The British media slammed its national cricket team for the abject surrender in the 5-0 series whitewash by India, saying it lacked both the technique and temperament to compete against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men in unfamiliar conditions.

With the headline ‘England save the worst for last', tabloid Daily Mirror said Alastair Cook's men “plumbed new depths with an abject collapse to complete a 5-0 whitewash in India”. “There can be no hiding place for an England team that have produced a woeful attempt at one-day cricket in the sub-continent and have been deservedly stuffed out of sight. And the manner in which Alastair Cook's side folded without so much as a parting shot in defiance reflects poorly on them,” the tabloid said.

India completed a 5-0 series whitewash of England with a crushing 95-run victory in the fifth and final ODI in Kolkata.

Daily Mail said “England saved the worst until the end as India completed what the locals are gleefully calling a 5-0 ‘brownwash'. Alastair Cook's team lost all 10 wickets for 47 runs — the worst collapse in its ODI history — to go down to a 95-run defeat that outdid everything else in this series for ineptitude,” the newspaper said about the final ODI. — PTI

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