Bairstow blasts England home on debut; India vs England 5th ODI; |India 304/6 (50 Overs) v England 241/4 (32.2 Overs) Last ODI Match Ind v Eng 16-09-2011 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

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India 304/6 (50 Overs) v England 241/4 (32.2 Overs) England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)

England won the 5-match series 3-0

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Jonny Bairstow lofts powerfully down the ground, England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff, September 16, 2011

Jonny Bairstow lofts powerfully down the ground, England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff, September 16, 2011

Not even India’s first 300-plus total in 14 attempts against England could prove sufficient to win their first international fixture of a desperately one-sided tour, as the 21-year-old Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow marked his international debut with a nerveless display of power-hitting under the floodlights at Cardiff. Chasing a revised target of 241 in 34 overs after a sequence of Duckworth-Lewis readjustments, Bairstow battered an extraordinary 41 from 21 balls, as England eased home with 10 balls to spare.

In a breathless performance, Bairstow struck the fifth ball of his international career for six over midwicket, and added two more and a four for good measure, as England marched up the mountain to complete their third victory of the series and their eighth in ten international matches against India this summer.

Virat Kohli produced India's first century of their one-day campaign, but he was trumped by a brilliant debut from Jonny Bairstow

Virat Kohli produced India's first century of their one-day campaign, but he was trumped by a brilliant debut from Jonny Bairstow

The denouement stole the thunder from Virat Kohli’s excellent 107 from 93, and also overshadowed the final ODI match of Rahul Dravid’s 344-match career. He signed off with 69 from 79 balls, and a handshake from every England player, but as had been the case all summer, he was powerless to stop a team on the rampage.

Such a dramatic turn of events had seemed unlikely at the halfway mark of the day, which was reached amid similar pyrotechnics, as India’s captain, MS Dhoni, slammed an even 50 from 26 balls to haul his team to an imposing total of 304 for 6. It was four runs more than they had managed in their final innings of the Test series, at The Oval back in August, and when two untimely rain-showers lopped 10 overs and only 34 runs off the chase, England’s task appeared to have been made all the more awkward.

But they approached their task with confidence from the outset. In damp conditions, but on a still firm deck, Craig Kieswetter struck four fours in his first 12 balls to motor along to 21 from 17, before he was adjudged lbw a delivery that looked to be sliding past leg stump, while Alastair Cook provided the ballast once again, skitting along to 50 from 54 balls to set England up for their late push.

Rahul Dravid reached his half-century and built a partnership with Virat Kohli, in his Last ODI Match

Rahul Dravid reached his half-century and built a partnership with Virat Kohli, in his Last ODI Match

Another rain delay in the tenth over forced another D/L readjustment, but not before the newly-crowned ICC Cricketer of the Year, Jonathan Trott, had slammed Munaf Patel straight back down towards the River Taff for the first six of his ODI career. Cook reached his fifty in a frenetic over from Kohli, which included – in consecutive deliveries – a reverse lap for four, a terrible dropped catch at backward square from Dravid, and a mow across the line that led to Cook’s middle stump being pegged back.

Trott might already have been caught at mid-off had Munaf not overstepped, and Munaf’s evening got even worse when he slipped in the outfield and limped off with a twisted ankle.

Munaf Patel in some discomfort, England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff, September 16, 2011

Munaf Patel in some discomfort, England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff, September 16, 2011

But Trott by now was getting into the mood, and with Ian Bell alongside him, he laid into the left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja, who was smacked for 1, 6, 1, 6, 1, 6 in a single over that went for 21 and catapulted England ahead of the D/L requirement.

The two men fell in consecutive overs – Bell holed out to long-off against RP Singh, before Jadeja gained a measure of revenge by removing Trott who slapped to point – but Bairstow’s arrival provided the carefree attitude that the situation required. At first, Ravi Bopara was unable to break the shackles to quite the same extent, but found his range as the target drew nearer, slogging RP Singh over deep fine leg for a top-edged six as he closed his series on 34 not out from 20 balls.

Once the openers were gone, Rahul Dravid, playing his last ODI, started solidly  September 16, 2011 - England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff

Once the openers were gone, Rahul Dravid, playing his last ODI, started solidly September 16, 2011 - England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff

After winning the toss for the fifth match in a row, Cook’s decision to bowl first was influenced by the prospect of showers and evening dew, but England struggled for breakthroughs at the outset. Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane added 52 for the first wicket, and though Steven Finn kept the Powerplays in check with an excellent first spell of seven overs for 22, England’s fielding became notably ragged at key moments of the innings. Samit Patel dropped two bad catches, one at third man off Rahane to deny Finn a deserved early wicket, and England were once again indebted to the spin of Graeme Swann, who returned figures of 3 for 34 in nine overs to prevent the run-rate from getting completely out of hand.

It was Dravid and Kohli who turned on the style, slowly at first but with increasing poise as their partnership mounted. Jade Dernbach’s sixth over was dispatched for 15 as Kohli’s strong wrists and superb timing plundered his variations, before Patel was battered out of the attack with two fours over midwicket and a massive spring-loaded six over long-off. Though he slowed his tempo with his hundred in sight, he eventually turned Swann through square leg for a single to bring up his landmark from 87 deliveries, and was celebrating with jubilation before he had even completed the run.

Steven Finn followed an excellent spell with a very good catch at third man

Steven Finn followed an excellent spell with a very good catch at third man

One delivery later, Dravid’s ODI career was brought to an end as Swann tweaked one through his gate and into the top of off stump, and when Kohli trod on his own stumps while working a single through square leg, England had prised themselves an opening that Dhoni – the eventual Man of the Series – did his utmost to slam shut. But India’s defence was hampered by the absence of Praveen Kumar, who twisted his ankle while playing football in the warm-up, and without Munaf at the death, they simply had no answer to Bairstow’s brilliant onslaught.

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India trudge off after losing the one-day series 0-3, England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff, September 16, 2011

India trudge off after losing the one-day series 0-3, England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff, September 16, 2011

England 1 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 2 Alastair Cook (capt), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 Ravi Bopara, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Samit Patel, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Jade Dernbach

India 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Parthiv Patel, 3 Rahul Dravid, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 MS Dhoni (capt/wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Vinay Kumar, 10 Munaf Patel, 11 RP Singh.

India vs England ODI Match Information

  • Tournament/Series: India vs England Series 2011
  • Match: 5th Odi Match India vs England
  • Match Format: India vs England 50 overs Match
  • Match Date: England vs India Match Played at 16th Sep 2011
  • Match Timing: England vs India Match Live Telecast at Sophia Gardens 13:00 GMT | 14:00 local | 18:00 at Pakistan while 17:30 at India
  • Played at: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  • TV Channels: Star Cricket, Geo SUper, Ten Sports and Star Sports tv Channel Broadcast Live ODI Cricket Match
  • Weather Report: Weather Forecast Condition 11-17 c Temperature, Mostly Cloudy

NatWest Series [India in England] – 5th ODI

India 304/6 (50 Overs) v England 241/4 (32.2 Overs)

England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)

  • ODI no. 3195 | 2011 season
  • Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  • 16 September 2011 – day/night (50-over match)
India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Patel c Bresnan b Swann 19 69 39 0 0 48.71
View dismissal AM Rahane c Finn b Dernbach 26 54 47 3 0 55.31
View dismissal R Dravid b Swann 69 107 79 4 0 87.34
View dismissal V Kohli hit wicket b Swann 107 102 93 9 1 115.05
View dismissal SK Raina c Bresnan b Finn 15 37 15 0 1 100.00
MS Dhoni*† not out 50 35 26 5 2 192.30
View dismissal RA Jadeja c Bopara b Dernbach 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
R Ashwin not out 0 5 0 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 11, w 6) 18
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 206 mins) 304 (6.08 runs per over)
Did not bat RP Singh, MM Patel, R Vinay Kumar
Fall of wickets1-52 (Rahane, 12.1 ov), 2-57 (PA Patel, 15.2 ov), 3-227 (Dravid, 41.6 ov), 4-236 (Kohli, 43.3 ov), 5-284 (Raina, 48.5 ov), 6-288 (Jadeja, 49.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
TT Bresnan 9 0 62 0 6.88
View wicket ST Finn 10 1 44 1 4.40 (3w)
View wickets JW Dernbach 10 0 73 2 7.30 (3w)
View wickets GP Swann 9 0 34 3 3.77
SR Patel 8 0 55 0 6.87
RS Bopara 4 0 24 0 6.00
England innings (target: 241 runs from 34 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* b Kohli 50 82 54 5 0 92.59
View dismissal C Kieswetter† lbw b Vinay Kumar 21 18 17 4 0 123.52
View dismissal IJL Trott c Singh b Jadeja 63 96 60 3 2 105.00
View dismissal IR Bell c sub (MK Tiwary) b Singh 26 26 21 0 2 123.80
RS Bopara not out 37 36 22 3 1 168.18
JM Bairstow not out 41 29 21 1 3 195.23
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 1) 3
Total (4 wickets; 32.2 overs; 146 mins) 241 (7.45 runs per over)
Did not bat SR Patel, TT Bresnan, GP Swann, ST Finn, JW Dernbach
Fall of wickets1-27 (Kieswetter, 4.1 ov), 2-106 (Cook, 17.5 ov), 3-160 (Bell, 24.1 ov), 4-166 (Trott, 25.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket R Vinay Kumar 6.2 0 42 1 6.63
View wicket RP Singh 7 0 51 1 7.28 (1w)
MM Patel 4 0 26 0 6.50 (1nb)
R Ashwin 4 0 25 0 6.25
View wicket RA Jadeja 5 0 52 1 10.40
View wicket V Kohli 6 0 44 1 7.33
Match details
Toss England, who chose to field
Series England won the 5-match series 3-0
ODI debut JM Bairstow (England)
Player of the match JM Bairstow (England)
Player of the series MS Dhoni (India)
Umpires BR Doctrove (West Indies) and NJ Llong
TV umpire M Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire RK Illingworth
Match notes
  • India innings
  • Rain: India – 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 10.0 (Mandatory – 43 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 – 15.0 (Bowling side – 14 runs, 1 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 10
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (PA Patel 15, AM Rahane 25, Ex 10)
  • Drinks: India – 57/2 in 15.2 overs (R Dravid 1)
  • India: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (139 balls), Extras 11
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (R Dravid 26, V Kohli 24, Ex 0)
  • V Kohli: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4)
  • India: 150 runs in 32.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 12
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 111 balls (R Dravid 44, V Kohli 55, Ex 1)
  • R Dravid: 50 off 62 balls (2 x 4)
  • Drinks: India – 188/2 in 37.0 overs (R Dravid 56, V Kohli 75)
  • India: 200 runs in 38.6 overs (234 balls), Extras 12
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 144 balls (R Dravid 62, V Kohli 88, Ex 1)
  • V Kohli: 100 off 87 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Over 42.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire – NJ Llong, Batsman – V Kohli (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 44.1 – 49.0 (Batting side – 51 runs, 1 wicket)
  • India: 250 runs in 45.4 overs (274 balls), Extras 13
  • India: 300 runs in 49.5 overs (299 balls), Extras 16
  • Innings Break: India – 304/6 in 50.0 overs (MS Dhoni 50, R Ashwin 0)
  • MS Dhoni: 50 off 26 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • England innings
  • Rain: England – 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 8.0 (Mandatory – 44 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 8.1 – 10.0 (Bowling side – 14 runs, 0 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 0
  • Rain: England – 53/1 in 9.1 overs (AN Cook 17, IJL Trott 15)
  • Wet Ground: England – 0/0
  • Rain: England – 0/0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (AN Cook 28, IJL Trott 20, Ex 2)
  • England: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (103 balls), Extras 2
  • AN Cook: 50 off 52 balls (5 x 4)
  • IJL Trott: 50 off 48 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • England: 150 runs in 22.5 overs (138 balls), Extras 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (IJL Trott 25, IR Bell 26, Ex 1)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 28.1 – 31.0 (Batting side – 42 runs, 0 wicket)
  • England: 200 runs in 28.6 overs (175 balls), Extras 3
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (RS Bopara 22, JM Bairstow 33, Ex 0)

Just another day in Rahul Dravid’s life 5th ODI The swansong of his eventful one-day career will coincide with the denouement of a bittersweet tour. Dravid, however, remains focused on the game, even as he affords himself time for reflection.

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