Player of the Match
Player of the Match
76dThe Report by Sidharth Monga at the WACA

England through to final, India winless on tour

England made heavy weather of a small target on a WACA pitch of yore, making their way to the final against Australia on Sunday and keeping India winless on their tour of Australia

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JWA Taylor
82(122) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 7 4 8 17 8 9 24
AM Rahane
73(101) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
9 2 15 13 3 6 10 15

Best performances - Bowlers

STR Binny
O8
M0
R33
W3
Eco4.12
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
ST Finn
O10
M0
R36
W3
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

Time for the presentation:

James Taylor is the Man of the Match: Delighted with the win and to make the finals, but credit to Buttler as well. I was trying to concentrate when wickets fell, was struggling a bit and Buttler played an outstanding innings. I've been waiting to get some opportunities and trying to get my side over the line and managed to do that today. I knew if I was there till the end we were going to be around thereabouts. Decent cricket wicket to be fair and the bounce was interesting.

Dhoni: When we started batting I thought we did decent with the new ball and a bit more runs initially would have helped. Good bowling and poor selection of shots led to the low score and 40-50 more runs would have helped. I don't think the wicket played a factor but the English bowlers extract more from these conditions. We have to look at our attack keeping in mind the balance of the side. Two spinners suit us because Ashwin and Jadeja, and Ashwin and Axar can bat a bit while three seamers and a spinner weakens our batting, it's a Catch-22 situation. Playing an extra seamer weakens the batting and even leads to a slow over rate. We will be ready for the Pakistan match and the next few days will be helpful to switch off for some time and freshen up. Test series trains you a lot and we need to get our confidence back in the ODIs.

Eoin Morgan: We made it difficult for ourselves and both sides battled with the conditions. If guys got themselves then there was going to be an opportunity. The guys showed that they are ruthless once they set in, especially Buttler and Taylor. Buttler is excellent and there's more to come. We have gone from strength to strength and our bowling has done well, building blocks on our way to the World Cup.

That's all we have from this match, tune in again on Sunday for the final between Australia and England, and the World Cup shall follow soon after. Until then, goodbye and good luck!

6.55pm England win it by three wickets after being in trouble early on and make it to the series final. Their openers made low scores, middle order hardly contributed anything but James Taylor fought it out with a gritty fifty, accompanied by Jos Buttler. Both got out in the end, but had steered their team to a comfortable position by then. India fought for some time considering they were defending 200, but it wasn't enough on this pitch and with this attack.

India finish the tour winless and will ready themselves for the World Cup now. A lot of questions to answer - opening combination, middle-order worries, new-ball attack, the list may not end. This was their last ODI before the major event and will have to look for answers somehow in the next two weeks.

46.6
1nb
Jadeja to Woakes, 1 no ball, flighted outside off, driven through the covers and that's no ball too, England have sealed the win
46.5
1
Jadeja to Broad, 1 run, turning in towards off stump, worked down to long on for one and that's 200, England go through to the final

Pavan: "Still Binny not in a picture. What are you doing Captain?"

46.4
1
Jadeja to Woakes, 1 run, towards off again, he goes back to turn it to leg for one
46.3
0
Jadeja to Woakes, no run, brings it in towards off, Woakes blocks it back
46.2
1
Jadeja to Broad, 1 run, turning in towards the pads, tucked to deep backward square leg for one
46.1
1
Jadeja to Woakes, 1 run, pushes the length delivery towards cover, one more

JSK: "what if this is a tie ? Who advances ?" England will go through

Creaming India

2

Number of 50s for James Taylor in 2 games against India this series. He scored 0 & 5 in the two games against Australia.

Looking up for India

3

Number of times that India have avoided defeat at Perth (2 wins, 1 tie) after setting the opposition a target of 210 runs or less

Always been a struggle

5

Number of times in 11 ODIs that India have been bowled out for 200 runs or less in Perth.

A while coming

29

Overs since Stuart Broad's last ODI wicket before he dismissed Ambati Rayudu. That came in West Indies in March 2014.

Too many bunnies

3

Number of times that Moeen Ali has dismissed Suresh Raina, more than any other batsman

Can Rahane push on?

34

Number of times that an overseas opener has made a 50+ score at Perth, but that includes only one centurion (Greenidge, 1987)

A bunny in the making?

3

Number of times that Woakes has dismissed Dhawan. He has only dismissed Thisara Perera more often, 4 times.

Series Best

28

Total runs for India's first wicket in the first three ODIs of this series. The stands were worth 3 (v Aus), 1 (v Eng) and 24 (v Aus).