Sunday, 23 October 2011

Aaron, Ashwin bowl stop England at 220

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) England failed to capitalise on a good start and were bowled out for 220 by a disciplined Indian attack in the fourth ODI at the Wankhede Stadium here Sunday.
Electing to bat, England were given a flying start by openers Alastair Cook (10) and Craig Kieswetter (29) but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals to get all out in 46.2 overs.

The visitors' fallibility against spin was once against exposed with Ravichandran Ashwin (3-38) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-41) picking five wickets among themselves on a slow turner. They were well complemented by debutant pacer Varun Aaron, who picked three for 24.
England started off with two successive maidens but captain Cook and Kieswetter soon started scoring at a fast clip to put up 39 runs in 5.6 overs.
Kieswetter came specially hard on R. Vinay Kumar, smashing him for a six and two fours in the fourth over, forcing the Indian skipper Mahendera Singh Dhoni to replace the pacer with off-spinner Ashwin.
The lanky spinner's first five deliveries were hammered for 15 runs by Kieswetter, but Ashwin, on the last ball, trapped Cook leg before with a straighter one to end the over on a high.
England slumped to 39/2 within two balls as Praveen Kumar slammed a low delivery into Kieswetter's pad to get him leg before.
Jonathan Trott (39) and Kevin Pietersen (41) looked to build on the start with their 73-run third wicket stand but Vinay Kumar, back for his second spell, castled Trott's stumps to separate the two.
Pietersen, a bit subdued on the slow surface didn't last long and pulled a ball from Ashwin straight into the hands of substitute fielder Manoj Tiwary.
Jadeja and Ashwin then ran through the middle order, striking thrice in six overs.
Tim Bresnan, with run-a-ball 45, pushed the score past 200 but Aaron, bowling consistently at 140 kph, knocked off the bails of the lower order thrice to dismiss the visitors with 23 balls remaining.

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