Indian team celebrate a dismissal in the fourth ODI © Getty Images
Indian team celebrate a dismissal in the fourth ODI © Getty Images

Sep 5, 2014

India face England in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at Headingley on Friday. The visitors will look to win the match in order to complete a 4-0 series sweep. Read the preview of the match here.

Ajinkya Rahane‘s maiden One-Day International (ODI) ton and Shikhar Dhawan‘s unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 31 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India clinched the series 3-0.

The pressure was on England and it has only intensified with this victory. This was complete humiliation at the hands of India. The bowlers did not allow the hosts to get going and then the openers made a mockery of their bowling plans. India would mark ticks in most boxes for this match and would be a delighted with the comprehensive victory.

 

Squads:

England: Alastair Cook (c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, James Tredwell, Jos Buttler (wk).

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Stuart Binny.

 

Catch the Live Blog of the match here

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the 5th ODI between India and England here

Complete coverage of India’s tour to England here