England beat India by three runs to win the lone Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Sunday. India, chasing 181 to win, finished on 177 for five. Scorecard
Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth One-dayer, in Leeds on Friday.
On a day when India were outplayed after putting up a comprehensive show in the last three games, it was Virat Kohli's dismissal that was the most glaring failure.
English cricketers can 'forget' about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on 'deaf ears'.
England must be at their wits end trying to decipher how two-faced MS Dhoni's team is. Unable to score, bowl or catch in Tests, India played like champions in one-dayers, writes Sanjjeev Samyal.
If the win in Cardiff was very good, it was comprehensive in Nottingham and England got an absolute thrashing in Birmingham. It showed India got better and better, writes Sourav Ganguly.
The resonance of the turnaround, and the players making it clear that Shastri’s presence in the dressing room played a defining role in the team’s performance has reached the corridors of the BCCI.
Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer in Leeds on Friday.
Ian Bell has been ruled out of England's fifth and final one-day international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.
India's dashing opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan feels the appointment of Ravi Shastri as the team director was perfectly timed and helped them bounce back strongly from the Test series loss to win the ODI series in an emphatic fashion.
Hurt and angry at England's pathetic performance in the ODIs, former skipper Ian Botham wondered when the team would wake up and start playing attacking cricket.