result
5th ODI (D/N), Kolkata, Oct 25 2011, England tour of India
271/8
(37/50 ov, target 272)176
India won by 95 runs
Player Of The Match
21 (21) & 4/33
ravindra-jadeja
Player Of The Series
212 runs
ms-dhoni
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• The Report by Andrew Miller

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

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav
Comms: Liam Brickhill
Scorecard summary
India271/8(50 overs)
MS Dhoni*75 (69)
Steven Finn2/47(10)
England176/10(37 overs)
end of over 372 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 176/10CRR: 4.75 RRR: 7.38
Graeme Swann10 (11)
Ravichandran Ashwin 9-0-28-3
Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-33-4

What a stunning collapse from England. They appeared to be cruising at 129 for 0, but Cook's dismissal really turned the match. From there, they collapsed to 176 all out, the spinners claiming nine of the wickets to fall. Jadeja and Ashwin, as they have done all series, caused major problems. Fittingly, it was MS Dhoni who held the catch to win the match. He's had a superb series. Payback indeed. Read all about it in Andrew Miller's final report.

"We were in with a shout there, and we were blown away at the end," says a visibly disappointed Alastair Cook. "Very disappointing. We know that you can lose wickets in cluster, we seem to have lost 10 there in a cluster. Credit to the way they bowled, and we played a couple of poor shots. There have been a few positives out of this series, Steven Finn's bowling for example."

Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match, for his runs, and especially for his wickets. "There was turn in the wicket, so I was just trying to bowl line and length, stump to stump," he says. "There was a little bit of dew on the ground, but we kept drying the ball after every delivery. I've been working hard in the nets."

MS Dhoni is the Man of the Series. "It was, to some extent, an ugly looking wicket. You were never really set, and it was difficult to score runs. We were fortunate to score 270 on a wicket like this, 240 to 245 was in our mind. We had a bit of a partnership in the middle, and later on with Ravindra Jadeja and Praveen Kumar. I want to stay till the end, and whatever's in my area I try to hit to the boundary. If it's not in my area i just try and get a single. They got off to a very good start, and I was just waiting for it to spin, that's why i delayed taking the powerplay. We've really improved in the fielding department too."

That's all from your commentary team today. Thanks for joining us, and don't forget that England's tour isn't quite over yet - they've still got a Twenty20 on Saturday. See you then!

36.6
W
Ashwin to Finn, OUT

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

Steven Finn c †Dhoni b Ashwin 2 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
36.5
2
Ashwin to Finn, 2 runs

chipped high in the air down the ground ... and far enough to beat the fielder, but not quite far enough for the boundary

36.4
Ashwin to Finn, no run

Finn fails to read the variation, and is struck high on the pad

There's a slip and a short leg in now.

36.3
Ashwin to Finn, no run

Finn lunges forward in defence

36.2
W
Ashwin to Meaker, OUT

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!

Stuart Meaker lbw b Ashwin 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66
36.1
Ashwin to Meaker, no run

the ball spins past Meaker's inside edge to strike him on the thigh

Ashwin to help finish things off.

end of over 367 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 174/8CRR: 4.83 RRR: 7.00
Graeme Swann10 (11)
Stuart Meaker1 (4)
Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-33-4
Suresh Raina 4-0-9-1
35.6
6
Jadeja to Swann, SIX runs

Swann will go down swinging! He skips down the track and deposits one over long on

35.5
1
Jadeja to Meaker, 1 run

turned away for a single this time

35.4
Jadeja to Meaker, no run

nudged defensively away into the leg side

35.3
Jadeja to Meaker, no run

beaten once again, playing a nothing shot outside off

35.2
Jadeja to Meaker, no run

more spin and bounce! And Meaker is well and truly beaten, poking forward

35.1
W
Jadeja to Patel, OUT

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

Samit Patel c †Dhoni b Jadeja 18 (31m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

England have got to take the batting powerplay now. How will they play this?

end of over 355 runs
ENG: 167/7CRR: 4.77 RRR: 7.00
Graeme Swann4 (10)
Samit Patel18 (32)
Suresh Raina 4-0-9-1
Manoj Tiwary 5-0-28-1

And that, I believe, is drinks at Eden Gardens.

34.6
Raina to Swann, no run

flat and full from Raina, and Swann misses a glance to leg. He's struck on the pad, but the ball had landed well outside leg

34.5
Raina to Swann, no run

knocked back down the track to the bowler

34.4
1
Raina to Patel, 1 run

punched through cover off the back foot

34.3
Raina to Patel, no run

a touch of grip off the surface for Raina, enough to beat Patel's swish to leg and strike him on the pad

34.2
4
Raina to Patel, FOUR runs

picked up to wide long on! Patel is still fighting for England. He comes down the track and lofts one with good timing and placement

34.1
Raina to Patel, no run

Patel skips down but Raina spots him coming and fires it down quicker, drawing hurried defence

end of over 345 runs
ENG: 162/7CRR: 4.76 RRR: 6.87
Graeme Swann4 (8)
Samit Patel13 (28)
Manoj Tiwary 5-0-28-1
Suresh Raina 3-0-4-1
33.6
Tiwary to Swann, no run

a chopped cut bounces into the covers

33.5
4
Tiwary to Swann, FOUR runs

swept hard, and the fielder dives over the top of it at fine leg to allow the boundary

Best performances - batters
MS Dhoni portrait
MS Dhoni INDIA
75 runs (69)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
1 four
2 sixes
111812172213
Craig Kieswetter portrait
C Kieswetter ENG
63 runs (64)
9 fours
1 six
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
3 fours
1 six
44108161227
Best performances - bowlers
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja INDIA
O
8
M
0
R
33
W
4
ECO
4.12
R Ashwin portrait
R Ashwin INDIA
O
9
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
3.11
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja
Player Of The Series
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
Series resultIndia won the 5-match series 5-0
Match numberODI no. 3210
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 days25 October 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
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