over to race to 38 after five overs.
16:30  - Scorecard

India 21-0 (4 overs) vs England 325-4

India have made a slow start, reaching 12 for no loss after three overs. Gambhir throws his bat at a wide delivery from Dernbach but gets a thick outside edge which flies over the wide slip fielder for a boundary and then takes one to the fine leg region.

There is a huge appeal for LBW off the next ball as Rahane looks to come forward to defend but gets an inside edge back on to his pads. Sunil Gavaskar on commentary is livid with Dernbach for making that appeal. "Don't tell me he didn't see that edge."

Rahane then pulls it through midwicket for his first boundary to ease some pressure. The next ball is short outside the off-stump as Rahane looks to steer it to thirdman but is beaten by the extra bounce.

Rahane then drives it through the covers where Bell makes a full length diving stop to save a certain boundary.
16:25  India off to a slow start against England:  - Scorecard

India 12-0 (3 overs) vs England 325-4

Rahane picks a single from the second ball of Finn's second over to turn the strike back to Gambhir.

The left-hander plays the second ball to the covers and is beaten off the next as Finn gets it to bounce a bit more. The fourth ball is defended on the off-side before he chips the ball on the leg side, short of the fielders, and takes a quick run.
16:22  - Scorecard

India 10-0 (2 overs) vs England 325-4

Jade Dernbach to bowl the second over. The first ball is a bit short and sliding down the leg side which Gambhir helps round the corner for a boundary to get off the mark in some style. He picks a single from the next ball.

Rahane defends the next three balls before taking a single to end the over.
16:19  India chase a huge 326 for victory:  - Scorecard

India 4-0 (1 over) vs England 325-4

Ajinkya Rahane will open the innings with Gautam Gambhir, who needs a big innings here to keep his place in the team. Steve Finn will open the bowling for England.

Rahane plays the first ball on the leg side before letting the next ball go through to the keeper. Finn then breaks the bail again as Rahane plays it to point and then glances the last ball fine on the leg side for a four.

India get four runs from the first over.
15:31  - Scorecard

England 325-4 (50 overs) vs India

Patel played a blazing innings of 44 from a mere 20 balls, hitting six fours and a six, while Kieswetter made 24 from 20 balls. The two batsmen were involved in an unbroken stand of 70 from 37 balls for the fifth wicket.

England's huge total was set up by the huge 158-run opening stand from 168 balls between Cook and Bell.

India's bowlers were hammered for 64 runs in the final five overs, with 38 runs coming from the last two overs alone.

Raina was India's best bowler of the day, taking one for 18 in five overs, while Jadeja did a good job by conceding just 46 runs in his 10 overs.

Ashwin once again failed with the ball and went for 61 runs in his nine overs while Ishant was smashed for 86 runs in his 10 overs.

The pitch is completely flat and India will be fancying their chances of chasing down this total with the strong batting line-up they have at their disposal.

15:28  Patel's late blast takes England to 325:  - Scorecard

England 325-4 (50 overs) vs India

Kumar to bowl the final over of the innings. The first ball is a yorker which Patel digs out for a single and Kieswetter plays it to long-on for one.

The third ball is short and Patel chops it over the cover region for a boundary. The next ball is a low full toss and Patel hammers it back past the bowler for another four.

The fifth ball is in the slot, half-volley outside the off-stump which Patel hammers into the stands over the cover region for a six. He drives the last ball to sweeper cover for a couple.

England finish on a huge 325 for four in 50 overs.
15:25  - Scorecard

England 307-4 (49 overs) vs India

Ishant to bowl the 49th over. The first ball is full and on the stumps as Kieswetter gives himself room and crashes it through the covers for a boundary. The next ball is on the blockhole which the batsman digs out on the leg side for one.

Patel then heaves a slower ball through midwicket for a four which he gets a thick outside edge that flies over the wicketkeeper for a four.

Kieswetter flays the last ball over the cover region for a six to get 20 runs from that over.

England have reached 307 for four in 49 overs.

Ishant finishes with horror figures of 86 runs in 10 overs, having bowled two maiden overs in his first spell. He was smashed for 33 runs in his last two overs.


15:20  - Scorecard

England 287-4 (48 overs) vs India

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back for a new spell. He has bowled just five overs so far. Patel steers the first ball past the point fielder for two runs before he bowls a big wide on the off-side followed by a yorker which Patel blocks out for a single.

Kumar then bowls another big wide as the slower ball goes wrong and it lands on the side pitch for a very big wide. The last ball is a full toss which Kieswetter hits to long-off for one.

Kumar has given just eight runs in that over including the two wides as England reach 287 for four after 48 overs.

Patel has hit 18 from 12 balls and Kieswetter on 12 from 16 balls.
15:16  Patel, Kieswetter attack Indian bowlers:  - Scorecard

England 279-4 (47 overs) vs India

Ishant drops one short as Patel pulls it behind square on the leg side for a four and hits the next ball to the covers for a couple.

Kieswetter slams the fourth ball of that over for a huge six as England look force things in the final few overs.

13 runs from the Ishant over as England reach 279 for four in 47 overs.
15:11  - Scorecard

England 266-4 (46 overs) vs India

Patel smashes the first ball from Dinda over mid-off for a boundary but hits the next ball to the fielder at point but gets one from the third ball.

Kieswetter then tries to force it through the off-side but again its goes straight to point who can't get a run from the last two balls.

A good over from Dinda, who concedes just five runs in that over.
15:06  - Scorecard

England 261-4 (45 overs) vs India

Still no signs of Root as Samit Patel walks out to bat at No. 6. Ishant starts with back to back wides against Kieswetter who then plays it on the leg side for one and Patel does the same off the next ball.

Another two singles in the over as Ishant concedes just six runs in that over which also included two wides.

England are 261 for four in 45 overs and it remains to be seen whether they will get in excess of 300.
15:02  Pietersen out for 44, England lose 4th wkt:  - Scorecard

England 255-4 (44 overs) vs India

Dinda bowls a full toss but KP is get it away and hits it to the fielder at midwicket, but gets a single from the next delivery. Kieswetter hits the third ball to point and attempts a quick single as Jadeja misses with the direct hit else the batsman would have been run out by a long way.

Pietersen then drives it through the covers for a couple.

Dinda then provides India with another big wicket as he gets Pietersen caught at long-off. Pietersen looks to loft it down the ground but Kohli comes running in, dives forward and holds on to complete a good catch after a quick knock of 44 from 45 balls, having hit four fours and a six.
14:55  - Scorecard

England 251-3 (43 overs) vs India

Craig Kieswetter is the new batsman and he comes ahead of the young Joe Root. Jadeja continues with the ball as KP takes a single from the second ball and Kieswetter takes one from the next.

A tidy over from Jadeja, conceding just three, to end his spell for good figures on 46 runs in 10 overs on a wicket offering nothing to the bowlers.
14:51  Morgan out for 41, Eng lose 3rd wicket:  - Scorecard

England 248-3 (42 overs) vs India

Dinda comes back for a new spell. Morgan welcomes him to the bowling crease by heaving the first ball over mid-off for a six before chipping the next ball over the same region, but this for a four.

Dinda gets his revenge as he comes up with a good low catch on his follow through to get the wicket of Morgan, who is dismissed for a quick knock of 41 from 38 balls. 
14:45  - Scorecard

England 236-2 (41 overs) vs India

Jadeja comes back to replace Ashwin. The two England batsmen find it tough to hit Jadeja for big shots as he resorts to bowling flat and quick, not giving them anything to work with.

Just four singles in Jadeja's over. He has conceded 43 runs in nine overs, while Ashwin has given away 61 runs in nine overs.
14:41  Pietersen, Morgan attack Indian bowlers:  - Scorecard

England 232-2 (40 overs) vs India

Pietersen pulls the first ball to deep midwicket for one before Morgan hits Ishant for back to back fours. The first four is smashed through the covers before the next one is chopped over point. Two balls later Morgan heaves it over midwicket for a six.

15 runs from the over as England reach 232 for two after 40 overs.

England scored 44 runs in the five overs of Powerplay, with 38 coming from the last three.
14:37  - Scorecard

England 217-2 (39 overs) vs India

Ashwin starts his new over with a long hop and Pietersen rocks back before smashing it through the covers for a four. He then charges the next ball but hits it straight back to the bowler who stops it. KP then plays the paddle sweep where Kohli misfields to give away two runs.

Ashwin then has a long pause before bowling but KP is not put off at all as he charges down the track and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a SIX!!!!

13 runs from the Ashwin over who has now given 61 runs in nine overs.
14:33  Pietersen, Morgan take England past 200:  - Scorecard

England 204-2 (38 overs) vs India

Morgan cuts the first ball over point but gets just a single. Pietersen then pulls a short ball over mid-on for a boundary but is foxed by the slower ball from Ishant as he tries to club it over the leg side.

KP then smashes it back past the bowler and gets a boundary to bring up England's 200 as Ashwin fails to collect to the ball running to his left from long-on. He takes a single from the next ball before Morgan is beaten by the slower ball to end that over.
14:28  - Scorecard

England 194-2 (37 overs) vs India

Ashwin comes back for his third spell, to bowl his eighth over. Morgan and KP take a single each from the first two balls before the left-hander chips down the track and looks to chip it down the ground but fails to get enough bat and it lands short of the fielder at mid-on. He then sweeps powerfully but gets just one. Just five singles from that over as India continue to keep it tight in the Powerplay.
14:23  England slow down after openers fall:  - Scorecard

England 189-2 (36 overs) vs India

The Batting Powerplay comes into effect now. Ishant Sharma comes on to bowl and England will be keen to make the most of the fielding restrictions in the next five overs.

Sharma starts with two dot balls before Morgan taps it to covers and sets for a single but is lucky that Rahane missed with the direct hit.

Sharma then bowls a quick bouncer to KP who decides to sway out of the line and fails to get a run from the last two balls.

The first over of the Batting Powerplay gets England just a single. They have scored just 18 runs from the last five overs.
14:17  - Scorecard

England 188-2 (35 overs) vs India

India trying to string a few tight overs and also finish the quota of their fifth bowler. Jadeja bowls a quick over, conceding just three singles as England reach 188 for two after 35 overs.
14:14  - Scorecard

England 185-2 (34 overs) vs India

Yuvraj is yet to have a bowl with KP batting out in the middle. Raina comes on to bowl his fifth over. Morgan gets a single from the second ball before KP does the same two balls later. Raina then drops one short and wide and Morgan hammers it through the covers for a four before taking a single to end the over.
14:11  - Scorecard

England 178-2 (33 overs) vs India

England have scored 15 runs runs for the loss of two wickets in the last five overs as India have fought their way back mainly due to Raina's tight bowling.

KP drives Jadeja down the ground for one and Morgan looks to play the reverse sweep but misses before getting one on the leg side.

Two dot balls before Pietersen crashes it through the covers for a boundary.
14:08  Raina strikes, Cook out for 75:   - Scorecard

England 172-2 (32 overs) vs India

Raina strikes the big wicket of the in-form Cook, who attempts to play a sweep but the top edge is caught by Rahane at short fine leg.

Cook played a good knock of 75 from 83 balls, hitting 11 fours and a six, to continue his good run against the Indian bowlers.

Raina's good tight bowling has helped India send back both the England openers after their huge opening stand.

Eoin Morgan is the new batsman for England. He blocks two balls first up before trying to play the cut shot but is beaten and is lucky not to have edged it.

Raina just conceding a wide in that over, while picking up the big wicket of Cook.

Raina has been the best bowler for India so far, taking one for 11 in four overs.
14:04  - Scorecard

England 171-1 (31 overs) vs India

KP chips down the track but Jadeja fires it down the leg side and the right-hander somehow keeps it out. He works the third ball to long-on for one and Cook does the same off the next ball.

Pietersen then turns it on the leg side for one before Cook sweeps it behind square for just one.
14:02  - Scorecard

England 167-1 (30 overs) vs India

Raina continues to keep England's batsmen quiet as he bowls another two dot balls to Cook. The England captain has had enough as he steps down the Cook and lofts him over the cover region for a boundary before Raina tries the quicker delivery but bowls a wide down the leg side.

The last three balls are dot balls as Raina, except for the boundary, has bowled another decent over.

England are 167 for one after 30 overs.
14:00  - Scorecard

England 162-1 (29 overs) vs India

It's not surprise with Pietersen out in the middle that Dhoni has brought back left-arm spinner Jadeja to bowl a few overs. The first ball is a wide down the leg side. KP then plays three dot balls before taking a single on the leg side and Cook gets one too as just three runs come from that over.
13:54  Bell run out for 85, England lose 1st wkt:   - Scorecard

England 159-1 (28 overs) vs India

Raina continues to bowl tight and the pressure pays off as England finally lose a wicket. Cook gives Raina the charge but is unable to get the ball away and it deflects off his pads to short fine leg but they try to steal a quick single. Rahane swoops in on the ball quickly and gets a direct hit to catch Bell short of his crease.

Bell is run out after a superb knock of 85 from 96 balls, having hit nine fours and a six. He put on 158 runs in 27.4 overs for the opening wicket with Cook to put his team in control.

Kevin Pietersen is the new batsman and he is off the mark with a single to long-on.

Another good over from Raina as he concedes just two runs for a total of five runs in his two overs.
13:50  - Scorecard

England 157-0 (27 overs) vs India

Part-time bowlers from both ends now as Virat Kohli comes on to bowl. Singles from the first two balls before Bell scoops it over the short fine leg fielder for a four and drives the next ball through the covers for two more runs.

Kohli has conceded nine runs in his first over as England continue to prosper.
13:48  - Scorecard

England 148-0 (26 overs) vs India

India desperate for a wicket now as part-timer Suresh Raina comes into the attack now. Cook looks to slog sweep it over the vacant midwicket region but the outside edge goes on the bounce to short thirdman for one.

Bell drives it down to long-on for another easy run.

Just three runs from Raina's first over.
13:42  Bell, Cook put on record opening stand:  - Scorecard

England 145-0 (25 overs) vs India

Cook and Bell have put on a record opening stand for England against India in ODIs beating the record of 133 put on by Chris Tavare and Barry Wood in 1982.

Dinda oversteps off the fourth delivery to give a no-ball and also a free hit. But Dinda bowls a good yorker and Bell can drive the free hit down the ground to long-on for one.

Cook then turns it on the leg side past the short fine leg fielder for two runs but to Dinda's horror he has overstepped again to gift England another free hit.

At the halfway stage, England are 145 for no loss with Cook on 66 from as many balls and Bell on 74 from 86 balls.


13:36  - Scorecard

England 138-0 (24 overs) vs India

Bell takes a single from the first ball of Ashwin's seventh over. Two balls later Cook chips down the track and lofts him high over long-off for a big six. Dhoni changes the field and there is no one at deep midwicket and that is exactly where Cook lofts Ashwin two balls later for a boundary.

India's top spinner Ashwin has conceded 43 runs in seven overs.
13:34  - Scorecard

England 127-0 (23 overs) vs India

Dinda bowls a good fourth over, keeping it tight as he concedes just three singles in that over but England seem in no hurry and playing calmly out in the middle yet scoring at a good rate.
13:33  - Scorecard

England 124-0 (22 overs) vs India

Ashwin comes on to bowl his sixth over. He is unable to make any sort of impression on this dead and totally flat wicket, despite trying everything including the big pause before delivering the ball.

England milk him for five easy singles in that over.

The Indian bowlers once again struggling to come to terms with the ODI regulations which allows only four fielders on the boundary in the middle overs.
13:31  - Scorecard

England 119-0 (21 overs) vs India

Bell cuts the third delivery Dinda behind point where Gambhir makes a good stop to keep it down to two. The next ball is slower in pace and Bell picks it up early before lofting it over the off-side for a boundary before taking a single from the next ball.
13:30  Bell, Cook hit 50s to put England in control:  - Scorecard

England 112-0 (20 overs) vs India

Change of ends for Ashwin as he replaces Ashwin. Bell turns the first ball on the leg side before Cook lofts it over mid-off for a boundary two balls later.

Cook then tries to sweep but gets a top edge which falls on the leg side for a single to bring up his fifty, from as many balls with the help of nine fours.

England are 112 for no loss in 20 overs, having scored 58 runs in the last ten overs.
13:14  Openers Bell, Cook put England in control:  - Scorecard

England 105-0 (19 overs) vs India

Ashwin has bowled a steady first spell of four overs for 20 runs before Dinda comes back into the attack as India look to make a breakthrough. Cook drives the first ball through the covers for a wonderful boundary and plays the cut shot two balls later for another four.

India are sitting pretty on 105 for no loss in 19 overs with Cook on 45 from 47 balls and Bell on 57 from 67 balls with the two batsmen having hit a combined tally of 15 fours and a six between them.
13:07  - Scorecard

England 97-0 (18 overs) vs India

Bell picks a single from Jadeja's first ball before Cook reverse sweeps it fine for a four to continue his good form with the bat in India.

He takes a single from the leg side off the next ball before Bell is unable to get runs from the last three balls.
13:05   Is Duncan Fletcher heading for the exit door in March this year? Well all indications are that Fletcher will not be offered a new contract as India have endured one of their worst runs, both at home and away, under his tenure.

Steve James, BBC Test Match Special:


"I had lunch with Duncan Fletcher earlier this week and he was in surprisingly good spirits. He doesn't know what's going to happen when his contract's up. He actually asked my advice when he was offered the India job and I told him not to take it as he had nothing to gain. They'd won the World Cup, they were number one in the world and there was only one way to go from there."
13:04  - Scorecard

England 91-0 (17 overs) vs India

India will need to strike in the next few overs else England's batsmen will start taking control in the middle overs.

Ashwin slips it down the leg side to start his fourth over with a wide. Cook sweeps the next ball uppishly over square leg where Dinda makes a good stop to save a couple of runs.

Two balls later Cook again sweeps confidently and this time in the gap through square leg for a boundary. The fifth ball is flighted but wide and Cook cuts it past point for a single and Bell drives it down to long-on for the same result.


13:00  Bell hits fifty to give England good start:  - Scorecard

England 82-0 (16 overs) vs India

Bell drives Jadeja down the ground for one while Cook sweeps it to the fine leg region for the same result.

Bell then plays the reverse sweep beating the short third man fielder for a boundary to bring up his half-century in some style, from 60 balls.

He steers the next ball past the first slip fielder for another couple of runs as England reach 82 for no loss after 16 overs.

12:58  - Scorecard

England 74-0 (15 overs) vs India

Cook takes a single from the first ball of Ashwin's third over and Bell turns the third ball on the leg side for one. Two more singles from the next two deliveries as England reach 74 for no loss in 15 overs.
12:54  - Scorecard

England 70-0 (14 overs) vs India

Bell breaks the shackles as he plays the inside out lofted shot over covers against Jadeja for the first six of the match.

Bell is unable to get any runs from the next five balls as Jadeja bowls it flat and quick and on the stumps.
12:53  India keep England openers in check:  - Scorecard

England 64-0 (13 overs) vs India

Ashwin bowls two dot balls to Bell and then pauses for a bit before bowling the next ball which Bell punches through the covers for two runs.

He clips the last ball behind square on the leg side for one as just three runs come from that over.

India looking to build the pressure in the middle overs through their spinners and hoping England's openers commit a mistake under pressure.

Just 10 runs from the last three overs, and all of them bowled by the spinners.
12:50  - Scorecard

England 61-0 (12 overs) vs India

It's spin from both ends now as left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack now.

Jadeja makes a tidy start conceding just three singles in his first over. Cook was unable to get a run from the last three balls as Jadeja kept it full and tight.
12:48   Sunil Gavaskar, on BBC Test Match Special:

"I like driving in India, but I don't drive in England because it's too orderly. In India, you get used to cars and trucks cutting in front of you, but in England I'd probably be lulling myself to sleep knowing that no-one was going to cut in front of me without indicating."
12:46  - Scorecard

England 58-0 (11 overs) vs India

India make another bowling change with off-spinner R Ashwin replacing Kumar, who bowled five overs in his opening spell for 26 runs.

Ashwin, bowling with his sun glasses, starts from round the wicket to Cook who turns the first ball on the leg side for one. Bell gets another single from the third ball and Cook plays it fine on the leg side for one more single from the next ball.

Bell then blocks it on the off-side as the two batsmen sprint across for one and Cook defends the last ball.


12:43  - Scorecard

England 54-0 (10 overs) vs India

India make their first bowling as Ashok Dinda replaces Ishant, who bowled four overs for 21 runs.

Dinda's second ball is a wide down the leg side while the next ball stays low beating Cook, who looks to drive it through the off-side. Dinda then bowls another wide as Dhoni and the bowler appeal for caught behind but the umpire turns down their plea.

Dinda then bowls a half volley on the pads which Cook clips over midwicket for a four followed by a single on the leg side. Bell defends the last two deliveries as England reach 54 for no loss after ten overs.

Cook is on 19 from 23 balls, having hit four boundaries, while Bell has made 33 from 37 balls with the help of six fours.
12:38  - Scorecard

England 47-0 (9 overs) vs India

Bell gives Kumar the charge but is forced to defend as the pacer cuts short his length. He clips the next delivery to the midwicket region for a couple.

Two balls later he smashes a full delivery back past the bowler for a boundary as England look desperate to cut loose. The last ball is full and wide and Bell smashes it through the covers for another four.
12:33  - Scorecard

England 37-0 (8 overs) vs India

Ishant continues despite that poor last over when he was hit for three fours by Cook. He switches to round the wicket but starts with another short wide delivery but Cook misses out as he cuts it straight to point.

The third ball also is cut straight to point as Cook misses another freebie. The England captain is unable to score any runs in that over to give Ishant his second maiden over of the innings.
12:27  - Scorecard

England 37-0 (7 overs) vs India

Bell gets another big reprieve. Kumar strikes him on the pads right in front of the stumps with a full incoming delivery but umpire Steve Davies turns down the huge appeal. That looks out in the replays as Bell was struck in front of middle and stump and below the knee roll.

England getting into the act as Bell drives the fifth ball through the covers for a boundary.
12:25  Cook, Bell give England good start:  - Scorecard

England 33-0 (6 overs) vs India

Cook gets his first boundary as he smashes a short wide delivery through the cover region as Ishant bowls a rank long hop. That boundary also brings up Cook's 500 run against India in ODIs at an average of 31. Three balls later Ishant again bowls wide and short and Cook gets a thick outside edge over the slips for another boundary. The ball continues to keep low as Cook misses with the cut shot.

The last delivery is a juicy half volley outside the off-stump and Cook crashes it through the covers for the third boundary of the over.

12 runs from that over as England reach 33 for no loss in six overs.
12:20  - Scorecard

England 21-0 (5 overs) vs India

Cook takes a single from Kumar's first delivery of a new over. Bell then edges the next delivery but it goes right between keeper Dhoni and Ashwin at first slip with both of them watching it go through, for a boundary. A big let off for Bell and England so early in the innings.

Kumar is the unlucky bowler on that occasion as he bowls another good over.
12:17  England off to a cautious start vs India:  - Scorecard

England 16-0 (4 overs) vs India

The ball started to do things already. The first two balls from Ishant are defended by Bell but the third ball stays a bit low as he again blocks it. The fourth ball bounces a bit extra from short of good length hitting Bell on the gloves before falling on the off-side.

Bell is content to defend the last two balls as Ishant bowls a maiden.
12:13  - Scorecard

England 16-0 (3 overs) vs India

Bell offers no shot to the first ball from Kumar while flicking the next ball to midwicket where Rahane makes a good diving stop. Bell then steers it behind point for a boundary before taking a single from the next delivery. Cook defends the last two balls to end the over.


12:08  - Scorecard

England 11-0 (2 overs) vs India

Ishant Sharma to bowl the second over. The first ball is outside the off-stump, comes in slightly, but the ball keeps low and bounces once before reaching Dhoni. Bell defends the next ball with a straight bat back to the bowler. The third ball bounces a bit extra as Bell looks to defend, getting a thick outside edge past the second slip fielder for a four.

He lets the next ball go through to the keeper. Bell then taps it on the leg side and takes a quick single as Jadeja hits the stumps from midwicket but the batsman in his crease and the deflection gets England four extra runs.

9 runs from Ishant's first over as England reach 11 for no loss after two overs.
12:04  England elect to bat, Dinda replaces Ahmed:  - Scorecard

England 2-0 (1 over) vs India

Alastair Cook and Ian Bell will open the innings for England, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over.

The first pitches perfectly on and around the off-stump and moves away with Cook letting it go through, while the next ball is defended to point. The third ball is steered to the thirdman region for a single to get England ff the mark.

Ian Bell defends the first ball that comes in a bit and decides to offer no shot to the next which is outside the off-stump. He gets a thick inside edge off the last ball for a single to the fine leg region.
12:00  Rajneesh Gupta says the brand new Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in Rajkot becomes India's 41st and world's 181st ground to host a one-day international.


11:51  Joe Root debuts, Pietersen makes comeback:  Hosts India made one change from the team that beat Pakistan in their last ODI match, with Ashok Dinda replacing fellow pacer Shami Ahmed.

Gautam Gambhir and R Ashwin continue to feature in the playing eleven despite mediocre performances in the recently concluded ODI series against Pakistan....(click to read)

England have handed young Joe Root his ODI debut, while Kevin Pietersen makes his comeback to the One-Day team after 11 months.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eion Morgan, Craig Kieswetter, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Steve Finn, Jade Dernbach.
11:44  England elect to bat vs India in first ODI:  England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat against India in the first One-Day International in Rajkot, on Friday.