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September 05, 2014


22:30  Root's century helps England avoid whitewash:    England win by 41 runs!!!

Ind 253-all out (48.4 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Even though the match looks out India's reach Jadeja is surely giving the fans some entertainment with his amazing stroke play.

He makes room and crashes Finn through the covers for a four before rocking back and cutting a short ball over the off-side for another boundary.

But Finn gets revenge as Jadeja ends up dragging it back on to his stumps as India are bowled out for 253 in 48.4 overs to lose by 41 runs.

Jadeja is dismissed after a splendid innings of 87 from 68 balls, having hit nine fours and two sixes.

England avoid the whitewash as India win the five-match series 3-1. The one-off T20 International match will be played in Birmingham, on Sunday, September 7.
22:22   Ind 244-9 (48 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

India have a slight sniff courtesy of Jadeja, who has smashed 30 runs in the last two overs.

England's most experienced bowler comes back and he does well to keep Jadeja quiet, who decides against taking the singles for the first three balls.

Anderson tries the slower bouncer as Jadeja pulls it square on the leg side for a boundary. He again retains strike with a single from the last ball.

Umesh Yadav has not had the strike in the last three overs as Jadeja decides to do it on his own.
22:17    Ind 239-9 (47 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Jadeja has not given up hope. He makes room and plays a cracking drive through the covers for a four before he guides a full toss to the fine leg region where the fielder lets one go through his hands for another four.

The left-hander then flicks it towards deep midwicket for two runs and then makes room to crash the next ball through covers for another four.

He pulls the last ball for a single to retain strike. 15 runs from the over leave India with 56 needed from three overs for victor.
22:17    Ind 224-9 (46 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Jadeja heaves Woakes for a six to to raise his half-century in grand fashion, from just 48 balls.

Two balls later, he hoists another full delivery into the stands over long-on for the same result.

The left-hander then pulls a short ball to deep midwicket for a couple and retains the strike with a single from the last ball.

India need 71 runs from four overs for victory but have just one wicket in hand.
22:17    Ind 209-9 (45 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

India continue to inch closer towards defeat as Bhuvneshwar Kumar is run out for one as he attempts to take a second run after Jadeja had turned it on the leg side.

In the same over, Shami miscues a full toss and is caught in the covers for a duck.
21:58  India lose 7th wicket, England close in on victory:   Ind 204-7 (43 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

The asking rate has touched 12 runs per over with 96 needed from the last eight overs. Ashwin decides to go for a big hit but ends up lobbing a high catch on the off-side where it is taken by Finn.

Ashwin walks back for 16 as India are reduced to 204 for seven in 43 overs.
21:54   Ind 187-6 (40 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Anderson comes back and he continues his good showing with the ball. He bowls three dot balls in a row to Jadeja before giving away just three singles as the match continues to slip away from India's grasp.

Woakes comes back to replace Finn and he bowls another tidy over conceding just four runs.

India have scored just 27 runs from the Batting Powerplay as compared to 55 runs for England during the same period.

The run rate is well above the 10-run mark with 116 runs needed from 11 overs for victory with just four wickets in hand.

Eight runs from Anderson's eighth over as India reach 187 for six in 40 overs.
21:31  Dhoni out for 29, England in complete control:    Ind 173-6 (37 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

England keeping it short in the Powerplay as Dhoni turns the first ball off his hips to the fine leg region for one.

Jadeja continues to be aggressive as he turns the next square on the leg side for one followed by a single.

Finn strikes with the key wicket of Dhoni, who is caught in the covers for 29, to put England in complete control as India are reduced to 173 for six in the 37th over.
21:22   Ind 169-5 (36 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Woakes comes back as England decided to use pace bowlers instead of spinners in the Powerplay.

Jadeja pulls a short ball through fine leg region for a boundary followed by a couple and then slams another half-tracker through the covers for the same result.

Two singles from the last two deliveries gets India 12 runs from the over.


21:19    Ind 157-5 (35 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Jadeja comes down the track to Stokes and slaps him down the ground for a four past mid-on as eight runs come from the over.

India have taken the Batting Powerplay at the end of 34 overs with the score on 152 for five.

England's innings turned around the Batting Powerplay as Buttler and Root went after the Indian bowlers. England scored as many as 133 runs from the last 15 overs and India are faced with a similar task of 138 needed from the last 15.

Finn starts off the Powerplay well by conceding just five runs in the first over of Powerplay.
21:12   Ind 142-5 (32 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Dhoni comes down the track to Tredwell and lofts him over midwicket for a six followed by two singles as eight runs come from the over. With Dhoni out in the middle, India are still in the hunt despite needing 153 runs from 18 overs at an asking rate of 8.50.
21:01  Rayudu falls for 53, England in control:    Ind 132-5 (31 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Just when a partnership was about to develop, Stokes makes the crucial breakthrough in the form of Rayudu.

The right-hander hit a fluent 53 from 65 balls before he mistimed the pull shot and was caught on the leg side by Cook.

India are reduced to 132 for five after 31 overs.
20:55  Rayudu hits fifty to lift India after early wickets:   Ind 132-4 (30 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Rayudu continues to find the boundaries as he pulls a short ball from Woakes through midwicket for a four. He takes a single from the last ball to bring up his half-century, from 59 balls.

Tredwell is milked for five singles in the next over as India reach 132 for four in 30 overs. They still need another 163 runs from 20 overs for victory at an asking rate of 8.15.
20:47   Ind 119-4 (28 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Rayudu rocks back and punches a short ball through the covers for a boundary before he takes a single from the fourth ball. Dhoni retains strike with a single from the last ball of the over.

Tredwell replaces Ali and Rayudu decides to target him as he chips down the track and lofts him back over his head for a six. He then turns the last ball to deep midwicket for one as India reach 119 for four in 28 overs.

Rayudu is batting well on 44 from 55 balls and is keen to attack the spinners, while Dhoni is on 12 from 22 balls.
20:36   Ind 96-4 (25 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Tredwell was used for just one over before Finn is called back into the attack. The Finn-Ali combo is working well for England as the duo have never let the Indians off the hook and the latter picking up a couple of wickets as well.

Finn bowls a maiden over to Dhoni as India struggle to 96 for four in 25 overs, with 199 needed from 150 balls for victory.

Finn has given away just 19 runs in six overs, while Ali has taken two for 28 in seven overs.
20:23  Raina out for 18, India continue to slip:   Ind 91-4 (22 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Raina goes after off-spinner James Tredwell in his first over. He crashes the first ball through the covers for a four before Rayudu chips down the track and lofts it over midwicket for the same result to get 10 runs from the over.

Ali strikes with the wicket of Raina, who looks to cut but is caught behind for 18 as India continue to slip.
20:15   Ind 80-3 (20 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Raina drives a full delivery from Finn through the covers for his first boundary of the innings. Rayudu punches a full delivery down the ground for a couple as eight runs come from the Finn over.

Rayudu survives a shout for LBW against Ali but he comes down the track to the last ball and hits a straight six.

18 runs from the last two overs take India to 80 for three in 20 overs, with 215 needed from 30 overs for victory.
20:07   Ind 62-3 (18 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

India's batsmen have decided to cut down on their flashy strokes and take it easy for the next few overs. They collect four easy singles to take the score to 62 for three in 18 overs.
20:03   Ind 58-3 (17 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Ali breezes through his third over, giving away just two singles with one each to the two batsmen.

Raina is struggling against the extra bounce that Finn is generating. He somehow gets his loft over the fielder at mid-on to pick two runs as three runs come from that over.
19:57   Ind 53-3 (15 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Rayudu (6) plays another outrageous shot as he comes down the track to Finn and throws his bat at one. But he gets a thick outside edge which goes high in the air to thirdman where Woakes puts down an easy catch.

Two balls later, England put down another catch. Suresh Raina gets an edge but Cook is unable to hold on to another regulation chance, at first slip

Finn could have had two wickets in that over but instead India survive to reach 53 for three in 15 overs.
19:51  Dhawan falls for 31 to leave India reeling:   Ind 49-3 (14 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

After a few quiet overs, Dhawan decides to break the shackles as he slog sweeps Ali over midwicket for a six.

However, he perishes three balls later attempting the same shot. He misses the ball completely and is bowled for 31 from 44 balls.

India in big trouble at 49 for three in 14 overs with another 246 runs needed from 36 overs for victory at an asking rate of 6.8.
19:48   Ind 43-2 (13 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Change from both ends as Steven Finn replaces Anderson, who bowled an excellent first spell of two for 16 in six overs.

He also makes a good start, giving away two singles. Rayudu was lucky not to have edged the last ball which went past the edge of the bat.

India are struggling to get going after early wickets and are on 43 for two in 13 overs.
19:43   Ind 41-2 (12 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Off-spinner Moeen Ali comes into the attack. The second ball grips and turns as it beats Dhawan, who comes down the track to the fourth ball and takes a single to long-off.

Rayudu also chips down the track to the last ball and gets a single to long-on as Ali makes a tidy start.
19:40    Ind 39-2 (11 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

After being taken apart by the Indian batsmen in the last match, Anderson has made a superb comeback. Rayudu gets a single from the last ball before Dhawan plays four dot balls in a row and manages just one from the last ball.

Anderson has been excellent with the ball, taking two for 16 in six overs so far.
19:37   Ind 37-2 (10 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Dhawan breaks the shackles with two boundaries in a single over off Woakes. A short wide delivery is sent crashing through the covers by the left-hander before he punches a full delivery down the ground to take India to 37 for two in 10 overs.

Dhawan is batting on 22 from 27 balls, while Rayudu is on one from nine balls. India need 258 runs from 40 overs for victory at an asking rate of 6.45.
19:30   Ind 28-2 (8 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Ambati Rayudu gets off the mark with a single before Dhawan throws his bat at a wide ball but it goes on the bounce to thirdman.

Woakes concedes just three runs in his fourth over as India reach 28 for two in eight overs.


19:26  Anderson scalps Kohli again, India lose 2nd wicket:    Ind 25-2 (7 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Kohli has fallen yet again to his nemesis Anderson. He gets a thick outside edge which is well taken by Cook at first slip to give England their second wicket.

Once again the same mode of dismissal as Kohli pokes his bat at the wide outswinger but manages only an edge. He was out a few times in the Test series in the same fashion and he does not seem to have worked on his weakness.

Kohli walks back for 13 as India are reduced to 25 for two in seven overs.
19:21   Ind 24-1 (6 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Woakes slips one down the leg side and Kohli nudges it round the corner for a boundary followed by three dot balls.

The right-hander steers the last ball past point for a couple as India reach 24 for one in six overs.
19:17   Ind 18-1 (5 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Kohli breaks the shackles as he flicks a full delivery from Anderson through midwicket for a four.

And four balls later, Dhawan plays a similar shot as he plays another lovely shot through the leg side to get nine runs from the over.
19:12   Ind 9-1 (4 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Woakes bowls a good second over to Dhawan, who plays some confident drives but is unable to beat the fielders on the off-side.

India have struggled to get going after that early wicket to reach nine for one in four overs.
19:08   Ind 9-1 (3 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Kohli flicks the first ball from Anderson to the left of fine leg and sets for a two but his partner Dhawan is not interested. Kohli has to scamper back from halfway down the pitch and manages to make it back to his crease but he is not happy and gives Dhawan an earful.

Dhawan then guides it to thirdman for one before Kohli blocks out the last two balls.
19:05   Ind 7-1 (2 ovs) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

Chris Woakes to bowl the second over. Shikhar Dhawan gets off the mark with a single off the first ball and Kohli does the same off the next.

Dhawan then throws his bat at a wide delivery which goes off the outside half of the bat through the covers for the first boundary of the innings.


18:59  Rahane out for a duck, India lose early wicket:    Ind 1-1 (1 ov) vs Eng 294-7 | Scorecard

India lose a wicket in the first over of the innings. Ajinkya Rahane hits a short wide delivery from James Anderson straight into the hands of the fielder at point to fall for a three-ball duck.

Virat Kohli survives a confident shout for LBW as he is beaten by the incoming delivery but he manages to see out the rest of the deliveries.

18:11  Root's century lifts England to 294 after poor start:   Eng 294-7 (50 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami to bowl the final over of the innings. James Tredwell takes a single from the first ball before Stokes is beaten off the next as he plays all over a yorker.

Stokes gets the next one right as he walks across and scoops a low full toss fine on the leg side for a four.

Shami then bowls a short ball which Stokes mishits it to long-on for one and Tredwell does the same.

The last ball is a full toss which Stokes hits on the leg side but Dhawan at midwicket gets an awkward and the ball goes past him for a four.

Stokes finishes unbeaten on a quickfire innings of 33 from 23 balls, while Tredwell made eight from five balls.

England finish on a huge 294 for seven in their 50 overs, having scored 133 runs from the last 15 overs.

Buttler provided the boost with his blazing knock of 49 from 40 balls, while Root guided the innings with a splendid 113 from 108 balls.
18:05   Eng 283-7 (49 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Yadav's struggles continue as he starts his new spell with a wayward full toss which is called a wide.

Stokes getting the runs at the end as he clips the second ball for two runs before depositing the fourth ball over midwicket for a six.

An expensive over from Yadav as he gives away 12 runs to finish with poor figures of one for 46 in six overs.
17:59  Woakes falls for 9, England lose 7th wicket:    Eng 271-7 (48 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami bowling at his best, sending down yorkers at will. He bowls a quick inswinging yorker which beats Woakes all ends up to bowl him for nine.

Another two yorkers before Stokes drives a half-volley through the covers for a much-needed boundary.
17:55   Eng 265-6 (47 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Stokes gets into the attack as he lofts Ashwin back over his head for a six. He again dances down the track to the next ball but gets a single to long-off.

Ashwin bowls a long hop which Woakes punches through the covers for a four. Stokes then attempts the ugly reverse sweep and misses it completely as 12 runs come from that over.

Ashwin conceded just 15 runs in his first spell of seven runs, but was slammed for 34 runs in his next three to finish with one for 49 in 10 overs.
17:51  Root falls for 113, England lose 6th wicket:    Eng 253-6 (46 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root perishes attempting another fancy shot. He tries to ramp it over short fine leg but ends up hitting it straight into the hands of the fielder inside the circle.

The local lad walks back to a standing ovation after a superb innings of 113 from 108 balls, having hit 10 fours and three sixes.

Chris Woakes is beaten outside the off-stump but he gets off the mark with a four as he steers a short wide delivery past point.

The last ball is a good yorker which Woakes defends back to the bowler.
17:43  Root hits century to lift England after poor start:   Eng 248-5 (45 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root brings up his century in grand style, from 105 balls, as he slog sweeps Jadeja over midwicket for a six. He tries to reverse sweep the next ball but mishits it past Dhoni for another four.

Root then gives Jadeja the charge and slams it over long-on for another six to make it 17 runs from the over.
17:41   Eng 231-5 (44 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami continues to do a good job with the ball. Root gets a single from the first ball before he bowls two dot balls to Ben Stokes.

However, he misses the yorker and the low full toss is hit through midwicket for a boundary by Stokes and he takes one from the next ball to make it six runs from the over.
17:40  Buttler run out for 49, England lose 5th wicket:    Eng 225-5 (43 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Jadeja gets Root to edge one as it goes past Dhoni for a boundary behind the wickets followed by a single to take his score to 96.

England lose the wicket of Buttler off the next delivery. The right-hander attempts the reverse sweep but is beaten as India's huge appeal for LBW is turned down.

As the appeal was taking place, Buttler had comes halfway down the track and is sent back but Dhoni has enough time on hand to complete an easy run out.

Buttler walks back after an entertaining innings of 49 from 40 balls, that helped England bounce back in the contest after a poor start.

His quickfire partnership of 108 runs from 81 balls for the fifth wicket with Root has given England a chance of getting to a competitive total.
17:29   Eng 220-4 (42 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

England have scored 62 runs from the last six overs including 54 in the Powerplay forcing Dhoni to make a change as Shami comes back to replace Ashwin.

India manage to stop the flow of boundaries as Shami concedes just six singles in the 42nd over.

Can England get 300? They need 80 from eight overs to get there.
17:20   Eng 214-4 (41 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root continues his attack on the Indian spinners as he slog sweeps the third ball but can't find the distance for three runs. However, he gets the last ball in the gap, sweeping it over midwicket for a boundary to get eight runs from the over.
17:17   Eng 205-4 (40 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

India continue to leak runs in the Powerplay. Root plays a beautiful drive through the covers along the ground for a boundary and he attempts another slog sweep after a few deliveries later but just a single to deep midwicket.

England are 205 for four in 40 overs with Buttler blasting 45 from 34 balls and Root on 81 from 91 balls.
17:14   Eng 197-4 (39 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Buttler reverse sweeps Jadeja to sweeper cover for two runs and then picks a single on the off-side.

Root slog sweeps Jadeja over midwicket for his first six of the innings as England get 12 runs from the over to motor along in the Powerplay.
17:12  Root, Buttler rally England after poor start:   Eng 185-4 (38 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin is brought back to replace Yadav, who went for 14 runs in his previous over. Buttler tries to cut the first ball but gets a thick outside edge for a boundary past wicketkeeper Dhoni.

The third ball is short and Buttler pulls it powerfully through the square leg region for another boundary.

Ashwin drops short again and this time Buttler lofts it into the stands over midwicket for a six to race to 40 from 28 balls.

Ashwin went for 15 runs in his first seven overs but was hit for 14 runs in his first four balls of this over.

15 runs from the over as England continue to lift the tempo in the Powerplay.
17:09   Eng 170-4 (37 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Buttler reverse sweeps Jadeja past short thirdman for a boundary to race to 25 from 19 balls and bring up the 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket from 43 balls.

But good comeback from Jadeja as he concedes just a single from the rest of the over to give away just five runs.


17:07   Eng 165-4 (36 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The Batting Powerplay comes into effect and Dhoni brings back pacer Yadav.

Buttler lofts the second ball over mid-off for a four before he cuts the next over the fielder at thirdman for a six.

A good start in the Powerplay for England as they get 14 runs from the 36th over.
17:03   Eng 151-4 (35 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Dhoni brings back pacer Shami, to replace Jadeja, who has bowled only four overs so far for 19 runs.

The first ball is on the spot as Root is hit high on the pads as he played from the backfoot but the LBW appeal is turned down.

He gets two runs from the third ball courtesy of an overthrow before he gets three from the last ball as he flicks a full delivery through midwicket.
16:56   Eng 143-4 (34 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Raina drops short and Root goes back to drive it through point for a couple and does the same off the fifth ball for another couple.

Just singles and twos for England, who get seven runs from Raina's seventh over.
16:55  Some stats to highlight Morgan's recent struggle in ODIs, courtesy of @OptaJim on Twitter. 21.7

"- Eoin Morgan averages 21.7 in his last 12 ODI innings, top score 40. In his preceding 12 he averaged 61.3 (6 x 50+ scores). Concern."
16:54   Eng 137-4 (33 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Buttler also getting frustrated as he chips Jadeja over the off-side but gets a single to sweeper cover.

Jadeja bowls another unplayable delivery as Root is beaten all ends up as the ball spins the face of the bat and narrowly misses the off-stump.

Four runs from the Jadeja over as England reach 137 for four in 33 overs.
16:52   Eng 134-4 (32 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Buttler misses out an opportunity to score as he plays a low full toss straight to the leg slip fielder, who stops it on the bounce.

Another tidy over from Raina, who gives away just three runs in his sixth over.

Raina is doing his job to perfection with the ball, keeping up the pressure in the middle overs and also taking crucial wickets.
16:50   Eng 131-4 (31 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

England will not give up sweeping despite the poor success rate. Ashwin, after a fantastic first spell of one for 15 in seven overs with two maidens, makes way for Jadeja.

Jadeja gets one to grip as Buttler is beaten before he reverse sweeps the left-armer through point for a four as seven come from that over.
16:48   Eng 124-4 (30 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The wicket of Morgan sees Dhoni bring back Raina in place of Jadeja. Root drives the first ball through the off-side for a boundary before he takes a single from the third ball.

Jos Buttler gets off the mark with a single before Root retains strike with one from the lats ball.

England are struggling on 124 for four in 30 overs.
16:45  Morgan falls for 14, England's struggle continues:   Eng 117-4 (29 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin continues to torment Morgan with five successive deliveries before the left-hander succumbs to the pressure.

He takes a few steps down the crease and looks to defend but the turns beats him and Dhoni completes an easy stumping.

Wonderful bowling from Ashwin as he bowled two successive maiden overs to Morgan to leave England crippling at 117 for four in 29 overs.

Morgan never looked settled at the wicket as he played a painstaking innings of 14 from 34 balls. This was the 20th time since 2011 in his ODI career that Morgan had fallen to an off-spinner.
16:42   Eng 117-3 (28 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Morgan once again hits close to the leg slip fielder as he flicks Jadeja fine for a single.

Morgan has struggled to get going against the spinner, batting on 14 from balls. Root must be getting frustrating at not getting enough of the strike to be on 40 from 59 balls.
16:38   Eng 113-3 (27 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Morgan attempts another reverse sweep against Ashwin but misses. Ashwin bowling it slow and giving a lot of flight to Morgan, who is unable to find the gap on the off-side.

He looks to sweep the last ball but again misses as Ashwin gets his first maiden over of the innings.
16:37   Eng 113-3 (26 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Raina, after a good first spell (4-0-15-1), makes way for left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.

He starts off with five singles in his first over as Morgan nearly hit the last ball to short fine leg but this time it went just a bit wide.

England have scored just 35 runs in the last 10 overs as India's spinners have taken control.
16:34   Eng 108-3 (25 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin bowls a beauty to Morgan, getting one to spin past the defensive prod of the left-hander.

Morgan takes a single from the next ball before Ashwin bowls a leg side wide to Root, who then picks two runs on the leg side.

Ashwin has gone for just 15 runs in his five overs, while Raina has given the same number of runs in four overs.

At the halfway stage, England are 108 for three with Root on 36 from 54 balls and Morgan on nine from 15 balls.
16:31   Eng 104-3 (24 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root turns Ashwin to square leg for one before Morgan comes forward and drives it past the cover fielder for a single.

Raina slips one down the leg side which Root turns to deep square for one.

Morgan then plays a powerful reverse sweep over the short thirdman fielder for a boundary to break the shackles and take England past the 100-run mark, in the 24th over.

He takes a single from the last ball to make it eight runs from the over.
16:29   Eng 96-3 (23 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin continues to keep up the pressure as he concedes just a single in his fourth over.

Root got the only single of that over as Morgan even attempted the reverse sweep but failed to beat the short thirdman fielder.
16:27   Eng 95-3 (22 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root has spent considerable amount of time at the wicket and will need to take over the mantle in the middle overs.

Raina breezes through his third over giving away just two runs.

England struggling against the part-time spin of Raina, who has taken one for seven in three overs.
16:24   Eng 93-3 (21 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Once again, India's spinners rushing through their overs. Ashwin bowls another quick over in the matter of a couple of minutes as Root and new batsman Eoin Morgan pick up a single each.
16:22  Cook out for 46, England lose third wicket:    Eng 91-3 (20 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Raina drops short but Cook is unable to beat the short thirdman with the cut shot before he takes one from the third ball to long-on.

Cook finally loses patience and top edges the sweep to be caught on the leg side by Dhoni after scoring 46 from 64 balls.

The England captain looked to steady the innings as he put on 52 runs from 13 overs for the third wicket with Root. But his strike rate of 71.87 left a lot to be desired with England once again struggling with the beat early on.
16:18   Eng 88-2 (19 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Cook plays the sweep against Ashwin but gets a top edge which falls safely on the leg side for a single.

Root then taps it on the leg side for one before his partner takes two runs from the last ball to make it four runs from the over.
16:13   Eng 84-2 (18 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

India introduce part-time spinner Suresh Raina into the attack after just one over from Yadav in his second spell.

Cook survives a huge appeal for leg before wicket as Raina concedes just two runs in his first over.

India already looking to build the pressure with some tight overs from their spinners.
16:09   Eng 82-2 (17 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

India introduce spin in the form of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as Bhuvneshwar gets a rest after a long first spell of one for 45 in eight overs.

England milk him for four singles in his first over as the off-spinner starts from round the wicket and looks to keep things tight at the start of his spell.
16:07   Eng 78-2 (16 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Yadav comes back for his second spell, replacing Shami, who bowled a tidy first spell of 11 runs in four overs.

Two singles from the first three balls before Jadeja's brilliance in the field nearly causes a run out. Jadeja dived full length to his left to stop a drive from Cook as the two batsmen had a slight misunderstanding but survived.
16:03  Root, Cook steady England after early wickets:   Eng 75-2 (15 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Root continues the momentum that England have built up in the last couple of overs. A half-volley from Kumar is hit down the ground past mid-off before the right-hander nearly inside edges the third ball back on to his stumps.

Kumar errs with his length yet again and Root plays another beautiful straight drive for the second four of the over.

Eight runs from the over as England reach 75 for two in 15 overs with Root on 22 from 25 balls and Cook on 37 from 48 balls.
15:58   Eng 67-2 (14 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Cook getting confident with every passing over. This time he punches a full delivery from Shami straight back past the bowler for another lovely boundary.

He plays another powerful cut shot off the last ball but Ravindra Jadeja makes a good diving stop to his left to save some runs.
15:55   Eng 63-2 (13 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Kumar comes on to bowl his seventh over on the trot. Root guides the third ball to thirdman for a single. Cook plays a cracking drive through the covers to take his score to 32 and bring some cheer to the English fans, who have had not much to do so far.
15:52   Eng 56-2 (12 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

India's pacers reeling off through their overs quickly, trying to build the pressure by drying up the runs.

Cook has once again struggled with his strike rate. After three dot balls from Shami, he throws his bat at a wide delivery but gets only a single to thirdman.

Root plays out two dot balls as just a single comes from that over.
15:46   Eng 55-2 (11 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar to continue as Dhoni again looks to get as many overs as possible off the young pacer with the new ball.

Cook turns the third ball on the leg side to bring up England's 50, in the 11th over.

Root looks in good touch right from the start as he smashes a short delivery from Kumar through the covers for his third boundary.
15:43  England struggle after early wickets in 5th ODI:   Eng 49-2 (10 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami looks set to bowl another tight over to Cook, who defends the first four balls, before taking a single from the fifth ball. But the last ball is short and Cook pulls it square on the leg side for a four.

England have reached 49 for two in 10 overs with Cook on 25 from 30 balls and Root on nine from 13 balls.
15:40   Eng 44-2 (9 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar beats Root with the outswinger as the ball goes past the outside edge. But he drops the next one short and Root pulls it confidently through midwicket for a four and is again beaten off the next ball. England are struggling to get off the blocks against the new ball on a good wicket and the two early wickets have not helped.
15:35   Eng 40-2 (8 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Mohammed Shami comes into the attack in place of Yadav, who took one for 18 in three overs in his first spell.

He starts off with a good probing first over, keeping it on and around the off-stump, and making Joe Root play as much as possible.

Root defends the first five balls before he takes a single from the last ball to retain strike.
15:30   Eng 39-2 (7 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Cook has another close shave. Another outside edge goes between first slip and the fielder placed at third slip for a boundary and he takes a single from the next ball.

Ali then plays a wild shot to one outside the off-stump but ends up getting an edge which is taken by Yadav on the thirdman fence to fall for nine.
15:29   Eng 34-1 (6 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ali was troubled by short balls during the Test series but Yadav gifts him a wide half-volley which he drives through the covers for a boundary. He repeats the shot three balls later for the same result as Ali looks keen to get after the bowlers.


15:22   Eng 26-1 (5 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Moeen Ali is promoted to No. 3 and he gets off the mark with a single on the off-side.

Cook looking to play through the leg side as he looks to shuffle across his stumps and drive it through midwicket and square leg. But he is unable to score any runs from the five deliveries as just a single comes from that over.
15:20  Hales out for 4, England lose early wicket:    Eng 25-1 (4 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Hales drives the first ball, which is full, down the ground for a couple.

Yadav's extra pace helps India make the breakthrough. Hales top edges the pull shot and is caught on the leg side by Rahane for four.

Cook gets one on the pads which he flicks through midwicket for a couple as England reach 25 for one in four overs.

15:15   Eng 21-0 (3 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar not getting any help with the new ball. Hales turns the third ball on the leg side before Cook flicks the next ball fine for a couple and does the same off the last balls as five runs come from the third over.
15:10    Eng 16-0 (2 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Umesh Yadav gets the new ball from the other end ahead of Mohammed Shami. Hales drives the first ball to the covers for a single to get off the mark.

A quick yorker to Cook, which he blocks cautiously, before Yadav sends down a short of good length ball which moves away.

Cook then gets a thick outside edge which flies past the slip region for a boundary.
15:10    Eng 10-0 (1 ov) vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for India and facing him is Alastair Cook, who gets off the mark with a single on the leg side, while Alex Hales gets a leg bye from the next ball.

Cook seems keen on attacking early on as he goes back and crashes a short wide delivery through the covers for a four and repeats the shot off the last delivery for the same result to get 10 runs from the opening over.
15:03  A milestone match for England captain Alastair Cook.

BBC TMS:
Alastair Cook leads England for the 63rd time in ODI cricket today, overtaking Andrew Strauss's record of 62, and already has the most wins as captain (33, one more than Michael Vaughan).
14:47   India have already clinched the ODI series 3-0 but have resisted giving a chance to leg-spinner Karn Sharma and wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson.

Even all-rounder Stuart Binny would consider himself lucky to miss out in conditions where his bowling could have proved to quite effective.

Sharma's leg-spin could have added a lot of variety to the Indian bowling, while Samson is one for the future and has proved his worth at every level he has featured so far.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has shared majority of the bowling workload right from the start of the tour including the Test matches but Dhoni has decided against giving him a break.
14:35  India win toss, elect to bowl vs England in 5th ODI:   India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl in the fifth and final ODI.

India, who have already won the series 3-0, have brought in Umesh Yadav to replace fellow pacer Dhawal Kulkarni.

Hosts England made two changes to their team bringing in James Tredwell and Ben Stokes in place of Gary Ballance and Harry Gurney.
14:32  India aim for clean sweep in Leeds ODI:  Having already won the series, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final One-Day International, in Leeds on Friday.

After the first game was washed out, world champions India have asserted their supremacy in the series by taking 3-0 lead to pocket the five-match series, which is their first in England since 2002, if the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy is neglected on account of a multi-team tournament.

India might consider a few changes to their line-up and give the benched players an opportunity to prove their worth.

Ambati Rayudu has done well in the limited opportunities afforded, but the think-tank will do well to give Sanju Samson a run-in as well. 

This 'dead-rubber' also affords a chance to rest Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami and presenting Umesh Yadav and Karn Sharma a much-wanted go at the opposition. 

However, in the past, this think-tank Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher has been very reluctant in handing out rest to over-worked bodies.