<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="MS Dhoni lauds Rohit Sharma's performance, calls him a 'gifted cricketer'" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130123213602.jpg" title="MS Dhoni lauds Rohit Sharma's performance, calls him a 'gifted cricketer'" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> India won the fourth ODI against England by five wickets at Mohali © PTI</p> </div> <strong>Mohali: Jan 23, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> India skipper <a href="/tags/Mahendra-Singh-Dhon/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhon</a>i on Wednesday lauded the "overall good performance" of his players as they took an unassailable 3-1 lead over England in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series with a comprehensive five-wicket victory in the fourth and penultimate match at Mohali.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Rohit-Sharma-Suresh-Raina-help-India-clinch-series-against-England-at-Mohali/22334" target="_blank">India chased down the 258-run target</a> easily, thanks to some quality bowling and solid batting by the side and Dhoni said it was a good performance.<br /> <br /> "Overall a very good performance. We were right on spot with the new ball. We started off well and didn't let them get off to a quick start," Dhoni said.<br /> <br /> England scored 100 runs off the last 10 overs but Dhoni defended his bowlers, saying that it was a new attack and they will improve with experience.<br /> <br /> "It is new bowling attack, they will learn a lot with more matches under their belt. 100 in 10 overs, it's bound to happen with the new rules. But overall I am happy."<br /> <br /> Asked about <a href="/tags/Rohit-Sharma/post" target="_blank">Rohit Sharma</a>, who initially anchored India's innings by starring in two crucial stands of 52 and 68 with<a href="/tags/Virat-Kohli/post" target="_blank"> Virat Kohli</a> and Raina respectively, Dhoni said, "We all know Rohit is a gifted cricketer and it was a very good performance from him.<br /> <br /> "He is a natural puller of the ball and one cannot bowl too many short deliveries to him. Once he got to his fifty, he converted it to a big one."<br /> <br /> Dhoni was also happy that India fared well in different conditions throughout the five-match series.<br /> <br /> "The conditions have not been typical subcontinental conditions, except Kochi, so the series win has been a good achievement," he said.<br /> <br /> His English counterpart, <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> said it was the fourth wicket partnership of 68 runs off 8.3 overs between opener Rohit and <a href="/tags/Suresh-Raina/post" target="_blank">Suresh Raina</a> which made all the difference in the end. .