Cricket: England defeat India in one-day series decider

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

England have beaten India by seven wickets in the seventh and final One-Day International of the series at Lord's, London, England. England win the series 4-3.

India, having won the toss, struggled with the bat. Sourav Ganguly was caught at second slip for 15 runs, and Gautam Gambhir was dismissed for 12 runs. Captain Rahul Dravid was caught behind for a duck, while Sachin Tendulkar was given out caught behind by umpire Aleem Dar for 30 runs. Television replays showed that the decision may not have been right, but India were reduced to 59-4. Dimitri Mascarenhas was the best performing England bowler, dismissing Robin Uthappa (22), Yuvraj Singh (28) and Piyush Chalwa (0), finishing with figures of 3-23. Andrew Flintoff, back in the England side after passing a medical test on his ankle, took 3-45. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored fifty for India, but they were bowled out for just 187 runs.

England's opening batsmen Luke Wright and Matt Prior were both dismissed for ducks by R P Singh in the second over. Despite the early setback England had few problems in reaching the target. Ian Bell was run out for 36, while Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood took England to victory, scoring 71 not out and 64 not out respectively. R P Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking 2-40.

Toss: India won, and chose to bat first.

Flag of India.svg India innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
S C Ganguly c Flintoff b Anderson 15 22 2 0 68.18
S R Tendulkar c Prior b Flintoff 30 46 4 0 65.21
G Gambhir c Wright b Anderson 12 20 0 0 60.00
R Dravid c Prior b Flintoff 0 3 0 0 0.00
Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Mascarenhas 28 48 1 1 58.33
R V Uthappa c Anderson b Mascarenhas 22 30 2 0 73.33
M S Dhoni c Anderson b Flintoff 50 72 4 1 69.44
R R Powar run out (Shah/Prior) 10 20 1 0 50.00
Piyush Chawla st Prior b Mascarenhas 0 6 0 0 0.00
Z Khan b Panesar 7 16 1 0 43.75
R P Singh not out 1 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (lb 8; nb 4) 12
Total (all out; 47.3 overs) 187 15 2

Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Ganguly, 6.1 ov), 2-52 (Gambhir, 12.4 ov), 3-53 (Dravid, 13.3 ov), 4-59 (Tendulkar, 15.4 ov), 5-106 (Uthappa, 24.3 ov), 6-119 (Yuvraj Singh, 30.2 ov), 7-147 (Powar, 37.2 ov), 8-148 (Piyush Chawla, 38.4 ov), 9-160 (Khan, 41.6 ov), 10-187 (Dhoni, 47.3 ov)

Flag of England.svg England bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
J M Anderson 9 1 28 2 3.11
S C J Broad 10 0 44 0 4.40
A Flintoff 8.3 0 45 3 5.29
A D Mascarenhas 10 2 23 3 2.30
L J Wright 2 0 11 0 5.50
M S Panesar 8 2 28 1 3.50
Flag of England.svg England innings (Target: 188 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
M J Prior c Dhoni b Singh 0 7 0 0 0.00
L J Wright c & b Singh 0 2 0 0 0.00
I R Bell run out (Tendulkar/Ganguly) 36 40 6 0 90.00
K P Pietersen not out 71 96 6 1 73.95
P D Collingwood not out 64 73 7 1 87.67
Extras (lb 8; w 9) 17
Total (3 wickets; 36.2 overs) 188 19 2

Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Wright, 1.2 ov), 2-11 (Prior, 1.4 ov), 3-74 (Bell, 15.6 ov)

Did not bat: O A Shah, A Flintoff, A D Mascarenhas, S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson

Flag of India.svg India bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Z Khan 9 1 40 0 4.44
R P Singh 7 0 40 2 5.71
Piyush Chawla 9 1 44 0 4.88
S C Ganguly 4 0 13 0 3.25
R R Powar 5.2 0 32 0 6.00
Yuvraj Singh 2 0 11 0 5.50

England: M J Prior (wkt), L J Wright, I R Bell, K P Pietersen, P D Collingwood (capt), O A Shah, A Flintoff, A D Mascarenhas, S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson

India: S C Ganguly, S R Tendulkar, G Gambhir, R Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, R V Uthappa, M S Dhoni (wkt), R R Powar, Piyush Chawla, Z Khan, R P Singh

Man of the Match: K P Pietersen (England)
Man of the Series: I R Bell (England)

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and I J Gould
TV Umpire: P J Hartley
Match Referee: R S Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: R J Bailey

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