India v England, 1st ODI, Hyderabad October 14, 2011

Dhoni and Jadeja crush England

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India 300 for 7 (Dhoni 87*, Raina 61) beat England 174 (Cook 60, Jadeja 3-34) by 126 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

MS Dhoni marked India's homecoming with a brutal innings of 87 not out from 70 balls, before the left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja sparked a dramatic English batting collapse, as the team that failed to win a single international fixture on their recent tour of England returned to form with a crushing 126-run victory at Hyderabad.

Dhoni's performance was his fourth half-century in as many international innings, but whereas the last three had been insufficient to force victory, this performance was more reminiscent of his last performance in a home international - his crushing 91 not out in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka in April.

After winning his first toss in six attempts against England, Dhoni chose to bat first on a slow surface, but India were struggling on 139 for 4 after 34 overs before he and Suresh Raina turned on the after-burners as a further 161 were added in the final third of the innings. As had regularly been the case in England, he started cautiously against a disciplined attack, and had reached 5 from 18 balls before belting his first boundary, from Ravi Bopara, to signal India's late charge.

In total, Dhoni belted 10 fours and one six in his innings, the latter coming from a trademark helicopter flick off Steven Finn in the penultimate over of the innings. Finn had started his day's work with impressive pace and accuracy, and should have had a first-over wicket when Jonathan Trott dropped a sitter off Ajinkya Rahane at second slip - a moment that only the 26,000 crowd were able to witness, thanks to a TV rights dispute that caused a three-over blackout. But Finn finished with the bruised figures of 1 for 67 in nine overs, with his solitary wicket that of Raina in his seventh over, moments after he had been battered for another six over long-on.

Raina, whose brutality against the full length ball was a sight to behold, crunched 61 from 55 balls, with both of his sixes coming from the final four balls of his innings. Like Dhoni, he had opted for circumspection in the early part of his stay, but the longer his 62-run stand for the fifth wicket continued, the more boisterous the Hyderabad crowd became.

It had been a more muted affair in the early part of India's innings. Parthiv Patel was run out at the non-striker's end for 9 as Finn fingertipped a Rahane drive onto the stumps, while Rahane himself had reached 15 from 41 balls when Graeme Swann dragged him out of his crease with his third delivery of the match to give Craig Kieswetter an easy stumping.

In his first match since recovering from concussion, Gautam Gambhir confirmed his fitness with a fluent 32 from 33 balls. However, Jade Dernbach's liquorice allsorts proved hard to pick and tough to get away on the surface, and the slower ball that did for Gambhir was a beauty. It looped up above the batsman's eyeline and dropped sharply to rap his shin in front of leg stump.

At 79 for 3 after 18 overs, the game was very much in the balance. However, England's position could, and probably should, have been even better after 25 overs, when Samit Patel repeated Finn's trick of dropping his fingertips on a straight drive. It was Raina this time who was in peril as the bails were dislodged, but after a lengthy delay for the TV adjudication, he was given the benefit of the doubt by the third umpire, Sudhir Ashani.

In the final analysis, however, it really didn't matter. Though Alastair Cook continued his impressive form as England captain with 60 from 63 balls, his dismissal in the 23rd over of the innings precipated a dramatic collapse at the hands of Jadeja and R Ashwin. England tumbled from 111 for 2 to 134 for 7 in the space of 40 balls, and only Samit Patel (16) and the No. 10, Finn, with a run a ball 18, provided any resistance.

Praveen Kumar, India's star bowler from their ill-fated tour of England, had launched India's defence in fine style, opening up with a maiden to Cook, and he had not conceded a run when he extracted Kieswetter with his eighth delivery, a full-length ball that jagged off the seam to take a thin edge through to Dhoni.

The loss of their top-order powerhitter caused England to rejig their conventional batting order, with Kevin Pietersen emerging at No. 3 ahead of the more staid Trott. The plan looked to be paying off as Pietersen launched his innings with ominous resolve, but having struck three fours in a 28-ball 19, he attempted a quick single to mid-on where Ashwin nailed him with a direct hit.

Trott then appeared at No. 4, and for 13.3 overs he and Cook steadied the innings, adding 71 for the third wicket to give England a solid platform. But then, having brought up his fifty at exactly a run a ball, Cook gave his innings away with a loose clip to deep midwicket off Ravindra Jadeja, and thwacked his pad with his bat in frustration as he left the crease.

Worse was to follow for England two overs later. Trott, whose 26 from 42 balls had been a typically measured performance, attempted an ungainly smear across the line against Jadeja and lost his leg stump, and eight balls later, Ravi Bopara drove loosely at Ashwin and chipped a simple return catch to the bowler.

Jadeja by now was on a roll with the crowd fully behind him, and he extended England's collapse to four wickets in 26 balls when Jonny Bairstow, the hero of the run-chase in Cardiff, last month, also offered up a return catch. His figures after four overs were 3 for 17, and England's unbeaten run against India in 2011 was soon all over.

Andrew Miller is UK editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • IndiaPunjab on October 17, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Too the england fan who said other day; indias batsman like rahane and kohli have reached their limit and wont get any bettor unlike bairstrow. LOOOOOOOOOOOL !!!! Kohli just hit yet another 100 despite his young age! Kohli is an outstanding talent as proven AGAIN. Amount of 100s he has already in ODI cricket puts most englands batsman to shame considering amount of games and their age. I live in egland and england are my 2nd team BUT, some of the stuff england fans are coming out with is comical. Englands last 15 odis in india, drawn 1, won 1, lost 13. LOL . After 1 good summer they talked about becoming an australia or west indies. Them 2 dominated all forms of the game, not lose by 10 wickets in wc quarter final and have records such as 5th in odi rankings and won 1 in last 15 in india.

  • kristee on October 17, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    Sundar Subramaniam, such backtracking is unheard of in sports. And no further comments!

    Kritika Prasad, your cricket knowledge is great! England's away win in Oz as well as their whitewashing of India were both under Flower. India barely reached 300 once in that series. ODI is not true cricket. It's another matter England excelled them at home in that format as well.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 17, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    @wazza85, I agree with you. SA is a wonderful team and so is Srilanka with the Legends Sanga and Mahela. I don't mean to diss them. I was just mentioning the present and former world champions (2007). India achieved the feat both at home and abroad. Australia didn't achieve that feat as yet. Nothing against SA. So, let us not read toomuch into the mauling that England is being dished out or India's closely contested losses to England in the less than favourable conditions (weather) in the recent England series in ODIs. They are a decent side but not in the league of India and Australia in ODIs. But they can be a handful on any day, provided they do somethings right. They need to bring in the awesome Ian Bell to stand a chance against The Champs. He is a class act. England got it wrong even in the second ODI. I hope Bell gets his rightful place from the 3rd ODI onwards. Otherwise, this series is already getting pretty boring. Can't wait for it to just finish and get over with.

  • yug20 on October 17, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    What a comprehensive 2-0 win..... Cant see this english team doing much here if they can't even send half the side back to the pavillion..... efinately a 5-0 in cards at the end of the series.... only rain can save them now.. hahahhaha....... its becoming a boring series.... can we have ireland playing the next 3 matches??? at least they will give a fight than this english team..hahahahaha

  • Bang_La on October 17, 2011, 15:39 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas: "But it is to their credit that they beat World Champs India in the last series, though in some dubious conditions." Oh right! When India loose, its always in some dubious conditions, what a joke! Never metion knee-jerk syndrome and epidemic "injury" when there are fast bowling and bounces on hard pitch, hahahaha.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 17, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    @5wombats, wonder what the skewed definition of a dead pitch is! Batsmen getting foxed by spin, variable bounce and the straighter ones, assisting spinners is a dead pitch? eh?; it seems. Bad propaganda and misinformation being spread unapologetically. Can't even bat 50 overs on a 'dead' pitch? eh?. Improve your batting skills instead of calling challenging spinning pitches as dead pitches. If these challenging, spinning tracks are 'dead' then why are the nice, monotonous, ball coming onto the bat pitches of England not dead and flat? Once you have a good back foot play, those are the deadest of dead tracks. Isn't it? Just a thought.

  • wazza85 on October 17, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    Dravid_Gravitas, India and Australia are not only the good teams in the word which you make them sound like. SA are a good side or even Sri Lanka they are a champion side too they gave India a run although India won the WC. if a team is to be a real Champion side they should be consistent. thats why Australia was a Champion side for so many years. well India has to prove them selves in the future series.

  • wazza85 on October 17, 2011, 10:39 GMT

    mate, India is a good side at home but away it depends. the only reason they won the WC is home conditions. but they can be defeated away from home. however, they are a good team that has determination.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 17, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    @ all the members who are flogging England - please understand that England has never been a good ODI side let alone being great. Their record speaks for itself. They haven't won world cup up until now though it was held in their own backyard several times. Got canned 6-1 by a weak Australian side recently. But it is to their credit that they beat World Champs India in the last series, though in some dubious conditions. So, please give credit where it is due. Though they are still a decent side, they are not in the league of World Champs like India or former world champs like Australia; and credit should be given to them for beating us in at least their own backyard and now they are trying to win in the back yard of World Champs. If they can get their team right, they can be a handful on any day. If I were England's Captain, Bell will be my go to man. Always. And what's the matter with you English fans? You guys have nothing to say about the non-inclusion of Bell? Strange!

  • on October 17, 2011, 7:20 GMT

    @sportsmanspirit. Stop living in past LOL. Ashes is past. And a certain Fletcher who was your *coach* that time is now ours. We can brag about 1983 World Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy and 2011 World Cup. Beat that. If you can hang onto one thing, we have many credentials to enlist. And yeah.. jog your memory.. huh.. was the last one at Cardiff, where India scored 306. And yours is not dead pitches, they are *cow grazing meadows*.

  • IndiaPunjab on October 17, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Too the england fan who said other day; indias batsman like rahane and kohli have reached their limit and wont get any bettor unlike bairstrow. LOOOOOOOOOOOL !!!! Kohli just hit yet another 100 despite his young age! Kohli is an outstanding talent as proven AGAIN. Amount of 100s he has already in ODI cricket puts most englands batsman to shame considering amount of games and their age. I live in egland and england are my 2nd team BUT, some of the stuff england fans are coming out with is comical. Englands last 15 odis in india, drawn 1, won 1, lost 13. LOL . After 1 good summer they talked about becoming an australia or west indies. Them 2 dominated all forms of the game, not lose by 10 wickets in wc quarter final and have records such as 5th in odi rankings and won 1 in last 15 in india.

  • kristee on October 17, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    Sundar Subramaniam, such backtracking is unheard of in sports. And no further comments!

    Kritika Prasad, your cricket knowledge is great! England's away win in Oz as well as their whitewashing of India were both under Flower. India barely reached 300 once in that series. ODI is not true cricket. It's another matter England excelled them at home in that format as well.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 17, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    @wazza85, I agree with you. SA is a wonderful team and so is Srilanka with the Legends Sanga and Mahela. I don't mean to diss them. I was just mentioning the present and former world champions (2007). India achieved the feat both at home and abroad. Australia didn't achieve that feat as yet. Nothing against SA. So, let us not read toomuch into the mauling that England is being dished out or India's closely contested losses to England in the less than favourable conditions (weather) in the recent England series in ODIs. They are a decent side but not in the league of India and Australia in ODIs. But they can be a handful on any day, provided they do somethings right. They need to bring in the awesome Ian Bell to stand a chance against The Champs. He is a class act. England got it wrong even in the second ODI. I hope Bell gets his rightful place from the 3rd ODI onwards. Otherwise, this series is already getting pretty boring. Can't wait for it to just finish and get over with.

  • yug20 on October 17, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    What a comprehensive 2-0 win..... Cant see this english team doing much here if they can't even send half the side back to the pavillion..... efinately a 5-0 in cards at the end of the series.... only rain can save them now.. hahahhaha....... its becoming a boring series.... can we have ireland playing the next 3 matches??? at least they will give a fight than this english team..hahahahaha

  • Bang_La on October 17, 2011, 15:39 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas: "But it is to their credit that they beat World Champs India in the last series, though in some dubious conditions." Oh right! When India loose, its always in some dubious conditions, what a joke! Never metion knee-jerk syndrome and epidemic "injury" when there are fast bowling and bounces on hard pitch, hahahaha.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 17, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    @5wombats, wonder what the skewed definition of a dead pitch is! Batsmen getting foxed by spin, variable bounce and the straighter ones, assisting spinners is a dead pitch? eh?; it seems. Bad propaganda and misinformation being spread unapologetically. Can't even bat 50 overs on a 'dead' pitch? eh?. Improve your batting skills instead of calling challenging spinning pitches as dead pitches. If these challenging, spinning tracks are 'dead' then why are the nice, monotonous, ball coming onto the bat pitches of England not dead and flat? Once you have a good back foot play, those are the deadest of dead tracks. Isn't it? Just a thought.

  • wazza85 on October 17, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    Dravid_Gravitas, India and Australia are not only the good teams in the word which you make them sound like. SA are a good side or even Sri Lanka they are a champion side too they gave India a run although India won the WC. if a team is to be a real Champion side they should be consistent. thats why Australia was a Champion side for so many years. well India has to prove them selves in the future series.

  • wazza85 on October 17, 2011, 10:39 GMT

    mate, India is a good side at home but away it depends. the only reason they won the WC is home conditions. but they can be defeated away from home. however, they are a good team that has determination.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 17, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    @ all the members who are flogging England - please understand that England has never been a good ODI side let alone being great. Their record speaks for itself. They haven't won world cup up until now though it was held in their own backyard several times. Got canned 6-1 by a weak Australian side recently. But it is to their credit that they beat World Champs India in the last series, though in some dubious conditions. So, please give credit where it is due. Though they are still a decent side, they are not in the league of World Champs like India or former world champs like Australia; and credit should be given to them for beating us in at least their own backyard and now they are trying to win in the back yard of World Champs. If they can get their team right, they can be a handful on any day. If I were England's Captain, Bell will be my go to man. Always. And what's the matter with you English fans? You guys have nothing to say about the non-inclusion of Bell? Strange!

  • on October 17, 2011, 7:20 GMT

    @sportsmanspirit. Stop living in past LOL. Ashes is past. And a certain Fletcher who was your *coach* that time is now ours. We can brag about 1983 World Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy and 2011 World Cup. Beat that. If you can hang onto one thing, we have many credentials to enlist. And yeah.. jog your memory.. huh.. was the last one at Cardiff, where India scored 306. And yours is not dead pitches, they are *cow grazing meadows*.

  • on October 17, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    @sportsmanspirit

    If India's objections to DRS were proved to be absurd, why has the ICC backtracked on their decision to make the system mandatory? Also, why has the company that created the system also stated that it isn't happy with the product?

  • 5wombats on October 17, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    @blastu; india are good in india, not other part of the world. india losing streak begins in Zimbabwe, then South Africa in ODI and continues as india suffered in england. india repeatedly gets beaten at home by Australia in ODI (2007, 2009), india lost against england in england(3-0). England have crushed india and india have really tasted the reality, but then they make lame excuse "we don't play our best side", or, "the ball is wet" - even though dew for the team bowling last in india is a problem that they should be used to. @Dravid_Gravitas; LOL. "The skill sets required to bat on the monotonous, dead tracks of England..." Dead, eh? this must be why indian bowlers couldn't take any wickets on them, but England bowlers took a shed load... LOL. There are no deader pitches in the world than those in india and you know it. @Sundar Subramaniam - you are here now bigging up indias first win in 12 attempts against England - but where were you a few weeks ago?

  • wadaplaya on October 17, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    @5wombats As an Aussie here is my take.I'm not saying the english team aren't good. They are very good but they just aren't world beaters. Everybody knows India were severely hampered by injuries (Dhoni was having to bowl in a test match for godsakes!). In the one dayers everytime India looked to be in a good position it started to rain (and not to forget, 9 out of their 11 players from the WC starting line up weren't playing). England played great cricket but you guys need to own up to the fact that you "kicked" the Indians when they were down.

    It's only a matter of time before England loses the number 1 spot coz you guys are sitting ducks in the sub continent(in any format, lol). You played in the WC with your best ODI team and got humilated by Ireland, remembah?.

    If you ask me, SA deserves the number 1 spot. They play very good cricket regardless of the playing condition or the format of the game.

  • on October 17, 2011, 5:18 GMT

    Correction : India held the no.1 test ranking for 20 months, not 10 months as I wrongly stated in my previous post.

  • blastu on October 17, 2011, 4:55 GMT

    @5wombats: before commenting on india team take look about england away series. england is going to prove everyone that they are nothing away from home. india vs england 1st odi match is the best example, atleat india given fight in odi in england without a key player & weather condition supporting to england.what about england ?

  • blastu on October 17, 2011, 4:41 GMT

    @5wombats:- England are good in england, not other part of the world. England losing streak begins in india as india suffered in england(both india & england are good at home). england lost the match against aus(6-1),india lost against england in england(3-0)both the team as to improve a lot. india as to improve in seaming & bounce condition & england as to improve in spinning condition.However it is a payback time for india.come on india come on crush the england team as similar treatment u have recievd in england. now england can taste the losing.

  • kristee on October 17, 2011, 4:22 GMT

    Never ever India's away performance came anywhere near England's at last Ashes. But then, it was unprecedented for even them. Only time will tell how significant it was. But the excuse people's reaction to England's latest defeat is amusing. They would have cited umpteen times a run out decision favoring Raina, if it were an English batter! Incidentally, their objection to DRS was proved absurd; to go by their versions, run out referrals need not continue. And if England's 'dead' pitches had not allowed them to pass 300 even once, it means their batting is crap.

    BTW, Philip Katon, thanks!

  • on October 17, 2011, 3:03 GMT

    @5wombats

    It's much harder to retain the no.1 spot than it is to get there. India held it for about 10 months, only time will tell how long England can. Like I've been saying, England too are only competitive in their backyard. The last time they won a series in India was way back in the 1980's whereas India did win a series in England in 2007. Most cricket teams are much stronger at home than away, the only exceptions being the West Indies team of the 80's and the Australia of the 90's and early 2000's.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 16, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    What would you expect when a complete batsman like Bell can't get selected? It's one thing to be able to play on the predictable one paced, monotonous, grazing fields in England, SA and Australia and a totally different thing to be able to play on the challenging, slow, unpredictable and spinning tracks of India. England are still a decent side but they should give their class acts like Bell the respect he deserves. The skill sets required to bat on the monotonous, dead tracks of England are different from the skill sets required to play on the challenging spin tracks of India.

  • 5wombats on October 16, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    @bigwonder - You got to be kidding me. Its funny how you and other india fans were fantasizing that india were going to beat England in England. We all (most of the world) kept on saying that india can only win in their on backyard and it is now clear - they didn't win a single game. Don't care about the goading and boasting of india fans - we don't believe in name calling. There was a test series in England followed by the ODI which really proved that England deserves #1 Test spot. It also proved beyond any question that india are no good away from home in any format. England found the real weaknesses of india team. Cricinfo published yours so hopefully, cricinfo will publish this comment as well.

  • 5wombats on October 16, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    @Kritika Prasad; you talk about "grace". What a JOKE. You and people like you were most certainly NOT accepting defeat with grace when it was happening to you every week recently. Very few indian people treated Englands crushing wins this summer with any respect. Instead we had; it doesn't count because it's not in india, it doesn't count because this is not indias "A" team, it doesn't count because it's raining, it doesn't count because some of these players were born in South Africa (LOL), it doesn't count because England won the toss, it doesn't count because England lost in 2007, etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah. Strange now that we are in india it somehow does count, and strange that England must accept defeat with grace, even though indian fans didn't. How two-faced and hypocritical is that? What a JOKE. Please publish.

  • bigwonder on October 16, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    @5wombats, Its funny how you and other England fans were fantasizing that England were going to repeat the same results in India. We all (most of the world) kept on saying that England can only win in their on backyard and it is now clear from your comments. Don't care what England calls fans - we don't believe in name calling. Their should have been a test series in India with England following the ODI to really prove that England deserves #1 spot. Without that its only matter of time before we find the real weaknesses of England team. Hopefully, cricinfo will publish this comment as well.

  • on October 16, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    "We will accept defeat with grace". Where has all the grace gone English fans?During England tour, Some fans were crowing that.. We don't have Kevin Peitersen blah blah.. And when he is back in the team, OMG he totally instilled fear in our team.. LOL!:D And your Swann, what did you all say.. World's best spinner. LOL! Figures of our Not so regular all rounder Jadeja was better than him. Ha ha! The worst is yet to come. And yes..bad news for you English fans, Sachin was seen practicing at the MCA nets. The Fireworks have just begun. And Ya.. for all those people who say that India cannot win outside India, We have won 1983 World Cup in your ENGLAND and T20 World Cup in SOUTH AFRICA. And yes, stop gloating about No1 status in Test. Our India had it for 2 years. LOL. Looks difficult for your team to handle it for even 6 months.

  • Nampally on October 16, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    @JG2702: Quite contrary to what you are saying Zaheer left after taking 2 wickets in the first test giving away very few runs. He bowled superbly up to that stage. Kumar took over thereafter. If they had operated in pair, England would have been in serious trouble. India ended up bowling minus one seamer for rest of the test on a seamer's wicket.WK Dhoni had to bowl to supplement the bowlingl.But the most critical point was India started with their opener Sehwag missing. S & Gambhir always give India a solid start. If you look at the Indian middle order batting, it only clicks when the openers perform well. Absence of Sehwag was a major blow and when he did return his shoulder was still not healed & he had not played cricket for 3 months.Each injury has far greater impact than we can put on paper.Confidence, Psychology & mental preparedness besides missing player's talent do matter a lot in cricket.Other injured players left in turn & Ishant played with injured ankle all tests!

  • kevinpp24 on October 16, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    No teams except SL, Pak and few more minnows. Let me give you the list of a few. India - Robin singh (T&T), Aus - Kepler wessels(SA), Khwajah(Pak), NZ - Grant Elliot(SA), WI - Brendon Nash(Aus), SA - Imran Tahir(Pak), Eng - A lot, so nobody can say a word about foreigners in England. To finish it, I expect fans of above countries to give an excuse like "We have only few but England got a lot".

  • on October 16, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    Funny to see english fans claiming their team doesn't have their key players, so india won. Wat about INDIA team? ur lucky to win in eng bcoz most of our key players suffered from injuries. And u cant complete ur 11 without having foriegenrs. u even need indians to to fill up ur 11. our team with mostly india-a players is too good for you.

  • on October 16, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    @sportsmanspirit....u r correct to the best of my knowledge.

  • RandyOZ on October 16, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    Its such a shame that a bowling unit which was initially English is, as with the batting, being invaded by South Africans.

  • RandyOZ on October 16, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    England after crowing all summer have be soundly flogged and that they mentioned themselves in the same sentenace ans Oz ans WI of past was a pure and utter disgrace. They are good at one format and suddenly they are as good as us. Turn it up! The only thing England have to say about us is how worried they are at the quality of our youngsters. Prepare the Ashes urn for another short stay in England!

  • 5wombats on October 16, 2011, 11:04 GMT

    @JG2704 - agreed- it IS ridiculous. Also ridiculous that so many hundreds of india "fans" are here now crowing, with their short memories and poor recent away record.... Where were they they England were giving them the worst hiding in their Test history? In England we would call "fans" like these "fair weather fans". Although in this case - perhaps we should say that they are; "hot weather fans". Maybe we shouldn't use the word "fan" at all? Sooner or later, cricinfo is going to publish one of my replies. Hope it's this one.

  • itsthewayuplay on October 16, 2011, 11:03 GMT

    contd In the past when Tendulkar has been been out of form he gritted his teeth and managed to score important runs. This is probably the 1st series in his great career where he has been out of touch and not made runs. In addition there were unfit players eg Yuvraj, we had a spinner in Mishra who bowled no balls and looked more comfortable batting than bowling and a batter in Raina who was more effective bowling than batting. There's no shame in losing 4-0 if players have given their best but whichever 11 players take the field they must give it their all. Statistically, in a normally distributed population and in a country the size of India, you would expect at the very least 10 adequate players competing for each position. This clearly is not the case so we have to ask ourselves why. Giving reasons for the defeat is not addressing these underlying issues, improving the standards or even finding the next Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman, Kumble, Zaheer if this is at all possible.

  • Navdeep14 on October 16, 2011, 10:50 GMT

    @JG2704- I agree with your comments but Khan really bowl great in 1st test match and his figure 11 for two after 13th over was impressive

  • itsthewayuplay on October 16, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    @Nampally the point for many Indian fans is not who was missing and why but the manner of the defeat in the tests. Bowlers showing absolutely no consistency in any aspect of bowling, batters failing to apply themselves, Dhoni not showing any thought in his captaincy ege field settings. How many times did batters give their wickets rather than get the handful of unplayable deliveries they got throughtout the series. The biggest disappoint was Tendulkar. Next to Dravid he is the only one with the experience and technique to deal with the moving ball yet he stayed in his No4 position and let VVS go in ahead og him. Now VVS is a strokemaker in every sense of the word and relies on the batters ahead of him to take the shine of the ball so he can come in and do his thing.

  • Lmaotsetung on October 16, 2011, 10:28 GMT

    LOL...one Indian win and we get close to 400 comments...BEAUTIFUL! On a side note, anyone think Dernbach was laboring out there in the heat? To me he looks like he was in a bit of a bother. Only Bresnan does not show like the heat was getting to him. Oh well, looking for Eng to bounce back as they have always done. Unless something changes dramatically, looks like fatherhood has got the best of KP...there is no more fire in his belly me thinks. As to the Indian fans...the tiger may roar at home but the lions hunt in a pack!

  • JG2704 on October 16, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    @Nampally - I'm sureShan156 was referring to all the injuries that Indian fans were blaming on their test series mauling , in which case he is totally correct. Even the match which Zaheer(the only player who missed the whole test series) did play in (vs Somerset) he looked very ineffective. Every other 1st choice player played in the test series and I'd say that in any test match they were depleted by no more than 2 or 3 players. Even saying that , maybe if any of the matches were remotely close you'd have a tiny case... I also like the way Indian fans are saying that English fans were getting all excited when E won the OD series in E and won the 2 warm up games. All I read were comms that we were encouraged - nothing more. And yet as soon as India win ONE (YES ONE) ODI (albeit a thrashing) we are swamped with comms from Indian fans who ARE themselves getting all excited. It's ridiculous.

  • JG2704 on October 16, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    @Cric1988 - The thrashing England gave India (to elevate them to number 1) was in the test matches and not in the one day format and until either nation plays test matches again the ranking and merrit of that ranking remains the same. As others have pointed out on these boards , England fans in general were seeing the one day series win in England and the warm up wins in India as encouraging signs - nothing more. I have Not read one post from an England fan that indicates they think England are the best OD team in the world. How many more times do we have to say this?

  • JG2704 on October 16, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    @ ankit.uts - Please tell me which posts from which postees indicated that they thought England were the best in the world in the one day format? I know I'm repeating myself here but even if England lose the ODseries 5-0 and every match by 100 runs or 10 wkts , how does that affect the test rankings? Unfortunately there are no test matches over in India so neither set of fans can 100% say that their team would win even if we believe it. You say that England fans are already hiding behind injury excuses etc - again which postees/which posts? Some of us have mentioned that we are missing Broad and Morgan but those comms are only in response to the Indian comms who blamed their injuries on their results in England. However I don't think there's been one comment blaming the toss , pitch conditions and whatever else

  • JG2704 on October 16, 2011, 9:10 GMT

    @Shan156 - Agree with most of what you write , but I must conceed that Friday's Indial win was a royal thrashing.Losing by comfortably over 100 runs in an ODI is a humbling.@Mrbrightside92 - decent comments

  • on October 16, 2011, 8:34 GMT

    @bramville. You should get your facts right before commenting. Dhoni couldn't do anything in England?? Dude, he was the Man of the ODI series. He made maximm number of runs including 3 half centuries.

  • kevinpp24 on October 16, 2011, 6:58 GMT

    More than 300 comments but everybody tells about England being lucky with rain, funny people. If 3-0 to England is luck then what would you call 3-2 by SA in SA against full strength India? You won 2 matches by luck when SA chocked from winning position and the remaining 3 matches were complete thrashing but you people saying India did well in SA guess what you never crossed 200 there, Ladies and Gentlemen thats what you call HUMILIATION. Nobody said England is Best in ODIs but being Champions India failed to win single match in England but I must appreciate how India became World Champions by playing in home and became No.1 in test by hiding inside your home for 3 years apart from your favorite SL and useless NZ. Well to go with that you dont accept DRS and influence umpires to favor them which is what happened in SA tests else the result would have been 2-0 SA. Worlds best home bullies!!!

  • bramville on October 16, 2011, 6:33 GMT

    Lets accept the fact that the playing conditions have a lot of bearing on the result of a cricket match. The indians performed badly in English conditions and now the tables are reversed. The same Dhoni could not do anything in England and now he is swinging his bat around on the dead pitches of India, where winning the toss is so crucial. Games in India have become so predictable - win the toss and bat first, pile up a reasonable total and in the second half the pitch would do the rest. Hence both captains would be eager to win the toss for the remaining matches.

  • kristee on October 16, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    I'm referring to a run out query. I think the batter can be hit wicket only if he hits the stumps while attempting a shot, and not while running. Am I correct?

  • on October 16, 2011, 6:07 GMT

    @English fans: The recently concluded series in England consisted of two parts. In the tests , England was the better team by a distance and dominated the series, as simple as that. However in the ODI part, it was a very hard fought series and the scoreline of 3-0 is not a fair representation of that. India was unfortunate on many accounts , otherwise the end result would have been 3-2 or 2-3, in spite of the home advantage.

    Now you guys should be sporting enough accept that no match in the ODI series was as one sided as the hyd match. Also, guys commenting on 8-0, please note that this series is ODI and we should concentrate on the 3-0 part.

    The payback for 4-0 in tests shall begin next time England visits India for the test series, till then we will accept England as the better team in tests.

    But if you get a drubbing in the ODI series, please show the guts to accept that India is the better ODI team.

  • Rak_IND on October 16, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    Very Good game for INDIA.

    Congrats BOUYS !!!

    Ok now for the interesting question of the match:

    Ok now for the interesting question of the match:

    Did anyone notice , that Dhoni probably ''hitwicket'' himself when he was ran 2 runs to make his 50 ? Watched the match on TV & heard a bail drop when he hit the shot.. Just watch again & comment !! Was it only me in the entire universe to notice it ???

    Suprising England players dint realise!!! As long as it favours TEAM INDIA.. im happy !! haa...

  • Bang_La on October 16, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    @Gupta.Ankur, same goes for India but for different reasons. England couldn't play on Indian soil because of Indian spinners were too much for them. And India can never play on hard pitch abroad facing pace and bounce because India players can't control their knee-jerking and falling often "injured". :)

  • on October 16, 2011, 4:57 GMT

    Mr. Nasser hussain, where are you? You was something said about indian fielding and said few do*k*ys there.Atleast we have few, it seems 11 do*k*ys left out in your team????

    Before commenting about any team look into your's and understand the fact.

  • kristee on October 16, 2011, 4:03 GMT

    England lost. It's as simple as that. But to go by the same excuses as were pouring in so as to beat even the September rains in England, it can be said; they missed Morgan, Anderson, Broad, Bell; they lost the toss on a typical Indian pitch. Some people even went on to say D/L should have accommodated Broad's injury and the resultant vulnerability in batting in a particular match: something equivalent to saying Eng missed dew while they batted.

  • on October 16, 2011, 0:53 GMT

    What kind of schedule BCCI has drawn 4 out of 5 matches on a week day! what's gone wrong with them, Are they looking only for the stadium being filled up...

  • Shan156 on October 16, 2011, 0:32 GMT

    @CandidIndian, that was a very good comment. A lot of us England fans think India are a very good side too. In fact, despite the rankings say today, they ought to be among the top teams in ODIs. In my earlier comment, I mentioned that England would do very well to even win a single game in India. What I don't get from some fans is that when they lose they give excuses but when they win, they expect fans of the opposition team to not give 'em. I think fans of either countries should stop making silly excuses and accept defeat gracefully. It is simply a sport and we aren't even the players.

  • Nampally on October 15, 2011, 23:39 GMT

    @Shan156: You asked who were the 10 injured players during the recent tour of England by India: Tendulkar, Sehwag, Yuvraj, Rohit Sharma, Gambhir, Harbhajan, Zaheer, Ishant Sharma, P.Kumar& Munaf Patel. 8 of these guys were in the WC ODI winning squad. It was difficult for India to find replacements in timely manner because of the player availability, delays in Visa & short duration between the games.When a player got injured, Indian selectors were delayed in getting right replacements because of the above difficulties. It is hard to go over with one team with a set plans & then lose players continuosly & have a makeshift team. I fully accept the Indian defeat & congratulate England victory. But when the England fans start trashing the Indian team, I need to point out "facts - these are not excuses".I like to see how well England perform when they lose 10 men from their best squad - instead of just Broad & Morgan - It is morale problem + talent lost + plans going awry. Agree?

  • CandidIndian on October 15, 2011, 23:09 GMT

    5wombats&Shan156- England is an excellent cricket team and their recent performances reflects that,lots of Indian fans have immense respect for English team so dont mind the overboard comments at all.Indian batting in ODIs was decent in England but they did not have the bowling to defend even big scores, here the bowling worked hence India won.In fact due to this reason India has lost only two ODI series in India and won rest including World cup in last 4 years.However like i mentioned in my last comment England is more than capable of bouncing back strongly so we can expect some very good matches in rest of the series.On issue of India doing well outside India we did win Tri series in Aus which was a big thing for us but due to obsession of BCCI with IPL things deteriorated .Whitewash in England has been an eye opener and i hope we get good bowlers like Zak who can do well for us outside India..Also you guys are not outnumbered here as all of us who love test cricket are on one side.

  • Juiceoftheapple on October 15, 2011, 22:59 GMT

    With England's full squad available for selection, including Bresnan, Broad and Swann batting 7, 8 and 9. With two solid accumulators in Cook and Trott. I really think we should be able to play our best second spinner in the sub continent. We've got some excellent young spinners. Patel seemed a bit 'meat and drink' to the Indians, though I like his batting - Blackwell had the same trouble, nice county spinning all rounder but not in the subcontinent. I've not seen loads of Borthwick, whose control didn't look exactly telescopic, but his action looks superb, nice and wippy and plenty of turn, and he looks hungry for it. Far too many gaps in our scoring waiting for 4's to come along, need more 1s and 2s. Surely BCCI should do the decent thing and lend Jadeja to Somerset for April & May rather than letting him play in the IPL, after all, you want to give your good young players experience in proper cricket abroad, or you might end up the test match wipping boys.

  • usernames on October 15, 2011, 21:38 GMT

    Also, those who are commenting on the performance of players like Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, etc; remember that Kohli hit a century in the last match in the Ind-England series.

    It is true that the likes of Sachin, Sehwag, et al have been excellent over the years. However, there is a learning curve when you're introduced at the international level. It isn't all about your technique, your temperament plays a pivotal role in shaping you as a player. (Case in point: Rohit Sharma)

    Both of them are exceptional talents; batsmen who *will* do well for India in the time to come. Even as of now, I don't think there's a young batsman, under 25, who plays as well as Kohli does. He has to cement his place in the test side and play the longer version a lot more to grow as a cricketer. This will reflect on his one-day performances as well.

    As for Rahane, he is very new. Just look at his average (above 68) in first class cricket and you'll know why Indian team needs to persist with him.

  • Shan156 on October 15, 2011, 21:33 GMT

    @drsankalp, you mean, just like how England showed India their place in cricket earlier this summer. Learn to be humble in victory and graceful in defeat. It doesn't hurt, you know.

  • Dicky306 on October 15, 2011, 21:05 GMT

    Mr bright side awesome comments man respect and now I know we should have bowled well in England but when dhoni himself told that bowling in England was terrible because it was like bowling with a heavy wet ball always losing the toss. So we feel the odis in England were unfair and unlucky for us due to toss

  • on October 15, 2011, 20:22 GMT

    @drsankalp ..... Question: are you utterly insane, or just utterly ignorant? The wickets in England r flat r they?? Anyone that knows anything about cricket knows the wickets in England favour heavily QUALITY seamers-they have pace and bounce and seam and zip-the like of which your so called legends couldn't handle.....Which is also why your mickey mouse 'bowling outfit' were so exposed) We also drew with India (in the somehow massively important ODI WC -now India won it @ least- ;).

  • Shan156 on October 15, 2011, 20:04 GMT

    @Nampally, India were without 10 of their frontline players? Are you kidding me? Who are they? Zaheer was fit for less than a session but Sehwag played two tests, Gambhir three, Praveen three, Yuvraj one and Harbhajan two. Except Zaheer, to some extent, the other injuries would not have mattered anyway. Yuvraj wouldn't have played the second test had Gambhir not got injured. Harbhajan has been quite useless for sometime anyway and wouldn't have made any impact in the remaining two tests. Praveen only missed the last and Sehwag showed what he is capable of (his king pair:-))

    It is really shameful that Indian fans wouldn't gracefully accept defeat and hide behind excuses. Also, FYKI, England were without Morgan and Broad but that wouldn't have mattered. Most of us English fans accept that England would have still lost the first ODI. How many Indian fans really have the grace to say that they were outplayed this summer?

  • on October 15, 2011, 20:03 GMT

    Well unlike India,England are still improving and building in Odis towards 2015 WC-Cook still does not know what his field placements be in death overs but England has not been good in odis too as they have beaten Aus,Pak in 2010 nd Ind,Sl in 2011 at home nd SA both home/away which India could not nd also in SL In 07 but on Indian pitches as great Dada Ganguly said that main difference between ENG & IND is Power hitting so ENG need boundary hitters unlike Cook,Bell nd Trott_but ENG wont drop Cook as he has done well with SR of 100 which is OK nd Bell is at least better than trott for this as Buttler,Taylor are not in the squad but When Morgan & Broad return-Cook,Kieswetter,KP,Morgan,Stokes/Taylor,Bairstow,Borthwick,Swann,Broad,Bresnan,Dernbach.Anderson & Finn can replace Dernbach & Borthwick if pitch has some juice in it.Bopara & Patel are two useless guys who should be replaced by Taylor & Briggs ASAP for a better future in Odis,otherwise this time England wont even reach QF in 2015.

  • Shan156 on October 15, 2011, 19:56 GMT

    @cric7, are you for real? Did I say that a team could win by an innings in ODIs? All I said was, while a defeat by 126 runs is indeed a thrashing in ODIs, it couldn't be a royal thrashing - that should be reserved for defeats of the magnitude of innings and 242 runs in test matches. Got it?

    Also, some Indian fans are really going over the top with this win. No English fan claimed that we are champions in ODIs. We all know that we are a mediocre ODI side and India is better than us in that format. We do think that we are a better test side than India. So, Indian fans should reserve all these comments if and when they comprehensively thrash us in a test series. That is coming next year.

  • on October 15, 2011, 19:40 GMT

    I don't deny that England is a good side. but it lacks the technique to force the pace against the spinners. one good spinner in game swan leaves forty overs for the opposition to make merry, the fast bowlers are better than their Indian counter parts, but on slow wickets with the ball skidding on to the bat, pace is useless,even if you bowl at 170kmh its useless the batsmen will be able to adjust. England is simply not good for subcontinental condition. i don't disrespect their quality, but their versatility is a big "? "

  • Nampally on October 15, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    @MrBrightside92: It makes a refreshing change to see a true non partisan cricket fan giving credit where it is due. I have seen a lot of comments from British fans & Indian fans attacking & counter attacking in these columns, which leaves a bad taste. Your comments regarding the substitue replacements getting an opportunity to do their jobs is quite right. Ashwin & Jadeja were able to shine only because they were not displaced by Bhaiji & Yuvraj, as happened in the past. It is good to see youngsters grabbing their opportunities when offered.England tried Bairstow, Finn & keiswetter all talented & around 22. Unfortunately they failed. But at 22 they have a long time ahead of them. Cook was the only guy who batted with authority & as long as he was at the crease England looked like they had a chance.England missed Bell who is easily the best batsman against spin. He might replace Bairstow to boost England batting in ODI#2.This series is far from over but India's losing streak is broken.

  • drsankalp on October 15, 2011, 17:16 GMT

    India shown England their real place in cricket. England were lucky in England with injury to key Indian players and flat wickets. But there pathetic team was exposed . England are worst than Bangladesh in ODI. India shown why they world champion even with half new side. Watch for 5-0 crushing of England in ODI Complete white wash in test series in India in 2012.

  • MrBrightside92 on October 15, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    Well played India. A really commanding performance. Disappointed with my team in letting India get to 300 (Raina and Dhoni...yet again!!) and then folding so meekly. I will add my moan though. The constant griping about the rain in England affecting results...as one post did say you bowled poorly! Rain or no rain if you bowl poorly you will probably lose! If you had bowled well, the rain wouldn't have mattered! Also, the reserves, India C thing. I think it's highly disrespectful to the team that played, also it affects outcomes...if Bhajji plays Ashwin will probably not so who runs out KP? If Yuri Singh plays then Jadeja doesn't who bowled very well. If Sachin/Sehwag play then Raina/MSD won't bat as long, India still get 300ish and your fielding unit is poorer. MSD/Raina are class and we're scared of them! My compliment sandwich ends with total respect for MSD from an England supporter...still think his innings at Lords in 2007 was his best...though the WC one was quite good!

  • on October 15, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    Indian lossers....u must survive this seris ..otherwise (!).....GOODLuck England

  • on October 15, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    @ Gerard Pereira -u seem to conveniently forget that England are missing key players too-cheif of which is Morgan, who has the most potential to trouble India in India. Those that are saying England can only win in England also CONVENIENTLY forget we pretty much thrashed Aus in Aus..

  • on October 15, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    Now it's true I like Trott as much the next (Englishman), in the test format, 26 from 42 is just too slow in limited overs these days. when u add that to Cook (less than a run a ball), Keiswetter (who seems to manage about the same, even tho he's supposed to be the aggressor at the top), and Bell-u have to concede England may struggle with a lack of a real power game in India.

  • ankit.uts on October 15, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    @ all English fans here. Especially the likes of 5wombats, jmcilhinney and (the maybe hiding) landl47: before India's tour of england, india was definitely world's top test team and ODI world champions. You claimed we must beat England in England to prove it. We couldn't. So we are not the best. Now you claim England to be the world's best and forget about the fact that you must beat India in India to prove you are the best. The fact is that you know yourself that this English team doesn't have a chance in India but you wont accept it. You also know India was definitely under strength in England due to injuries. You blamed it on Indian team's fitness and wouldn't let us have that as an excuse. Here already after one match English fans are hiding behind excuses of being under strength with just 2-3 players missing who wouldn't even matter much in Indian conditions. I see hypocrisy all around the claims of English fans. so many more examples but too short a word limit here. Pity.

  • on October 15, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    These two teams are lions of home grounds, England Won all the matches at home and now India gona win all at home,but After winning a series against india,England started thinking they are best. and They started saying the stuff like 2015 plan, made me laugh wen their plan fell down under 200 outside England

  • krici_lover on October 15, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    Moving over from the yesterday's victory, I see some issues in few last performances of Indian Cricket team esp in ODIs. In last few ODIs Indian Batting has not clicked as a unit. Everytime they scored it was only due to Dhoni and some rotational support from Jadeja and Raina. Top 4 have not been able to contribute. As per law of average, Dhoni and Raina are bound to fail on one occasion or other. Not sure what would happen if they fail particulary when bowling is not very experienced. Will they even be able to compete with an allround team of England. Mind it, english batting will not collapse everytime like they did last night.

  • rapidstar on October 15, 2011, 15:37 GMT

    Well done Dhoni & the team. it is expected that India will beat England even with the same team "C' that played in England as they don't have any out of control factors like rain, D/L. As I said before England should not think that they are the best team in the world with rain/DL "assisted" wins that too just one series. They lost to Ireland not too long ago under the same conditions.. so don't live in the cloud, be real. Try to play competitive cricket instead & entertain the crowd!

  • nimish64 on October 15, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    Both Indian and English cricket teams are similar in one respect- they are very good at home and mediocre outside..next world cup being in Australia and also considering Indian seniors would have probably been retired by then I am not very optimisitic about any of these two teams winning it..Australia or south Africa may have better chances for that..

  • JG2704 on October 15, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    @5Wombats - LOL at Fs comments posted OCT 14 16.53 "den plz be gracious in defeat...coz we were" LOL LOL. I have just read through F's multiple comments and I'm just wondering if there are 2 F's as one minute F seems to say that he couldn't care less and the next F is talking like India won the war. One minute F is saying about (other arrogant Indian fans) and then saying comms like "In Your Face" etc. Also I do like the way the Indian fans have slated English fans about getting carried away by the warm up win (and I don't recall anyone intimating that because England comprehensively won that match it meant that they'd win the series - just fans saying that it was a good performance and an improvement) and yet as soon as India win ONE match they are up in arms about it all. I have not been on these boards for long but I don't remember so many antagonising comms from our fans when we won the summer series and I've rarely seen anything like it among rival county fans on domestic games

  • Cric_info_pak on October 15, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    Pakistan is best side in world because they don't play at home but still win .... england n india both r average side only win in home conditions ....

  • JG2704 on October 15, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    @F - When will this war of words end? It seems another battle is going on here among readers. Many indian supporters are getting too arrogant. - F (whoever you are) , you've been alating the English throughout , as much as any of the other Indian contributors. Also in your comment OCT14 / 09.04 you seemed to indicate that you couldn't really care less - and then you go on to post a further - well I lost count but I reckon it's pushing 100 comments.

  • on October 15, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Welcome to INDIA , ENGLAND. This is just a sample . The best is yet to come.

  • JG2704 on October 15, 2011, 14:18 GMT

    @maddy20 - Yes England lost to Ireland and Bangladesh but in the same tornament beat SA and drew against India. Would this not say that England are inconsistent as opposed to bad?

  • JG2704 on October 15, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    @Randyoz - How do you work out that England's test ranking looks shaky? England last played a test match in the summer and won every single test match vs India and won a series vs Sri Lanka which more than likely would have been 3-0 had the rain not affected so many games. Last winter we looked shaky vs Australia in the test they won to level the series but we came back and repaid the thrashing we got in that test twice over. England could lose this series 5-0 and you could genuinely have a case of saying that they're a bad one day side , but we the one day game is a totally different format to the test game. If you have any constructive reason/evidence to back up your comment then please do so. My guess is that it's just a load more hot air

  • Gupta.Ankur on October 15, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    It was a shame really the way english batsmen submitted themselves as soon as indian spinners came in to bowl......it almost looked like they were not interested....

    As for their bowlers, well...........if its not swinging.............they bowl straight bowls at 90 miles.........

  • nikkam on October 15, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    the new look indian bowling proved its worth...in england, it was a case of rain and D/L which robbed the intensity of engrossing contest and sometimes india were plain unlucky...they could have easily made it 2-2....but in india there is a mismatch as englands batting lineup has no power hitters either up or down the order and spinners at the best average in indian conditions....india has both in good numbers....with no yusuf, sehwag, sachin, yuvi, rohit and harbahjan if the win was comprehensive...then we cannot imagine the pummelling england would get from a full strength indian side...its just not in englands DNA to be a excellent one-day side...they can be good or average...what made them drop anderson and supposedly injured broad....were they only face-saving measures as both would be exposed in indian conditions??...

  • SammyLee1 on October 15, 2011, 13:48 GMT

    England lacks players who can be called greats. They are just a bunch of ordinary players who happened to hit form at the same time. Their success will be heavily dependent on the poor form of other teams!

  • jmcilhinney on October 15, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    Just note that when I said earlier "Come the next WC England will be a better ODI side" I meant that England will be a better ODI side than they are now, not that England will necessarily be a better ODI side than India. Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but they will definitely have improved as a unit by then. One of the main issues for England has been strong hitting but the younger generation of players look more capable of doing that. @yorkshire-86, I don't really see too much issue with Cook. He has been striking at a run a ball lately and was in this game too. If others had managed to do closer to the same then England could have been competitive. I agree with Matthew Hoggard's commentary that Trott's slow scoring was putting more pressure on Cook. I don't see Cook ever being great at going over the top regularly but I don't see that he needs to. Trott needs to read the game better. England needed to stick close to the RRR as they weren't likely to do as Dhoni did at the end.

  • on October 15, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    Comparing England to the great West Indian & Australian sides doesn't mean anyone thinks we're that good. It means that we have to look at their successes - winning at home and abroad over a long period - and try to emulate them.

    This result confirms what we knew - India are a great one-day team, England are not. England need batsmen capable of more aggressive innings, and a second front-line spinner to handle sub-continental pitches. 30 months ago we were losing a test series to the West Indies, now we're top of the world in that format, thanks to 2.5 years of hard work. Now we have 4 years to build towards a maiden WC title.

    Oh, and aracer was clearly just mocking everything said after India's first loss in England this summer. Some of you may need to get your irony sensors checked...

  • CrickFan82 on October 15, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    Jade Dernbach will be the only man who will not go for runs in this series and that includes the list of Indian pace bowling casualties. Indian spinners will do well. The England team is good and challenging, they will come back hard which is for sure. Many Enlgish players like the ball coming to the bat, so India should give them slow pitches for atleast 3 games in this series to test their skills against spin bowling. And I would like to see how well Cook maintains his cool, he looked silly yesterday whinging and whining with PK for running on a ball that bumped off his foot. :). I wished to see Yousuf Pathan to open the innings for India, that would have been a very attacking strategy, he is an international player and would have played the new ball in India,,why he is not there is not too clear to me!!!

  • jmcilhinney on October 15, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    I think England's primary goals for this rather oddly-scheduled series should be to learn as much as they can that will help them in the future. I'd be prepared to stick with the same team for the next game but anyone who doesn't perform should be on the block. If Trott or Pietersen doesn't perform then Bell should take their place. Pietersen really needs to work on his fielding too. That was a nice catch but he has too many lapses, like letting three boundaries through that should have been no more than 2. It didn't matter in the end but it could in another game. I'd also have Borthwick standing by if Patel doesn't perform and also Woakes and maybe Meaker for any of the three quicks. Bopara I would stick with a little longer for his bowling potential. I don't know what the protocol is but, if possible, I'd also consider bringing Buttler into the squad for the ODIs if the lack of performance by others warrants it.

  • on October 15, 2011, 12:04 GMT

    @Abhinav Kumar & Sweetspot: I quite agree: there's been far too much jingoistic chest-thumping from BOTH sets of supporters on these forums. Let's celebrate the talent on BOTH sides. Well played, India! A masterly innings from Dhoni, a highly effective spin partnership between Ashwin & Jadeja, & an Indian paceman - Umesh Yadav - at last clocking 90 mph. As for England: ill-disciplined bowling, ragged fielding & a fatal lack of application when it came to combatting the spinners: can do better...

  • jmcilhinney on October 15, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    @Gerard Pereira, "But after the summer some people were comparing the England side to The West Indies of the 70s and 80s and the Australians 90s and early 2000 vintage", not that I saw, unless it was to say that they weren't as good. In fact, one of the most written about aspects of this England test team is that they lack great players but play well as a team and are well managed. Also, I would say that most realistic England fans took the ODI series win over India as an encouraging sign of improvement, rather than a sign that they had "arrived" as an ODI unit.

  • on October 15, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    amazing ousam innings my dhoni

  • on October 15, 2011, 11:48 GMT

    if there was a test match played at that picth, i am sure india would have given a royal thrashing . def by an innings.

  • praveenjohn on October 15, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    dhoni played very well........

  • on October 15, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    dhoni is back in style..............

  • on October 15, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    Take England out of their comfort zone. No swing or swinging balls, no dodgy DRS reviews, no wet and overcast conditions and their so called demon bowlers are exposed for what they are "cannon fodder" for good batsmen. Considering this was almost a "B" Indian team, no Shewag, Tendulkar, Yuvraj, Rohit Sharma and this size of the victory becomes even more significant. Ok England may yet come back. But after the summer some people were comparing the England side to The West Indies of the 70s and 80s and the Australians 90s and early 2000 vintage.

  • Quazar on October 15, 2011, 10:58 GMT

    Good luck to India for the rest of the series. But let's not celebrate too early... the series has just begun. And let's try to enjoy the talent on both sides please.

  • Quazar on October 15, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    England have earned their #1 rating in Tests, but in ODIs they are a work-in-progress. Those belittling India's ODI record over the years haven't done sufficient homework. India have won a WC and a World T20 away from home, and were joint winners of a Champions Trophy away from home; we also finished 2nd in the 2003 WC in SA. In 2008, we beat Aus & SL in Oz in the CB tri-series; we won 4-1 in NZ the next year, won the Asia Cup in SL in 2010, beat the WI in WI the last 2 times we toured; we did lose 2-3 in SA early this year, but it was a very competitive series even though 3-4 top players were injured or being rested for the WC (Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir, etc.). Yes, we lost in Zim last year and in England recently, but we were grooming 9-10 youngsters in both series so it wasn't all bad. In fact, the ODI series in England was very competitive despite ending 3-0 and adverse effect of rain on each game. Fact is if we manage player workload half-decently, we are a tough side anywhere.

  • yorkshire-86 on October 15, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    We cant keep playing with 9 men. Bopara proved in the away series to Sri Lanka he cant hack it at this level, and the odd quick fifty every 10 games is not enough to be a top 6 batsman. And the less said about Samit Fatel the better. We are playing in India - the spinners need to take wickets. And by 'wickets' I dont mean hoicks to cow that get caught on the boundary - thats bad batting not good bowling. Also how is he an 'allrounder' when his batting is practically worthless, how he gets above Broad, Bresnan, Buttler, Borthwick, Swann in various games is a mystery as he has shown no competence with the bat whatsoever at this level (Presidents XI's dont count!). Cook and Trott showed what many have thought - they have no extra gears. Time and time again they get fifty or so runs with normal shots, but they always get out to the very first aggressive shot they play. This series is going to be about the batsmen - we cant rely on the seamers running through the order like in England.

  • on October 15, 2011, 10:49 GMT

    Nice revenge from India!!

  • jmcilhinney on October 15, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    @5Wombats, I wouldn't worry about it. I doubt that there's anyone here whose opinion would be affected by anyone else's comments and it sure won't affect the performance of either team. To hear some Indian fans, this one ODI win makes up for the entire tour of England and that can only work in our favour. England are clearly a very good test team and India are clearly a very good ODI team, especially in conditions that suit their bowlers. England are striving to improve in the ODI arena. When they decided they wanted to be #1 in tests, it happened. There's no specific reason to believe that it won't happen in ODIs too, in time. India, on the other hand, seem to assume that their poor test performance was a fluke and doesn't require any attention. With that attitude, there will be plenty more flukes in the future. Come the next WC England will be a better ODI side and the conditions in Aust/NZ will suit them more than the current conditions in India.

  • jmcilhinney on October 15, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    @RandyOz, your statements are, again, laughable and without basis is fact. England thumped Australia 3-1 in the Ashes in Australia with 3 innings victories. The then lost the ODI series 6-1. They then played very inconsistently and, at times, very poorly in the the WC. They then won a rain-affected test series against SL and a hard-fought ODI series at home. They then thumped India 4-0 in a test series with 2 more innings victories and won another hard-fought ODI series at home. Clearly, England's ODI performance has no correlation whatsoever with their test performance, so your assertion that this one ODI loss has any ramifications for their #1 test status is ridiculous.

  • on October 15, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    Kudos to men in BLUE, We really played well & dominate in all formats.

    Hyderabad Cricket Association was celebrating its 75th anniversary & India winning their 1st match in this ground is the best gift they can get.

    The way they managed the facilities it was very disappointing. 1] There was no water to drink in the stadium premises, family who came with kids & were sitting from afternoon, had to give their kids softdrinks only throughout the match. While entering the stadium they didnt even allow us to carry drinking water from outside.

    The arrangement was hopeless,same old story - no water , unclean washroom, the floor was filled with water few people even slipped while walking inside. its a Shame to see such bad management from HCA, Its international match, where FANS from different part of the world were here and they also had to witness all this.

    Is this what our educated [ hope so ] management & minsiters who are the governing bodies of HCA want to Showcase to the world.

  • ncurd on October 15, 2011, 10:10 GMT

    Congratulation to the India Cricket Team you deserved the victory. Especially to MS Dhoni who took the game away from us English and just had to rely on his bowlers applying scoreboard pressure. I am disappointed in your fans though can you explain to them while this will make up for ODI series it doesn't have any bearing on Test cricket. Can you also explain that England were never that good at ODI's in the first place and it was genuine shock to most English fans they won that series 4-0 just like they were expecting the Test series to actually be competitive. Mr. Dhoni can you explain this is one win in home conditions the series is yet to be played for also may I ask why it's important England win in foreign conditions but not India? Lastly can you explain to your compatriots that aracer's post was quite clearly in jest of the Indian fans excuses after the series' in England.

  • on October 15, 2011, 9:53 GMT

    be cool indians still four more to go... england will definitly bounce back.

  • hhillbumper on October 15, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    Its only 1 day cricket and we know we are pretty useless at it which just made it so much more funny that England beat India at home.We prefer test cricket and lets wait til we play tests in India then see who cares.

  • CSKftw on October 15, 2011, 9:41 GMT

    @5wombats

    India were not thrashed in Zimbabwe, they simply lost 2 back to back matches against them in a tri-series which Sri Lanka won. They more than made up for that by winning this year's world cup, which makes us 2 time world champs now. England on the other hand have not won it even once despite inventing Cricket and hosting more world cups than anyone else, in this year's world cup they lost to Ireland and barely won against Holland. India won a test series in England in 2007 whereas England haven't won a test series in India for over two decades. England were whitewashed 5-0 in the 2008 ODI series in India whereas India lost a closely fought series 2-3 in England in 2007. If you're going to compare the teams head-t-head England have some catching up to do before you gloat. If you're going to compare their achievements overall then it's no contest, India are 2 time world champs whereas England are yet to win it even once.

  • on October 15, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    @aracer Please answer to this questions.... Are Spinners not the bowlers??....If u dont play well in Subcontinent then why are you day dreaming of getting No.1 Status and being champions like us :P

  • Ulitmate_stars on October 15, 2011, 9:11 GMT

    To all Englishmen, you beat a second string Indian team, with the aid of rain in your back yard and were all already calling yourself the world champions. @aracer if indians dont know how to bat in seam conditions ( but they very well did) then england dont know how to bat in spin friendly tracks. If you say indians dont do well abroad neither do england, they plays like lions in their own den and quite opposite else where... Do remember our series victory in CB series,SA,WI,Sri lanka,New zealand. So stop dreaming about world cup and have some short term plans... coz we have gone one above England in the ratings already!!!!

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:48 GMT

    Dernbach bowled 6 wides in the match. Four of them were on the first two balls of two different overs bowled to two different left handed batsmen. Am I the only one suspecting some pattern here?

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:38 GMT

    @aracer: Which players are resting for England mate? its a better team than what they played in home against us in the summers, remember? and sealed the series, remember? Stop excusing yourself, don't worry you will go at least 4-1 down, if not 5-0, Pray to god, you might get at least 1 win, if God hears you.. but hopefully not :D its payback time mate, and we don't win outside? are you sure? I guess you are including summers only? We won against WI/AUS/ almost won against SA 3-2 in their homes, go check records :D

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:37 GMT

    its all about Game and confidence. we will see the Indian team doing great all along the series. Wishes and good luck

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    I will have to agree England are the best ODI team at the moment.....

    data to back-up England are the BEST ODI team: No world cup victory to show for. No ODI series win in India for the last 27 years... No ICC champions trophy...

    I must say "England are the current best ODI team on the planet"

  • gunnerr4life on October 15, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    @aracer Judging by your comment , you're sounding more like an indian fan . Making excuses + arrogance ! Fact is that England lost because they played poor cricket and we're all hoping them to come back strong and beat India !

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:26 GMT

    @aracer what is your team on slow and low tracks where ball is spinning the fact is u just are good on pace and bouncy pitches even ur swann wat he does in subcontinent is seesn first wc and now i tell u on 29 october and when india had come to eng we also had a worse squad we have now too stop making excuses thats why i never consider eng a top international squad just know how to make excuses cant do anything when pitches aree slow and low

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    By the time England start(slowly), the series will end 5-0 to India

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    in england tour indian team dont have the services of gautam,viru,sachin,zak,bajji,yuvi,rohit.but they dnt lost any odi game so cheaply,poorly.pity on england

  • on October 15, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    nw its india turn.poor poor performance from england.i think they can beat canada etc away home.

  • chapathishot on October 15, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    Now at least the English fans are posting some comments they are overestimating an ordinary one day side which could compete only in home conditions .Even though India lost the matches in England the matches were never one sided .If England want to become good in one dayers they have to play batsmen friendly conditions at home for ODIs.As the series progresses the the comments will become less and less and practically nil

  • the_wallster on October 15, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    @wagon_wheel I was merely picking up on your false statement that england have never made a big score outside of england. and just to remind everyone out there. england have lost one ODI series in 2 and a half years, to Australia earlier this year. don't think that's too bad a record myself.

  • aracer on October 15, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    England are always slow starters. We'll win 4-1, no worries. Anyway it's all because our top players are injured, so it doesn't really count - this is like an England D team. India are only any good at home - the real test will come when they have to play away, we'll see who the true champions are then, Teams like India don't know how to bowl in seam friendly conditions, that's why I have never considered them as a top team. England is the best team in all forms of cricket at the moment.

  • maddy20 on October 15, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    @5Wobats The ODIs in England were closely contested. Speaking of short-term memory, last time you were mighty team was here they were spanked b the Irish and thumped by Bangladesh! Some record that is!

  • on October 15, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    @cyniket: rested?what?England have rested only 1 player i.e. Anderson bt I think he was dropped coz his record in odis in india is very poor.Vat do u want?want to play anderson so tht india's score is 350 and nt 300 as yesterday

  • on October 15, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    To my surprise Vinay Kumar was clocking up to 137 kmph to 138 kmph quite consistently while bowling against kevin pieterson.. May be we are soooooo harsh on him..The only negative thing abt him is he doesnt hve tat anger and body language of being a pace bowler.. Even praveen doesnt hve pace but his attitude and his deadly swing makes him a real potential bowler in tests as well as in odi's..

  • on October 15, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    now english fans are saying that these odis are worthless..why are they worthless..because england does not know howcannot keep him lot had to do because of rahul dravid also..as he was playing his last ODI series...cannot keep him out also..and if ODIS are worthless then england should not play world cup also

  • on October 15, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    Its payback time... Welcome to INDIA for a 5-0 series... If we need to prove that we are worth world champions... We need to make a strong comeback..

  • sweetspot on October 15, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    There is very little any visiting team can do if India's batting comes together. If India's bowling comes together, as it did in this game, then god help the visitors. All that said, this gloating nonsense is very irritating. Outnumbering our pom brothers and sisters on this site is easy - that is just India's population showing up in numbers. Outshouting them is just mob mentality. If Cricinfo could kindly start a ranting forum, that may be fun in its own context. The teams play cricket with a fair bit of decency, so how about maintaining some of that here? I'm all happy with India thrashing England, don't get me wrong, but that's the fun of sport - sometimes you win, and sometimes your plans go awry. With the amount of cricket being played these days, we will all get our chances to see our team do well, somewhere or the other. But we can keep this banter fun at all times.

  • on October 15, 2011, 7:11 GMT

    When will this war of words end? It seems another battle is going on here among readers. Many indian supporters are getting too arrogant. The fact is simple, better team won on the day.This English team is very talented and they will perform better as the series go on. however, it didn't happen to indians where they became poor to worse. rain and toss helped Eng there only in ODIs not in tests where we were dismal. here in first ODI it was reverse, toss going in favour of Dhoni, no dew in second inning, raina's run out (not given), poor std of umpiring by Asnani, et al. it would be interesting how the series pans out, this is just beginning...but minding the fact this only ODI and not test where team India was once no.1.

  • Romenevans on October 15, 2011, 7:08 GMT

    Did anybody noticed Flethcer's plan against England? The moment KP came in to bat they placed short mid-wicket fielder and bowled bouncer when he was walking off the pitch. LOL Great to see some planning finally from fletcher. Give fletcher some time guys and he will surely build a great indian team for future. Way to go dunkan, good luck.

  • cyniket on October 15, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    it's extraordinary that indian fans can react like this to one 50 over victory. your team is not as good as you thought. that was proved beyond doubt to all neutral observers, during the most humiliating tour in history. don't let your team off the hook, by talking them up every time they win one match. I mean england have elected to rest players in both one day series, rest players! they're not injured, they're being rested! they wouldn't do that against aus or sa.

  • srrk09 on October 15, 2011, 6:56 GMT

    Bang bang bang........................ England finally tasted the Indian soil.

  • Prats6 on October 15, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    One match and everything is fine in India. We truly are blinded by short term success. A pitch tailor made for India and we won. Its nothing to be overjoyed about.

  • on October 15, 2011, 6:48 GMT

    India deserve to win with the all round performance lead by the Great Indian Captain MSD and this win is Well and Good for Indian Cricket.

    But We need some changes in the Playing eleven from yesterdays match

    Rahane - Gambir - Virat Kholi - Manoj Tiwary - Raina - Dhoni - Jadeja - Ashwin - Praveen - Yadav - Varun Aaron.

  • AidanFX on October 15, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    One 50 over match and some 200+ comments - the game wasn't that important - let's see how the se3ries unfolds

  • 5wombats on October 15, 2011, 6:24 GMT

    I've never seen so much trash-talk and gloating. It's ugly. @IronCobra; where were you when England were whitewashing india in the Tests, beating them in the T20 (LOL) and thrashing them in the ODI's? Some people have short memories and attention spans. Lets make some factual observations and corrections shall we; "india were thrashed by Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe, thrashed by England in England, thrashed by South Africa in South Africa. They are no good away from their own conditions and their number 4 in the ODI rankings reflects this" - Yes, that reads more accurately now. @Precioustar84; why are you talking about Tests? india are no good at Test cricket away from home either - it has been proved time and again. If some india fans are going to pour brown stuff - then they shouldn't be surprised if it gets poured back. I'd rather talk about the cricket to be honest, but it doesn't look like we're going to get the chance. @jmcilhinney - we are outnumbered over 100 to 1 here!!!

  • on October 15, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    During India's tour of England in 2007, India won the test series there and lost the ODI series 2-3. But when England toured India the next year, they lost to India in the test series as well as the ODI series which India won 5-0. England were lucky the last 2 matches were cancelled due to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack otherwise India would have definitely won 7-0. Even though India lost the ODI series earlier in England, the matches were pretty close and we probably could have won the test series as well had some of our top players not been injured, still a loss is a loss and we have only ourselves to blame for that. What annoys me is the attitude of two-faced English fans complaining about India making excuses even though in reality it is they who do that, all they've won is a World T20 title whereas India have won 2 world cups, a world T20 as well as a Champions Trophy. Clearly their team has a long way to go before their fans can boast as much as they are doing now.

  • Bruce_Johnson on October 15, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    Teams like England, Australia and SA don't know how to bat against spin in spin-friendly pitches. That's why I have never considered them as top teams. To me, India is the best team in all forms of cricket at the moment.

  • 200ondebut on October 15, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    Hey you can't win them all. Well played India especially MSD.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on October 15, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    England will take being better than India at cricket any day. Now that they are of course, does a one day win feel like a bit of bad news for England fans? Ha! With the undisputed best team in the world at tests, a little odi loss aint bad for the youngsters to learn their trade. Come on Youngsters, shine through!

  • anver777 on October 15, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    This is the 1st match in the series.......i wonder Eng will bounce back strongly in the next match & make this ODI series a grueling contest......watch out all Indian fans Eng won't give up so easily !!!!!

  • on October 15, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    Ha Ha, I would LOVE to follow the comments section of this series now, with the Englishmen trying to justify their team and all... And yes, until a few days back, we were talking about lack of fire power in our fast bowling department, and now, we have already seen Umesh Yadav clocking 90 mph + and Varun Aaron is yet to come, and he is faster. And we have Abu Neschim who clocked almost 92 mph with MI. Let the payback begin...

  • on October 15, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    Wel lets acept d fact both are very gud teams and with . home condition it makes one team extrmly good But it doesnt mean eng cant beat india bt fr that dey hv to work realy hard

  • electro on October 15, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    "Ravi Bopara drove loosely at Ashwin and chipped a simple return catch to the keeper."

    How can you give a 'return catch' to the keeper?

  • Bruce_Johnson on October 15, 2011, 5:23 GMT

    England has shown it's true colours. The England team is really pathetic and made up of below-average players who can only play in home-conditions. My prediction: India 5, England 0.

  • NP_NY on October 15, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    @Ayaz Noor M: I am surprised you even followed that tour. To most of us Indian fans, it was a India A team, not the Indian team because it was missing 7 or 8 first choice players due to injuries. Besides, there was a tie, so it wasn't a whitewash. India is still missing 4 of their first choice players (Sachin, Sehwag, Yuvi and Zak) and still beat England by a huge margin in this game. I would take you up on your bet that this is not going to be a whitewash, but I won't because it is too easy to make a bet when you have nothing at stake :).

  • on October 15, 2011, 5:02 GMT

    lets not get carried away by this win ......england are a pretty decent team .....they can bounce back ....... need to prepare tracks like this ...... delhi, mumbai and kolkata tracks will surely turn .....this means more trouble for english .......they can get get away at mohali though ....

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:58 GMT

    its only one match, lets just see how the series plays out. i think its way too early to start celebrating a series victory, for either side. cricket is a very funny game....

  • jonesy2 on October 15, 2011, 4:55 GMT

    good to see england are still absolutely horrendous at limited overs cricket.

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:55 GMT

    Come on India! There are no Test matches! So, we need to bash them 5-0 in ODIs and 1-0 in the one off T-20! England are a tough team agreed, but we have the firepower to fight them off! Just imagining what would have happened if there were Sachin, Sehwag, Zak and Yuvi! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BigDataIsAHoax on October 15, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    England is a below average team. thrashed 6-1 by us aussies. and i can see a 5-0 soon.

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:52 GMT

    England is missing their key players, Duckworth and Lewis, that's why they are struggling :P

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    Good luk Indian team for the next matches . Hope u win more matches .

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:15 GMT

    Its its it is called revenge...............started yet......i'm expecting 5-0

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:10 GMT

    @preciousstar84 :Everyone good at their own yard!!!!!!!!Unlike the Aussies England is terrible in sub continent.

  • Chetan007 on October 15, 2011, 4:05 GMT

    @ righthandbat: What about then England. They were also the champion in their home. They can't beat any team outside England in ODIs. They were more aware of the condition there. Team India won in Australia triseries. Fully wash up your knowledge before putting any comments. May be they were champions in Ashes. But, when they beat India no one can deny that India was not fully prepared. Moreover, injuries and rain favored the England side the most. You may say that this time around your team were not also have their playing XI. But Anderson who has been rested, has really been dropped from the side since looking at his worst performance in India. He averages around 43 in ODis in India. Also England were telling they have very good bench strength. If loosing 2 players out will hamper you a series then why not India where they looses 8 of their playing XI and first choice back up players. We loose fine, but now it's time to accept the truth for you and the England team.

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:04 GMT

    full credits to Dhoni, Raina for batting sensibly and going ballistic at the end..and ashwin and jadeja for hunting as a pack.. these two spinners have some rapport going..and they complement each other so welll..working so well together..

  • anurag4u10 on October 15, 2011, 4:03 GMT

    ind scored 182 in 16 overs against sa at gwalior abd not in rajkot .............. plz makea note of that

  • on October 15, 2011, 4:03 GMT

    Once again things worked out for MS pretty luckily but it won't be last unless he pans out the things in every direction . It would have been a different result if it weren't for Jadeja and Ashwin . Again why Vinay Kumar N not Varun ? ) by the way great victory!!!!!!!!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on October 15, 2011, 3:59 GMT

    now the 5-0 whitewash wishers (for England) are out...next is the time for 4-1 series win for England wishers...England once again proved that they are good at home only.

  • Precioustar84 on October 15, 2011, 3:54 GMT

    @OhhhhMattyMatty -- Please get your facts straight. Stop comparing old tour results with a new tour. If you really want to keep stats than go back even further in history, like England's tour of India in 2008 where it was England 0 and India 6 (tests and ODIs included) wins. You'd see different stats too but I won't go there cause past is history! Even Captain Cook realizes its a nil start for both teams. Maybe you should realize it too.

    @ALL - Some England fans are giving heat to Indian fans as if they had survived being No 1 Test team for 2 or more years. You guys just started off as No 1. It doesn't mean anything either as the real big challenge is if England can keep that status. Keeping it consistent isn't that easy. Remember when England were whitewashed during The Ashes 2006-07? How long did you fans wait to see your team win a single match after that? Remember how it felt GOOD to win after that embarrassment?? Some of you probably din't even watch that I bet.

  • hvijay.1985 on October 15, 2011, 3:44 GMT

    This victory from India does little more than put in perspective their 3-0 defeat in England. There, most matches were close-fought, and batting second definitely did make it easier. Thus, 3-0 is probably a bit flattering to England. Again, as other people have said, a series win for India in India is expected, but the ODI series defeat in England was not, because they're the world champions. The bottom line is there is a gulf separating these two sides so far as ODIs are concerned (though the recent results may not suggest this), and in Tests too there is a gulf, only in reverse.

  • on October 15, 2011, 3:43 GMT

    its only one match, i bet england would not be whitewashed like india was!

  • PrakashDhami on October 15, 2011, 3:35 GMT

    It was a fine team performance by India which won them the match. Remember this is England's first international match of the series, give them some time to regroup and then the real contest will begin. India should not be complacent after this win. This was a one sided affair and I would like to watch more closely contested fights. May the best team win

  • on October 15, 2011, 3:30 GMT

    its play back time......... awesome innings by caption..............super balling by jadeja................................... goooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnn india

  • on October 15, 2011, 3:25 GMT

    Ok i cud see eng losing 5-0 becoz in indian conditions they r worse than india in english conditions ,though they lost 4-0

  • Precioustar84 on October 15, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    Long way to go still but great start by the Indians. I'm expecting less in coming matches though as I can't underestimate England team at the moment. I would be too naive to ignore their talents but India has talents too. I guess you can say its evenly matched for both sides. I don't care to call it revenge or payback because that just sounds so stupid. I highly doubt that will happen with current England players. My heart wants England's whitewash in India, but brain says its not going to happen. :(

  • on October 15, 2011, 3:07 GMT

    Well played India. Keep it up.,:-) If England cant score even 200 in this pitch that too against our bowling , then where they score. England may be good in test ( not in subcontinent so far),But for ODI's they are nothing as expected.,., They cant hold up their NO-1 position when they start to play in subcontinent.

  • DilshanRocks on October 15, 2011, 3:01 GMT

    Someone said "once again, india have proved they can only win at home." i would like to correct: "once again, both teams have proved they can only win at home."

  • Black_Rider on October 15, 2011, 2:56 GMT

    I'm not a fan of India.May be it's because of some arrogant fans or may be because of some arrogant players.Today I'm glad that India won.English players and their fans were brought to ground today.England can't play in sub continent.Their blowers are useless in these conditions.Now I totally understand why they rest Mr.Anderson.....England,,,We Sri Lankans are waiting to have a crack at you guys.It's going to be two tough tours for England...

  • on October 15, 2011, 2:46 GMT

    Good win for us hope it will continue

  • on October 15, 2011, 2:46 GMT

    India are missing

    Sehwag Sachin Rohit Yuvraj

    Harbhajan Zaheer Munaf

    ,And England are missing

    Duckworth-Lewis..

  • Balumekka on October 15, 2011, 2:29 GMT

    Congrats from Sri Lanka. Excellent win. Hope IND will give the Englishman a nightmare series!!!!!

  • SamRoy on October 15, 2011, 2:26 GMT

    Why do my fellow countrymen go overboard so much? What is a worthless ODI series (like the previous one in England and the current one) anyway? Just enjoy it and move one in life. The only proper way of getting revenge is to prepare wickets like 1993 and thrash England in the test series in 2012 (oh and make them play in Kanpur, Kotla and Chennai for the tests).

  • Rajesh.Kumar on October 15, 2011, 2:20 GMT

    England although a very good test team, still needs to improve substantially before it can become a challenging side in the ODIs. I was always dismissive of England's recent so-called white wash in the ODIs against India, because rain played a huge part in England victories there. England always played second in the ODIs, and the rain in the second innings softened the ball to an extent that the bowlers essentially became irrelevant. And all the matches were won by D/L method. Nevertheless, we Indian fans should not get overjoyed at this first victory, because it is still a long way to go in this series. I think we will have to learn to live without the services of Sachin, Sehwag, Yuvraj, and Zaheer. Even if they manage to stage a comeback, they will not be the same forces as earlier. In that sense, I like how this new-look Indian team is shaping up under the leadership of Dhoni, who is really leading the team from the front. Jadeja, Ashwin, Yadav etc. look like good prospects.

  • cric7 on October 15, 2011, 2:15 GMT

    @Shan156, Super!!!! I don't know if a team can win Innings and some runs margin in ODI. If Eng did that in the past, Nampally is wrong. anyway, you are so good.

  • jmcilhinney on October 15, 2011, 2:05 GMT

    @Abhishek Banerjee, not much of an ego. Why does India have any more right to be taken seriously after failing to win a single game in England? Any realistic person realises that any team is going to be better at home and that India were definitely favourites going into this series. If India were as great as some people would have us believe then they would have been able to overcome their bad luck in England and win at least one game. Again, any realistic person realises that both teams have their strengths and weaknesses and that this is just one game. My main hope is that England consistently improve their ODI performance between now and the next WC. This game certainly wasn't an improvement on anything but there are four games to go. Remember what happened last time Indian fans made premature claims about a series outcome.

  • RandyOZ on October 15, 2011, 2:03 GMT

    Yet again we see South Africa 2 fail. Their undeserved spot at #1 in test is looking shaky at best. The so-called best bowlers in the world get carted around as usual. Gotta say most unachieving ODI side of all time.

  • playitstraight on October 15, 2011, 1:58 GMT

    Thank you MS! You are such an inspirational captain to learn from! Leading from the front once again just like the wc final 2011! Keep it up!

  • nishanttmk on October 15, 2011, 1:54 GMT

    this is great victory also india win the series

  • on October 15, 2011, 1:14 GMT

    what a win thanks to indian national cricket player for giving us such happiness!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 15, 2011, 1:06 GMT

    India is the centre of the cricket world. If England cant win in India,they cant ask to be taken seriously.

  • on October 15, 2011, 0:22 GMT

    Dhoni awesome innnings... YAY!!!!!!

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on October 15, 2011, 0:15 GMT

    Well played Team India..especially considering the fairly new bowling lineup.

  • RameshRayaprolu on October 14, 2011, 23:57 GMT

    The way Dhoni played, I guess he just wanted to prove a point - how the host team can dominate knowing home conditions !! Anyways, great beginning to the series ! Hope India patches up the previous loss with a series win :) !

  • yug20 on October 14, 2011, 23:34 GMT

    way to go India..... This is just a beginning of the worst series for England team this ODI... Its payback time !!!!

  • agupta429 on October 14, 2011, 23:31 GMT

    Just noticed that this was in Hyderabad. Where India havent managed to win a single game in the New Stadium even when sachin made 175 we lost by 3 runs ..

    Says a lot. Going to love to see England crumble .. a little premature, but that is all i want to see India do to them.

  • Shan156 on October 14, 2011, 23:18 GMT

    @Nampally, it was a comprehensive win alright. But, royal thrashing? What would you call a defeat by an innings and 242 runs then?

  • righthandbat on October 14, 2011, 23:09 GMT

    TO the person who said England's players are mainly made up of SA, Ire, Ind players etc, look at the best performers in this match - Swann and Cook, both born in England.

    Secondly - good performance by India, but it's only the first match in the series, anything can happen. England aren't the number #1 ODI side by any means and their strength is in test cricket. India, as world champions on their home soil, despite a torrid series of England, are the favourites, no question of that. I would be surprised if England don't make it difficult though.

  • johnathonjosephs on October 14, 2011, 22:40 GMT

    ICC need to find a way to standardize pitches. It's really ridiculous how India can get whitewashed in England, and when England come to India, the same can be done. This England squad does not look as strong as it was in England, and I am desperately waiting for the Tests (though I think India will edge in that). We all know India is invincible in India regarding ODIS (we have seen that in the World Cup) and I feel that England is in for a severe beating (maybe whitewash) in the shorter format of the game.

  • on October 14, 2011, 22:39 GMT

    Well done boys. Keep the pressure on. We need to get our ranking back.

  • on October 14, 2011, 22:37 GMT

    India should never go abroad until the host country ready to prepare pitchs that favor India(slow,low,spinning)

  • Juiceoftheapple on October 14, 2011, 22:31 GMT

    There is an English proverb. 'One swallow does not make a summer'. Actually, it was a very impressive victory, I can't imagine the 'new' England will roll over that easily again, hopefully not. Patel doesn't seem to have had much joy bowling against India so far, and perhaps Borthwick - who looks very good - should have a go in India. It has to be said, we did scrape a few of those wins in england, and our batting is still a problem. I've said it elsewhere, but I think kieswetter should bat in an orthodox No.6 position, he's actually very technically accomplished when not slashing too hard too fast.

  • JG2704 on October 14, 2011, 22:28 GMT

    PS for those Indians who level the - can't play away label at England , we did beat Australia comprehensively and drew with SA in recent years. And if we lose this series 5-0 (which I hope we don't) then so be it. As I said before India started the series as favourites. I just feel that most of the English fans are not so blinkered as to realise that we have a hell of a way to go in the ltd overs formats and we need to work hard to stay at 1 in the tests , esp as we play the 2ND BEST side in the world South Africa next year. I also still believe we would beat India if a test series followed as that is where we excel these days.

  • WC2011Champs on October 14, 2011, 22:22 GMT

    Jadeja is extremely talented cricketer. I was immensely impressed with his batting in England shortly after arrival against tail-up bowlers like Broad. Where batsmen like Rohit Sharma and Raina found the bounce difficult to handle this lad was playing Broad on top of the line. That was with straight bat like proper batsman. He has my respect.

    He is definitely a keeper and a long-term prospect for Indian cricket. But I would play him in the middle of the innings, batting or bowling. He blew up many an opportunities when entrusted to finish up games. He always came out on the wrong side and soon become an object of people's harassment.

  • JG2704 on October 14, 2011, 22:18 GMT

    I could exaggerate and say that India beat a reserve England side (being that we had Morgan and Broad out) or blame the favourable conditions , losing the toss , Raina should have been given out earlier - but that would be ungracious and I prefer not to stoop to others levels. Truth is we were outplayed with both bat and ball and clearly need to get our act together.However , I always thought India would win the series and it could well be a 5-0 win. England are going through changes and we were playing in the others back yard and ODI's are not really our forte. We have a long way to go in both T20 and ODI's imo and right now I reckon only 5 players should have their places nailed down - and one of those is out injured. I do feel that we miss Morgan's adaptability. Re selection , I'd keep 10/11 and maybe swap Borthwick for Bresnan who seems to have gone off the boil in ODI's and just hope that we perform a whole lot better.Big praise to MSD - a captain who leads by example esp in ODI's

  • OhhhhMattyMatty on October 14, 2011, 22:12 GMT

    Eight victories for England. One for India. That's amazing stats! 8-1!

  • demon_bowler on October 14, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    I don't want to be accused of cutting and running when England lose, so I'm hear to say congratulations and well played to India. Dhoni was magnificent, undoubtedly the world's best one-dayer player at the moment. England will have to work out new plans against him, because the current one -- bowling full and straight and allowing him to hit down the ground -- is not working.

  • on October 14, 2011, 21:57 GMT

    Well done India. Keep the youngsters in the team and give them a chance to play the entire series!! Ashim

  • ashes61 on October 14, 2011, 21:42 GMT

    First things first. Congrats to IND on what was, in the end, a convincing victory by big margin. For two thirds of IND innings ENG kept the lid on (without necessarily being in full control). The 35th to 50th overs changed the game & the ENG wkts fell to scoreboard pressure. So well done, India. After all those defeats, you finally have a victory at last. Very pleased for IND fans (honest!) because ENG fans know what it's like to go a long time without a win, and that's been IND's experience in the last 10 or 11 games against England. But this "revenge" triumphalism reminds me of the hubris we had here just before the summer's Test series. Where have you all been hiding (apart from the weather/pitch/umpire/DRS & all other excuse makers)? So 1-0 to India, 4 to go. All to play for! It's not a bad IND team in home conditions. Persevere with them & get experience, it will soon be the 1st XI. Bringing back SRT or Sehwag would be a backward step.Bell for KP next, possibly Borthwick for Patel

  • landl47 on October 14, 2011, 21:39 GMT

    Great innings by Dhoni, well supported by Raina and Jadeja. England have some work to do on pacing their innings on these wickets, but this is a quick learning side. Congratulations to India on a well-deserved win.

  • gunnerr4life on October 14, 2011, 21:14 GMT

    It seems like India have won another WC !!!

  • on October 14, 2011, 20:48 GMT

    finally india got win over england.. dhoni and raina played well and jadega bowl well.

  • skeptic_indianfan02 on October 14, 2011, 20:42 GMT

    No doubt Indians are the best side home..What a way to welcome the English side who looked invincible back at their home..Great!

  • aksh.cool on October 14, 2011, 20:38 GMT

    only few of the english players r actually from england. most of their players r of south african, indian or irish origin......... this shows the actual quality of the english side..... they won't stand anywhere if their foreign recruits leave the team.....

  • on October 14, 2011, 20:32 GMT

    finally INDIA proved that that we r WORLD CHAMPION. JAI HIND.

  • on October 14, 2011, 20:31 GMT

    england will learn, but we need to dominate the first 3 matches to win it

  • SanjivAwesome on October 14, 2011, 20:27 GMT

    As an India fan, I am delighted. And I note that it is only first of five ODIs, so there is some way to go. Go India!

  • Lmaotsetung on October 14, 2011, 20:26 GMT

    Kieswetter got out to the moving ball AGAIN! Very disappointed after his good run of form recently. Cook and Trott did not need to go for big shots at that time. Hope they learn from this. England always bounce back. As far as KP is concerned, he looks out of sorts totally. Somewhere in me wish Bell takes his place at #4. Give Borthwick a shot in Samit's place, he bowls unthreatening overs, rather have Borthwick who can bat just as much.

  • MrTom10 on October 14, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    The batsmen should watch how Finn plays during the end, be inventive rather than nudge and nurdle, play like its T20 specially KP and Kiessy leave the building to the others.

    Batsmen needed to use their feet more too, Finn got the 6 with a good swing and some good footwork, if our proper batsmen start doing that then they'll start doing better against spin were footwork is crucial as players like Morgan and Clarke have proved.

  • mohsin9975 on October 14, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    @pawan-Most certainly our worst bowler is vinay kumar.Maybe he will b 1 of d worst seamer ever to hav played for india

  • itsthewayuplay on October 14, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    Not sure why fellow Indian fans are gloating so much - this series should be about rebuilding Indian cricket following Eng tour and then CPL where overseas players/teams played the best cricket. Forget the results, Ind should be focusing on the basics. Rahane for the 4th consecutive innings has shown he does not have the temperament at the moment and yet again both Gambhir gifted his wicket when set and Kohli found the fielder when taking the ariel route (@Vijay Sg Kohli scored 107 then hit his wicket like a schoolboy and his other scores were 55,9,7,16 hardly justifies his inclusion) and there were 3 sorry runouts. At least with England you see the potential and they have options to do better. With India you feel this is as good as it gets. When Eng batters put a price on their wicket and possibly change batting order we'll see what Indian bowlers do which is usually nothing. Some perspective-at the end of 22 overs Ind were 93-3 and Eng were 109-2, not really that much to shout about.

  • IndianCrazyFan on October 14, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    Great victory. Fed up with 8 loses after huge WC glory.

    Nice moment to see all back to victory march. Dhoni is a true leader who is unfortunte to see worst 2 months in England after WC win. I feel thats good loss to get which makes team more careful going forward when travelling abroad.

    Yuvi/Sehwag/Zaheer 3 still due to be back while Sachin doubt if he will play too much ODIs in future. Once above 3 back will be dream combination and still we have Rohit who will be great addition anywhere.

    Hyd ground never any home teams(1 victory for Deccan Charges I think) It will be a good start for my nice home ground to see victory. Last time I remember a broken heart when Sachin fought lone handed with 175 vs Aus.

    All the best Dhoni & Co for rest of the series.

  • on October 14, 2011, 20:12 GMT

    Can I clarify that no-one ever said that England are the number 1 ODI side. We've got a lot of room for improvement and we know it. The test arena is a totally different affair, this series cannot establish any sort of superiority in the longer form of the game regardless of the result.

  • ather_aziz on October 14, 2011, 19:55 GMT

    Jadeja is a wonderful spinner and i think h is as good a spinner as ashwin if not better

  • on October 14, 2011, 19:55 GMT

    @honestno2: and u also were good in your country. but we made a good fight in ODI, NOT LIKE THIS CHEAP ENGLAND PERFORMANCE. TAKE IT BACK ENGLAND..

  • ather_aziz on October 14, 2011, 19:55 GMT

    Jadeja is a wonderful spinner and i think h is as good a spinner as ashwin if not better

  • on October 14, 2011, 19:43 GMT

    @FRont foot loung: who said ENG is the best test team in world, they just won one series against india in eng remember. do u know when they last beaten india in tests, it 8 years ago. they are not capable of playing a low bounce track where india scored 300 runs. they havent won any series in subcontinent in recent past except in bangladesh

  • nawwabsahab on October 14, 2011, 19:43 GMT

    hahahahaha and u know india is the best batting and bowling side in the world....hahahahaha ... just see this na...india outplayed england...wow...

  • on October 14, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    @honestno2 isnt it more proof that England is good as long as they play in England, cause this is a half strength Indian team they are playing and losing to.

  • on October 14, 2011, 19:41 GMT

    england will learn, but we need to dominate the first 3 matches to win it

  • Kaze on October 14, 2011, 19:40 GMT

    *yawn* two lousy ODI sides playing .

  • on October 14, 2011, 19:35 GMT

    amazing victory after india come back of lossing England Tour. We are excepted to win the serious ...........

  • on October 14, 2011, 19:34 GMT

    the funniest part is.. iic cricketer of the year trott n cook got out to jadeja. the worst bowler in our team. do i need to say anything more?

  • honestno2 on October 14, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    Hence Proved.....India is good as long as they play in India..... !!!

  • on October 14, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    hahaha i already started imaging how English batsman going to handle Aswin and rahul sharma . Both are talented and they wont give anything for them to score

  • Nampally on October 14, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    @itsthewayuplay: Sorry mate both Bopara & Bairstow let you down!.Indian fast bowler Yadav also got 2 wkts. while the 2 spinners ran thru' the England batting, once Cook was out. You say"perhaps India is so used to losing to England".Well India has defended their 300 runs & gave England a royal thrashing - much against your predictions. Kohli & Rahane experiment did not fail, as you say. These 2 guys are good and will score a lot of runs in this series.Because India lost 10 of their front line players, they get thrashed 4-0 in England. Today England lost with their best XI players from the original squad - which is more agonizing? Hopefully I have answered your uncalled for "trashing" of the Indian team. Fortunately India did not play Rahul Sharma or Ojha. They would have been even more difficult to bat against than Ashwin & Jadeja.This is a new series & India is a difficult team to beat on their home turf. Stats show England lost to India 5-0 in 2009 ODI's.A keen series ahead.

  • simon_w on October 14, 2011, 19:29 GMT

    Well thank goodness for that, I suppose. I was worried that we would have another Indian drubbing at the hands of England. Looks like we'll have a good series now :) The England performance was poor, but most of us expected that. If England can up their game, we should be in for some good cricket!

  • Vilander on October 14, 2011, 19:20 GMT

    LOL Marcio you must be an Aussie.

  • bigdhonifan on October 14, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    Somerset is a much better team than this so-called English national side (Mixture of World XII). ECB has questions to answer.

  • Cric1988 on October 14, 2011, 19:15 GMT

    well all these indian fans here cant get their head off the defeat in england. well india did play very well and england batting had no steam in it. you can talk all about their no1 status but the fact is when india went to england they were test no1 team and are w.champion, so the thrashing you guys got there clearly shows u dint deserve that status, specially after all these comments just after one match. i am not saying england would do the same here in india but i am pretty sure they wont loose like that. i cant bel how can one win change the way you guys think...what happened in england with india could never be changed. even bangladesh played slightly better than them when they toured england :)

  • the_blue_android on October 14, 2011, 19:12 GMT

    I see most Indians here acting as if we again won the WC final. Relax guys, 4 more games to go. It's still going to be difficult to win the series without the likes of Sachin, Viru, Yuvi, Zak.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on October 14, 2011, 19:11 GMT

    England will take being better than India at cricket any day. Now that they are of course, does a one day win feel like a bit of bad news for England fans? Ha! With the undisputed best team in the world at tests, a little odi loss aint bad for the youngsters to learn their trade. Come on Youngsters, shine through!

  • gpsir on October 14, 2011, 19:11 GMT

    Even India and England players won't be fighting like the people who're posting comments at cricinfo. Just chill out guys. Doesn't matter whoever wins, just watch and enjoy. Why so much tension between fans. Its just a game. Both the players would make money irrespective of results.

  • Zulu1981 on October 14, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    Awesome Awesome :)...Keep it up Dhoni...

  • InnocentGuy on October 14, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    Last 10 overs: India 91/2; England n/a. :D Found that funny.

  • Deepfreezed on October 14, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    green dirt bullies exposed....

  • Marcio on October 14, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    Groucho Marx once said the definition of mixed emotions was watching your mother in-law driving your new convertible over a cliff. Now in the 21st century a new definition is required: learning the outcome of an India-England cricket game. First there is the sheer joy of leaning the name of the loser of the contest: England. But that elation is soon dulled by the realisation that their opponent - India - has won.

  • Shan156 on October 14, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    @maddy20, you know, a lot of non-Indian fans felt the same before this summer's test series. A lot of fans like you predicted that India would bully England in the tests earlier this year. You must be very good at predictions. No, wait:-)

  • Street_Hawk on October 14, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    JUst remember India is still playing their second string team without Sehwag, Tendulkar, Zaheer and Yuvraj from the WC winning team...otherwise the margin of victory would have been bigger

  • weindians on October 14, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    @sams235

    Hold on... English fan there... yes there are 4 more to go.. i can say 4 sure it wouldnt be like englsih wins in last series - a cocktail of rain luck and indian injuries... see the first win its self ... i told one of u before lets wait for ful 50 overs matches... eve with 4 players only in squad from worldcup winning team.. they could win on high margins...

    Today was Dhoni's 4 th consecutive fifties in ODIs....with just on series loss a player with ave of 49+ dont need to prove against an english squad where they have couple of them above 45 ave...lol

  • Shan156 on October 14, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    Well played India. I see that most Indian fans are now saying that England fans were boasting that they were world beaters. Tell me @Gupta.Ankur, how many England fans claimed that we are world beaters in ODIs. We have a very good test team and we are proud about that. The ODI series win in England came as a surprise to most England fans as well. It just showed how poorly India played to be beaten by England. ODIs have never been our strength for a long time. India are definitely better than us at that format.

    See, unlike most of the Indian fans, we don't make any excuses.

    Good luck for both teams for the rest of the series. Unless England improve dramatically *and* India plays poorly, India should win the series 5-0. Anything else, and England would have done reasonably well.

  • TobyTee on October 14, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    Until Trott put Cook under pressure, England had the game in their grasp - proving that you can't afford Trott and Cook in the same ODI team. India's innings was going nowhere until Dhoni and that little sulky chappy took control and posted a decent total. Then the pitch decided to play a big part in the game and turn dibbly dobbers into unplayable grubbers. A few lessons for England to learn here, but only a few.

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:49 GMT

    Great win guys contiue their form in full sers

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    Well done India! Now lets go all the way and make it 5-0

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    At least india gave fight in all odi's and t-20. England surrendered so meekly. Now, england will realise they were playing at home with rain gods also supporting them. Luckily for england, neither is the weather worst for them (could be killing in may-july) nor is india at full strength. Still, india crushed england! I am not saying england is a bad team but they are not that gooda against spin on subcontinent pitches.

  • bigdhonifan on October 14, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    england played practice matches against Hyderabad (one of the worst team in domestic circuits).. that was a good strategy by BCCI... Bairstow hitting the local players for sixes and they were dreaming that thye will do same against India!! even he cant hit Jadeja in Indian soil.. So what he will do against Aswin???? 5-0 for India!! English is a worst ODI team and Worst test team in Indian subcontinent!

  • wagon_wheel on October 14, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    @ the wallster I am really amused that you derive inspiration from that 338 tie in the world cup and forget how your team was walloped by SL in the quarter finals. Forget the WC, how did England fare in ODI's in Australia or for that matter in the last 15 years, to be frank the England batsmen batted like dumb ducks today..not quite donkeys...maybe a Mr. Hussein can answer that better

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    England, Welcome to India!

    I can only imagine what lethal spinning tracks England is going to get in upcoming ODI's

  • kalyankk1985 on October 14, 2011, 18:38 GMT

    haha .. all england fans already gave up saying its a low-key series .. where are the england tigers - who lost tremendously infront of a second string team . point to note is india competed will in 3-0 loss in ODI's in england also but they just crossed the boundary everytime with luck or rain or better batting .. here the real strengths of england team coming out .. not saying indian team is great bcoz of winning this one match - bcoz a team can be said to be great only after a couple of years consistent run - just after 2 series wins, eng termed themselves the best ODI team .. the ptich wasnt even in compelte liking to indian bowling - best thing is to say england team is great next time after they show consistent results for 2 years.. instead of 2 series ..

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:35 GMT

    Interesting comment below: England is yet to defeat India in any uninturrepted/untruncated ODI since 2007. ENGLAND FANS TAKE NOTE.

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    jonathan trott is provong costly for england at the moment. the main reason of england losing wickets in quick succession is trott. the fact that he is not able to rotate strike has put a lot of pressure on cook that he eventually had to do all the scoring and gave away his wicket in the process. the english batsmen at the moment have no clue about facing indian spinners in their home terrain!!! the worries for the english have just started......it's payback time

  • bigdhonifan on October 14, 2011, 18:31 GMT

    Jadeja going to replace Pathan and others as 7th Batsman!! He is bowling well, Fielding brilliantly and batting sensibly! if he continue this, He will be a real asset for Indian team for next 12 years! he is just 21 or 22 now! He can clear the ground easily!!good to see him back!! SO WE WILL SEE DHONI BACK AS ODI # 1 RANK AS BATSMAN AND INDIA ON #1.. I am missing Anderson and Broad!! want them here.. hitting raina, Kohli and Dhoni them 90/0 in 10 overs!!

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:31 GMT

    indian team was exceptional today..!wat if english bowling lineup is talented bt is inexperienced,,i was sure england would struggle in the sub continent becoz of the flat pitch nd indian batting lineup is the best in the world..finn nd drenchbck had never played on indian tracks even if they might hav bowled in right areas but they were completely lacking on their variation...becoz they always tried to focus on yorkers or overpitch delivery nd indian players took it as a reward,bt today indian bowlers bowled extremly well with lots of variation nd indian spinners r gifted with tons of talent nd according 2 me india can outplay any team who l play against them in the sub continent

  • ravi_shankar88 on October 14, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    To all my fellow indian fans,lets not get carried away by this win, remember its just the first one of the whole series.....! let us win the remaining two matches and then bah the english team.still we have our batting worries if u exclude the innings played by dhoni&raina its nothing of a total to defend,so the top order should come good in the upcoming matches. and as far as england is concerned they made a big blunder by not not playing ian bell(as said by sourav ganguly in neo cricket commentery)so we must be always one step ahead of them.they will come hard will try their best in coming matches....

    And finally its an absolute joy to watch umesh yadav's bowling.after along time we r seeing an indian bowler who can bowl consistently 146+ kmph.i also expect varun aaron could get a chance in coming matches.

  • CricFreax on October 14, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    i Believe the team is more or less set if Varun (i believe he would still clock 145) replaces Vinay and Rahane/Parthiv with Rahul Sharma.

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    missing landl47 and 5wombat :(

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    I saw match in Hyderabad.All crowds were going berserk.We dont know what to do.This is the first win this stadium has faced in 4 ODIs it hasted and deccan chargers won 1 out of 14 matches here.We havent seen taste of victory.I m so happy today.Dhoni was rocking all the way.I think Rahane should work on some things.

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:21 GMT

    Lol!!! of all the people who talked abt vinay Kumar only two of them commented to give support for him and guess what both were Bangaloreans.. Typical.

  • Dicky306 on October 14, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    All the guys who misunderstood me I am from hyd and I bleed blue!!!! I meant rain was Englands best player lol hahaha I am thinking we r going to need rain to make this match interesting

  • 5wombats on October 14, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    Well done heat - today you are truly the winner. LOL. Trolls - enjoy.

  • BigGeorgeMehemood on October 14, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    They should give this boy- Cutnee Dhalpuchnieragpo a chance to bowl. I hear de boy clock 99 mph. in nets in India..he deserve a chance!

  • Dicky306 on October 14, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    Mr adithya I am from hyd . I meant rain was England's best player lol haha . Good to see ur passion though bro

  • Nampally on October 14, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    It was great to see Dhoni in full flight slaughtering the England bowling!.I expected Kohli, Gambhir & Raina also to rise to the occasion. They did a bit but they need to go beyond 30's into 50's & 100's. These 4 players are likely to be the Indian batting in absence of 3 ODI Kings, Sehwag, Tendulkar & Yuvraj. Jadeja did very well both with the bat and followed it up with 3 scalps. He also fielded brilliantly. I personally felt that inclusion of Rahul Sharma in place of Vinay Kumar would have sent England into total tail spin - 3 Spinners instead of 2.It was a fine start by Young Indian team & I hope they won't let it up in the next 4 ODI's either. India need to repeat the feat of 2009 performance against KP's England side which was trounced 5-0.India outplayed England in all departments including pace bowling where Yadav & kumar did well.This win finally gives respite for the Indian Cricinfo Fans from "shellacking" of Indian team by England fans.It is about time to settle the score!

  • Sammy02 on October 14, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    English players were like catching ducks while handling spin LOL! Man! the one over Bresnan faced against Ashwin ROFL! Finally he found a way to get out. Too early to predict a whitewash, England are a good side hoping they'll come with a better performance next time.

  • Harishonthemic on October 14, 2011, 18:13 GMT

    @jmcilhinney: Who are you kidding, Sir? You might have forgotten the antics of good players like Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain, particularly of the latter who went on to compare some ordinary Indian fielding with you-know-what. Do you call it graciousness in victory? We have heard some great English commentators and we have heard Nasser Hussain.

  • mohanpeela on October 14, 2011, 18:12 GMT

    What a way to start the series..!! cheers for the welcome lose for .........( u guys know what to fill in the blank... no comments plzzz) in india. First of all.. recollect those 5 one day's of 2008... my guess at least peitersen remembers that... ( All credits to Yuvraj... unfortunately he miss this day )... u guys did your job out there in England.... now its our turn...!!! Plz wait for those days to come in near future if u can't remember.. Come oon INDIA... Keep your nerves oonnn & Bleed blue all over............ !! ( PLZZ FILL IN THE BLANK)..:-)

  • CricFreax on October 14, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    Though i am Indian, I would definitely agree with the_wallster

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    Not sure why this bravado from both sides? India were rubbish and badly beaten in England in Tests and ODIs. They were a tad unlucky in ODIs but England were clearly the better side overall. England will learn soon, it's not the same when you step out of your comfort zone, there's a reason why they had a wretched ODI worldcup. They are up against an effectively India B team and still struggling.

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:09 GMT

    A PERFECT PIC WITH COOK IN THE BACKGROUND!

  • CricFreax on October 14, 2011, 18:09 GMT

    Good Thing is that Indian Team has won a ODI after a big disaster. But it does not end there. I still feel that there was nothing in India bowling that had won the game. if the first 20-25 overs are seen. Our batsmen were struggling to get gaps as well for boundaries. England bowling may have failed in last 10 overs. Even may be because of the both balls were 25 overs old and just slogging and helicopter helped India battaing rather than good strokes. Their first few overs were really good. On the contrast even though the seames gave away only aroud 5 run, England could comforatbley get boumdaries in every single over, until PKs dismissal. I felt only one thing. it is that England took this game too easily and may be though they can win the series even after 2 losses. They will definitely come back hard. And that time Indian team will be wondering. Kudos to Raina (my fav) and Dhoni. It was a matured game from Kohli and Raina. England team has a way too strong bowling line that India

  • nitiinjain on October 14, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    I am amazed at the negative comments coming this time from England supporters, the tide has swung and it's just the first game of the series. Don't forget there are 4 more games to go, cheer up England, oh well, maybe you are looking for previous results when England toured India, and the final scoreline read 5-1 and 5-0.

  • unkith on October 14, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    India got battered in England...England will most likely be bettered in India...just proves that neither team has the clear superiority like the Aussies of the late 90's and early 2000's and the West Indies before them.

  • cricketisagame on October 14, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    Excuse me Mr. Cr1cket_Lover, may I bring these points for your attention: You said England is not full strength side at present but forgot that India is not even half strength. Indian pitches dont help the bowlers.. it did helped Swann (1 for 35) though Jadeja got 3 for 34. Why the English batsmen failed on a batting friendly pitch then. Are they just thrive in home conditions just like Indian batsmen.. and if so what's your complaint about? England lost to low grade WI team in the last 20-20 when Flower tried to make a dusty pitch in England..I repeat in England.. don't you remember it?

  • intelligent_guy008 on October 14, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    Indian team need to learn win outside of sub continent to be truly considered a 'good' team. When they can beat Australia or south africa in their own backyard, they will be respected and feared by their opponents. As of now, they are known to perform well in mostly home conditions. A good and deserving win nonetheless.

  • OhhhhMattyMatty on October 14, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    8-1 to England. India's strongest XI sneaks home against an England 4th XI.

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    India did not become champion Overnight they played consistently well similarly we agree we lost to England badly @ their backyard but does that mean V r not champion material?--To all the commentators --beat that!

  • on October 14, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    @uzbooz - back at home winning...hmm..that sounds like another team I know. England.

    People who keep repeating the chants about missing key players - Yeah, we did too in England...but then you were over the hill with the wins. Lets see if you can manage one with your so called "key" players.

    Guys bringing up WC tie. That was a long ago. India had whooped England in the previous England tour before this whitewash.

    About the pitch, yes it was slow and turn. What do you want? A green top like England? Dream on. Every team has its right in home advantage. England did too. What goes around, comes around.

    Last but not the least, I remember many articles abt aura of invincibilty - those were real pathetic. Even the mighty Aussies took 2 tours to complete their trophy case. And they were waay better than the current team. England cant win against a 2nd string team. :D Maybe Flower should show case some of his reverse sweep prowess for them.

  • psubbu79 on October 14, 2011, 17:59 GMT

    Good win for India.. Total Domination! Surprised on peoples comments that England is missing few players and is not playing full-strength. Not sure if anybody realized that India is not even playing with 30% of their original team from 6 months ago. In England when this current team beat India, they were great players. Today when they lost, they suddenly became short of full-strength. Kidding? Unfortunately there is no rain to save England. I think India outplayed England in the ODIs in England too. except Capt Rain played a very good innings throughout the series. one change, India should play Varun Aaron instead of Vinay Kumar. I feel that change will seal the deal and India will whitewash England 5-0.

  • sanjay0301 on October 14, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    I am sorry for England Cricket team.. they played like a bunch of Crazy Frongs(in rain) on ground.. Our Galli Crickers are better than current England team in India.. Hmm expecting some excitement in next coming matches

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:56 GMT

    so now England is shown the importance of Home conditions , also we should make pitches which take turn and low bounce and see how English adapt to that , well they have a long tour and then they go to Sri Lanka and then play Pakistan in UAE , they are in for a real tough outing , also because India is the central point for cricket (90% of revenue generator) , all these guys have to prove their mettle in India , good week for India , first MI winning the CTL and now this , more misery awaits England for sure

  • Sammy02 on October 14, 2011, 17:55 GMT

    Good to see Ashwin bowl with such authority.. Have anybody noticed he has developed doosra to his variation, the wicket he got of Bopara was a doosra. He's really making comeback difficult for bhajji, at least in the shorter format.

  • rahulcricket007 on October 14, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    I MUST ADMIT THAT SWANN IS LETHAL IN ODIS

  • Harmony111 on October 14, 2011, 17:53 GMT

    There were some super cocky Eng fans who were saying that Eng were the unofficial ODI Champions too. Wow, so this team can't chase 300 runs on a small ground with plenty of dew to help them. On the same wicket, India scored 150 runs in 15 overs !!!.

    I would like to have an answer from these absolutely blind and biased Eng fans why can't Eng bat 50 overs (or even 40 overs) or score even 200 runs on such a wicket? The same Eng fans were jumping like yoyo when Eng had scored 350 runs a few days back on the same wicket.

    The emerging player of Eng was a damp squib and the best death bowler of Eng kept bowling wide balls.

    Mind you, this is the B team of India, imagine the margin of victory had it been the full team.

    All those who said Indians are flat track bullies, lol, the Eng team couldn't even bat 40 overs or score 200 runs on the same flat track. What is Eng then? Flat track bullies but only against plate division teams?

  • Gupta.Ankur on October 14, 2011, 17:53 GMT

    @ravi, very well said..............there were lot of articles from commentators/experts here............lets see if the same stuff is said for england as well........

    It was funny how Eng were "assumed" as world beaters after just one-series.......will they be called "world losers" if they lose this one?

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:53 GMT

    @jmcilhinney : One win for India will never prove anything. But one series win against India in England in the recent years will also not prove England is better either. It was just a fluke. England should to be consistent everywhere. England started barking even before they could beat someone. For sure England cannot keep up their existing pace either going forward . Indian Team (Composure & Clamness) achieved all the exisiting championships : T20 World Cup, Test No1. & ODI World Cup within span of 1 year.

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    people from england are oggling tht india won at home.... and dont play well overseas.... well england ...... thy dont have players from home....

  • The_bowlers_Holding on October 14, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    First of all that is a drubbing and congratulations to India, the game was very much in the balance till Cook and then Trott fell. Excellent performance from MSD, I wonder what all those fans that have been calling for his head think now. India will probably win the series but I do not believe that it will be a walk in the park and the experience gained by the young England players will be invaluable. I can't help feeling a mistake was made in dropping Bell rather than KP. England fans were mainly baiting the Indian fans in response to all of their victories in the summer being attributed to injuries, weather, .... Sometimes one must accept the better team won on the day and the results, such as today do not lie. Here's to a competetive series and hopefully more mutual respect constant bragging 'is just not cricket'

  • Thelorian on October 14, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    @UzBooz ... and English Lions are not in their home..What's the difference between these 2 lions then?

  • MrTom10 on October 14, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    Might have taken a few months but India finally won a game against England, that said the posts by some of the Indian fans that suggest we were acting as cocky as they were before they came to England is pretty funny to see considering how untrue it is.

    Hoping for a decent series I don't see any reason for India toe xpect this to be easy, although I think we should be using Borthwick over Patel tbh he's a better fielder and is leggie whereas Patel's just a SLA and is basically just a poor quality Swann on another angle.

    Well played Dhoni too he should bat higher up IMO he's been consistently good in ODIs more or less regardless of conditions and I think come the next WC he should be batting higher up. Would love it if he could transfer some of this form into test runs though, it'd free up his mind as a captain.

  • KARTHIKMANOJ on October 14, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    Team India under skipper M S Dhoni registered their First win in an International match after 112 days (June 24 to October 13) of disastrous winless period! A huge relief for both Dhoni and India!!!!! Keep winning!!!!!

  • shamju on October 14, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    india has done really well though not at their full strength. they were very unlucky in england but now luck has changed

  • krici_lover on October 14, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    @UzBooz, Sorry my geography is weak, I thought Lord's. Oval, Trent Bridge, Old Trafford were in England, If so these become home grounds for england too. ...If india is lion at home then so is ENGLAND. moreover check the overseas record in ODIs for both the teams in last few years in no of matches played and win ratio. I am sure with these facts you would get more to laugh at ....

  • kingcobra85 on October 14, 2011, 17:42 GMT

    CSK TRIO ASHWIN,DHONI & RAINA are going to be playing together for the rest of their career :) awesome performance by all the three

  • PACERONE on October 14, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    What is all this talk about Bell missing.He has been the beneficiary of poor Indian bowling and catching.He would not of fared much better than the batsmen today. It always seems that people want to make Bopara the whipping boy. England had everything go there way in England..maybe it will be reverse this time.Good to see India catch and field this well.

  • sams235 on October 14, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    (Indian supporter here) Hold your horses, Indian fans, there are 4 more games to go. Dont praise Dhoni yet, he has got to prove a lot if he is to keep his place in the team and his captaincy.

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    Well Well Well More than India Win!!PAY ATTENTION,i was more happy to see an indian clocking 90 mph,its Umesh Yadav....In india Right now we have 3 bowlers in the national scene who bowls around 90 mph.........Varun Aaron,Umesh yadav And abu nechim(Recently saw him playing in mumbai indian's eleven) along with that dinda bowls consistently in 140"s...We have 3 experinced pacers in Zaheer,Ishant,munaf And Srisant...We Shud Rotate these Experinece bowlers with these rookie bowlers

  • muski on October 14, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    Well Well Well- This English team has only flattered to deceive. On the ground of the showing in England, I thought they really are a good team. However the performance today shows that each team is a lion in their own backyard and a paper tiger overseas. So the dispute on who is better between England and Indian ends here and now. Bhajji was not not far from the truth when he predicted 5-0 for India. Good that he did not play and waste his spot. Way to go Ashwin.

  • Gupta.Ankur on October 14, 2011, 17:38 GMT

    I told you that England can only do well in home conditions and outside that they could not even play 40 overs......

    Look at their bowling.............India score at 10 an over in last 16 overs of their innings.........it brutally exposes their bowling units dependency on overcast english conditions for swing bowling....

    Also, their batting looked "school kids" like against India's spinners.....that they could barely last 36 overs....

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:38 GMT

    finally the change in dressing room helped india win its 1st match in four attempts in hyderabad that to by beating england for the 1st time in 2011

  • maddy20 on October 14, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    Can't wait for next summer to see the NO.1(if they are at that position till then) test side get thumped/thrashed/pulverized in the test series in India. This ODI series is just a sample of whats gonna come for them then!

  • EverybodylovesSachin on October 14, 2011, 17:33 GMT

    England cannot win in sub continent... They are very weak against spin...Lots of people say Indian pitches are flat..even on flat wicket they cannot win...Not a number one team by any means..

  • sipsmont on October 14, 2011, 17:32 GMT

    with dhoni's helicofter shot .........england just blown away ........grand WELCOME to the english team......beware diwali is also there...so more fire crackers r waiting to explode!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:31 GMT

    LOL! In your face English fans! The summer has ended.. now get ready for rough Indian Autumn :P ! India literally thrashed England! Win by 126 runs! :D And that too when India is not playing full strength! Way to go India! Chak De! Dhoni rocks! :)

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    AGAIN INDIA GOOD PERFOMENCE DHONI

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    well played India... and England be ready to taste some more bitter defeats

  • krici_lover on October 14, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    I am eagerly waiting for the comments of those England fans, who declared their side a great side when england defeated India in a closely fought ODI series that too with the help of D/L and rain gods. Now as a matter of fact - England is yet to defeat India in any uninturrepted/untruncated ODI since 2007. This fact speaks about the greatness of ths team. LOL.......

  • i_witnessed_2011 on October 14, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    Today it is proved again that England is one dimensional side. This team is far away from becoming number one side. They can not hold on to number one status in tests also when they start playing outside of England.

  • jagatr on October 14, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge: Swann 1 for 35. Jadeja 3 for 34. No. 1 spinner, eh? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    jadeja has improved a lot by now but india's main issue lies with its seam attack with no pace and xperience in the currently playing ones buth dhoni has an oppurtunity to check out the young squad but i just hope he makes the right decision coz evn today seamers were greatly ineffective.......!

  • itsthewayuplay on October 14, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    The top order has to got to do better as Dhoni and Raina won't save India every time. Despite the big win in terms of the result, an unconvincing performance from India with no signs of improvement. Yadav, the quickest of the Indian bowlers, was the most expensive bowler, if you exclude the part-time efforts of Bopara. Looks like England threw away most of their wickets which will be how India get most of their wickets in this series. Whilst India have played at the same standard (?) as in England, England did not show the same application in this game. At least India won't lose 5-0 now.

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    @justk: no one is disputing that India were competitive in the ODIs in England - if not in the tests :) Or that India would be stronger and England weaker in India (home advantage works both ways). However, one match is no where near enough to settle any debates. If India repeat this in the next 4 matches you will have a lot more to gloat about - though as the higher ranked ODI team and WC champions and playing on their own wickets they should be able to win all five. The worst detractors I have read of the Indian team have been Indians, not Brits!

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:14 GMT

    Finally the Revenge is On...

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    DHONI AND GANGZZZZ PLAYED SO NICELY... SUPPERRRRRRRRRR...

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    now start he excuses the fact is that 1)u r not a good 50 over team was so desperately waiting for this a full 50 over game and see when this has happened wat has happened in eng it rained thats why u won odi though u deserved tests 2) u r tigers at home cats in subcontinent just waiting for next year test series at home against england hopefully it will be tougher then am not sure anderson doesnt have courage to come to india broad no swing no worth with batting spinners will do it for the tailenders the prob in england first two test which just setbak indian team no confidence with them swann will be key next year as well now

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    @Vikranth Vaddi.. yeap Bro u guessed it correctly..but it went the other way,hahahaaa..better luck next time..

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:07 GMT

    Guys, c'mon ... this is collective douchebaggery at its best. I'm an Indian fan, but I don't find a reason to bash the English just because we've beaten them in one game. Yes, India were competitive in the ODIs, but England won there. Plus, they humbled the Indians in the tests (sounds like an understatement ;D). Just put an end to the stupid comments. Glad that India won, but England will surely play better in the next ODIs. Still think India will take this series though. That said, the English supporters should also refrain from the imbecile comments. Yes, you guys won, so good job, but that doesn't give a reason to bash your Indian counterparts.

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    To all the Indian fans.. these r the strong responses they shud witness(English fans)..we will thrash them 5-0. there is no doubt..Congrats and thanks to all the indian fans.. U British team, atleast try to win one match, atleast one match.. i bet u cannot.. Kudos to the Indian team.. we did not forget how much u humiliated us wen we were there in england,.. U be ready to recieve... Bet, cannot win a match in India.. All your wins are in england mydear, try to win in the subcontinent..

  • hris on October 14, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    as expected. This is ODI cricket. England were hammered 6-1 by oz. Then were rubbish in the world cup. Anderson-- so called best bowler was dropped. and now again in these conditions, they look mediocre at best. They are only good in test that too outside of the indian subcontinent.

  • on October 14, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    Hahahaha....I can continue for this whole page....lol...but back 2 business.ENGLAND...WELCOME BACK TO REALITY!!!...to all the english fans out there hiding yourselves, please start bragging about your players. Swann...it seems is a spinner. Is he? World no. 1? Guys..we still are playing with a depleted team so, Dicky306, pls have a 360 deg check about your players. For the people who believe that Dernbach and Bairstow are the future of England, ...u have a loooong future to dream about...Pieterson sure did feel a lot of pain...from Vinay Kumar..!!!!! Haha...ppl..waiting 4 all your excuses now...and by the way to all Indian fans...Its time for even our payback...keep your systems on and running...we need a lot of commenting to do..

  • sweetspot on October 14, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    England against India, in India. Whatever. Alastair Cook said today at the presentation that playing against Indian spinners is a matter of skill. That's it right there. You can't build on skill overnight. India did run England close in England. This was far too one sided and it would be terrible if this continues in this fashion. Leaving Ian Bell out? What was that all about? India did well with their batting, but they actually won this game with their bowling.

  • cricketisagame on October 14, 2011, 17:02 GMT

    I do not understand how a keeper can get return catch...was Ashwin keeping and bowling same time while Bopara batting??

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    Now that's the India I know...welcome to our turf England...

  • UzBooz on October 14, 2011, 16:56 GMT

    indians, the home lions are back in their home...why wont they win :P...i just cant stop laughing at the above comments talking against the english team :D

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    Where are the commentators(English/Indian), who were throwing mud on Dhoni and Team India. Unfortunate, that few from India also went on to say(after Indian team's poor performance), to order for enquiry on BCCI, Team Selection, Team Players. Let all the sensible cricket follwoers think and understand that Indian Team Players are human and not machines. If anyone following Indian Team, has the interest towards team performance, be restraint. Dhoni-The All time Great Captain. My best wishes for the rejuvenated Indian Team, atleast by now, the so called Great(Do not like to spell) keep away from spoiling the game and prospects of team. Even MI has won the CLT with players with real intention(Playing for the Team).

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    ha ha ha h...wt were ppl saying...england new champs..or wt...by seeing this performance everyone wld certainly believe they are... :P

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    @tsthewayuplay-Excuse me,the last time kohli played for India,he scored a 100...!

  • Rakim on October 14, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    It's just 1st match. This tour has got interesting right from start. England'll depend a lot of KP's batting. They missed Anderson and Broad tho. In last 15 overs they needed experience from these two.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    who ever blames the pitch...den plz be gracious in defeat...coz we were/...we never complained abt the pitch in ENGLAND...

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Wt a victory from the Indian Cricket Team! A captains Knock followed by a beautiful Spin Bowling which tore the England batting line up apart!!!! Its just the beginning Englishman its stil more to come!!

  • the_wallster on October 14, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    this was a completely abject performance by us. we were excellent until india's batting powerplay, and from 35 overs onwards we became a bowling machine. just throwdowns and half-volleys for dhoni and raina to smash out the park. india didn't win that game, england just turned up and handed it on a plate to them. why they persisted bowling it full when everone watching could see back-of-a-length was causing the most problems is beyond me. and then the batting... not one of those batsmen were got-out. they just gave their wicket away. the manner in which the top six got out was embarassing. kieswetter tickled it playing a non-shot. pietersen as usual was playing for himself. cook's shot...the worst of the lot. england were ticking along fine and then he chips it to midwicket. they needed 198 off 171. hardly a mountain task. and then the rest.... they had 8 matches in the world cup to learn how to play in india, and they havent learnt a thing. im gutted.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    Now we can see the importance of a real pace bowler in the team. Though expensive and wayward, Umesh Yadav helped in cleaning up the England tail by taking wicket nos 9 and 10. Dhoni should have given him one more over to have a go at Finn

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    India 5-0 or 4-1 for sure..Go India!

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    Just a message to English team "Welcome to India sir, enjoy your vacation here that you can, you are not winning a single match "

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    Ashwins success is heartening. Bhajji was becoming a liability . Rahul Sharma should be used as surprise weapon later on. I bet English will be foxed out by his type of bowling. Too bad Sehwag, Tendulkar, Yuvraj and Zaheer are not fit. Robin Utthapa should get a lookin for Parthiv.

  • Cr1cket_Lover on October 14, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    What an interesting start - India are usually tigers in the early games of series, and then fold like a newspaper when there are decider games. At least this time we won't be swept, that's really all we've guaranteed with this win today.

    And besides, maybe England is missing key players... This is the only formula for Indian success against premier teams - play at home in conditions not suited to bowlers, hope the visiting teams are missing key players and then the crowd noise...

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:46 GMT

    Well played India! I am waiting for Andrew McGlashan's match report today. He had much to say about India's performances in England. Bring him on!!

  • the_wallster on October 14, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    @wagon_wheel. did you forget the last time england played india, in india? like...the 338 tie in the world cup?

  • AjayVijayan on October 14, 2011, 16:44 GMT

    Think rather than going with Vinay Kumar, Let the chance be given to Varun Aron or Rahul Sharma... My personal opinion would be to let in have Rahul Sharma, coz then you have all sorts of spinning option against the English Team who are showing signs of vulnerability against spin... Rahul Sharmas Leg Spin, R Jadejas Left arm spin along with R Ashwins Offspin would curtail all Englands plan to pull of victory on Indian Soil... Also its worth to give chance to Varun instead of Umesh....

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ............... ENGLAND, ITS JUST THE START..............................................

  • Dicky306 on October 14, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Mr dev England are not fast track bullies no way. We batted better in England too . Just that rain and all our bowlers injured lol. We won wc in England and sa . They did not win anywhere haha

  • Sach_z_God on October 14, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    GOOD JOB, TEAM INDIA... KEEP IT UP.... WE WILL WIN THIS SERIES....

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Oh dear..England..unfortunately no rain in India to help you!!!

  • Dicky306 on October 14, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    Mr Luke how can I keep quiet lol I want some competition for my team . This England team can't play spin hahahah . If not for rain series in england 3-0 for India haha

  • jmcilhinney on October 14, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    And so the crowing from some India fans starts. "one full 50 over game has settled all the debates". What rubbish. It's one game. All it settles is that India won this game. It was a very good win to India. The wicket looked difficult early on but when Raina and Dhoni got settled they made it look easy. Dhoni really is difficult to bowl to when he's playing like that but I really do think that the England bowlers need to learn to be more adaptable. England looked like they could challenge for a while but once the wickets started to fall the pressure just became too much. Credit where it's due, India outplayed England in this game. I'm still confident that England can be competitive in this series but they'll really have to learn some lessons from this game. Now if only some fans could learn a lesson. It's possible to be gracious in both victory and defeat. England weren't allowed to take any credit for their numerous wins in England yet one win in India proves something?

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    @ Paul Rone-Clarke : If England plays outside England, its bound to be low key. Reason? England can win only in England. So, yeah your frustration is understood and justified now that England have started their tour on a losing note, for which they are known and is obviously the reason for your comments on this tour being low key bla bla...good luck crying...

  • rustyryan on October 14, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    Ha Ha as soon as Spinners entered, I could see English players' leg shivering... :P. So England is just an overrated team.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:37 GMT

    For all Englishmen who said england is the number one team aftr they beat india in england. This game was for you guys. If u come here, u will never be spared. If you cant play well in the sub continent, ur unfit to take any pride in ur wins at home. India in india are more stronger than england in england. Only india can play well here. And australia to some extent. You guys dont even dream of winning a series here.

  • Dicky306 on October 14, 2011, 16:37 GMT

    Dev yagnik I meant rain was not there to help England lol rain is England's best player

  • CandidIndian on October 14, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Excellent start by India, but its not the time to get cocky yet as England team is more than capable of bouncing back.The plan here was the one which is old and effective, that is give England a slow track where ball does not come on bat easily and also which helps the spinners and advantage is yours,it should continue in coming matches too.India should learn from that game in World cup where the overconfidence fired back when England was given a totally flat track.Indian bowlers look completely clueless on such flat track so bring on the home advantage.Cricinfo kindly publish.

  • CandidIndian on October 14, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Excellent start by India, but its not the time to get cocky yet as England team is more than capable of bouncing back.The plan here was the one which is old and effective, that is give England a slow track where ball does not come on bat easily and also which helps the spinners and advantage is yours,it should continue in coming matches too.India should learn from that game in World cup where the overconfidence fired back when England was given a totally flat track.Indian bowlers look completely clueless on such flat track so bring on the home advantage.Cricinfo kindly publish.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    @ Geoffrey boycott even my great grand mother can bat what england can bat

  • CandidIndian on October 14, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Excellent start by India, but its not the time to get cocky yet as England team is more than capable of bouncing back.The plan here was the one which is old and effective, that is give England a slow track where ball does not come on bat easily and also which helps the spinners and advantage is yours,it should continue in coming matches too.India should learn from that game in World cup where the overconfidence fired back when England was given a totally flat track.Indian bowlers look completely clueless on such flat track so bring on the home advantage.Cricinfo kindly publish.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    England not at full strength. Seriously who are you missing. Anderson is very average on the subcontinent. Whereas India are without their best ODI bowler and arguably the second best fast bowler (after steyn) in world cricket. They are also without Yuvraj (man of the world cup), virender sehwag (most explosive batsmen in subcontinent0, sachin tendulkar (18000 odi runs and 99 centuries), yusuf pathan, ishant sharma. And England are just without Anderson and Bell. IF INDIA ARE FLAT TRACK BULLIES, ENGLAND ARE FAST TRACK BULLIES. Got to realise that around half test teams play on flat tracks.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    Good to see Yadav come and bowl fast...Do we need two swing bowlers Praveen and vinay....Why not give Varon a go....

  • kevinpp24 on October 14, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    Well poor performance from England and very poor planning. Trott is usually slow but against spinners he struggles to rotate the strike so I would prefer Bell instead. My lineup would be Cook, Craig, Bell, KP, Ravi, Samit, Bairstow, Bresnan, Swann, Finn, Jade. I expected a spin pitch but its keeping really low for pacers and thats what called underprepared. I would apppreciate a pitch like Galle pitch which was real spin friendly but never kept low. Coming to our Indian friends, I bet nobo dy cares about the Toss now which really frustrated Indians even their captain as if they lost because of that. More than anything I would say India did well in batting but why wasn't Raina given out that was clearly out bat was over the line but definitely in air. Anyway Bell should replace Trott and KP ca attack spinners. Bowlers should bowl back of the length in slow pitches not over pitch. Expecting a good fightback in batting.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:32 GMT

    I guess its gonna Shut all those ppl who were critical about MS Dhoni and the Indian team Well for England guess they still cant Win a series here this time think about the next time they visit India

  • TLKC on October 14, 2011, 16:32 GMT

    To start with such an inexperienced team was England's folly. The atmosphere of a Hydrabad ODI is not the place for the likes of Bairstow to make a debut on the sub-continent. Clearly a cool head and TECHNIQUE is needed against a variable bounce Indian pitch - how Bell could be left out is incomprehensible. He has it all. Selection for the next game is now a real problem for AF. Does he say enough is enough already or does he remain steadfast to this selection.

  • SRAM20 on October 14, 2011, 16:32 GMT

    If England cant beat this half fit Indian side in India, then who is the better team? When India returns to full strength, they will thrash England both in India and in England. If India had played full strength in England, cant imagine what would have happened (even with half fit side, India seriously troubled England in England before rains always played spoilsport with India)

  • hillviewcricguru on October 14, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    ha ha ha all this talk about england being best in the world those cocky english don't seem to realise that they have only been winning at home i am glad ms and the true blue destoyed englangd today

  • Rajul_Tandon on October 14, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    Would love to listen a few excuses from poms...where are you landl47?????

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on October 14, 2011, 16:27 GMT

    Now that the matter of who is the better team was settled this year, I'm glad India have at long last recorded a win. Good for them!!

  • AusCricketer on October 14, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    English men even though they were well prepared came early, but was beaten bad. This match was so boring, the so called the best team in the world can't even put up a fight. Who said England has a good bench strength, I didn't see any today.

    Time for England to look for more talent from SA, Ireland.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    bring in mukund ,with his form he will make England cry!

  • SnowSnake on October 14, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    @Dick306: I will say the same thing that I said to Indian fans. Accept the defeat and don't give excuses of player injuries. India could have said this when they were playing in England and some Indian fans did, which I did not like. A defeat is a defeat no matter the circumstances. Besides this is a massive defeat and there are no guarantees that even full strength English team would have done anything. In fact, England struggled even when they played a warm up game in India against unrecognized Indian players.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:25 GMT

    To the English Cricket team - "Welcome to India". To the English supporters - "Welcome to reality!!!".

    Expert opinion from English experts like landl47,5wombats etc. on this match will be highly appreciated :-)

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:25 GMT

    What kind of team is England picking here? Where are the bowlers ?

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:24 GMT

    A fluke performance from india, lets wait for the series to unwind, although i back india to win the series becoz of the home conditions, england giving freebies to india

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:24 GMT

    please publish my comment cricinfo

  • ubl2729 on October 14, 2011, 16:23 GMT

    kp bating is very bad he will only try to leg side for runs

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    that's how champions win :)

  • Srini_Indian on October 14, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    @isthewayuplay: If India exports players from South Africa and Ireland, we too would have strong bench strength in bowling!!! lol

  • SnowSnake on October 14, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    What I find funny is all these so called best fast bowlers perform worse than so called bad Indian fast bowlers on Indian pitches. I am happy to see two different conditions in test cricket: flat tracks and bouncy tracks. I would not say one is better than the other except that the diversity of conditions is necessary to test teams. India was tested in England and now England will be tested in India.

  • AidanFX on October 14, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    Well done to India, and to their captain... Maybe Surav was right

  • Pritt32 on October 14, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    A much improved Indian team finally nailed it today against England. India fired in the batting. Dhoni has silenced the critics with a match winning performance and positive captaincy today, but must keep it up. Raina is a superb one day player as he scored a quick fifty. England 's batmen looked very vulnerable against quality Indian spin bowling on a turning pitch. Indian bowling was very good today. The Indian fielding was superb today. India looked a completely different team from the dreadful England tour. I hope India can put things right by winning the series. There is a still long way to go. England realise India will be difficult to beat on home soil. English batting is formidable as they can adapt quickly. India must keep it up.

  • NairUSA on October 14, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    What a relief! Hope Team India can keep up this momentum. This feels like back to old days when Indian competetiveness was at its best. Best of luck for the remaining matches.

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    @itsthewayuplay : England need not bat anymore.... infact the so called 11 Indian bowlers will never allow so called 11 England bastsman bat...

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:18 GMT

    Congratulations my Team..

  • devalyagnik2003 on October 14, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    @Dicky306: In bowling, England has Swann, bresnann, Finn and they are more regular compare to Yadav, Vijay Kumar, Ashwin so of course England bad better bowling attack, and on batting side, England had BELL (one of the most regular batsman) out of team that proves they had batsman they wanted in Team, their first choice was there in the team, on the other side, Parthiv, Rahane, Yadav, Ashwin, Vijay Kumar was there in the team JUST and JUST because Sachin, Sehwag, Yuvraj, Zaheer, Munaf and Harbhajan are not there! that means England was "on paper" strong team and still they lost by 126 runs!! India (at least in ODIs) was competitive and at time unlucky in England but if England keep loosing like this you MUST accept they are not a good ODI side

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    I didn't why everyone is trolling here regarding Vinay Kumar. He played only 6 matches (including this) and took 6 wickets. Did he get 40 matches to play ? Better you guys go and bowl instead of Vinay kumar.

  • Srini_Indian on October 14, 2011, 16:14 GMT

    At least India were competitive in all the matches without any luck even without 10 of our top players. I am afraid that it gonna be a 5-0 whitewash from India. Loving it!!!

  • dryinwicket on October 14, 2011, 16:12 GMT

    I´m happy for the Indian fans. After such a miserable tour, at last a success for you and your admirable captain.

  • BarmyIan on October 14, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    Ha ha, 1 win in ODI makes India best team in the World!! Lets all ignore English Summer!!

  • yug20 on October 14, 2011, 16:09 GMT

    This is just a beginning of the worst that England is going to see in this ODI series..... Its payback time !!!!

  • on October 14, 2011, 16:09 GMT

    England beaten by 126 runs. Well done INDIA. Now Flower Cook will rethink their strategy against India. Its not the Seaming England... Its the spinning India.

  • Truthtriumps on October 14, 2011, 16:09 GMT

    Time to give back. Counter starts 1-0.. lol

  • RoarofTiger on October 14, 2011, 16:08 GMT

    I am waiting for our ENGLISH Brothers to comment on todays match.....Oh yes they already announced they are would be No ! side....Game is On friends....

  • justk on October 14, 2011, 15:54 GMT

    @british fans: accept it now..indian team was very competetivie in the ODIS in england,and keep in mind, they were batting first, then rains..it was cook's good luck that he never lost a toss and was batting second as everyone knew it would rain there..ha ha ha ha..now look one full 50 over game has settled all the debates..ha ha ha ha..i cannot keep my laug

  • devalyagnik2003 on October 14, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    @Dicky306: lol.... India is without Sehwag, Sachin, Yuvraj, Zaheer, Munaf, Harbhajan, Ishant means 7 out of the WC winning 11 are not there... Which team is not at full strength??!! Anyways should we start calling English batsman "FAST TRACK BULLIES" now??? I know soon everyone will start talking about the pitch that it was helping slow and spin bowlers, but if India need to win matches on fast tracks to prove their strength then other teams MUST win matches in India to prove their strength.. And yes INDIA is not at FULL strength.. even not at HALF the strength..

  • on October 14, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    @Dicky306 India is not even playing on it's half strength so better keep quiet.

    England got thrashed (Y)

  • on October 14, 2011, 15:39 GMT

    this englandians r chokers .they cant even play jadeja

  • on October 14, 2011, 15:39 GMT

    India fought well in ODIs in England in all 4 matches, in fact, India was in winning position in the 1st ODI. But 1st match is one sided affair here. I wonder if all ODIs are gonna be one sided.

  • on October 14, 2011, 15:36 GMT

    Ha ha ha ha... i am rolling on the floor and laughing.. at all those silly bravado comments from English supporters.. Now comes the reality check...for their bravado .. this is what the english team is worth.. against an Indian team with just 4 of their world cup winning stars they r now struggling at 136 for 7 in the 30th over.. that too chasing 300 runs :-).. where r u english fans???????

  • Dicky306 on October 14, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    England not at full strength

  • wagon_wheel on October 14, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    @yorkshirematt Quite ironical that you view Indian performance at home grounds as "quite expected". I would say that the English failure outside Great Britain is also quite expected. When was the last time England made it big outside its home grounds in ODI's. Well let me think....................................hmm still thinking.......................I guess I was not even born then.....

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on October 14, 2011, 15:16 GMT

    All this talk about Indian spinners and it's been WORLD NUMBER 1 Spinner, Englishman Graeme Swann, that's out bowled 1 billion people!!!!!

  • karthik7121991 on October 14, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Giving chance for v.kumar inturn affects future of some many talented bowlers like rahul sharma,ikbal abdulla etc.V.kumar's bowling style is not so impressive thus opponents take him as advantage..

  • itsthewayuplay on October 14, 2011, 14:18 GMT

    @Sujay S Jamkhandi you're missing the point- that's 5 games too many.

  • on October 14, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    to those commenting about vinay kumar being given too many chances- first check the matches he has played!! he has played only 5 ODI's for India...

  • CRIC89 on October 14, 2011, 13:47 GMT

    India is completely different team at home. I don't think England bowled badly. But you should learn the art of bowling at depth and batting aggressively in India if you are a visiting team.

  • on October 14, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Excellent innings by MSD ..now india bowlers have to bowl sensibly!

  • Nampally on October 14, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    As usual Dhoni made another error in team selection by dropping Rahul Sharma in favour of Vinay kumar.Why is P.Patel in the side when Gambhir & Rahane can open the innings? This is a waste of one more place which Rahul Sharma ( a good batsman too) could have filled in better. Parthiv is not a good fielder either because he is a WK. Where will Dhoni hide him? Anyway not having a genuine leg spinner like Rahul, makes Indian bowling rather docile especially because England is weak against leg spinners.Also Rahul even with his leg breaks is nearly as fast as Vinay Kumar's slow medium pacers. The wicket seems to be a batting wicket. Can India get England out with this bowling remains to be seen.

  • Vilander on October 14, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    is vinay kumar in as second spinner ?

  • itsthewayuplay on October 14, 2011, 13:02 GMT

    Contd With V Kumar in the side, India has decided to play 3 specialist 'bowlers'. Perhaps India is so used to losing to England they have have decided not to change that feeling. It's hard to see how India will defend 300 even they had 11 so-called bowlers. The only issue I can see for England is how Keiswetter, as young and fit as he maybe, will cope with keeping for 50 overs in Indian conditions and then opening the batting. My money's on Bopara and Bairstow to see Eng home if they have to bat.

  • on October 14, 2011, 13:01 GMT

    England will finish this game in less than 40 overs. We have to also add 65 runs shortage to our Indian bowling line up as their bowling line up is one of the weakest in the world. Commentators already valuing spin more than Vinay, Umesh and praveen's bowling.

  • ravi_88 on October 14, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    Good batting.now we have to see whether india can defend this big total with our inexperienced bowling attack...........? let's wait and see..........

  • akdhesi76 on October 14, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    Vinay Kumar.....again. Is that all the whole of India has to offer as a pace bowler? He was average at best in England, look at England, at least they rotate their players and give them all a chance to play. It isn't the World Cup.

  • yorkshirematt on October 14, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    This was a very similar Indian innings to some of theirs in the series in England. The difference this time of course is that they will probably have the bowling to defend this score on home soil, as expected.

  • itsthewayuplay on October 14, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    The Rahane experiment has failed and so has Kohli who so far has appeared to be nothing more than a technically correct club cricketer who will only do well against average bowlers on flat pitches and should stick to the IPL. Yet again and regardless of the eventual outcome Dhoni and Raina, who must surely play higher up the order, add an air of respectability to the total. Whereas the England and to a lesser extent the WIndies tour put the spotlight on bowling as one of the many areas of deep concern in Indian cricket, the batting is going the same way. The reason for India's success in the last 10 years has been due to the Big 3 plus Ganguly, Kumble and Zaheer and occassionally Sehwag. These players have magnificently papered over the cracks. Now that these players have gone are in the process of going, these cracks are being exposed. It's a real concern in a country of 1.2 bn and where cricket is the main sport that there is no concept of bench strength.

  • ravi_shankar88 on October 14, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    Here we go.......... raina did it again.he always gets to a start and then throw it away.now he played for india in 120+ odis and still not able to get a century.some people are saying he is the right candidate to replace yuvraj singh in future. if he's continue doing this,he will surely lose his place in the national team out from the team.

    like,how many times we h've seen him getting out in the same fashion as he did today.....?

  • sbhaskar1961 on October 14, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    India should not play as they did in England. If they play like they played in England the complete image will be completely spoiled. As some of the experienced players are in the injury list, it is now time for the youngsters to prove their worthiness for the selectors. Manual Aaron should definitely be given a chance to play in this series. Like in England he should not be asked to carry the drinks to the players.

  • natdha on October 14, 2011, 11:18 GMT

    While the third umpire is deciding whether a batsmen is out or not, are they able to hear/listen to the TV/Radio commentators comments and if so, dosen't this influence the third umpire's ultimate decision?

  • VinodGupte on October 14, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    Guys guys guys, Vinay Kumar is signed up by Tenvic. And so is Aravind. I am not surprised that they are picked.

  • pkhunter on October 14, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    Agree with AbAdvani. What kind of a dumb team is this.

  • squarepeg on October 14, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    India with too little bowling options. Unless batsmen give a big score to bowl at, trouble.

  • on October 14, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    LOw key series gets even more low key as Sky realize they actually have no rights to cover the series what-so-ever. Not live, not on go - not highlights...NOTHING. Yet they are still advertising it on Sky ONe "Watch now as AListair Cookes England take on" and this is at 10:14 this morning AFTER it's become common knowledge that the UK will not see any of these matches in any shape or form. Don't care who wins what now. It's a complete none event

  • AbAdvani on October 14, 2011, 9:04 GMT

    How many more chances will vinay kumar get ? Are we so short of bowlers that we have to keep picking vinay kumar ? I can't understand why the selectors (and perhaps the captain) have so much faith in vinay kumar -M.Amarnath mentioned in his columns before he joined the selection panel that the need for India was to pick genuine pace bowlers and not military medium pace bowlers -now that he has become a selector -he should keep his word

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  • AbAdvani on October 14, 2011, 9:04 GMT

    How many more chances will vinay kumar get ? Are we so short of bowlers that we have to keep picking vinay kumar ? I can't understand why the selectors (and perhaps the captain) have so much faith in vinay kumar -M.Amarnath mentioned in his columns before he joined the selection panel that the need for India was to pick genuine pace bowlers and not military medium pace bowlers -now that he has become a selector -he should keep his word

  • on October 14, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    LOw key series gets even more low key as Sky realize they actually have no rights to cover the series what-so-ever. Not live, not on go - not highlights...NOTHING. Yet they are still advertising it on Sky ONe "Watch now as AListair Cookes England take on" and this is at 10:14 this morning AFTER it's become common knowledge that the UK will not see any of these matches in any shape or form. Don't care who wins what now. It's a complete none event

  • squarepeg on October 14, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    India with too little bowling options. Unless batsmen give a big score to bowl at, trouble.

  • pkhunter on October 14, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    Agree with AbAdvani. What kind of a dumb team is this.

  • VinodGupte on October 14, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    Guys guys guys, Vinay Kumar is signed up by Tenvic. And so is Aravind. I am not surprised that they are picked.

  • natdha on October 14, 2011, 11:18 GMT

    While the third umpire is deciding whether a batsmen is out or not, are they able to hear/listen to the TV/Radio commentators comments and if so, dosen't this influence the third umpire's ultimate decision?

  • sbhaskar1961 on October 14, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    India should not play as they did in England. If they play like they played in England the complete image will be completely spoiled. As some of the experienced players are in the injury list, it is now time for the youngsters to prove their worthiness for the selectors. Manual Aaron should definitely be given a chance to play in this series. Like in England he should not be asked to carry the drinks to the players.

  • ravi_shankar88 on October 14, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    Here we go.......... raina did it again.he always gets to a start and then throw it away.now he played for india in 120+ odis and still not able to get a century.some people are saying he is the right candidate to replace yuvraj singh in future. if he's continue doing this,he will surely lose his place in the national team out from the team.

    like,how many times we h've seen him getting out in the same fashion as he did today.....?

  • itsthewayuplay on October 14, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    The Rahane experiment has failed and so has Kohli who so far has appeared to be nothing more than a technically correct club cricketer who will only do well against average bowlers on flat pitches and should stick to the IPL. Yet again and regardless of the eventual outcome Dhoni and Raina, who must surely play higher up the order, add an air of respectability to the total. Whereas the England and to a lesser extent the WIndies tour put the spotlight on bowling as one of the many areas of deep concern in Indian cricket, the batting is going the same way. The reason for India's success in the last 10 years has been due to the Big 3 plus Ganguly, Kumble and Zaheer and occassionally Sehwag. These players have magnificently papered over the cracks. Now that these players have gone are in the process of going, these cracks are being exposed. It's a real concern in a country of 1.2 bn and where cricket is the main sport that there is no concept of bench strength.

  • yorkshirematt on October 14, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    This was a very similar Indian innings to some of theirs in the series in England. The difference this time of course is that they will probably have the bowling to defend this score on home soil, as expected.