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Monday, November 17, 2008

India Vs England 2nd ODI – Yuvraj and Pathan helped India to set 293 runs target to England

Indian team after superb win at Rajkot was in trouble when S.Braod removed three top order batters. After electing to bat M.S.Dhoni teams loss three quick wickets for just 29 runs on the board in 7.3 overs. With V.Sehwag (1 runs of 4balls), S.Raina (4 runs of 9 balls) and R.Sharma (3 runs of 13 balls).

All three wickets were picked up by S.Broad. However Gautam Gambhir (70 runs of 76 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (118 runs of 122 balls) put on 134 runs for the fourth wicket to bring back their team on track after early jolt. Gautam Gambhir played really well before he got out bolwed by K.Pietersen for 70 runs.

Yuvraj Singh played really well and now with two century is firm contender to take place of S.Ganguly in test side. M.S.Dhoni also dismissed cheaply for 15 runs of 26 balls.

Yuvraj Singh was finally dismissed by S.Braod for 118 runs. But after his dismmisal Yusuf Pathan who is celebrating his 26th birthday hit maiden half century to helped India post 293 runs target to England in 2nd ODI at Indore.

Yusuf Pathan hit four huge sixes and two boundaries to score 50 runs of 29 balls. India finally closes their inning on 292/9 in 50 overs. S.Broad was successful bowler for England who picked up four crucial wickets by conceding 55 runs in his 10 over spell.

Match Summary

India – 292/9 in 50 Overs

Y.Singh- 118 G.Gambhir – 70

S.Broad– 10-1-55-4 K.Pietersen– 5-0-20-1

Team News

Indian team after a superb win at Rajkot in first ODI went on to this match without any changes. England
also went with same playing XI as played in first ODI.

Final Playing XI for both teams (Match has started at 09:00 AM India Time on 17th November)

India Squad: Gautam Gambhir, V.Sehwag, S.Raina, Y.Singh, M.S.Dhoni (Captain & WK), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, H.Singh, Z.Khan, R.P.Singh, M.Patel.

England Squad: Ian Bell, Matt Prior (WK), Kevin Pietersen (Captain), Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, S.Harmision, James Anderson.

Watch out for

Deadly Duo: The two Delhi duos Virendra Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir are in great form and always provided a great start for their team. If any one of these two players gets going then it will be nightmare for the England bowlers.

K.Pietersen: His team has lost the first game easily but he has not let down his fans with his performance and he is one of the most dangerous batsmen of new era. If he stays there for 10-15 overs then he might won the match for his team on his own.

Pitch and conditions

The pitch at Nehru Statdium, Indore will be another batting paradise. However due to 9 o’clock start there will be some help for the fast bowler in the first hour of the game otherwise it will be batting beauty. Batsman will enjoy playing shot on this wicket and we might witness another high scoring match at this venue.

Stats & Trivia

Last time when India played here at Indore against England India went onto chase down 289 runs target with ease.


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 11:58 AM  
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