India vs England ODI: M S Dhoni loses yet another match as both bowlers, batsmen fail

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The 50 was raised in the 7th over before there was a minor scare when Gambhir narrowly made it home after sprinting for a second run to deep square leg.

But the advent of double off-spin in the form of Tredwell and Joe Root brought down the run-rate a bit and in their eagerness to up the tempo both openers fell.

Rahane was the first to go when he failed to reach the pitch of the ball after stepping out to Tredwell and lofted a catch to long off to the 57th ball he faced.

Tredwell sent back Gambhir soon after the left handed batsman had surged to his half century and the Indian 100 had come through a catch at short mid wicket when the batsman flicked the off-spinner.

From 96 for no loss, things became tougher for the hosts at 102 for 2 in the 19th over and at the end of the 20th India were 104 for 2, eight runs off their rivals' score at the same stage. By the halfway stage, the difference was nine in favour of England.

India fell further behind when Kohli departed for 15, edging one to wicketkeeper Keiswetter off Tim Bresnan leaving home team at a difficult 138 for 3. It was the Delhi batsman's 4th failure in as many innings.

owever, Yuvraj put India ahead in the next five by launching an all-out attack on Dernbach and hitting the medium pacer for three successive leg side fours in the 28th over and another in the 30th to race to his 50 in 38 balls, containing a six -- a leg side heave off Bresnan - and eight fours.

At the end of the 30th over, India had moved ahead to 176 for 3 in comparison to England's 167 for 1.

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