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India sets England target of 213 to win fourth one-day international

India sets England target of 213 to win fourth one-day international

Stuart Broad took a career-best four wickets for England, helping limit India to 212 at Old Trafford in the fourth one-day international on Thursday.
Broad took the wicket of topscorer Yuvraj Singh on the way to figures of 4-51 from 10 overs after India won the toss and elected to bat in the day-night match.
India started badly, falling to 32 for three wickets in the 12th over with the loss of Sourav Ganguly, Dinesh Karthik and Rahul Dravid for single figures.
Sachin Tendulkar steadied the innings, adding 71 runs for the fourth-wicket with Singh, who went on to make 71. A quick 20 from tailender Zaheer Kahn helped India past 200.
Ganguly hit a weak pull shot from a short ball off James Anderson and was caught by Ian Bell at square leg. Karthik edged a delivery from Broad to England wicketkeeper Matthew Prior.
Ten balls later, Dravid mistimed a ball from Andrew Flintoff to edge the ball to Prior.
Flintoff took the wicket in the first over he bowled. He had missed England's 42-run win over India at Birmingham on Monday with a right knee injury. That win gave England a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series.
Tendulkar, then on 14, went on to reach his 81st one-day half century with a single off Paul Collingwood.
The following over, Tendulkar hit a four off Kevin Pietersen's part-time offspin past third man but was caught the next delivery by Flintoff at deep square leg.
It was only the second one-day wicket for Pietersen in his 58th match.
Singh was content to allow Tendulkar to add the runs, taking 12 overs to reach double figures. He was on 24 when Tendulkar fell, but increased the tempo, smashing a six to reach his 50 and adding two more fours in that over.
Singh was bowled by a yorker from Broad, leaving India on 178 for seven.


Updated : 2021-05-12 23:49 GMT+08:00