India vs England 4th ODI Highlights Cricket At Bangalore

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Watch cricket highlights from Bangalore - England vs India - the Fourth One Day game in the 2008 ODI series.

Scoreline: India won the game and the series (4-0 at this point). 22 over rain curtailed game. India: 166/4. England 178 (D/L target 198). Virender Sehwag 69 (57), Yuvraj Singh 25 (11). Owais Shah 72 (48) Flintoff 41 (30) Zaheer Khan: 5 overs–20-2

Brief Highlights also available in video: Tendulkar came in place of Rohit Sharma and opened with Sehwag. The first set of highlights are mostly about Sehwag though. One amazing aspect of Sehwag’s knock was that the first ball of the match went for 4 and the first ball after the game was reduced to 22 overs went for six. Yuvraj came in and hit sixes at will. The revised D/Lewis target for England could have been worse – if India didn’t lose 3 wickets in the 5 overs they came out to play.

England began much the way they did during the Stanford T20 Final. – conservatively, with Bopara and Bell opening. The first six powerplay overs (4 + 2 – fielding side PP) got a pathetic 21 runs, that in hindsight was the difference. However, Owais Shah who used up a portion of that powerplay was instrumental in getting England within striking distance in partnership with Flintoff. Shah seemed to feed off the Indian pacers having a go at him and until the 16th over England looked well with it.

The 16th, 17th and 18th overs bowled by Yuvraj Singh (clouted heavily earlier), Zaheer Khan and Ishanth Sharma pretty much ended things with not too much scored and both Flintoff and Shah out soon after.

Zaheer Khan was brilliant and was given charge to set fields during the batting powerplay overs. His 5 overs for just 20 were themselves all PP overs.

All that was good about Dhoni as Captain during the T20 World Cup was once again back today.

Other included Moments: An intended relay-throw has only one conspirator and results in a four. Yuvraj guffaws.

Dhoni gives Gambhir (who had a shaky-fielding day) his gloves after Gambhir juggles around with a catch.

Rain-interruption garble: Play will resume at 9:15 pm IST. 22 over game. Possibly England's best chance to get back into the series, though Sehwag and Yuvraj to follow with a 5 remaining overs license could yet be a tough task ahead (England's best bowlers can't bowl as they're through with the 4 overs quota). Will Flintoff open with Bell and what can Pietersen do. For the sake of an exciting game of cricket, hope they don't do a Stanford T20.

Tendulkar came in place of Rohit Sharma and opened with Sehwag. These highlights are mostly about Sehwag though.

Prematch: Sachin Tendulkar will rejoin India for the rest of the ODI series and Suresh Raina/Rohit Sharma look likely to miss the game. Apart from that, Dhoni was involved in needless controversy over leaked information that he had allegedly threatened to quit over the axing of RP Singh (replaced by Irfan Pathan). What's more interesting however, is the return of Tendulkar and the position he bats. In all likelehood he'll open with Sehwag, with Gambhir coming 1 down and Yuvraj Singh in next.

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