4th ODI: India bowl out England for 220

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Published: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 14:15 [IST]
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India bowl out England for 220

Mumbai, Oct 23: An inspired bowling performance by debutant Varun Aaron and R Ashwin helped India to bowl out England for 220. R Ashwin and Varun Aaron took 3 wickets each as England struggled to reach 220 with 23 balls remaining in the innings.


Samit Patel and Tim Bresnan put on 47 runs together to keep the score-board ticking to save the England innings but R Ashwin claiming his third victim Samit Patel who was caught by Kohli in the mid-wicket area. Patel could not make an impact as he departed for 14 runs.

Debutant Varun Aaron struck on the 43rd over grabbing his first ODI wicket with a quick delivery hitting Borthwick's off stump. With a few international games played, this is Borthwick's real challenge against India to prove his worth.

England's debutant, Stuart Meaker, was bowled by Aaron's quick yorker ripping out the leg stump. Tim Bresnan's run-a-ball 45 runs helped England pass 200 runs but Aaron got his third wicket clipping Bresnan's Off stump.

Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott steadied England's innings with a partnership of 73 runs that helped them recover after Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter departed off successive deliveries.

When the partnership looked threatening Vinay Kumar dismissed Trott, rattling the stumps. Trott has been in good form scoring an unbeaten 98 runs in the previous match but was bowled out scoring 39 off 48 balls.

After a few overs, Pietersen tried to go for the big shot against R Ashwin but got caught in the deep with an excellent effort by Manoj Tiwary clutching the ball with both hands while airborne. Pietersen too has had a decent series with the bat scoring a 50 in the previous game. Lot of expectations from Pietersen as openers fell quickly but could manage to score 41 runs from 61 balls.

Ravi Bopara's disappointing series continued along with Jonathan Bairstow who fell in quick succession without making any impact scoring less than 10 runs each. First to fall was Bopara who tried to sweep Jadeja was struck in front of middle and off. Easy decision for the umpire as it was plumb.

Bairstow was bowled out by Jadeja as he was stuck in his crease with a wrong shot selection, the ball tipped the top of the stumps.

Openers Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter got out lbw in quick succession. R Ashwin trapped Cook as the ball hit right on the front pad while Cook stretched forward. Alastair Cook once again departed early scoring 10 runs.

Craig Kieswetter was looking destructive scoring in fours and sixes. Kieswetter scored a quick 18 balls 29 with 4 fours and two sixes. Praveen Kumar celebrated straight away as the ball hit the front pad below Kieswetter's defensive bat.

Earlier England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and decided to bat first in the 4th ODI against India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

India need 221 runs to win in the 4th ODI played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.


India: Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Varun Aaron.

England: Alastair Cook (C), Craig Kieswetter, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Scott Borthwick, Steven Finn, Stuart Meaker.


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