Shikhar Dhawan © Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawan © Getty Images

Sep 5, 2014

India will take on England for one last time in the 5th One-Day International (ODI) of the ODI series at Headingley on Friday. India have already clinched the series with a game to spare and they will be eyeing a clean sweep. England suffered a nine wicket defeat in the fourth ODI at Edgbaston. Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan took on the English bowling attack and tore them apart. Catch the live blog of the match here

India have now won eight matches in a row on English soil, following their triumph in the 2013 Champions Trophy. In the process, MS Dhoni became India’s most successful ODI captain with 91 victories. Catch the live score and ball by ball commentary of the 5th ODI between India and England here

India looks like a settled line-up, though with the series in the bag it presents and ideal opportunity to give the likes of Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Karn Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Murali Vijay a chance to show their wares. Suresh Raina and Ajinkya Rahane have been in blistering form, while Shikhar Dhawan’s savage unbeaten 97 in the last game will put to rest the doubts regarding his usefulness in ODIs.

For England, Moeen Ali’s excellent fifty was a lesson in how to dominate spin, but he waged a lone battle. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan threatened to break free, but neither man was able to touch 50 as England crashed to 206 all out. None of their bowlers were able to cause Dhawan and Rahane any trouble, as the two batsmen put on 183 for the first wicket, effectively ending any chance England had of winning. The live streaming of the match can be watched at starsports.com.

Complete coverage of India’s tour to England here