India crush England again to take a 4-0 lead!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
October 23, 2011 11:02am CST
India crushed England again in the fourth ODI to win the series 4-0. Half centuries from Kohli and Raina mean that India easily chased down England's total of 220 with loads of overs pending. Aaron Varun making his debut took 3 wickets clean bowled and along with Ashwin who also took three wickets restricted England to a score that was easy for the Indian batting lineup. Chasing the total, England stuck early to take three quick wickets, but then Raina and Kohli stitched a great partnership to set the match up for India. Go India Go, for a 5-0 win. Cheers! Ram
7 responses
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
23 Oct 11
What u=is this? Is it the same English Team that turned India a lamb a month back? This is why I was taking of 'common code' in preparing pitches by the same group of curators. Do you accept this result that the England who jeopardized India and all thought India is no more India after the World Cup win. Had it been a foot bal'l play say between Brazil and Kenya we would all be sure that It would be Brazil's Day. And who knows the next day Kenya beats Brazil? Hence I claim 'common code in building. You go to SA you lose and SA comes down to India they are being dominated by Team India. Once or twice it is ok. It could happen but whenever one team visits the other They would diagnose the pitch and plan accordingly. If somebody complains about such thing Cricket would no longer be the gentleman's game.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Oct 11
I actually feel that this is what makes the game more interesting. Unlike football in cricket the pitches have a massive role to play. So it is only fair for India to make their spin friendly pitches. That is what the home advantage is all about. Do you think England, South Africa or Australia would give India a spinner friendly wicket in their country? If not, why should India provide a pace friendly wicket. :) Cheers! Ram
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
25 Oct 11
I appreciate your explanation. No, no cricketing nation would provide India a spinner friendly pitch. what I wanted to say is let there be pitches which is both friendly and hostile to fast/medium pacer or spinners. What is happening all these long is like: " You defeated us with your fast and bouncers and now come to our home where we will give you a befitting reply? And the players who are able to cope with my formula would be a really good cricket player. What say? Can not it be done this way? Rajiv.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
25 Oct 11
But that is always the fun of the sport. Any of the great leagues and tournaments are arranged in home and away series so that both parties have chances to suit their needs. The real champs need to adapt to different conditions. Cheers! Ram
@venkit (2957)
• India
23 Oct 11
India played superbly once again and won the quite simply. Raina played a superb innings along with kohli . The bowlers did their job very smartly to restrict england to 220. I think india will surely win the next match also.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Oct 11
Raina was really superb. He was counterattacking all the way through and it really hurt England. Steven Finn and he had a literal war out there. Cheers! Ram
@venkit (2957)
• India
24 Oct 11
Finn is not playing gentleman cricket. He is inviting indian team members to quarrell with him. Raina answered in neatly with his bat. The oly bad thing that i felt was raina give his wicket to finn. But it just happened. Any before finn taking raina he made india home by playing a good innings of 80. Virat once again showed his capability, stayed till the end and made the why runs for india. Indian team is continuing the good work, hope they will do the same in final odi also.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Oct 11
I think after the success he has had so far, he is feeling frustrated on this tour. Till now life was a bed of roses for Finn, now he is getting hit all over the park. And that is bringing out all the frustration in him in this way!! Cheers! Ram
@dharanil (319)
• India
24 Oct 11
After a humiliating loss in England, it will be delightful to all indian fans if Indian wins the series 5-0.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Oct 11
Yes, that is why this series is being billed as the Payback series. But as it is turning out, this is Payback with interest series. Not only are we closing in on a whitewash, we are doing it with crushing wins. Cheers! Ram
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
24 Oct 11
Dear friend, India has proven that it have lots more new dangerous bombs in its shelf. Moreover if this consistency remains I feel soon the coming world cup and other international matches could be won. This series is prove that India still do have all weapons, only things to give this weapons a chance to prove their quality....
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Oct 11
A 5-0 win would be a perfect Deepavali gift from the Indian Cricket team. And yes this series the youngsters have come to the fore. Yesterday we got our first glimpse of Aaron Varun. Cheers! Ram
@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
24 Oct 11
I think india wins the final match and win the series with 5-0 all india team is in good form but we all know that england is also good team .so i think last match is intersting one.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Oct 11
England is a very good team in seaming conditions. But on the Indian pitches they are a mediocre team. Even in the world cup, their performances were up and down. So I think 5-0 is very much on. Cheers! Ram
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
24 Oct 11
Yes. Now India can hope to achieve 5-0 win in this series. This will be a good motivator for Indian team. Also for spectators like us who are supporting India.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Oct 11
Yes, now India should go for a 5-0 win. After the England series, West Indies is coming to India. So I expect another big win against the West Indies as well. Cheers! Ram
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
24 Oct 11
Now nothing left for enlish to get here they are kicked badly and will be done same in the last ODI as well. It was the spinner that do the magic for INDIA and restricted england for 220 allout with alots of over still left behind. Good bowling from all the bowlers. It was great performance from them. 3-3 wickets each by Ashwin and Debutant Aroan make all possible. Then the batting, though INDIA loss early wickets but The partnership from Raina nad kholi proves that they are best player and rescue when time came to do so. Huge partnership from them had no answere from england bowlers. They hit all over particularly raina who hit 80 runs from 62 balls. Again Kholi make the inning count a worth. He is superb in middle order. Like you we all wishing that INDIA whitewas with 5-0 only one to go....... Good luck team INDIA.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Oct 11
It was a good performance by the Indian bowlers. But what was better was the ruthless manner in which the batsmen chased down the score. Let's hope that India will beat them 5-0. Cheers! Ram