Watch full live score of the match to be played between India vs England at Dharamsala on January 27, 2013.
International cricket has reached the beautiful shores of Dharamsala as England wound up their split tour of India with the final ODI. The series has been bolted with India securing the trophy with a convincing victory at Mohali on Wednesday, but both the sides will look to end the series on a high note.
The picturesque stadium at Dharamsala, surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan mountains will play host to its 1st ever international match after having hosted a handful of IPL games. The venue, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, is set at an altitude of 1457 metres and offers one of the best views for spectators. It is against this background that the two teams tee-off one final time in the series.
India have shown glimpses of the kind of form that saw them lift the World Cup in 2011. The batting has not revolved around any single player with contributions coming from the entire batting order. Ishant Sharma has improved as the series has progressed while the emergence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed has boosted the pace department. With the series won, the players will be under lesser pressure, something that might help them to give their best at the last.
England have not gelled well as a team despite a surprise result in Rajkot. Their batsmen have evidently struggled against spin. Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen have shone in patches, but the find of the tour has been Joe Root. After having impressed the pundits with his technique and temperament during the Nagpur Test, Root displayed the other side of his batsmanship with a crafty innings at Mohali. Steven Finn has led the bowling department admirably but has lacked support from the other end. James Tredwell, only in as a replacement for the resting Graeme Swann has done himself no harm with some consistent performances. England have not enjoyed touring India for the shorter forms of the game but they would like to leave the country on a winning note.
Watch live score of the match between India vs England to be played at Ranchi on January 19, 2013.
India and Eng would lock horns in the crucial 3rd ODI in Ranchi – the hometown of the Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, on Saturday. With the series tied at 1-1, both the teams have everything to play for.
The stage is set, the stakes are high and the expectations even higher as India take on England in the crucial 3rd ODI in the hometown of the Indian skipper, MS Dhoni. Rest assured, thousands would storm the stadium hours before the actual start of the match and there would be a similar number outside, just waiting to get a glimpse of Ranchi’s and for that matter Jharkhand’s favourite son – Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His pictures – of all shapes and sizes, would be all over the hoardings leading in to the stadium. The atmosphere is expected to be electrifying with chants of ‘Mahi, Mahi, Mahi…’ bursting out from the roof of the stadium. With the series tied at 1-1, both the teams have everything to play for and establish supremacy in the 5 match ODI series.
Watch live score of the match between India vs England to be played at Kochi.
Still smarting from their narrow nine-run defeat in the opening ODI match, a struggling India will have to work on their bowling frailties and inconsistent batting as they take on England in the second one-dayer here on Tuesday with the pressure on the home team. Nothing seems to be going right for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men as India again started on the wrong foot against England. England on the other hand, will look to continue from where they left off and notch up a 2-0 lead in the series.