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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Highlights of India Vs England 5th ODI

After a 4-0 win already India seems to be targeting 7-0 looking at the way Indians played against England in 5th ODI against England at Cuttack. India won the 5th ODI by 6 wickets and are dominating the 7-match series with 5-0.

England were able to score 270 runs loosing 4 wickets in 50 overs, the first time they played all 50 overs in the series. Kevin Pietersen played the captain's knock of 111 batting at no. 3 and Owais Shah continued with his superb form scoring 66 of just 57 balls.

India made a superb start with Sehwag and Tendulakar. Sehwag was able to get 91 in just 73 balls and Tendulkar just completed his 50 before getting out.

Highlights of England batting ( 1st innings):

RS Bopara 24 AN Cook 11 KP Pietersen 111* PD Collingwood 40 A Flintoff 0 OA Shah 66*
IK Pathan 0/57 Z Khan 2/60 I Sharma 1/54 Harbhajan Singh 1/47 Yuvraj Singh 0/38

0-10 overs : England 68 /2.Good start by England but lost the wickets of the openers Bopara and Cook. But Pietersen batting at no.3 seemed to be in real nick. The 21 runs he made in this period were in just 11 balls and he had hit 5 fous.

11- 20 overs: England 105 /2: Though the run rate was not in skier, England played really well. Indian bowlers were not able to grab any wicket. Collingwood and Pietersen were playing on the safe side with ease.

21- 30 overs: England 157/3 . Eveything was going right for England except for the last ball of 30th over. Collingwood lost his wicket giving a superb catch to Zaheer at long-on in the bowling of Harbajan. Pietersen was superb as he completed his 50.

31- 40 overs : England 196/4. Flintoff was out in duck in the 31st over but England didn't lost wicket. Most of the overs in this part was bowled by spinners due to which not much of big scoring overs. Anyway, Pietersen and Shah went right.

41-50 overs : Finally England 270/4: What a great finish by Owais Shah. And Pietersen controlled the whole inning for his team with 111 not out. Shah proved he is a great finisher. I felt the final overs were in equilibrium.

Highlights of India Batting (2nd innings):

V Sehwag 91 SR Tendulkar 50 Yuvraj Singh 6 MS Dhoni 50 SK Raina 53* RG Sharma 8*
SJ Harmison 1/50 SCJ Broad 1/54 A Flintoff 0/43 SR Patel 0/23 GP Swann 1/56
RS Bopara 1/42

1-10 overs: India 53/0. What a start from Sehwag and Tendulkar. Scoring at a very good rate both seemed to be on fire. The quickfire from them forced England not to take the poweplay.

11-20 overs: India 138/1. Though Tendulkar departed in the 4 th ball of 20th over after making his 50, Sehwag is firing against the English Bowlers. Except the wicket of Tendulkar in last over it was superb batting by India and seems they can easily win the match. Complete dominance.

21-30 overs: India 179/3. Superb inning of Sehwag of 91 ends and Yuvi could not smash as he made just 9. But India still commanding.

31-40 overs: India 243/3: Great batting from the captain Dhoni and Suresh Raina. India in the doors of winning the match.Raina and Dhoni in verge of getting their fifties.

41 - 43.4 overs: Inda 273/4. India has won the match though they lost Dhoni. A great finish to the match. Superb batting from Indian openers and superb finish from Dhoni and Suresh Raina. India are now 5-0 in 7-match series.

1 comment:

  1. Very Nice commentary...



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