India v England, second one-day international, Kochi, as it happened

India thrash England by 127 runs in Kochi to level the one-day international series at 1-1.

15 January 2013 Last updated at 13:59 GMT

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  1. 1347: 

    All that remains is for me to sign off and thank you for joining us today. Sam Sheringham's match report is now on the BBC Sport website, and we will be back on Saturday to guide you through all the action from Ranchi in the third ODI. Be sure to join us then. Goodbye.

  2. 1343: 
    MAN OF THE MATCH - Ravi Jadeja

    Man of the match Ravi Jadeja, who scored 61 not out from 37 balls and took 2-12 from seven overs: "I enjoyed my batting, the ball was coming nicely on to the bat so I played my shots. I knew the wicket from playing in the IPL with Kochi and I knew that it can be slow but once you get in there are runs to be had. I didn't want to give my wicket away because I knew it might get easier."

  3. 1342: 

    India captain Mahendra Dhoni: "Everyone performed well - we didn't get off to good start because the ball was seaming but Yuvraj and Virat Kohli gave us a platform and it was a fantastic innings by Ravi Jadeja. We had plenty of runs to defend and Jadeja and R Ashwin got the ball to spin when England batted."

  4. 1340: 

    England captain Alastair Cook: "That last 10 overs of their innings going for 100 runs really cost us, until then we were in the game. The ball spun a bit more later on, but we can't use that as an excuse - we were outskilled and outclassed. Steven Finn bowled well, but we weren't quite at the races today - India put us under a lot of pressure, particularly after that first 10 overs."


    Mark Dowson on Twitter: "158 all out, that's embarrassing."

    Harry Cunningham on Twitter: "Rubbish. Woakes, Keiswetter, Dernbach - get them out and get our Test players in. Swann, Prior, Anderson..."

    Bibhash Dash on Twitter: "That's how it's done! Now for some consistency in results..."

  6. 1333: 

    What about the England bowling display? Cook's boys were all over India for 30 overs, but the hosts got away from them with some late hitting. Is there anything anyone can do to stop Mahendra Dhoni when he is in that mood? As for Ravi Jadeja - he was just plain destructive.

  7. 1330: 

    The teams will do it all again on Saturday when the one-day roadshow moves on to Ranchi. At 1-1 with three matches to go, this series is all to play for.

  8. 1328: 

    Is Martin right [see tweet below]? Do England have enough ability to bounce back? I think they have - after all, it's not often that Cook, Pietersen, Morgan and Bell all fail with the bat. However, they might want to promote Samit Patel above Craig Kieswetter in the batting order.


    Lee Murray on Twitter: "Shocking collapse by England."

    Paul Denny on Twitter: "Back to reality?"

    Martin Upshall on Twitter: "One bad game does not make a bad team, England will bounce back. Both teams are very evenly matched overall."

  10. 1325: 

    What surprised me most was how the heart of England's batting - Cook, Pietersen and Morgan - was ripped out by the innocuous looking seamers sent down by Kumar. They just couldn't deal with the 22-year-old's nagging line and length.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "England have been brought back down to earth. After the highs of Rajkot, they've taken a real hiding tonight."

  12. 1322: 

    Oh dear, that was a chastening day's work for England. Their bowlers had no answers to India's big hitters and then their batsmen struggled for any rhythm as they were skittled for 158 in 36 overs. What did you make of it all?

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "You get the feeling that if someone had stayed with Patel, we'd have had a much closer game than we've got."

  14. 36 overs: 
    WICKET- Dernbach run out 2

    That's it, all over - INDIA WIN BY 127 RUNS.

  15. 36 overs: 

    Samit Patel is going to enjoy himself as he crashes a couple of fours before upgrading to a six with a towering effort over long on. Ravi Ashwin runs for cover as Samit gives himself room and cuts another four. He goes for a single and Jade Dernbach looks out of his ground. The umpires refer it upstairs...

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: "Some serious Indian ODI deja vu for England. Bowlers flayed. Batting collapses. Crowd very loud."

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    [On the man of the match contenders] "Kumar has got the three key wickets in Cook, Pietersen and Morgan. But Jadeja really turned that Indian innings around. I'd probably give it to Kumar, but I think they'll give it to Jadeja."

  18. 35 overs: 
    POWERPLAY- England 140-9

    There you go, Jade. It's powerplay time - open those shoulders mate. Samit might as well play for a red-inker as he takes two and then puts Dernbach on strike, who tries to put the ball out of the ground but hits fresh air.


    Timothy Revell on Twitter: "Spin in India? I thought that we had solved this problem."

    Alex Marshall on Twitter: "Why have we rested Swann and Anderson for this series? Surely the time to rest them was against a struggling New Zealand side."

    David Garghan on Twitter: "Let's face it, England have had a 'mare!"

  20. 34 overs: 
    England 136-9

    You've got to admire Jade Dernbach. He marches to the crease, punches Samit Patel's hands and takes guard for the hat-trick ball believing he can still win this for England. He manages to keep out Ashwin and even gets a single. 150 from 96 needed, Jade.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "I can't believe he's given Finn out caught behind there. That's a dreadful decision. There was a lot of daylight - or should I say floodlight - between bat and ball. It's DRS time! We used to get those decisions in county cricket where it was clear the game was going to be lost, the umpire wanted to be somewhere else and the lower-order batsman would be sent on his way."

  22. 33.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Finn c Dhoni b Ashwin 0 (Eng 135-9)

    That is an absolutely shocking decision. Finn doesn't get anywhere near the ball which spins away from his edge and is given out caught behind by umpire Steve Davis. Ashwin on a hat-trick.

  23. 33.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Tredwell lbw b Ashwin 1 (Eng 135-8)

    I always find it funny how most spin bowlers struggle to pick their opponents when they have a bat in hand. James Tredwell doesn't last long as he plays back to one on a good length and is pinned in front.

  24. 33 overs: 
    England 134-7

    India are toying with England now, like a cat that has finally caught up with that pesky mouse which has been annoying it for a few months. Ravi Jadeja bowls overs quicker than some bowlers deliver one ball - he now has figures of 2-8 from six overs.


    Richard Parfitt on Twitter: "I'm backing Patel for a 70 ball hundred..."

    Andy Watson on Twitter: "Surely Kieswetter's time has to be up! That was his chance to prove a point, but he failed again and not even in style! Buttler/Bairstow/Prior..."

    Ed Duncan on Twitter: "Ah, the Prior reflex. He's not in the team because he's never scored any runs in any position in the ODI lineup. Please move on."

  26. 32 overs: 
    England 133-7

    Samit Patel has been left high and dry here. Why did he not come into bat before Craig Kieswetter? Out in the middle, the ball is suddenly turning quicker than a pint of milk left in the Kochi sunshine. R Ashwin is spinning it like Murali and concedes just one from the over.

  27. 31 overs: 
    England 132-7

    James Tredwell marches to the crease, and England still have 19 overs left to bat. That seems a big ask at the moment.

  28. 30.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Woakes lbw b Jadeja 0 (Eng 132-7)

    Chris Woakes is a pretty useful batsman in country cricket, but he has no answers to Ravi Jadeja's arm ball and is trapped in front. That was plum.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm disappointed for Joe Root, but he played pretty well in a pretty hopeless situation. All he and Patel could try to do was be there for the batting powerplay."

  30. 30.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Root b Jadeja 36 (Eng 132-6)

    Ravi Jadeja's day gets a whole lot better as Joe Root's plucky debut innings is brought to an end when the Yorkshireman plays all around the arm ball.

  31. 30 overs: 
    England 132-5

    Mahendra Dhoni said this pitch would begin to turn as the match wore on, and he was right. Samit Patel almost chops on to one which grips and England score just four from the over.

  32. 29 overs: 
    England 128-5

    The problem with these rebuilding jobs is that they are a good opportunity for India to rattle through some overs with their slow bowlers. Ravi Jadeja has now conceded just six runs from four overs with the ball. He's a more than useful all-rounder.


    James Gulleford on Twitter: "This is the England I expected before the series started. The first game must have been a trick to make us think they were good!"

    Robin Gray on Twitter: "Goodbye Kieswetter. It's been fun, but Prior is a more capable middle-order bat."

    Samuel Dethridge on Twitter: "Pietersen has proved again that he needs to play for the team and not his ego. He gets out too easily at big moments."

  34. 28 overs: 
    England 126-5

    Joe Root and Samit Patel seem determined to score off every ball now, but it's going to take some mighty hitting à la Dhoni to turn this one around. Maybe the best we can hope for is a maiden ODI 50 for Root on debut?

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "This match seems not exactly dead, but it's getting that way. It's struggling for life. The Indians have a different approach when it looks like a one-sided game - while fans in England may have paid £60 for their tickets and might like an exciting finish, the Indian fans just want to see their own team win."

  36. 27 overs: 
    England 121-5

    I can't see how England can win from there, but that's not going to stop Joe Root and Samit Patel from giving it a good go. Root pulls Yuvraj for four as England take nine from the over.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I think we should get a packed house for the third one-day international on Saturday as it's the first international in Ranchi, which is Mahendra Dhoni's home town so you can imagine what the atmosphere will be like. But I was shocked to hear that one of his relatives was having to queue up for tickets - I don't know whether it was his brother or cousin, but he was standing in line."

    Tim Peach, BBC Radio producer in India

    On Twitter: "Ravichandran Ashwin has an action 'like a bartender mixing his drinks' according to Sunil Gavaskar on TMS."

  39. 26 overs: 
    England 112-5

    They might as well be playing the theme tune to 'Mission Impossible' over the PA system as Samit Patel walks to the crease. Craig Kieswetter's role in the one-day team will continue to be scrutinised if he plays innings like that. I wonder what Matt Prior must be thinking?

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "If you take that many balls to get in, you really have to make something happen. That was pretty painstaking by Kieswetter."

  41. 25.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Kieswetter c Raina b Ashwin 18 (Eng 110-5)

    Two balls after hitting Ashwin for four, Kieswetter gets out in disappointing fashion - pushing an average delivery into the grateful hands of Raina at midwicket. He used up 38 balls in that knock and never looked like blasting England towards their target.


    Ravi Patel on Twitter: "What a bowling performance by Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 10-0-29-3. Game-changing bowling?"

    Rijul Shah on Twitter: "Surely you'd be better off giving Jos Buttler or other players a chance to take the stage by storm rather than Eoin Morgan?"

    David Gunner on Twitter: "Gordon Ramsay may provide sustenance for the Craggy XI, but Mike Gatting would eat it!"

  43. 25 overs: 
    England 106-4

    Joe Root is not going to give this one up, playing a lovely sweep shot for four. Do they teach you that shot on the green seamers of Headingley now? It's certainly effective and England are slowly starting to rebuild, with another seven runs being knocked off the target of 286.

  44. 24 overs: 
    England 99-4

    You don't see many tall spinners knocking about, but Ravichandran Ashwin is one of them and he is given a twirl by India. It turns into a decent over for England, ending with four byes after the ball beats both Root and wicketkeeper Dhoni.


    From Will Collins in Yorkshire, TMS inbox: "Fielders in, England stalling. Time to go Root 1."

  46. 23 overs: 
    England 91-4

    This is actually the kind of situation that Eoin Morgan, or Neil Fairbrother and Michael Bevan before him, would relish. It needs somebody to be able to time the run-chase - when to sit back and when to attack. There is no sign of Root or Kieswetter targeting any particular bowler yet, but the latter does manage to slash one over backward point for four from the final ball of Ishant Sharma's over.

    Tim Peach, BBC Radio producer in India

    "After the fun of the big hitting from the first innings, the Indian crowd started England's response a bit quieter. But the English wickets have soon changed that - the drums are beating again, and the flags are again flying…"

  48. 22 overs: 
    England 86-4

    Just thinking back to the Eoin Morgan dismissal - when he was caught behind playing down the wrong line - and it made me wonder if that same problem outside off stump will continue to hold him back at Test match level? He's obviously a world-class one-day player but he is prone to nicking off to the seamers. Yuvraj concedes just two from another economical over.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Great bowling by Kumar, he swings the ball through the air and off the surface and that's how he got his wickets. England need to identify a weak link in the India bowling attack, and at the moment that's Ishant Sharma. But the wickets have meant the asking rate has climbed to almost seven an over, so England need to bring it down to six - as six is always manageable if you have wickets in hand."

  50. 21 overs: 
    England 84-4

    Joe Root is showing plenty of purpose as he scampers through for one, giving himself chance to turn for two before a slip rules that out. Craig Kieswetter finally gets the scoreboard ticking when he latches on to a short ball to hammer Ishant Sharma over midwicket for four before adding a single to pinch the strike for the next over.


    From Daniel Glasswell, TMS inbox: "Geoff Lawson could be the craggy-faced coach, and would the team wear the famous craggy green cap?"

  52. 20 overs: 
    England 78-4

    I'm sure there are more grey hairs on England coach Ashley Giles's head than there were half an hour ago. Craig Kieswetter has scored just one run from 17 deliveries. Unless he can hit the ball like Dhoni for 10 overs later in the innings, he is doing more harm than good at the moment. Just one from the over.


    Tom Audsley on Twitter: "That's why Morgan wasn't sent in ahead of Root..."

    Mike Hunter on Twitter: "Time for Root to safeguard his position in the England set-up here. No better place to prove himself. Time to dig deep."

    Liam Sayers on Twitter: "International career on the line for Kieswetter? Bat 30 overs and win the game or another quickfire 20 and it has to be Prior's chance."

  54. 19 overs: 
    England 77-4

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar is doing a good job of building pressure on Craig Kieswetter and he ends a fantastic spell of opening bowling with a maiden. England will be glad to see the back of him - Ian Austin would have been proud of that spell.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "Kieswetter has scored one run off his first 10 balls - it is an accusation that's been levelled at him, that he's not very good at manoeuvring the ball through the gaps. He can hit the ball out of the park as well as anyone in this team so the first game in Rajkot was the ideal situation from him to come in. Maybe he needs a boundary to release the pressure."

  56. 18 overs: 
    England 77-4

    Ravi Jadeja, who has a cracking mop of shaggy hair, is giving the ball a bit of rip and is being rewarded with some turn. Both Joe Root and Craig Kieswetter are going to take their time while they repair this innings. India were in similar trouble until Dhoni and Jadeja started hitting sixes for fun. Who will do so for England? Two from the over.

  57. 17 overs: 
    England 75-4

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got figures of 3-29 so far today, and he is showing there is room in the Indian team for an old-fashioned seamer. He's bowling a tight line outside off stump and Joe Root can only take one run off him.


    From Richard in Luxembourg, TMS inbox: "The Rolling Stones could provide the craggy-faced XI's after match concert."

  59. 16 overs: 
    England 74-4

    So Joe Root and Craig Kieswetter, what have you got? I'm confident in Root's ability to play a substantial innings, but not so sure about Kieswetter. India are going to try and rattle through some quick overs while these two get their bearings, and JR scores the only run of Ravi Jadeja's latest over.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "Remarkable turnaround - Pietersen played a poor shot, Morgan's gone second ball and the game's been turned on its head. Joe Root showed some good composure with the ball in Rajkot, he's going to have to show composure with the bat here as England are going to need an incredible innings if they're going to stay in this game."

  61. 15 overs: 
    England 73-4

    If you're an international one-day bowler playing against England, you can only dream of getting both KP and Eoin Morgan in the same over. Both were dismissals that James Anderson would have been proud of, which is the greatest tribute I can offer Kumar during this superb spell of bowling. Joe Root has been joined at the crease by Craig Kieswetter.

  62. 14.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c Dhoni b Kumar 0 (England 73-4)

    England are in deep trouble now, as Eoin Morgan edges Bhuvneshwar Kumar behind and Mahendra Dhoni takes a great diving catch.

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "I think he was trying to force it through the off side. The ball just nipped in a touch and made it look a rather horrible shot, but that's what happens sometimes in one-day cricket."

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not sure what Pietersen was trying to do there, I think he was trying to go over the top, but the ball ducked back into him and that's a big blow for England as he looked in fine form but he's almost given his wicket away there."

  65. 14.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Pietersen b Kumar 42 (England 73-3)

    There's a touch of the commentator's curse about this dismissal as KP plays all around one which nips back and gets castled. That's a poor shot from a top-class Test match batsman.

  66. 14 overs: 
    England 73-2

    Losing Cook has slowed down England - KP has certainly reined it in a bit as he assumes the role of the experienced hand alongside Joe Root. He takes just one run from Ravi Jadeja's over, which ends in confusion when the umpire questions whether five or six balls have been bowled. Indeed it was six.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Paul Collingwood's been trying for the last month or so to get me onto Twitter. I'm not just vertically challenged, I'm technologically challenged, so I don't think it would be the right thing for me to go on Twitter - I might turn out to be a twit!"

  68. 13 overs: 
    England 72-2

    With KP in such good form on his return to the ODI team and Ian Bell establishing himself as opener, I wonder what the one-day future holds for Jonathan Trott? There cannot be many international batsmen with an average approaching 50 who might not get into the team when everyone is available. Good stuff from Joe Root the batsman as he uses his feet to charge at Kumar and take an easy single. He and KP continue to rotate the strike, taking four from the over.


    Becky Hart on Twitter: "Ah hello Root the batsman. Thought you were an urban myth!"

  70. 12 overs: 
    England 68-2

    Sunil Gavaskar has questioned why England have sent in Joe Root instead of Eoin Morgan, but surely it is a good thing that the batting order is so flexible? KP swivels on an Ishant Sharma delivery to take a single and, after Joe Root puts him back on strike, the big man smacks four down to backward square leg.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm quite surprised Joe Root was sent in ahead of Morgan, who batted very well in Rajkot. But it gives young Root the chance to play himself in."


    From Patrick in Work via text: "Gordon Ramsay would provide the Craggys with their sustenance."

  73. 11 overs: 
    England 62-2

    The ground is rocking now - whatever form of the game, the opposition know they are in with a shout if they get rid of Alastair Cook. Joe Root joins KP at the crease for his debut ODI innings and gets off the mark with a chip for four off his hips. That will settle some nerves.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Pietersen needs to have the confidence to go after the bowling and throw the bowlers off their lengths. Every time the England captain has fallen on this tour, India are lifted as they know what good form he's in."

  75. 10.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Cook lbw b Kumar 17 (England 58-2)

    Just when it looked like Captain Cook would drop anchor and play around KP, he is pinned in front by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The ball pitched outside leg stump, but the ball would probably have gone on to hit the wickets. Now it's your turn, Joe Root.

  76. 10 overs: 
    England 58-1

    Kevin Pietersen looks like he fancies it today as he punches Ishant Sharma through the covers for four before whipping another boundary through midwicket. He's in good touch, but you always worry that there is a rush of blood around the corner - like the one which almost run out Cook. Nevertheless, that's 11 from another good over for England.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "I wonder if we'll see Yuvraj Singh bowl tonight, and whether he'll bowl at Pietersen? Dhoni didn't use him at all the other day. England will be disappointed Bell went early, but Cook and Pietersen are looking comfortable."

  78. 9 overs: 
    England 47-1

    Oh dear, how did India not run out Alastair Cook there? It's all KP's fault too, as he comes tearing down the wicket and is almost stood next to his skipper by the time Cook sets off. Luckily for England, Ravi Jadeja fumbled the ball at midwicket and the danger is averted. Two runs from the over.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "It will break India's spirit if they lose this one. It'll take a lot for them to come back if they don't win today. But England need at least one major innings, with a couple more players chipping in with half centuries."


    From Cris in Cheltenham via text: "F S Trueman to take the new ball for the craggy 11."

    From Anon (please remember to put your name on) via text: "I think I would put Paul Nixon behind the stumps of a Craggy Faced XI."

    From Tom in Lincoln, via text: "How about Andre Nel's alter ego an oxygen starved mountain man known as Gunther for the Craggy Faced XI."

  81. 8 overs: 
    England 45-1

    Thanks Sam, good work. I'm interested to hear some more of your suggestions for the Craggy-faced XI. We could probably name an entire team of Aussies, yet there are none in the current team which really strike fear. Shane Watson, Michael Clarke and Ed Cowan just don't have the same air of menace about them. Bring back the battle-hardened Aussies, I say. KP makes sure Shami Ahmed can't settle into line and length by hitting the first two balls of the eighth over for four. He ends the over in the same way, with 15 runs coming in total.

    Mark Mitchener, BBC Sport

    "An email from the International Cricket Council tells us that if South Africa win their three-Test series against Pakistan in February, they will be guaranteed to top the ICC's world Test rankings by the cut-off date of 1 April - irrespective of how second-placed England fare in New Zealand, or how the India-Australia series pans out. Whichever team is top on 1 April will receive $450,000 (£280,271) in prize money. And in the batting rankings, the Proteas' Hashim Amla is only a whisker behind Australia captain Michael Clarke at the top - only one ranking point separates them."

  83. 7 overs: 
    Eng 30-1

    A thick outside edge gives Pietersen two runs behind square on the off side. KP then tickles one round the corner for his first four and drives down the ground for a single to make it seven from the over. Right then, Marc Higginson has gobbled up every last morsel of his brunch and is itching to set his typing fingers free. Catch you soon.


    From Richard Freeston, TMS inbox: "Surely Barry Wood would qualify for a craggy-faced XI?"

    From Richard in Newbold-on-Stour, TMS inbox: "Murali for the Craggys' vacant number 11 spot."

  85. 6 overs: 
    Eng 23-1

    Cook tucks into another cut but is denied a boundary by the diving Virat Kohli at backward point. Ahmed thunders the ball into Cook's pads and there is a stifled appeal before the bowlers realises just how far down the leg side that was going. Maiden over from Ahmed, who is playing only the second ODI of his career.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I was just talking to Paul Collingwood, he said the groundsman told him there wouldn't be any dew on the outfield at all. If that's the case, it should please India. I'm told 271 is the average score by teams batting first here, although there's not been an international here for five years and the regulations have been changed. Maybe we need some kind of Duckworth-Lewis for matching up stats?"

  87. 5 overs: 
    Eng 23-1

    Just watching some replays of muscleman Dhoni turning on the afterburners at the end of the India innings. Is there a finer sight in cricket? A tight line from Kumar keeps Cook at bay until he manages a single off the last ball of the over.


    Jitesh Patel ‏on Twitter: "Shami Ahmed's seam position and movement with the ball is great to see."

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "Alastair Cook looks in fine form again. I thought he played exceptionally well at Rajkot too."

  90. 4 overs: 
    Eng 21-1

    What's that - oh the sound of silence - must be an England boundary. Indeed it is, as Cook threads a drive through the covers for four. Shami Ahmed hits back with a snorter past Cook's outside edge, but the England skipper has the last laugh of the over with a lovely flick off his pads for four.

    I'm racking my brains for craggy-faced cricketers and they all seem to be Australian. Ricky Ponting, Allan Border, even Steve Waugh had an air de crag about him in his advancing years.

  91. 3 overs: 
    Eng 12-1

    KP tickles the ball behind square on the leg side for a single to get himself off the mark. One more single each then Cook cuts the first boundary of the innings to get England feeling a bit better about themselves.


    From Adie C in Altrincham, via text on 81111: "Re: Craggy-Faced XI [1044] Andrew Symonds and Sajid Mahmood are a seriously scary duo."

  93. 2 overs: 
    Eng 5-1

    Shami Ahmed (I'd love to hear Sean Connery saying his name) continues to KP, who gets forward to a ball who should probably be rocking back to and pushes back down the pitch. England get a leg bye off the last ball of the over to keep Pietersen on strike.

  94. 1.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Bell c Dhoni b Ahmed 1 (Eng 4-1)

    Shami Ahmed tempts Bell into a drive with a bit of width but the ball swings away at pace and Bell feathers an edge through to stumper MS Dhoni. Bad start for Cookie's men.

  95. 1 over: 
    Eng 3-0

    Cook lets Bhuvneshwar Kumar's first ball angle across him but snaffles a single backward of point off the second. There's a wide and a single to Bell in a sedate start to the England innings.


    Harry Chathli ‏on Twitter: "Hats off to Dhoni, Jadeja for getting India to 285. Game On! What odds could I get for Root to score the winning runs?"

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "I hate to sit on the fence, but I'm not sure how to call this one. The impetus India took from those last few overs could be vital, but it all depends on how the pitch plays later on."

  98. 1050: 

    Out come Ian Bell and Ali Cook to kick off the England reply under the lights in Kochi.

  99. 1048: 

    Another great talking point is Sarah Taylor's potential call-up to the Sussex men's second XI. England women's coach Mark Lane tells TMS that he expects several of his other players to be keen to follow suit.


    Ian Shufflebotham on Twitter: "Would the Babyface XI play their games at Kochi-Kochi-coo?"

  101. 1044: 

    Morning all, and thanks to Tim from Marlow for teeing up a nice line of chat to see us through the first few overs of England's reply. I've just been asked by a new arrival at the office whether India's 285-6 is an above par or below par score on this wicket. I think I probably sounded like a politician in suggesting that we won't know the answer to that until England have batted. One thing's for sure, India will have munched all the the merrier having slapped 86 of those last six overs.


    From Tim from Marlow, TMS inbox: "We need a Craggy-Faced XI to match up against your team of cherubic cricketers. From the past I would call upon the gnarly features of Dennis Lillee, Merv Hughes and David Boon and from the present, Lasith Malinga and Ashwell Prince would get a mention.

    "By the way, former Aussie skipper Kim Hughes was the baby-faciest cricketer who ever walked the planet. With those blond curls and eyes that always looked about to burst into tears, he seemed to have come straight from the nursery."

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "22 overs of spin for 96 runs... and 28 overs of pace for 184."

  104. 1024: 

    That was some incredible hitting at the end of the innings. Mahendra Dhoni will take the headlines for his 72 from 66 balls, but Ravi Jadeja smashed 61 from 37 - and five of those were dot balls to James Tredwell. I make India slight favourites now, as I head off for a quick break. Sam Sheringham will be in the chair around 1045 GMT to take you through the first few overs of England's reply. Until then, be sure to listen to Test Match Special during the interval when they will have features on Ashley Giles and Sarah Taylor.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "There have been phases to this innings - England started off brilliantly, getting those two early wickets, then there was a period of consolidation by Yuvraj and Kohli - Raina and Dhoni did well, but then the defining partnership happened when Jadeja came in, his 61 from 37 balls was excellent."

  106. 50 overs: 
    India 285-6

    Dhoni clobbers a four from the first ball of the final over, but Jade Dernbach has the last laugh when he dismisses the Indian skipper. However, Ravi Jadeja carries on the good work by hitting consecutive boundaries before launching a final-ball six. That's 82 runs coming from the final six overs. Surely India have all the momentum now?

  107. 49.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Dhoni c Root b Dernbach 72 (India 270-6)

    How England needed that. With the mood Dhoni was in, that wicket could save them 24 runs. The skipper gets hold of Dernbach outside off stump but his elevated shot doesn't quite have enough legs and he is caught on the deep cover boundary by Joe Root.


    Sky Banji on Twitter: "Dhoni is one son-of-a-bat who silences haters like no one else does in World Cricket. Keep going Capt. Cool."

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "You can't find fault with the bowlers as Dhoni and Jadeja have batted outstandingly well."


    Neil James Mace on Twitter: "So, India will allow a robot to umpire a game, but they won't allow the use of DRS?"

  111. 49 overs: 
    India 265-5

    I can't imagine how Steven Finn must be feeling at the moment. It's a case of damage limitation as Dhoni greets the start of a new over by clobbering another four. He doesn't score from the second ball, but almost gets four from the third when he slices a powerful punch through the off side and Ian Bell has to be at his best to stop a boundary. The helicopter shot reappears and brings four more runs, as Alastair Cook despairs in the field. A single allows Jadeja to end Finn's spell by pulling him for four. 15 from the over.


    Timothy Revell on Twitter: "Dhoni once again making a below par India side look reasonable."

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: "Dhoni's hitting + crowd noise = serious test for England's bowlers."

  114. 48 overs: 
    India 250-5

    Chris Woakes is put back into the firing line and Jadeja gets the single he wanted. Over to you, MS. The bowler is not going to be dictated to, however, and bowls a yorker which brings just a single. Jadeja hits one into the leg side and runs two before hammering four between long on and deep midwicket. He and Dhoni score another single each to make it 10 for the over. Jadeja is 44 from 33 and Dhoni 57 from 59.


    Chris Jones on Twitter: "Good to see Number 5 from 80s classic film Short Circuit is enjoying the cricket today."

    Cricinfo have tweeted a picture of this robot at the cricket today!

  116. 47 overs: 
    FIFTY FOR DHONI- India 240-5

    Steven Finn returns to try and stem the flow of runs and starts with a couple of dot balls to Dhoni. The skipper connects with the third ball but only gets a single after picking out the long on fielder, with Ravi Jadeja putting his mate straight back on strike. It proves a wise move as Dhoni digs out a yorker and clobbers four to bring up his fifty. How do you follow that? By bringing out the helicopter shot and creaming four through the covers. That's how. England on the ropes.


    Shaun Edwards on Twitter: "I've not seen Tredwell put in a bad bowling performance for England. If Monty and Swann got crocked in Tests we'd still be OK."

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think I've seen a cleaner hitter of the ball than Dhoni, particularly in the late overs of an innings."

  119. 46 overs: 
    India 230-5

    Jade Dernbach's box of tricks has been well and truly opened, as a slow off-spinner bemuses Dhoni and runs away for a dot ball to the keeper. The skipper gets a single when he squeezes a full-length ball to point before Ravi Jadeja drills a yorker to long on for one more run. We're then treated to another Dhoni six when he picks a slower ball out of the back of the hands and plants it into Row Z. A single follows before Jadeja ends the over by punching four into the leg side. The crowd is loving this.

  120. 45 overs: 
    India 217-5

    Ravi Jadeja makes amends for those five dot balls by creaming Chris Woakes for six over long on. It seems to knock the England bowler out of his stride and a full toss is cracked for four through the off side. The over ends with a flourish as Jadeja whips one off his pads for another four. Good over that - a few more of them will give India a slight edge.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a terrific spell from Tredwell, only conceding a single run off that last over. With the way modern batsmen play, 1-48 from 10 overs is a good economy rate."

  122. 44 overs: 
    India 203-5

    James Tredwell starts with five dots balls - gold dust at this time in the innings - and Ravi Jadeja is forced into a big shot which brings just a single to deep midwicket. That's the end of the bowler's work for today, the Kent man returning 1-48 from his 10 overs. Sterling work.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Jadeja played for Kochi in the IPL, so he's pretty familiar with this surface. He started off at Rajasthan Royals and now he's with the Chennai Super Kings. With the form he's been in, it might be an idea to promote him up the order. Look at what's happened to Ian Bell since he's been opening the batting."

  124. 43 overs: 
    India 202-5

    Wowzers. Chris Woakes is brought into the attack and Mahendra Dhoni mows his first delivery over deep midwicket for six. On the boundary, a robot signals six. A future innovation? Woakes chucks the next one fairly wide and Dhoni leaves it before the skipper gets down the other end with a poke into the off side. Ravi Jadeja gets in on the fun by hitting the bowler back over his head, one bounce for four. Another single makes it 12 for the over - the best of the innings for India.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "My family tease me that it always snows when I go away - and the last four winters, whenever I've been away on cricket tours, it snows!"


    David Teasdale on Twitter: "James Taylor surely slots into the middle order of a Baby-Faced XI with ease? He even has the stature to match!"

  127. 42 overs: 
    India 190-5

    When is Dhoni going to go through the gears, I wonder? Ravi Jadeja takes a single into the leg side to put him on strike and, after some more rotation of the strike, the skipper obliges by flicking a short ball from James Tredwell down to the fine leg boundary for four. Eight scored in total - is this the start of the carnage?


    Andy in Manchester via text: "Shivnarine Chanderpaul as captain for the baby faced XI."

    Joly Jumbucks on Twitter: "Baby faced? Greg Ritchie circa 1985."

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "This is the first floodlit international here, so it will be interesting to see how the pitch plays as the game goes on."

  130. 41 overs: 
    India 182-5

    I don't know how Mahendra Dhoni sleeps at night, knowing more than one billion people are watching his every move. His captaincy is under fire in India, but once again it's him who is holding the batting together as we head into the final 10 overs. Ravi Jadeja is busy early in his innings, taking a pair of twos as Jade Dernbach continues to mix it up. He ends the over with a quick single into the leg side.


    From Peter Macqueen, TMS inbox: "Surely Kent's stroppy former captain Rob Key, a man so babylike I was always amazed when he failed to emerge from the changing rooms in a baby grow."

  132. 40 overs: 
    India 177-5

    Once again, Steven Finn has bowled fantastically well in this match and gets his reward with the wicket of Suresh Raina. Ravi Jadeja is the new man at the crease and he gets off the mark with a single into the leg side. England are also fielding well today and Ian Bell sprints in from the midwicket boundary to deny Dhoni two and put the new batsman back on strike. Just three from the over.

  133. 39.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Raina b Finn 55 (India 174-5)

    Suresh Raina pays for a lack of respect to Steven Finn with his wicket. The batsman tries to slog a straight one, which was shorter in length, out of the ground and gets an inside edge on to his own stumps.


    From Dale V, TMS inbox: "Mitchell Starc would be the left-armer in the bowling unit! Every time he gets hit for four, I just think 'awwww'."

  135. 39 overs: 
    India 174-4

    Jade Dernbach is worried about Dhoni's impending fireworks and adopts a wide line to the Indian skipper. Dhoni is getting frustrated as he struggles to get bat on ball - the first four balls being dots. He finally gets a single with a punch into the leg side, and starts a bit of a row with the bowler when he gets down the other end. It's quickly diffused, however, and Raina ends the over by getting his bat down on a yorker and squeezing it for a single down to third man. That was a brilliant over from Dernbach.


    Duncan Garfield on Twitter: "Could I ask whatever happened to Ian Bell as a bowler? He was always economical, almost Collingwoodesque with his dibblers."


    From Simon Bailey, TMS inbox: "Danny Briggs must be in the starting line-up. Not only does he look about 12 but after Hampshire's semi-final win against Sussex we saw him getting picked up by his mum! Not doing much for his rep."

    In his defence, he did miss the Champions League T20 to get married, having postponed his wedding after a clash of dates with the World Twenty20!

  138. 38 overs: 
    India 172-4

    Steven Finn is a very good bowler these days, but Suresh Raina is not interested in reputations. He aims another expansive shot at the paceman but is left red-faced when he misses and it goes straight through to the keeper. He gets off strike with a delicate cut past backward point and berates his skipper because he wanted two. The skipper is in good touch now as he guides one to the leg-side boundary off his hips and only a diving stop from Ian Bell prevents four runs. A slower ball, which bounces about four times, foxes Dhoni from the over's final ball and he is left playing at fresh air. Four from the over.


    Steve Akrill on Twitter: "Surely England are missing a trick with the shirt numbers. Why aren't we seeing Root 66 sending a batsman down the road?"

  140. 37 overs: 
    India 168-4

    Jade Dernbach would never get into the World Baby-Faced XI - not with those tattoos and his designer haircut. He has the ball in hand for England now, though, and Raina's single puts Dhoni on strike. It appears the skipper has got his eye in as he drills the ball back at the bowler and it races for four. Dernbach was probably wise not to try and get a hand to that one - it might have put a hole in his hand. He follows it up with four dot balls, which is a good effort.

    Tim Peach, BBC Radio producer in India

    "Crowd incredibly noisy here at the Nehru stadium - each time an Indian boundary is scored, thousands of Indian flags wave all round the ground - the flag sellers on the road to the ground have done a great trade. Very noisy with plenty of drums, too. Drinks brought onto the pitch by a bright green version of the Keralan backwater boats. Sponsored, of course..."


    Saral Karki on Twitter: "Parthiv Patel to keep wicket For World Baby-Faced XI."

    Robin Gray on Twitter: "It's got to be the baby faced Steve Davies behind the stumps."

    Si Lomas on Twitter: "Steve Smith of Australia would definitely make my Baby-Faced XI."

  143. 36 overs: 
    FIFTY FOR RAINA- India 163-4

    England captain Alastair Cook turns to Steven Finn during the batting powerplay and Suresh Raina makes his intentions clear straight away by aiming an almighty swing at the bowler's first delivery. He gets a flea in his ear from MS Dhoni for his troubles, and it certainly works as he uses the pace of the ball to work a boundary through backward point which brings up his half-century. A single puts Dhoni on strike, and the skipper punches one through the off side off the back foot. The type of shot only he plays. Raina plays and misses at the final ball of the over, which brings seven runs in total.


    From Phil Weston, TMS inbox: "Surely Ian, The Baby Faced Destroyer, Bell (when shaved) is straight into the World Baby Faced XI."


    Liam Jenkinson on Twitter: "Re Baby-Faced XI - Surely Ireland's Paul Stirling has to be in there, he looks like an abnormally large newborn."

    Craig Moore on Twitter: "Piyush Chawla is a certainty for the spinner's spot in the world Baby-Faced XI."

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a very friendly place, Kochi. My girlfriend's been out here for a holiday, she got a nosebleed and within 10 minutes we'd been invited into someone's house, met all of their family and been told we could come and see them any time."

  147. 35 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- India 156-4

    Samit Patel is into his 10th over and will surely be pleased with his economy rate today. Suresh Raina feather two down the leg side before he and his skipper rotate the strike for the rest of the over. Samit's final figures? 10-0-43-0. Part one of his day's work done. Now it's time for a drink, as a boat on wheels trundles on to the pitch.

  148. 34 overs: 
    India 149-4

    Joe Root cannot have played in such oppressive heat too many times before? It's never this hot in Sheffield. He's bowling nice and tidily though, conceding just two runs.

  149. 33 overs: 
    India 147-4

    England look like they are going to try and keep Dhoni and Raina in check with the slow bowlers as Samit Patel replaces Chris Woakes in the attack. It's working so far, with another rapid over bringing just four runs for India. Surely they have to get a move on at some point?

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "England got a bit lucky with Yuvraj Singh's wicket, but then it was a false stroke from Virat Kohli when he was just getting going. You need someone to lead the team out of the doldrums, and Kohli was looking so good in the previous few months that we thought he was the coming man for Indian cricket. But he's just been exposed a bit by some very good fast bowling, and perhaps by the expectation on his shoulders."

  151. 32 overs: 
    India 143-4

    Joe Root takes the ball - surely he is a nailed-on starter in a World Baby-Faced XI? My colleague, Mark Mitchener, reckons New Zealand's Tim Southee would open the bowling in that team and I reckon Chris Woakes might also fancy the new cherry. That leaves us with eight spots to fill, so over to you. It's a good first over by the young off-spinner as he concedes just three runs.

  152. 31 overs: 
    India 140-4

    This is a good test for Chris Woakes - if he can bowl well to these two as they start to accelerate, he can answers some of those who doubt his bowling ability. He is cut for a single by Dhoni, while Raina runs one down to third man. Four from the over in total. What do you think will be a good score today?

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Although there's still Jadeja and Ashwin to come, this is the last recognised batting pair, it's their responsibility to take India towards a good total - with the ball turning, I think 250 would be a good total to contend with. But since the first Test in Ahmedabad, India just haven't been able to get their batting together."

  154. 30 overs: 
    India 136-4

    Suresh Raina has obviously had enough of being dictated to by James Tredwell and he gets down on one knee before launching the England off-spinner over deep midwicket for a towering six. Eight from the over in total - I wonder if it's time for a short burst from Steven Finn to try and get into the tail?

    Tim Peach, BBC Radio producer in India

    On Twitter: "Coming up in the interval on TMS, a profile of England's white-ball coach, Ashley Giles, with Matthew Hoggard and Dougie Brown. Plus we'll hear from England's women's coach, Mark Lane, on news that Sarah Taylor could play a 2nd XI match for Sussex."

  156. 29 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- India 128-4

    The good thing about Mahendra Dhoni is his ability to make every ball count. He is not ready to open up just yet, but he takes a couple of twos before surviving a massive caught behind appeal off Woakes. The England bowler got the ball to shape away from the India skipper and Craig Kieswetter seemed pretty adamant that it was out. Umpire Vineet Kulkarni less so.


    Sebastian Eaton on Twitter: "Dart-like bowling? Devastating hitting? Don't see that often enough from Samit for him to be called an integral part of the team."

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Kohli only has himself to blame for that dismissal."

  159. 28 overs: 
    India 124-4

    It could go one of two ways with Mahendra Dhoni here. He might be shackled by responsibility or he might just comes out all guns firing. He eases the ball into square leg for one run, before he and Raina take a single each. Another good over from the solar-powered wicket-taking machine, otherwise known as James Tredwell.


    ESPN Cricinfo on Twitter: "133*, 108, 66, 183, 106, 1, 38 and 128*. Followed by 23, 0, 6, 7, 15 and 37. Fair to say Virat Kohli has lost form."


    From James in York via text: "Re: Tredwell's hair - Bald spot or in fact a solar powered wicket taking machine?"

  162. 27 overs: 
    India 121-4

    Chris Woakes enjoyed that wicket - he sprinted all the way to the point boundary to celebrate with Ian Bell, which is some effort in this heat. Mahendra Dhoni strides to the crease, looking fed up. Suresh Raina takes a single to put the skipper on strike and, with very little foot movement, he gets off the mark with a jab through the off side.

  163. 26.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Kohli c Bell b Woakes 37 (India 119-4)

    Just as India look like taking some kind of control they lose a wicket again. Virat Kohli goes to hit Chris Woakes over extra cover, but slices it and Ian Bell takes a good catch on the point boundary.

  164. 26 overs: 
    India 119-3

    If any of you are commuting into work while following the cricket, you can download the BBC iPlayer Radio app for your mobile phone and listen to Simon Mann and the boys out in Kochi. Twirler Tredwell concedes five from his latest over as Kohli moves to 37 not out and Raina 26.

    Mark Mitchener, BBC Sport

    "In a land down under, Brisbane Heat have won the toss and elected to bat against Melbourne Renegades in the first semi-final of Australia's Big Bash League, their domestic Twenty20 competition. Aside from a link to the scorecard, we won't reveal any 'spoilers' as after this ODI, you can listen to delayed commentary of the game on BBC 5 live sports extra from 1430 GMT. England's T20 opener Alex Hales and one-Test wonder Darren Pattinson are in the Renegades side."

  166. 25 overs: 
    India 114-3

    In the last six ODIs at Kochi, the average score batting first is 271. India have a long way to go to reach that, only taking two from another Samit Patel over. There is a hint of turn from the bowler's final delivery, which Raina does well to keep out.

  167. 24 overs: 
    India 112-3

    That six looks to have given Virat Kohli some confidence as he works a single into the leg side off James Tredwell. Raina is not one to shy away form the spotlight either, and he joins in the fun by playing a delicate cut shot through backward point for four. Seven from the over.


    xyz198155 on Twitter: "Too much focus on T20 by Indian players is taking a toll on their performance in other formats of the game."

  169. 23 overs: 
    India 105-3

    Has Virat Kohli taken off the handbrake? It appears to be another tidy Samit Patel over, with just singles coming from it until Kohli launches a six over extra cover. Time for some fireworks?

  170. 22 overs: 
    India 96-3

    James Tredwell has only played 10 ODIs for England, but he looks totally at home at the top level - the perfect replacement for Graeme Swann. Raina and Kohli are doing a good job of repairing this innings, but they are going about it fairly slowly - just five more runs being added in this over.


    From John in Kuala Lumpur, TMS inbox: "It's only fair that Sunil Gavaskar should catch up on his sleep at every opportunity. After all, we got plenty whenever he was batting."

  172. 21 overs: 
    India 91-3

    Samit Patel is becoming integral to this England one-day team, with his dart-like bowling being complemented by devastating hitting at the end of an innings. Just two from another fairly rapid over from the big man. India really need to put their foot on the gas now.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "My personal opinion, which does not count for anything, is that the third umpire who has access to all this technology should be left in charge. Rather than the fielding side or the batting side having to make the call, if the third umpire sees a howler, he should be able to intervene. Fifa has been holding off on bringing in goal-line technology but I think the worry is that if it's brought in, will it be used for offsides and everything else?"

    Steve James adds: "I think it's well known that there are some top Indian players who are opposed to DRS."


    Callum Honisett on Twitter: "Yuvraj complaining about decision. The BCCI are the ones who don't want DRS. Tough luck."

  175. 20 overs: 
    India 89-3

    India have won four and lost two of their last six ODIs in Kochi, as James Tredwell continues to wheel away. He is giving nothing away - just three more from the over. Before they know it, India will be 130-5 after 30 overs and up against it.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: "Yuvraj not happy at all with that lbw decision. Think he would have liked to review it. My impression was it was glove onto pad."

  177. 19 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- India 86-3

    Samit Patel is doing a good job with the ball today as he whistles through another over - the highlight being a strong appeal for leg-before against Kohli. It's turned down by the umpire, perhaps because there was an inside edge. Three from the over.


    From Vijay Kerala Varma in Kochi, TMS inbox: "Everyone is talking about hot and humid Kochi. But this is how Kochi has always been. Cricket is nothing new here. Let me give you some history of cricket in Kochi. You all would be surprised to hear that idea of one-day cricket tournament was conceived and held at Kochi (different ground, 8km from city in the royal town called Tripunithura) in late 1940s. The All India Pooja Knockout Cricket Tournament was started by a group of people headed by Kelappan Thampuran from the Kochi royal family. The tournament is still being conducted by Tripunithura Cricket Club every year."

  179. 18 overs: 
    India 83-3

    James Tredwell has got a brilliant bald patch on his head - I hope he's got some sun cream on that in this Kochi heat. MS Dhoni looks like he is next in, and he looks in a bad mood as he broods on the India team bench. Will that spell bad news for England later? After a couple of singles in the over, Virat Kohli heaves a six into the stands to throw off the shackles and reenergise the crowd.

  180. 17 overs: 
    India 75-3

    Virat Kohli, now donning a cap rather than helmet, hits Samit Patel through the covers for a single. The runs have dried up, however, and Suresh Raina can only take one himself as India stall slightly.

  181. 16 overs: 
    India 73-3

    James Tredwell must think international cricket is easy as he comes into the attack and removes the dangerman, Yuvraj Singh. Suresh Raina is the new man at the crease and he scampers through for two to get off the mark. A good over from the off-spinner.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "That's been the pattern for India in recent times - just as soon as a partnership looks like laying a foundation, a breakthrough is made. England will be mighty pleased."

  183. 15.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Yuvraj Singh lbw b Tredwell 32 (71-3)

    James Tredwell, who bowled fantastically well to take 4-44 in Rajkot, is into the attack and gets a wicket second ball as he pins Yuvraj in front. The ball looks like it hit the batsman's glove and might have been drifting down leg, but umpire Steve Davis raises his finger.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "Sides will always take time to get used to new regulations, like the change in boundary fielders - I think some teams are only just getting used to the batting powerplay. India are doing a good job in repairing this innings, but England will still be very happy with the way things have gone as early wickets are like gold dust in one-day cricket, particularly in Asia."

  185. 15 overs: 
    India 71-2

    Samit Patel is not really a wicket-taking threat, but he does a good job of cutting down on the boundaries. His only blemish in the over is a wide from the second ball of the over. Otherwise, it's just singles he concedes. Seven from the over.


    From Chris in sunny Bradford via text: "Re: Simon Hughes (8 overs), that's the mockers if ever I saw it, ton for Kohli today then."

    It's the first time I've ever seen the words 'sunny' and 'Bradford' in the same sentence. Especially at 7.30am in January.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "Woakes is useful coming in late on with the bat, but I think the worry is, is he good enough as a bowler at international level? Is he quick enough?"

  188. 14 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- India 64-2

    Yuvraj is motoring now and punches Chris Woakes down the ground for four. Not literally, of course. However, he's lucky to survive the next delivery as he fishes outside off stump and appears to get a little nick behind to Craig Kieswetter. The England wicketkeeper is sure they have got their man, but again the umpire says not out. Yuvi then plays out four dot balls.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "Samit Patel just let himself down with that one bad ball in that over, short and wide and Yuvraj cut it away. Interesting that he's gone to Patel ahead of James Tredwell and Joe Root - Cook hinted at it yesterday that he wanted to keep the Indians guessing."

  190. 13 overs: 
    India 59-2

    It looks like Yuvraj might fancy getting after Samit as the Indian batsman comes down the track to the England left-arm spinner and has to dig out a yorker. He gets the boundary he was looking for next up, however, as the bowler drops short and is cut for four. You can't bowl like that to Yuvi.

  191. 12 overs: 
    India 55-2

    It's a lovely-looking stadium in Kochi, with all the stands joined up and looking like one big round sports stadium - rather than the many different stands which make up other grounds. India bring up their 50 in the 12th over when Yuvraj swivels and turns Chris Woakes for four down to third man. Three more singles from the over, and it appears these two are repairing the early damage.

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport

    "England have only played one previous ODI at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi. Back in April 2006, Kevin Pietersen - the only survivor of that team in today's line-up - made 77 as England were bowled out for 237 in 48.4 overs. Captain Rahul Dravid made 65 and Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan were also among the runs as India reached their target with 16 balls to spare. The victory gave India a 4-0 lead in a series they went on to win 5-1."

  193. 11 overs: 
    India 48-2

    It sounds like Sunil likes his sleep. Especially in Sri Lanka. Anyway, Samit Patel is into the attack and is worked for a couple of singles before Kohli plays at one early and almost lobs a catch to short midwicket. Instead, he gets a single and Yuvraj also helps himself to another one. It looks like Samit is going to be milked for a while. Four from the over.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I like to go to Sri Lanka just to catch up on my sleep. I found a really good hotel in Colombo in the World Twenty20 - I had 15 hours' sleep a couple of nights ago, on the 12th, and 12 hours the following night."

  195. 10 overs: 
    India 44-2

    The rosy-cheeked Chris Woakes is into the bowling attack and, after a first-ball wide, he almost gets a wicket as Virat Kohli chases one outside off stump and almost gets an inside edge on to his timbers. The Warwickshire all-rounder is getting some nice shape outside off stump - hopefully he has the ability to mix it up too, by bowling some reverse swing later in the innings. Virat Kohli scores the only run off the bat in the over.

    Sunil Gavaskar, BBC Test Match Special

    "The early wickets will give Virat Kohli the chance to play himself in - he's been short of runs and short of form, so this is the ideal opportunity for him."

  197. 9 overs: 
    India 42-2

    I love the tweet from Rachel T [7 overs] about Chris Woakes's rosy cheeks. The Warwickshire all-rounder certainly looks red-faced in this heat today as he fields one from Virat Kohli which brings a single. Both Kohli and Yuvraj appear happy to see off Steven Finn as they rotate the strike well before the latter pulls four through the leg-side. The bowler hits back with one which whistles past the batsman's outside edge. Turning into a good battle this.

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "I think the gloss has gone off Virat Kohli in the last couple of months, I think England have found him out and targeted his weakness outside off stump."

  199. 8 overs: 
    India 35-2

    Between overs, Yuvraj has treatment on his elbow following that brutal bouncer from Steven Finn. He's fit to continue, however, and takes a leg-bye off Dernbach before Kohli helps himself to another single. The crowd finally have something to cheer about as Yuvraj crashes a short delivery through the covers for four. The runs continue to flow as Yuvraj times one nicely through the leg-side and takes three. 10 from the over as Kohli adds one more.


    Rachel T on Twitter: "Thrilled to see Woakes in the team. He has the most amazing rosy cheeks."

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "Between overs, England are wearing towels full of ice around their necks to keep cool. They've got a bin they're keeping them in. Yuvraj has just had some attention on his elbow, so I think we'll see a lot of ice today."

  202. 7 overs: 
    India 25-2

    Both Yuvraj and Virat could do with some runs - neither has been in particularly good touch against England this winter. Steven Finn continues to wheel away, but his second delivery of the over is called 'dead ball' because the England bowler's habit of knocking the stumps at the non-striker's end reappears. It doesn't seem to bother him these days though, as he bowls a short one to Yuvraj and the batsman is hit on the body after is keen to get down the other end for a leg-bye.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "Kochi reminds me a little bit of Galle in Sri Lanka. They're already doing Mexican waves around the ground - in England, that's normally a sign that the crowd are bored!"

  204. 6 overs: 
    India 24-2

    That wicket looks to have given Jade Dernbach confidence as he gets one to seam away from Yuvraj at just 68mph. The batsman does manage to get a single, which puts Virat Kohli on strike. And the new Indian batting hero is off the mark with a slash for four through the slips to one which keeps low. That's another good over for England, they are making the ball talk.


    Tom Bale on Twitter: "Despite revising for an exam in a couple of hours, still got one and a half eyes on the game, come on England!!"

  206. 5 overs: 
    India 19-2

    Steven Finn is enjoying bowling in Kochi today, as he gets one to nip back and dismiss Rahane in a cracking over in which he concedes just one run. Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh are the new men at the crease.

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match Special

    "It was swing with the first wicket from Dernbach, and there was a hint of movement with Finn for that one, on a totally barren pitch with no grass on it. England are on fire at the moment."

  208. 4.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Rahane b Finn 4 (India 18-2)

    England are in dreamland. The extra pace in this pitch is playing into the hands of Steven Finn, who nips one back into Ajinkya Rahane and splatters the stumps. Fast bowler's dream of deliveries like that. Opening batsman have nightmares about the shot - or lack of - Rahane played to that delivery.


    David Morgan on Twitter: "Glad to see Woakes given a chance. A good death bowler and can accelerate an innings at the end. He's earned it."

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a good wicket for England, Jade Dernbach is a very, very happy man and rightly so. There was a time when Gambhir was being looked at a possible successor to Dhoni as captain, but he's not in the running now. He's really short of runs, and there was no foot movement there at all."

  211. 4 overs: 
    India 18-1

    Jade Dernbach throws one out wide and induces an edge from Rahane which Craig Kieswetter drops. It was a difficult chance, but the umpire signals wide nonetheless. The batsman gets a single to put Gambhir on strike, who brings a thunderous raw from the crowd by edging Dernbach for four. The Surrey man gets his revenge though, by knocking over the opener next up.

  212. 4 overs: 
    WICKET- Gambhir b Dernbach 8 (India 18-1)

    Lovely stuff from Jade Dernbach, who is a quality bowler when he does get it right. He's spot on with this delivery to the left-handed Gautam Gambhir, which seams in slightly and bowls the opener. Quality.

  213. 3 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- India 12-0

    It's not often international cricket finds its way to Kochi, on the south-western tip of India, which is why there is such a magnificent atmosphere today. Out in the middle, Steven Finn continues to do his thing and, after being worked for a couple of singles, pins Gautam Gambhir in front. That looks a cracking shout and, unless there was an inside edge which didn't seem the case, I think that was out. A good over by Finn.


    Si Lomas on Twitter: "Would have preferred to see Meaker play as I think Woakes lacks a yard of pace to be successful on these pitches."

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "There's a law down here that any land which has previously been used as paddy fields can only be used for farming, so it's not surprising that it's very expensive to get land for urban development."

  216. 2 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- India 10-0

    Jade Dernbach is given the opportunity to redeem himself with the new ball and gets off to a good start with a couple of dot balls before a leg-side wide is missed by wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter and runs away for four. The Surrey seamer continues to stray on to Gautam Gambhir's pads and is worked for an easy single. Ajinkya Rahane adds a single of his own before Dernbach goes up for big leg-before appeal against Gambhir but the ball was going down leg and the batsman scamper through for a leg-bye.


    Shravan Bhat on Twitter: "This is the future of live cricket in India: take it to smaller cities and games will be packed. The Metros don't deserve it."

  218. 1 over: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- India 2-0

    Steven Finn gets us under way and his first delivery rears up and is worked for a single off his hips by Ajinkya Rahane. The pitch, by the way, looks perfect - plenty of pace and bounce and the scorched marks on the outfield suggest the ball could run away quickly to the boundary. Gautam Gambhir is also off the mark with a thick outside edge down to third man. The over finishes with an ambitious appeal for leg before against Rahane but Finn's pleas are turned down. Probably because the batsman got a thick inside edge.

  219. 0630: 

    India: Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed.

    England: Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Chris Woakes.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "A tuk-tuk driver asked me if I was here for the cricket, and when I told him yes, his immediate reaction was 'Dhoni must go'."

  221. 0629: 

    Right, we're almost set. England's players have had their huddle and the Indian batsman are making their way to the wicket.

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "There must be another 20,000 people waiting outside here, I don't think I'm exaggerating. The excitement around this area has been palpable since we arrived."

  223. 0624: 

    If England manage to win two more matches, they will win a ODI series in India for the first time since 1984-85.

    "We can achieve it if we stay calm and level-headed," said England all-rounder Samit Patel. "If we look to be positive and back our own ability then we have a good chance."


    ABL on Twitter: "Sitting at work in Dubai, boss is away, meetings moved and long boring tasks lined up. Hope it's a good day for Cap'n Cook too."

    Steve James, BBC Test Match Special

    "This is the type of game you want to be playing in as a player. The noise is thunderous - if India get off to a flyer we won't be able to hear ourselves think."

  226. 0620: 

    Joe Root is one of those players who is benefitting from players being rested and, after he bowled nine overs of off-spin in the first ODI, the Yorkshire opener said he wants to be eventually considered as an all-rounder.

    "If I'm going to get opportunities, I'll have to try to offer with the ball and in the field," Root told BBC Sport. "That's the plan, I'll definitely be working hard on it."

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a hot, feverish day here in Kochi - just how I remember one-day international cricket."

  228. 0617: 

    Good news, Test Match Special is under way on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, with Radio 4 LW joining us at 0630 GMT.

  229. 0615: 

    Of course, England are without a few established players on this one-day trip. Jonathan Trott, James Anderson and Graeme Swann have been rested, while Stuart Broad is recovering from injury.

    National selector Geoff Miller was asked about Broad on Monday, and he said: "Anybody with an injury is a concern to us and we've got to manage workloads as best as we can, that's why we're continually looking at other players.

    "We will look at it and make sure he's used in the best possible way for English cricket. He knows that.

    "At this moment of time we're not thinking about taking him out of a format because he's got that sort of quality but if we reached the stage where his body wasn't responding to all kinds of cricket then we're open to that."

  230. 0611: 

    It's a hot and humid day in Kochi and the crowd really do seem up for this one. "It's an incredible atmosphere," said England captain Alastair Cook at the toss. "There were hundreds of fans outside when we arrived, despite the ground being full.

    "The lads are looking forward to it. This is the reason we play cricket."

  231. 0607: 

    Make sure you stay with every us for every four, six and wicket of this second one-day international from Kochi. We're always pleased to hear your views so tweet us, via #bbccricket, text us on 81111 or email, remembering to put 'For Marc Higginson' in the subject line. Lovely stuff.

  232. 0606: 

    England's Tim Bresnan will miss today's match with a slight 'niggle' and will be replaced by Chris Woakes. India have brought in fast bowler Shami Ahmed for fellow paceman Ashok Dinda.

  233. 0603: 

    India have won the toss - to the deafening delight of the thousands packed into the stadium - and will bat first.

  234. 0602: 

    After being beaten 2-1 in the Test series, most people believed India - the reigning 50-over world champions - would restore the balance of power in the first one-day international in Rajkot. Prepare a flat pitch and outscore England was the plan. More than 600 runs later, it was back to the drawing board. What has today got in store, I wonder?

  235. 0600: 

    Apparently, the United Kingdom has the 'Beast from the East' to thank for the arctic temperatures which grip the country this morning. In India, they might view the England cricket team as the 'Pest from the West' - after all, MS Dhoni's men just can't seem to beat Alastair Cook's boys.

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Live Scores - India v England


  • India beat England by 127 runs
  • India: 285-6 (50.0 overs)
  • England: 158 (36.0 overs)
  • Venue: Kochi

England Innings

All out
Player outReason Bowledby Runs
Total all out 158
Cook lbw b B Kumar 17
Bell c Dhoni b Ahmed 1
Pietersen b B Kumar 42
Root b Jadeja 36
Morgan c Dhoni b B Kumar 0
Kieswetter c Raina b Ashwin 18
Patel not out 30
Woakes lbw b Jadeja 0
Tredwell lbw b Ashwin 1
Finn c Dhoni b Ashwin 0
Dernbach run out (Jadeja) 2
Extras 4w 4b 3lb 11

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England in India 2012-13

India's Mahendra Dhoni and England's Alastair Cook

Reports and scorecards from England's one-day tour of India, which includes five ODIs.