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Dhoni aims 5-0 whitewash after win in Mumbai

Published: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 23:41 [IST]
 
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Dhoni aims 5-0 whitewash after 4th win

Mumbai, Oct 23: The stage is set for a 5-0 whitewash with India's yet another comprehensive win over England on Oct 23, Sunday and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the team will leave no stone unturned in terms of preparations for the fifth and final One-dayer in Kolkata.

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India hammered England in the fourth ODI by six wickets with 9.5 overs to spare to go ahead 4-0 in the series.

"We have played good cricket in the last few days. There have been instances when we were under pressure but we came out well. If we have won four games it does not mean we will win fifth also. We have to play well and we will go we prepared for the game," Dhoni said after the match.

The last ODI is scheduled for October 25. Dhoni said after England's flourishing start, they thought of chasing close to 270 runs but the spinners turned the tide in his team's favour.

"They got a good start. After 10 overs we thought they will get 270 plus. But there was a twist in the tale. Spinners got more and more turn as the game progressed and that helped us restrain them," he said.

Dhoni also said pacer Varun Aaron, who made his debut, was a good addition to the team. "He bowled quick. If you can bowl quick, it's difficult to rotate the strike. Now we have both Umesh Yadav and Aaron and we can make a good choice according to the conditions," he said.

First Innings report: India vs England - 4th ODI

Teams:

India: Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Varun Aaron.

England: Alastair Cook (C), Craig Kieswetter, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Scott Borthwick, Steven Finn, Stuart Meaker.

PTI

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