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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune,, Date - 20/12/2012, Toss won by - India
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  • India beat England by 5 wickets
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Commentary (India innings)

Yuvraj Singh has been declared the Man of the Match for his all-round show in the game. He got India back in the match with his bowling and then scored some vital runs. A good game for him. Well, that's it from us then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us next time. Till then, it's good bye!

Rahane and Gambhir started the chase well. Every batsmen departed after a start and eventually, the skipper scored the winning runs. Both Raina and Yuvraj played effective knocks in the middle overs. Nothing worked for England today and they will hope they come up with a better show in the next game.

India complete a fine victory in the first T20I. They were good and better than England in all the departments today. The bowlers, led by Yuvraj, did a fine job and the batsmen obliged by scoring the required 158 runs with ease.

17.5 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, India win by 5 wickets! A fine victory for the Men in Blue and the crowd loves it. Dhoni does it interestingly. Fuller length on the middle and he opens the face to lift it over covers for a couple of runs. They just jog the runs. 158/5

17.4 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Lovely shot! Good length outside off, Dhoni goes back and punches it gorgeously through extra covers. The mid off is in the ring and the ball races away. India are a hit away. 156/5

17.3 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, That was weird. Dug in short again, outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but gets a bottom edge behind. 152/5

17.2 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni power! Meaker bowls it short, on leg, Dhoni quickly turns back and pulls it handsomely through square leg. No need to run. 152/5

Ravindra Jadeja comes in.

17.1 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, OUT! Raina is run out and that can happen with the non-striker backing out a long way. A good effort in the field. Length delivery, on off, Dhoni pats it towards extra cover and Morgan comes around to field with a slide. Raina was halfway down and tries to return, Morgan scores a direct hit off balance. England enjoy that light moment. 148/5

16.6 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, Full and wide, Raina punches it towards mid off. Immediately calls no. 148/4

16.5 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, A slower delivery, on the middle, Raina nudges it through square leg and does well to take two. The throw isn't good. 148/4

16.4 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Pitched up, Dhoni pushes it towards mid on and scampers for the single. There is a direct hit and MSD wanted the second, Raina right denies. 146/4

16.3 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, Reaches out to that length delivery, wide and punches it through cover-point for a single. 145/4

16.2 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, SIX! Bosh! Bresnan bowls a slower one, half-tracker on the middle, Raina picks it early and pulls it flat over the mid-wicket fence. That was a fine strike. 144/4

16.1 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Starts with a shortish delivery, Dhoni pulls it well but towards the fielder in the deep. Only a single. 138/4

21 needed off 4 overs and it is surely India's game. Morgan brings Tim Bresnan back on.

15.6 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Oh, that was close! Length outside off, Dhoni tries to drag it on the leg side and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a single. 137/4

15.5 L Wright to S Raina, Too full, on leg, Raina works it down to fine leg for a single. 136/4

15.4 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni flicks it behind square for a run. 135/4

15.3 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Length on the middle, Dhoni defends it down. 134/4

15.2 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Length on the middle, tries to work it away but only manages to play it back. 134/4

15.1 L Wright to S Raina, Raina stays back and punches it through the covers for a single. 134/4

15.1 L Wright to S Raina, WIDE! Another wide from England. Wright bowls it on length and down the leg side. 133/4

14.6 J Dernbach to S Raina, Dug in short, Raina does well to pull it away for a single. It should be an easy win for India from here on. 132/4

14.5 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, A slower delivery, length on the middle, Dhoni taps it down on the leg side for a single. 131/4

14.4 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Short delivery, wide outside off, Dhoni carefully pulls it through mid-wicket and sprints for the first. The pressure is on the fielder and he errs, Dhoni takes the second. 130/4

14.3 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Length delivery, quick and wide, Dhoni allows it through. 128/4

14.2 J Dernbach to S Raina, Pitched up on the middle again, Raina whips it behind square for a run. 128/4

14.1 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Full length, bit of swing, Dhoni flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 127/4

Jade Dernbach is back on.

13.6 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Pushes it in the covers and takes a single to retain strike. Good over for India. 126/4

13.5 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Quicker on length, Dhoni knocks it through extra covers and gets a couple easily. 125/4

13.4 J Tredwell to S Raina, Turns it on the leg side and takes one. 123/4

13.3 J Tredwell to S Raina, FOUR! Beauty! Full length, around off, Raina charges down the track and drives it along the ground through extra covers. No chance for long off in the deep. 122/4

13.2 J Tredwell to S Raina, Tad short, outside off, Raina cuts it behind point for a couple of runs. 118/4

13.1 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Quicker and flatter, on off, punched down to long off for a single. 116/4

Tredwell comes back into the attack.

12.6 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, Comedy of errors and Dhoni survives! Short of good length, patted in the covers and takes off. He comes halfway down and loses his balance. A clear run out chance but Morgan goes for a wild throw and misses. Dhoni recovers and then takes a single. 115/4

12.6 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, WIDE! This one is outside off now and Dhoni leaves another one alone. 114/4

12.6 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Bowls it a bit short, down leg side and Dhoni allows. 113/4

12.5 S Meaker to S Raina, Full length on the middle, Raina flicks it behind square for a run. 112/4

12.4 S Meaker to S Raina, Good length around off, Raina defends with an open face towards point. 111/4

12.3 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, Turns in the crease and works it on the leg side for a single. 111/4

12.2 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, on off, Dhoni stays back and taps it down behind the crease. 110/4

MS Dhoni in. No pressure of the required rate for India and England can push them back only with wickets.

12.1 S Meaker to V Kohli, OUT! Bowled 'em! Meaker gets his first T20I wicket and Kohli is a good name to have. Bowls it short, around off, Kohli turns late on the back foot to pull and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. The wooden framework is shattered. 110/4

12.1 S Meaker to V Kohli, WIDE! Rubbish delivery. Too quick and too wide down the leg side. Very, very wayward. Good take by Buttler. 110/3

Stuart Meaker back on.

11.6 L Wright to V Kohli, Full length, outside off, driven through mid off for a single. At this stage, India are cruising to be very very precise. 109/3

11.5 L Wright to S Raina, A slower delivery, Raina comes down and looks to chip it over extra covers. He miscues it towards sweeper and gets a single. 108/3

11.5 L Wright to S Raina, WIDE! Attempted bouncer, wide outside off and left alone by Raina. 107/3

11.4 L Wright to V Kohli, Too full, Kohli goes down with the drive and plays it down to long on for one. 106/3

11.3 L Wright to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli plays that shot particularly well. Length delivery, charges down the track and lifts it over extra covers for a boundary. 105/3

11.2 L Wright to S Raina, Full outside off, Raina goes for the drive and edges it down to third man for a single. 101/3

11.1 L Wright to S Raina, Kohli was in trouble. Length on off, Raina pushes it defensively on the off side. Kohli was backing out a long way and has to return with a dive. The fielder does well too. 100/3

10.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Fullish on leg, Kohli whips it down to wide long on and they take the risk of the second. Raina returns with a dive and that helps. 100/3

10.5 J Tredwell to S Raina, Flighted on the middle, Raina taps it down in the covers for a run. 98/3

10.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Too full, Kohli drives it through mid on and takes one more. 97/3

10.3 J Tredwell to S Raina, Bit short, outside off, Raina cuts it away for a single. 96/3

10.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, On the pads, Kohli flicks it away for a run. 95/3

10.1 J Tredwell to S Raina, Fullish, Raina drives it through mid on for a single. 94/3

Suresh Raina comes in now.

9.6 L Wright to Y Singh, OUT! Now gone! Yuvraj's cameo ends. Wright bowls it short again and Yuvraj pulls, connects decently but finds Meaker who stations himself pretty well at the fine leg fence to catch. India have lost their third wicket but Yuvi might have done the job. 93/3

9.5 L Wright to Y Singh, SIX! Boom! Wright bowls it short, down leg side, Yuvraj takes the worthy risk of hooking and deposits it over fine leg. 93/2

9.4 L Wright to Y Singh, Turns it through mid-wicket and gets a couple of runs. 87/2

9.3 L Wright to V Kohli, Pushes it in the covers and takes a single. 85/2

9.2 L Wright to Y Singh, Similar length, outside off, punched down to long off for a single. 84/2

9.1 L Wright to Y Singh, Starts with length on the middle, Yuvraj defends it back. 83/2

Luke Wright comes on to bowl now. India are cruising at this stage. The required rate is under 7.

8.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, FOUR! Crack! Tredwell drops it short, outside off, Kohli stays back and cuts it well behind point. Another decent over for India. 83/2

8.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Pitched up, on the middle, Yuvraj flicks it behind square for a single. 79/2

8.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Kohli uses his feet now and whacks it down to long on for a single. 78/2

8.3 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Bit short, outside off, Yuvraj bludgeons it down to long on and the fielder does exceedingly well. The batsmen just get a single. 77/2

8.2 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flatter around off, Yuvraj stays back and hammers it straight back. Tredwell does well to stop it in his follow-through. 76/2

8.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Comes forward, then goes back and punches it through the covers for a single. 76/2

7.6 D Briggs to Y Singh, SIX! Put away! Yuvraj on fire! Gets an easy full toss, on the middle, Yuvraj turns and smokes it high over the mid-wicket fence. 18 runs off that over. 75/2

7.5 D Briggs to Y Singh, FOUR! One bounce now! Full length, on leg, Yuvraj lifts it over wide mid-wicket and the ball bounces just in front of the ropes. 69/2

7.4 D Briggs to Y Singh, SIX! Huge, huge strike from Yuvraj. It was expected of him to go after the left-arm spinner. Full length, Yuvraj gets down and slogs it massively over the cow corner. Biggest maximum of the evening! 65/2

7.3 D Briggs to V Kohli, Pitched up, Kohli drives it through mid off for one. 59/2

7.2 D Briggs to V Kohli, Too full, on the middle, Kohli pats it towards cover. 58/2

7.1 D Briggs to Y Singh, Fullish on the middle, Yuvraj drives it down to long on for a single. 58/2

Danny Briggs into the attack too.

6.6 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Comes forward and pushes it down to long on for a single. 57/2

6.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Pitched up on the middle, Yuvraj knocks it through wide mid on and takes a couple. Good running. 56/2

6.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Fullish on the pads, Kohli flicks it through wide mid-wicket for a single. 54/2

6.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, On the middle, Kohli works it towards short fine. No run. 53/2

6.2 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Quicker on the middle, turned through mid-wicket for a single. 53/2

6.1 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Starts with a flatter delivery, on the middle, defended. 52/2

The Powerplay is over and James Tredwell comes on to bowl. He is making his T20I debut too.

5.6 S Meaker to Y Singh, Flicks it away on the leg side for a single. 52/2

5.5 S Meaker to Y Singh, Lands outside leg, on length and strikes Yuvraj on the pads. There is a loud appeal and the umpire rightly turns it down. 51/2

5.4 S Meaker to Y Singh, A slower delivery, length on off, Yuvraj defends off the back foot. 51/2

5.4 S Meaker to Y Singh, WIDE! Meaker going for pace, digs it short outside leg and Yuvraj leaves. The umpire signals it a wide. 51/2

5.3 S Meaker to V Kohli, Good length on the middle, Kohli jumps and works it away for a run. 50 comes up for India. 50/2

5.2 S Meaker to Y Singh, Length on the pads, swiped down to fine leg for a single. 49/2

5.1 S Meaker to Y Singh, FOUR! Yuvraj starts with a streaky boundary. Quick delivery, short of good length outside off, Yuvraj pokes at it and the edge flies wide of first slip. 48/2

Yuvraj Singh comes to the middle.

4.6 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, OUT! What is happening? Rahane eventually throws it away. Bit short, on the middle, Rahane charges down and looks to whack it away, miscues it over mid on but Samit Patel does well to run back and hold on to it. India have lost both their openers now. Good over for Bresnan. 44/2

4.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Kohli works it away and takes a single to get off the mark. 44/1

4.4 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Rahane dropped! That was a dolly. Meaker the culprit. Dug in short, on the middle, Rahane helps it on its way towards short fine and Meaker fumbles after juggling in twice. 43/1

Virat Kohli in next.

4.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, OUT! Gambhir departs! Bresnan bowls it short, on the middle, Gambhir turns in the crease and pulls it well through mid-wicket. Hales, stationed at the fence, catches it right in front of the ropes. He is the tallest in the team. 42/1

4.2 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Banged in short, Gambhir mistimes the pull towards mid on. 42/0

4.1 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Short of good length, on off, Rahane gives himself room and cuts it down to deep point for one. 42/0

Tim Bresnan back on.

3.6 S Meaker to A Rahane, Stands tall, pats it down and takes a run. 41/0

3.5 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Tucks it on the leg side for a single. 40/0

3.4 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Good delivery! A slower delivery, off cutter, Gambhir plays at it and misses. 39/0

3.3 S Meaker to A Rahane, Fullish on the pads, Rahane tickles it towards short fine and they cross for another brisk run. A direct hit but Gambhir was home. 39/0

3.2 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Angles it behind point and takes a single. 38/0

3.1 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Full length, outside off, at 141.9 kph, Gambhir drives crisply but straight to the fielder in the covers. 37/0

Stuart Meaker into the attack on debut. He bowls quick, real quick.

2.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Taps it down towards point and they smuggle a run. Another fine over for India. 37/0

2.5 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Poor delivery again! Bowls it full on the pads, Gambhir easily clips it wide of short fine leg. India are off to a flying start. 36/0

2.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Length around middle and off, defended by Gambhir. 32/0

2.3 J Dernbach to A Rahane, Helps it behind point for a single. Good basics, a single after the big hit. 32/0

2.2 J Dernbach to A Rahane, SIX! Wow, Rahane is playing some breathtaking strokes! Dernbach bowls it around the full length, Rahane lifts it with the straight bat over the sight screen. 31/0

2.1 J Dernbach to A Rahane, FOUR! Leg byes! The line from Dernbach hasn't been great. Bowls it down leg side, clips the pads and runs fine. 25/0

1.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Length on middle and off, Gambhir dabs it down on the off side. 21/0

1.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Short of good length, quick, Gambhir gets an inside edge down. 21/0

1.4 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Amazing! Bresnan bowls it full, outside off, Gambhir gets onto the front foot and plays a crunching drive through cover-point. 21/0

1.3 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Opens the face and pats it behind point for a single now. Good cricket. 17/0

1.2 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, SIX! What a shot! Incredible strike by Rahane. Full length, on middle, Rahane plays it with a straight bat and lifts it superbly over the long on fence. Height and distance! 16/0

1.1 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Good length on the middle and leg, going down, Rahane goes across and misses. He is struck on the pads. 10/0

1.1 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, WIDE! Bresnan begins with a wide down the leg side. Too many extras already from England. 10/0

Tim Bresnan will share the attack.

0.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Bit short, outside off, punched nicely towards point but the fielder stops with a dive. A late fumble and yes or no situation. No run in the end. 9/0

0.5 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Better channel. Good length on off, Gambhir pats it down on the off side and takes off. He is sent back. 9/0

0.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Poor line again! Bowls length on the hips and Gambhir does well to nudges it fine. Can't bowl there to any batsman. 9/0

0.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! Third wide of the over. Dernbach is struggling to get it right against the left-hander. 5/0

0.3 J Dernbach to A Rahane, Length outside off, Rahane runs it down to third man for a single. He is off the mark too. 4/0

0.2 J Dernbach to A Rahane, Short of good length, wide outside off, Rahane leaves it alone. 3/0

0.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Gambhir is off the mark. Covers the line, taps that one down the leg side and crosses. 3/0

0.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! One more! Looks for the inswinger again and sprays it wide down leg side. 2/0

0.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! Dernbach begins with a wide down the leg side. Good pace, something swing but wrong line. 1/0

Commentary (England innings)

The track is good and the dew could play a part. If India bat well, 158 is pretty easy on this surface. The young English attack might have other ideas. Join us back...

Both the sides will be happy here at the halfway stage. England started hammer and tongs, scored plenty in the first half and they collapsed a bit. India's recovery was led by Yuvraj Singh. Terrific figures for him. A few lusty blows by Buttler in the dying stages helped the Poms cross the 150-mark. All in all, a good effort from both the sides.

19.6 P Awana to Jos Buttler, Too full, outside off, Buttler drives it down to long off for a single to end proceedings. 157/6

19.5 P Awana to Jos Buttler, Full and wide, outside off, Buttler reaches out and plays it through the covers for a couple. 156/6

19.4 P Awana to Jos Buttler, SIX! Punished! A slower delivery, length on the middle, Buttler stays in the crease and bangs it straight into the sight screen. Back to back maximums. 154/6

19.3 P Awana to Jos Buttler, SIX! That one carries all the way! Full length, on the middle, Buttler gets across and paddle/scoops it down to fine leg. The ball goes just over the fence. 148/6

19.2 P Awana to J Tredwell, Fullish, Tredwell drives it through the covers for a single. 142/6

19.1 P Awana to Jos Buttler, Awana starts with a full one, outside off, played down to long off for one. 141/6

Parvinder Awana will bowl the final over.

18.6 A Dinda to Jos Buttler, Low full toss, played down to long on for a single. Brilliant over by Dinda, couple of wickets and just couple of runs. 140/6

18.5 A Dinda to Jos Buttler, Full and wide, outside off, Buttler goes hard and misses. Dot ball now. 139/6

James Tredwell in.

18.4 A Dinda to Tim Bresnan, OUT! Dinda gets one more and a terrific catch in the deep by Kohli. Full length, Bresnan strikes it towards long on and Kohli gets low to accept the catch. India doing pretty well now. 139/6

18.3 A Dinda to Jos Buttler, That one almost carried. Buttler goes across and tries to paddle/scoop is fine. It goes off the glove towards short fine and lands just short of Yuvraj. 139/5

18.2 A Dinda to Jos Buttler, Oh! That's a drop catch. Dinda bowls it full and Buttler smacks it straight back. Dinda doesn't quite react well in his follow-through. 138/5

Tim Bresnan walks in. He can strike big and England need it desperately at this stage. 11 balls left in the innings.

18.1 A Dinda to S Patel, OUT! Patel holes out now. Dinda bowls it full, around off, Patel looks to go big and just lifts it towards long off. Rahane takes his third catch of the day. He is doing well at the fence. England are on the down hill. 138/5

Yuvraj Singh has been declared the Man of the Match for his all-round show in the game. He got India back in the match with his bowling and then scored some vital runs. A good game for him. Well, that's it from us then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us next time. Till then, it's good bye!

Rahane and Gambhir started the chase well. Every batsmen departed after a start and eventually, the skipper scored the winning runs. Both Raina and Yuvraj played effective knocks in the middle overs. Nothing worked for England today and they will hope they come up with a better show in the next game.

India complete a fine victory in the first T20I. They were good and better than England in all the departments today. The bowlers, led by Yuvraj, did a fine job and the batsmen obliged by scoring the required 158 runs with ease.

17.5 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, India win by 5 wickets! A fine victory for the Men in Blue and the crowd loves it. Dhoni does it interestingly. Fuller length on the middle and he opens the face to lift it over covers for a couple of runs. They just jog the runs. 158/5

17.4 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Lovely shot! Good length outside off, Dhoni goes back and punches it gorgeously through extra covers. The mid off is in the ring and the ball races away. India are a hit away. 156/5

17.3 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, That was weird. Dug in short again, outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but gets a bottom edge behind. 152/5

17.2 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni power! Meaker bowls it short, on leg, Dhoni quickly turns back and pulls it handsomely through square leg. No need to run. 152/5

Ravindra Jadeja comes in.

17.1 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, OUT! Raina is run out and that can happen with the non-striker backing out a long way. A good effort in the field. Length delivery, on off, Dhoni pats it towards extra cover and Morgan comes around to field with a slide. Raina was halfway down and tries to return, Morgan scores a direct hit off balance. England enjoy that light moment. 148/5

Ashok Dinda to bowl the penultimate over.

17.6 R Ashwin to Jos Buttler, Low full toss, slapped through extra covers but straight to Yuvraj. A dot ball to finish the 15-run over. 138/4

17.5 R Ashwin to S Patel, Fullish, drilled down to long off for a single. 138/4

17.4 R Ashwin to S Patel, SIX! Amazing strike! Ashwin bowls it quick and full, on leg, Patel comes forward and smokes it handsomely over the wide long on fence. Flat hit! 137/4

17.3 R Ashwin to Jos Buttler, Full toss, Buttler whacks it straight back but only gets a single. 131/4

17.2 R Ashwin to Jos Buttler, SIX! Poor, poor delivery. Attempts the leg-break and drags it halfway down, Buttler turns in the crease and hammers it over the cow corner. 130/4

17.1 R Ashwin to S Patel, Comes down the track and bowls it through mid on for a single. 124/4

Ashok Dinda to run in with the new ball. First ball...

The atmosphere is good and the players are walking out to the middle. It will be a bit of relief for the home fans to see their side in Blue clothes. Michael Lumb and Alex Hales are the openers for England.

T20I rankings is something to play for as victories in both T20Is against England and Pakistan will get India on top of the table.

England have handed debuts to Stuart Meaker and James Tredwell. Danny Briggs is the second spinner in the side. Jos Buttler, a wicket-keeper, is playing for the first time as regular keeper. No Jonathan Bairstow.

India have left out Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun. Parvinder Awana makes his international debut and India are playing plenty of spinners with Piyush Chawla getting a game too. Ashok Dinda is the other fast bowler.

The news from the middle is that MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to field first. He is keeping the dew factor in mind and isn't sure about batting first. Eoin Morgan wasn't confident too and wanted to bowl first.

The conditions are pretty good as it's a cool evening in Pune. The wicket, well, Gambhir reckoned would be slow and low but the experts feel it's hard and would have good carry. There is dead grass which is nicely rolled in and batting would be easier. Dew could be a factor.

India will be desperate to get back to winning ways, no matter the format. After the loss in the Test series, they will be down on confidence too as the core of the side remains the same. The England squad, under Morgan, will take a lot of inspiration from the Test team.

Action shifts from the longest format to the shortest as England meet India in the first of 2-T20I series in Pune today. The Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium is hosting its first ever international game. Hello and welcome to our coverage.

16.6 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, Full and wide, Raina punches it towards mid off. Immediately calls no. 148/4

16.5 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, A slower delivery, on the middle, Raina nudges it through square leg and does well to take two. The throw isn't good. 148/4

16.4 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Pitched up, Dhoni pushes it towards mid on and scampers for the single. There is a direct hit and MSD wanted the second, Raina right denies. 146/4

16.3 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, Reaches out to that length delivery, wide and punches it through cover-point for a single. 145/4

16.2 Tim Bresnan to S Raina, SIX! Bosh! Bresnan bowls a slower one, half-tracker on the middle, Raina picks it early and pulls it flat over the mid-wicket fence. That was a fine strike. 144/4

16.1 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Starts with a shortish delivery, Dhoni pulls it well but towards the fielder in the deep. Only a single. 138/4

Ashwin is back on. India haven't conceded any boundaries in the last two overs. A good job in the dying stages of the innings.

16.6 R Jadeja to S Patel, Too full, on the middle, Patel drills it back and Jadeja can't stop it as non-striker is in the way. A run to end the over. 123/4

16.5 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Fullish, brilliantly slammed through the covers for a single. 122/4

16.4 R Jadeja to S Patel, Jadeja sees Patel coming down, alters the length and bowls short, slapped down to long off for a single. 121/4

16.3 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Doesn't quite get hold of that one and plays it towards long on for one more. 120/4

16.2 R Jadeja to S Patel, Tad short, outside off, punched down to deep cover for a single. 119/4

16.1 R Jadeja to Jos Buttler, Fullish, Buttler comes down and smacks it down to long on for a single. The last six overs have yielded just 28 runs for England. The track is slowing down. 118/4

21 needed off 4 overs and it is surely India's game. Morgan brings Tim Bresnan back on.

15.6 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Oh, that was close! Length outside off, Dhoni tries to drag it on the leg side and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a single. 137/4

15.5 L Wright to S Raina, Too full, on leg, Raina works it down to fine leg for a single. 136/4

15.4 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni flicks it behind square for a run. 135/4

15.3 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Length on the middle, Dhoni defends it down. 134/4

15.2 L Wright to MS Dhoni, Length on the middle, tries to work it away but only manages to play it back. 134/4

15.1 L Wright to S Raina, Raina stays back and punches it through the covers for a single. 134/4

15.1 L Wright to S Raina, WIDE! Another wide from England. Wright bowls it on length and down the leg side. 133/4

15.6 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, The straighter one, Buttler comes forward and gets an inside edge on the leg side for one. Another fine over by Chawla. 117/4

15.5 P Chawla to S Patel, Goes onto the back foot and punches it down to sweeper for a single. 116/4

15.4 P Chawla to S Patel, Dot ball. Lands outside off, zips through and beats Patel on the cut. 115/4

15.3 P Chawla to S Patel, Quick and full, Patel drives it straight back. A bit of fumble by Chawla on the stretch, but recovers well. 115/4

15.2 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Good delivery! Sees Buttler looking to reverse, bowls it quick and flat down leg side. The shot doesn't quite come off well but still gets the batsman a single. 115/4

15.1 P Chawla to S Patel, Floated on the pads, Patel works it away for a single. 114/4

14.6 J Dernbach to S Raina, Dug in short, Raina does well to pull it away for a single. It should be an easy win for India from here on. 132/4

14.5 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, A slower delivery, length on the middle, Dhoni taps it down on the leg side for a single. 131/4

14.4 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Short delivery, wide outside off, Dhoni carefully pulls it through mid-wicket and sprints for the first. The pressure is on the fielder and he errs, Dhoni takes the second. 130/4

14.3 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Length delivery, quick and wide, Dhoni allows it through. 128/4

14.2 J Dernbach to S Raina, Pitched up on the middle again, Raina whips it behind square for a run. 128/4

14.1 J Dernbach to MS Dhoni, Full length, bit of swing, Dhoni flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 127/4

14.6 Y Singh to S Patel, Yuvraj bowls it on the middle again, Patel whips it down to long on for a single. Yuvraj completes a brilliant spell, his best in T20Is. 113/4

14.5 Y Singh to S Patel, Similar length, outside off, Patel goes back and knocks it towards cover again. 112/4

The crowd is all charged up with Yuvraj Singh bowling. Mexican waves in progress.

14.4 Y Singh to S Patel, Flatter on the middle, punched towards cover. 112/4

14.3 Y Singh to Jos Buttler, Pitched up, Buttler drives it down to deep extra cover for a run. 112/4

14.2 Y Singh to S Patel, Fullish, pushed in the covers for a single. 111/4

14.1 Y Singh to S Patel, FOUR! Yuvraj concedes his first boundary. Bowls it full, Patel gets down and gives himself room to drive it beautifully through extra covers. No stopping that one. 110/4

Jade Dernbach is back on.

13.6 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Pushes it in the covers and takes a single to retain strike. Good over for India. 126/4

13.5 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Quicker on length, Dhoni knocks it through extra covers and gets a couple easily. 125/4

13.4 J Tredwell to S Raina, Turns it on the leg side and takes one. 123/4

13.3 J Tredwell to S Raina, FOUR! Beauty! Full length, around off, Raina charges down the track and drives it along the ground through extra covers. No chance for long off in the deep. 122/4

13.2 J Tredwell to S Raina, Tad short, outside off, Raina cuts it behind point for a couple of runs. 118/4

13.1 J Tredwell to MS Dhoni, Quicker and flatter, on off, punched down to long off for a single. 116/4

13.6 P Chawla to S Patel, Flighted and full, driven wide of extra covers in the ring for a run. Tidy over by Chawla, gives away just five runs. 106/4

13.5 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Shortish again, knocked down to sweeper cover for a single. 105/4

13.4 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Tad short, cut away through point and Gambhir dives to stop. 104/4

13.3 P Chawla to S Patel, Flighted and too full, on leg, Patel drives it through mid on for one. 104/4

13.2 P Chawla to Jos Buttler, Buttler eases it in the covers for a single. 103/4

13.1 P Chawla to S Patel, Full and wide, outside off, Patel punches it through the covers for one. There is a bit of misfield. 102/4

Tredwell comes back into the attack.

12.6 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, Comedy of errors and Dhoni survives! Short of good length, patted in the covers and takes off. He comes halfway down and loses his balance. A clear run out chance but Morgan goes for a wild throw and misses. Dhoni recovers and then takes a single. 115/4

12.6 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, WIDE! This one is outside off now and Dhoni leaves another one alone. 114/4

12.6 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Bowls it a bit short, down leg side and Dhoni allows. 113/4

12.5 S Meaker to S Raina, Full length on the middle, Raina flicks it behind square for a run. 112/4

12.4 S Meaker to S Raina, Good length around off, Raina defends with an open face towards point. 111/4

12.3 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, Turns in the crease and works it on the leg side for a single. 111/4

12.2 S Meaker to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, on off, Dhoni stays back and taps it down behind the crease. 110/4

MS Dhoni in. No pressure of the required rate for India and England can push them back only with wickets.

12.1 S Meaker to V Kohli, OUT! Bowled 'em! Meaker gets his first T20I wicket and Kohli is a good name to have. Bowls it short, around off, Kohli turns late on the back foot to pull and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. The wooden framework is shattered. 110/4

12.1 S Meaker to V Kohli, WIDE! Rubbish delivery. Too quick and too wide down the leg side. Very, very wayward. Good take by Buttler. 110/3

Piyush Chawla back on. Couple of quick wickets, England a bit tentative and Dhoni gets his struggling man on. Good move.

12.6 Y Singh to S Patel, Goes back and pushes it through the covers for a single. Fantastic over by Yuvraj. 101/4

12.5 Y Singh to S Patel, Bowls it a bit back, turns, Patel defends off the back foot. 100/4

Jos Buttler in next.

12.4 Y Singh to E Morgan, OUT! Yuvraj gets his third and England in a bit of trouble now, lose their skipper. A slow delivery, full outside off, Morgan gets down to slog and miscues it down to long on. Rahane settles under it again. This could be the turning over of the game. 100/4

12.3 Y Singh to S Patel, Loopy and full, outside off, driven down to long off for a single. Patel is off the mark. 100/3

Samit Patel is the new man in.

12.2 Y Singh to A Hales, OUT! Yuvraj Singh is on a roll. Gets the big wicket of Hales! Bowls it slow and full on the middle, Hales goes hard at that one and manages an inside edge onto the stumps. England will need a bit of stability now. 99/3

12.1 Y Singh to E Morgan, That's dropped by Dhoni! A tough chance behind the wicket. Shortish delivery, Morgan looks to cut and edges it behind. MSD fails to hold on to that chance. 99/2

Stuart Meaker back on.

11.6 L Wright to V Kohli, Full length, outside off, driven through mid off for a single. At this stage, India are cruising to be very very precise. 109/3

11.5 L Wright to S Raina, A slower delivery, Raina comes down and looks to chip it over extra covers. He miscues it towards sweeper and gets a single. 108/3

11.5 L Wright to S Raina, WIDE! Attempted bouncer, wide outside off and left alone by Raina. 107/3

11.4 L Wright to V Kohli, Too full, Kohli goes down with the drive and plays it down to long on for one. 106/3

11.3 L Wright to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli plays that shot particularly well. Length delivery, charges down the track and lifts it over extra covers for a boundary. 105/3

11.2 L Wright to S Raina, Full outside off, Raina goes for the drive and edges it down to third man for a single. 101/3

11.1 L Wright to S Raina, Kohli was in trouble. Length on off, Raina pushes it defensively on the off side. Kohli was backing out a long way and has to return with a dive. The fielder does well too. 100/3

11.6 R Jadeja to E Morgan, Quicker on the pads, Morgan fails to put bat on it and turns it off his pads fine for a leg bye. 98/2

11.5 R Jadeja to A Hales, Comes down the track, takes it on the full and drives it down to long off for a single. 97/2

11.4 R Jadeja to E Morgan, Turns it away on the leg side for a single. They wanted the second but the throw was quick and good. 96/2

11.3 R Jadeja to E Morgan, The straighter one, on the middle and strikes Morgan on the pads as he waits on the back foot. There is an appeal and it is turned down. 95/2

11.2 R Jadeja to A Hales, Offers a bit of room, Hales punches it away for a single. 95/2

11.1 R Jadeja to E Morgan, Bowls it on the pads, Morgan turns it away for a run. 94/2

10.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Fullish on leg, Kohli whips it down to wide long on and they take the risk of the second. Raina returns with a dive and that helps. 100/3

10.5 J Tredwell to S Raina, Flighted on the middle, Raina taps it down in the covers for a run. 98/3

10.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Too full, Kohli drives it through mid on and takes one more. 97/3

10.3 J Tredwell to S Raina, Bit short, outside off, Raina cuts it away for a single. 96/3

10.2 J Tredwell to V Kohli, On the pads, Kohli flicks it away for a run. 95/3

10.1 J Tredwell to S Raina, Fullish, Raina drives it through mid on for a single. 94/3

Jadeja back on.

The crowd would have loved that over and the strike by Yuvraj. Remember, he is the local boy. Plays for the local side in the IPL.

10.6 Y Singh to E Morgan, Uses his feet, drives it down to long on for a single. Excellent over by Yuvraj, a wicket and just four runs. 93/2

10.5 Y Singh to E Morgan, Tad short, around off, cut away straight to backward point. No run. 92/2

10.4 Y Singh to A Hales, Tosses it up and bowls it full, outside off, driven through cover-point for a single. 92/2

10.3 Y Singh to E Morgan, Morgan stays back and pats it in the covers for a run. 91/2

10.2 Y Singh to A Hales, Flatter on the middle, punched on the off side for a single. 90/2

Eoin Morgan in. It'll be a test for him being the leader of the side.

10.1 Y Singh to L Wright, OUT! Yuvraj Singh strikes! Bowling slow on this track seems to be the way to go. Flights it up, outside off, Wright comes down the track and looks to whack it away, mistimes it down to long off and Rahane catches it well at the fence. The stand has been broken. 89/2

Suresh Raina comes in now.

9.6 L Wright to Y Singh, OUT! Now gone! Yuvraj's cameo ends. Wright bowls it short again and Yuvraj pulls, connects decently but finds Meaker who stations himself pretty well at the fine leg fence to catch. India have lost their third wicket but Yuvi might have done the job. 93/3

9.5 L Wright to Y Singh, SIX! Boom! Wright bowls it short, down leg side, Yuvraj takes the worthy risk of hooking and deposits it over fine leg. 93/2

9.4 L Wright to Y Singh, Turns it through mid-wicket and gets a couple of runs. 87/2

9.3 L Wright to V Kohli, Pushes it in the covers and takes a single. 85/2

9.2 L Wright to Y Singh, Similar length, outside off, punched down to long off for a single. 84/2

9.1 L Wright to Y Singh, Starts with length on the middle, Yuvraj defends it back. 83/2

9.6 A Dinda to A Hales, Pitches it full, on off and Hales drives it back. Dinda has a shy onto the stumps and got excited for a moment. The leg umpire calms everything down. 89/1

9.5 A Dinda to L Wright, Fullish, at 144.2 kph, outside off, Wright smashes it down to long off for a single. 89/1

9.4 A Dinda to L Wright, FOUR! Bowls it short, outside off, Wright pulls it well through wide mid-wicket and no chance for Jadeja in the deep. England are doing well to pick up a boundary every over. 88/1

9.3 A Dinda to L Wright, Good yorker again, on the base of leg now, Wright gets an inside edge through square leg and Awana at short fine fails to stop with a dive. The batsmen get a couple. 84/1

9.2 A Dinda to L Wright, Bangs it in short now, Wright is early in the pull and mistimes it down. 82/1

9.1 A Dinda to A Hales, Begins the over with a good yorker, on the middle, pushed in the covers for a single. 82/1

Luke Wright comes on to bowl now. India are cruising at this stage. The required rate is under 7.

8.6 J Tredwell to V Kohli, FOUR! Crack! Tredwell drops it short, outside off, Kohli stays back and cuts it well behind point. Another decent over for India. 83/2

8.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Pitched up, on the middle, Yuvraj flicks it behind square for a single. 79/2

8.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Kohli uses his feet now and whacks it down to long on for a single. 78/2

8.3 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Bit short, outside off, Yuvraj bludgeons it down to long on and the fielder does exceedingly well. The batsmen just get a single. 77/2

8.2 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Flatter around off, Yuvraj stays back and hammers it straight back. Tredwell does well to stop it in his follow-through. 76/2

8.1 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Comes forward, then goes back and punches it through the covers for a single. 76/2

Ashok Dinda is back on. He has bowled just one so far.

8.6 Y Singh to A Hales, Fullish, gets down and sweeps it down to deep square for a single. Fine over in the circumstances for India. 81/1

8.5 Y Singh to A Hales, Bit short, outside off and Hales cuts it straight to backward point. No run. 80/1

8.4 Y Singh to L Wright, Charges down, converts the length into full and plays it down to long on for a single. 80/1

4th T20I fifty for Alex Hales. He has batted superbly.

8.3 Y Singh to A Hales, Tad quicker, full outside off, Hales stretches and eases it in the covers for another run. 79/1

8.2 Y Singh to L Wright, Comes forward and dabs it in the covers for one more. 78/1

8.1 Y Singh to A Hales, Starts with a slowish delivery, Hales pushes it in the covers and takes a single. 77/1

7.6 D Briggs to Y Singh, SIX! Put away! Yuvraj on fire! Gets an easy full toss, on the middle, Yuvraj turns and smokes it high over the mid-wicket fence. 18 runs off that over. 75/2

7.5 D Briggs to Y Singh, FOUR! One bounce now! Full length, on leg, Yuvraj lifts it over wide mid-wicket and the ball bounces just in front of the ropes. 69/2

7.4 D Briggs to Y Singh, SIX! Huge, huge strike from Yuvraj. It was expected of him to go after the left-arm spinner. Full length, Yuvraj gets down and slogs it massively over the cow corner. Biggest maximum of the evening! 65/2

7.3 D Briggs to V Kohli, Pitched up, Kohli drives it through mid off for one. 59/2

7.2 D Briggs to V Kohli, Too full, on the middle, Kohli pats it towards cover. 58/2

7.1 D Briggs to Y Singh, Fullish on the middle, Yuvraj drives it down to long on for a single. 58/2

It's been a great start so far for England. Hales and Wright are doing well and now Yuvraj Singh comes on to bowl.

7.6 V Kohli to L Wright, The cutter, Wright comes forward and defends it down. Kohli has a few words for the batsman. 76/1

7.5 V Kohli to L Wright, SIX! Boom! Wright comes up with a good strike. Full delivery, on the middle, he gets down and slogs it straight back. The ball just carries over the ropes. 76/1

7.4 V Kohli to A Hales, Comes forward and dabs it in the covers for a run. 70/1

7.3 V Kohli to L Wright, Low full toss, outside off, Wright goes hard and miscues it down to extra covers for a single. 69/1

7.2 V Kohli to A Hales, A run out opportunity goes a begging! Hales chops that one towards point and hesitates, Wright runs without stopping and Hales is struggling. Ashwin has a shy at the bowling end and misses. Kohli was halfway and didn't quite go back to the stumps. 68/1

7.1 V Kohli to L Wright, Starts with length, on off, Wright pats it behind point for a single. 67/1

Danny Briggs into the attack too.

6.6 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Comes forward and pushes it down to long on for a single. 57/2

6.5 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Pitched up on the middle, Yuvraj knocks it through wide mid on and takes a couple. Good running. 56/2

6.4 J Tredwell to V Kohli, Fullish on the pads, Kohli flicks it through wide mid-wicket for a single. 54/2

6.3 J Tredwell to V Kohli, On the middle, Kohli works it towards short fine. No run. 53/2

6.2 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Quicker on the middle, turned through mid-wicket for a single. 53/2

6.1 J Tredwell to Y Singh, Starts with a flatter delivery, on the middle, defended. 52/2

Dhoni making quick changes. Virat Kohli into the attack now.

6.6 P Chawla to A Hales, FOUR! This isn't great bowling. Short and wide again, Hales cuts off the back foot and plays it wide of backward point. 66/1

6.5 P Chawla to L Wright, Gets closer to the stumps now, flatter on the middle, worked away for a single. 62/1

6.4 P Chawla to L Wright, FOUR! Chawla continues to bowl short, this one is outside off, Wright rocks back and cuts it nicely through point. Jadeja comes up with a great effort but fails to stop the boundary. 61/1

6.3 P Chawla to L Wright, FOUR! Deft touch! Chawla bowls the same line and length again, Wright waits for it and glides it fine. No chance for short third man. 57/1

6.2 P Chawla to L Wright, Similar length, a touch wide, Wright looks to dab it down and misses. The ball is skidding pretty well on this surface. 53/1

6.1 P Chawla to L Wright, Flatter and short, around off, Wright punches it through extra covers for a couple of runs. Jadeja does well in the deep. 53/1

The Powerplay is over and James Tredwell comes on to bowl. He is making his T20I debut too.

5.6 S Meaker to Y Singh, Flicks it away on the leg side for a single. 52/2

5.5 S Meaker to Y Singh, Lands outside leg, on length and strikes Yuvraj on the pads. There is a loud appeal and the umpire rightly turns it down. 51/2

5.4 S Meaker to Y Singh, A slower delivery, length on off, Yuvraj defends off the back foot. 51/2

5.4 S Meaker to Y Singh, WIDE! Meaker going for pace, digs it short outside leg and Yuvraj leaves. The umpire signals it a wide. 51/2

5.3 S Meaker to V Kohli, Good length on the middle, Kohli jumps and works it away for a run. 50 comes up for India. 50/2

5.2 S Meaker to Y Singh, Length on the pads, swiped down to fine leg for a single. 49/2

5.1 S Meaker to Y Singh, FOUR! Yuvraj starts with a streaky boundary. Quick delivery, short of good length outside off, Yuvraj pokes at it and the edge flies wide of first slip. 48/2

That ends the powerplay overs. A good one for England and now Piyush Chawla comes on.

5.6 R Ashwin to A Hales, The leg spinner now, interesting, Hales is struck on the pads and the ball goes fine. The fielder at short fine is pretty fine. He saves the single. 51/1

5.5 R Ashwin to A Hales, FOUR! A gift now! Low full toss, outside off, Hales gets down and slaps it through the covers. No one sweeping the fence. 51/1

5.4 R Ashwin to A Hales, SIX! Massive! Ashwin bowls it full, on the middle, Hales takes it on and deposits it over the long on fence. The opener is playing a gem here. 47/1

5.3 R Ashwin to A Hales, Quick and full, Hales drives it back and Ashwin fields. 41/1

5.2 R Ashwin to L Wright, Wright proves this is T20. Jumps wide of the stumps, gives himself plenty of room and Ashwin follows. Turned on the leg side for a single. 41/1

5.1 R Ashwin to A Hales, The carrom ball, slow on the middle, Hales works it through mid-wicket for a single. 40/1

Yuvraj Singh comes to the middle.

4.6 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, OUT! What is happening? Rahane eventually throws it away. Bit short, on the middle, Rahane charges down and looks to whack it away, miscues it over mid on but Samit Patel does well to run back and hold on to it. India have lost both their openers now. Good over for Bresnan. 44/2

4.5 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Kohli works it away and takes a single to get off the mark. 44/1

4.4 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Rahane dropped! That was a dolly. Meaker the culprit. Dug in short, on the middle, Rahane helps it on its way towards short fine and Meaker fumbles after juggling in twice. 43/1

Virat Kohli in next.

4.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, OUT! Gambhir departs! Bresnan bowls it short, on the middle, Gambhir turns in the crease and pulls it well through mid-wicket. Hales, stationed at the fence, catches it right in front of the ropes. He is the tallest in the team. 42/1

4.2 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Banged in short, Gambhir mistimes the pull towards mid on. 42/0

4.1 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Short of good length, on off, Rahane gives himself room and cuts it down to deep point for one. 42/0

4.6 R Jadeja to A Hales, Full and wide, Hales stretches and drives it in the covers for a quick single. 39/1

4.6 R Jadeja to A Hales, WIDE! Jadeja expects Hales to charge down and bowls it wide outside off. Hales doesn't reach out. 38/1

4.5 R Jadeja to A Hales, Comes forward and pushes in the covers again. 37/1

4.4 R Jadeja to A Hales, Length on off, Hales lunges forward and defends on the off side. 37/1

4.3 R Jadeja to A Hales, FOUR! Hales is on the charge! Quick and full from Jadeja, on the middle, Hales just manages to sweep it fine. The fielder at fine leg is inside the ring. Hales is off to a flier. 37/1

4.2 R Jadeja to A Hales, SIX! Clean strike from Hales! Jadeja bowls it short, on the middle, Hales charges down and smokes it over the long on fence. 33/1

4.1 R Jadeja to A Hales, Jadeja starts with a shortish delivery, Hales punches it towards cover. 27/1

Tim Bresnan back on.

3.6 S Meaker to A Rahane, Stands tall, pats it down and takes a run. 41/0

3.5 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Tucks it on the leg side for a single. 40/0

3.4 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Good delivery! A slower delivery, off cutter, Gambhir plays at it and misses. 39/0

3.3 S Meaker to A Rahane, Fullish on the pads, Rahane tickles it towards short fine and they cross for another brisk run. A direct hit but Gambhir was home. 39/0

3.2 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Angles it behind point and takes a single. 38/0

3.1 S Meaker to G Gambhir, Full length, outside off, at 141.9 kph, Gambhir drives crisply but straight to the fielder in the covers. 37/0

Another change. Ravindra Jadeja into the attack.

3.6 R Ashwin to L Wright, On the pads, stops a bit and Wright clips it over square leg for another couple. 27/1

3.5 R Ashwin to L Wright, Comes forward and nudges it with soft hands fine down the leg side for a couple. 25/1

3.4 R Ashwin to L Wright, Bit of air, on the middle, Wright comes forward and pats it down. They think of the run, but don't get it. 23/1

3.3 R Ashwin to A Hales, Goes on the back foot and whips it through the cow corner for a single. 23/1

3.2 R Ashwin to L Wright, Wright is off the mark straightaway. Flatter on the pads, turned through square leg for one. 22/1

Luke Wright walks in. He is a dangerous all-rounder in this format.

3.1 R Ashwin to M Lumb, OUT! Ashwin draws first blood and Lumb departs. The straighter delivery, well bowled, Lumb gets down to sweep and misses it right in front. He is struck on the pads and no hesitation in the mind of the umpire. He raises his finger. 21/1

Stuart Meaker into the attack on debut. He bowls quick, real quick.

2.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Taps it down towards point and they smuggle a run. Another fine over for India. 37/0

2.5 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Poor delivery again! Bowls it full on the pads, Gambhir easily clips it wide of short fine leg. India are off to a flying start. 36/0

2.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Length around middle and off, defended by Gambhir. 32/0

2.3 J Dernbach to A Rahane, Helps it behind point for a single. Good basics, a single after the big hit. 32/0

2.2 J Dernbach to A Rahane, SIX! Wow, Rahane is playing some breathtaking strokes! Dernbach bowls it around the full length, Rahane lifts it with the straight bat over the sight screen. 31/0

2.1 J Dernbach to A Rahane, FOUR! Leg byes! The line from Dernbach hasn't been great. Bowls it down leg side, clips the pads and runs fine. 25/0

2.6 P Awana to M Lumb, Lumb gives the charge now, looks to whack it away and gets an inside edge on the leg side. They take a quick run. 21/0

2.5 P Awana to A Hales, The idea is to attack the debutant. Pushes it towards mid off and steals a quick run. 20/0

2.4 P Awana to A Hales, FOUR! Hales does well. Back of a length, on the middle, Hales turns in the crease and looks to pull. Gets an inside edge fine. 19/0

2.3 P Awana to A Hales, Quick on length, around off, Hales is hurried in defense. 15/0

2.2 P Awana to A Hales, FOUR! Terrific strike! Bowls it full, Hales charges down and slams it handsomely through extra covers. It was uppish and over the fielder. 15/0

2.1 P Awana to A Hales, A late run out appeal and the umpire went up. Lazy work from Lumb. Awana bowled it short, Hales mistimes the pull through mid-wicket and in the gap. Gambhir chases it down and returns a good throw as Awana collects and disturbs the bails. Hales denied the third and Lumb didn't bother to ground his bat while returning and just got his foot in the crease in time. Not out is flashed. 11/0

1.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Length on middle and off, Gambhir dabs it down on the off side. 21/0

1.5 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Short of good length, quick, Gambhir gets an inside edge down. 21/0

1.4 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Amazing! Bresnan bowls it full, outside off, Gambhir gets onto the front foot and plays a crunching drive through cover-point. 21/0

1.3 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Opens the face and pats it behind point for a single now. Good cricket. 17/0

1.2 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, SIX! What a shot! Incredible strike by Rahane. Full length, on middle, Rahane plays it with a straight bat and lifts it superbly over the long on fence. Height and distance! 16/0

1.1 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, Good length on the middle and leg, going down, Rahane goes across and misses. He is struck on the pads. 10/0

1.1 Tim Bresnan to A Rahane, WIDE! Bresnan begins with a wide down the leg side. Too many extras already from England. 10/0

A change straightaway. Parvinder Awana into the attack on debut.

1.6 R Ashwin to M Lumb, Oh good delivery! Holds it a bit back, slow turn, Lumb fishes at it and misses. Ashwin starts with a maiden. 9/0

1.5 R Ashwin to M Lumb, Fired in, flatter and quicker on the middle, Lumb plays it back. 9/0

1.4 R Ashwin to M Lumb, Nice length, around off again and Lumb pats it down towards point. 9/0

1.3 R Ashwin to M Lumb, The straighter one, lands around off and Lumb pushes it down off the back foot. 9/0

1.2 R Ashwin to M Lumb, Turn! This track has turn too. Loopy and slow, outside off, pitches and spins away to beat Lumb in the drive. 9/0

1.1 R Ashwin to M Lumb, Starts with a flatter delivery, on the middle, pushed through and Lumb defends. 9/0

Tim Bresnan will share the attack.

0.6 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Bit short, outside off, punched nicely towards point but the fielder stops with a dive. A late fumble and yes or no situation. No run in the end. 9/0

0.5 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Better channel. Good length on off, Gambhir pats it down on the off side and takes off. He is sent back. 9/0

0.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, FOUR! Poor line again! Bowls length on the hips and Gambhir does well to nudges it fine. Can't bowl there to any batsman. 9/0

0.4 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! Third wide of the over. Dernbach is struggling to get it right against the left-hander. 5/0

0.3 J Dernbach to A Rahane, Length outside off, Rahane runs it down to third man for a single. He is off the mark too. 4/0

0.2 J Dernbach to A Rahane, Short of good length, wide outside off, Rahane leaves it alone. 3/0

0.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, Gambhir is off the mark. Covers the line, taps that one down the leg side and crosses. 3/0

0.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! One more! Looks for the inswinger again and sprays it wide down leg side. 2/0

0.1 J Dernbach to G Gambhir, WIDE! Dernbach begins with a wide down the leg side. Good pace, something swing but wrong line. 1/0

Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end.

0.6 A Dinda to A Hales, FOUR! One more! Bit more short, at 140.2 kph, Hales stays on the back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket now. Uppish but well over the fielder. 9/0

0.5 A Dinda to A Hales, FOUR! Hales gets hold of that one. Dinda drops it a bit short, on the middle, Hales turns and swats it through squarish mid-wicket. 5/0

0.4 A Dinda to A Hales, Decent pace again, zips through and Hales stays back to pat it towards point. 1/0

The track has good pace. The ball is skidding well for Dinda.

0.3 A Dinda to A Hales, Good length delivery, around off at 140.1 kph, Hales stays back and pushes it in the covers. 1/0

0.2 A Dinda to M Lumb, That one skids and hits the pads. Lands on length, on the middle and seams in to strike Lumb high on the pads. There is an appeal but it is turned down. 1/0

0.1 A Dinda to M Lumb, Good start! Short of good length, pitches outside off, straightens and hits Dhoni's gloves hard. Lumb left it alone. 0/0

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