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Ind vs Eng, 1st ODI: as it happened

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Oct 14, 2011 at 10:46pm IST

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37th over: The misery ends for England in 36.1 over at the score of 174, with Jade Dernbach becoming the last man to be dismissed, Ashwin the wicket-taker. It's a big win for India by 126 runs, also their second largest against England. It also ends their eight-match losing streak in all forms of the game.

34th over: Yadav is buying some cheap English wickets here. This time paceman goes through Samit Patel to disturb the timber behind him. England 163/9.

Ind vs Eng, 1st ODI: as it happened

From 111/2, England caved in to be all out for 174, with Jadeja and Ashwin taking 3 wickets each.

32nd over: It's surely a meek surrender now at 148/8. Umesh Yadav hits the deck hard but the ball keeps slightly low to bowl Graeme Swann.

30th over: It doesn't take long for India to claim the seventh English wicket. It's a spinner again: Ashwin.

Bresnan is stumped! Watching Bresnan charge, Ashwin pushed it wide at the leg stump. Simple stumping for captain cool! England 141/7 at the end of 30th over.

27th over: England are caving in to Indian spin. Jadeja continues to wreck havoc with his third wicket in the form of England's practice-match hero Jonny Bairstow (3). And from 111/2, England have slid to 126/6. India firmly in control now.

26th over: R Ashwin joins in the party to confirm England's slide as Ravi Bopara (8) offers a caught and bowled to the offie which he accepts gleefully. It's resembling a collapse now at 124/5.

25th over: As they say, one wicket can lead to another, and that's what has happened. Jadeja again the wrecker, as he goes through Trott's wild sweep to bowl him for 26. Trott's dismissal soon after Cook's means two new batsmen at the crease with the score at 122/4 at the halfway stage.

23rd over: Just when it looked England were clawing back, Jadeja has struck a vital blow by ending Cook's knock and the 71-run partnership. The England skipper tried to up the ante but hit it straight to Vinay at deep mid-wicket. England 113/3.

20th over: Cook and Trott's partnership has made sure that England remain in the game after early blows. The England captain has also brought up his fifty and at 99/2, the visitors are very much in the hunt despite a daunting 301 required to win.

15th over: India have kept things tight at the end of 15th over. England are 70/2 with two of their free-scoring batsmen (Kieswetter and Pietersen) back in the hut. Have they erred by not including Bell? Looks like it!

9th over: The third umpire found Pietersen short of ground on Ashwin's direct hit. KP set off after a nudge to mid-off but didn't put a dive in that caught him inches short. India get their noses in front at 48/2 after nine overs.

6th over: Some wayward bowling from Praveen and opportunistic batting from Cook has added solidarity to the England scorecard at 31/1. Pietersen looking good as well. India can't afford these two to build.

3rd over: It doesn't take long for Praveen Kumar to strike with his swing. A gentle out-swinger gets the edge of Kieswetter's bat to give India their first breakthrough; 8/1 as Kevin Pietersen strides in.

England's innings:

50th over: Only 8 runs come off the final over by Dernbach, but Dhoni (87*) still sees India through to 300/7. Praveen Kumar, meanwhile, got into an argument with Cook, who wasn't too pleased after the Indians ran two despite the ball having hit Praveen Kumar's foot. Cook will also not be pleased that England conceded 18 wides overall.

49th over: Dhoni is doing really well here, as each over is bringing in over 6 runs for India. He needs to change his bat though, after keeping out a Bresnan yorker in the 48th over. Ashwin (10) is run out in the next over by Finn, but Dhoni is unaffected. The 'helicopter shot' is used to good effect and the skipper smashes two fours and a six. 16 runs off that Finn over. England have lost the plot here, and with Dhoni (80*) in full flow, Praveen Kumar (1*) just needs stay away from the strike!

46th over: It hasn't just been about the boundaries, as the two have run well between the wickets as well. However, the 65-run partnership between Jadeja and Dhoni comes to an end after the former is run out for 27. Bresnan did well to turn around on his follow-up and directly hit the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin joins Dhoni (58*) as India reach 260/6.

45th over: An excellent 41st over by Patel - only two runs came off it - was just the calm before the storm. Boundaries in consecutive overs for Dhoni see him reach his half-century in the 44th over. This is his fourth successive fifty, and all of those have come against England. Meanwhile, Jadeja smashes two huge sixes off Patel in the 45th over. India are in a very strong position now, at 251/5 with Dhoni on 51* and Jadeja on 25*.

40th over: Very good powerplay for India ends with another 14 runs off its final over, despite only one boundary by Ravindra Jadeja. The Dernbach over began with five wides, as Kieswetter was unable to reach the ball left by Dhoni. 19 extras conceded by England so far, including 16 costly wides. India are 209/5 and how far they go from here will depend on Dhoni (31*) and Jadeja (5*).

39th over: Raina explodes...and then implodes! After a six and a four off the final two deliveries of the 38th over by Bresnan, Raina hits Finn for a huge six over long-on, but is out the next ball, caught by Jonny Bairstow. It was a needless shot really, after Dhoni had also hit two boundaries earlier in the over. Two sixes and five fours for Raina in that 55-ball 61. Meanwhile, 16 runs off that Finn over take India to 195/5.

37th over: Bresnan (0/35 in 7 overs) has been tough to score off as well, and only 6 runs come in the first over of the powerplay, that too after a boundary from MS Dhoni. However, the next over, by Dernbach, is a much better one for India. Nine runs come off it as India reach 165/4. Dhoni (17*) and Raina (43*) have build together a 42-run partnership in just about 8 overs.

35th over: India slowly starting to get a move on, which is timely, given that they have to take the powerplay from the 36th over according to the new ICC rules. The 35th over goes for 11 runs, with Dhoni (11*) starting the Ravi Bopara over with a boundary and Raina (36*) ending it with another. Meanwhile, Swann has ended his excellent spell with figures of 1/35 from his 10 overs. India are 150/4.

30th over: Skipper MS Dhoni (1*) will have to stitch a partnership with Raina (22*) to bring India back on track here. Swann, meanwhile, continues to be miserly - He's conceded just 27 runs in his 8 overs so far. India are 126/4. Remember, the batting powerplay will have to be taken before the 40th over.

29th over: It seems it isn't easy to play the big shots on this pitch, and Kohli tries to break the shackles. However, Pietersen leaps to pull off a superb catch at long-off, and a stunned Kohli has to go for 37. Patel picks up his first wicket of the match.

25th over: First boundary for India after nine long overs! Raina sweeps Samit Patel, though Kevin Pietersen at long-on should have stopped that. Cook has rotated his bowlers well so far, as Raina (16*) and Kohli (32*) begin the re-building process for India. However, Raina nearly lost his wicket after Patel got a hand on to Kohli's straight drive and the ball disturbs the stumps at the other end. It's a tough call for the third umpire but the decision goes in Raina's favour. Lucky break for India, who earlier lost Parthiv Patel in similar fashion. India are 114/3 at the half-way mark.

18th over: Big blow for India, the well-set Gambhir is out for 32, lbw by Jade Dernbach off a slower leg-cutter that hit Gambhir full on the pads. The second powerplay is already turning out to be a good one for England. India are 79/3, Kohli (14*) is joined in the middle by Suresh Raina.

17th over: The new ICC rules come into play as England skipper Alastair Cook takes the powerplay at the start of the 17th over and brings back Bresnan. By and large, the English bowlers have kept India quiet. Kohli (11*) and Gambhir (32*) take India to 76/2.

12th over: There is a sense of inevitability as Graeme Swann picks up a wicket in his first over, yet again. Rahane comes out with intent but is unable to pick the delivery, and it is an easy stumping for Craig Kieswetter. An unconvincing innings by Rahane (15), as Virat Kohli walks in. India 53/2.

10th over: Gambhir (17*) and Rahane (12*) take India to 47/1 as the first powerplay comes to an end. Nine of those runs have been gifted by the England bowlers, in the form of wides.

8th over: Gambhir (14*) is off to a brisk start, two fours in consecutive overs being followed by another boundary off a full toss by Finn in the 8th over, which beats third man. Meanwhile, at the other end, Rahane (8*) has been more cautious. India are 38/1.

4th over: India lose their first wicket and it's an unfortunate way for Parthiv (9) to be run out. Backing up too far, he is well short of the crease after Finn gets a hand on to Rahane's straight drive and it hits the stumps. Birthday boy Gautam Gambhir is the new man in as India are 17/1.

3rd over: Grudge series kicks off! India have opened with Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv Patel, the same pair that did well on that forgettable tour of England recently. Meanwhile, even as the TV pictures return, India are 16/0. It's been an eventful start already, Rahane (3*) was dropped by Jonathan Trott off Steven Finn in the second over, before Parthiv (8*) smashed a four off Tim Bresnan in the third.

Broadcast issues: News just coming in... Apparently, there is no telecast of the match so far due to a stand-off between the BCCI and the broadcasters on one hand, and the I&B Ministry on the other.

Toss: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat in the first one-day international against England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.

Interestingly, India have lost all the three ODIs they have played here so far, as well as the only Test played here against New Zealand in November last year. Time for a reversal of fortunes?

Dhoni's men, who had a miserable time on tour in England this summer, failing to win even a single match in any form of the game, will have revenge on their minds as the five-match series gets underway.

At the beginning of the summer, the Indians were ranked as the number one Test side, but after a humiliating whitewash administered by England, they dropped to third place.

India will be without their stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh, besides also missing the likes of Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel and Ishant Sharma, all of whom are out due to injuries sustained on the recent tour of England.

The Indians, though, will be boosted by the return of a fit Gautam Gambhir. Middle-order batsman and undoubtedly the future of India's batting, Virat Kohli will be the key man in the middle who can be both the aggressor and the anchor, as the situation demands.

With regard to the bowling attack, India have gone in with three seamers in Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar and Umesh Yadav. So no place still in the side for Varun Aaron!

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone specialist spinner, with left-handed all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as a back-up.

England, meanwhile, have left out Ian Bell. Jonny Bairstow, who shone in the second warm-up game against Hyderabad XI with an unbeaten century, comes into the side in his place.

Teams:

India: Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav

England: Alastair Cook (c), Craig Kieswetter (wk), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach

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