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Match Result: Match Drawn as Par Scores Level [D/L]
England Leads Series 2-0

Match Report:

          Ravi Bopara did his utmost to haul England from plenty of bother to a winning position, but ultimately came up short as Sunday’s rain-affected fourth ODI ended in a tie.

Chasing a 281-run target and the sodden weather threatening throughout, Bopara was the backbone of the home side’s pursuit for his knock of 96 and had he not holed out at midwicket off what proved to be the last ball of the match, India surely would’ve finished on the losing end of the soggy affair.

The dying throes provided many ebbs and flows, with the tourists marginally head of the Duckworth/Lewis calculation at the first delay and England marginally superior as the rain returned. Two wickets in two balls, however, left the teams tied and with no further play possible, that’s how it stayed. (more…)

Match Result: England Beat India by 3 Wickets 
England Leads Series 2-0

 Match Report:

         India’s search for their first win during their tour of England continues after they went down by three wickets via the Duckworth/Lewis method in the third ODI at The Oval on Friday.

The visitors, who lost the four Tests, one-off T20 and the second ODI, recovered from a shocking start to post 234 for seven in their 50 overs, but a rain break midway through second innings meant England’s target was reduced to 218 in 43 overs. Alastair Cook’s men had no problems and got there in 41.5 overs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. (more…)

Match Result: England Beat India by 7 Wickets
England Leads Series 1-0

Match Report:

Craig Kieswetter tore into India’s opening bowlers and Alastair Cook made a case for a Twenty20 berth with an effective 80 not out that brought England a cantering victory which hadn’t seemed as likely when the visitors posted an imposing total. England exploited the lack of depth and predictability of India’s four-man bowling attack, compounded by their specialist spinner having a relative off day while England’s snared three key wickets.

It meant that another solid Ajinkya Rahane effort that displayed his enormous potential went in vain – the second time in three international innings that he has made a half-century and ended up on the losing side.

England’s richer bowling stocks allowed them to go a batsman short into a game reduced to 23 overs per side after rain ruined the afternoon for the patient Southampton crowd. It turned out that the extra batsman wasn’t required after Kieswetter’s assault at the top left England needing 121 off 100 deliveries by the time he fell. (more…)

Match Result: England Beat India by an Innings & 8 Runs.

England becomes No.1 Test Team in the World. (Officially)

India pushed at No. 3 Spot. (more…)

India Dethroned From Test Rankings……

        The formidable England bowling-attack demolished India’s batting line-up before tea on Day 4 to win the four Test series 3-0 with one game still remaining.  The hosts defeated the visitors by an innings and 242 runs to register an emphatic win and wrest the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test ratings from a floundering India.

MS Dhoni was left stranded on an unbeaten 74 off 79 balls at the end of the match post-lunch; wickets had fallen thick and fast right through the first two sessions. James Anderson led England’s bowling attack with a four-for while Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan took two wickets each to help seal the inevitable win.

Earlier, James Anderson removed Gautam Gambhir off his first delivery of the day as the batman tentatively nudged the ball to Graeme Swann at second slip. In his next over, the pacer picked the key wicket of Rahul Dravid, the only Indian batsman who has so far been able to hold his own successfully against the English pacers. An outswinger seemed to have taken the edge of the veteran cricketer’s bat before Matt Prior took the catch.  A few overs later, Anderson claimed VVS Laxman caught behind to complete his four-for.

Losing three wickets in the first hour of play, India were stumbling with just 56 runs on the board for the loss of four wickets as the England bowlers continued to tighten their stranglehold on the game and series. Suresh Raina got a life while still on a single run as Andrew Strauss dropped him off Graeme Swann, but a while later, the spinner trapped him leg-before.   (more…)