K.Pietersen hit swasbuckling hundred in 5th ODI to help his team to pile up 270/4 in the allotted 50 overs. He and O.Shah put on unbroken 112 runs partnership for the fifth wicket to get England out of hole. O.Shah scored a well compiled and timely innings of 66 runs of 57 balls.His innings include 9 fours.
K.Pietersen scored 111 runs of 128 balls with 10 fours and one huge six. Earlier Indian captain M.S.Dhoni won the toss and put England into bat. England got of to steady start as they scored 81 runs in first two powerplays with the loss of two wickets.
Then England captain K.Pietersen and P.Collingwood (40 runs of 64 balls) put on 89 runs for the third wicket to bring England back on track. Before H.Singh and IShant Sharma gave EnglandEngland score from 157/2 to 158/4 in 31st over. double jolt as both dismissed P.Collingwood and A.Flintoff (0 runs) respectively to reduce
However sensible batting by England captain and Owasis Shah gave England a score of 270/4, which they can atleast try to restrcit the India by making it 5-0 lead in one day series.
England– 270/4 in 50 Overs
K.Pietersen- 111*O.Shah – 66
Z.Khan– 10-1-60-2H.Singh– 10-0-47-1
Indian team made two changes in their squad by bringing I.Pathan in place of M.Patel and R.Sharma in place of G.Gambhir. England also made two changes as they bring A.Cook and S.Harmission in place of I.Bell and J.Anderson.
Final Playing XI for both teams (Match has started at India Time on 26th November)
India Squad: S.Tendulkar, V.Sehwag, S.Raina, Y.Singh, M.S.Dhoni (Captain & WK), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, I.Pathan, H.Singh, Z.Khan, I.Sharma.
England Squad: A.Cook, R.Bopara, Kevin Pietersen (Captain), Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Matt Prior (WK), Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, S.Harmision, G.Swann.
Watch out for
Sachin Tendulkar: He got out on little score in previous game but he will be tempting to score big in his second outing in this Hero Honda Cup.
K.Pietersen: His team has already lost the series easily but he has not let down his fans with his performance and he is one of the most dangerous batsmen of new era. If he stays there for 10-15 overs then he might won the match for his team on his own.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack will be another batting paradise. However due to day/night match there will be some problem for the bowlers in the night gripping the ball. So team winning the toss may decide to bowl first.