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Ind vs Eng: Match tied under D/L method

Published: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 19:15 [IST]
 
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Ind vs Eng: Match tied under D/L method

London, Sep 11: Rain stopped the fourth one-day international between India and England at Lord's, with scores tied according to Duckworth-Lewis method on Sunday, 11 Aug.

England lost two successive wickets of Ravi Bopara (96) and Graeme Swann (31) off Munaf Patel in the penultimate over to put the match in the balance when rain lashed the field again.

Raina, Dhoni half centuries take India to 280/5

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina led a superb Indian fightback with brilliant half centuries as the visitors posted a competitive 280 for five in their fourth cricket One-Dayer against England here today.

Put into bat, India were wobbling at 110 for four in the 26th over but Dhoni (78 not out) and Raina (84) resurrected the Indian innings by sharing 169 runs for the fifth wicket from 23.5 overs to give their side a defendable total, the highest in the ODI series so far.

The duo ensured that no wicket fell till the last over and they made England bowlers looked like pedestrian by raining four and sixes towards the end of their innings after India took the batting powerplay in the 43rd over.

Raina was out for 84 in the last over after facing 74 balls which had seven fours and two sixes while Dhoni''s unbeaten 78 came from 71 balls which had six fours and three sixes. India scored 109 runs from the last 10 overs.

Openers Parthiv Patel (27) and Ajinkya Rahane (38) began cautiously with Steven Finn and James Anderson extracting bounce and movement from the Lord''s pitch before they opened up after the mandatory powerplay.

Parthiv hit Anderson for a six and four in the seventh over while Rahane gave the same treatment to Finn with two fours in the next.

Finn was extracting lots of pace from the pitch with some of his deliveries touching 150km per hour but Rahane was not deterred by it as he punished the paceman for a six and two fours after England took bowling powerplay.

Rahane, who hit a half century in the third ODI, was soon out with Stuart Broad striking in his first over, the 14th of Indian innings. Rahane was out LBW after facing 53 balls from which he hit five fours and a one six.

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