Stuart Broad took two wickets to dent a solid start by India at Lord’s as the visitors hunt for a victory to keep the series alive. Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv Patel added 65 for the first wicket before Broad struck in each of his first two overs, leaving Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli to spend time rebuilding so India have a base for later in the innings.
For the fourth time in the series Alastair Cook put India into bat but, unlike at The Oval, early wickets eluded the home side. Initially the openers were content to weather the threat of the new ball on a well-grassed surface as the first six overs brought 14 runs. Steven Finn, who was recalled in place of Jade Dernbach, was excellent from the Pavilion End on his home ground and caused problems for both batsmen.
Parthiv gave the innings a kick-start in the seventh over when he pulled James Anderson for six which was followed by a more fortunate top-edge over the wicketkeeper as England persisted in bowling short to him. Finn was then frustrated when neither Craig Kieswetter or Graeme Swann, at slip, moved for an edge off Rahane who at that point had 7 off 29 balls.
Rahane continued to have problems against Finn’s bounce, but responded aggressively during the bowling Powerplay as he took 14 off Finn’s sixth over although the strokes were of the agricultural rather than authentic variety. Broad made the breakthrough in his first over when Rahane missed a low full toss and the batsman almost walked for the lbw.
Parthiv had been forced to call for a runner after slipping at the end of a run but his innings didn’t last much longer as he spliced a pull which looped to midwicket. It meant the short-ball approach had worked for England, but it wasn’t an entirely convincing plan to Parthiv which has cost quite a few runs during the series.
The innings was steadied by Dravid and Kohli which meant the run-rate dipped for a while but it was important India didn’t lose further wickets. It was Dravid who started to locate the boundary again with an elegant back-foot drive off Broad before he greeted Ravi Bopara with consecutive fours off his first two deliveries.
The hundred came up in the 22nd over but Broad continued to keep the pressure on with a tight spell and there was a hint that India felt they needed to increase the tempo again as the innings reached the halfway mark.
England 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Craig Kieswetter (wk), Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 James Anderson, 11 Steven Finn
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 Praveen Kumar, 10 Munaf Patel, 11 RP Singh
India 280/5 (50.0 ov)
England won the toss and elected to field
- NatWest Series [India in England] – 4th ODI
- ODI no. 3191 | 2011 season
- Played at Lord’s, London
- 11 September 2011 (50-over match)
|India innings (50 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|PA Patel||c Bopara b Broad||27||32||3||1||84.37|
|AM Rahane||lbw b Broad||38||53||5||1||71.69|
|R Dravid||c & b Swann||19||33||3||0||57.57|
|V Kohli||c †Kieswetter b Swann||16||36||1||0||44.44|
|SK Raina||c Stokes b Finn||84||75||7||2||112.00|
|MS Dhoni*†||not out||78||71||6||3||109.85|
|RA Jadeja||not out||0||0||0||0||–|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 13)||18|
|Total||(5 wickets; 50 overs)||280||(5.60 runs per over)|
|To bat R Ashwin, P Kumar, MM Patel, RP Singh|
|Fall of wickets1-65 (Rahane, 13.3 ov), 2-70 (PA Patel, 15.2 ov), 3-109 (Kohli, 25.2 ov), 4-110 (Dravid, 25.5 ov), 5-279 (Raina, 49.4 ov)|
|AN Cook*, C Kieswetter†, IJL Trott, IR Bell, RS Bopara, BA Stokes, TT Bresnan, GP Swann, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, ST Finn|
|Toss England, who chose to field|
|Player of the match tba|
|Umpires M Erasmus (South Africa) and RK Illingworth
TV umpire BR Doctrove (West Indies)
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire NJ Llong