India's last chance to register a win on their catastrophic tour of England coincides with curtains coming down on one-half of a celebrated career of Rahul Dravid, for whom the fifth ODI here on Friday will be the last.
The 5th and the last game of Indian tour to England is going played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The tour was not satisfactory for the World cup Winner. India lost all the 5 test matches series. And England continued its winning trend in ODIs and T20s taking advantage of the weak bowling of India.
The 5th ODI can help Indian Cricket team to retain their pride to return home.
England tour is India is going to start from 14th October 2011.
One day: India vs England 5th ODI Schedule, India time, Sep 16 2011. Match scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time Sep 16, 2011 (13:00 GMT, 18:30 IST). Match Start as per India Time at 6:30 PM IST (Evening)
India captain MS Dhoni has urged his side to finish their difficult summer with a flourish in Friday's final one-day international against England in Cardiff.
A dramatic tied match at Lord's on Sunday gave England, who are 2-0 up with one to play, the one-day series but Dhoni's team have one last chance to get an international win this summer.
It was Bangalore revisited for India and England who played their second tie in six months as the fourth one day international (ODI) ended with honours shared when rain stopped play for the third and final time at Lord's on Sunday.
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