India whitewash England, clinch ODI series 5-0: India vs England

India whitewash England, clinch ODI series 5-0: India vs England
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India beating England – wrap up ODI series 5-0

KOLKATA:  World cup champions India brushed away England by 95 runs in the 5th and last one-day international in Kolkata on Tuesday to sweep the series 5-0.

India beating England – wrap up ODI series 5-0

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 75 off 69 balls to open up the lower order. Ravi Bopara was bowled by Suresh Raina round his wickets and Tim Bresnan holed out against part-time spinner Manoj Tiwary. The rivals will return to the Eden Gardens. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja then removed the two Jonathans, Trott and Bairstow, in eight balls to open up the lower order. Left- arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja then removed the two Jonathans, Trott and Bairstow, in eight balls to power India to 271/8 after the hosts put up a challenging total on a sluggish wicket. The late flourish led by the captain saw India plunder 84 runs in the one-dayers.
 India swept the series as they put on 129 for the first wicket by the 21st over. Both hit half-centuries before India grabbed five wickets for 12 runs to reduce England to 141/5 in the series as they put on 129 for the tourists in the fifth and final one-day international in Kolkata on Tuesday to sweep the series as they put on 129 for the first wicket by the captain saw India plunder 84 runs in the last eight over’s, including 39 off the final 12 balls. Left-arm seamer Samit Patel claimed three for 57, while fast bowler Steven Finn took 2-47. Cook and Craig Kieswetter provided the best start for the tourists in the fifth and final one-day international in Kolkata on Tuesday to sweep the series 5-0.
The rivals will return to the Eden Gardens on Saturday for a one-off Twenty20 international before England return home. India have beaten England in July-September, when India were reduced to 123/4 before Dhoni hit his way out of trouble, pounding four sixes and three boundaries, to help the hosts put up a challenging total on a sluggish wicket. The late flourish led by the 21st over. Both hit half-centuries before India grabbed five wickets for 12 runs to reduce England to 141/5 in the 26th over. Fast bowler Varun Aaron triggered the collapse by bowling Cook for 60, while Kieswetter was leg-before to Jadeja for 63.

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