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Kochi ODI: India thrash England by 127 runs, level series

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January 15, 2013


18:52  Scorecard:

James Tredwell (1) doesn't survive for long, Ashwin having him out leg before. 

Steven Finn (0) goes the next ball, caught by Dhoni. 

Batting Powerplay, a mere formality now, is taken in the 35th over.

Samit Patel (30 not out) hits three boundaries and a six in ashwin's seventh over but Dernbach (2) is run out off the last ball.

England bowled out for 158 in just 36 overs.

India win by 127 runs, with 14 overs left.
18:33  Scorecard:

Ravindra Jadeja ends Joe Root's resistance by rattling his timber in what is his fifth over. 

The debutant's 36 took him 50 balls and was inclusive of three hits to the fence.

Three balls later Jadeja has Chris Woakes (0) out leg before.

England 133 for seven after 32 overs. 
18:16  Scorecard:

Craig Kieswetter comes out to join Root with the visitors in real trouble. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl out here. He ends his spell with a maiden, finishing with figures that make for an impressive read (10-2-29-3).

Yuvraj Singh replaces Jadeja (3-0-4-0) in the attack in the 20th over and gives away just a single. 

The visitors reach the 100-run mark in the 25th over, courtesy a Kieswetter single. 

However, Kieswetter (18) is soon dismissed, Ashwin having him caught by Raina at midwicket.

The stumper's 38-ball knock was inclusive of three fours and he helped Root put on 37 runs for the fifth wicket.

England 121 for five after 27 overs. 
17:31  Scorecard:

Ravindra Jadeja comes in to replace an expensive Ishant Sharma (2-0-17-0) in the 14t over and gives away just a single, with Pietersen witnessing the ball miss the stumps by a whisker. 

Dhoni persists with Kumar, giving him his eighth over in succession. And the young bowler responds to his captain's faith by cleaning up Pietersen (42).

KP's 44-ball innings was inclusive of seven hits to the fence and his untimely dismissal leaves the visitors in a lurch. 

Their misery is compounded when Kumar has Eoin Morgan (0) caught behind two balls later.

England 73 for four after 15 overs.
17:10  Scorecard:

India was 44 for two after 10 overs, and England 58 for one. 

However, Dhoni's decision to give Bhuvneshwar Kumar a sixth over works for the home side, with the bowler getting Cook (17) out leg before of the first ball. 

The England captain's 27-ball knock was inclusive of three boundaries and he helped Pietersen put up 54 runs for the second wicket. 

Debutant Joe Root comes out to join KP at the crease. He hits the fourth ball he faces to the fence.

England 62 for two after 11 overs. 
17:04  Scorecard:

Captain Alastair Cook helps England recover from the early blemish with a few exquisite boundaries, two of them in Shami's second over. 

Kevin Pietersen joins the party soon, first with a boundary of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. and then three hits to the fence in Shami's fourth over. 

Ishant Sharma replaces Shami (4-1-24-1) in the attack in the 10th over and a boundary towards extra cover of his second ball, by Pietersen, helps the visitors get past the 50-run mark. 

Another, on the on side, two balls later helps raise the 50-run partnership for the second wicket.

England 58 for one after 10 overs.
16:29  Scorecard:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling and gives away three runs. 

Shami Ahmed strikes with his second ball, having Ian Bell (1) caught behind. A good breakthrough for India this.

England fove for one after two overs.

15:50  Kochi ODI Live: Dhoni, Jadeja help India post 285-6:  Scorecard:

Finn goes for 15 in his final over to finish with figures of two for 51. 

Dernbach has the Indian captain caught by Joe Root at sweeper cover in the final over, which also sees Jadeja get to his sixth ODI fifty. The over costs England 20 runs, Dernbach finsihing with figures of two for 73 off eight overs.

India eventually manage 285 for five in their stipulated 50 overs. 

MS Dhoni (72) and Ravindra Jadeja (61 not out) put on 96 runs for the sixth wicket as runs were piled on in the last seven overs, the home team managing 77 in the period. 
15:31  Kochi ODI Live: Dhoni's 48th ODI fifty gives India edge:  Scorecard:

James Tredwell ends his spell with figures of one for 48. Another good show by him. 

Woakes, who gave away 12 in his seventh over, is hit for a six over long on and two fours by Jadeja in his eighth, that costs England another 14. So 26 runs in two overs from Woakes. That's poor bowling. 

Dhoni hits Dernbach for a huge six over long off to get into the 40s and also bring up the 50-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

Dhoni reaches his 48th ODI fifty with a boundary off Finn and celebrates with another. Well played captain.

India 240 for five after 47 overs. 
15:09  Kochi ODI Live: Dhoni, Jadeja help India regain advantage:  Scorecard:

India did miserably in the batting Powerplay, managing to add just 22 runs and losing Raina's wicket in the process. 

Ravindra Jadeja has come out to join his captain. Tredwell replaces Finn (8-1-26-2) in the attack in the 42nd over and Dhoni hits his fifth ball to the fence, the first boundary scored in almost 30 minutes.

Woakes replaces Dernbach (7-0-40-1) at the other end and Dhoni smashes the first ball over deep midwicket for a six. Jadeja hits the fifth ball to the fence to help the home team get past the 200-run mark.

India 202 for five after 43 overs. 
14:53  Kochi ODI Live: Finn strikes, Raina dismissed for 55:  Scorecard:

Samit Patel has finished his spell with figures of none for 43.

The batting powerplay is taken soon after drinks. And Steven Finn is back into the attack. 

A boundary of his second ball to backward point helps Raina reach a well-deserved half century, his 26th.

It's Dernbach from the other end. Dhoni smashes the third ball straight past the bowler for a boundary. A single by Raina in the fourth ball of Finn's next over helps raise the 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

However, Finn strikes in his third over rattling Raina's (55) stumps. Raina's 78-ball knock was inclusive of two boundaries and an equal number of sixes.

India 177 for five after 40 overs. 
14:18  Kochi ODI Live: Raina, Dhoni combine well for India:  Scorecard:

MS Dhoni, the captain, comes out to join Raina at the crease. The latter eases the pressure with a six off Tredwell. 

Joe Root replaces James Tredwell (8-0-39-1) in the attack in the 32nd over and gives away just three runs. 

Samit Patel replaces Chris Woakes (6-0-24-1) at the other end. The home team reaches the 150-run mark in the 35th over, courtesy a couple off Patel by Raina.

India 155 for four after 35 overs. 
13:51  Kochi ODI Live: Bowlers help England retain advantage:  Scorecard:

Chris Woakes replaces Patel (8-0-33-0) in the attack in the 27th over. 

The two English spinners had done a decent job in restrict the two Indian batsman. 

However, Woakes strikes with his second ball, having Kohli (37) caught by Bell at sweeper cover. 

Kohli's 54-ball knock was inclusive of a boundary and a six and he was uncharacteristically ineffective during his stay at the crease.

The bowling change has worked for England.

India 121 for four after 27 overs.
13:36  Kochi ODI Live: Kohli, Raina combine well for India:  Scorecard:

Suresh Raina has come out to replace Yuvraj. 

He starts off with a six off Tredwell over deep square leg.

Kohli has been at the crease for some time now but struggled, particularly against Samit Patel.

The home team reaches the 100-run mark in the 23rd over, courtesy a six by Kohli off Patel.

India 105 for three after 23 overs.
13:16  Kochi ODI Live: Yuvraj's dismissal puts India back:  Scorecard:

Samit Patel replaces Finn (5-1-12-1) in the attack in the 11th over.

A boundary by Yuvraj (off Woakes) in the 12th over helps the home team get past the 50-run mark.

The batsman looks in good touch as he gets two more boundaries, one each of Patela and Woakes. 

However, just when the batsman looked set Janes Tredwell has him out leg before.

Yuvraj's 37-ball 32 was inclusive of five boundaries and he helped Kohli put on 53 runs for the third wicket.

India 73 for three after 16 overs. 
13:15  Scorecard:

Samit Patel replaces Finn (5-1-12-1) in the attack in the 11th over.

A boundary by Yuvraj (off Woakes) in the 12th over helps the home team get past the 50-run mark.

The batsman looks in good touch as he gets two more boundaries, one each of Patela and Woakes. 

However, just when the batsman looked set Janes Tredwell has him out leg before.

Yuvraj's 37-ball 32 was inclusive of five boundaries and he helped Kohli put on 53 runs for the third wicket.

India 73 for three after 16 overs. 
13:06  Kochi ODI Live! Kohli, Yuvraj help India regain control:  Scorecard:

Samit Patel replaces Finn (5-1-12-1) in the attack in the 11th over.

A boundary by Yuvraj (off Woakes) in the 12th over helps the home team get past the 50-run mark.

The batsman looks in good touch as he gets two more boundaries, one each of Patela and Woakes. 

India 64 for two after 14 overs. 
12:50  Kochi ODI Live! Kohli, Yuvraj steady Indian innings:  Scorecard:

Kohli hits the fifth ball of Dernbach's third over to the fence and Yuvraj another in the bowler's fourth to ease the pressure a bit.

Chris Woakes replaces Dernbach (4-0-28-1) in the attack in the 10th over.

India 44 for two after 10 overs.
12:27  Kochi ODI Live! India loses both openers early:  Scorecard:

Gambhir hits Dernbach to the fence in the fifth ball of his second over, the first boundary of the Indian innings. 

The bowler hits back in the next ball, cleaning up Gambhir (8).

Finn cleans up Rahane (4) in the third ball of the next over to make it double celebration for England. 

India 19 for two after five overs.
12:13  Scorecard:

Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir open the batting for India and it is Steven Finn first up for England. 

He gives away just two runs. Jade Dernbach shares the new ball and gives away eight runs.

India seven without loss after the first over.