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January 23, 2013


20:02  India crush England to seal ODI series 3-1:  - Scorecard

INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!!!


India 258-5 (47.3 overs) vs England 257-7


Raina was on 42 when he was caught at first slip but was given not out because Finn broke the stumps on his follow through. That proved to be a crucial moment in this encounter but India had it easy in the middle overs and the English bowlers rarely threatened.

This is Dhoni's 77th victory as captain in ODIs going past Sourav Ganguly and he is now second behind Mohammad Azharuddin, who has 90 wins.

"India have now beaten England in 19 out of last 22 ODIs at home, Eng won only 2, while one match ended in a tie (CWC2011)," says Rajneesh Gupta on Twitter.

England have returned empty-handed once again in ODIs in India. They have lost four back to back series in India starting from 2006 (5-1), 2008 (5-0), 2011 (5-0) and 2013 (3-1).
19:55  India win Mohali ODI to clinch series 3-1:   - Scorecard

INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!!!


India 258-5 (47.3 overs) vs England 257-7


Jadeja flicks the third ball of Dernbach's final over through midwicket for three runs to take his team to victory.

India win by five wickets and 15 balls to spare to clinch the five-match series 3-1 with one match still to go.

Raina saw India home with a quickfire knock of 89 from 79 balls, hitting nine fours and a six. Jadeja chipped in with 21 from 27 balls as the duo were involved in an unbroken stand of 45 runs from 8.2 overs to help India cruise to an easy victory.


19:51  - Scorecard

India 255-5 (47 overs) vs England 257-7


Raina look to finish it with a bang. He tries to smash it through the off-side but it is half stopped for two runs.

Raina then tries to smash it through the off-side and again it is a half stop but there is a big misunderstanding between Raina and Jadeja and they eventually decided not to take the single.

Bresnan tries a short ball at Raina, who plays an awkward pull shot to deep square leg for one.

Four runs from the over and India are only a shot away from victory with three needed from as many overs.
19:46  India set for easy victory in Mohali ODI:  - Scorecard

India 251-5 (46 overs) vs England 257-7


Dernbach foxes Jadeja with the slower ball who is too early into the shot but takes a single from the second ball as he pulls it to the leg side.

Four singles from the over as India now need seven from four overs for victory.
19:41  India need 11 from 5 overs for victory:  - Scorecard

India 247-5 (45 overs) vs England 257-7


Bresnan comes back to replace Root. Raina plays two dot balls before he lofts it straight down the ground for a six and then turns it on the leg side for one.

Jadeja takes single from the fifth ball as India inch closer to a series win.
19:38  Raina takes India close to series win:  - Scorecard

India 239-5 (44 overs) vs England 257-7


India in control with 27 needed from seven overs for victory.

Tredwell bowling his final over. Jadeja takes a single from the second ball and Raina does the same from the next.

Jadeja then plays the sweep to good effect beating the short fine leg fielder for another easy boundary before a single to deep midwicket.

Eight runs from the over as India now need 19 from six overs for victory.

19:34  - Scorecard

India 231-5 (43 overs) vs England 257-7


Root bowls a good tight over with just two singles from five balls before Raina spoils it by hitting a boundary from the last ball.

The left-hander flicks it fine beating the short fine leg fielder inside the ring to take India closer.

Raina has raced to 75 from 65 balls, having hit nine fours, while Jadeja is on eight.
19:31  - Scorecard

India 225-5 (42 overs) vs England 257-7


Tredwell, who has two overs left, comes into the attack now. Four singles from the first four balls before Raina plays the sweeps but tumbles in the follow through and is unable to take a run.

He drives the last ball through the off-side as Cook makes a good stop at covers to keep it down to one.
19:29  - Scorecard

India 220-5 (41 overs) vs England 257-7


Root to bowl the 41st over. Raina drives the second ball down to long-on for one. Jadeja plays three dot balls before he cuts the last ball fine past the keeper for a boundary.

38 needed from nine overs for victory.
19:24  Dhoni out for 19 but India in control:   - Scorecard

India 215-5 (40 overs) vs England 257-7


Dernbach is back in the attack as the game starts slipping away from the visitors with 45 needed from 11 overs.

Dernbach provides England with some hope as he gets the wicket of Dhoni, who hits a short wide ball straight to the fielder at point for 19.

New batsman Ravindra Jadeja flicks it through the leg side for two runs. He nearly edges the fifth ball as he tries to steer it to thirdman and misses despite having two slips in place.

Just two runs and a wicket in that over for Dernbach.

19:21  - Scorecard

India 213-4 (39 overs) vs England 257-7

Raina is taking on Bresnan. He plays the first ball fine on the leg side for a four and pulls the next ball on the leg side for a couple.

The next ball is wide as Bresnan bowls a high bouncer that goes way over the batsman's head.

Raina then glances it fine on the leg side for the second boundary of the over.
19:13  - Scorecard

India 201-4 (38 overs) vs England 257-7

Finn to bowl his final over. Dhoni takes a single from the first ball and Raina watchfully plays the next three balls before a single from the fifth ball.

Dhoni ends the over with three runs to take India past the 200-run mark.
19:11  Raina's quick fifty puts India in control:   - Scorecard

India 196-4 (37 overs) vs England 257-7


Raina looking to make most of the Powerplay as he decides to target Bresnan. Raina turns it on the leg side and scampers across for two runs and does the same off the next delivery.

Raina then tries to drive it through the off-side but gets a thick outside edge which flies for a boundary. And that also brings up the left-hander's half-century, from 47 balls.

Raina is looking in a hurry as he tries to slog it on the leg side but can't time it properly and gets only two runs and picks another couple from the last ball.

Raina has now hit three half-centuries in a row, his fifth in 10 innings and fourth in last five innings against England.

14 runs from that over as India now need 62 runs from 13 overs for victory.
19:02  India in control as England eye wickets:  - Scorecard

India 182-4 (36 overs) vs England 257-7


The Batting Powerplay comes into effect now but India will be looking to continue play in the normal fashion and not take undue risks.

Finn's bad habit of breaking down the stumps in his bowling follow through has cost England. Raina is caught at first slip but to England's horror it is ruled a dead ball as Finn's feet knocked off the stumps.

A big let off for India and Raina, who was batting on 41.

England captain Cook is unhappy with the ruling and has a long animated chat with umpire Davies but to no avail.

Just four singles from that over as India reach 182 for four in 36 overs.
18:55  - Scorecard

India 178-4 (35 overs) vs England 257-7


Root back into the attack now. He starts with two dot balls before Raina drives it through the covers for a boundary and takes a single from the fifth ball as five runs come from that over.
18:55   - Scorecard

India 173-4 (34 overs) vs England 257-7


Raina defends the first two balls from Finn before flicking it fine for one. Dhoni punches the fifth ball back and it goes racing past the bowler for a boundary.

India have been getting the boundaries regularly and England have been unable to build the pressure.

India are looking pretty with 85 needed from 16 overs for victory.
18:50  - Scorecard

India 168-4 (33 overs) vs England 257-7


Bresnan comes on from the other end. And he bowls a good tight over to start his second spell conceding just three runs.
18:39  Rohit out for 83, India lose 4th wicket:   - Scorecard

India 165-4 (32 overs) vs England 257-7


England have brought back their best bowler, Finn, back into the attack and they will be hoping for a wicket or two in this spell.

And he delivers with the very first delivery of his new spell. Rohit looks to play across the line on the leg side but misses and is given leg before wicket.

Replays indicate that the ball would have gone down the leg side and hit him above the knee roll. Another bad decision by the umpires today and this time it was Steve Davies.

Sunil Gavaskar on commentary says "follow through! maybe it was the follow through that did him in."

Rohit walks back after a fine knock of 83 from 93 balls, having hit 11 fours and a six. He put on 68 runs from 8.3 overs for the fourth wicket with Raina to put India in control.

New batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni starts off in style as he flicks the first ball fine on the leg side for a boundary.

Finn then has another shout for LBW against Dhoni but this time the appeal is turned down. That was a close shout!

India still in control with 93 needed from 18 overs and six wickets in hand.
18:29  - Scorecard

India 158-3 (31 overs) vs England 257-7


Tredwell seems to be struggling against Rohit, who punches the fourth ball perfectly in the gaps in the covers for a boundary.

With Raina and Rohit both scoring at a good rate England are finding it difficult.


18:24  - Scorecard

India 151-3 (30 overs) vs England 257-7


India have scored 46 runs from the last five overs as Raina and Rohit have taken control.

Dernbach continues despite his struggles as Cook is trying to finish off his spell before the death overs.

Raina turns the first ball on the leg side for one and lofts the second ball back over the bowler despite not timing it well for a couple.

Dernbach drops one short which Raina pulls to fine leg region for one. The pacer tries a slower ball which Rohit steers past point for one after Raina turns down the second run.

Dernbach bowls one on length and Raina it seems is waiting for it as he lofts it over midwicket for a boundary.

India are 151 for three after 30 overs, needing 107 runs from 20 overs for victory.
18:17  Rohit, Raina put India in control:  - Scorecard

India 141-3 (29 overs) vs England 257-7


India have taken control with 43 runs coming from the last five overs with Raina and Rohit putting on 44 runs from 5.2 overs.

Rohit has been able to get the measure of Tredwell, who has troubled every other Indian batsmen right through the series. He makes room and steers the third ball past the point fielder for a boundary and two balls later punches it to sweeper cover for one to bring up the 50-run partnership from just 37 balls.


18:14  - Scorecard

India 134-3 (28 overs) vs England 257-7


England desperate for a wicket now as Dernbach comes back for his second spell. The first ball is a bit short as Raina works it off his ribs on the leg side for a couple.

He drops one short and Raina is quick to rock back and pull it through midwicket for a boundary.

Two balls later Raina chips it over midwicket for another boundary as England seem to be struggling to get the field right for Dernbach.

Dernbach's poor first spell helped India break free after a slow start and now again he is helping their cause courtesy of his wayward bowling.
18:10  - Scorecard

India 123-3 (27 overs) vs England 257-7


India seem to be doing quite well with both Rohit and Raina getting the scoreboard moving at a good rate. Three singles from the first five balls before Rohit keeps the boundaries coming, giving himself room and punching it through the covers.
18:06  - Scorecard

India 116-3 (26 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit turning it on now. He sweeps Patel through the square leg region for a four and then takes a single from the next delivery.

Two balls later Raina uses the sweep to good effect for another boundary over the square leg region.

India have lifted the tempo with 21 runs from the last two overs to take their score to 116 for three after 26 overs.

The required run rate has fallen below six with 142 runs needed from 24 overs.
18:02  - Scorecard

India 106-3 (25 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit now looking to break free after completing his fifty. He chips down the tracks and lofts Tredwell back over his head for a six before sweeping the next ball over the leg side for a boundary and then takes a single.

Tredwell concedes 11 runs in that over as India cross the 100-run mark in that over.

At the halfway stage India are 106 for three, needing 152 runs in 25 overs for victory.
18:00  Rohit hits 50 to lift India in Mohali ODI:  - Scorecard

India 95-3 (24 overs) vs England 257-7


England will again look to build pressure with a new batsman out in the middle. Raina plays two dot balls before he taps it on the off-side for one and Rohit turns it on the leg side for another single.

Rohit takes a single from the last ball to complete his half-century from 73 balls.

This is Rohit's first fifty after six failures in a row with his last fifty coming in March last year when he made 68 against Pakistan in Dhaka.
17:56  Yuvraj out for 3, India in trouble:   - Scorecard

India 91-3 (23 overs) vs England 257-7


Tredwell makes another crucial breakthrough for England with the wicket of Yuvraj, who is given leg before wicket for three from 16 balls.

Yuvraj shuffled across and tried to play fine on the leg side but missed and was hit plumb in front of the stumps.

WICKET: Yuvraj lbw b Tredwell 3 (16b)

Yuvraj has fallen four out of four times to Tredwell in the series.

India in trouble at 90 for three after 22.4 overs.

New batsman Suresh Raina plays the last ball of the over on the off-side for a single to get off the mark.


17:49  - Scorecard

India 89-2 (22 overs) vs England 257-7


Another part-timer into the attack as Joe Root comes on to bowl off-spin. Rohit picks a single on the leg side from the first ball. Yuvraj looks to play the sweep but misses and gets one leg bye.

Rohit then turns it on the leg side to pick up a couple and ends the over with a single for five runs from Root's first over.
17:41  - Scorecard

India 84-2 (21 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit breaks the shackles as he scoops it over the short fine leg region for a boundary. Tredwell recovrers for three dot balls in a row before a single and Yuvraj blocks the last ball.
17:39  - Scorecard

India 79-2 (20 overs) vs England 257-7


Dernbach and Tredwell working well in tandem with the only agenda of keeping things tight. Dernbach bowls two dot balls to Yuvraj who then turns it on the leg side for one before Rohit glances it fine on the leg side for a couple and then takes one for four runs from the over.
17:34  - Scorecard

India 75-2 (19 overs) vs England 257-7


Tredwell continues to build on the pressure following a wicket in his previous over. Yuvraj is watchful and plays four dot balls before punching it down to long-on for one as just one run comes from that over.

Just 5 runs from the last three overs as England look to build the pressure again.
17:32  - Scorecard

India 74-2 (18 overs) vs England 257-7


Cook will continue with Dernbach despite him leaking runs and India won't mind that at all. Rohit hits the first ball into the off-side for one and Yuvraj turns the second ball on the leg side for another single.

Dernbach seems to getting his bearings right as he bowls four dot balls in a row to Rohit, who has played more than 50 balls so far.

A good over from Dernbach giving away just two singles.
17:30   - Scorecard

India 72-2 (17 overs) vs England 257-7


The in-form James Tredwell comes in to bowl his off-spinners. Kohli drives the first ball down to long-on for one.

Two dot balls before Rohit tries the sweep which is stopped at deep midwicket for a single.

And Tredwell delivers in his very first over with the key wicket of Kohli, who offers a simple catch back to the bowler to be dismissed for 26.

Kohli and Rohit put on 52 runs for the second wicket to help India recover after the early wicket of Gambhir.
17:20  - Scorecard

India 70-1 (16 overs) vs England 257-7


Dernbach continues despite a poor start. Rohit takes a single from the second ball before Kohli gets an outside edge which goes through the vacant slip region for a four.

He flicks the next ball on the leg side for a single as India get six runs from that over.

England look short of ideas out in the middle. They need to get in James Tredwell into the attack and claim some wickets in the next few overs.
17:18  - Scorecard

India 64-1 (15 overs) vs England 257-7


India having it easy against Patel as they pick four singles from his second over to take their total to 64 for one after 15 overs.

At the same stage, England were 53 for one.

Rohit 32 (45 balls) and Kohli 20 (29) are looking settled out in the middle and have already added 44 runs in 9.3 overs.
17:14  - Scorecard

India 60-1 (14 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit Sharma has completed 2000 runs in his 87th ODI. Meanwhile, recently Virat Kohli brought up 4000 runs in 96 matches.

India have decided to target Dernbach. Kohli hits a wide delivery through the off-side for a boundary and takes one from the next ball.

Eight runs from the Dernbach over who has conceded 17 runs in his two overs.
17:09  Kohli, Rohit boost India after slow start:   - Scorecard

India 52-1 (13 overs) vs England 257-7


Another bowling change for England as Samit Patel replaces Finn, who bowled six tight overs for 18 runs.

He starts well with three dot balls in succession to Kohli, who then chips down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a four. He drives the fifth ball through covers for a couple to take India past the 50-run mark followed by a single from the last ball.
17:05  - Scorecard

India 45-1 (12 overs) vs England 257-7


Jade Dernbach into the attack now in place of Bresnan. He is struggling with his length as the first three balls are short and the two batsmen help themselves to singles before Sharma cuts the fifth ball over point for a boundary. He flicks the last ball through midwicket for a couple to get nine runs from that over.
17:04  - Scorecard

India 36-1 (11 overs) vs England 257-7


Finn keeping Kohli glued to one end as he struggles to rotate the strike or get the boundaries. Kohli tries to break free, looking to pull a short ball but gets a top edge which flies over the keeper and falls safely for a single.

Just a single from that over as India reach 36 for one after 11 overs.
17:02  - Scorecard

India 35-1 (10 overs) vs England 257-7


Finn has conceded just 17 runs in his five overs, while Bresnan has taken one for 14 in four overs and will continue to bowl.

The second ball comes in sharply and hits Sharma on the pads but umpire Davies turns down the appeal.

After four dot balls Sharma charges down the wicket to Bresnan and slogs him over the leg side for a boundary.


16:52  Gambhir falls early as India struggle:   - Scorecard

India 31-1 (9 overs) vs England 257-7


Finn is building the pressure on Rohit, who is looking to break free and get the scoreboard moving.

Finn keep it around the off-stump and mixing the length and Rohit can only defend. On the rare occasion that Finn drops short and on the body Rohit is quick to rock back and pull it over the square leg region for a boundary followed by a single to point.
16:48  - Scorecard

India 26-1 (8 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit looks to chip Bresnan over the off-side and is nearly caught by Pietersen, who tracks back and jumps but is unable to hold on as he tries the one-handed pluck from mid air.

Two balls later Kohli plays an uppish drive through the covers which falls short of KP and the batsmen get two runs.
16:46  - Scorecard

India 23-1 (7 overs) vs England 257-7


Finn starts the seventh over with a quick yorker which Rohit blocks out. The fourth ball is short and Rohit pulls it awkwardly over the leg side for three runs.

Kohli defends the last two balls to end the over as England's pacers keep it tight to build the pressure.
16:40  Gambhir out for 10, India lose 1st wicket:   - Scorecard

India 20-1 (6 overs) vs England 257-7


Bresnan has provided the first breakthrough for England with the wicket of Gambhir. The left-hander tried to play the cut but was beaten and was given out caught behind for 10. Gambhir was shocked to see umpire Steve Davies raise his finger as replays showed the ball might have missed the edge.

Virat Kohli is beaten off immediately as he Bresnan ges it to move away from the right-hander.

A wicket maiden for Bresnan as India are 20 for one in six overs.
16:38  - Scorecard

India 20-0 (5 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit defends the first three balls before Finn gets one to bounce a bit extra beating the right-hander outside the off-stump.

Rohit ends the over with a delightful boundary, minimum effort but maximum result as he eases it through the leg side.
16:36  Reader comments:

Arkuna Rana: "England have made a decent total, indian openers should build a strong platform to win the match."

Salim Siddiqui: "With cold conditions ,England bowlers certainly will have a spring in their steps.Indian batsmen will have to negotiate with the swing n seam movement...hope yuvi,virat and rohit fire today to win the series for India."
16:35  India off to a steady start in Mohali ODI:   - Scorecard

India 16-0 (4 overs) vs England 257-7


Gambhir gets two free runs as overthrows as Samit Patel at square leg tries to return the ball but throws it high over the point fielder approaching the stumps.

He then cuts a short wide ball but Bell makes a good stop at covers to save some runs but two balls later Gambhir gets it in the gap for a boundary.

India are 16 for no loss after four overs.
16:35   - Scorecard

India 10-0 (3 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit is watchful against Finn and avoids taking any unnecessary risks. He gets firmly behind every delivery and defends it carefully to play out a maiden over.
16:34   - Scorecard

India 10-0 (2 overs) vs England 257-7


Rohit will need to justify his inclusion with a big knock. He defends the first three balls carefully before pulling a short ball from Bresnan over midwicket for a four. He steers the fifth ball to thirdman for one before Gambhir blocks the last ball.
16:34  India chase 258 for victory in 4th ODI:   - Scorecard

India 5-0 (1 over) vs England 257-7


Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir will open the innings for India, while Steve Finn will bowl the first over.

The first ball moves away from Gambhir a great deal and is rightly called a wide. The second ball is closer to the batsman but again bounce and moves away as keeper Buttler collects it in front of first slip.

The third ball is short and wide as Gautam looks to cut it over point but misses and defends the next ball.

The fifth ball is full and right in the slot which Gambhir eases through the covers for a delightful boundary.
16:34   Will India find it easy to chase down 258 on this wicket in conditions which will get cooler and suit the English pacers a bit more?

Sunil Gavaskar
, BBC Test Match Special, says: "India may have a mountain to climb here, I don't think chasing 258 will be easy."

Guardian's Mike Selvey writes on Twitter: "Reckon 260 will be hard to defend though."


16:34   - Scorecard

England 257-7 (50 overs) vs India

England managed to turnaround things in the last few overs as they hammered 101 runs in the last 10 overs. Their batsmen played as many as six maiden overs in the entire innings as they struggled at the start and in the middle overs before the late resurgence.

Jadeja was once again the star for India with the ball as he claimed three for 39 in 10 overs, while Ishant impressed with two for 47 in 10 overs.

Ashwin disappointed as he was hit for 63 runs in 10 overs while picking up two wickets, out of which he was lucky to get Cook's wicket.
16:34  Root's late blast lifts England to 257:   - Scorecard

England 257-7 (50 overs) vs India

Ahmed to bowl the final over of the innings. Tredwell throws his bat at the first delivery and it is fielded by sweeper cover for one.

Root gives Ahmed the charge who drops it short but the youngster still manages to pull it over square leg for a boundary to bring up his maiden ODI half-century in style from 43 balls.

Root then thumps the next ball back past the bowler for another boundary.

Left-hander Tredwell then cracks it past point for the third boundary of the over.

Tredwell misses the last ball, which is a good yorker, but the batsmen still steal a quick bye.

England finish on a healthy 257 for seven in their 50 overs.

Root was responsible for helping England cross the 250-run mark with his blazing innings of 57 from 45 balls, having hit eight fours and a six. And to think that Morgan and Patel were sent ahead of him to score quick runs but the youngster rose to the occasion in fine style.
15:30  Buttler out for 14, England lose 6th wkt:   - Scorecard

England 242-7 (49 overs) vs India

Buttler chips down the track to Jadeja and lofts him down the ground for a huge six. He gives Jadeja the charge again off the next delivery but this time gets it through midwicket for a four.

Buttler gives himself room and tries to chip it over the off-side but is caught by Yuvraj at point for 14.

Two balls later, Tim Bresnan looks to cut Jadeja but once again chips it straight to Yuvraj to be dismissed for a duck.

James Tredwell plays the last ball on the leg side for a single as Root is denied the strike yet again.
15:24  - Scorecard

England 231-5 (48 overs) vs India

Root is playing a fearless innings out in the middle. He backs away and reverse sweeps a full toss from Ishant through thirdman for a boundary. He attempts the same shot off the next delivery but this time he doesn't get it off the middle for just a single.

Two singles from the last three balls as England reach 231 for five after 48 overs.
15:19  - Scorecard

England 224-5 (47 overs) vs India

England have hit 45 runs from the last three overs to keep their team in the reckoning for a competitive total.

Jadeja is back into the attack. Root (42) tries to play the slog sweep but top edges and lobs a simple catch on the leg side which Raina spills at midwicket. that was unbelievable as India's best fielder dropped a sitter.

Kohli and Raina have both dropped Root once, on zero and 42 respectively and he is making India pay in full for their blunders.
15:16  Ishant strikes, Pietersen out for 76:   - Scorecard

England 221-5 (46 overs) vs India

44 runs from the last four overs as England have forced their way back in the contest.

Ishant replaces Ahmed and Root paddle scoops the first ball over short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Two balls later Pietersen smashes it over the off-side for a boundary and then clubs the next delivery over midwicket for a huge six.

But Ishant gets his revenge as he bowls Pietersen with a quick yorker, who walks back after a superb innings of 76 from 93 balls.

Pietersen and Root provided England with the much-needed boost as they put on 78 runs in 56 balls for the fifth wicket.

Jos Buttler is the new batsman for England and he has the reputation of being a hard hitting batsman.

16 runs from the over but importantly India bagged the wicket of KP.
15:09  Pietersen, Root attack to lift England:  - Scorecard

England 205-4 (45 overs) vs India

Ashwin comes back to bowl his final over. Root slog sweeps the first ball over midwicket for a six to race to 30 from 29 balls. He sweeps for a couple from the third ball before smashing the next delivery through the covers for a boundary.

Pietersen chips the last delivery over mid-off to end the over with a boundary which cost India 17 runs.

Ashwin ends with two for 63 in 10 overs and once again disappointed with the ball.
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15:04  - Scorecard

England 188-4 (44 overs) vs India

Pietersen smashes the first ball from Ahmed to the covers where Ishant is unable to get down on time and it blasts into the boundary.

The mid-off has been pushed back and KP gets a single to the fielder and Root picks one on the leg side.

Two more singles before Pietersen hammers the last ball through midwicket to end the over with another boundary to get 12 runs from that over.
14:59  Pietersen hits 50 but India on top:  - Scorecard

England 176-4 (43 overs) vs India

Raina will continue after a steady first over. Root takes a single from the first ball. KP then charges down the wicket but is way too early as Raina tries to slip it down the leg side but the right-hander somehow gets his pad in the way else he would have been stumped.

Sunil Gavaskar on commentary is quick to react: "In the times of email he has given him the telegram."

KP cuts the fifth ball past the keeper for a boundary to bring up his half-century from 85 balls for one of his slowest half-century.
14:57  - Scorecard

England 168-4 (42 overs) vs India

Shami Ahmed back into the attack now. Root plays a superb cover drive off the first ball for a much needed boundary for England. Three balls later he steers it behind point for a couple before a single from the last ball.
14:51  - Scorecard

England 161-4 (41 overs) vs India

Another interesting move from Dhoni to bring in part-timer Suresh Raina into the attack even though he can use his frontline bowlers and complete the quota of 50 overs

The first two balls are on the pads as KP and Root help themselves to easy singles.

Pietersen then tries to sweep but misses and the LBW appeal is turned down for one leg bye. Root tries to play the reverse sweep but fails to get it away but gets it right from the next ball but this time Ishant makes a good diving stop at short thirdman to keep it down to one.

Just four singles from Raina's first over as England reach 161 for four after 41 overs.
14:48  - Scorecard

England 156-4 (40 overs) vs India

KP is beaten all ends from the first delivery from Ishant, which is full goes away after pitching beating the batsman on the drive.

Pietersen gets one from the next ball as Raina hits the stumps at the non-striker's end from mid-on but it gifts England an overthrow.

Root hits the next two balls to the fielders on the off-side before driving it to sweeper cover for one.

Another good over from Ishant, conceding just two singles.

With 10 overs to go, England are in danger of finishing less than 200.
14:44  - Scorecard

England 154-4 (39 overs) vs India

Pietersen hits to the covers for a single before Root sweeps Jadeja fine on the leg side for a boundary. Jadeja then keeps it tight for the rest of the over, bowling it flat and quick.
14:43  - Scorecard

England 149-4 (38 overs) vs India

Pietersen looks to play a forceful drive through the covers but gets an outside edge for a single to the thirdman region. New batsman Root then gets a lifeline as Kohli slips a simple chance at first slip and it goes for a boundary. That was a poor effort from Kohli, who went for the catch with just his left hand instead of pouching it with both hands.

That wicket would have further crippled England but India have given them a chance to get back.
14:36  Quick wickets leave England in a mess:   - Scorecard

England 142-4 (37 overs) vs India

Jadeja will continue to bowl in the Powerplay. Patel defends the first two balls before another big bird flies above the ground to halt play temporarily.

Patel then falls for a soft dismissal, chipping it back to the bowler to offer the easiest of return catches for one.

England following a similar script, losing wickets in a heap. They have lost three wickets in the space of 28 balls for the addition of just 10 runs, collapsing from 132 for one in the 32nd over to 142 for four in the 37th over.

New batsman Joe Root watchfully plays out the last three balls as Jadeja bowls a wicket maiden.
14:31  - Scorecard

England 142-3 (36 overs) vs India

Ishant back into the attack as the Batting Powerplay comes into effect now. KP defends the first ball before he shuffles across and walk across looking to play it on the leg side but misses.

Pietersen then punches it to the cover region to get two runs before Ishant gets one to come in sharply to cut the right-hander in two. He gets a single from the next delivery.

England will be hoping Patel can justify his promotion ahead of Joe Root and smash some quick runs in the Powerplay.


14:28  - Scorecard

England 138-3 (35 overs) vs India

Samit Patel is the new batsman and he plays out a maiden over from Jadeja, who bowls it full and flat and not giving the right-hander to work with.

Once again a handy contribution with the ball from part-timer Jadeja.

England have lost wickets at the wrong time as the Batting Powerplay comes into effect now. It will be interesting to see how KP responds.
14:27  Ashwin's double strike cripples England:  - Scorecard

England 138-3 (34 overs) vs India

And Ashwin has bagged another wicket in his next over. Morgan plays a horror shot to gift his wicket away after scoring just three.

The left-hander tried to chip it down the ground but failed to get enough distance and Yuvraj completed a good catch running back from mid-off.

After a poor start, Ashwin has now taken two wickets in two overs.
14:24  - Scorecard

England 136-2 (33 overs) vs India

Jadeja concedes four singles in his next over. Pietersen drives the first ball down to long-off for one before new batsman Eoin Morgan turns it to the leg side for one to get off the mark.

Two singles from the last two balls as England reach 136 for two after 33 overs.
14:18  Ashwin strikes, Cook out for 76:  - Scorecard

England 132-2 (32 overs) vs India

Pietersen drives it down to long-on for one and two balls later Cook sweep it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

But he is dismissed two balls later, leg before wicket to Ashwin after a good knock of 76 from 106 balls, having hit 13 boundaries.

That was an absolute shocker from umpire Sudhir Asnani. Replays confirm the ball was pitched way outside the leg stump and struck him in front of the leg stump.

You need DRS to eliminate such howlers. DRS or not, you cannot have such umpires.

A lucky breakthrough for Ashwin and India as England lose their second wicket after Cook and KP had put on 95 runs in 22.1 overs for the second wicket.
14:14  - Scorecard

England 127-1 (31 overs) vs India

Cook plays the sweep shot but gets a top edge which falls short of Ishant at deep square leg for one and KP gets one from the next delivery.

Cook plays it on the air towards long-on but can get only a single and Pietersen gets two runs to the midwicket region before ending the over with a single.
14:08  - Scorecard

England 121-1 (30 overs) vs India

Pietersen chips down the track to Ashwin and it goes on the bounce to long-on for one. Ashwin switches to over the wicket to Cook, who turns it on the leg side for a couple and takes one from the next ball.

England are 121 for one after 30 overs. With 20 overs to go and with nine wickets in hand, England will be looking to get in excess of 250.
14:05  - Scorecard

England 117-1 (29 overs) vs India

Pietersen hits Jadeja on the off-side for one and Cook sweeps the third ball but can only get a single as Kohli makes a good stop.

KP takes a single from the fifth ball as just three runs come from that over.
14:03  - Scorecard

England 114-1 (28 overs) vs India

Cook defends the first two balls before pulling the third ball to midwicket for one. KP then chips down the track as Ashwin slips it down the leg side but the right-hander adjusts to it and clips it to square leg where Ishant lets it go through his legs for a boundary.

Ashwin, who has struggled to keep the runs down, would have been seething at that blunder from the paceman.
13:58  - Scorecard

England 108-1 (27 overs) vs India

Pietersen continues to bat patiently as he hits Jadeja to long-on for one before Cook misses the sweep but gets one leg bye.

The mid wicket has been moved very straight right next to the non-striker to stop KP's on drives, who is unable to get a run from the last four balls.
13:56  Cook, Pietersen take England past 100:  - Scorecard

England 106-1 (26 overs) vs India

Pietersen drives the first ball from Ashwin down to long-on for one before Cook rocks back and places it in the gap in the covers for a boundary to take past the 100-run mark.

A few deliveries later, Ashwin drops one short and wide as Cook cuts it behind point for another boundary.

Once again on a wicket not offering much to the spinners, Ashwin has struggled to make an impact.

9 runs from that over as Ashwin's figures now read 29 runs from five overs.
13:53  - Scorecard

England 97-1 (25 overs) vs India

So spinners from both ends now as Ravindra Jadeja comes to have a bowl now. Pietersen drives the first ball to midwicket for one and Cook drops the next ball on the leg side for one.

KP has got his eye in now as he turns the third ball on the leg side for one.

Two balls later, Cook sweeps it through square leg where substitute fielder Rahane makes a full length dive but is unable to stop the boundary as his hand was touching the ropes as he pushed the ball back. That is a much needed boundary for England.

At the halfway stage, England are 97 for one in 25 overs with Cook on 57 (84 balls) and Pietersen on 27 (41 balls) with the duo having put on 60 runs from 15.2 overs so far.
13:49  - Scorecard

England 90-1 (24 overs) vs India

Cook defends the first ball from Ashwin with a straight bat and is beaten off the next ball as he tries to cut and even Dhoni fails to gather it. Cook sweeps the fifth ball on the leg side and KP drives it down to long-on for one.
13:45  - Scorecard

England 88-1 (23 overs) vs India

Kumar will complete his spell as he comes on to bowl his final and 10th over. Cook taps the second ball on the leg side for a single to complete his half-century, his 15th in ODIs, from 74 balls with the help of nine boundaries.

KP pulls out of his stance just as Kumar starts his bowling run-up because a huge aircraft has flown right above the ground making a loud noise.

The two batsmen pick a single each as England reach 88 for one after 23 overs.

Kumar once again impressed with the ball, giving away just 30 runs in 10 overs.
13:42  - Scorecard

England 85-1 (22 overs) vs India

KP turns Ashwin on the leg side for one before Cook does the same off the next ball.

Pietersen then hammers it powerfully back past the bowler for a boundary. He rocks back and gives himself room but hits it straight to the fielder at cover.

The right-hander then takes a single from the fifth ball and Cook plays the sweep to get one from the last ball.

Ashwin has gone for 18 runs in three overs as England have looked much more comfortable against him.
13:39  - Scorecard

England 77-1 (21 overs) vs India

Kumar comes back for his second spell. Cook is beaten off the second ball as Kumar gets it to cut away from the left-hander while he turns the next ball on the leg side for one. KP then drives it on the off-side for another single.

Cook then survives a huge appeal for LBW as Kumar slants it across and strikes the England captain on and around the off-stump.
13:33  Cook, Pietersen steady England:  - Scorecard

England 75-1 (20 overs) vs India

England seem to be having it easy against England. Cook takes a single from the first ball before KP whips it to deep midwicket for another single.

Cook punches the fourth ball down the long-on for one and KP taps it on the off-side to keep the singles coming.

Cook then turns it on the leg side for one as five runs come from that over.
13:31  - Scorecard

England 70-1 (19 overs) vs India

Pietersen is unable to get proper timing on his shot through midwicket but still manages a single on the leg side.

Cook defends the next two balls before Ahmed drifts on the pads which the left-hander glances fine for a boundary with the fine leg boundary stationed square.

Cook ends the over with a single.
13:27  - Scorecard

England 64-1 (18 overs) vs India

India introduce spin as R Ashwin comes into the attack now. KP, who struggled against the pacers, cuts the first ball behind point for two runs before dropping it on the off-side for a single.

Cook turns the fourth ball on the leg side for one and KP ends the over with a single.
13:22  - Scorecard

England 59-1 (17 overs) vs India

Ahmed back into the attack now. He was hit for three boundaries in his previous over by Cook.

KP defends the first ball back on to the pitch and is beaten off the third ball as it moves away from him and is beaten again off the next ball.

KP has had enough of the defending as he walks across his stumps and flicks it on the leg side for one.
13:17  - Scorecard

England 58-1 (16 overs) vs India

Ishant to continue after the drinks break. Cook is watchful as England look to see off the pacers as no runs come from the first five balls. Ishant then slips it down the leg side for a wide and Cook makes India pay for that extra delivery as he pulls a short ball over midwicket for a four.
13:11  India's pacers keep England in check:  - Scorecard

England 53-1 (15 overs) vs India

Kumar to bowl his eighth over. KP defends the first ball on the off-side while letting the next go through to Dhoni, who is standing up to the stumps.

He gets a thick inside edge off the third ball which goes behind square on the leg side for two runs to get off the mark.

KP then tries to play it on the up but is beaten as the ball moves away.

England are 53 for one after 15 overs at the first drinks break.

Cook is on 33 from 49 balls with the help of seven fours and KP on two from 16 balls. The two batsmen have so far put on 16 runs from 32 balls.
13:07  - Scorecard

England 51-1 (14 overs) vs India

Sharma has been very effective with his length, bowling it full and making the batsmen play.

Cook looks to leave the second delivery but is lucky that the ball has bounced enough to go over the stumps. That was a bit close for comfort.

The fourth ball drifts on the pads which Cook turns fine on the leg side for a boundary to take England past 50.

Just a boundary from that Ishant over as England reach 51 for one after 14 overs.
13:04  England struggle after Bell's wicket:   - Scorecard

England 47-1 (13 overs) vs India

Kumar will continue bowling as he comes on to bowl his seventh over. Cook defends the first two balls before turning the third on the leg side for one.

KP fails get a run from the last three balls of that over. He is yet to get off the mark after 10 balls.

England have struggled to get going since the dismissal of Bell, in the 10th over.

Ishant has bowled a superb first spell so far, three overs, 1 for 1, including two maidens.
12:58  - Scorecard

England 46-1 (12 overs) vs India

Pietersen is hit on the groin area as Ishant gets one to bounce extra while also getting it move in to the right-hander. That was a painful blow as KP winces in discomfort.

Two balls later, KP survives a confident shout for LBW as Ishant hits him on the pads just outside the off-stump. Replays show that the right-hander was survive the call as umpire Sudhir Asnani turned down the appeal. Suresh Raina tries to hit the stumps at the striker's end as KP tries to get back to his crease with his gloves but England get two overthrows.

KP is beaten again off the last ball as this time Ishant gets it to move away from the right-hander.

What a superb contest between KP and Ishant. The England batsman desperate to get off the mark, while Ishant going in for the kill.
12:50  - Scorecard

England 44-1 (11 overs) vs India

So Dhoni standing up to the stumps now for Kumar against new batsman Kevin Pietersen. KP gets an inside edge off the first ball on the leg side for one and Cook hits the fourth ball through midwicket for two runs as substitute Pujara stops it.

Cook punches the last delivery past mid-off for a boundary to end the over and take England to 44 for one after 11 overs.
12:45  Bell out for 10, England lose 1st wicket:   - Scorecard

England 37-1 (10 overs) vs India

Ishant bowls a beauty as Bell is beaten outside the off-stump with the ball moving away just enough.

After a few quiet deliveries, Bell decides to break the shackles as he gives Ishant the charge but ends up being caught at thirdman for 10. Bell got a thick outside edge as he looked for a big shot down the ground as Kumar charged in from the boundary at thirdman and completed a good low catch.

A careless shot from Bell under the circumstances as England had weathered the early storm and were looking good to making the most of it in the next few overs.

A wicket maiden from Ishant to check England's progress and make the crucial breakthrough for India.
12:39  - Scorecard

England 37-0 (9 overs) vs India

Cook cuts the first ball from Kumar but Suresh Raina stationed around short cover and point region makes a quick stop to save some runs. Two balls later, the England captain times it perfectly through the covers as the ball races on the quick outfield for a boundary.

Four runs from that over as England reach 37 for no loss after nine overs.
12:35  - Scorecard

England 33-0 (8 overs) vs India

Ishant Sharma replaces Ahmed, who went for 18 runs in three overs in his first spell. The first ball moves away from Cook, who is beaten as the ball passes closes to the edge. He steers the third ball to the thirdman region for a single.

Bell lets the next ball go through to the keeper before getting a thick inside edge off the last ball before it strikes his pads.
12:30  England openers cut loose after slow start:  - Scorecard

England 32-0 (7 overs) vs India

Bell has now taken a cue from Cook as he chips Kumar over square leg for a boundary and two balls later crashes a short wide ball through the covers for another four.

That makes it five boundaries in the space of eight deliveries.

He is beaten all ends up by the last delivery which does just enough but still no wicket for India.

England have hit 20 runs from the last two overs to take their score to 32 for no loss after seven overs.
12:26  - Scorecard

England 24-0 (6 overs) vs India

Cook breaks the shackles with three boundaries off Ahmed in the sixth over. The second ball is short in length as Cook pulls it over midwicket and two balls later plays a lovely cover drive for another four.

England's openers holding out quite bravely out in the middle despite the conditions being stacked against them.

The England captain ends the over with another boundary as he clips the last delivery through midwicket.

England are 24 for no loss after six overs.

Cook has taken his score to 17 from 24 balls, with the help of four boundaries, while Bell is on two.
12:21  - Scorecard

England 12-0 (5 overs) vs India

Bell is struck on the pads as Kumar bowls one that nips in sharply but it results in a leg bye as the LBW appeal is turned down.

Cook is beaten off the third ball as Kumar gets one to move big time, pitching on leg stump and moving away quite a bit to beat Cook outside the off-stump. That was unplayable!

Two balls later Cook gets a leading edge as he tries to turn it on the leg side but the movement beats him. He ends the over with a single.
12:19  - Scorecard

England 10-0 (4 overs) vs India

So many people are surprised with the shock inclusion of Rohit Sharma for this match. Here is another reason to support the shock.

"India with Rohit Sharma in ODIs: win% 55.81 & without 61.84," writes Mohandas Menon on Twitter.

Cook looks to turn Ahmed on the leg side but misses as the ball hits his pads while he fails to force the next ball through the off-side as his timing goes awry.

However, he gets the next ball off the middle timing it perfectly through the covers for England's first boundary.

Cook tries to cut the next ball but is beaten all ends up while he defends the next two deliveries to end the over.
12:14  England off to a cautious start vs India:  - Scorecard

England 6-0 (3 overs) vs India

Kumar keeping it outside the off-stump and moving it away. Bell defends the first ball to the cover region and does the same with the next delivery. The right-hander is watchful at the start as he offers no shot to the next four deliveries to give Kumar a maiden over.
12:10  - Scorecard

England 6-0 (2 overs) vs India

Shami Ahmed comes on to bowl the second over. He strikes Bell on the pads with the first ball that comes in but the appeal is turned down by the umpire. The second ball slips down the leg side and is called a wide.

Bell gets a thick outside edge from the fourth ball which goes past point for a single to thirdman.

Just a wide and a single from the over as Cook offers no shot to the next two deliveries.
12:04  - Scorecard

England 4-0 (1 over) vs India

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over and he will relish the conditions. The first ball is on the pads to Alastair Cook, which clips it to the fine leg region for a single to get his team off the mark.

It is still a bit misty as you will be able to make out from the television pictures.

The second ball is wide outside the off-stump as it swings away from Ian Bell, who lets it go through to the keeper. He steers the fourth ball towards the thirdman region for a single for his first run.

Kumar then bowls a perfect outswinger to Cook, which pitches on middle stump and moves away, beating the left-hander as he attempts to defend it on the off-side. The next ball is again a wide outside the off-stump as Kumar is struggling to control the swing.

Four runs from the first over.


11:59  Meanwhile, it is very cool out in the middle in Mohali with temperatuees around 6 degrees Celsius. Not so long ago it was very foggy but with the sun coming out the visibility has improved but still it is very cold and everyone has their sweaters on at the ground.

"When we arrived at the ground we could barely see the stumps, but it cleared very quickly. It is a disappointing crowd at the moment, but maybe they will come along later," says Steve James, BBC Test Match Special.
11:55  The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium in Mohali sets the record for the most number of the day-night ODIs hosted by a ground in India, says Rajneesh Gupta.

This is Mohali's 18th day-night match surpassing Bangalore which has hosted 17 day-night games.

"Indian grounds hosting most D/N ODIs: Mohali-18*,Bangalore-17, Kolkata-16, Chennai-12, Mumbai WS-12, Ahmedabad-11," he writes on Twitter.
11:53   A surprising choice by to bring in Rohit Sharma for Rahane, who failed in the first three matches of the series after being drafted in to replace Virender Sehwag.

But Rohit himself has not been in great form with scores in his last six innings reading 5, 0, 0, 4, 4 and 4. He will mostly likely open the innings with Gautam Gambhir.

The in-form Cheteshwar Pujara's claims of proving himself in the limited overs format has once again been ignored.

Teams:


India:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed.

England:
Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Tim Bresnan.
11:35  India win toss, elect to bowl vs England:   India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl against England in the fourth One-Day International in Mohali, on Wednesday.

India, who lead the five-match series 2-1, made one change to their team bringing in Rohit Sharma in place of the struggling Ajinkya Rahane.

England also made a change to their team, replacing wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter with Jos Buttler.

The Punjab Cricket Association stadium was covered by thick fog in the morning before the sun started to break through. The maximum temperature is hovering around 12-13 degrees Celsius and the fast bowlers will enjoy the conditions especially in the first half of the match.