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England v India: Classic encounters on English soil

Sky Sports – Nasser Hussain reminds the watching media of his position in the batting order in the 2002 NatWest Final against India

England and India do battle once again, with a three-match ODI series getting underway at Trent Bridge on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12pm.

Summary

  • Nasser Hussain reminds the watching media of his position in the batting order in the 2002 NatWest Final against India England and India do battle once again, with a three-match ODI series getting underway at Trent Bridge on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12pm.
  • Mascarenhas magic in veinSixth ODI, The Oval, September 2007 Dimi Mascarenhas smacks five sixes in a row in the final over against India at The Oval A week on from that Old Trafford win, the seesawing 2007 ODI series came to the capital for the sixth game of seven – England holding a 3-2 lead and looking to close things out, having missed the opportunity to do so in the fifth game at Headingley.
  • After being set 281 to win at Lord’s, England were struggling at 173-5 with the loss of Ben Stokes – in his debut series – for just seven, but Bopara stuck in there and was nearing a maiden ODI century as the hosts needed only five runs to win from the final two overs.
  • It looked like that had played perfectly into England’s hands as they reduced India to a more than manageable 129-7 which, given the strength of their T20 power-hitting as we’ve witnessed first-hand during the recently completed three-match series, was some feat – Bopara popping up again, this time with the ball to take 3-20 from his four overs.
  • As evident by those Bopara figures, pace off the ball was the order of the day and, on a dry, worn Edgbastion surface, India’s spinners had their way with England – Ravi Ashwin taking 2-15, Ravi Jadeja 2-24 – in first reducing them to 46-4 inside nine overs.


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