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Dominant India take on England in Kolkata

By The Assam Tribune

KOLKATA, Oct 24 (PTI): High on confidence, a dominant India will push for a 5-0 clean sweep when they lock horns with a hapless England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer at the Eden Gardens here tomorrow.

A discliplined show in all the departments has been the highlight of India�s 4-0 triumph so far and Mahendra Singh Dhoni�s men would look to continue their dominant show tomorrow in what has been billed as the �payback series�. Right from batting to bowling and fielding, India have shown near-perfection something that unmistakably favours towards a 5-0 whitewash and the setting would just be ideal for a Diwali eve celebration.

While India shone bright, the Englishmen, on the other hand, have failed to show the right body language throughout the series for a meek surrender on Indian soil.

It was in sharp contrast of their show in England where they had vanquished India in the same manner in both Test and one-day cricket.

No doubt there has been the huge advantage of the home condition but coach Duncan Fletcher, having tasted defeat in England, would definitely be pleased that the youngsters have shown tremendous character in the series so far.

Be it Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane or Jharkhand pacer Varun Aaron who had a splendid debut last night, the youngsters have shown hunger and equal finesse while the seniors, in absence of several key players of the World Cup winning side, have backed themselves well.

As India have dished out a dominating show so far, England had come close to winning in Mohali posting a challenging target of 299.

But the 21-year-old Rahane, the lone Mumbai face in the Indian line-up, grabbed the opportunity with both hands for a match-winning 91 that earned him the Man of the Match award.

While he set the platform for the tall chase, Gautam Gambhir provided the key support and Dhoni steered the team home to clinch the series after winning the third one-day in Mohali. Last night in Mumbai, India had another stupendous performance from a rookie Aaron, dubbed as India�s fastest bowler after clocking 150-plus in a domestic match.

It was a perfect debut for the bowler who thrives on sheer pace and bounce as he wiped out the English tail with a splendid 3/24 from 6.1 overs at the Wankhede stadium.

He generated enough bounce, pace and was good in reverse swing as all his three dismissals came by clean bowling the batsmen.

Aaron was not short on pace either as he consitently notched 140kph mark providing the sting to the newlook Indian pace attack in absence of Zaheer Khan.

Dhoni was all praise for the young bowler.

�He bowled a bit quicker than some of the other Indians. He was consistently around the 140 mark. It�s good to see some of the younger fast bowlers coming in and putting in a bit of effort and bowling at more than 135 kms per hour,� Dhoni said.

Pace spearhead Praveen Kumar and R Vinay Kumar have done the task well as India have not looked short of ammunition in the pace line-up as the duo have stuck to discipline without doing anything extravagant.

But it�s Delhi youngster Virat Kohli who has evolved into a key Indian batsman with consistent performances.

With scores of 37, 112 not out, 35, 86 not out in India�s four back to back wins, Kohli has stamped his class and it would be a fitting occasion for him having scored his maiden century at the same venue in Eden Gardens.

Groomed under the likes of his statemate Virender Sehwag and masterclass Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli has showed the potential to go to the top tier after making his one-day debut three years ago.

From 68 ODIs, Kohli who will turn 23 next month, averages 46.73 with seven centuries as he completed 1,000 runs in this calendar year during his knock of 112 not out in Delhi.

With statemate Gambhir and Suresh Raina, the Delhi youngster form the core of Indian batting line-up that misses the class of Tendulkar and Sehwag in the ongoing series.

In spin department sans ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have done their task impeccebaly. The duo have shared 14 wickets among themselves from four matches which has been an ingredient of India�s success against the spin-weary Englishmen.

Teams from:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Varun Aaron, Praveen Kumar, Manoj Tiwary, S Aravind, Rahul Sharma and Abhuimanyu Mithun.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Craig Kieswetter (wk), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Scott Borthwick, Stuart Meaker, Steven Finn, Ian Bell, Graeme Swann, Graham Onions, Jose Buttler, Alex Hales.

Field umpires: Billy Bowden (NZC), Sudhir Asnani; Third umpire: S Ravi; Fourth umpire: Vineet Kulkarni. Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SLC).

Match starts: 2.30pm.

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Dominant India take on England in Kolkata

KOLKATA, Oct 24 (PTI): High on confidence, a dominant India will push for a 5-0 clean sweep when they lock horns with a hapless England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer at the Eden Gardens here tomorrow.

A discliplined show in all the departments has been the highlight of India�s 4-0 triumph so far and Mahendra Singh Dhoni�s men would look to continue their dominant show tomorrow in what has been billed as the �payback series�. Right from batting to bowling and fielding, India have shown near-perfection something that unmistakably favours towards a 5-0 whitewash and the setting would just be ideal for a Diwali eve celebration.

While India shone bright, the Englishmen, on the other hand, have failed to show the right body language throughout the series for a meek surrender on Indian soil.

It was in sharp contrast of their show in England where they had vanquished India in the same manner in both Test and one-day cricket.

No doubt there has been the huge advantage of the home condition but coach Duncan Fletcher, having tasted defeat in England, would definitely be pleased that the youngsters have shown tremendous character in the series so far.

Be it Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane or Jharkhand pacer Varun Aaron who had a splendid debut last night, the youngsters have shown hunger and equal finesse while the seniors, in absence of several key players of the World Cup winning side, have backed themselves well.

As India have dished out a dominating show so far, England had come close to winning in Mohali posting a challenging target of 299.

But the 21-year-old Rahane, the lone Mumbai face in the Indian line-up, grabbed the opportunity with both hands for a match-winning 91 that earned him the Man of the Match award.

While he set the platform for the tall chase, Gautam Gambhir provided the key support and Dhoni steered the team home to clinch the series after winning the third one-day in Mohali. Last night in Mumbai, India had another stupendous performance from a rookie Aaron, dubbed as India�s fastest bowler after clocking 150-plus in a domestic match.

It was a perfect debut for the bowler who thrives on sheer pace and bounce as he wiped out the English tail with a splendid 3/24 from 6.1 overs at the Wankhede stadium.

He generated enough bounce, pace and was good in reverse swing as all his three dismissals came by clean bowling the batsmen.

Aaron was not short on pace either as he consitently notched 140kph mark providing the sting to the newlook Indian pace attack in absence of Zaheer Khan.

Dhoni was all praise for the young bowler.

�He bowled a bit quicker than some of the other Indians. He was consistently around the 140 mark. It�s good to see some of the younger fast bowlers coming in and putting in a bit of effort and bowling at more than 135 kms per hour,� Dhoni said.

Pace spearhead Praveen Kumar and R Vinay Kumar have done the task well as India have not looked short of ammunition in the pace line-up as the duo have stuck to discipline without doing anything extravagant.

But it�s Delhi youngster Virat Kohli who has evolved into a key Indian batsman with consistent performances.

With scores of 37, 112 not out, 35, 86 not out in India�s four back to back wins, Kohli has stamped his class and it would be a fitting occasion for him having scored his maiden century at the same venue in Eden Gardens.

Groomed under the likes of his statemate Virender Sehwag and masterclass Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli has showed the potential to go to the top tier after making his one-day debut three years ago.

From 68 ODIs, Kohli who will turn 23 next month, averages 46.73 with seven centuries as he completed 1,000 runs in this calendar year during his knock of 112 not out in Delhi.

With statemate Gambhir and Suresh Raina, the Delhi youngster form the core of Indian batting line-up that misses the class of Tendulkar and Sehwag in the ongoing series.

In spin department sans ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have done their task impeccebaly. The duo have shared 14 wickets among themselves from four matches which has been an ingredient of India�s success against the spin-weary Englishmen.

Teams from:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Varun Aaron, Praveen Kumar, Manoj Tiwary, S Aravind, Rahul Sharma and Abhuimanyu Mithun.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Craig Kieswetter (wk), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Scott Borthwick, Stuart Meaker, Steven Finn, Ian Bell, Graeme Swann, Graham Onions, Jose Buttler, Alex Hales.

Field umpires: Billy Bowden (NZC), Sudhir Asnani; Third umpire: S Ravi; Fourth umpire: Vineet Kulkarni. Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SLC).

Match starts: 2.30pm.