5th ODI

India v England in India, 2011-12

Stephen Brenkley

At Kolkata, October 25, 2011 (day/night). India won by 95 runs. Toss: England

Cook's fourth win at the toss made not a whit of difference as England gave up all ten wickets for 47 - their worst one-day collapse - to complete the whitewash. Seemingly in command at 129 without loss, they lost Cook, bowled by Aaron from round the wicket, before the last nine wickets fell to India's four spinners as panic took hold on a turning track. The procession lasted 16.5 overs - an avalanche, even by the standards of a landslide tour. It was India's third 5-0 one-day win in recent times, having also beaten England in 2008-09 and New Zealand in 2010-11. India had made more than England would have liked as Dhoni - yet again - seized the day. His 69-ball innings, studded with four late sixes, was a masterpiece of acceleration after Finn had once more been England's most threatening bowler, and it meant he had scored 340 since his last dismissal in one-day internationals. Cook and Kieswetter set about the pursuit with purpose but, when they fell carelessly in successive overs, the rest - minus Pietersen, who had broken his left thumb in the field in Mumbai - crumbled.

Man of the Match: R. A. Jadeja
Man of the Series: M. S. Dhoni

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