September 03, 2007

Dhoni in ODI #80

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India vs England, NatWest Series 2007 - 3rd ODI
Date: 27 Aug 2007

Catches : 0 / Stumpings : 1
Batting: 13 runs (20 balls), 4s: 0/ 6s: 0

Dravid won the toss yet again and inserted England in to bat. Is that a right decision? The England openers amassed 76 runs in less than 14 overs. Ian Bell scored a half-century and helped England post a healthy 281 for the loss of 8 wickets.

The Indians started tentatively, putting on 35 runs in the first 10 overs losing Tendulkar to the last delivery of the 10th over. Karthik came and left without disturbing the scorers. Then a good 104 runs partnership between Ganguly and Dravid kept the Indian hopes alive for the next 20 overs. The dismissal of both these set batsmen in the space of 2 overs let India down. Yuvraj played a quickfire knock of 45 from just 39 deliveries. But, that was not enough.

Result: England 281/8 (Bell 79, RP Singh 3 for 55) beat India 239 (Ganguly 72, Dravid 56, Anderson 3 for 32) by 42 runs. England leads the 7-match series 2-1

Next match to look far: 30 Aug 2007, 4th ODI between India and England


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