September 12, 2007

Dhoni in ODI #82

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India vs England, NatWest Series 2007 - 5th ODI
Date: 02 Sep 2007

Catches : 5 / Stumpings : 1
Batting: 24 runs (17 balls), 4s: 3/ 6s: 0

For a change this time, Dravid lost the toss but won the match with some help from Duckworth/ Lewis. Given a chance to bat first, the Indian batsmen played good cricket to post a healthy 324 for the loss of six wickets.

Half-centuries from the top four batsmen, coupled with a century opening partnership by the veterans helped the Indian team. The hero of the last game Broad was chosen for punishment and he gave away 84 runs in his 10 overs.

England lost wickets at regular intervals, but skipper Collingwood did not lose hope. FInally, rain intervened and the Indians were declared the winners based on D/L method. When the match was called off, Collingwood was not out on 91 from just 71 deliveries.

Ganguly won the man of the match award for his all-round performance. Dhoni was excellent behind the wickets and he played a hand in the dismissal of the first five batsmen. He completed the good performance with a difficult catch to dismiss the 8th batsman. Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to record six dismissals in an ODI. He equalled the record held previously by Gilchrist, Boucher, Ridley Jacobs and Alec Stewart.

Yuvraj brought up his 30th ODI fifty, during which he surpassed the 5000 runs mark. He is only the sixth Indian batsman to do so.

Result: India 324/6 in 50 overs(Ganguly 59, Sachin 71, Gambhir 51, Yuvraj 72) beat England 242/8 in 39 overs(Collingwood 91 not out, Ganguly 2 for 26) by 38 runs (D/L method).

England leads the 7-match series 3-2

Next match to look far: 05 Sep 2007, 6th ODI between India and England

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