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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex, Ranchi,3rd ODI, Date - 19/01/2013, Toss won by - India
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  • India beat England by 7 wickets
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Commentary (India innings)

With England's backs against the wall, we move on to the fourth ODI at the PCA Stadium, Punjab, to be played on the 23rd of January at 1200 local time and 0630 GMT. Do join us for the coverage. Till then, goodbye and cheers!

The Man of the Match award goes to Virat Kohli for his 77. Kohli feels that he was batting well for a while and was getting out in different ways. Admits that he was getting frustrated in spite of preparing well before the matches. Believes that his feet moved well today and did not need to pre-plan before heading out to the centre. Stated that the wicket was hard and Finn did get some seam movement with some bounce when he got out today. He too appreciated the crowd for backing the home team. Kohli throws light on how he and the others practise on their fielding and try to save around 15 runs every game.

MS Dhoni gives full credit to his bowlers for bowling really well. The seamers started well and the spinners continued the good work. 150 wasn't enough for the English to defend, he feels and appreciated Kohli for his good knock. He looks for equal contribution from all his bowlers rather than one of them picking up five or more wickets. Admits that he was glad to come out to bat and jokes that Yuvraj would hit him if he said that he was happy when his wicket went down. Adds that he wasn't expecting to get out to bat at all. Applauds the crowd for coming in to the ground in huge numbers.

English skipper Alastair Cook feels that 150 or so was never enough to defend against India. He adds that his batsmen got out to defensive shots as opposed to the usual trend of attacking ones. Stated that the ball did nip initially and that the batsmen should have been more careful. Now they would look to regroup and come back to play well in the next game.

The Indian batsmen in reply got off to a rock solid start in spite of losing Rahane early. Kohli got to a half-century aided by Gambhir and Yuvraj with some good cameos. Dhoni came in to bat ahead of Raina to finish off the game and please the huge crowd in attendance.

England were left with little answers after they were routed out for just 155. They were dismissed for just 158 at Kochi and this is certainly not what they would have expected in their very next outing. Their batsmen failed on a good batting wicket while the Indian bowlers bowled with a lot of heart chipping away with wickets at regular intervals. Special mention goes to Jadeja who ripped the middle order apart. The pacers did well too, right at the beginning of the match.

The first ODI at Ranchi has seen India win the game comprehensively, going 2-1 up in the series with two more games left. Today, none of India's departments of the game, i.e, batting, bowling and fielding faltered. It has been some time since this has happened. Except for Ajinkya Rahane all the remaining batsmen got off to good starts and played some breath-taking shots in their short bursts at the wicket. This win also places Dhoni equal with Ganguly as the second most successful captain for India in ODIs, with 76 wins.

28.1 S Finn to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Victory for India, BY 7 WICKETS! THIS IS THEIR BIGGEST WIN AGAINST ENGLAND in terms of balls to spare, 131 balls to be precise! A short delivery at MSD's head, he swivels and pulls the ball away perfectly, finding the square leg fence and taking his country home at his home ground which is hosting its first ever ODI. What a script for the Indian skipper! 157/3

Finn back on!

27.6 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, And Dhoni smartly flicks this leg side delivery past mid-wicket for a single and retains strike for the next over. 153/3

27.5 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, A shortish delivery outside off, dabbed away to backward point. Five dot balls so far! 152/3

27.4 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Shortish once again outside off, Dhoni attempts to cut the ball but inside edges it to the off side. 152/3

27.3 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it. 152/3

27.2 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Shortish and quick outside off stump, punched away with little timing to the extra cover fielder. 152/3

27.1 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on off, Dhoni calmly tucks it away to mid-wicket. 152/3

India just need 4 more runs to gobble a victory as a new bat comes out for Dhoni.

26.6 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery on off stump, Kohli pats it away to mid-wicket. 152/3

26.5 S Finn to MS Dhoni, Bangs it short at Dhoni, he pulls it away without much timing to fine leg for one. 152/3

26.4 S Finn to MS Dhoni, FOUR! This shot is a testimony to the power this man holds in his arms! A fullish delivery on off stump at 138.8 kph, Dhoni drills it straight back at the non-striker's stumps. The ball deflects past mid off and still races away to the fence. 151/3

The crowd is going berserk, chanting Dhoni, Dhoni, Dhoni!

26.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A short of a length delivery on off stump, Kohli takes it from his chest and pulls it away hard to fine leg. Root, there does very well to pull off a tumbling stop, keeping the batsmen down to one. 147/3

26.2 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli defends it nicely to the off side. 146/3

26.1 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Kohli whips the ball away to fine leg for a couple of runs. 146/3

25.6 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Similar delivery around off stump, flicked away to square leg. 144/3

25.5 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Flighted up slowly outside off, Dhoni walks across and tries to flick the ball but misses and the ball strikes his pads. The Poms appeal but the impact is outside the line of off stump. 144/3

25.4 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on middle, Dhoni quietly pats the ball back to Tredwell. 144/3

If you are wondering why the crowd erupted after Yuvraj's wicket, this is why. The local boy, MS Dhoni comes out to the middle.

25.3 J Tredwell to Y Singh, OUT! Yuvraj is bowled and the crowd erupt expecting their local hero to come out to bat! Flighted up on off stump, straightens slightly after pitching as Yuvraj tries to defend but is beaten and the ball shatters into the off stick. This is the third consecutive time Tredwell has picked up Yuvraj's wicket in this series. Nevertheless, Yuvi has played a fabulous cameo today. 144/3

25.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up on middle and leg, flicked away through mid-wicket. 144/2

25.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flat and short outside of stump, punched away to extra cover. 143/2

24.6 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! On the other side of the wicket this time! Short and on the pads at 136.8 kph, Yuvraj plays a wonderful pull shot to the deep square leg fence. 143/2

24.5 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! That's a scorcher! Fullish, and pitched right up to the bat at 112.6 kph, Yuvraj plays a perfect cover drive this time, complimenting Kohli's shot earlier in this over, to the boundary. 139/2

24.5 J Dernbach to Y Singh, WIDE! Dernbach continues the short barrage to Yuvraj but it is too high and the umpire penalises him. 135/2

24.4 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A full slower one outside off stump, run down to third man for a single. 134/2

24.3 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A good length delivery on middle and off, Kohli defends the ball to mid on. 133/2

24.2 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Everyone seems speechless, but the crowd! A length delivery just outside off stump at 139.1 kph, Kohli comes nicely forward and plays a perfect cover drive to the fence. 133/2

24.1 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A short delivery outside off stump, Kohli cuts it hard but can't beat Morgan at point. 129/2

23.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Bye! A flighted delivery on off stump, everyone misses the ball and the batsmen get a bye. 129/2

23.5 J Tredwell to V Kohli, SIX! Flat as you like! Fullish on the pads, Kohli backs away and comes down the track to smash the ball in the gap and just over the ropes at mid-wicket. 128/2

23.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Stump to stump, without much spin, flicked away to mid-wicket. 122/2

23.3 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flat and short outside off stump, Yuvraj stays back and punches it away to long on for a single. 122/2

23.2 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flighted up outside off stump, Yuvraj defends the ball to point. 121/2

23.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Fullish and just outside off stump, driven away to deep cover for a single. 121/2

22.6 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! Nothing edgy about that shot! Fullish and angled across the off stump at 140.6 kph, Yuvraj comes forward to the line of the ball and drives it superbly through the covers to find the fence. 120/2

22.5 J Dernbach to Y Singh, Short at Yuvraj's body, he pulls it away with some top edge, enough to keep the ball over the mid-wicket fielder. He gets a couple. 116/2

22.4 J Dernbach to Y Singh, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Yuvraj punches it away with a straight bat to mid off. 114/2

22.3 J Dernbach to Y Singh, A good length delivery around off stump, Yuvraj pushes the ball back to Dernbach. 114/2

22.2 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! God bless Yuvraj and his timing! Full and on middle stump at 137.5 kph, Yuvraj flicks it, not completely off the middle. However, he imparts enough timing on the shot to find the mid-wicket boundary. 114/2

22.1 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A short of a length delivery just outside off, steered fine down to third man. The fielder does well out there to keep the ball in. Both the batsmen considered coming back for the second but turned it down instantly. 110/2

Dernbach back into the attack.

21.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery outside off, slow and flat, punched away to deep cover for one. 109/2

21.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Full on the pads, Yuvraj plays a sweep and middles it to fine leg, picking up a single. 108/2

21.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Floated up on off stump, Kohli flicks the ball through mid-wicket to pick up an easy single. 107/2

21.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, SIX! Boom! A flighted delivery on middle at 78.8 kph, Kohli dances down the track and sends it screaming over the long on fence for a biggie. 106/2

21.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Again a similar shot straight to the extra cover fielder. 100/2

21.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A shortish delivery on off stump, Kohli rocks back and punches the ball straight to extra cover. 100/2

20.6 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, A short one at Yuvraj's head, well swayed away to avoid getting hit. 100/2

20.5 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, Supreme timing in that shot! A length delivery just outside off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and punches the ball away past the covers for a couple of runs. 100/2

20.4 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, A back of a length delivery around middle, tucked away to mid-wicket. 98/2

20.3 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, FOUR! Yuvraj is in no mood to spend a lot of time in the middle! A short delivery, a slower one too at 118.7 kph. Yuvraj sits back and pulls it away off the middle to the mid-wicket boundary. 98/2

20.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery on off stump, dabbed down to third man for one. 94/2

20.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, WIDE! A wayward bouncer, over Kohli's head, wide signaled. 93/2

Kohli has got to his 22nd ODI fifty and his third against the Poms.

20.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Fullish and angled down the leg side, Kohli flicks it away wide of fine leg and picks up two to get to his half-century. 92/2

19.6 J Tredwell to Y Singh, FOUR! Yuvraj gets into the act now! Flighted up outside off at 82.8 kph. Yuvi chips down the track and smashes the ball over the covers for a lovely four. 90/2

Kohli has got to 4000 runs now becoming the fastest ever ODI player to get to this landmark after Viv Richards.

19.5 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Tossed up on middle, Kohli drives it to long on for one. 86/2

19.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away past mid-wicket for a couple of runs down to wide long on. 85/2

19.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli looks for the cut but mistimes it back to Tredwell. 83/2

19.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 83/2

19.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 83/2

18.6 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, Pitched up outside off stump, Yuvraj goes for a drive but the face of the bat opens up as the ball goes away to point. 83/2

18.5 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, Yuvraj nearly chopped that on! Bresnan thought he had him and was about to celebrate! A length delivery outside off, Yuvraj doesn't move his feet at all and tries to force it through the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes back on to the pitch next to his boot. 83/2

18.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on middle, whipped away past mid-wicket for one. 83/2

18.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, FOUR! Classy! A short delivery on middle at 131.5 kph, Kohli is into position early and pulls it over mid-wicket to pick up a fantastic boundary. 82/2

18.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Kohli is whiling away his time here! A length delivery around off stump, defended back to the bowler. 78/2

18.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli opens the face of the bat and defends it to point. 78/2

17.6 J Tredwell to Y Singh, A flat delivery on off stump, Yuvraj stays back and punches the ball to extra cover. 78/2

17.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Tossed up on off stump, Yuvraj comes forward and pats the ball down to mid on. 78/2

17.4 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flighted up outside off stump, defended to the off side. 78/2

Yuvraj Singh comes out with India sitting at a position from where they need half the runs needed to win the game

17.3 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, OUT! Almost a repeat of his dismissal in the first ODI! Only difference, the catch was taken at mid-wicket back then! Flighted up on middle and leg, Gambhir chips down the track and swings hard to clear mid on. However, he doesn't get enough on the shot and can't clear Root who takes the catch comfortably. 78/2

17.2 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 78/1

17.1 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, Flighted up on off stump, defended back to Tredwell. 78/1

16.6 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it nicely but can't get it beyond mid-wicket. 78/1

16.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on off stump, Kohli stays put and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 78/1

16.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery on middle and leg, tucked away straight to mid-wicket. 78/1

16.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A good length delivery on middle and off, defended back to the bowler. 78/1

16.2 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Short delivery at Gambhir's head at 135.4 kph, he takes his eyes off the ball but middles his pull to deep square leg for one. 78/1

16.1 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Oh, what timing, just a gentle push! A length delivery just outside off stump at 132.3 kph, Gambhir doesn't move his feet much and just punches it through the covers for a boundary. 77/1

Bresnan gets a change of ends.

India are looking good now with two set batsmen at the crease. The players will head into a drinks break now.

15.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flat and quick around off stump, Kohli opens the face and pats the ball to backward point. 73/1

15.5 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A tad short outside off stump, Kohli romps back and cuts it away past backward point to pick up a couple of runs down to deep cover point. 73/1

15.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Tossed up around off stump, Kohli comes forward and pushes the ball to point. 71/1

15.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up just outside off, Kohli stays back and tries to cut the ball away but inside edges it back to Tredwell. 71/1

15.2 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, A fraction short on off, Gambhir rocks back and flicks the ball away to deep mid-wicket for one. 71/1

15.1 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, Flighted up on off stump, Gambhir gets an inside edge on his push. The ball goes to the square leg region. 70/1

James Tredwell to bowl now.

14.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, A short one to Gambhir this time, he pulls it away somehow and the ball goes towards deep square leg where a dive by Root keeps the ball from going over the ropes. However, he can't prevent the third run. 70/1

14.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery just outside off stump, left alone nicely by Gambhir. 67/1

14.4 S Finn to V Kohli, A short delivery once again to Kohli, he rocks back and pulls the ball along the ground to deep square leg for one. 67/1

14.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli pats the ball to point where Morgan misfields and the Indians capitalise by picking up two runs as third man comes around to cut the ball off. 66/1

14.2 S Finn to V Kohli, A good tight delivery on middle, defended to the on side. 64/1

The 50-run stand between these two comes up.

14.1 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli gets another lucky boundary! A short delivery at Kohli's shoulders at 136.3 kph, he goes for the pull and gets some glove on the ball, deflecting it to the fine leg fence. 64/1

13.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A tight length delivery just outside off, Gambhir drops it with soft hands towards point in the hunt for a non-existant run. Takes a couple of steps down the track but goes back. 60/1

13.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A short of a length delivery outside off stump, Gambhir goes for a cut but misses. 60/1

13.4 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A length delivery around middle and off, defended by getting right behind the line of that one. 60/1

13.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Fullish and just outside off stump, pushed firmly down to mid on. 60/1

13.2 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, Gambhir cuts but point does well, diving to his right and keeping the batsmen glued to their respective ends. 60/1

13.1 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A shortish delivery angled across Gambhir, he goes for a half-hearted pull as he was in two minds. Ends up mistiming it to mid-wicket. 60/1

12.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, dabbed away to third man for one to end the over. 60/1

12.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery on off stump, turned away to leg gully. 59/1

12.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, Gambhir is not enticed to offer any sort of shot to that one and allows it through to Kieswetter. 59/1

12.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A bit straighter this time, on the pads, Kohli flicks it away to fine leg with a lot of good timing but gets just the one. 59/1

12.2 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on middle and off, Kohli tries to whip it away but the bounce takes the ball past the bat to hit high on his pads. 58/1

12.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, A short of a length delivery around off stump, Gambhir drops the ball down well before point with soft hands and picks up a single. 58/1

11.6 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A tight length delivery on off stump, Kohli pushes the ball down to mid off. A maiden over comes to an end. 57/1

11.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Another fullish delivery around off stump, defended to the covers. 57/1

11.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, pushed away to point off the front foot. 57/1

Tredwell warming up now.

11.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Pitched up around off stump, Kohli presents the full face of the bat and punches the ball back to Bresnan. Either side of the bowler and that would have been a four. 57/1

11.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, On a length and on middle and leg, Kohli whips it away straight to square leg. 57/1

11.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli plays the ball close to his body and away to point. 57/1

10.6 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, the ball has been run down to third man for an easy single. 57/1

10.5 S Finn to V Kohli, A good tight delivery on middle and off stump, Kohli is right behind it in defense. 56/1

10.4 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Runs off some evasive action! Short at Kohli's chest at 137.1 kph, he sways away but doesn't drop the bat and his wrists. The ball takes the edge of the bat and flies away to the fine leg fence. Children, do not try this in school cricket! 56/1

10.3 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Awesome with a lot of balance! Fullish and on middle and leg at 137.9 kph, Kohli punches it down past mid on for a wonderful, classy boundary. 52/1

10.2 S Finn to V Kohli, Pitched up on off stump, Kohli defends it back to Finn by showing the maker's name. 48/1

10.1 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli moves back and across and defends it nicely to the covers. 48/1

End of the Powerplay and India have scored 48, losing just one wicket. They need another 108 to win off 240 balls.

9.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, This time Bresnan bowls on his pads, Gambhir tucks it away wide of fine leg, towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. 48/1

9.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Pitched up slightly wider outside off stump, Gambhir once again defends the ball firmly on to the pitch and away to the off side. 46/1

9.4 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Pitched up just outside off stump, Gambhir props forward and defends the ball dead back on to the pitch. The ball hits the track and lobs up hitting his gloves and then dies back down quietly. 46/1

9.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A short of a length delivery outside off stump, with some extra bounce. Kohli stands tall and steers the ball away to third man for one. 46/1

9.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Full and closer to off stump this time, Kohli comes well forward and defends the ball firmly to the off side. 45/1

9.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Fullish and well outside off stump, tempting Kohli to drive. He resists, knowing that there are enough number of overs and very little runs to chase down. 45/1

8.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, Digs it short this time around off stump, Gambhir is forced to duck under it. 45/1

8.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery on middle and off, the ball hits his pads as he is hurried in by the pace. The ball lobs away to gully and the Poms appeal hard and long, over optimistically. S Ravi is uninterested. 45/1

8.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, This is pushed fuller and just outside off stump, Gambhir opts to not offer a shot once again. 45/1

8.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery angled in towards the line of off stump, Gambhir covers the off stump and watchfully leaves the ball. 45/1

8.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, FOUR! Streaky! Short and wide outside off stump at 135.3 kph, Gambhir throws the kitchen sink at that one with a big cut and edges it over the flying first slip fielder to pick up a boundary. 45/1

A security guard walks right past the sight screen as Finn was about to deliver the second delivery of this over forcing Gambhir to make Finn abort the delivery.

8.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery just outside off stump, Gambhir plays that famous dab of his but can't beat gully. 41/1

7.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Bresnan is attracted to Gambhir's pads, bowls it there on a length and Gambhir flicks it away to fine leg for a run to retain strike for the next over. 41/1

7.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, On a length just outside off stump, Kohli opens the face of the bat nicely and steers the ball down to third man for one. 40/1

7.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery outside off stump, Kohli watches it cautiously and lets it through. 39/1

7.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Length on Gambhir's hips, he tucks it away nicely to fine leg for one to bring Kohli back on strike. 39/1

7.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed away to third man for an easy single. 38/1

7.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, FOUR! An absolutely magnificent shot! Fullish and angling away outside off stump at 132.3 kph, Kohli leans into the line of the ball and drives the ball through cover point to pick up a good boundary. 37/1

Tim Bresnan who got back into the side today, comes to bowl.

6.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, Appeal for a caught behind, turned down! Fullish and angled down the leg side, Gambhir gets his pad on the way through to the keeper. 33/1

6.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery right on off stump, Gambhir gets nicely behind the line and pats it back to Finn. 33/1

6.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir resists his dab to third man and allows it through to the keeper, enticing laughter amongst some colleagues in our commentary box. 33/1

6.3 S Finn to V Kohli, Full and around off stump, Kohli lunges forward and pushes the ball in the gap at the extra cover area, picking up a quick single. 33/1

Forward short leg in place for Kohli now.

6.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, Gambhir misses his flick as he stays on the back foot and picks up a leg bye as the ball goes off his pads to the square leg region. 32/1

6.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, A shortish delivery outside off stump, Gambhir cuts off the middle of the bat and finds gully which is particularly in place for his dabs, cuts and run downs to the third man region. 31/1

5.6 J Dernbach to V Kohli, Similar delivery outside off stump, Kohli resorts to yet another leave to end a good over. 31/1

5.5 J Dernbach to V Kohli, Pitched up just outside off stump, Kohli quietly allows it through to the keeper. 31/1

5.4 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries! Fullish and angling into the pads, 141.3 kph. Kohli uses his wrists to flick this over mid-wicket with a lot of power to the fence. 31/1

5.3 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Thrashed away! Short again, this time at Kohli's chest at 135.5 kph. Kohli swivels and pulls it away hard and fast to the square leg fence. 27/1

5.2 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Top edge there! A short delivery outside off stump at 143.3 kph, Kohli lines up for a pull shot but edges it way over the keeper, on a bounce and into the fence. 23/1

5.1 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A fullish delivery on off stump, Kohli defends it right under his nose with a straight bat to the covers. 19/1

4.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, FOUR! Punitive! An easy length delivery on the pads, 136.0 kph, for the left hander from the Indian captial who likes anything on his pads. He flicks it away through square leg with brilliant timing for a nice boundary. 19/1

4.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Gambhir as the ball carries through to Kieswetter nicely. 15/1

4.4 S Finn to V Kohli, A length delivery on middle, whipped away wristily to fine leg for a single. 15/1

4.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, left alone with easy by Kohli. 14/1

4.2 S Finn to V Kohli, Fullish and spearing in towards middle, Kohli gets his bat down just about in time to get an inside edge on to his pads. 14/1

4.1 S Finn to V Kohli, Bang on target, a perfect length ball just outside off in the uncertain corridor, defended away to the covers. 14/1

3.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, flicked away straight to square leg. Dot ball to end the over! 14/1

3.5 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery around middle, tucked away to wide mid on for a well run quick single. 14/1

3.4 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A length delivery closer to off stump, defended back to the bowler. 13/1

Sunil Gavaskar jokes on air, not convincingly enough though. Says that in the previous dismissal of Rahane at Kochi, a truck could have gone through the gap between bat and pad while here at Ranchi a 'Maruti' would have.

3.3 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A good length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Kohli. 13/1

3.2 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Pitched up to the bat just outside off, Gambhir drives the ball nicely to wide mid off and picks up a single. 13/1

3.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Full and around middle and off, Gambhir comes well forward and defends the ball back to Dernbach. 12/1

3.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! Dernbach's problems against left handers continues, drifts this way down the leg side. 12/1

2.6 S Finn to V Kohli, Huge, huge shout for LBW! Fullish inswinger on middle and leg stump, Kohli misses the flick and is hit on his pads. Finn reckons that it was plumb and hops two-three times in a huge appeal. That appeared to be going down the leg side. 11/1

Virat Kohli, needing 49 more to get to 4000 runs, walks out to bat.

2.5 S Finn to A Rahane, OUT! Bowled 'em once again! Rahane goes for a duck! A fullish delivery just outside off stump, the ball nips back in as Rahane doesn't move his feet anywhere. The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and the off stump goes for a walk. Rahane loses out on yet another good opportunity and this time around there was no pressure whatsoever. 11/1

2.4 S Finn to A Rahane, Fullish and just outside off stump, Rahane stays back and fends it away to point. 11/0

2.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery around off stump, Gambhir typically runs it down to third man for one. 11/0

2.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, Better from Finn! A length delivery angled across Gambhir, left alone by Gambhir. 10/0

2.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, WIDE! Full, but down the leg side for an extra. The Poms need to keep a check on these. 10/0

2.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Fullish and swinging away from Gambhir outside off stump, he backs away and tries to slash it hard through the covers but misses by a long way. 9/0

1.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, A tad short outside off stump, Gambhir stands tall and cuts it hard to third man for one. 9/0

1.5 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, A back of a length ball angled outside the off stump, Gambhir tries to defend it off the back foot but misses as the ball gets high on him. 8/0

1.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Fullish and just outside off stump, driven nicely down to mid off, no run though. 8/0

1.3 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Shot! Dernbach angles across a length ball, Gambhir leans forward and square drives it nicely. Hits it firmly down the surface and goes on a bounce past the point fielder for a boundary. 8/0

1.2 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Full delivery on middle and off, defended from the crease. 4/0

1.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle and off at 138.8 kph, Gambhir rocks back and defends it from the crease. 4/0

Slight hold up in play! Sight screen issue!

Jade Dernbach to steam in with the second new ball.

0.6 S Finn to A Rahane, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 4/0

0.5 S Finn to A Rahane, Huge shout for an LBW by the bowler! Finn lands a fuller length delivery around off and gets it to nip back in sharply. Rahane fails to defend it from the crease and is hit high on the thigh pad. They appeal but the umpire is unmoved. 4/0

0.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir taps it through third man and jogs for a single. 4/0

0.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, Bowls it around the off stump, Gambhir strides forward to cover the line and leaves it alone. 3/0

0.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, Good length delivery in the region outside off at 136.6 kph, Gambhir shoulders his arms to allow it through to the keeper. 3/0

0.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Gambhir is early with his flick shot and gets a leading edge. It balloons in the air and goes through the gap at covers. Pietersen is lazy in getting down and hence misfields. An extra run. 3/0

0.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Wide! Starts poorly with a length ball wide outside off. Gambhir leaves it alone and the umpire stretches his arms. 1/0

Commentary (England innings)

If India bat to their potential, the target can be overhauled pretty quickly. Having said that, England also have a potent pace attack and the start for both sides will be crucial. For the moment, it is advantage India heading into the chase. Do join us in a short while...

To be honest, the wicket is pretty fair for batting with odd deliveries staying low but by no means a side can get bowled out inside 50 overs. It was some poor shot selection from the Englishmen, while credit to the Indian bowlers for sticking to a superb line and playing on the patience of the Britishers.

A professional bowling show by India to bundle out England for a pretty paltry total. Once again the pair of Bhuvneshwar and Ahmed bowled exceedingly well with the new ball and didn't allow the English innings to get going. Pressure mounted and it led to the batsmen throwing their wickets away. Joe Root and Tim Bresnan steadied the innings for a while with a 47-run stand but the Indian spinners dominated in the middle-overs to completely rattle the English batting line-up.

42.2 R Jadeja to J Dernbach, OUT! Third wicket for Jadeja and England are all out for 155! Smart bowling by Jadeja, the previous one spins away a shade after pitching and he hurls in an arm ball this time. Pitches it full around off and gets it to skid on with the angle. Dernbach leans forward for a defense, looking for the spin and gets bowled. The crowd is going mad at Ranchi! 155/10

42.1 R Jadeja to J Dernbach, Slow loopy delivery on off, Dernbach lunges forward and blocks it to the off side. 155/9

41.6 S Raina to J Tredwell, Goes on the back foot and presents a straight in defense. 155/9

Jade Dernbach is the number 11 batsman.

41.5 S Raina to S Finn, OUT! Holes out in the deep! Raina bowls an off-spinner on middle, Finn sits down on one knee for a slog sweep but fails to get enough bat behind it. The ball balloons in the air and finds Yuvraj with precision at deep mid-wicket. Dhoni can't do any wrong today at his home, bowling changes working and the placement of this fielder was precise. England are 155/9! 155/9

41.4 S Raina to S Finn, Flatter delivery outside off, touch short but stays low, Finn defends it from the crease. 155/8

41.3 S Raina to S Finn, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 155/8

41.2 S Raina to S Finn, Flighted full delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 155/8

41.1 S Raina to J Tredwell, Starts with a shortish delivery outside off, James punches it through covers for a single. 155/8

Suresh Raina to roll his arm now.

40.6 R Jadeja to S Finn, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 154/8

40.5 R Jadeja to S Finn, Appeal for an LBW! Arm ball on middle, skidding on with the angle at 84.1 kph, Finn fails to work it across the line and is hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. 154/8

40.4 R Jadeja to S Finn, Flighted delivery on middle, Finn defends it by bringing his bat in front of pad. 154/8

40.3 R Jadeja to J Tredwell, Floated full delivery on middle, Tredwell brings down a straight bat and heaves it over mid on. A single. 154/8

40.2 R Jadeja to J Tredwell, Tredwell has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 153/8

40.1 R Jadeja to S Finn, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 153/8

39.6 R Ashwin to S Finn, Chance of a run out at the non-striker's end but a poor throw from the fielder and Finn makes it safely. Flighted delivery on middle, Finn works it off his pads to square leg and looks for a single. Tredwell was in two minds whether to cross or retain the strike, decides very late which leads to a mix-up but a poor throw from the square leg fielder doesn't let the run out happen. 152/8

39.5 R Ashwin to J Tredwell, Slider around off, touch short in length, Tredwell flashes his blade through the line and gets an inside edge. It goes on a bounce over the stumps and they cross for a run. 151/8

39.4 R Ashwin to J Tredwell, Stretches forward and drives an off-spinner towards cover-point. 150/8

39.3 R Ashwin to J Tredwell, Another one skidding down the leg side, Tredwell fails to work it off his pads. 150/8

39.2 R Ashwin to J Tredwell, Slow loopy off-spinner outside off, Tredwell is early with his slog across the line and hence gets beaten. 150/8

39.1 R Ashwin to J Tredwell, Sliding down the leg side, Tredwell fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 150/8

38.6 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Down the leg side, James fails to flick it and they cross for a leg bye. Three extras in the over! 150 up for England! 150/8

38.5 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Another full ball seaming away from the batsman, Tredwell plays it inside the line, does well to do so with soft hands and helps it off the outside portion of the bat. Kohli at second slip dives to his left to stop the ball. 149/8

38.4 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Slants across a fuller length delivery, outside off, Tredwell presses forward and pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point. 149/8

38.3 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Fuller length delivery on middle, Tredwell looks to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 149/8

38.3 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Wide! Another short ball and once again down the leg side. England won't mind these bonus runs. 149/8

38.3 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Wide! Attempts a slower short delivery but it goes horribly wrong. Down the leg side and the umpire stretches his arms. 148/8

38.2 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Slants across a fuller length delivery, outside off, Tredwell drives it off his front foot to point. 147/8

38.1 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Fuller length delivery on off, played off the front foot to point. 147/8

37.6 R Ashwin to J Tredwell, Comes from round the wicket and hurls in an off-spinner around off, Tredwell defends it from the crease to the off side. It goes in the gap at covers and they cross. 147/8

37.5 R Ashwin to S Finn, Very full in length on off, Finn gets forward and nicely forces it down to long on for a run. 146/8

37.4 R Ashwin to S Finn, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 145/8

37.3 R Ashwin to S Finn, Plays it with the turn to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 145/8

Steven Finn is the number 10 batsman.

37.2 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, OUT! Death rattle! Beauty of a delivery produced by Ashwin. He gives this one some extra flight and deceived the batsman in flight itself. It loops in the air, drifts, and lands outside off, Bresnan strides forward to drive it through covers but it breaks back viciously, beats the inside edge and goes on to disturb the timber. England 145/8 as their last recognized batsman departs. 145/8

37.1 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Quicker full off-spinner on off, Bresnan pushes it off his front foot to covers. 145/7

36.6 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Bowls it full and around off, Tredwell stays back and guides it straight to point. End of a successful over by Ishant! 145/7

36.5 I Sharma to J Tredwell, Angles across a fuller length delivery, around off and skidding on, Tredwell feels for it and gets beaten. 145/7

James Tredwell is the next batsman in.

36.4 I Sharma to Joe Root, OUT! Caught behind and the little partnership which was blossoming has been broken. Ishant pitches it up outside off and tempts the batsman into a drive through the line. Root fails to unfurl it well and ends up nicking it behind the stumps. Dhoni stretches to his right to gobble the catch and England are 145/7! 145/7

36.3 I Sharma to Joe Root, FOUR! Superb shot! Back of a length delivery around off at 134.7 kph, Root stays rooted inside the crease and carves it through point for a boundary. 145/6

36.2 I Sharma to Joe Root, Goes on the back foot and steers it through point for a couple. 141/6

36.1 I Sharma to Joe Root, Good length delivery outside off, Root dabs it in front of point and looks for a single. Kohli misfields but Bresnan is not interested in the run. Sends Root back. Poor cricket all around! 139/6

Ishant Sharma is back into the attack.

35.6 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length, blocked safely off the back foot. 139/6

35.5 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 139/6

35.4 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Another offie on middle, flicked through the gap this time and they crossed for a single. 138/6

35.3 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Off-spinner on middle, helped off the pads to mid-wicket. 137/6

35.2 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, FOUR! Just a shade short in length outside off, Bresnan camps back, waits for it to turn back and then whacks it through point to find the boundary. 137/6

35.1 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Very full in length on middle, Root reverse sweeps it to covers for a single. 133/6

Batting Powerplay time!

34.6 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Flighted delivery, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 132/6

34.5 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 132/6

34.4 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Loopy delivery on middle, Bresnan tries playing it across the line but gets a leading edge to the off side. All along the carpet! 132/6

34.3 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, FOUR! Touch short in length around off, hurrying off the pitch, Bresnan looks to cut it through point but it comes off the shoulder of the bat and scoots past first slip for a boundary. 132/6

34.2 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Tossed up delivery on off, Bresnan defends it off his front foot. 128/6

34.1 R Jadeja to Joe Root, Floated full delivery on middle, swept behind square leg for one. 128/6

33.6 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Forces a full delivery down the ground to long on for a run. 127/6

33.5 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Tickles it with the spin behind square leg for one. 126/6

33.4 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a run. 125/6

33.3 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Straighter delivery outside off, Root plays inside the line and helps it to short third man. 124/6

33.2 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Flatter off-spinner on off, defended back to the bowler. 124/6

33.1 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Spinning down the leg side, would have been a wide but Bresnan decides to help it to square leg for a single. 124/6

Drinks trolley is on the field.

32.6 S Ahmed to Joe Root, Stays back, covers the line of the delivery and blocks it down to the on side. End of the over, another good one by Ahmed. 123/6

32.5 S Ahmed to Joe Root, Smart bowling, he follows up the short ball with a full swinging delivery, around off at 134.4 kph, Root gets half forward and drives it down to mid off. 123/6

32.4 S Ahmed to Joe Root, Bangs it in short to force the batsman on the back foot, on middle, Root ducks. 123/6

32.3 S Ahmed to Joe Root, Back of a length delivery around off, Root attempts to chop it down to third man but gets an under edge. It goes on one bounce to Dhoni who immediately flicks it towards the stumps. 123/6

32.2 S Ahmed to Joe Root, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 123/6

32.1 S Ahmed to Tim Bresnan, Plants his front foot forward and steers it through covers for a single. 123/6

31.6 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Root gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 122/6

31.5 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Flatter full ball on off, staying very low, a carrom ball as well, Bresnan drives it through mid on for a run. 122/6

31.4 R Ashwin to Joe Root, An uppish drive through the line, wide of short cover for a single. 121/6

31.3 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Looks for a sweep across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 120/6

31.2 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler with a straight bat. 120/6

31.1 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Very full in length on the pads, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 120/6

30.6 S Ahmed to Tim Bresnan, Once again pushes a full delivery down to mid on. End of a fine over by Ahmed. 120/6

30.5 S Ahmed to Tim Bresnan, Hurls in a terrific yorker at 132.5 kph, on middle, Bresnan leans across and plays it straight to mid on. 120/6

30.4 S Ahmed to Tim Bresnan, Little short in length around off, Bresnan aims to play it across the line but it comes off the inside half of the blade and hits him on the thigh pad. The ball rolls near the stumps and Bresnan looks for a run. He is sent back immediately as Dhoni and Ahmed rushes to the ball. 120/6

30.3 S Ahmed to Tim Bresnan, Pitched up delivery on off, Bresnan defended it off his front foot. 120/6

30.2 S Ahmed to Joe Root, Back of a length delivery on off, Root rotates inside the crease and pulls it through square leg for a run. 120/6

30.1 S Ahmed to Tim Bresnan, Good length delivery wide outside off, Bresnan looks for a drive but it takes the outside portion of the bat and races to third man. A single. 119/6

Shami Ahmed (1/20) is back for another burst.

29.6 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Flighted off-spinner on off, at 90.7 kph, staying low as well, Root does well to block it off his back foot. 118/6

29.5 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Tickles it through the gap at mid-wicket and takes a single. 118/6

29.4 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Hits it across the line with the spin but Raina at short mid-wicket makes a superb save. 117/6

29.3 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Spinning down the leg side, nudged to fine leg for a couple. 117/6

29.2 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Quicker, flatter off-spinner, Bresnan plays it off the back foot to mid-wicket. 115/6

29.1 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Fraction short in length on middle, the batsman goes back and turns it off his pads to mid-wicket for a run. 115/6

With England's backs against the wall, we move on to the fourth ODI at the PCA Stadium, Punjab, to be played on the 23rd of January at 1200 local time and 0630 GMT. Do join us for the coverage. Till then, goodbye and cheers!

The Man of the Match award goes to Virat Kohli for his 77. Kohli feels that he was batting well for a while and was getting out in different ways. Admits that he was getting frustrated in spite of preparing well before the matches. Believes that his feet moved well today and did not need to pre-plan before heading out to the centre. Stated that the wicket was hard and Finn did get some seam movement with some bounce when he got out today. He too appreciated the crowd for backing the home team. Kohli throws light on how he and the others practise on their fielding and try to save around 15 runs every game.

MS Dhoni gives full credit to his bowlers for bowling really well. The seamers started well and the spinners continued the good work. 150 wasn't enough for the English to defend, he feels and appreciated Kohli for his good knock. He looks for equal contribution from all his bowlers rather than one of them picking up five or more wickets. Admits that he was glad to come out to bat and jokes that Yuvraj would hit him if he said that he was happy when his wicket went down. Adds that he wasn't expecting to get out to bat at all. Applauds the crowd for coming in to the ground in huge numbers.

English skipper Alastair Cook feels that 150 or so was never enough to defend against India. He adds that his batsmen got out to defensive shots as opposed to the usual trend of attacking ones. Stated that the ball did nip initially and that the batsmen should have been more careful. Now they would look to regroup and come back to play well in the next game.

The Indian batsmen in reply got off to a rock solid start in spite of losing Rahane early. Kohli got to a half-century aided by Gambhir and Yuvraj with some good cameos. Dhoni came in to bat ahead of Raina to finish off the game and please the huge crowd in attendance.

England were left with little answers after they were routed out for just 155. They were dismissed for just 158 at Kochi and this is certainly not what they would have expected in their very next outing. Their batsmen failed on a good batting wicket while the Indian bowlers bowled with a lot of heart chipping away with wickets at regular intervals. Special mention goes to Jadeja who ripped the middle order apart. The pacers did well too, right at the beginning of the match.

The first ODI at Ranchi has seen India win the game comprehensively, going 2-1 up in the series with two more games left. Today, none of India's departments of the game, i.e, batting, bowling and fielding faltered. It has been some time since this has happened. Except for Ajinkya Rahane all the remaining batsmen got off to good starts and played some breath-taking shots in their short bursts at the wicket. This win also places Dhoni equal with Ganguly as the second most successful captain for India in ODIs, with 76 wins.

28.1 S Finn to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Victory for India, BY 7 WICKETS! THIS IS THEIR BIGGEST WIN AGAINST ENGLAND in terms of balls to spare, 131 balls to be precise! A short delivery at MSD's head, he swivels and pulls the ball away perfectly, finding the square leg fence and taking his country home at his home ground which is hosting its first ever ODI. What a script for the Indian skipper! 157/3

28.6 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Slow loopy delivery on off, Bresnan drives it through covers and crosses for a single. 114/6

28.5 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Floated full delivery on middle, defended from the crease. 114/6

28.4 R Jadeja to Joe Root, This one breaks away from the batsman after pitching around off, Root plays it with soft hands past first slip for a single. 114/6

28.3 R Jadeja to Joe Root, Flatter arm ball around off, defended off the back foot. 113/6

28.2 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Skidding on with the angle, Bresnan looks for a drive through covers but it comes off the inside edge and squirts to deep mid-wicket for one. 113/6

28.1 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Floated full delivery on middle, Bresnan got forward and defended it back to Jadeja. 112/6

Right then! Play is about to get underway. Ian Bell and Alastair Cook are ready to face the first ball as the Indians take the field. It will be the in form Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl to Cook first up.

Alastair Cook agrees with what Dhoni said about the dew and would have bowled first as well. He takes confidence from the fact that the last time they batted in the first ODI, they won and would like to do something similar by putting up runs on the board. There is one change in the Poms' side, Tim Bresnan is fit after his knee injury and will replace Chris Woakes.

Toss - The news from the centre is that INDIA HAVE WON THE TOSS AND WILL BOWL. MS Dhoni says that he has seen a fair amount of dew in the evenings during practice and that is what prompts the decision to field first. India are going in with an unchanged side.

Pitch - It seems to be a very good pitch with enough grass on it to bind it together. Moreover, it is firm yet flat and when you step on it with your feet, it feels like concrete. However, dew could be a factor later on, more than the pitch. There is a hint of moisture which could aid the bowlers for a handful of overs. The team winning the toss will like to bat first, being a brand new wicket, to be on the safe side.

England would have been disappointed with the way they lost the 2nd ODI after winning the first one. Their batting let them down while the bowling did not look consistent at the death. They will continue to look to erase their recent poor ODI record in this nation.

Ranchi becomes the 42nd international stadium in India. This is MS Dhoni's backyard and the crowd is filling in thick and fast to cheer their local boy. And what a time for him to play here, in the batting form of his captaincy stint, one can claim. India haven't had a good recent past but they did well in their previous game with some fighting batting and disciplined bowling.

The series at 1-1, a lot at stake and a captain playing at his home ground, hosting its first ever ODI while the other looking for resurgence in this format in India for his side. Good morning and a warm welcome to the coverage of the 3rd ODI between India and England at Ranchi.

Finn back on!

27.6 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, And Dhoni smartly flicks this leg side delivery past mid-wicket for a single and retains strike for the next over. 153/3

27.5 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, A shortish delivery outside off, dabbed away to backward point. Five dot balls so far! 152/3

27.4 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Shortish once again outside off, Dhoni attempts to cut the ball but inside edges it to the off side. 152/3

27.3 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it. 152/3

27.2 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Shortish and quick outside off stump, punched away with little timing to the extra cover fielder. 152/3

27.1 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on off, Dhoni calmly tucks it away to mid-wicket. 152/3

27.6 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Slightly on the shorter side again, pitched outside off and spun back in, Root went deep inside the crease and played it towards Raina at mid-wicket. 112/6

27.5 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Taps it down with the spin to mid-wicket and steals a quick single. 112/6

27.4 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Little short in length on middle, Bresnan goes back and punches it to wide long on for a couple. 111/6

27.3 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Spinning down the leg side, Root nudges it to fine leg for a run. 109/6

27.2 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Floated delivery on middle, Root plays it with the spin to deep square leg and comes back for two. 108/6

27.1 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 106/6

India just need 4 more runs to gobble a victory as a new bat comes out for Dhoni.

26.6 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery on off stump, Kohli pats it away to mid-wicket. 152/3

26.5 S Finn to MS Dhoni, Bangs it short at Dhoni, he pulls it away without much timing to fine leg for one. 152/3

26.4 S Finn to MS Dhoni, FOUR! This shot is a testimony to the power this man holds in his arms! A fullish delivery on off stump at 138.8 kph, Dhoni drills it straight back at the non-striker's stumps. The ball deflects past mid off and still races away to the fence. 151/3

The crowd is going berserk, chanting Dhoni, Dhoni, Dhoni!

26.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A short of a length delivery on off stump, Kohli takes it from his chest and pulls it away hard to fine leg. Root, there does very well to pull off a tumbling stop, keeping the batsmen down to one. 147/3

26.2 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli defends it nicely to the off side. 146/3

26.1 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Kohli whips the ball away to fine leg for a couple of runs. 146/3

26.6 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, FOUR! Edgy but a welcome boundary for England. Jadeja is once again on the shorter side, around off at 89.9 kph, and skidding on. Bresnan rocks back to punch it through the line but it catches the outside edge and screams past Kohli at first slip. 106/6

26.5 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Flatter delivery, touch short in length on middle, Bresnan goes on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler. 102/6

26.4 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Another flighted ball around off, Bresnan defends it off his front foot. 102/6

26.3 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Tossed up delivery on off, defended off the front foot. 102/6

26.2 R Jadeja to Tim Bresnan, Flatter full delivery on middle, skidding on, Bresnan blocks it from the crease. 102/6

26.1 R Jadeja to Joe Root, Very full in length on middle, Root brings down a straight bat and pushes it to long on for an easy single. They will now aim to bat out 50 overs. 102/6

25.6 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Similar delivery around off stump, flicked away to square leg. 144/3

25.5 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Flighted up slowly outside off, Dhoni walks across and tries to flick the ball but misses and the ball strikes his pads. The Poms appeal but the impact is outside the line of off stump. 144/3

25.4 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on middle, Dhoni quietly pats the ball back to Tredwell. 144/3

If you are wondering why the crowd erupted after Yuvraj's wicket, this is why. The local boy, MS Dhoni comes out to the middle.

25.3 J Tredwell to Y Singh, OUT! Yuvraj is bowled and the crowd erupt expecting their local hero to come out to bat! Flighted up on off stump, straightens slightly after pitching as Yuvraj tries to defend but is beaten and the ball shatters into the off stick. This is the third consecutive time Tredwell has picked up Yuvraj's wicket in this series. Nevertheless, Yuvi has played a fabulous cameo today. 144/3

25.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up on middle and leg, flicked away through mid-wicket. 144/2

25.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flat and short outside of stump, punched away to extra cover. 143/2

25.6 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Well tossed up delivery around off, spinning in a bit after landing, Bresnan strides forward and blocks it with gentle hands. 101/6

25.5 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Quicker off-spinner on middle, Bresnan goes hard at it and defends it with firm hands to mid on. 101/6

25.4 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Drops it full and on middle, Root sweeps it to long leg for a single. 101/6

25.3 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Flatter delivery, full outside off, driven through the gap at covers for a couple. 100/6

25.2 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Once again Root presses forward and blocks it with soft hands. 98/6

25.1 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Tossed up delivery on off, Root gets on the front foot in defense. 98/6

24.6 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! On the other side of the wicket this time! Short and on the pads at 136.8 kph, Yuvraj plays a wonderful pull shot to the deep square leg fence. 143/2

24.5 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! That's a scorcher! Fullish, and pitched right up to the bat at 112.6 kph, Yuvraj plays a perfect cover drive this time, complimenting Kohli's shot earlier in this over, to the boundary. 139/2

24.5 J Dernbach to Y Singh, WIDE! Dernbach continues the short barrage to Yuvraj but it is too high and the umpire penalises him. 135/2

24.4 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A full slower one outside off stump, run down to third man for a single. 134/2

24.3 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A good length delivery on middle and off, Kohli defends the ball to mid on. 133/2

24.2 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Everyone seems speechless, but the crowd! A length delivery just outside off stump at 139.1 kph, Kohli comes nicely forward and plays a perfect cover drive to the fence. 133/2

24.1 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A short delivery outside off stump, Kohli cuts it hard but can't beat Morgan at point. 129/2

Tim Bresnan is the number 8 batsman for England.

24.6 R Jadeja to S Patel, OUT! Plumb in front! Two wickets for Jadeja in this over and India are right on top. Jadeja flights it in the air and pitches it on middle and off. The ball straightens a hint to beat the forward defensive prod by Patel. He is struck flush on the pads and the finger goes straight up after the appeal. 98/6

24.5 R Jadeja to S Patel, Flatter delivery on off, touch short and going on, Patel defends it from the crease. 98/5

24.4 R Jadeja to S Patel, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 98/5

24.3 R Jadeja to S Patel, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Patel. 98/5

Samit Patel is the new batsman out in the middle.

24.2 R Jadeja to C Kieswetter, OUT! Right through the gate and the Ranchi crowd erupts! Jadeja serves a well disguised arm ball, lands it on middle and off and gets it to skid on with the angle at 89.1 kph. Kieswetter lunges for a defense, looking for the spin which isn't there. The ball travels through the gap between bat and pad and rattles the stumps. England in complete disarray, 98/5! 98/5

24.1 R Jadeja to Joe Root, Tossed up delivery on middle, pitched fuller, Root drove it down to long on for a run. 98/4

23.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Bye! A flighted delivery on off stump, everyone misses the ball and the batsmen get a bye. 129/2

23.5 J Tredwell to V Kohli, SIX! Flat as you like! Fullish on the pads, Kohli backs away and comes down the track to smash the ball in the gap and just over the ropes at mid-wicket. 128/2

23.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Stump to stump, without much spin, flicked away to mid-wicket. 122/2

23.3 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flat and short outside off stump, Yuvraj stays back and punches it away to long on for a single. 122/2

23.2 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flighted up outside off stump, Yuvraj defends the ball to point. 121/2

23.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Fullish and just outside off stump, driven away to deep cover for a single. 121/2

Ravindra Jadeja introduced into the attack now.

23.6 R Ashwin to C Kieswetter, Once again works it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. Two runs and a wicket off the over. 97/4

23.5 R Ashwin to C Kieswetter, Flighted full delivery on middle, an off-spinner and staying a shade low, Kieswetter plays it off his pads to mid-wicket. 97/4

Craig Kieswetter is the new batsman out in the middle.

23.4 R Ashwin to E Morgan, OUT! Disappointing way to get out and Morgan walks back with his head down. Ashwin serves a floated delivery on off at 92.6 kph, Morgan unveils a reverse sweep but fails to execute it well. The ball lobs off the face of the bat and Yuvraj takes the catch safely at backward point. England in a spot of bother now, 97/4! 97/4

23.3 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Flatter full delivery outside off, Root glides it to third man for a run. 97/3

23.2 R Ashwin to E Morgan, Straighter ball, flicked off the pads to the on side for one. 96/3

23.1 R Ashwin to E Morgan, Floated full delivery on middle and off at 92.6 kph, Morgan defends it from the crease. 95/3

22.6 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! Nothing edgy about that shot! Fullish and angled across the off stump at 140.6 kph, Yuvraj comes forward to the line of the ball and drives it superbly through the covers to find the fence. 120/2

22.5 J Dernbach to Y Singh, Short at Yuvraj's body, he pulls it away with some top edge, enough to keep the ball over the mid-wicket fielder. He gets a couple. 116/2

22.4 J Dernbach to Y Singh, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Yuvraj punches it away with a straight bat to mid off. 114/2

22.3 J Dernbach to Y Singh, A good length delivery around off stump, Yuvraj pushes the ball back to Dernbach. 114/2

22.2 J Dernbach to Y Singh, FOUR! God bless Yuvraj and his timing! Full and on middle stump at 137.5 kph, Yuvraj flicks it, not completely off the middle. However, he imparts enough timing on the shot to find the mid-wicket boundary. 114/2

22.1 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A short of a length delivery just outside off, steered fine down to third man. The fielder does well out there to keep the ball in. Both the batsmen considered coming back for the second but turned it down instantly. 110/2

22.6 S Ahmed to Joe Root, FOUR! Excellent timing! If you can play these kind of shots with a straight bat, then there is no point trying to manufacture some ill-looking shots. Touch over-pitched around off, Root got forward and pushed it back with a straight bat. The timing was pristine and he managed to beat the mid off fielder. 95/3

22.5 S Ahmed to E Morgan, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pats it to the on side for a run. 91/3

22.4 S Ahmed to E Morgan, Slants across a fuller length delivery, wide outside off, Morgan is tempted into the drive but gets beaten. 90/3

22.3 S Ahmed to E Morgan, Pitched up delivery on off, Morgan gets half forward and defends it to covers. 90/3

22.2 S Ahmed to E Morgan, Length ball on middle and off, going on with the angle, Morgan leans across and defends it off his pads to the leg side. 90/3

22.1 S Ahmed to E Morgan, Angles across a fuller length delivery, around off, Morgan gets on the front foot and pushes it down to mid off. 90/3

Dernbach back into the attack.

21.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery outside off, slow and flat, punched away to deep cover for one. 109/2

21.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Full on the pads, Yuvraj plays a sweep and middles it to fine leg, picking up a single. 108/2

21.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Floated up on off stump, Kohli flicks the ball through mid-wicket to pick up an easy single. 107/2

21.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, SIX! Boom! A flighted delivery on middle at 78.8 kph, Kohli dances down the track and sends it screaming over the long on fence for a biggie. 106/2

21.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Again a similar shot straight to the extra cover fielder. 100/2

21.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A shortish delivery on off stump, Kohli rocks back and punches the ball straight to extra cover. 100/2

Shami Ahmed replaces Sharma now from the other end. Double change!

21.6 R Ashwin to Joe Root, A flatter delivery around off stump, stays low and Root adjusts well to the lack of bounce defending it with the bottom part of his bat. 90/3

21.5 R Ashwin to Joe Root, NOT OUT! Flighted up on the pads, Root looked for the reverse sweep at first but decided against it as the ball approached him and went down the leg side. Replays show that his leg was planted in as the bails were ripped off. 90/3

The square leg umpire goes to the third umpire to check for an appeal for a stumping.

21.4 R Ashwin to Joe Root, A length ball on middle and leg, defended to the on side. 90/3

21.3 R Ashwin to Joe Root, FOUR! Root takes the attacking route! A flighted delivery on off stump at 87.4 kph, Root sits down on his knee and plays a slog sweep through mid-wicket to pick up hs first boundary. 90/3

21.2 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Floated up around off stump, Root pushes the ball to mid on. 86/3

21.2 R Ashwin to Joe Root, WIDE! Flighted up down the leg side, wide called. 86/3

21.1 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Flighted up outside off stump, goes on straight as Root plays for the turn but is beaten. 85/3

20.6 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, A short one at Yuvraj's head, well swayed away to avoid getting hit. 100/2

20.5 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, Supreme timing in that shot! A length delivery just outside off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and punches the ball away past the covers for a couple of runs. 100/2

20.4 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, A back of a length delivery around middle, tucked away to mid-wicket. 98/2

20.3 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, FOUR! Yuvraj is in no mood to spend a lot of time in the middle! A short delivery, a slower one too at 118.7 kph. Yuvraj sits back and pulls it away off the middle to the mid-wicket boundary. 98/2

20.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery on off stump, dabbed down to third man for one. 94/2

20.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, WIDE! A wayward bouncer, over Kohli's head, wide signaled. 93/2

Kohli has got to his 22nd ODI fifty and his third against the Poms.

20.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Fullish and angled down the leg side, Kohli flicks it away wide of fine leg and picks up two to get to his half-century. 92/2

Ravichandran Ashwin introduced into the attack, replacing Kumar who bowled out from this end.

20.6 I Sharma to E Morgan, A good length delivery just outside off stump, defended to the on side. 85/3

20.5 I Sharma to E Morgan, Full and just outside off stump, left alone by Morgan. 85/3

20.4 I Sharma to E Morgan, A good length delivery around middle stump, Morgan is squared up as he is hurried in his defense. 85/3

20.3 I Sharma to E Morgan, A back of a length ball just outside off stump, pushed away off the back foot to point. 85/3

20.3 I Sharma to E Morgan, WIDE! Sharma bangs it short on leg stump and the ball goes down the leg side past Morgan's bat as he tries to pull it away but misses. 85/3

20.2 I Sharma to E Morgan, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, Morgan looks to drive it on the up through the covers but inside edges the ball on to his pads and away to the off side. 84/3

20.1 I Sharma to E Morgan, Full and wide outside off stump, Morgan chases it and tries to go for a big drive but gets beaten. 84/3

19.6 J Tredwell to Y Singh, FOUR! Yuvraj gets into the act now! Flighted up outside off at 82.8 kph. Yuvi chips down the track and smashes the ball over the covers for a lovely four. 90/2

Kohli has got to 4000 runs now becoming the fastest ever ODI player to get to this landmark after Viv Richards.

19.5 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Tossed up on middle, Kohli drives it to long on for one. 86/2

19.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away past mid-wicket for a couple of runs down to wide long on. 85/2

19.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli looks for the cut but mistimes it back to Tredwell. 83/2

19.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 83/2

19.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 83/2

19.6 B Kumar to Joe Root, A good length ball just outside off stump, defended to point. Root was looking for the run but is sent back by Morgan. End of a good quota of ten overs by Kumar. 10-2-40-1. 84/3

19.5 B Kumar to E Morgan, Full and shaping in towards middle, Morgan flicks it away with some inside edge to deep square leg for one run. 84/3

19.4 B Kumar to E Morgan, Pitched up just outside off stump, left alone by Morgan. 83/3

19.3 B Kumar to Joe Root, A length delivery just outside off stump, Root nicely pushes it away to deep cover for one. 83/3

19.2 B Kumar to E Morgan, Fullish and outside off stump, Morgan drives it square and uppishly to third man for one. 82/3

19.2 B Kumar to E Morgan, WIDE! Pushes it wide outside off stump, left alone by Morgan and wide called by the umpire. 81/3

19.1 B Kumar to E Morgan, Fullish and angled outside off stump, Morgan decides to allow it through to Dhoni. 80/3

18.6 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, Pitched up outside off stump, Yuvraj goes for a drive but the face of the bat opens up as the ball goes away to point. 83/2

18.5 Tim Bresnan to Y Singh, Yuvraj nearly chopped that on! Bresnan thought he had him and was about to celebrate! A length delivery outside off, Yuvraj doesn't move his feet at all and tries to force it through the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes back on to the pitch next to his boot. 83/2

18.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on middle, whipped away past mid-wicket for one. 83/2

18.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, FOUR! Classy! A short delivery on middle at 131.5 kph, Kohli is into position early and pulls it over mid-wicket to pick up a fantastic boundary. 82/2

18.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Kohli is whiling away his time here! A length delivery around off stump, defended back to the bowler. 78/2

18.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli opens the face of the bat and defends it to point. 78/2

Kumar to bowl out now!

18.6 I Sharma to E Morgan, Digs it short at Morgan's body, he swivels and pulls it away with some glove on the shot down to fine leg for a single to end the over. 80/3

18.5 I Sharma to E Morgan, FOUR! Picture perfect! Full and just outside off stump at 131.1 kph, Morgan props forward and plays a perfect drive through the covers to pick up a boundary. This shot will give him a lot of confidence for sure. 79/3

18.4 I Sharma to E Morgan, Fullish this time and just outside off, Morgan strides well forward and punches the ball to mid off. 75/3

18.3 I Sharma to E Morgan, Right through Morgan! A length delivery, lands on off and cuts back in sharply as Morgan hops and tries to defend but misses it all over. 75/3

18.2 I Sharma to Joe Root, A good length ball just outside off stump, defended firmly to the covers, into the gap for a single. 75/3

18.1 I Sharma to E Morgan, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, run down to third man for one. 74/3

17.6 J Tredwell to Y Singh, A flat delivery on off stump, Yuvraj stays back and punches the ball to extra cover. 78/2

17.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Tossed up on off stump, Yuvraj comes forward and pats the ball down to mid on. 78/2

17.4 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flighted up outside off stump, defended to the off side. 78/2

Yuvraj Singh comes out with India sitting at a position from where they need half the runs needed to win the game

17.3 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, OUT! Almost a repeat of his dismissal in the first ODI! Only difference, the catch was taken at mid-wicket back then! Flighted up on middle and leg, Gambhir chips down the track and swings hard to clear mid on. However, he doesn't get enough on the shot and can't clear Root who takes the catch comfortably. 78/2

17.2 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 78/1

17.1 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, Flighted up on off stump, defended back to Tredwell. 78/1

17.6 B Kumar to Joe Root, FOUR! Ishant Sharma gives up at third man! Short and wide outside off stump, Root is balances this time on his back foot as he cuts it away past point and Sharma to find the fence. He probably wanted to conserve energy for his next over! 73/3

17.5 B Kumar to Joe Root, Fullish and just outside off, Root tries to drive it but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball with his front foot and doesn't seem to be balanced either, misses it. 69/3

17.4 B Kumar to Joe Root, A good length delivery on middle and off stump, defended to the leg side. 69/3

Dhoni's mom and dad, along with his sister are at the venue to witness their star son play at his home ground.

17.3 B Kumar to Joe Root, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, left alone by Root this time. 69/3

17.2 B Kumar to Joe Root, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, comes in as Root tries to cut it away but misses. 69/3

17.1 B Kumar to Joe Root, A tight length delivery just outside off stump, Root goes back and pats it to the off side. 69/3

16.6 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it nicely but can't get it beyond mid-wicket. 78/1

16.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on off stump, Kohli stays put and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 78/1

16.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery on middle and leg, tucked away straight to mid-wicket. 78/1

16.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A good length delivery on middle and off, defended back to the bowler. 78/1

16.2 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Short delivery at Gambhir's head at 135.4 kph, he takes his eyes off the ball but middles his pull to deep square leg for one. 78/1

16.1 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Oh, what timing, just a gentle push! A length delivery just outside off stump at 132.3 kph, Gambhir doesn't move his feet much and just punches it through the covers for a boundary. 77/1

16.6 I Sharma to E Morgan, Pushed full and outside off stump, Morgan props forward but decides to leave the ball. A good over from Sharma, just one off. 69/3

16.5 I Sharma to E Morgan, A back of a length ball just outside off stump, Morgan stays back and pats the ball away to point. Raises his bat to indicate to Root that there is no run in there. 69/3

16.4 I Sharma to E Morgan, A tight length delivery around off stump, Morgan comes forward, keeps his bat close to his pad and defends the ball to the covers. 69/3

16.3 I Sharma to Joe Root, A length delivery just outside off stump, Root romps forward and pushes the ball to the covers to get off the mark with a single. 69/3

A good opportunity for Root. He is young and on his first tour with around 34 overs left in the innings. If he impresses today, he will win more ODIs for himself.

16.2 I Sharma to Joe Root, A slightly fuller delivery just outside off, Root lunges forward and defends the ball back to Sharma. 68/3

16.1 I Sharma to Joe Root, A fine length delivery just outside off stump, comes in slightly as Root decides to shoulder arms. 68/3

Bresnan gets a change of ends.

India are looking good now with two set batsmen at the crease. The players will head into a drinks break now.

15.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flat and quick around off stump, Kohli opens the face and pats the ball to backward point. 73/1

15.5 J Tredwell to V Kohli, A tad short outside off stump, Kohli romps back and cuts it away past backward point to pick up a couple of runs down to deep cover point. 73/1

15.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Tossed up around off stump, Kohli comes forward and pushes the ball to point. 71/1

15.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Flighted up just outside off, Kohli stays back and tries to cut the ball away but inside edges it back to Tredwell. 71/1

15.2 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, A fraction short on off, Gambhir rocks back and flicks the ball away to deep mid-wicket for one. 71/1

15.1 J Tredwell to G Gambhir, Flighted up on off stump, Gambhir gets an inside edge on his push. The ball goes to the square leg region. 70/1

15.6 B Kumar to E Morgan, Morgan has come in with some intent, it seems. A length ball on off, Morgan defends it with proper footwork to mid off. End of a fine wicket maiden by Kumar. 68/3

15.5 B Kumar to E Morgan, Another solid defense by Morgan to this fullish delivery on off stump. 68/3

15.4 B Kumar to E Morgan, A similar delivery just outside off, Morgan defends it solidly once again to the off side. 68/3

15.3 B Kumar to E Morgan, A good full delivery on off stump, Morgan comes well forward and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 68/3

Eoin Morgan comes out to the middle. He hasn't clicked in this series yet. He had got a first ball duck in the previous game.

15.2 B Kumar to Ian Bell, OUT! And straightaway, the bowling change works for the local boy, Dhoni and more importantly, for India. Kumar bowls a good length ball just outside off at 131.2 kph. Bell tries to run the ball down to third man but the ball is too close to him and takes a faint edge through to Dhoni. He takes a fine catch standing up and England in some trouble now, losing two wickets in the space of four balls. 68/3

15.1 B Kumar to Ian Bell, Shortish and wide outside off stump, Bell looks for the cut but doesn't get any bat on it. 68/2

James Tredwell to bowl now.

14.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, A short one to Gambhir this time, he pulls it away somehow and the ball goes towards deep square leg where a dive by Root keeps the ball from going over the ropes. However, he can't prevent the third run. 70/1

14.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery just outside off stump, left alone nicely by Gambhir. 67/1

14.4 S Finn to V Kohli, A short delivery once again to Kohli, he rocks back and pulls the ball along the ground to deep square leg for one. 67/1

14.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli pats the ball to point where Morgan misfields and the Indians capitalise by picking up two runs as third man comes around to cut the ball off. 66/1

14.2 S Finn to V Kohli, A good tight delivery on middle, defended to the on side. 64/1

The 50-run stand between these two comes up.

14.1 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli gets another lucky boundary! A short delivery at Kohli's shoulders at 136.3 kph, he goes for the pull and gets some glove on the ball, deflecting it to the fine leg fence. 64/1

Kumar back into the attack with a wicket falling in the previous over. He will bowl from the other end as opposed to the one he started off with initially. 7-1-32-0 so far!

14.6 I Sharma to Joe Root, A good length delivery to Root first up, he defends it solidly to the covers. A fine over by Sharma. Got the important breakthrough of Pietersen with some luck backing him. 68/2

Joe Root is the new man in at the crease.

14.5 I Sharma to K Pietersen, OUT! That is a peach of a delivery but there was no edge! A length delivery just outside off stump at 132.5 kph, Pietersen walks across to the off side and is squared up as the ball lands around off stump and straightens. He doesn't get any edge on it as the ball passes pretty closely and through to Dhoni. The Indians appeal and the umpire reckons that KP nicked it. KP looks back at the official in disbelief. Unlucky for the stalwart as he walks back slowly to the pavilion. 68/2

14.4 I Sharma to K Pietersen, A back of a length ball outside off stump, Pietersen is not interested to play at the ball. 68/1

14.3 I Sharma to K Pietersen, A bit fuller and just outside off, KP tries to drive it straight back but opens the face at the last moment and pushes the ball past Rahane. He dives but can't get to the ball which rolls away to deep cover for two. 68/1

14.2 I Sharma to K Pietersen, A good length ball around off stump, defended to mid-wicket by walking across to the off stump. 66/1

14.1 I Sharma to K Pietersen, A good length delivery just outside off at 133.2 kph, nips in sharply as Pietersen leaves it alone. 66/1

13.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A tight length delivery just outside off, Gambhir drops it with soft hands towards point in the hunt for a non-existant run. Takes a couple of steps down the track but goes back. 60/1

13.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A short of a length delivery outside off stump, Gambhir goes for a cut but misses. 60/1

13.4 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A length delivery around middle and off, defended by getting right behind the line of that one. 60/1

13.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Fullish and just outside off stump, pushed firmly down to mid on. 60/1

13.2 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, Gambhir cuts but point does well, diving to his right and keeping the batsmen glued to their respective ends. 60/1

13.1 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, A shortish delivery angled across Gambhir, he goes for a half-hearted pull as he was in two minds. Ends up mistiming it to mid-wicket. 60/1

Change of ends for Ishant Sharma.

13.6 R Jadeja to K Pietersen, Flighted up on middle and leg stump, Pietersen comes well forward and defends to the leg side to pick up a quick single. 4 off the over, good start by Jadeja. 66/1

13.5 R Jadeja to Ian Bell, Full and dipping in towards the pads, flicked away through square leg for one run. 65/1

13.4 R Jadeja to Ian Bell, Flat and quick on a length, outside off, punched away to backward point. 64/1

13.3 R Jadeja to K Pietersen, Slow and flighted up on the pads, worked away to short fine leg for one. 64/1

13.2 R Jadeja to Ian Bell, Flighted up around middle and leg stump, tucked away through the leg side for one. 63/1

13.1 R Jadeja to Ian Bell, Fullish delivery just outside off stump, defended back to Jadeja. 62/1

12.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, dabbed away to third man for one to end the over. 60/1

12.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery on off stump, turned away to leg gully. 59/1

12.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, Gambhir is not enticed to offer any sort of shot to that one and allows it through to Kieswetter. 59/1

12.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A bit straighter this time, on the pads, Kohli flicks it away to fine leg with a lot of good timing but gets just the one. 59/1

12.2 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery on middle and off, Kohli tries to whip it away but the bounce takes the ball past the bat to hit high on his pads. 58/1

12.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, A short of a length delivery around off stump, Gambhir drops the ball down well before point with soft hands and picks up a single. 58/1

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.

12.6 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A length delivery outside off, run down to thrid man for one. 62/1

12.5 B Kumar to K Pietersen, Terrific stop! A fullish delivery on the pads, driven wide of mid on and Yuvraj dives to his right, his weaker side and pulls of a brilliant stop. One run taken in the process. 61/1

12.4 B Kumar to K Pietersen, And again, down the leg stump line, Pietersen misses his flick once again and is struck on the pads. 60/1

12.3 B Kumar to K Pietersen, Four leg byes! Drifting on to the pads at 130.6 kph, KP misses his clip and the ball takes the thigh pad, racing away to the fine leg boundary. 60/1

12.2 B Kumar to K Pietersen, Fullish and just outside off stump, Pietersen doesn't offer any shot and leaves the ball alone. Dhoni is up to the stumps and collects it nicely. 56/1

12.1 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A length ball on middle and leg, worked away through square leg for a single. 56/1

11.6 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A tight length delivery on off stump, Kohli pushes the ball down to mid off. A maiden over comes to an end. 57/1

11.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Another fullish delivery around off stump, defended to the covers. 57/1

11.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, pushed away to point off the front foot. 57/1

Tredwell warming up now.

11.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Pitched up around off stump, Kohli presents the full face of the bat and punches the ball back to Bresnan. Either side of the bowler and that would have been a four. 57/1

11.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, On a length and on middle and leg, Kohli whips it away straight to square leg. 57/1

11.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli plays the ball close to his body and away to point. 57/1

11.6 I Sharma to K Pietersen, This time he is beaten! Full and just outside off stump, Pietersen looks for the third consecutive boundary and tries to drive the ball on the up. However, he doesn't get any bat on it as the ball goes through to Dhoni. 11 off that over, this is now the most expensive in the innings so far, beating the previous best in the last over. 55/1

11.5 I Sharma to K Pietersen, FOUR! Rubber like wrists! A fullish delivery on middle and leg stump at 136.9 kph, KP stays still in the crease, waits for the ball to come to him and plays a picturesque on drive to the mid-wicket fence. 55/1

11.4 I Sharma to K Pietersen, FOUR! Crunched! A length delivery just outside off stump at 134.2 kph, Pietersen punches it right down the ground, past mid off to the fence. 51/1

11.3 I Sharma to Ian Bell, A good length delivery on middle and off, tucked away past mid-wicket for a single. 47/1

11.2 I Sharma to K Pietersen, Pietersen gets away with a hard appeal! A length delivery just outside off at 130.9 kph, KP walks across the off stump and looks to flick the ball through the on side but is struck on the pads. He seemed to have been struck just outside the line of off stump there. Gets a leg bye though! 46/1

11.1 I Sharma to Ian Bell, A good length delivery on Bell's hips, tucked away to fine leg for one run. 45/1

10.6 S Finn to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, the ball has been run down to third man for an easy single. 57/1

10.5 S Finn to V Kohli, A good tight delivery on middle and off stump, Kohli is right behind it in defense. 56/1

10.4 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Runs off some evasive action! Short at Kohli's chest at 137.1 kph, he sways away but doesn't drop the bat and his wrists. The ball takes the edge of the bat and flies away to the fine leg fence. Children, do not try this in school cricket! 56/1

10.3 S Finn to V Kohli, FOUR! Awesome with a lot of balance! Fullish and on middle and leg at 137.9 kph, Kohli punches it down past mid on for a wonderful, classy boundary. 52/1

10.2 S Finn to V Kohli, Pitched up on off stump, Kohli defends it back to Finn by showing the maker's name. 48/1

10.1 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Kohli moves back and across and defends it nicely to the covers. 48/1

Ishant Sharma has been brought into the attack.

10.6 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A back of a length delivery, a shade outside off stump, Bell dabs it down to third man and picks up a single. 10 runs off that over, the most expensive of the innings so far! 44/1

Dhoni comes up to the stumps for the final delivery of the over.

10.5 B Kumar to Ian Bell, FOUR! With some luck this time! A good short delivery at 133.2 kph, directed at Bell's head. He goes for the pull and top edges the ball down to the fine leg boundary. 43/1

10.4 B Kumar to Ian Bell, FOUR! Bang! A shortish delivery well outside off stump at 130.5 kph, Bell happily sizes the delivery and smashes it away to the cover fence with a well timed cut. 39/1

10.3 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A smart delivery! A good length delivery, lands on off and hints away, misses Bell's prod as it goes through to Dhoni. 35/1

10.2 B Kumar to Ian Bell, Bell charges down the track to this length delivery around off stump, He tries to force it through the off side but inside edges the ball on to the pitch. 35/1

10.1 B Kumar to K Pietersen, Full and on the pads, flicked away with ease to fine leg for one run. 35/1

End of the Powerplay and India have scored 48, losing just one wicket. They need another 108 to win off 240 balls.

9.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, This time Bresnan bowls on his pads, Gambhir tucks it away wide of fine leg, towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. 48/1

9.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Pitched up slightly wider outside off stump, Gambhir once again defends the ball firmly on to the pitch and away to the off side. 46/1

9.4 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Pitched up just outside off stump, Gambhir props forward and defends the ball dead back on to the pitch. The ball hits the track and lobs up hitting his gloves and then dies back down quietly. 46/1

9.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A short of a length delivery outside off stump, with some extra bounce. Kohli stands tall and steers the ball away to third man for one. 46/1

9.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Full and closer to off stump this time, Kohli comes well forward and defends the ball firmly to the off side. 45/1

9.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Fullish and well outside off stump, tempting Kohli to drive. He resists, knowing that there are enough number of overs and very little runs to chase down. 45/1

India have bowled well in the Powerplay. They have given nothing away to the Poms and Cook perished trying to look for a boundary.

9.6 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Fullish and just outside off stump, Bell slashes hard and snorts it off the middle towards point. Jadeja dives and makes a half stop, The ball is pulled back just inside the ropes and two runs are taken. End of the Powerplay for England. 34/1

9.5 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, A good tight delivery on off stump, Bell defends the ball with a high elbow to the off side. 32/1

9.4 S Ahmed to K Pietersen, A length delivery just outside off stump, Pietersen runs the ball down to third man with an open face and gets to the other end with a run. 32/1

9.3 S Ahmed to K Pietersen, Goes full this time but down the wrong line, on the pads, flicked away to squarish fine leg for a couple of runs. 31/1

9.2 S Ahmed to K Pietersen, And again! Ahmed is trying to dominate Pietersen here, bowls a good short delivery on off stump. KP hops and sways away from the line of the ball once again. 29/1

9.1 S Ahmed to K Pietersen, Pietersen is greeted with a good bouncer on off stump at 137.0 kph. He sways away nicely out of the line of the ball. One for the over signaled by the umpire. 29/1

8.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, Digs it short this time around off stump, Gambhir is forced to duck under it. 45/1

8.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery on middle and off, the ball hits his pads as he is hurried in by the pace. The ball lobs away to gully and the Poms appeal hard and long, over optimistically. S Ravi is uninterested. 45/1

8.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, This is pushed fuller and just outside off stump, Gambhir opts to not offer a shot once again. 45/1

8.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery angled in towards the line of off stump, Gambhir covers the off stump and watchfully leaves the ball. 45/1

8.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, FOUR! Streaky! Short and wide outside off stump at 135.3 kph, Gambhir throws the kitchen sink at that one with a big cut and edges it over the flying first slip fielder to pick up a boundary. 45/1

A security guard walks right past the sight screen as Finn was about to deliver the second delivery of this over forcing Gambhir to make Finn abort the delivery.

8.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery just outside off stump, Gambhir plays that famous dab of his but can't beat gully. 41/1

8.6 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A similar length delivery outside off stump, Bell holds back this time and lets the ball through to the keeper. 29/1

8.5 B Kumar to Ian Bell, Cut him into half! A length delivery pitches outside off stump and moves in sharply at 129.0 kph, keeps low as well. Bell tries to cut it once again but misses and the ball goes right between bat and pad. 29/1

8.4 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A similar length delivery in a similar area outside off stump, pushed away to point. 29/1

8.3 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Bell is confidently forward and defends the ball to point. 29/1

8.3 B Kumar to Ian Bell, WIDE! Wayward! Slants it down the leg side, the umpire punishes the bowler, calling it a wide. 29/1

8.2 B Kumar to Ian Bell, FOUR! Smack! A length delivery with a hint of width outside off stump, Bell stays back and cuts it late to beat point and the third man fielder with brilliant placement. 28/1

8.1 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A good length delivery around off stump, comes in slightly and hits Bell on his pads as he is hurried into the shot. The ball lobs away to second slip as the Indians put in a stifled appeal. 24/1

7.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Bresnan is attracted to Gambhir's pads, bowls it there on a length and Gambhir flicks it away to fine leg for a run to retain strike for the next over. 41/1

7.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, On a length just outside off stump, Kohli opens the face of the bat nicely and steers the ball down to third man for one. 40/1

7.4 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A length delivery outside off stump, Kohli watches it cautiously and lets it through. 39/1

7.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Length on Gambhir's hips, he tucks it away nicely to fine leg for one to bring Kohli back on strike. 39/1

7.2 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed away to third man for an easy single. 38/1

7.1 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, FOUR! An absolutely magnificent shot! Fullish and angling away outside off stump at 132.3 kph, Kohli leans into the line of the ball and drives the ball through cover point to pick up a good boundary. 37/1

Kevin Pietersen walks out to the middle with a healthy average of 41.86.

7.6 S Ahmed to A Cook, OUT! Ahmed draws first blood! Plumb in front! A length delivery around off stump at 137.0 kph, Cook walks across to play the whip but misses and is hit bang in front. The appeal is successful and Cook has to depart. Seems like when he missed the flick a few balls back has frustrated him and he wanted to manufacture a shot there. 24/1

7.5 S Ahmed to A Cook, A length ball around middle and off this time, Cook whips it away straight to mid-wicket. 24/0

7.4 S Ahmed to A Cook, Fullish and on the pads, surprisingly Cook misses his other favourite shot, the on drive and is hit on the pads. He will be disappointed! 24/0

7.3 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Good early call! A tight length delivery around off stump, Bell drops it towards the covers with soft hands and asks Cook to come through for a single instantly. Well completed in the end! 24/0

7.2 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Fullish on the pads, flicked away through square leg for a couple of runs as Gambhir runs around and collects the ball. 23/0

7.2 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, WIDE! For height! A good bouncer though, asking Bell to stay back in his crease! Bell leaves it alone and Dhoni collects it with just the one hand over his head. 21/0

7.1 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Full and just outside off stump, Bell gives the charge and tries to force the issue through the on side. He gets an inside edge on to his pads and doesn't get even a single. He seems to be getting frustrated now! 20/0

Tim Bresnan who got back into the side today, comes to bowl.

6.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, Appeal for a caught behind, turned down! Fullish and angled down the leg side, Gambhir gets his pad on the way through to the keeper. 33/1

6.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery right on off stump, Gambhir gets nicely behind the line and pats it back to Finn. 33/1

6.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir resists his dab to third man and allows it through to the keeper, enticing laughter amongst some colleagues in our commentary box. 33/1

6.3 S Finn to V Kohli, Full and around off stump, Kohli lunges forward and pushes the ball in the gap at the extra cover area, picking up a quick single. 33/1

Forward short leg in place for Kohli now.

6.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, Gambhir misses his flick as he stays on the back foot and picks up a leg bye as the ball goes off his pads to the square leg region. 32/1

6.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, A shortish delivery outside off stump, Gambhir cuts off the middle of the bat and finds gully which is particularly in place for his dabs, cuts and run downs to the third man region. 31/1

6.6 B Kumar to A Cook, A length delivery on stump to stump, punched away to wide mid on, no run once again. Good over from Kumar. 20/0

6.5 B Kumar to A Cook, A length ball just outside off stump, Cook plays yet another drive to the covers, but doesn't find the gap. 20/0

6.4 B Kumar to A Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, Cook goes for the square drive and middles the ball. Raina at short cover point dives with good reflexes to his right and fields the ball nicely. 20/0

6.3 B Kumar to A Cook, Full and just outside off stump, Cook goes for a cover drive in his distinct fashion but inside edges the ball past mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 20/0

6.2 B Kumar to A Cook, FOUR! Super shot! A length ball just outside off stump at 132.6 kph, Cook shuffles down the track and punches it crisply past mid off to the fence. A lot of timing was imparted on the ball in that stroke. 18/0

6.1 B Kumar to A Cook, A length delivery around off stump, Cook punches it with a straight bat back to the bowler. Kumar gets a hand to it and the ball is diverted towards the non-striker. 14/0

5.6 J Dernbach to V Kohli, Similar delivery outside off stump, Kohli resorts to yet another leave to end a good over. 31/1

5.5 J Dernbach to V Kohli, Pitched up just outside off stump, Kohli quietly allows it through to the keeper. 31/1

5.4 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries! Fullish and angling into the pads, 141.3 kph. Kohli uses his wrists to flick this over mid-wicket with a lot of power to the fence. 31/1

5.3 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Thrashed away! Short again, this time at Kohli's chest at 135.5 kph. Kohli swivels and pulls it away hard and fast to the square leg fence. 27/1

5.2 J Dernbach to V Kohli, FOUR! Top edge there! A short delivery outside off stump at 143.3 kph, Kohli lines up for a pull shot but edges it way over the keeper, on a bounce and into the fence. 23/1

5.1 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A fullish delivery on off stump, Kohli defends it right under his nose with a straight bat to the covers. 19/1

5.6 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, A good length ball just outside off, Bell punches it off the middle off the bat but finds point in the way. A good shot for no run! 14/0

5.5 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Pitched up just outside off stump, pushed back to Ahmed. 14/0

5.4 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, A short of a length delivery just outside off stump, patted down to point. Bell looks for a run but there was none in it. 14/0

5.3 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Pitched up just outside off stump, Bell pops forward but leaves it alone. 14/0

5.3 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, WIDE! Bell walks across towards the off stump to this length ball on leg stump. He tries to flick but misses and the ball goes off the thigh pad to Dhoni. However, the umpire calls it a wide. 14/0

5.2 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Another perfect length delivery on off stump, Bell is half-forward in defense, pushing the ball away to the covers. 13/0

5.1 S Ahmed to Ian Bell, Ahmed hits the right length and line, just outside off stump, Bell shoulders arms to that one. 13/0

4.6 S Finn to G Gambhir, FOUR! Punitive! An easy length delivery on the pads, 136.0 kph, for the left hander from the Indian captial who likes anything on his pads. He flicks it away through square leg with brilliant timing for a nice boundary. 19/1

4.5 S Finn to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Gambhir as the ball carries through to Kieswetter nicely. 15/1

4.4 S Finn to V Kohli, A length delivery on middle, whipped away wristily to fine leg for a single. 15/1

4.3 S Finn to V Kohli, A good length delivery just outside off stump, left alone with easy by Kohli. 14/1

4.2 S Finn to V Kohli, Fullish and spearing in towards middle, Kohli gets his bat down just about in time to get an inside edge on to his pads. 14/1

4.1 S Finn to V Kohli, Bang on target, a perfect length ball just outside off in the uncertain corridor, defended away to the covers. 14/1

4.6 B Kumar to A Cook, Play and a miss! A shortish delivery outside off stump, Cook goes for his favorite stroke, the cut but fails to lay bat on ball. The ball goes over the outside edge and through to Dhoni. Six runs off that over! 13/0

4.5 B Kumar to A Cook, A length delivery just outside off stump, defended firmly to point. 13/0

4.4 B Kumar to Ian Bell, Bell off the mark after 10 balls! A length delivery just outside off, a hint of away movement as well. Bell is squared up in defense as the ball takes the outside edge and goes down to third man for one. 13/0

4.3 B Kumar to A Cook, Pitched up just outside off, Cook punches it down to mid off where Yuvraj does well with a dive to his strong side, the left and saves a certain boundary. One run taken though! 12/0

4.2 B Kumar to A Cook, FOUR! Ballistic! Short and wide outside off stump at 134.2 kph, Cook waits on his back foot and acknowledges the width offered with a strong cut shot through cover and point for a boundary. 11/0

4.1 B Kumar to A Cook, A good length delivery just outside off stump, Cook hangs back in the crease and punches the ball to mid off with a straight bat. 7/0

3.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, flicked away straight to square leg. Dot ball to end the over! 14/1

3.5 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery around middle, tucked away to wide mid on for a well run quick single. 14/1

3.4 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A length delivery closer to off stump, defended back to the bowler. 13/1

Sunil Gavaskar jokes on air, not convincingly enough though. Says that in the previous dismissal of Rahane at Kochi, a truck could have gone through the gap between bat and pad while here at Ranchi a 'Maruti' would have.

3.3 J Dernbach to V Kohli, A good length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Kohli. 13/1

3.2 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Pitched up to the bat just outside off, Gambhir drives the ball nicely to wide mid off and picks up a single. 13/1

3.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Full and around middle and off, Gambhir comes well forward and defends the ball back to Dernbach. 12/1

3.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! Dernbach's problems against left handers continues, drifts this way down the leg side. 12/1

3.6 S Ahmed to A Cook, A fullish delivery angled across the off stump, Cook comes forward and punches it away to the covers. Rahane there, dives to his right and keeps the batsmen down to just one. 7/0

3.5 S Ahmed to A Cook, A length ball just outside off, Cook pushes it to the left of Shami, who picks the ball on his follow through and threatens to throw it back at Cook, but sensibly holds back. 6/0

3.4 S Ahmed to A Cook, Pitched up just outside off stump, Cook cautiously allows it through to Dhoni. 6/0

3.3 S Ahmed to A Cook, A tight length ball in the corridor of uncertainty around off stump, defended with an angled bat to point. 6/0

3.2 S Ahmed to A Cook, Pitched up a shade outside off stump, Cook watches it closely and decides to leave it alone for Dhoni. 6/0

3.1 S Ahmed to A Cook, A back of a length delivery just outside off stump, punched off the back foot to the covers. 6/0

2.6 S Finn to V Kohli, Huge, huge shout for LBW! Fullish inswinger on middle and leg stump, Kohli misses the flick and is hit on his pads. Finn reckons that it was plumb and hops two-three times in a huge appeal. That appeared to be going down the leg side. 11/1

Virat Kohli, needing 49 more to get to 4000 runs, walks out to bat.

2.5 S Finn to A Rahane, OUT! Bowled 'em once again! Rahane goes for a duck! A fullish delivery just outside off stump, the ball nips back in as Rahane doesn't move his feet anywhere. The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and the off stump goes for a walk. Rahane loses out on yet another good opportunity and this time around there was no pressure whatsoever. 11/1

2.4 S Finn to A Rahane, Fullish and just outside off stump, Rahane stays back and fends it away to point. 11/0

2.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, A length delivery around off stump, Gambhir typically runs it down to third man for one. 11/0

2.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, Better from Finn! A length delivery angled across Gambhir, left alone by Gambhir. 10/0

2.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, WIDE! Full, but down the leg side for an extra. The Poms need to keep a check on these. 10/0

2.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Fullish and swinging away from Gambhir outside off stump, he backs away and tries to slash it hard through the covers but misses by a long way. 9/0

2.6 B Kumar to Ian Bell, Brings it in, off a length this time and Bell decides to leave the ball on length, not something you would be advised to do in India and that too on a brand new pitch. Anyway, the ball goes over the off stump and no harm is done. 6/0

2.5 B Kumar to Ian Bell, This one goes straight! Lands on a length just outside off stump, Bell continues to shoulder arms. 6/0

2.4 B Kumar to Ian Bell, The outswinger this time and Bell does well! Spots it early as it lands just outside off on a length and moves away and leaves it alone. 6/0

2.3 B Kumar to Ian Bell, This time Kumar bowls a bit fuller and just outside off, Bell is drawn forward as he pushes it to point. 6/0

2.2 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A good length delivery on a probing line outside off stump, Bell decides to hang his bat in the air and let it through to Dhoni. 6/0

2.1 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A back of a length delivery with a hint of inswing, Bell punches it nicely to point, no run. 6/0

1.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, A tad short outside off stump, Gambhir stands tall and cuts it hard to third man for one. 9/0

1.5 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, A back of a length ball angled outside the off stump, Gambhir tries to defend it off the back foot but misses as the ball gets high on him. 8/0

1.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Fullish and just outside off stump, driven nicely down to mid off, no run though. 8/0

1.3 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Shot! Dernbach angles across a length ball, Gambhir leans forward and square drives it nicely. Hits it firmly down the surface and goes on a bounce past the point fielder for a boundary. 8/0

1.2 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Full delivery on middle and off, defended from the crease. 4/0

1.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle and off at 138.8 kph, Gambhir rocks back and defends it from the crease. 4/0

1.6 S Ahmed to A Cook, A fullish delivery on middle and leg, Cook flicks it to Jadeja at mid-wicket and a good piece of fielding by him restricts the batsman to their respective ends after some initial confusion. Would have been close had Jadeja hit the stumps at the non-striker's end. 6/0

1.5 S Ahmed to A Cook, A tad fuller around off stump, Cook is nicely forward in defense as he pushes the ball to the covers. 6/0

1.4 S Ahmed to A Cook, A good length delivery angled across Cook, he shoulders arms once again. 6/0

1.3 S Ahmed to A Cook, Pitches it up just outside off stump, Cook is happy with the four he got on the previous ball and lets it through to Dhoni. 6/0

Paul Collingwood on air says that the English batsmen felt that it is not easy to pick up Ahmed's action. Cook did not seem to have any problem there though!

1.2 S Ahmed to A Cook, FOUR! Well nothing wrong with how Cook picked that up! Full and on the pads at 138.8 kph, Cook plays a lovely on drive and picks up a boundary at mid-wicket. The outfield looks lightening fast. 6/0

1.1 S Ahmed to A Cook, A good length delivery just outside off, Cook strides forward with his front foot and defends it to the off side. 2/0

Slight hold up in play! Sight screen issue!

Jade Dernbach to steam in with the second new ball.

0.6 S Finn to A Rahane, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 4/0

0.5 S Finn to A Rahane, Huge shout for an LBW by the bowler! Finn lands a fuller length delivery around off and gets it to nip back in sharply. Rahane fails to defend it from the crease and is hit high on the thigh pad. They appeal but the umpire is unmoved. 4/0

0.4 S Finn to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir taps it through third man and jogs for a single. 4/0

0.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, Bowls it around the off stump, Gambhir strides forward to cover the line and leaves it alone. 3/0

0.2 S Finn to G Gambhir, Good length delivery in the region outside off at 136.6 kph, Gambhir shoulders his arms to allow it through to the keeper. 3/0

0.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Gambhir is early with his flick shot and gets a leading edge. It balloons in the air and goes through the gap at covers. Pietersen is lazy in getting down and hence misfields. An extra run. 3/0

0.1 S Finn to G Gambhir, Wide! Starts poorly with a length ball wide outside off. Gambhir leaves it alone and the umpire stretches his arms. 1/0

Shami Ahmed will take the other new ball from the opposite end.

0.6 B Kumar to Ian Bell, There is that inswing again, pitches on a length just outside off stump and comes in, well defended by Bell in the end back on to the pitch. 2/0

0.6 B Kumar to Ian Bell, WIDE! Extras on the board too now! Sprays this down the leg side, easy call for the umpire. 2/0

0.5 B Kumar to Ian Bell, Pitched up to the bat around off stump, Bell tries to play a drive but mistimes it back to Kumar. 1/0

0.4 B Kumar to Ian Bell, A good tight delivery on a length on off stump, defended right back to Kumar. 1/0

0.3 B Kumar to Ian Bell, Bell is beaten! A length delivery, pitches outside off and swings in, Bell expects it to swing more and ends up playing inside the line and misses. 1/0

0.2 B Kumar to A Cook, Full and swinging in towards middle and leg stump, Cook flicks it away to fine leg for a single. First runs on the board then! 1/0

0.1 B Kumar to A Cook, A brilliant delivery first up, lands on a length, comes in sharply and forces Cook to jar his bat down early to tap it down right beside his boot. 0/0