India need 207 runs to seal the Royal London ODI series with a match still in hand. With an eye on the ODI series, India began their hunt in the fourth ODI at Edgbaston in the best possible way. After Putting England into bat, Bhuvneshwar ensured that the road for the hosts won’t be smooth as he troubled the batsmen with his movement. His double strikes pegged back the English batsmen in the initial overs.

First, he removed Ales Hales with a beauty of a delivery that pitched outside off and sumg back to hit the middle. In the very same over, he had skipper Alastair Cook caught at slips by Raina. Mohammed Shami too joined the part soon when he had Gary Ballance caught by Ajinkya Rahane at covers.

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan steadied the innings in the middle overs and put on a 80 run partnership for the fourth wicket before a new disease called Reversesweep-O-closis hit the batsmen. Both Morgan and Root got out in quick succession courtesy reverse sweep against Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina respectively.

Moeen Ali, who replaced James Tredwell in this match, batted fluently for his 50 ball 67 and got out to R Ashwin inthe slog overs. He shared an important 50 run partnership with Jos Buttler who was unlucky to get plumb in front to Shami. Indian bowlers cleaned the English tail and bundled the hosts for 206 in just under 50 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the pick of the Indian bowlers with 2-14 in 8 overs apart from Shami who chipperd in with 3-28.

Dhawal Kulkarni made his ODI debut as he replaced Mohit Sharma and for the hosts, Harry Gurney, Moeen Ali and Gary Ballance came in for Ian Bell, Ben Stokes and James Tredwell.


    Related Posts

    Volgograd hotel jacks prices 20 times for World Cup

    Volgograd, Dec 16: Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has initiated an administrative case in regard to a hotel in Volgograd for inflating prices by over...

    Bravo doubtful of return to Windies team

    Sharjah, Dec 16: West Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has expressed doubts on his possible return to national colours in any format. Bravo, who last represented the...

    Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav...

    Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year...

    Man Utd still in title race: Matic

    Manchester, Dec 16: Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic said on Saturday that Manchester United are not out of the race for the English Premier League (EPL)...