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Team India back to business after beating England – ODI series

Zia Rana January 31, 2013

The Indian cricket team faced humiliation when they lost the ODI series 2-1 vs. Pakistan but bounced back while defeating England 3-2 at their home grounds.

The Blue Shirts were bulldozed by the Green Shirts in the first two One Day Internationals of the series which were played at Chennai and Kolkata on December 30, 2012, and January 3, 2013, respectively. The hosts won the last encounter by a close margin of 10 runs on January 6, 2013, at Delhi.

The home side regrouped themselves against the visiting Englishmen and clinched the five match ODI series 3-2. We will highlight the performance of       India and England in the recently concluded five match ODI series.

Team India - After winning the series 3-2 vs. England

Team India – After winning the series 3-2 vs. England

1 – Played on January 11, 2013, at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

Scores

England – 4-325 (Ian Bell 85, 96b, 9×4, 1×6, Alastair Cook 75, 83b, 11×4, 1×6, Kevin Pietersen 44, 45b, 4×4, 1×6, Ashok Dinda 2-53)

India – 9-316 (Yuvraj Singh 61, 54b, 8×4, 1×6, Gautam Gambhir 52, 52b, 7×4, Suresh Raina 50, 49b, 7×4, James Tredwell 4-44, Tim Bresnan 2-67)

Player of the match – James Tredwell (England)

Result – England won by 9 runs.

2 -Played at Nehru Stadium, Kochi, on January 15, 2013.

Scores

India – 6-285 (MS Dhoni 72, 66b, 7×4, 2×6, Ravindra Jadeja 61*, 37b, 8×4, 2×6, Suresh Raina 55, 78b, 2×4, 2×6, Steven Finn 2-51, Jade Dernbach 2-73)

England – 158 all out in 36 overs (Kevin Pietersen 42, 44b, 7×4, Joe Root 36, 50b, 3×4, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-29, Ravichandran Ashwin 3-39)

Player of the match – Ravindra Jadeja (India)

Result – India won by 127 runs.

3- Played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, on January 19, 2013.

England – 155 all out in 42.2 overs (Joe Root 39, 57b, 4×4, Tim Bresnan 25, 37b, 3×4, Ravindra Jadeja 3-19, Ishant Sharma 2-29)

India – 3-157 in 28.1 overs (Virat Kohli 77*, 79b, 9×4, 2×6, Gautam Gambhir 33, 53b, 4×4, Tredwell 2-29)

Player of the match – Virat Kohli (India)

Result – India won by seven wickets

4- Played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh, on January 23, 2013.

Scores

England – 7-257 Kevin Pietersen 76, 93b, 7×4, 1×6, Alastair Cook 76, 106b, 13×4, Joe Root 57*, 45b, 8×4, 1×6, Jadeja 3-39, Sharma 2-47)

India – 5-258 in 47.3 overs (Suresh Raina 89*, 79b, 9×4, 1×6, Rohit Sharma 83, 93b, 11×4, 1×6, James Tredwell 2-54)

Player of the match – Suresh Raina (India)

Result – India won by five wickets

5- Played on January 27, 2013, at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.

Scores

India – 226 all out in 49.4 overs (Suresh Raina 83, 98b, 8×4, 2×6, Ravindra Jadeja 39, 65b, 1×4, 2×6, Tim Bresnan 4-45, Tredwell 2-25)

England – 3-227 in 47.2 overs (Ian Bell 113*, 143b, 13×4, 1×6, Eoin Morgan 40*, 40b, 3×6, Jadeja 1-26)

Player of the match – Ian Bell (England)

Player of the series – Suresh Raina (India)

Result – England won by seven wickets.

Series result – India won the series 3-2.

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