Ind vs Eng, 4th ODI Cricket Video Highlights Online Free
England 220 (46.1 ov)
India 76/3 (19.4 ov)
India require another 145 runs with 7 wickets and 30.2 overs remaining
England's weakness against spin cost them for the third time in this series as they unravelled from a strong position to post an underwhelming total on a slow pitch affording generous turn. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took 5 for 79 in 20 overs between them after Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen had built on England's quickest start of the series.
After Vinay Kumar had broken the 73-run stand between Trott and an uncharacteristically subdued Pietersen, Jadeja and Ashwin worked their way through a clueless England middle order, striking thrice in six overs. Tim Bresnan took the score past 200 with a run-a-ball 45 but England were dismissed with 23 deliveries remaining when fast bowler Varun Aaron bowled Bresnan to finish with three wickets on debut.
England's middle order tried to sweep and slog-sweep their way out of trouble, but Pietersen was one of three batsmen to fall on the shots, though the substitute fielder Manoj Tiwary was responsible for sending him back with a diving catch after running across from deep midwicket.
Ravi Bopara missed one from Jadeja to be caught in front and Jonny Bairstow's disappointing series continued when he was bowled by a ripper that pitched on leg and turned to hit off stump. Samit Patel and Bresnan tried to salvage something from 145 for 6 but Patel slog-swept Ashwin straight to deep midwicket in another disappointing batting Powerplay for England.
Aaron, who had consistently hovered above 140 kph on debut, came back to run through the lower order, hitting the stumps thrice, the last of which straightened past Bresnan's outside edge to clip the top of off, with England looking well short of a challenging total on a turning pitch without Graeme Swann.
Things hadn't looked as gloomy for England when Pietersen and Trott accumulated solidly in a steady partnership that helped them recover after Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter departed off successive deliveries.
Though Pietersen went hard at deliveries and mistimed his strokes at times, Trott kept the runs flowing, cutting Jadeja three times to the deep point boundary. Trott welcomed Vinay's second spell with a cracking drive that beat sweeper cover easily but was dismissed two deliveries later. Pietersen continued to find the field and the India spinners soon got on top, yet again.