England win the final ODI

September 06, 2014 07:58
England win the final ODI

The home team, England were quite relieved as they won the fifth and final ODI against India at Leeds by 41 runs. Indian captain MS Dhoni preferred to bat second as he won the toss. England made a good but Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed opener Hales and Meooen Ali cheaply. This put pressure on England but it was Joe Root who built the home team with his century and Jos Buttler helped the side too. Lastly Ben Stokes smashed Indian bowlers all over the ground in last overs and England reached to decent total of 294 runs at the end of 50 overs.

Chasing, India did not make a good start as Rahane was dismissed for a duck on the third ball. Virat Kohli's poor form continued and was dismissed by Anderson for 13. Dhawan, Raina wickets fell at regular gaps but it was Rayudu who attacked the England bowlers. He completed his half century and just when he was looking to score big, Stokes dismissed him. Ravindra Jadeja took the responsibility and along with Dhoni tried to push the run-rate. But Finn removed Dhoni with a slower delivery and from then on India kept on losing wickets. In the end, Jadeja's hitting brought panic in England's dressing room but Finn again rescued his team by taking Jadeja's wicket.

Suresh Raina was declared with 'Man of the Series' award while India walked away with trophy winning with 3-1.

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