4th ODI: India vs England - As it happened...
Live update of 4th ODI between India and England from Edgbaston, Birmingham.
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Congratulations to India for a resounding victory.
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Ajinkya Rahane gets the MOM award for his brilliant 106.
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MS Dhoni says it was a perfect victory. He lauds his team for the impressive performance. Dhoni also states that Dhawan performed brilliantly after he was getting starts and also says his team relies a lot on openers and that came off today. He states Rahane is an automatic choice for the opening slot for place of Rohit. As for stats, Dhoni thanks everybody for their contribution.
Alastair Cook says he will want to improve his team keeping the World Cup in mind. He also praisees Moeen Ali for his performance today. Cook also cited they would have batted first and thinks India outsmarted them in all departments.
This is a fine victory and that too it was brutal batting after a sublime performance with the ball and fielding. Perfect win for Dhoni. The man-of-the-match award is coming up next with both skippers' views on the game. Stay tuned!
What a day for India. Mahendra SIngh Dhoni becomes India's most successful captain with 91 ODI matches win. Rahane slams his first ton in limited overs and Shikhar Dhawan scores a well made 91 after a dismal Test series earlier. This was also India's seventh successive ODI win in England. India lead the series 3-0 and the last match is just a consolation one. An important series win for the visitors. They were dismantled in the Test series. India's domination in ODI cricket keeps piling on.
Over 30.3 || Score 212/1
And the match is over. Dhawan caps it with a six over long on. Earlier, the second ball was whacked over cover for a four. Dhawan finishes with 97 runs off just 81 deliveries. India win by nine wickets.
Over 30 || Score 200/1
Dhawan hits the first ball over mid wicket for a four. Then he drags another ball over mid wicket and it's the same result. The next shot is cleared over the rope at wide long-on for a six. 17 runs come from Woakes' over.
Over 29 || Score 183/0
Ajinkya Rahane's fine innings comes to an end. He hits a low full toss straight to Cook. Gurney gets the wicket. Rahane's heroics saw him score 106. New man in is Virat Kohli.
AM Rahane c Cook b Gurney 106 (100b)
Over 28 || Score 176/0
Ajinkya Rahane scores his first ODI hundred of his career. Brilliant display this from the Mumbai batsman. He gets to the magical number by scoring a couple of runs through fine leg. With this innings and the World Cup six months away, Rahane has made a statement of intent.
Over 27 || Score 168/0
Dhawan carnage helps India pummel 16 runs off Gurney's over. He smacked a free hit over midwicket and the ball went deep into the stands. The last ball sees him at his innovative best after he moves on to the off side very quickly and steers one to the boundary through deep fine leg. Meanwhile, Rahane is on his way to his first ODI hundred.
Over 26 || Score 156/0
Rahane in the 90's and Dhawan has capped off with a good looking fifty. Indians are flying here and the target looks well to be achieved very soon. Rahane's fifty meanwhile was his seventh in 33 ODI games and his 3rd versus England.
Over 15 || Score 84/0
The pitch looks good for batting and these two are enjoying at the middle. Rahane hits Finn for a superb four with a gentle push straight through the ground. Ali gives five from his over and Rahane than clobbers Finn for a six in the final ball of the 15th over. Finn the victim here. A smashing shot in front of square and he is looking dangerous.
Over 12 || Score 66/0
Nine runs come from these two overs. Ali replaces Woakes and gives six from his first over. India batting well here. Both batsmen have got off to a very good start and it will be interesting to see where they go on from here.
Over 10 || Score 57/0
Chris Woakes comes in and Dhawan punishes him for three amazing shots for fours in the over. Two flick shots to the boundary and one a beautiful square cut. Dhawan going good here. He needs these runs. Could today be his day? India have their first half-century opening partnership of this tour. Quite late this but finally it does come.
Over 9 || Score 45/0
Dhawan and Rahane looking good. Both have played two crisp shots for a four each off Gurney and Finn respectively. India will hope to build on this good start!
Over 7 || Score 35/0
This chase has come alive. Rahane has taken the initiative. Dhawan slaps one to the boundary of Gurney, before Rahane hits a peach of a shot off Steven Finn for a four who replaced James Anderson. 15 runs come from these two overs. India going good here.
Over 5 || Score 20/0
After just managing four runs from the first four overs, Rahane slams Anderson for four boundaries in one over. Two through the mid wicket region, one shot through square leg and another one through the covers. Brilliant this!
Over 2 || Score 3/0
Anderson and Gurney start off with the proceedings. India being watchful here. There is no pressure as the target is minimal. But they need to see off the new ball.
India will hope to get off to a very good start. Important match this for the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. For England they need wickets as they defend a small total.
India will hope to get the match under their wraps, They need 207 to win with 4.14 runs per over. They can win the series if they win this match.
Over 49.3 || Score 206/10
So all over for the hosts. Shami wraps up their batting with castling Gurney for three. Staright fullish ball and Gurney goes. So all over for the hosts. Three wickets for Shami.
Harry Gurney b Shami 3 (9b)
Over 48 || Score 203/9
One more down for England. Finn departs for two runs trying to heave a shot over mid wicket and Jadeja castles him. Anderson up against Jadeja and the Indian crowd on the ground going gaga. One run from the over.
ST Finn b Jadeja 2 (8b)
Over 47 || Score 202/8
Ashwin to Ali, OUT, he makes room and a just to much of that! Misses this quicker one and loses his middle stump. England ripped apart here.
MM Ali b Ashwin 67 (50b)
Over 45 || Score 194/7
Ashwin comes in and Ali welcomes him with a boundary. Perfect sweep shot and the ball races off. Ali is the key here. A dropped chance! Woakes hits one right towards the hands of Ashwin and the bowler only got a hand to it on the dive. Meanwhile, Moeen cuts a shot fine to short third man and Raina charges in to hit the stumps direct. Woakes departs, What a match for Raina this one.
CR Woakes run out 10 (18b)
Over 44 || Score 188/6
Ali whips one over the boundary for six off Raina. It was a good shot over the mid wicket boundary. 11 runs come from the over. Jadeja gives five runs from his over. Ali brings up his half century. And he is the first English batsman to score a fifty in the ODI series.
Over 42 || Score 172/6
Shami gets the wicket of Jos Buttler. It was a length delivery, just nips back off the seam and the umpire's fingers went up. England meanwhile, are ticking on with the scoreboard with Moeen Ali scoring at a quick rate. Good counter this from Ali. He has already hit three fours and a couple of sixes.
JC Buttler lbw b Mohammed Shami 11 (24b)
Over 33 || Score 114/5
Well spinners continuing and have been bowling miserly spells. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina's good run continues as he picks up the wicket of Joe Root who looked good in there. Root gets out trying to play a reverse sweep. He couldn't keep the ball down and Kulkarni takes a simple catch. Half of England's side back to the dug out. India on top here. New man in Moeen Ali.
JE Root c Kulkarni b Raina 44 (81b)
Over 29 || Score 103/4
12 runs come from the next three overs along with a wicket. Jadeja takes Morgan's wicket which was a very soft dismissal. Morgan played that straight into the hands of the leg gully fielder! It was turning in and the batsman goes across to whip it straight to Raina, who takes a comfortable catch. What a tournament Raina is having. Meanwhile, just when England were building a partnership, they lost a wicket. Now they need to rebuild once again.Jos Buttler comes in.
EJG Morgan c Raina b Jadeja 32 (58b)
Over 26 || Score 91/3
Ashwin continues as Morgan comes forward to a tossed up delivery and just chips it over extra cover for four. Seven runs come from that over as Jadeja gives away five in the next. Raina comes in place of Ashwin in the 26th over and he has been good in the series so far. Four runs come from Raina's over. Run-rate going steady at 3.50.
Over 23 || Score 75/3
The spinners are bowling here and the English batsmen are dealing quietly in singles and twos. Busy players these (Morgan and Root) who also bring up their fifty-run partnership. Vital this for England's point of view.
Over 20 || Score 63/3
Shami strays in line and Morgan is quick to dispatch a ball to the boundary off his pads. Next ball he hits a sweet shot through the off side and that goes for another boundary. 10 runs come from Shami's over. Ashwin comes on and starts off with a wide that produces two runs after the batsmen steal a run. Four runs come from Ashwin's over.
Over 18 || Score 49/3
The Indian bowlers are keeping it tight and nice here. The run-rate has been reeling under 3:00 runs per over. But England will need Joe Root and Eoin Morgan to hang in there.
Over 15 || Score 41/3
English batsmen are finding it difficult to score runs as Kulkarni and Bhuvneshwar are offering no room what so ever to them. If England need to put up a big score, these two batsmen have to play a big role with the bat.
Over 13 || Score 35/3
Kulkarni has been called back into the attack in the 12th over. Smart move by skipper Dhoni. Both the batsmen are new to the crease and it will give the debutant some time to settle-down. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled seven overs on the trot, he needs a break now. Both the batsmen in the middle -- Eoin Morgan and Gary Ballance -- are playing cautiously.
Over 10 || Score 25/3
First ten overs of the match, certainly belonged to India. There seamers have bowled really well so far, especially Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who scalped two wickets within the gap of two balls and provide India crucial breakthroughs first up.
Over 9 || Score 23/3
Ballance Out! This time Shami gave India their third breakthrough. Full length ball, Ballance tried to flick it towards on side only managed to got the thick outside edge. And gave a simple catch to Rahane at covers. Ballance who played a crucial role in the Test series against India, failed to impress with the bat in the 4th ODI. Eoin Morgan is the new man in for the hosts.
GS Ballance c Rahane b Mohammed Shami 7 (19b)
Over 7 || Score 19/2
Mohammed Shami has been introduced into the attack in the sixth over, as the first change bowler. Shami replaced Kulkarni. After losing both the openers early on, Joe Root and Gary Ballance are in the middle. England need a big partnership from these two for the third wicket. India are dominating the proceedings at the moment.
Over 5 || Score 16/2
Double blow for England! Bhuvi bowled peach of a delivery to clean bowled Hales. A length ball came in after pitching and beat the defense of Hales, only to crash into his stumps. After two balls, the speedster got the better of English skipper as well, when Cook tried to play the ball towards third man, but found a fielder at gully in the form of Suresh Raina, who took a sharp catch. Hosts are in trouble.
AN Cook c Raina b Kumar 9 (19b)
AD Hales b Kumar 6 (7b)
Over 2 || Score 6/0
Dhawal Kulkarni, who is playing his debut match is sharing the new ball with Bhuvi. First ball, slightly over-pitched and Hales scored a boundary through cover region. But in rest of the over Kulkarni gave mere two more singles.
Over 1 || Score 0/0
Skipper Alastair Cook and Alex Hales are in the middle to open the England batting, whereas, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in hand. Perfect first over by Bhuvi as he was right on the money from the word go. Maiden over first up as he didn't offer any room to the batsmen to open England's account.
Toss: India have won the toss and elected to bowl first. One change in Team India, as injured Mohit Sharma has been replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni, who will make his ODI debut, whereas, England have done three changes. Ian Bell, Ben Stokes and James Anderson are being replaced by Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali and Harry Gurney.
Hello and welcome to our live updates of 4th ODI between India and England from Edgbaston, Birmingham.
India are certainly on the drivers seat in the five match series after winning two consecutive matches against England. In the 4th ODI, the tourists would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off within a few minutes from now.
The visitors have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after 133-run (D/L) and six-wicket wins in Cardiff and Nottingham in the second and third ODIs respectively. This was after the first ODI at Bristol was abandoned due to incessant rain.
At Edgbaston then, the Men in Blue will be hoping to wrap things up with one match remaining in the series. Their confidence will stem from the simple fact that England have been unable to challenge them in the two matches played so far.
If India win the 4th One Day, they will create history by clinching the series against England at their home after 24 long years.
So it can turn out to be a big day in Indian cricket.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.