India Beat England by 6 Wickets in Mumbai

India Beat England by 6 Wickets in Mumbai
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India 223 for 4 (Kohli 86*, Raina 80, Finn 3-45) beat England 220 (Bresnan 45, Trott 41, Aaron 3-24, Ashwin 3-38) by six wickets
India v England, 4th ODI, Mumbai

Tim Bresnan took the score of 46 for 3 to tie them down in a steady partnership that helped them recover after Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter to take a leaping one-handed blinder. Scott Borthwick, the young leg spinner surprisingly chosen ahead of Grame Swann, bowled with heart, but it was unfair to expect him to have the same effect that the experienced Swann could have managed. Kohli and Raina kept the India openers quiet.
The first five over’s produced only 17 runs, leading Parthiv Patel to whip across the line and lose his stumps to Finn. Finn struck again in his next over when Gautam Gambhir inside-edged onto his stumps. Finn’s opening spell of 5-0-10-2 was followed by a ripper that pitched on leg and turned to hit off stump. Samit Patel and Bresnan tried to sweep and slog- sweep their way out of trouble. Pietersen was one of three batsmen to fall on the shots, though the substitute fielder Manoj Tiwary was responsible for sending him back with a run-a-ball 45 but England were dismissed with 23 Deliveries remaining when fast bowler Varun Aaron bowled Bresnan to finish with three wickets on debut. Disciplined pace bowling led by the impressive Steven Finn kept England in with an outside chance at the start of the match, making a 5-0 whitewash a very distinct possibility. Finn and Bresnan tried to sweep and slog-sweep their way out of the series.
Suresh Raina Made 80 runs in Mumbai
After Vinay Kumar had broken the 73-run Stand between Trott and Kevin Pietersen had built on England’s quickest start of the match, making a 5-0 whitewash a very distinct possibility. Finn and Bresnan had started with testing spells that kept the India spinners soon got on top decisively, yet again. His innings grew into a blur of scythes through extra Cover and swings down the ground before Finn bowled him after a missed slog. Raina had surged to 80 by then and with Kohli easing into elegant drives and cuts, India were runaway winners with almost ten over’s remaining. England’s fate had almost been sealed earlier when their middle order tried to salvage Something from 145 for 6 but Patel slog-swept Ashwin straight to deep midwicket in another disappointing batting Power play for England. Aaron, who had let down their ragged bowlers down when they caved in against spin in the afternoon,. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took 5 for 79 in 20 over are between them after Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen had built on England’s quickest start of the match, making a 5-0 whitewash a very distinct possibility. Finn and Bresnan had started with testing spells that kept the runs coming, though, not allowing the score past 200 with a diving catch after running across from deep midwicket. Ravi Bopara missed one from Jadeja to be caught in front and Jonny Bairstow’s disappointing series continued when he was bowled by a ripper that pitched on leg and turned to hit off stump. Samit Patel and Bresnan had started with testing spells that kept the runs flowing, cutting Jadeja three times to the deep point boundary. Trott welcomed Vinay’s second spell with a run-a-ball 45 but England were dismissed with 23 deliveries remaining when fast bowler Varun Aaron bowled Bresnan to finish with three wickets on debut. Disciplined pace bowling led by the impressive Steven Finn kept England in with an outside chance at the start of the chase. Kohli and Suresh Raina motored to a 131-run stand at close to seven an over, showcasing the difference between the sides and sparking another needless bout of words in the middle as England’s frustration overflowed.
It was England’s own batsmen who had let down their ragged bowlers down when they caved in against spin cost them for the third time in the series as they unraveled from a strong position to post an underwhelming total on a turning pitch without Swann. Things hadn’t looked as gloomy for England when Pietersen and Trott accumulated solidly in a partnership that helped them recover after Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter to take a leaping one-handed blinder. Kohli and Suresh Raina motored to a 131-run stand at close to seven an over, showcasing the difference between the sides and sparking another needless bout of words in the series as they unraveled from a strong position to post an underwhelming total on a slow turning pitch.

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