Player of the Match
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    18.4 that is some catch! Kieswetter lunges to his right to grab a thick outside edge with one hand! The ball was full from Bresnan and Rahane reached for it and drove away from his body. England have stormed into this match, and how. 80/3
    17.1 bowled off the inside edge! Gambhir tried to cut a short of a length ball off the back foot, it was a touch too close to him and he played it on to his stumps 80/1
    17.6 Kohli hasn't offered a shot and has lost off stump! That ball landed on a good length outside off stump and cut in off the pitch, Kohli moved forward and lifted his bat out of the way, only to the watch the ball come back at him and hit the top of off. It was too full to leave, so Kohli wouldn't have expected that to cut back off the pitch. Double strike from Finn. 80/2
    27.2 caught behind! Tiwary pushed forward at good length ball that held its line outside off and got a nick through to Kieswetter, easy catch 123/4
    36.5 pushed to square leg and it's a direct hit by Bopara. The ball flies to the boundary and now we see the reply. Is Raina's bat in the air? He survived a tight call in the first game. The bails are up and the bat looks to have bounced up as it crossed the line. Tight call. And he's gone! Vital breakthrough for England 162/5
    not out
    43.4 Jadeja falls to a great catch! He ran down at the bowler, who sent the ball down wide of off. Jadeja wasn't quite to the pitch and ended up swiping across the line to send the ball towards midwicket, where a leaping Bell held the stinging chance cleanly 206/6
    45.4 Ashwin holes out at long off! He used his feet and tried to lift this down the ground, but didn't quite get to the pitch and didn't fully go through with the shot. An easy catch for the fielder 215/7
    49.2 but now he perishes in the pursuit of another boundary. This was perhaps a little shorter and flatter from Patel, and Praveen was cramped for room as he targeted the leg side again. He could only get the ball as far as Bairstow, who took a well-judged catch at long on 259/8
    not out
    10 (b 2, w 8)
    271/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.42)
    Did not bat: VR Aaron
    Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Gautam Gambhir, 17.1 ov), 2-80 (Virat Kohli, 17.6 ov), 3-80 (Ajinkya Rahane, 18.4 ov), 4-123 (Manoj Tiwary, 27.2 ov), 5-162 (Suresh Raina, 36.5 ov), 6-206 (Ravindra Jadeja, 43.4 ov), 7-215 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 45.4 ov), 8-259 (Praveen Kumar, 49.2 ov)
    TT Bresnan903614.00324000
    ST Finn1024724.70387010
    SC Meaker1006516.50347130
    SR Patel905736.33222200
    GP Swann804505.62212200
    RS Bopara411904.75143000
    21.4 gone! Double strike for India. They are back in the game. Kieswetter is beaten by an arm ball and there was little doubt about that. Hitting middle half-way up 134/2
    20.2 done him! The change works and India have their breakthrough. Cook was caught on the crease and the ball squeezed past the inside edge to take off stump. It may also have kept a fraction low 129/1
    23.3 it's four! This is now a proper collapse. Beautiful bowling from Jadeja as he tossed it up to lure the drive, which Trott obliges by playing and gets a edge to slip 137/4
    22.6 and another! The innings is losing its way as Bell gets a thin edge through to Dhoni as he played off the back foot. 137/3
    30.4 there goes another one! An odd shot from Bopara. He got right across to off stump and set himself for a big sweep, even as Raina trundled in from round the wicket. Ball zipped past bat and clattered into leg stump to spark Indian celebrations 155/6
    25.5 the game of skittles continues! Bairstow didn't really have a clue. He tried to go over the leg side, against the turn, and gets a thick outside edge that loops to backward point 141/5
    35.1 got him! Wonderful bowling from Jadeja. He ripped this one pretty hard, it gripped and zipped off the surface to bounce and touch Patel's glove on the way through to Dhoni 167/8
    31.5 chipped straight to the man at cover! This was a really harmless delivery from the part-time legspinner, and all Bresnan could do was chip it straight to Raina. An awful shot, and India inch closer to the series whitewash 156/7
    not out
    36.2 again Meaker misses the glance to leg, this time to a quicker ball, and is struck in front. There's a huge appeal, and he's sent on his way! 174/9
    36.6 there we go, end of the match and the clean sweep for England. Finn sweeps across the carrom ball and the top edge loops straight up to be easily taken by Dhoni 176/10
    9 (b 4, w 5)
    176 all out (37 Overs, RR: 4.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-129 (Sir Alastair Cook, 20.2 ov), 2-134 (Craig Kieswetter, 21.4 ov), 3-137 (Ian Bell, 22.6 ov), 4-137 (Jonathan Trott, 23.3 ov), 5-141 (Jonny Bairstow, 25.5 ov), 6-155 (Ravi Bopara, 30.4 ov), 7-156 (Tim Bresnan, 31.5 ov), 8-167 (Samit Patel, 35.1 ov), 9-174 (Stuart Meaker, 36.2 ov), 10-176 (Steven Finn, 36.6 ov)
    P Kumar503406.80145010
    R Vinay Kumar302107.00102100
    R Ashwin902833.11332000
    MK Tiwary502815.60174020
    RA Jadeja803344.12303100
    VR Aaron301916.3393010
    SK Raina40912.25191010

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 5-match series 5-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

25 October 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Emptiness in Eden

    Despite the high profile of the series, the quality of the opposition and India's success in undoing some of the humiliation of the summer, the paying public stayed away from the series against England

  • Need to improve bowling - Dhoni

    MS Dhoni, the India captain, has said India still need to improve in the bowling department after their 5-0 series victory over England at home

  • Spinners condemn England to 5-0 whitewash

    Steven Finn continued his impressive personal performance in an otherwise abject England campaign, but another scruffy fielding performance undermined his best efforts

  • Back to the drawing board - Flower

    Andy Flower, the England team director, has said England will have to go "back to the drawing board" to figure out how to play one-day cricket in the subcontinent after they slumped to a 0-5 series defeat in India

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st129AN CookC Kieswetter
2nd5IJL TrottC Kieswetter
3rd3IR BellIJL Trott
4th0IJL TrottRS Bopara
5th4RS BoparaJM Bairstow
6th14SR PatelRS Bopara
7th1SR PatelTT Bresnan
8th11GP SwannSR Patel
9th7GP SwannSC Meaker
10th2GP SwannST Finn