England vs India 2018: 5 famous ODI wins India achieved against England in England in the 21st century
#5 England vs India (24 August 2007) at Bristol
During their tour of England in 2007, the Indian team won its maiden test series in England under the leadership of Rahul Dravid, and with that confidence took on England in a 7 match ODI series. The one-day series, however did not start on a good note for visitors as they suffered a huge defeat at the hand of the hosts in the 1st ODI at Rose Bowl in Southampton.
After being completely outclassed in the 1st match of the 7 match ODI series, the Indian team took on the hosts in the 2nd ODI at Bristol on 24 August 2007. Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid won the toss and decided to bat first.
The legendary Indian opening duo of Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar justified Dravid's decision to bat first by adding 113 runs for the opening wicket in a quick time. The partnership was finally broken, when Ganguly was dismissed for 39 runs in the 19th over. But, Tendulkar continued to torment the English bowlers and was unlucky to be dismissed one run short of a magnificent hundred, as he was dismissed for 99 runs by Andrew Flintoff in the 32nd over.
Rahul Dravid, who came into bat after the dismissal of Tendulkar scored a quickfire unbeaten 92 runs of just 63 balls, and along with meaningful contribution from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni helped India score of 329/7 in their allotted 50 overs. For England, Andrew Flintoff was the most successful bowler as he picked up 5 wickets for 56 runs in his 10 overs.
Chasing a huge target of 330 runs, all the top five English batsmen got off to a good start, but except Ian Bell none of them carried on to score a big one. Bell's dismissal for 64 runs in the 42nd over left England tottering at 240/7 with a difficult 90 runs to get of the final 8 overs.
However, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Stuart Board had other ideas and added 59 runs for the 8th wicket in a quick time to put pressure back on Indian fast bowlers. The partnership finally ended when RP Singh dismissed Mascarenhas for 52 runs in the 49th over, as England fell short by a narrow margin of 9 runs and could only reach 320/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
IND – 329/7 (50) – Sachin Tendulkar 99(112), Rahul Dravid 92*(63), Andrew Flintoff 5/56(10)
ENG – 320/8 (50) – Ian Bell 64(96), Dimitri Mascarenhas 52(39), Piyush Chawla 3/60(10)
Man of the Match – Rahul Dravid