Match Over - England won by 86 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Lord's, London
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 14 Jul 2018, 12:00 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JE Root


  • Umpire1: AG Wharf
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: RSA Palliyaguruge



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


England win by 86 runs and level the series. India never threatened in the chase once Kohli departed and, from there, it was in truth a very strange innings - largely through MS Dhoni's display. But this was a very impressive showing from England when it mattered. Eoin Morgan made a smart decision at the toss, Joe Root played a superb innings and David Willey provided the late power. Then with the ball they halted a positive start to the chase before the spinners, Rashid and Moeen, took charge with impressive spells. It all means we have a decider at Headingley on Tuesday. We'll bring you the presentation shortly...

Virat Kohli "We started pretty well with the bat, it was a good wicket, it got slower but when we lost three wickets in three overs that hurt us. I thought that's where we fell behind. Credit to the bowlers, they stuck to their guns. We always want to test the character of the new guys, we expect these guys to do the job. It's a great thing to test our new guys and it's important how they bounce back. Today was a day when we couldn't get going. Moeen and Rashid are both quality bowlers in this format and sensed we couldn't take risks. They created pressure in the middle overs. If it was one down we could have attacked a bit more. This thing comes up again and again, it's unfortunate when people jump to conclusions. We all have bad days, today was a bad day for everyone. The idea was to take the innings deep and he's got the experience. Some days it just doesn't come off.

Eoin Morgan "Thought we bounced back really well. We learned from Trent Bridge on a more difficult surface here. It was an all-round bowling performance. [The toss] worked out, we discussed it this morning. It was a matter of trusting advice and my gut. [Joe Root] His play against spin sets up the backbone of our innings. He plays a crucial part. [David Willey] His batting has progressed this summer and it had an effect on his bowling which I thought was outstanding."

Man of the Match is Joe Root "Same for anyone when they are struggling slightly, have felt good in practice and was about trusting it and cashing in when you have the opportunity. Did that today. The way we've been playing this summer has been excellent and now nice to contribute to that. If we are playing well and others making big scores that's a great position. Thought the way we went about this today was outstanding, ruthless. [Kuldeep] You've seen in the T20 we learnt from our mistakes and we did that today. We took him for a little more. We look to learn and adapt, not just let him bowl at us."

We'll wrap things up there for today. Do join us for the decider at Headingley next week but for now, from Gnasher and Sreshth, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us. Meanwhile, why not hop over and following the action from Jamaica.

49.6DJ Willey to YS Chahal, OUT, No run, and they are all out off the final ball, Chahal tries to send this down the ground but can't clear Stokes at long-on.
49.5DJ Willey to YS Chahal, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, goes for a booming drive at a length ball angled across him, flies of Buttler through the vacant slip cordon (England could have had three in there!).
49.5DJ Willey to YS Chahal, WIDE, 1 run, slips down the leg side.
49.4DJ Willey to YS Chahal, 2 runs, a shorter ball, he goes for the pull and it comes from high on the bat over midwicket.
49.3DJ Willey to YS Chahal, No run, gets forward and drives to mid-off.
49.2DJ Willey to YS Chahal, No run, full at the stumps, driven to cover.
49.1DJ Willey to YS Chahal, 2 runs, driven through the off side, Bairstow does the mopping up around the boundary.
End of over 49.  A maiden over! 227/9 after 294 balls.
Kuldeep Yadav 8 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 10-1-46-4
YS Chahal 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Another good day for Plunkett

End of over 48. 5 runs this over. 227/9 after 288 balls.
YS Chahal 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 9-0-39-1
Kuldeep Yadav 8 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Chahal raises his bat for the boundary...had one run in ODIs before that

End of over 47. 7 runs this over. 222/9 after 281 balls.
YS Chahal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 9-0-46-4
Kuldeep Yadav 7 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more

A very, very odd display from Dhoni

End of over 46. 2 runs this over. 215/7 after 275 balls.
MS Dhoni 37 (58b 2x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 8-0-34-1
Kuldeep Yadav 6 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Andy Lewis: "Was there not an announcement at the ground about Dhoni's 10,000 runs? Can't get the staff these days." Perhaps everyone had just nodded off

End of over 45. 3 runs this over. 213/7 after 270 balls.
MS Dhoni 36 (53b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 8-0-39-2
Kuldeep Yadav 6 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH how Dhoni scored his 10,000th run (India only)

End of over 44. 2 runs this over. 210/7 after 264 balls.
MS Dhoni 34 (49b 2x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 7-0-32-1
Kuldeep Yadav 5 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Prince: "India have let the game drift. This is a very strange chase from them. A complete lack of intent"

End of over 43. 6 runs this over. 208/7 after 258 balls.
Kuldeep Yadav 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 7-0-36-2
MS Dhoni 33 (47b 2x4 0x6 ) more

kritish: "There comes one of the most significant singles in the history of Indian cricket. Take a bow champ!" Well...

End of over 42. 5 runs this over. 202/7 after 252 balls.
Kuldeep Yadav 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 10-0-38-2
MS Dhoni 28 (45b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's a terrific spell from Rashid. He and Moeen have done a super job today. India's batsmen could never dominate them

End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 197/7 after 246 balls.
MS Dhoni 24 (41b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 6-0-30-2
Kuldeep Yadav 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

9991 runs for Dhoni. It's a crawl to 10,000 at the moment

End of over 40. 3 runs this over. 194/7 after 240 balls.
Kuldeep Yadav 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 9-0-33-2
MS Dhoni 22 (37b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Kartik: "He played well for 15 years. But maybe it time to move on and he can move to the hall of fame.."

Paul Shine: "I've literally forgot an instance of a game where the middle order have won it (while chasing) for India. India heavily depending on the top 3. Missing a matchwinner like Yuvi and the in-form Raina....."

End of over 39. 4 runs this over. 191/6 after 234 balls.
HH Pandya 21 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 5-0-27-2
MS Dhoni 20 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That might well be it for India. Pandya could have cut loose. Abhishek: "Wonder if people criticising MS have not been watching him for last 15 years...he is the best finisher and finish he will...Go MSD!!!" Umesh Yadav walks out at No. 8

Navneet Kapur: "Thought we were going to see MSD 2.0. Where is he?"

End of over 38. 5 runs this over. 187/5 after 228 balls.
HH Pandya 20 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 8-0-30-1
MS Dhoni 17 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) more

AP: "Can never understand why dhoni takes forever to "settle in". If it's going to take him this long every time then he has to bat higher up the order or give way. Many exciting wicket keepers for India to pick from, Pant in particular."

End of over 37. 7 runs this over. 182/5 after 222 balls.
MS Dhoni 14 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 10-0-42-1
HH Pandya 18 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 1 runs this over. 175/5 after 216 balls.
MS Dhoni 13 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 7-0-25-1
HH Pandya 12 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 10 runs this over. 174/5 after 210 balls.
HH Pandya 11 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 9-0-35-1
MS Dhoni 13 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 2 runs this over. 164/5 after 204 balls.
MS Dhoni 7 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 6-0-24-1
HH Pandya 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's all from me. Time for Andrew McGlashan to take you through to the end. Bye!

Lights out for Suresh Raina. WATCH how he got bowled (India only)

End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 162/5 after 198 balls.
MS Dhoni 6 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 8-0-25-1
HH Pandya 6 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sendhilkumar: "Unfair comments on Raina, he is also struggling to back in team.let him play..also don't jinx him"

End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 157/5 after 192 balls.
HH Pandya 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 5-0-22-1
MS Dhoni 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more

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Stephen: "During Englands innings I sent a comment (wasnt published) , saying chases of 320 and above arent always a walk in the park as people were trying to make out it was"

Nikos van Huut: "Just keeping pressure on the run rate wil not do. The seamers are easy pickin' in the final overs. "

End of over 31. 6 runs this over. 154/4 after 186 balls.
SK Raina 46 (62b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 7-0-20-1
MS Dhoni 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Vivek : "I am super annoyed by the mgmt's decision. How can you leave out 2 extremely good performers Karthik and Iyer? They are high om confidence and this series would have given been a good chance to nurture them further. Very poor decision by the team mgmt. Raina's part time spin cannot compensate for 2 very talented batsmen. Weird, very weird. "

End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 148/4 after 180 balls.
MS Dhoni 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-19-0
SK Raina 44 (59b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Pranshu Mittal : "Turns out that Morgan's decision was spot on. Look at the turn Moeen is getting. The pitch is deteriorating "

End of over 29. 1 runs this over. 146/4 after 174 balls.
MS Dhoni 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 6-0-16-1
SK Raina 43 (55b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 145/4 after 168 balls.
SK Raina 42 (53b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-17-0
MS Dhoni 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sai: "Looks like on pitches with a little life in it, England are a better team than India "

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 140/4 after 162 balls.
V Kohli 45 (56b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 5-0-15-1
SK Raina 38 (48b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Roy is off the field

End of over 26. 5 runs this over. 137/3 after 156 balls.
SK Raina 36 (45b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-12-0
V Kohli 44 (53b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sourav: "If India can play out the next 5 overs scoring 25-30 without loosing a wicket,then last 20 overs can be treated as a T20 match with 160-165 to chase.."

End of over 25. 6 runs this over. 132/3 after 150 balls.
SK Raina 33 (41b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 4-0-12-0
V Kohli 42 (51b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 126/3 after 144 balls.
SK Raina 29 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-7-0
V Kohli 40 (48b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 2 runs this over. 119/3 after 138 balls.
SK Raina 28 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 3-0-6-0
V Kohli 34 (45b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Brij: "I believe the biggest reason Raina finds himself in playing XI is that he is left handed. After Yuvi and Raina, Rishabh Pant seems capable of being the lefty in the middle order."

End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 117/3 after 132 balls.
SK Raina 26 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 5-0-29-0
V Kohli 34 (45b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Adarsh: "Big innings for Raina to press his chance for WC team. With top order in good nick, he won't get many chances like these to prove his worth. Come on Raina."

End of over 21. 3 runs this over. 112/3 after 126 balls.
V Kohli 32 (42b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-4-0
SK Raina 23 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Partnership of 52

End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 109/3 after 120 balls.
SK Raina 21 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 4-0-24-0
V Kohli 31 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) more

NAGENDRA: "Both Raina & kohli's productive shots are Flick, means English bowlers are bowling too straight (May be on pads). And it is an easy task for a batsman from Sub continent to play those balls" -- spot on

End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 105/3 after 114 balls.
SK Raina 19 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-1-0
V Kohli 29 (34b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Saurav: "This is where India is better than other teams, maintaing a healthy run rate alongwith such high strike rate without any kind if risk ."

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 104/3 after 108 balls.
SK Raina 19 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 3-0-20-0
V Kohli 28 (31b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 98/3 after 101 balls.
SK Raina 18 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-22-1
V Kohli 23 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 90/3 after 96 balls.
V Kohli 20 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-15-0
SK Raina 14 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 87/3 after 89 balls.
SK Raina 12 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-14-1
V Kohli 19 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Looks like the players are taking a drink so I'll hand back to Sreshth for the next phase of this interesting match.

WATCH - Buttler's outstanding catch to dismiss Rahul (India only)

Saleem : "Just curiously looking at the Top Batting and Top Bowling Average, only to find 20 out of 25 Batsmen, 8 out of 25 Bowlers respectively, are from this DECADE. Are the pitches too flat or Bowlers too flat? What is your opinion on this Mr Commentator?" Good era to be a batsman in white-ball cricket!

End of over 14. 12 runs this over. 82/3 after 84 balls.
V Kohli 17 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-12-0
SK Raina 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Tapash: "What is the Umpire holding? A transparent shield?" It's the Ox-block. (Helps protect him from straight drives. He invented it himself)

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 70/3 after 78 balls.
V Kohli 10 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-9-1
SK Raina 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Rohit gave Wood the charge, and lost his bails (India only)

End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 64/3 after 71 balls.
V Kohli 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 6-0-29-1
SK Raina 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sarvesh: "Shaping up to be a replica of Natwest Final chase.. An early collapse followed by a partnership. Similar target." The anniversary of which was yesterday

End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 61/3 after 66 balls.
SK Raina 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-4-1
V Kohli 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Willey's rapid fifty that took England past 300 which is now looking a promising total (India only)

England in a golden little spell now...Suresh Raina the new man

Lion : "Think that was an obvious ploy from England. Dhawan likes to play it there, so good tactics from England. This could test India's middle order and lower order now... "

End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 57/2 after 60 balls.
S Dhawan 36 (30b 6x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 5-0-26-1
V Kohli 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Well, things have changed a little towards the end of that Powerplay. India jolted after a comfortable start

End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 52/1 after 54 balls.
V Kohli 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 5-0-31-1
S Dhawan 32 (25b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Devine: "Ha! Was just starting to wonder if India would make it to 50 without losing a wicket, and BAM! Spectator's there such a thing?"

Virat Kohli at No. 3...a chance to stamp his mark on Lord's

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 49/0 after 48 balls.
S Dhawan 31 (24b 5x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 4-0-21-0
RG Sharma 15 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Doosra: "When will England stop selecting Wood. He is clearly short of pace and fails to either swing or move the ball off the wicket. In short be is a liability opening the bowling." Not a fan?

End of over 7. 11 runs this over. 45/0 after 42 balls.
RG Sharma 13 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 4-0-28-0
S Dhawan 29 (20b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Getting away from England

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 34/0 after 36 balls.
RG Sharma 9 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-17-0
S Dhawan 22 (17b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Afaq: "Hi Andrew, hope u r enjoying an un characteristically sunny english summer. Considering pitch and their bowling line up, do you reckon Eng has got par score or are they short?" Amazing to think 320 is below par but, yes, reckon 30 short

End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 28/0 after 30 balls.
S Dhawan 17 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 3-0-17-0
RG Sharma 8 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Dawid Malan on as sub

End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 17/0 after 23 balls.
RG Sharma 8 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-10-0
S Dhawan 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Moiz: "Why is a guy who averages over 40 in both Test cricket and ODIs even part of the team let alone opening the bowling. Or have the selectors at the ECB mistaken those for batting averages?"

End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 16/0 after 18 balls.
RG Sharma 8 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 2-0-7-0
S Dhawan 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Rohit: "This is getting ridiculously difficult to manage. Belgium vs England, India vs England and Djokovic vs Nadal. Cricinfo helping me monitor 2 of them at a time!"

End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 11/0 after 12 balls.
S Dhawan 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-9-0
RG Sharma 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Mukunth: "Wasn't there a tickle on the 5th ball of the first over? No appeal whatsoever!" Nothing on Snicko

Akash: "Ball 2 and Ball 5, my heart was in my mouth as I heard a nick sound. Am I the only one who heard this?" Clicky shoes!

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 5 balls.
RG Sharma 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 1-0-1-0
S Dhawan 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Gaurav sethi: "England are 50 runs short. A flat track , no seam, no swing, no spin. Selfish batting from root." Well, fair enough!

RG SharmaB MA Wood15262057.69
S DhawanC BA Stokes B DJ Willey363060120
V KohliLBW MM Ali45562080.36
KL RahulC JC Buttler B LE Plunkett0200-
SK RainaB AU Rashid46631073.02
MS DhoniC BA Stokes B LE Plunkett37592062.71
HH PandyaC JC Buttler B LE Plunkett21221095.45
UT YadavSt. JC Buttler AU Rashid0200-
Kuldeep Yadavnot out 8260030.77
S KaulLBW LE Plunkett120050
YS ChahalC BA Stokes B DJ Willey121220100
Total 236/10
MA Wood5.003116.2
DJ Willey10.004824.8
LE Plunkett10.014644.6
BA Stokes5.002905.8
MM Ali10.004214.2
AU Rashid10.003823.8