Ind in Eng ODI Series: India Registers Biggest Win Vs England

Indian won by 133 runs to register their biggest win over England outside India. Before this win 86 runs win in 1985 at Sydney was their biggest win against England in ODI. Riding on the century of Raina and half-century of captain Dhoni India amassed their third 300+ score at Cardiff in 4th outing at the venue. Then the bowlers continued their good form of test matches to fold England in 38.1 overs.

India in England 2014: Schedule and Results

Match Statistics

    133 run is India’s biggest win outside India against England.
    1st loss for England at Cardiff in ODI in 8 ODIs. They have won 4 and 3 produced no result.
    3rd win for India at Cardiff in 4 matches. They lost to England (by 6 wickets) here in 2011 series but won against South Africa (by 26 runs) and Sri Lanka (by 8 wickets) in 2013.
    It is India’s 2nd biggest win against England. 158 run win at Rajkot in 2008 is their biggest win vs England.
    Third biggest win by runs between these two teams. England’s 202 runs win at Lord’s in 1975 is the biggest win between them.
    2nd highest run conceded by England during Powerplay (62/0).
    144 runs partnership between Raina and Dhoni is the third biggest partnership between these two countries for 5th wicket.
    4th ODI century for Raina in 166th innings of 193rd ODI. His first century outside sub-continent.
    3rd century by Indian at Cardiff, after Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli.
    Best bowling performance by any bowler at Cardiff: 4/28 by Jadeja.
    48th ODI win by India vs England in 88th ODI. England has won 35.
    18th instance of 300 or more runs in Ind vs Eng ODI.
    11th score of 300 or more runs by India vs England.
    79th World record score of 300+ runs in ODIs by India. Australia is second with 77 300+ scores.

Match Summary
Sent to bat first Indians were in trouble as opener Dhawan (11 runs) and Kohli (0) went in the 8th over bowled by Woakes as score read 19/2. Then, opener Rohit Sharma (52 runs) stabilized the innings with Rahane (41 runs). Both added 91 runs, but introduction of Tredwell saw both returning to pavillion b y 30th over as India appeared in trouble at the score of 132/4.

Raina and Dhoni started slow, but Raina chose the powerplay to accelerate. They added 62 runs. Overalll in 17 overs they added 144 runs. After Raina’s (100 runs) departure Dhoni turned the heat on and scored 52 runs. Woakes grabbed their wicket too to finish with 4/52 with a maiden in his quota of 10 overs. Jordan was most expensive bowler in the match with a figure of 73/0 in 10 overs.

As it rained during innings break, the target for England was revised to 295 runs. Indians could have seen a repeat of 2011 tour when they scored 305 runs on this ground, but due to D/L method England had the luxcury to chase much lesser score.

Even the openers Cook and Hales added 53 runs. Shami sent Cook (19) and Bell (1) back in 11th over. In 14th over B Kumar removed the danger man of the series, Joe Root. Since then as score became 63/3 in 14th over it was just a matter of time. Morgan (28) tried, but Stokes (23) and Woakes (20) failed to fiight the spinners who grabbed 7 of the 10 England wickets.

Suresh Raina was declared player of the match.

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