20 November, 2008

live cricket india v/s england

England 167/4 (36.1/49 ov)
England won the toss and elected to bat first

England RR 4.61
Last 5 ovs 22/0 RR 4.40
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Hours of play: 09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Current time: 12:11 local, 06:41 GMT

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ODI career
Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR This bowler Last 5 ovs Mat Runs Ave
*A Flintoff (rhb) 26 45 2 0 57.77 0 (0b) 9 (17b) 136 3350 33.16
OA Shah (rhb) 16 18 0 0 88.88 1 (1b) 12 (13b) 50 1126 28.15

Bowlers O M R W Econ Current spell Mat Wkts Ave
*YK Pathan (ob) 0.1 0 1 0 6.00 (0nb, 0w) 0.1-0-1-0 10 5 50.60
I Sharma (rf) 5.0 0 33 0 6.60 (2nb, 0w) 1-0-4-0 18 22 33.09

Recent overs 1wd 1 . . 1 1 . | 1 . 4 1 2 . | . 1 2 . 1 . | 1

Current partnership 34 runs, 7.2 overs, RR: 4.63 (Flintoff 17, Shah 16)

Last bat RS Bopara st wicketkeeperDhoni b Yuvraj Singh 60 (82b 8x4 0x6) SR: 73.17
Fow: 133/4 (28.5 ov); Partnership: 27 runs, 7.3 overs, RR: 3.60 (Flintoff 9, Bopara 17)

"Why can't Harbhajan always bowl slower and flight the ball like he did today?" asks Dhanesh. He has a point does Dhanesh. Harbhajan has been superb today, often he bowls too fast and too flat.
36.1 Pathan to Shah, 1 run, Shah steps right across his stumps, exposing middle and leg, and works Yusuf behind square
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Dhoni's given the ball to Yusuf Pathan, bowling from over the wicket. England still haven't taken their batting Powerplay. There's a bit of a delay because Dhoni wanted Yuvraj back on to the field.
End of over 36 (4 runs) - England 166/4

A Flintoff 26* (45b 2x4) I Sharma 5-0-33-0
OA Shah 15* (17b) Yuvraj Singh 10-0-54-1
"Aren't they getting drinks yet? I want a break... cannot be glued to the screen for that long, need to take a leak," says Yogesh. Go on now, it's drinks!
35.6 I Sharma to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff backs away a fraction and drives a ball from his stumps towards point
35.5 I Sharma to Shah, 1 run, Shah stays in his crease and places the ball into the gap between point and cover by opening the face of the bat
35.4 I Sharma to Shah, no run, length delivery on off stump, driven firmly off the front foot but straight to the fielder at short cover
35.3 I Sharma to Shah, 2 runs, fuller length on the pads, Shah flicks between square leg and midwicket and shouts "Yeah!"
35.2 I Sharma to Flintoff, 1 run, this time Flintoff powers the short and wide ball through cover, Ishant has protection on the boundary
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35.1 I Sharma to Flintoff, no run, short of a length delivery outside off stump, Flintoff tries to force the ball through the off side but misses
Kohli's on the field for Yuvraj. Ishant replaces Harbhajan, bowling from over the wicket.

"People are saying that Yuvraj is the difference between the two sides, But I think the lack of quality spinner is hurting England more than anything else. On the other hand, look at the way Harbhajan stopped the flow of runs by picking up wickets," says Srinivas.
End of over 35 (8 runs) - England 162/4

OA Shah 12* (14b) Yuvraj Singh 10-0-54-1
A Flintoff 25* (42b 2x4) Harbhajan Singh 9-2-25-2
34.6 Yuvraj Singh to Shah, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover, Yuvraj ends his spell, he's taken 1 for 54
34.5 Yuvraj Singh to Shah, 2 runs, Shah knocks the ball into the vacant space at midwicket and takes two
34.4 Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed on the off side towards mid-off and they manage a single despite the four fielders in the circle
34.3 Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, FOUR, that's outstanding! Flintoff makes a bit of room and lofts the ball inside out over extra cover for four
34.2 Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff moves back and plays the ball towards the bowler
34.1 Yuvraj Singh to Shah, 1 run, pushed through point off the back foot
End of over 34 (4 runs) - England 154/4

A Flintoff 20* (39b 1x4) Harbhajan Singh 9-2-25-2
OA Shah 9* (11b) Yuvraj Singh 9-0-46-1
33.6 Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, defended back to the bowler, only four off that over
"I think England should eye for score around 250 which can be competetive on this wicket," says Altaf, who had sent in his comment in cut paste format!! Cheers.
33.5 Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, Shah whips the ball off his pads for a single to deep square
The spinners have pulled it back for India, so many dot balls.
33.4 Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, 1 run, Flintoff pushes the ball off the front foot towards mid-off for one
33.3 Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff tries to step out but changes his mind and defends on the off side
33.2 Harbhajan Singh to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff defends back to the bowler
33.1 Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, Shah moves right back and then opens the face to guide the ball which turns into him behind point
33.1 Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 wide, that's wide down leg side, Dhoni whips off the bails but Shah is safe
End of over 33 (1 run) - England 150/4

A Flintoff 19* (35b 1x4) Yuvraj Singh 9-0-46-1
OA Shah 7* (9b) Harbhajan Singh 8-2-21-2
32.6 Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, tossed up once again and Flintoff cuts off the back foot towards Harbhajan at point, Dhoni has four fielders in the circle on the off side for Flintoff
32.5 Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, Flintoff moves forward and defends
32.4 Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, driven back to the bowler on the front foot
32.3 Yuvraj Singh to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff drives hard towards cover but Raina cuts it off more....

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