India clinch series: India defeated England by fivewickets in the fourth one-dayer to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match ODI series, here today. India won their third ODI on the trott against England to stamp their dominance in home soil after a string of losses. India thrashed England by five wickets as the chased down successfully England's score of 257/7. Suresh Raina with an unbeaten 89 and Rohit Sharma with 83 ensured that the host team reached home with five wickets in hand. Raina scored his third half century of the series in as many innings while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with small contributio at the end to take India past the win.
India inch closer to victory: Indian skipper Dhoni got out when India looked comfortable in the driving seat as they were crusing towards series victory. With needing just 45 runs, Dhoni gave a catch at point trying to utilize the last over of the batting powerplay. Ravindra Jadeja, the man-in-form walked in to bat at number seven.
Rohit Sharma misses out on century: Rohit Sharma, who has been woefully out of form in the recent past scored 83 before getting out for LBW off Steven Finn. Sharma, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane as the opener, played a good innings to take India to a comfortable position of 151 in 31.1 overs before getting out. He survived a couple of dropped chances before reaching his half century.
Tredwell does it again: After dismissing a settled Virat Kohli, James Tredwell dismissed the local boy Yuvraj Singh for LBW. England is now back in the game with run rate dropping down a little as the England spinners have kepth things under control. The crowds, who were gathered to watch their favourite star Yuvraj Singh bat. was however disappointed with the southpaw getting out without scoring a single boundary. Suresh Raina walks in to join Rohit Sharma who is on the verge os scoring a half century.
Virat Kohli gets out: As Virat Kohli was looking good for another big innings, he gave simple catch off to Tredwell. KOlhi could not keep the shot low as the bowler took the catch to dismiss Kohli. India stand at 72/2 in 17 overs. Local boy, Yuvraj Singh walks in to the middle to join a set Rohit Sharma.
India lose Gambhir early: India lost the first wicket in the form of Gautam Gambhir as he edged one to the wicketkeeper off Brsnan's delivery. The batsman, however did not appear to be happy at the decision.
A well deserved 50 for Joe Root.
England 241/7: Bresnan too falls. Jadeja takes his third wicket of the day.
England 241/6: England lose Jos Butler. In his attempt to accelerate the run-rate, Butler goes after Jadeja only to find Yuvraj at point.
England 220/5: Pietersen and Root were going strong and but Ishant Sharma struck with a Yorker taking off the wickets. Pietersen goes for 76.
200 comes up for England in the 45th over. Pietersen and Root are trying to accelerate the innings and have added 37 runs in the last three overs.
Pietersen reaches his fifty.
England 142/4: Jadeja takes a low catch on his own bowling and England lose Samit Patel. Yet another wicket has put England into trouble as run-rate too isn't inspiring.
England 138/3: Ashwin strikes again. But more than the bowler, it’s a poor shot from Morgan that led to his fall. He tries to chip it over mid-on, gets a leading edge and Yuvraj takes a comfortable catch.
England 132/2: Ashwin gives India a big break as he traps Cook for 76. It is a quicker delivery from the spinner that hits the pad and the England skipper is given out.
England reach 100 runs in 26th over: Cook and Pietersen are going on steadily and have added 60 runs for the second wicket. Though the run-rate is a cause of concern, but with wickets in hand, England have the fire power to accelerate at any time.
England after 25 overs: 97 for 1(Cook 57*, Pietersen 21*)
Captain Cook scores his sixth ODI fifty versus India
England after 15 overs: 53 for 1(Cook 33*, Pietersen 2*)
England 37 for 1: Ishant Sharma gives India the breakthrough. Bell, in his attempt to hit Sharma, comes down the pitch but gets only the edge that goes high towards third-man and Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes a well-judged catch.
England after 5 overs: 12/0 (Cook 5*, Bell 2*)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been handed over the new ball.
England open with Lastair Cook and Ian Bell.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at PCA Stadium, Mohali on Wednesday.
India have decided to bring in Rohit Sharma in place of Ajinkya Rahane while England too have brought Jos Buttler for Craig Kieswetter.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt and wk), Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed
England: Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Tim Bresnan.