Friday, October 21, 2011

India won the series

India won the much published ODI series against England at home and now attaining the unstoppable series lead of three nil against England. India and England both have young team and team for the future and England backed by a thumping all series win against India at England but here in India England fails to take the psychological advantage over India. With a completely new look bowling unit and batting unit at the third ODI at Mohali, Cook won the toss and no hesitant to bat first. England scored well this time with a dependable 298 and set India a target of 299 in fifty overs. Indian bowlers bowled good in patches in a batting paradise at Mohali, the pitch having the true and dependable bounce with batsman can rely upon.

India in its chase, both the opens came good, the little Pathiv, unlucky to be given out leg before as the replay show the ball pitched outside leg stump, never less he had done the hard work and right to be disappointed with, and he scored 38 and have a good partner ship with Rhanne the other opener for over 70 runs first wicket stand. Rhanne scored career best 92, with some good batting and no lusty heat over and a good innings and attained the run chase and good average. Fell to Finn the fast bowler, but got him out to a slow ball, then Gambhir score a good fifty, out in the batting power play, and then start the mini collapse having Raina failed without troubling the scorer. If kohli would have been taken by England stumper then India would have faced stiffer difficult task but KohlIi scored brisk thirty five before being LBW to Swann excellent delivery of off spin. Kohlli completely foxed by the offie and in desperation Kohlii hit the bat in his right leg, to be surprised by England fielders who are rejoicing of the wicket they have taken.

Then the crucial partnership between Dhoni and Jadeja the dependable almost of seventy run stand and both played effortlessly without pressing the panic button having required rate of more than nine per over and close to ten. India won the third match in this series by four balls to spare having two consecutive fours by Dhoni in the last over, where India requires only 7 and thus India won this third match of five match series and won the series. This match shows on the perspective of India some beauty full bating display from Rahanne, Gambhir, Dhoni, Jadeja and able to chase a difficult target.


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