But, it was Suresh Raina's contribution with the bat (100 runs) that helped India put up more than 300 runs on the board. Dhoni also chipped in with a half century. Though it should have been at least 350 plus, keeping in view that the ball was coming on to the bat easily.
However, due to the rain, Team England's target was reduced to 295 in 47 overs. After getting a clear advantage from Duckworth Lewis method, England had a steady start and soon their score reached 21 for no loss after 6 overs. One could easily notice the high self-esteem of the English batsmen who were seen negotiating the Indian bowling attack in an easy manner. Commentators were saying that till 20 overs, Englishmen will take this in an easy manner and thereafter will fast track the score.
However, Shami Ahmed struck and India got its lucky break as he dismissed Cook LBW when he was on 19. But the best part was yet to come as Shami bowled out Bell in the same over. Thereafter, Bhuvneshwar got inspired and he bowled out Root as well. The Indian bowlers suddenly got their rhythm back. The required run rate was gradually increasing and pressure had started mounting on the Englishmen.
timely wickets of Hales and Butler and apparently the match tilted
towards team India. Ultimately, Sir Jadeja destroyed England's middle
order and India won comfortably. This much awaited win will boost our
moral indeed and will go a long way in re-establishing team India.
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