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LIVE Cricket! India humiliate England to clinch ODI series 3-0

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September 02, 2014


21:12  India win by 9 wickets, seal series 3-0!!!

 India 212-1 (30.3 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard


A memorable day for Dhoni, who becomes most the successful ODI captain for India with 91 wins going past former skipper Mohammed Azharuddin, who has 90 wins under his belt.

The fifth and final match of the series will be played at Headingley on Friday.
21:09  India humiliate England to clinch ODI series 3-0:   India win by 9 wickets, seal series 3-0!!!

 India 212-1 (30.3 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard


Gurney comes under some punishment now at the hands of Dhawan. He smashes the second ball through the covers for a four before he lofts the last ball over long-on for a six to end the match in some style!

India smash their way to 212 for one in 30.3 overs to win by nine wickets with 117 balls to spare.

Dhawan finishes unbeaten on a blazing knock of 97 from 81 balls as he went ballistic at the end to complete England's humiliation.

India clinch the five-match series 3-0 with three wins on the trot after the first ODI was washed out.


21:04   India 200-1 (30 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Dhawan has taken over the mantle from Rahane and he decides to target Woakes. He gives the pacer the charge and lofts him over midwicket for a four before he hits another square for the same result. He charges the fifth delivery and lofts it over mid-on for a six.

India get 17 runs from the over to race to 200 for one in 30 overs, with just seven runs needed for victory.
20:59  Rahane out for 106 but India close in on victory:    India 183-1 (29 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Left-armer Gurney comes back with India needing 30 runs from 22 overs for victory. Rahane lofts the first ball over the covers for a boundary but perishes three balls later attempting a similar shot.

Rahane walks back after a splendid innings of 106 from 100 balls, having hit 10 fours and four sixes.

He destroyed the England's bowlers as he put on 183 runs from 172 balls fro the opening wicket with Dhawan.
20:50  Rahane blasts century, India set for easy victory:   India 177-0 (28 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane preferring to deal in singles to bring up his century. as he takes one to move to 97. Dhawan hands him back the strike before Rahane flicks it square on the leg side for two runs and complete his maiden ODI century, from 96 balls.
20:47   India 172-0 (27 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Gurney comes back with both Indian openers on the attack. Rahane drives the first ball down the ground for one before Gurney oversteps and bowls a no ball to Dhawan. The left-hander makes most of the free hit as he slams it high over midwicket for a six.

Indians having a party out in the middle. Dhawan walks across his stumps and scoops Gurney over short fine leg fielder for a four to get 16 runs from the over.
20:41   India 156-0 (26 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane plays the upper cut steering a short delivery from Finn over the thirdman region for a four. He then takes a single to take his score to 93 as India seem in a rush to get to the target.
20:35   India 150-0 (25 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane flicks Finn through square leg for two runs before he gives him the charge two balls later and smashes him down the ground for a boundary to take his score to 84.

He then pulls a short delivery but it falls safely at deep midwicket for two runs and the right-hander turns the fifth ball square on the leg side to pick up another couple to bring up India's 150-run mark.

India are set for an easy victory as they reach 150 for no loss in 25 overs. Rahane has been unstoppable, having smashed 88 from 85 balls, having hit eight fours and fours sixes, while Dhawan is batting on 55 from 65 balls.
20:32   India 140-0 (24 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane comes down the track to Ali but has to defend as the off-spinner adjusts his length. Four singles from the over as England seem to have given up hopes and look to be going through the motions with no bowler making any sort of impression.
20:29   India 136-0 (23 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Finn comes back in place of Anderson, who was carted for runs in his previous spell. A single each for Rahane and Dhawan off the first and last delivery respectively as two runs come from that over from Finn, who has proved to be England's best bowler of the day.
20:27    India 134-0 (22 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane showing no mercy to any of the bowlers. This time he gives Ali the charge and lofts him back over his head for another six, his third of the innings.

A single from the fifth ball to Rahane as seven come from the Ali over, who has gone for 36 runs in six overs.
20:20  Rahane, Dhawan hit 50s; India set for easy win:   India 127-0 (21 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane takes a single off Anderson on the off-side before Dhawan comes down the track to the pacer and picks a couple to midwicket.

The wicketkeeper has come up the stumps to Anderson but Dhawan slams the last ball of the over straight down the ground for another huge six.

That big hit also completes Dhawan's half-century from 57 balls as India take charge to reach 127 for no loss in 21 overs.

Anderson has been taken to the cleaners by both the Indian openers, as he has gone for 38 runs in six overs.
20:15   India 116-0 (20 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Dhawan comes down the track to Ali and lofts him over mid-on for a four as India's smashing showing with the bat continues.

He is being very watchful with his shot selection today as he defends the next three balls and then takes a single from the fifth ball.

Rahane retains strike with a single from the last ball as India reach 116 for no loss in 20 overs.

Rahane is playing a wonderful innings on 66 from as many balls, while Dhawan has made 43 from 54 balls.

20:12   India 110-0 (19 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Dhawan would also be keen to make most of his good start and carry on to play a big innings.

Meanwhile, Rahane has changed gears in some style. He comes down the track to Anderson and crashes England's premier pace bowler over long-on for a six before he takes one from the next ball.

Dhawan gets a single from the last ball to make it nine runs from the over.
20:07  Rahane slams fifty, India in complete control:   India 101-0 (18 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane heaves Ali over midwicket for a six to bring up his half-century in grand style, from 60 balls.

He then nudges the next ball fine on the leg side for a four as Ali goes for 12 runs in his fourth over.

India are 101 for no loss in 18 overs.
19:58   India 88-0 (16 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Ali is doing a good job with the ball with India's openers content to take it easy against him. They get four easy singles from the 16th over to continue their match towards a convincing victory.
19:55   India 84-0 (15 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane looks in ominous touch out in the middle. A short delivery from Finn is confidently pulled over midwicket for a six as India reach 84 for no loss in 15 overs.

Rahane is batting on 44 from 51 balls and Dhawan on 33 from 39 balls. They need 123 runs from 35 overs at an asking rate of 3.51 with all 10 wickets in hand.
19:49   India 75-0 (14 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

India not taking unnecessary risks against Ali as they quietly milk it for five singles in his second over. India are comfortably placed at 75 for no loss in 14 overs, with 132 needed from 36 overs for victory.
19:45  Openers Dhawan, Rahane put India in control:   India 70-0 (13 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Dhawan seems to have got his timing back. He merely offers a straight bat to Finn as the ball races away straight back past the bowler down the ground for a cracking boundary.

India in complete control at 70 for no loss in 13 overs.
19:41   India 65-0 (12 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

England's hero of the Test series Moeen Ali comes into the attack. Rahane gets three leg byes as the ball brushes the pads and beats the fielder at leg slip. Dhawan defends the next three deliveries before coming down the track and punches it to long-off for one and Rahane retains strike with a single from the last ball.
19:40   India 60-0 (11 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Finn bowls a quick bouncer to Rahane, who sways out of the way before he takes one from the third ball courtesy of a leg bye. Dhawan also picks a leg bye as he misses the flick before Rahane pulls the last ball to fine leg for another single.
19:33   India 57-0 (10 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Chris Woakes into the attack to replace Gurney, who bowled four overs for 17 runs. Dhawan flicks the first ball over midwicket for a four and rocks back to slam the next ball through the covers for the same result.

Dhawan is getting back to his best. He picks another over midwicket for the third four of the over as India race to 57 for no loss in 10 overs.

Rahane has hit 31 from 34 balls, while Dhawan has opened up after a slow start to hit 25 from as many balls.
19:29   India 45-0 (9 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane looking good out in the middle as he defends watchfully against Finn before pulling a short ball for a boundary to continue India's good start as they reach 45 for no loss in nine overs.
19:28   India 41-0 (8 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

No help for the England pacers in comparison to India's pacers who were making the ball talk in the early overs.

Gurney bowls a juicy half-volley which Dhawan punches down the ground back past the bowler and mid-off for another delightful four. Three balls later he whips a short ball to deep square leg for a single before Rahane takes one from the next ball to get six runs from the over.
19:20   India 35-0 (7 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Steven Finn comes into the attack in place of Anderson, who was hit for four boundaries in his previous over.

Three singles from four balls before Rahane plays a cracking straight drive past mid-on for his fifth boundary to get seven runs from the over.

Rahane looking in complete control as he races to 26 from 27 balls, having hit five fours so far.
19:18   India 28-0 (6 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Gurney bowls one on the pads which Dhawan hits through square leg for a boundary, his first of the innings. India looking to lift the tempo after a slow start as they race to 28 for no loss in six overs, including 24 from the last two.

19:16  Rahane, Dhawan give India a good start:   India 20-0 (5 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Rahane flicks Anderson through midwicket for a four before he turns the next one square for another boundary. The right-hander then drives through the off-side for another four before he hits the last ball through midwicket to make it four boundaries in the row.

Anderson has been hit for 16 runs by Rahane as India reach 20 for no loss in five overs.
19:13   India 4-0 (4 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Gurney bowls another tight over as just a single comes from the last ball to Rahane. England looking to build the pressure with tight overs and force the Indian batsmen into a mistake.

India are four for no loss in four overs.
19:11   India 3-0 (3 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Dhawan had a poor showing with the bat in the Tests and failed to do much with the bat in the first two ODIs. He is watchful to begin with, against Anderson and plays out a maiden over as India opt to bat with caution in the early overs.


19:00   India 3-0 (2 ovs) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Left-arm pacer Harry Gurney to bowl the second over. Rahane is beaten off the second ball outside the off-stump but he cuts the next to thirdman for one.

Dhawan guides the fifth ball to thirdman for one to get off the mark as two runs come from the second over.
18:55   India 1-0 (1 ov) vs Eng 206 | Scorecard

Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting for India as James Anderson is assigned to open the innings with the ball for England.

Rahane defends the first two deliveries on the off-side before he lets the next two go through to the keeper.

He cuts the fifth ball to the thirdman region for a single to get India off the mark before Dhawan defends the last ball.
18:15  India's bowlers send England crashing for 206:  - Eng 206-all out (49.3 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ali slammed 67 from 50 balls to help England cross the 200-run mark, while Root made 44 but the rest of the batsmen failed to deliver.

For India, Shami was the top wicket-taker as he claimed three for 28, but Bhuvneshwar caused the most damage with the ball. He registered wonderful figures of two for 14 in eight overs including two early wickets and England never recovered after that.

Unless England's bowlers come up with a magical performance, India look good to canter to the target and the series victory.
18:13  - Eng 206-all out (49.3 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami to bowl the final over. Gurney defends the first ball which is a quick yorker before he misses the next, a short ball outside the off-stump.

Gurney then makes room but is beaten all ends up and is bowled for three.

England are bowled out for a disappointing 206 in 49.3 overs with only Moeen Ali hitting a half-century.


18:09  England bowled out for 206 in 4th ODI:   - Eng 206-9 (49 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

A big vote of confidence for Raina's part-time off-spin as Dhoni brings him back to bowl the 49th over. Gurney is beaten off the first two deliveries before he takes a single from the third ball. Two more singles before Gurney attempts the reverse sweep but fails to make contact.
18:02   - Eng 203-9 (48 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Jadeja comes back, to bowl the 48th over. He bowls an unplayable delivery to Finn with one that leaves the right-hander as it goes over the stumps. He tries to slog the next ball but misses it completely and is bowled for two.

A slip and silly point in place for lastman Harry Gurney, who gets off the mark with a single.

Superb stuff from Jadeja, giving away just a single in the 48th over while picking up a wicket.
17:56  Ali dismissed for 67, England lose 8th wicket:   - Eng 202-8 (47 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin to bowl the 47th over. Ali picks a single from the second ball to bring up England's 200 before Finn takes another quick single to bring Ali back on strike.

Ashwin ends Ali's entertaining innings as he comes down the track but is beaten and is bowled. The left-hander played a superb knock of 67 from 50 balls, hitting four fours and three sixes to rally England after a poor start.
17:49  - Eng 199-7 (46 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami comes back and he starts with a full delivery which Ali defends for a single. Steven Finn gets a lifeline as he survives a run out with Shami missing the stumps and the batsman well short of his crease.

The last ball is another a good yorker which Finn inside edges as just five runs come from that over.
17:46  Woakes run out for 10, England lose 7th wicket:  - Eng 194-7 (45 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ali sweeps Ashwin through square leg for a boundary to continue his attacking approach to revive England's innings.

Woakes gets a lifeline as Ashwin is unable to hold on to a diving catch to his right.

But he loses his wicket off the last delivery courtesy of another brilliant piece of fielding by Raina. Ali called Woakes for a quick single but Raina swooped in quickly from short thirdman and hits the stumps to catch the batsman short.

Woakes walks back for 10 as England are reduced to 194 for seven in 45 overs.
17:42  - Eng 188-6 (44 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ali and Woakes playing Jadeja with a bit of caution as they collect five singles from his ninth over. England are also wary of keeping some wickets in hand for the final few overs and take the attack to the Indian bowlers.

England are 188 for six in 44 overs and would be looking for a score around the 230-run mark.
17:39  Ali slams half-century to rally England in 4th ODI:  - Eng 183-6 (43 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

This time Ali pulls a short ball from Raina over midwicket for a six to race to his fifty in some style, from 37 balls. He takes a single from the next delivery before Woakes gets a couple from the last ball to make it 11 runs from the 43 over.
17:36  - Eng 172-6 (42 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Dhoni goes back to spin from both ends as Jadeja is called back. Ali gets a single to midwicket before Woakes takes two runs to the same region from the third delivery.

Two more singles as India continue to dry up the runs with England reaching 172 for six in 42 overs.
17:33  - Eng 167-6 (41 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Dhoni showing a lot of confidence in part-timer Raina, who is brought on to bowl the 41st over. And he does a good job in his comeback over, giving away just three singles as Ali plays it safe with the field well spread now.
17:31  Buttler falls for 11, England lose 6th wicket:   - Eng 164-6 (40 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami comes back for another spell. Ali continues to find the boundaries as he smashes Shami through midwicket for a four before taking a single. Shami then cripples England with the wicket of Buttler, who is trapped leg before wicket for a sedate innings of 11 from 24 balls.

New batsman Chris Woakes is unable to get a run from the last three balls as Shami goes for five in that over.

England scored 41 runs in the five overs of Batting Powerplay to reach 164 for six in 40 overs.
17:23  - Eng 159-5 (39 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ali continues to attack the spinners. This time he comes down the track to Ashwin and lofts him down the ground for another six before taking a single to race to 38 from 27 balls.

England continue their recovery with another nine-run over in the Powerplay, their fourth on the trot, to reach 159 for five in 39 overs.
17:20  - Eng 150-5 (38 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Dhoni juggling his bowlers around as Jadeja comes back to replace Kulkarni. Ali providing England some momentum as he turns Jadeja on the leg side for a couple before sweeping powerfully square for a boundary.

England continue to thrive in the Powerplay as they get nine runs from that Jadeja over to reach 150 for five in 38 overs.
17:16  - Eng 141-5 (37 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin comes back and he does a good job with just two singles from four balls before Ali spoils his figures by heaving the fifth ball over midwicket for the first six of the England innings.

He takes a single from the last ball as nine runs come from that over to make it 18 from the first two overs of Powerplay.
17:14   - Eng 132-5 (36 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The Batting Powerplay comes into effect and Dhoni decides to continue with debutant Kulkarni. The first ball is full and wide as Ali lofts it over the covers for a boundary and he drives the next ball along the ground through the same area for two more runs.

Change of pace from Kulkarni as Ali can only turn it on the leg side for one and Buttler picks a single to thirdman.

Ali retains strike with a single from the last ball on the off-side as nine runs come from that over.
17:10  - Eng 123-5 (35 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Raina to continue as he once again makes a vital contribution with the ball. Ali flicks the first ball to the leg side for a couple and then takes a single from the third ball followed by two more singles from the last two balls as England reach 123 for five in 35 overs.
17:07  - Eng 118-5 (34 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

As expected Dhoni brings back pace in the form of Kulkarni with Moeen Ali out in the middle after his struggles against the short balls in the Test series.

No short balls so far as Ali throws his bat at a wide full delivery which goes in the air past the fielder at point for one.

A good over from Kulkarni giving away three runs as England struggle to 118 for five in 34 overs.
17:03  Root out for 44 as England continue to slip:   - Eng 115-5 (33 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root continues to risk with the reverse sweep and the shot finally causes his downfall. He ends up lofting one to Kulkarni at short thirdman to walk back after scoring 44 from 81 balls as England slip to 114 for five in the 33rd over.

Moeen Ali gets off the mark with a single from the last ball of that over.
16:59  - Eng 112-4 (32 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root hits Jadeja on the off-side for one before Buttler gets off the mark with one to mid-off followed by two more singles as four runs come from Jadeja's sixth over.

England can only manage singles at the moment as four come from Ashwin's sixth over.

Interestingly, Ashwin and Jadeja have identical figures of 21 runs in six overs, with the latter have picked up the wicket of Morgan.
16:53  - Eng 104-4 (30 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Raina went for 11 runs in his two overs and is promptly replaced by Ashwin with a new batsman out in the middle.

Ashwin operating from round the wicket as Root plays two dot balls before he attempts the reverse sweep but is beaten. He then turns it to deep square leg for a single.

Jos Buttler defends the last two deliveries as England reach 104 for four in 30 overs.
16:51  Morgan falls for 33, England lose 4th wicket:   - Eng 103-4 (29 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root taps Jadeja to midwicket for a single before Morgan hits it straight into the hands of the fielder at leg slip.

The left-hander walks back after a good innings of 32 from 58 balls, having added 80 runs for the fourth wicket with Root to steady England after a horror start.

England need a big partnership to bail them out as they reach 103 for four in 29 overs with Root unbeaten on 38 from 67 balls.
16:43  - Eng 95-3 (27 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Morgan trying to reverse England out of trouble. He attempts the shot yet again but this time he misses and the ball narrowly misses the leg stump as the left-hander went across to play the shot,

Another quick over from Jadeja, which goes for four singles.
16:42  - Eng 91-3 (26 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Part-time off-spinner Suresh Raina comes into the place of Ashwin, who bowled four overs for 16 runs in his first spell.

He makes a tidy start too, giving away four singles as England continue to rebuild with caution, not trying anything fancy at the moment.
16:40  - Eng 87-3 (25 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root continues to get the singles before Morgan gives Jadeja the charge and flicks it fine on the leg side for a couple. Jadeja then bowls a wide down the leg side to Morgan before the left-hander retains strike with a single from the last ball.

At the halfway stage, England are 87 for three in 25 overs with Root on 29 from 57 balls and Morgan on 28 from 48 balls.
16:36  Root, Morgan steady England after early wickets:  - Eng 82-3 (24 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root content to play the singles as he turns the second ball on the leg side for one. Morgan again resorts to the reverse sweep but can't beat the fielder at point but he chips the next ball over the covers for a much-needed boundary.

Morgan then again reverse sweeps Ashwin over the off-side for a couple to sweeper cover to get seven runs from the over.
16:34  - Eng 75-3 (23 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root drives Jadeja down to long-on for one to bring up the 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket, from 87 balls.

Jadeja races through his second over in a matter of just 91 seconds to be precise giving away just three singles in the process.

Morgan even tried the reverse sweep in that over but was beaten.

16:32  - Eng 72-3 (22 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

England look to play the spinners with the turn and keep the scoreboard rotating with ones and twos without taking any risks.

Root and Morgan take two singles each from Ashwin's third over as England reach 72 for three in 22 overs.
16:30  - Eng 68-3 (21 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Spin from both ends now as Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack in place of Shami. Morgan shuffles across his stumps and tries to turn it on the leg side but is beaten and the loud appeal for LBW is turned down!

Morgan then gets a single to long-on before Root takes one to the covers and takes two from the last ball as Jadeja concedes five runs in his first over.
16:29   - Eng 63-3 (20 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin starts his second over with a leg side wide to Morgan who also picks another extra run after Dhoni fails to collect it.

Root quietly picks a single from the fourth ball before Morgan punches the last ball down to long-on for one.

After 20 overs, England are 63 for three with Morgan on 14 from 32 balls and Root on 20 from 43 balls. The duo have steadied the ship as far as England are concerned but have struggled to find the boundaries, putting on 40 runs from 12 overs for the fourth wicket.
16:23  - Eng 59-3 (19 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami bowls a wide to Morgan to bring up England's 50-run mark, in the 19th over. The left-hander then flicks Shami through midwicket for a boundary, his first of the innings, from the 27th ball he faces. He drives the next ball through the covers as Rayudu makes a good sliding stop on the ropes but is unable to save the boundary.

He then pulls a short ball to fine leg for one but Root opts against doing the same as he offers no stroke to the last ball.

A good over for England as they get 10 runs from Shami's fifth over.
16:21  - Eng 49-3 (18 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

India introduce spin in the form of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Morgan defends the first two balls before he gets a single on the off-side before Root plays out the last three balls.

Just a single from Ashwin's first over as England are still unable to break free.
16:12  - Eng 48-3 (17 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar finally gets a break as Shami comes in to replace him. Root gets an edge from the first ball which goes fine of the thirdman fielder for a couple. The next ball is driven through the covers for the same result as England look to rebuild after a horror start.

He gets an inside edge off the fifth ball before it hits the pads before he offers no stroke to the last ball.
16:08  - Eng 44-3 (16 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Still no signs of spin as India continue with medium pace of Kulkarni. Root defends the first two deliveries before he turns the third on the leg side for two runs and picks a single from the fifth ball to thirdman.

Kulkarni has done well in hiss second spell after going for runs with the new ball, for 23 runs in five overs.
16:05  England struggle after early wickets, India on top:  - Eng 41-3 (15 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kumar continues as he comes on to bowl his eighth over on the trot. Root flicks the first ball through midwicket for two runs before he takes a quick single from the next.

Just three runs from the over as Kumar completes another good over. His spell so far: two for 14 in eight overs including three maidens.

England are 41 for three in 15 overs with Root on 12 and Morgan on 3.
15:59  - Eng 38-3 (14 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Morgan getting a bit impatient out in the middle. The left-hander comes down the track and turns Kulkarni to square leg for two runs before the pacer sends down a wide on the off-side.

Just three runs from the over as England reach 38 for three in 14 overs.
15:55  - Eng 35-3 (13 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

England finally get a boundary off Kumar but it is not convincing. Root gets an outside edge which goes through the gap between the first slip and the wide second slip.

Raina comes a bit closer and he does well to stop another edge from Root two balls later as it bounces just short.

Kumar then gets Root to come forward and play the drive but the right-hander is beaten off the last two deliveries as England's woes continue.
15:55   - Eng 31-3 (12 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kulkarni comes back for his second spell, replacing Shami, who bowled a good first spell of one for five in three overs.

Morgan cuts the first ball to thirdman for a single to get off the mark and Root takes one to fine leg.

Morgan looks to disrupt Kulkarni's rhythm as he gives him the charge but is beaten outside the off-stump before he defends the last two balls.

Kulkarni went for 15 runs in two overs but has made a good comeback, giving away two runs in his third.
15:48  - Eng 29-3 (11 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root gets off the mark with a delightful boundary down the ground, punching a full delivery from Kumar past mid-off to get off the mark.

But he is unable to get any more runs from the rest of the over as England reach 29 for three in 11 overs.

Kumar has maintained a good line and length and bowled to his field which has it made it difficult to score runs against him.
15:44  - Eng 25-3 (10 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

One of England's most experienced batsman Eoin Morgan comes out to bat and he has his task cut. He also needs to get back in form having scored just 67 runs in his last five innings.

Just two leg byes from that over to Morgan as England struggle to 25 for three in 10 overs with both Root and Morgan yet to get off the mark.

India in complete control after a superb performance by their pacers with the new ball, having bowled four maiden overs and claimed three early wickets.
15:44   - Eng 23-3 (9 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Meanwhile, Kumar continues his superb showing with the ball. Root, who has struggled for runs in the ODIs, watchfully plays out another maiden over.

Kumar's dream figures so far read: 5-3-3-2.

He has been on the mark right from ball as England have struggled to come to grips with a pitch offering a bit of assistance to the seamers early on.
15:39  Ballance out for 7, England in trouble:   - Eng 23-3 (8 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ballance breaks the shackles as he plays a good straight drive down the ground past mid-off for a boundary.

But he is beaten off the fourth ball as he tries to smash it through the off-side. Shami then comes round the wicket as Ballance drives it to the covers but straight to the fielder.

Shami switches to round the wicket as Ballance gets a leading edge trying to play on the leg side and ends up offering a simple catch to Rahane in the covers.

Ballance walks back for 7 to leave England in further strife at 23 for three in eight overs.
15:31  - Eng 19-2 (7 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kumar still getting a lot of movement with the new ball as it slants across Ballance, who is content to let it go. He offers no shot to the first three balls before defending one to the covers.

Kumar then slides it on the pads which Ballance flicks to the fine leg region for a single.

Kumar then gets it to move away from right-hander Joe Root but there is too much of movement and is called a wide.

Another good over from Bhuvneshwar, whose figures read two for three in four overs inclusive of two maidens.
15:27  - Eng 17-2 (6 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kulkarni, who went for 15 runs in his first two overs, makes way for Mohammed Shami. He looks in good rhythm right from the outset bowling in the good channel on and around the off-stump to left-hander Ballance, who looks to defend.

Shami struggled with his rhythm in the Tests but seems to be in good flow right from the start today. His pace is also up in the high 130s, as Ballance can only manage a tight single from the last ball of that over.
15:23  Bhuvneshwar's double strike puts India on top:   - Eng 16-2 (5 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar strikes the first blow for India as he beats through the defences of Hales with an incoming delivery to bowl him for six. That was a full delivery and came in sharply as Hales looked to play a casual shot with any footwork.

Gary Ballance gets off the mark with a single before England lose another wicket. Cook tries to play the cut shot but there is not much width and he is caught by Raina at gully, who does well to hold on to a low catch.

Cook walks back for nine as England are reduced to 16 for two in the fifth over.
15:16  - Eng 15-0 (4 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kulkarni continues to build the pressure on Cook, who is still unable to find the gaps through the off-side. The left-hander is feeling the strain and is hitting the ball too hard but can't beat the fielders. He gets a lucky break as he throws his bat at a wide ball but gets a thick outside edge over the slips for his first boundary.

Two balls later, he finally gets it off the middle as he crashes a wide delivery through the covers for his second four as England reach 15 for no loss in four overs.
15:13  - Eng 6-0 (3 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Cook looks to steer Kumar to thirdman but Suresh Raina comes up with a good diving save at gully and saves the single. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni runs all the way to him to pat his back and so do some of his other team mates.

The next ball is powerfully hit through the covers and this time Ajinkya Rahane comes up with a stunning save with a full length dive. And again Dhoni runs up to congratulate him on his effort. The Indians are looking all charged up out in the middle.

Cook is again struggling to get off the blocks as he plays his second successive maiden over against Kumar. The England captain is on one from 14 balls.

Kumar has started off with two maiden overs in a row as England struggle to six for no loss in three overs.
15:10   - Eng 6-0 (2 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Debutant Dhawal Kulkarni to bowl the second over. His first ball in international cricket is driven for a boundary through the covers by Alex Hales, who gets off the mark in some style.

He inside edges the third ball as he again attempts the big drive through the covers as the ball goes past the stumps for a single on the leg side.

Cook gets off the mark with a single on the leg side before Hales again plays an unsure shot, looking to leave it but ends up steering it to the slips on the bounce.
15:03  - Eng 0-0 (1 ov) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for India and facing him is Alastair Cook, who is under pressure to get some runs and also lead England to victory in a do-or-die match for them.

Kumar gets good movement as Cook offers no stroke to the first two deliveries, which move away from the left-hander. He initially decides to poke his bat the third one and is beaten before he gets an inside edge to the next.

Cook is unable to get a run from the last two deliveries either as Kumar starts off in perfect fashion with a maiden.
14:51  India elect to bowl in 4th ODI, Kulkarni replaces Mohit:  India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl against England in the fourth One-Day International in Birmingham, on Tuesday.

India, who lead 2-0 in the five-match series, made one change to their team with Dhawal Kulkarni handed his ODI debut. He replaces fellow pacer Mohit Sharma.

Hosts England, who need a win to stay in the series, made three changes to their team. Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali and Harry Gurney coming in for Ian Bell, James Tredwell and Ben Stokes.