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England will play 2 Tests followed by 7 ODI's during the Indian tour starting November 09, 2008.
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- Fri 14, Nov 2008: India v England, First ODI at Rajkot
- Mon 17, Nov 2008: India v England, Second ODI at Indore
- Thu 20, Nov 2008: India v England, Third ODI at Kanpur
- Sun 23, Nov 2008: India v England, Fourth ODI at Jamshedpur
- Wed 26, Nov 2008: India v England, Fifth ODI at Cuttack
- Sat 29, Nov 2008: India v England, Sixth ODI at Guwahati
- Tue 02, Dec 2008: India v England, Seventh ODI at Delhi
- Thu 11 - Mon 15, Dec 2008: India v England, First Test at Ahmedabad
- Fri 19 - Tue 23, Dec 2008: India v England, Second Test at Mumbai
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India vs England 2008-09 Cricket Series
IND v ENG, 5th ODI, Cuttack: India look to sweep England one-day series
Indian vice-captain Virender Sehwag said coach Gary Kirsten wants the hosts to play with the same intensity even though the seven-match series had been comfortably won already.
"Gary said we should see the remaining matches as a three-match series and try to win them all," Sehwag said ahead of the day-night match at the Barabati stadium in this coastal eastern town.
India are expected to throw in new faces for the rest of the series as the selectors attempt to build a strong base for the 2011 World Cup, to be hosted in South Asia.
National under-19 captain and top-order batsman Virat Kohli, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and recalled all-rounder Irfan Pathan could make their first appearances in the series on Wednesday. There could be a further reshuffle for the last two matches, in Guwahati on Saturday and New Delhi on December 2.
England, meanwhile, will use the remaining games to get used to the fervent atmosphere in South Asian cricket ahead of the World Cup, and save themselves from further criticism at home.
IND v ENG, 4th ODI, Bangalore: India beat England by 19 runs, take series (IND: 4-0)
In reply, set an adjusted victory target of 198 from 22 overs, Shah (72 runs off 48 balls, 9 4s, 3 6s) and Andrew Flintoff (41) gave England hope with a fine 82-run fourth-wicket partnership. But that could not prevent England from suffering a 19-run defeat by India, who took an unassailable 4-0 lead in the series for the Hero Honda Cup.
Sehwag, adjudged Man of the Match, joined the elite 6000-club on Sunday, when he hit the 36th run. He is the sixth Indian to do so after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, Mohammed Azharuddin and Yuvraj Singh. His fifty against England is his 32nd fifity of his ODI career.
The victory ensures India are still on target for a resounding 7-0 whitewash.
IND v ENG, 4th ODI, Bangalore: India 166 for 4 (22.0 overs) beat England 178 for 8 (22.0 overs) by 19 runs (D/L)
Sachin and Irfan back in ODI squad
Tendulkar, 35, was rested for the first three games at his own request following the four-Test series against world champions Australia which India won 2-0 to annexe the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Tendulkar, who has a world record 16,361 runs and 42 centuries to his name in 417 one-day internationals, last played limited-overs cricket for India in the tri-series in Australia in March.
Tendulkar and all-rounder Irfan Pathan are the two changes in the 15-man squad which took a 3-0 lead in the seven-match series against England at Kanpur.
The duo replace seamer Rudra Pratap Singh and uncapped opener Murali Vijay for the next two day-night matches in Bangalore on Sunday and Cuttack on Wednesday. The squad for the last two games in Guwahati and New Delhi will be named after the Cuttack match.
India team: Mahendra Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Virat Kohli, Pragyan Ojha, Irfan Pathan.
IND v ENG, 3rd ODI, Kanpur: India beat England by 16 runs (IND: 3-0)
Chasing 241 for a victory, the hosts were less dominating but were conscious of the Duckworth-Lewis requirement as they scored 198 for five in 40 overs before fading light necessitated an early end to the game. India needed to score 183 for five in 40 overs under the D/L method and were declared the winners when bad light came into play.
For the hosts, Virender Sehwag topscored with 68, while Yuvraj Singh scored a brisk 38 off just 31 balls. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained unbeaten on 29 to steer the team to victory in a more keenly contested tussle at the Green Park stadium.
After the early morning haze delayed the start and reduced the tie to a 49-overs-a-side affair, England captain Kevin Pietersen won the toss and had little hesitation in opting to bat first.
India now need to win the next match in Bangalore on Sunday to clinch the series by taking an unassailable 4-0 lead.
IND v ENG, 3rd ODI, Kanpur: India 198 for 5 (40.0 overs) beat England 240 all out (48.4 overs) by 16 runs (D/L)
IND v ENG, 2nd ODI, Indore: India beat England by 54 runs (IND: 2-0)
Chasing a victory target of 293 runs, England were bowled out for 238 runs in 47 overs that enabled India to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series. Yuvraj starred both with the bat and ball, scoring his 10th ODI century and then taking 4/28 to stun England.
Earlier, Yusuf Pathan slammed his maiden ODI fifty off 29 balls after Yuvraj Singh's magnificent century to take India to 292/9 in 50 overs.
Pathan hit four sixes and two fours in his rapid fire knock and scored 18 runs off the last over of the Indian innings bowled by Steve Harmison.
Yuvraj hit 15 fours and two sixes in his magnificent knock of 118 runs off 122 balls, 10th ODI century, and was instrumental in saving India, who were rattled after losing three quick wickets. Singh was dismissed by Stuart Broad trying to make optimum use of the third powerplay taken by India, Yuvraj went for a big shot but edged it to keeper Matt Prior to take a simple catch.
IND v ENG, 2nd ODI, Indore: India 292 for 9 (50.0 overs) beat England 238 all out (47.0 overs) by 54 runs
IND v ENG, 1st ODI, Rajkot: India thrash England by 158 runs (IND: 1-0)
After rattling up a record total of 387 for five at home, the hosts then bundled out England for 229 in 37.4 overs in a lop-sided contest to take a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series. India's previous best victory margin by runs against England was 86 at Sydney in 1985 and their biggest margin is 257 runs against Bermuda at Port of Spain in 2007.
Yuvraj's ninth ODI hundred spurred India to post its second-highest ODI total ever -- well behind their 413-5 against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup but ahead of its previous home record of 376-2 against New Zealand in 1999. Clobbered by the in-form Indian bastmen, the English attack conceded more runs than ever in one-dayers, surpassing the 353-6 against Pakistan at Karachi in 2005. India's highest previous total against England was 329-7 at Bristol in August 2007.
Yuvraj defied a troublesome back to roar back into form in great style as he plundered runs at will, belting as many as 16 boundaries and six sixes during his 78-ball massacre.
The dashing Virender Sehwag (85), Gautam Gambhir (51), Suresh Raina (43) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (39) were the other notable performers after England captain Kevin Pietersen put India in to bat on a belter of a track at the Madhavrao Scindia stadium.
IND v ENG, 1st ODI, Rajkot: India 387 for 5 (50.0 overs) beat England 229 all out (37.4 overs) by 158 runs
ENG v MCA XI, Warm-up Match: England humiliated in Mumbai
Just three days before the opener to the seven-match series in Rajkot, the tourists were dismissed for a lowly 98 in reply to Mumbai's 222 for seven. Facing a team made up mostly of club professionals, England never recovered from losing their first five batsmen inside the first 12 overs - with seamer Khsemal Waingankar, who has played only one first-class match in his career, claiming five wickets.
It follows a similarly shambolic effort in Antigua in the Stanford showdown when they were dismissed for just 99, and leaves the tourists facing an intensive few days of practice before they face India on Friday. England restricted Mumbai to a modest total, after deciding to bowl first, with Samit Patel and Steve Harmison claiming two wickets each.
It took a determined 65 from left-hander Sushant Marathe and a quickfire 37 off 35 balls, which included three sixes and a four, from Shaoib Shaikh to guide Mumbai even to that respectable total. But having performing impressively against more modest opposition on Sunday, England's brittle batting was exposed against the new ball - and they failed to recover from their dismal start.
ENG v MCA XI, Warm-up Match: MCA XI 222 for five (50 overs) beat England 98 (25 overs) by 124 runs
Australia in India 2008 Cricket Test Series
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IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India thrash Australia by 172 runs to regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Australia was bowled out for 209 on the final afternoon as they chased an unlikely 382 to suffer their first Test series defeat since the 2005 Ashes in England. It was also India's first Test series win over Australia in seven years as they clinched the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma was named man of the series. Matthew Hayden alone sustained his team's slim hopes with a bold 77.
Off spinner Harbhajan Singh was the highest wicket-taker with 4 for 64, while leg spinner Amit Mishra (3 for 27) and Sharma (2 for 31) provided valuable support.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India 411 & 295 beat Australia 355 & 209 by 172 runs
India vs England 2008-09 Cricket Series
England focused on India challenge: Pietersen
England slumped to a humiliating 10-wicket defeat in the winners-take-all 20 million dollar Twenty20 Stanford Superseries in Antigua last week, prompting widespread condemnation from fans and critics. They are now set to play seven one-day internationals against the hosts, starting on November 14 in Rajkot, followed by a two-Test series.
Tendulkar will be rested for part of cricket series against England
Tendulkar has not played in the one-day international side since the tri-series victory over Australia in March, but the selectors granted his wish for a break.
"Considering the hectic schedule ahead and the amount of cricket he has already played this season, Sachin Tendulkar requested that he be rested for the first three ODIs," Indian board secretary N. Srinivasan said in a statement. "The selectors accepted his request." A groin injury ruled Tendulkar out of the series in Bangladesh and Pakistan earlier in the year and he suffered a left elbow problem during the Test campaign against Sri Lanka in August, preventing him from taking part in the one-day matches.
India ODI team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Rudra Pratap Singh, Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay.
India team for England series to be named Nov 5
"The selectors will meet at Hotel Pride in Nagpur to pick the 14-member team for the One-Day series against England on November five," BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said on Monday.
The touring England team will play seven One-Dayers and two Test matches during their 40-day tour of India. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten would attend the meeting chaired by former Indian opener and chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
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India captain Kumble retires from Tests
"Kumble has conveyed his decision to retire to the chairman of selectors and he will make a formal announcement after the match," the official told reporters. Kumble, 38, retired from one-day cricket last year.
His announcement came during the post-lunch session on the fifth and final day of India's drawn third Test against Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. As a result, Kumble will not travel to Nagpur for his team's fourth and final Test against Australia from November 6-10. The ace leg-spinner, with 619 wickets from 132 Tests, is India's most successful bowler ever.
He trails only Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and Australia's retired Shane Warne in the list of the world's highest wicket-takers. Kumble, who missed India's 320-run victory in Mohali with a shoulder injury, bowled in the first innings here despite 11 stitches on a finger, reminding critics calling for his retirement of his resilience and value to the team.
He also bowled with a broken jaw against the West Indies in the Antigua Test in 2002. It was only fitting that his announcement came at a venue where he claimed all 10 wickets in an innings, the only bowler to have attained this feat after England's Jim Laker.
The veteran leg-spinner smiled and waved to the crowd from the dressing room while receiving handshakes from his teammates. He was also given a guard of honour by his teammates when he came out to bowl during Australia's second innings.
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IND v AUS, 3rd Test, Delhi, Day 4: India drew with Australia
Legspinner Kumble declared India's second innings at 208-5 shortly after tea and then opened the bowling in his farewell to the game.
When the match was halted 15 overs early, and a draw inevitable, Australia was 31-0 chasing a target of 245.
IND v AUS, 3rd Test, Delhi, Day 5: India 613 for 7 dec & 208 for 5 dec drew with Australia 577 & 31 for 0
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India will play 5 ODIs and only Twenty20, followed by 3 test matches during the Pakistan tour starting January 04 2009.
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- Tuesday, Jan 6-8, 2009 : Warm Up Match at Hyderabad
- Tuesday, Jan 13-17, 2009 : 1st Test at Karachi
- Wednesday, Jan 21-25, 2009 : 2nd Test at Rawalpindi
- Thursday, Jan 29-Feb 2, 2009 : 3rd Test at Lahore
- Friday, Feb 6, 2009 : 1st ODI at Faisalabad
- Sunday, Feb 8, 2009 : 2nd ODI at lahore
- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 : 3rd ODI at Rawalpindi
- Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 : 4th ODI at Multan
- Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 : 5th ODI at Karachi
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|2009||England||Pakistan 139/2(18.4) bt Sri Lanka 138/6 by 8 wkts|
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