Right then! End of match number 3. First drawn, second went to India and the third one too, went to India. They now have an UNASSAILABLE 2-0 SERIES LEAD with 2 games to go. The 4th ODI will be played at Birmingham on Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 at 0930 GMT (1500 IST) and with the way the teams are playing, seems like another trophy is ready to go into MS Dhoni's cabinet. Do join us on that day. Until then, ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that during the Tests, he did not expect to be picked for the first two games and the down time helped him to work on his bowling, the results of which are showing now. On the pitch, he says that there was lot of bounce on the pitch. Adds that himself and Jadeja have always been successful against England but Raina and Rayudu bowled very well. Praises Raina for his spectacular catch and hopes to continue his good bowling form.
Victorious Indian skipper MS DHONI says that the spinners won the match for India. Ashwin and Jadeja did well but so was Raina's spell, who came in after Mohit could not bowl. He too, was surprised with the amount of turn on this pitch. Expected some moisture to take effect in the first 15-20 minutes and then settle down into a decent batting track but it turned out to be a turning one instead. Praises Rayudu for his bowling but clearly mentions that he wants a batsman who can bat at number 4. On Kohli's poor form patch, he reinstates his confidence in him and says that he has been practicing quite hard and has a wonderful aggressive attitude on the field.
England captain ALASTAIR COOK admits that his side did not play well in spite of getting a good start. Agrees that his team is working on trying to get wickets in the middle overs. Feels that India have quality spinners. On playing them, he says that one needs to mix caution and aggression but that is easier said than done. On the pitch, he is surprised with the amount of turn in this pitch. Feels good about Steven Finn's performance today but wants him to keep improving.
If England had to harbour any chances of winning, they need quick wickets. They got only that of Dhawan. Rahane, Kohli and Raina scored useful 40s while Rayudu took the Indians home with an unbeaten 64. Once again, England looked inadequate with their bowling. They simply don't look like having the arsenal to pick up wickets or even restrict the opposition.
A stroll in the park for India. Won a good toss, elected to bowl, used the moisture but did not quite take advantage of it. England got off to a decent start but then the spinners came in and pegged the hosts back. England went into a slump and recovered somewhat thanks to Buttler and Tredwell but 227 was never going to be enough.
James Tredwell to Ambati Rayudu
That is the end of the game! INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Full on middle, Rayudu flicked it over mid-wicket and comes back for the second.
James Tredwell to Ravindra Jadeja
Pushes this towards long on for a run.
The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.
4 OVERTHROWS! Full outside off, Jadeja pushes it towards mid off. He sets off for a quick single and Woakes sends in a wild throw. Concedes 4 overthrows past the keeper.
Comes down the track and pushes it away for a single.
The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Chris Woakes to Ambati Rayudu
The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
Chris Woakes to Ravindra Jadeja
A short ball, pulled away for a single.
FOUR! Full and outside off, Jadeja drives it right between the non-striker's legs for a boundary!
Landed outside of, dabbed to third man for a single.
FOUR! Short outside off, Rayudu punches it through the covers for a boundary!
Full and outside off, well defended.
On middle and off, well blocked out.
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.