India vs England 3rd Test at Kolkata, 05 Dec, 2012

Toss: India, who chose to bat first
England won by 7 wickets
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India, who chose to bat first
England 41/3 in 12.1 Overs
Current Run rate: 3.37

India 316/10 (105) & 247/10 (84.4)

England 523/10 (167.3) & 41/3 (12.1)

Player of the Match: AN Cook
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
9
30
1
0
30
2
105
37
35.00
28
28
4
0
100
81
5549
235
46.24
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
6.1
1
31
2
5.03
10
55
6/31
30.23
6
3
10
1
1.67
18
89
6/47
30.46
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Current Partnership: 33 runs, 7.5 overs, RR: 4.21 (IR Bell, Nick Compton )
Last Wicket: KP Pietersen 0(5)

Over 13.0  

It took less than an hour for England to wrap up an inevitable victory in the Third Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The visitors humbled India for a 7-wicket win to take a crucial series lead of 2-1. The match would have been over yesterday evening itself but for R Ashwin and the support he got from no.10 and no.11.

Ashwin, this morning struck two sweet boundaries to get to 91 and was fancying his chances of scoring a 2nd Test century. However, he was stranded on the same score, unbeaten though as Pragyan Ojha got bowled by a beauty from Anderson. It was a short of length delivery which angled in but held its line to take a thin nick which also took the off stump bail before reaching the keeper. India were bowled out for 247 in 84.4 overs to leave England a target of 41.
A cakewalk was expected for England but there was a flutter of sorts as they went onto lose three early wickets. Skipper Cooper started the slide by overconfidently giving the charge to Ashwin for big shot and was beaten out of his crease by a widish turner for a stumping in the first over. Pragyan Ojha in the 4th over trapped Trott infront of off with an arm ball which beat a forward defence. Ashwin then got a straighter one to force an outside edge from Pietersen to the keeper.

England after those three wickets showed some caution before getting to the target in 12.1 overs. Skipper Alastair Cook got the Man of the Match for his outstanding knock of 190 in the first innings.
12.1
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So that is it, England win the Third Test at Kolkata by 7 wickets to lead the 4-match Series 2-1.
Over 12.1 R Ashwin bowls a flighted delivery to IR Bell, 1 run, gets forward and flicks it behind squareleg for one.
End of Over 12 (5 runs)   England 40/3

Nick Compton 9/30 PP Ojha 6-3-10-1
IR Bell 27/27

11.6
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Over 11.6 PP Ojha bowls a quicker arm ball to Nick Compton , no runs, nearly a run out as Compton wanted to finish off the game! He went back and pushed it straight to backward point, wanted a single and was sent back rightly.
11.5
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Over 11.5 PP Ojha bowls a quicker arm ball to Nick Compton , no runs, gets forward and defends it to the bowler.
11.4
0
Over 11.4 PP Ojha bowls a flighted delivery to Nick Compton , no runs, comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler.
11.3
0
Over 11.3 PP Ojha bowls it flat in the air to Nick Compton , no runs, gets forward and defends it to the bowler.
11.2
1
Over 11.2 PP Ojha bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, 1 run, goes back and flicks it through squareleg for one to level the scores.
11.1
4
Over 11.1 PP Ojha bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, quickly rocks back and cuts that fiercely through point for a Boundary!
End of Over 11 (5 runs)   England 35/3

IR Bell 22/25 R Ashwin 6-1-30-2
Nick Compton 9/26

10.6
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Over 10.6 R Ashwin bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, 1 run, gets forward and flicks it off his pads behind squareleg for one. Six more runs to win.
10.5
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Over 10.5 R Ashwin bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, no runs, gets forward and defends it to shortleg.
10.4
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Over 10.4 R Ashwin bowls a flighted delivery to IR Bell, no runs, goes back and works it to shortleg.
10.3
4
Over 10.3 R Ashwin bowls a flighted delivery to IR Bell, stretches forward and drives it through extra covers for a Boundary!
10.2
0
Over 10.2 R Ashwin bowls a flighted delivery to IR Bell, no runs, gets forward and drives it wristily to mid on.
10.1
0
Over 10.1 R Ashwin bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, no runs, gets forward and defends it to silly point.
End of Over 10 (1 runs)   England 30/3

Nick Compton 9/26 PP Ojha 5-3-5-1
IR Bell 17/19

9.6
0
Over 9.6 PP Ojha bowls a quicker arm ball to Nick Compton , no runs, gets forward and defends it to covers.
9.5
1
Over 9.5 PP Ojha bowls it flat in the air to IR Bell, 1 run, gets forward and glides it through squareleg for one.
9.4
0
Over 9.4 PP Ojha bowls a flighted delivery to IR Bell, no runs, gets forward and defends it to silly point.