India vs England, Mohali ODI: As it happened...



India vs England, Mohali ODI: As it happened...Zeenews Sports Bureau

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India have defeated England by 5 wickets to clinch the series 3-1. Rohit Sharma, opening the batting today, gave India a good start with a knock of 83 runs. Later Suresh Raina scored a quick-fire 89 off 79 balls to hand India a 5 wicket win.

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INDIA Overs: 47.3 II Score: 258/5 ( Raina: 89*, Jadeja: 21*)

Dernbach continues and Jadeja surprisingly not going for the big shot. This time he gets one past aquare leg for three runs. India win by 5 wickets.

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INDIA Overs: 47 II Score: 255/5 ( Raina: 89*, Jadeja: 18*)

Raina gets a couple of runs off Bresnan’s first delivery. Bresnan flicks the ball from one hand to the other before he delivers the ball and the umpire having a word with him and Cook. Raina pulls one awkwardly for a single. Jadeja takes a single off the last ball.

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INDIA Overs: 46 II Score: 251/5 ( Raina: 86*, Jadeja: 17*)

Dernbach starts off with a slower bouncer which Jadeja misses and the keeper gets only a hand to. This time Jadeja connects and takes a single towards deep square leg. Raina this time helps one to fine leg for another single. Runs coming all too easily and India are cruising to victory.

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INDIA Overs: 45 II Score: 247/5 ( Raina: 84*, Jadeja: 15*)

Bresnan starts off with one outside the off stump and Raina slashes at it but misses. This one is a bit shorter and a bit straighter too and Raina blocks it back to the bowler. Raina lofts this one straight over the bowler for a SIX. He gets a single off the next ball. Good cricket from Raina. Jadeja pulls the next one to fine leg for a single.

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INDIA Overs: 44 II Score: 239/5 ( Raina: 77*, Jadeja: 14*)

Tredwell giving the ball a lot of air and inviting the batsmen to go over the top but the batsmen patiently plays it down the ground for a single. This time Jadeja sweeps one for a four. Eight runs taken off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 43 II Score: 231/5 ( Raina: 75*, Jadeja: 8*)

Root to continue. Raina flicks one through fine leg for a boundary. Six runs off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 42 II Score: 225/5 ( Raina: 70*, Jadeja: 7*)

Tredwell into the attack now. Raina takes a single off the first ball and Raina dives again to reach home in time. Jadeja flicks this one for a single. Raina turns this one down the leg side for a single.Raina loses balance as he sweeps one from Tredwell. This one was wonderfully hit but is equally well fielded. Raina gets two runs. Five runs off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 41 II Score: 220/5 ( Raina: 67*, Jadeja: 6*)

Root replaces Bresnan. Raina gets a single off the second ball. Big appeal off the next ball but the ball was going down the leg side. This time Jadeja plays it really late through third man for a boundary.

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INDIA Overs: 40 II Score: 215/5 ( Raina: 66*, Jadeja: 2*)

Jadeja comes to the middle and gets a single off the very first ball he faces. This one is outside off stump and Raina pokes at it nervously but the ball doesn’t get the edge. Just two runs and a wicket off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 39.1 II Score: 213/5 ( Raina: 66*)

Dernabch now back into the attack. Starts off with a short one and Dhoni smashes it straight into the hands of the man at point. Big wicket for England.

MS Dhoni c Morgan b Dernbach 19 (21b 2x4 0x6)

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INDIA Overs: 39 II Score: 213/4 ( Raina: 66*, Dhoni: 19*)

Bresnan continues. Dhoni gets a single off the second ball. Raina gets a boundary towards fine leg with a fine flick off his pads. This one is short and Raina gets on top of that delivery and pulls it for a couple of runs. This one is even shorter ,it goes over Raina, and is called a wide ball. Bresnan drifting into the pads again and Raina flicks it for another boundary. Twelve off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 38 II Score: 201/4 ( Raina: 56*, Dhoni: 18*)

Finn into his final over and Dhoni gets a single towards fine leg off the first ball. Raina plays three dot deliveries but run rate is not a concern for India. Dhoni pulls the last ball away for three runs. 200 comes up for the Indians.

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INDIA Overs: 37 II Score: 196/4 ( Raina: 55*, Dhoni: 14*)

Bresnan into his seventh over. Dhoni works the first one off his pads for a single. Raina tucks one towards the leg side and get a couple of runs. Another couple of runs for Raina on the leg side again. Runs coming easily for India at the moment. Raina edges this one again but it goes wide of the man at first slip for a four. Raina gets to his fifty with that four. Bresnan bowls one down the leg side and that’s a wide. Gets a couple off the last ball.Fourteen off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 36 II Score: 182/4 ( Raina: 43*, Dhoni: 13*)

Batting power play has been taken. Finn to bowl and Raina edges one straight to the man at first slip. Celebrations follow but the umpire signals dead ball as Finn had dislodged the bails on his follow through. This time Raina connects a drive through covers for a single. Dhoni gets another single to get Raina back on strike. Raina gets another single off the next ball. A dramatic over comes to an end.

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INDIA Overs: 35 II Score: 178/4 ( Raina: 41*, Dhoni: 11*)

Root comes into the attack. Raina hits one inside out for a boundary. Raina leans forward to a flighted delivery from Root but misses it and Buttler breaks the stumps but Raina is safe. Five runs off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 34 II Score: 173/4 ( Raina: 36*, Dhoni: 11*)

The batsmen go through for a quick single and Raina may have been short had there been a direct hit. Finn to bowl his eight over. Big appeal for leg before wicket but the umpire rules in favour of the batsman. Raina looked uncomfortable fending off the short one from Finn. Dhoni leaves the next short one easily through to the keeper. This time Dhoni gives an over pitched delivery a gentle push and the ball races straight past the bowler for a boundary.

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INDIA Overs: 32 II Score: 165/4 ( Raina: 34*, Dhoni: 5*)

Finn bowls to Dhoni with two slips. Dhoni gets a boundary first ball and there is a huge appeal off the next ball. Dhoni gets a single off the next ball. Raina gets a single off the last ball.

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INDIA Overs: 31.1 II Score: 158/4 (Raina: 33*)

Steven Finn has been handed the ball now. Cook realises that England need a wicket desperately and Rohit Sharma is out first ball. The ball would have definitely gone down the leg side. A fantastic knock from Rohit comes to an end.

RG Sharma lbw b Finn 83 (93b 11x4 1x6)

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INDIA Overs: 31 II Score: 158/3 ( Rohit: 83*, Raina: 33*)

Raina smacks the last ball off Dernbach’s over through mid wicket for another boundary. Ten runs off the over.Rohit walks out to Tredwell and smacks it but the ball goes towards the off side for a single. This time Rohit paddle sweeps it through fine leg for another boundary. Seven runs off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 29 II Score: 141/3 ( Rohit: 76*, Raina: 23*)

Rohit guides one from Tredwell towards third man and plays it really late for a boundary. Fifty partnership comes up off just 27 balls. Seven runs off Tredwell’s over.

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INDIA Overs: 28 II Score: 134/3 ( Rohit: 71*, Raina: 21*)

Rohit slams a short ball from Tredwell towards deep point for a boundary. Dernbach is back into the attack. England need a wicket here. Raina pulls one from Dernbach for a boundary. Raina lofts this one over mid wicket for another boundary. Dernbach has been very expensive today.

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INDIA Overs: 26 II Score: 116/3 ( Rohit: 66*, Raina: 8*)

Rohit has hit two consecutive boundaries off Tredwell. Spin on operation from both sides for England. Rohit sweeps Patel for another boundary towards backward square leg. Raina taking his time to settle in. This time Raina sweeps and another boundary for India.

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INDIA Overs: 24 II Score: 95/3 ( Rohit: 50*, Raina: 3*)

Rohit Sharma gets to his fifty with six boundaries. Finally Rohit has summoned all his talent to deliver on the big stage for India. He needs to carry on and make most of this opportunity.

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INDIA Overs: 22.4 II Score: 90/3 ( Rohit: 48*)

Yuvraj and Rohit getting runs comfortably and are looking very settled in the middle. Tredwell has been tight with his line and length but the batsmen have rotated the strike well enough to not allow any pressure to build. Yuvraj is gone this time. The decision looked tight but the umpire got it right this time.

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Tredwell 3 (16b 0x4 0x6)

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INDIA Overs: 20 II Score: 79/2 ( Rohit: 38*, Yuvraj: 3*)

Runs have dried up a little with Kohli’s wicket but that should not be a problem for India as long as they done lose too many wickets. Yuvaj and Rohit are looking comfortable in the middle.

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INDIA Overs: 16.5 II Score: 72/2 ( Rohit: 33*)

Tredwell gets the wicket of Kohli.Kohli looks to push it to mid on but gives a simple catch to the bowler.

V Kohli c & b Tredwell 26 (33b 3x4 0x6)

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INDIA Overs: 16 II Score: 70/1 ( Rohit: 33*, Kohli: 25*)

Rohit guides the second ball from Dernbach to third man for a single. The next one takes the edge of Kohli’s bat but there is no slip in place and the ball races away for a boundary.

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INDIA Overs: 15 II Score: 64/1 ( Rohit: 32*, Kohli: 20*)

Samit Patel has been ordinary and runs are coming far too easily off his bowling. Four runs off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 14 II Score: 60/1 ( Rohit: 30*, Kohli: 18*)

Dernbach is hit for another boundary by Kohli off the first ball. India are scoring runs easily now. England need to pick up a wicket here but Dernbach hardly looking threatening. Eight runs off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 13 II Score: 52/1 ( Rohit: 29*, Kohli: 12*)

Samit Patel into the attack. Kohli steps down and whacks it straight over the bowler’s head for a boundary. Another couple of runs for Kohli.

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INDIA Overs: 12 II Score: 45/1 ( Rohit: 29*, Kohli: 5*)

Jade Dernbach comes into the attack. He starts off with a short delivery and Kohli smashes it to square cover for a single. Rohit plays a similar shot to a similar ball and gets another single. Dernbach bowling short consistently and the batsmen having no problems getting it away for runs. This one was short again and Rohit slaps it hard for a four.

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INDIA Overs: 11 II Score: 36/1 ( Rohit: 22*, Kohli: 3*)

Finn has been difficult to put away today. Kohli is beaten outside off stump. This time Kohli goes for the pull and the ball goes up in the air but falls safely between the wicket keeper and the fine leg fielder. Rohit fends off the last ball.

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INDIA Overs: 10 II Score: 35/1 ( Rohit: 22*, Kohli: 2*)

Bresnan gets this one to swing back into Rohit and the ball hits his pads. The bowler goes up in appeal but the umpire says no. This time Rohit gives him the charge and pulls it to mid wicket for a boundary.

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INDIA Overs: 9 II Score: 31/1 ( Rohit: 18*, Kohli: 2*)

Finn has managed to keep a check on Rohit with his line and length. This time Finn beats him outside off stump. Rohit pulls another short one towards square leg for another boundary.

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INDIA Overs: 8 II Score: 26/1 ( Rohit: 13*, Kohli: 2*)

Rohit walks down and tries to get the ball past Pietersen at mid off who gets a hand on to it but cannot hold on. This time Kohli hits the ball in the air again and it falls just short of Pietersen at mid off the batsmen take a couple of runs.

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INDIA Overs: 7 II Score: 23/1 ( Rohit: 12*, Kohli: 0*)

Finn has tightened the screws on Rohit. This time he pulls a short one but does not tie it well and he gets three runs. Just three runs off the over.

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INDIA Overs: 6 II Score: 20/1 ( Rohit: 9*, Kohli: 0*)

Kohli comes out to the wicket and is greeted with a beautiful delivery that beats him outside off stump. Kohli leaves the next two deliveries.

G Gambhir c Buttler b Bresnan 10 (16b 2x4 0x6)

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INDIA Overs: 5.3 II Score: 20/1 ( Rohit: 9*)

Bresnan continues and Gambhir starts and stops yet again. Gambhir is out. That bakll was pitched outside off and Gambhir gets a faint nick to Buttler behind the wicket.

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INDIA Overs: 5 II Score: 20/0 ( Gambhir: 10*, Rohit: 9*)

Rohit struggling to get the ball away for singles but is looking good with his defence. This time Finn beats him outside off stump and the bounce on that ball made it even more difficult for Rohit to judge it. This one is on the pads and Rohit flicks it with ease for a boundary.

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INDIA Overs: 4 II Score: 16/0 ( Gambhir: 10*, Rohit: 5*)

Bresnan to continue. Gambhir gets a couple of runs to square leg. He smashes the next one but the man at covers pulls off a brilliant diving effort to save what would have been a certain boundary. This time Gambhir drives it and manages to bisect the fielders for a four.

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INDIA Overs: 3 II Score: 10/0 ( Gambhir: 4*, Rohit: 5*)

This one from jabs in to Rohit who fends it away. Much straighter this time and Rohit playes it with a straight bat to the bowler. Rohit looking nice and comfortable in the middle. Maiden over from Finn.

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INDIA Overs: 2 II Score: 10/0 ( Gambhir: 4*, Rohit: 5*)

Bresnan will bowl from the other end. Rohit strokes the first one away safely. This ball is bowled in the pads and Rohit calmly plays it to the fielder at short mid wicket. This one was short and Rohit pulls it with ease to the deep square leg for a four. Gets a single off the next ball to third man.

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INDIA Overs: 1 II Score: 5/0 ( Gambhir: 4*, Rohit: 0*)

Finn starts off proceedings for England. Starts off with a wide delivery to Gambhir. Gambhir drives one but hits it straight to the man at covers. He nearly played the next ball on to his stumps. This one has been hit straight down the ground and it gets him a four.

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England have scored a competitive 257 for the loss of 7 wickets in their quota of 50 overs. Cook and Pietersen top scored with 76 runs each for the visitors. Root played an invaluable knock of 57 not out to help England post a challenging score on the board.

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ENGLAND Overs: 50 II Score: 257/7 ( Root: 57*, Tredwell: 7*)

Shami Ahmed will bowl the final over of the innings. Short one from Shami and Root pulls it, and manages to keep it just wide of the man at square leg, for a four. Root gets to his fifty.This time Root hits it down the ground for another boundary. Good Yorker from Shami this time but the batsmen take a single off an over throw. Tredwell gets it past point for a four. Single off the final ball of the last over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 49 II Score: 242/7 ( Root: 48*, Tredwell 1*)

Buttler comes out and smashes it over the bowler and the side screen for a massive SIX. Another similar shot but this time its a four. Buttler showing what he is capable of. This time Buttler hits a wide one straight to Yuvraj at covers.Tim Bresnan walks out to the middle. Another one falls in a similar fashion. This time its Bresnan who is dismissed at the same position.

JC Buttler c Yuvraj Singh b Jadeja 14 (9b 1x4 1x6)

TT Bresnan c Yuvraj Singh b Jadeja 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)

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ENGLAND Overs: 48 II Score: 231/5 ( Root: 48*, Buttler: 4*)

Ishant continues and bowls a couple of good yorkers. This time Root reverse sweeps another full ball for a boundary. Root tries a similar shot to a slower one from Ishant this time and the ball drops just in front of Rohit at short third man. Ishant bowls a fantastic over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 47 II Score: 224/5 ( Root: 43*, Buttler: 3*)

Jadeja into the attack now.Root seeps in the air and Raina drops a dolly. Just three runs off this over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 45.5 II Score: 220/5 ( Root: 42*)

Ishant comes back into the attack. Root reverse sweeps the first ball over fine leg for a boundary. Gets a single off the next ball and now its KP on strike. Length ball from Ishant and KP smashes it over mid off for another boundary. This one is hoiked over mid-wicket and log on for a massive SIX. This time Ishant castles KP’s stumps with a perfect Yorker.

KP Pietersen b I Sharma 76 (93b 7x4 1x6)

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ENGLAND Overs: 45 II Score: 205/4 ( Pietersen: 66*, Root: 37*)

Root flicks one from Ashwin past the man at square leg for a SIX. Another sweep from Root gets him a couple of runs. Root smashes another short and wide ball for a four. Gets a single this time. This time KP goes over mid off for a four.

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ENGLAND Overs: 44 II Score: 188/4 ( Pietersen: 62*, Root: 24*)

Pietersen blasts one through covers and it just beats Ishant to go for a four. KP pulls a short ball clumsily in the air but the ball falls in no man’s land and the batsmen go through for a single. KP gets another four off the last ball.

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ENGLAND Overs: 43 II Score: 176/4 ( Pietersen: 52*, Root: 22*)

Raina continues from the other end. KP goes down the pitch and Raina slides it down the leg side but the batsman gets some pad on it. This time KP edges one deliberately for a four towards third man. KP gets to his fifty with that shot. Gets a single off the last ball.

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ENGLAND Overs: 42 II Score: 168/4 ( Pietersen: 47*, Root: 20*)

Shami Ahmed back into the attack. Root pierces the gap with an elegant drive on the off side which goes for a four. Root looking comfortable in the middle and guiding deliveries for singles all around the wicket. This time Root inside edges one onto his pads.

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ENGLAND Overs: 41 II Score: 161/4 ( Pietersen: 47*, Root: 13*)

Suresh Raina into the attack. KP gets the first one away for a single. Huge appeal off the third ball. Root tries to reverse sweep this ball but can’t get it past Ishant at short fine leg. Four from the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 40 II Score: 157/4 ( Pietersen: 46*, Root: 11*)

Ishant beats KP outside off stump yet again. Pietersen gets a single to mid-on. Ishant’s line and length has been outstanding today. Root drives one for a couple of runs towards covers.

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ENGLAND Overs: 39 II Score: 154/4 ( Pietersen: 45*, Root: 9*)

Pietersen gets a single towards third man. Roota gets a four to fine leg this time. Jadeja bowling with a slip in place.

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ENGLAND Overs: 38 II Score: 149/4 ( Pietersen: 44*, Root: 5*)

Root has replaced Patel in the middle. Ishant continues. This one takes the edge but there are no slips and the ball races to third man for a single. Another edge and this time there was a slip in place but Kohli drops it. Kohli should have gone in with both hands on this ball. Another one beats Root outside off stump. Gets a single towards third man. Pietersen flicks on for a single. End of an adventurous over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 36.3 II Score: 142/4 ( Pietersen: 42*)

Jadeja bowling a good line and length. Samit Patel has been dismissed. Patel hits one straight to Jadeja who takes a nice catch.

SR Patel c & b Jadeja 1 (10b 0x4 0x6)

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ENGLAND Overs: 36 II Score: 142/3 ( Pietersen: 42*, Patel: 1*)

Ishant comes back into the attack. KP trying a few odd shots. Walks out and tries to clip one towards the leg side, beaten comprehensively. This one is much better from KP, he smashes it towards cover for a couple of runs. This is a terrific delivery from Ishant, the ball moves in beats KP but goes just over the stumps. Gets a single off this time.

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ENGLAND Overs: 35 II Score: 138/3 ( Pietersen: 39*, Patel: 0*)

Samit Patel replaces Morgan. Jadeja bowls a maiden.

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ENGLAND Overs: 34 II Score: 138/3 ( Pietersen: 39*)

Eoin Morgan has been dismissed. Morgan tries to chip it over long on but manages to lob it into the hands of Yuvraj Singh who takes a good catch running backwards.

EJG Morgan c Yuvraj Singh b Ashwin 3 (6b 0x4 0x6)

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ENGLAND Overs: 33 II Score: 136/1 ( Pietersen: 38*, Morgan: 2*)

Jadeja continues. Singles taken easily off this over. Four runs from it.

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ENGLAND Overs: 31.5 II Score: 132/2 ( Pietersen: 36*)

Ashwin has looked very ordinary in this match so far. Cook sweeps another one for a boundary. This time off the back-foot and Ishant saves a certain boundary. Cook is gone. This one was quicker from Ashwin and the ball hits Cook’s pads. The ball looked to be pitching outside leg but umpire Sudhir Asnani raises his fingers and Cook is gone.

AN Cook lbw b Ashwin 76 (106b 13x4 0x6)

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ENGLAND Overs: 31 II Score: 127/1 (Cook: 72*, Pietersen: 35*)

Cook gets a top edge on an attempted sweep but the ball lands safely in front of fine leg and the batsmen scamper through for a single. Cook walks out and plays one in the air but again the ball lands safely. Six off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 30 II Score: 121/1 (Cook: 70*, Pietersen: 31*)

Pietersen walks out again to Ashwin and gets a single to mid on. Another short one on the leg side and Cook helps it for another couple of runs. Ashwin has looked ordinary so far. Just four runs off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 29 II Score: 117/1 (Cook: 67*, Pietersen: 30*)

Pietersen gets a single off the first ball off the over from Jadeja. Cook gets a single to fine leg. This one was bowled a bit slower in the air and he beats KP outside off stump. Three off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 28 II Score: 114/1 (Cook: 66*, Pietersen: 28*)

Ashwin comes over the wicket this time. Another short one and Cook smashes it but it goes straight to the man at deep square leg. Pietersen steps out and Ashwin adjusts his length but Ishant makes a mess of it in the outfield and the ball goes for a boundary.

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ENGLAND Overs: 27 II Score: 108/1 (Cook: 65*, Pietersen: 23*)

Jadeja continues. Cook attempts to sweep but he misses the ball which hits his pads. Jadeja causing a few problems for Pietersen.

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ENGLAND Overs: 26 II Score: 106/1 (Cook: 65*, Pietersen: 22*)

Pietersen gets a single off the first ball from Ashwin. Runs are coming a bit too easily for England now. Another short one from Ashwin and this time Cook crashes it for a four. Similar ball from Ashwin and Cook whacks it towards backward point for another boundary. Nine off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 25 II Score: 97/1 (Cook: 57*, Pietersen: 21*)

Jadeja is into the attack. He has been very effective in this series so far. Cook sweeps one hard towards square leg and Rahane puts in a fantastic effort but can’t save the ball from going for a four. Seven off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 24 II Score: 90/1 (Cook: 52*, Pietersen: 19*)

Ashwin has looked very ordinary in this spell so far. He has been hit around for singles all too easily. Two runs off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 23 II Score: 88/1 (Cook: 51*, Pietersen: 18*)

Kumar continues. Cook gets to his fifty. He has had to work hard for runs in this innings but has managed to latch on to the loose deliveries and has taken singles regularly. Just three off the over and Kumar completes his spell.

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ENGLAND Overs: 22 II Score: 85/1 (Cook: 49*, Pietersen: 17*)

Ashwin is being nudged around all too easily for singles. Pietersen smashes this one straight past the bowler for a boundary. First sign of good timing from KP. Eight off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 21 II Score: 77/1 (Cook: 47*, Pietersen: 11*)

Kumar into the attack. He has caused problems for both batsmen and he continues to do so. Cook is beaten outside off stump yet again. Cook gets a single this time off one bowled at the pads. Big appeal this time but the umpire is unmoved.

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ENGLAND Overs: 20 II Score: 75/1 (Cook: 46*, Pietersen: 10*)

Ashwin continues. Singles being taken easily off Ashwin. Ashwin needs to make sure that the pressure is maintained. Five singles off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 19 II Score: 70/1 (Cook: 43*, Pietersen: 8*)

Pietersen gets a single off Shami’s first delivery off the over. Cook now helps one on the pads for a four towards fine leg. A single taken off the last ball.

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ENGLAND Overs: 18 II Score: 64/1 (Cook: 38*, Pietersen: 7*)

Ashwin is into the attack and he starts off with a short one outside off stump which Pietersen gets back back to and cuts for a couple of runs. Another single off the second ball. Cook gets a single this time towards square leg. That one was smashed by KP and Rohit pulls off a fantastic save at covers.

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ENGLAND Overs: 17 II Score: 59/1 (Cook: 37*, Pietersen: 3*)

Shami Ahmed is back into the attack. Pietersen has been poking at balls outside off stump. Shami beats him outside off stump on two consecutive occasions. Just a single from the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 16 II Score: 58/1 (Cook: 37*, Pietersen: 2*)

Ishant has been causing problems for both batsmen. Cook beaten outside the off stump by some late movement. A wide from Ishant. The last ball is short and Cook pulls for a boundary.

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ENGLAND Overs: 15 II Score: 53/1 (Cook: 33*, Pietersen: 2*)

Kumar into his eight over. Pietersen gets a couple of runs off the second third ball. Should make KP feel a lot better. Just two off the over.

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ENGLAND Overs: 14 II Score: 51/1 (Cook: 33*, Pietersen: 0*)

Ishant looking in good rhythm. The second ball is left by Cook but the ball goes very close past the stumps. This one is bowled on the pads and Cook helps it through fine leg for a boundary.

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ENGLAND Overs: 13 II Score: 47/1 (Cook: 29*, Pietersen: 0*)

Kumar into his seventh over. Gets a single down to deep square leg off the third ball. Dhoni standing up to the stumps to Kumar. Pietersen looking uncomfortable in the middle.

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ENGLAND Overs: 12 II Score: 46/1 (Cook: 28*, Pietersen: 0*)

Ishant to continue. Pietersen is hit by an in-swinging delivery. Huge appeal off Ishant’s fourth delivery. Pietersen hit on the pads by another one coming in sharply. That one looked really close. The batsmen get a couple of runs. Pietersen chooses to drag his hand in instead of his bat to avoid being run out.

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ENGLAND Overs: 11 II Score: 44/1 (Cook: 28*, Pietersen: 0*)

A bye off the first ball from Kumar. Cook gets one through square leg for a couple of runs. This one is punched down the ground for a boundary.

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ENGLAND Overs: 10 II Score: 37/1 (Cook: 22*, Pietersen: 0*)

Ishant continues to Bell. The first ball is left alone by Bell. The second ball nearly took the edge of Bell’s bat. Bell is dismissed. Ishant gets the break through for India. Bell trying to hit over extra cover and Kumar takes a good diving catch at third man. Wicket maiden from Ishant.

IR Bell c Kumar b I Sharma 10 (25b 2x4 0x6)

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ENGLAND Overs: 9 II Score: 37/0 (Cook: 22*, Bell: 10*)

Cook beaten by Kumar outside the off stump. This one is hit through the covers by Cook and it gets him another boundary. Cook has been placing the ball to perfection.


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ENGLAND Overs: 8 II Score: 33/0 (Cook: 18*, Bell: 10*)

Cook smashes three boundaries of a Shami Ahmed over. Cook looks to be in a punishing mood. Kumar is hit for two boundaries.Runs starting to come easily for England Now. Ishant is into the attack now. Good over bowled by him.

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ENGLAND Overs: 5 II Score: 12/0 (Cook: 5*, Bell: 2*)

Another maiden over from Kumar. Earlier, Cook scored the first boundary of the England innings off Shami Ahmed. It was a full delivery from Ahmed and Cook drove it past extra cover region for four.
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ENGLAND Overs: 3 II Score: 6/0 (Cook: 1*, Bell: 2*)

A maiden over from Kumar. He sharing the new ball with Shami Ahmed whose first went for two runs including a wide.
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ENGLAND Over: 1 II Score: 4/0 (Cook: 1*, Bell: 1*)

So, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has begun the proceedings for India while Alastair Cook and Ian Bell open the innings for England. Four runs from the over including two wides.
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TOSS: India have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

With a lead of 2-1 in the series and the tag of the top-ranked ODI team, India will look to seal the series in Mohali when they take on England on Wednesday. The hosts lost the opening match of the series but bounced back in the next two with comprehensive victories that would have raised their confidence. With Virat Kohli’s return to form and Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round contributions, India look in a comfortable zone. Their only concern is the form of their opening pair of Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane.

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Teams (from):

India: Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed

England: Alastair Cook(c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler(w), Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach