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London, Sep 16: Now you can follow live cricket scores from Cardiff where India playing its final one day international cricket match against England.
Leading 2-0 against India, England is waiting to clean sweep ODI also with 3-0 result. But Dhoni led India want give fitting farewell to 'wall' Rahul Dravid, who is playing his last ODI.
Pitch report: Overcast conditions. Typical Cardiff wicket. Looks very flat, although there is grass. A bat first wicket and under lights it will swing says Wasim Akram. According to him, if India win the toss should bat first.
Rahul Dravid: I wasn't part of the WC winning side in 2011. So that's one box I didn't tick. I played with lots of players for a long time and it was great to see India winning. I knew it was a critical opportunity. I got a chance after a magnificent test series against NZ in 1999 and I stayed back. I made a hundred in the first game at Taupo. Then I went to World Cup in England and made runs. Those six months in my mind established that I could've a successful ODI career. My wicket-keeping skills helped me in extending my career. It made more fitter and I concentrated a lot on my fitness from then. I was still able to adapt to the ODI format and play a significant amount of cricket - which is a higlight in itself.
Praveen Kumar is already ruled out of the final ODI. So will that mean a debut ODI chance for Varun Aaron? We will know soon when the toss and the team will be known. Do stay tuned for that.
On a sadder note, we offer our deepest condolences to Ayazuddin, son of former India captain, Mohammad Azharuddin who passed away today. May his soul RIP.
India have already lost in two countries - England and Ireland. Will they at least win a game in Wales? Welcome to the live coverage of the final ODI being played at the Swalec stadium in Cardiff. This is a final chance for India to salvage something from a miserable tour where everything has gone wrong for them. The weather is fine for now, but showers are expected later in the day.
The Indian team has decided to give Rahul Dravid a fitting farewell by gifting him a special souvenir which has been brought in from India. Apparently the Indian team management decided to let Rahul Dravid captain the team for the first 10 overs of the game, to which Dravid politely declined saying the team's interests are paramount rather than him being captain. Shows what a team man he is.
Sept 8th 2007: Rahul Dravid captained India for the last time in ODIs. Sept 16th 2011: Rahul Dravid will play his final ODI for India. Can India gift him a fitting farewell by winning a game on this dreadful tour? Or will Rahul Dravid retire from ODIs with a defeat - which would mean that India would finish an overseas tour without a win for the first time since 1989-90 - when they failed to win a single game against Pakistan.