Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- India got revenge for its winless cricket tour of England this year by sweeping a five-match one- day series at home against the same opponent following a 95-run victory today.
England was bowled out for 176 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata after collapsing from 129-0 as Ravindra Jadeja grabbed four wickets. Earlier, India totaled 271-8 with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scoring with 75 not out from 69 balls.
“We got blown away, it’s very disappointing,” England captain Alastair Cook said in an on-field presentation after the match. “You can lose wickets in a cluster. We lost 10 in a cluster.”
India had come into the series looking to avenge a winless tour during which it lost its No. 1 Test ranking to England after being routed in a four-match series before losing a one- day series 3-0 and a Twenty20 match.
England snatched the initiative today by taking three wickets in 10 balls to leave India 80-3. Dhoni then steered the hosts past the 270 mark with a late onslaught in an innings that included four sixes. England’s Samit Patel got three wickets.
Cook and opening partner Craig Kieswetter scored at more than a run a ball as England coasted to 129. Cook fell to Varun Aaron for 60 before Kieswetter in the next over became Jadeja’s first victim when he reached 64.
The wickets continued to tumble with the visitors adding less than 50 runs following the end of the opening partnership.
The teams meet for a Twenty20 match in the same stadium on Oct. 29.
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