India claim series win

2013-01-23 17:00
Suresh Raina (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - India beat England by five wickets in the fourth one-day international in Mohali on Wednesday to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Batting first, England made 257 for seven in their allotted 50 overs. Skipper Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen both made well-played totals of 75, while Joe Root (57 not out) also contributed. Ravindra Jadeja (three for 39) was the home side's best bowler.

India reached their winning target with 2.3 overs to spare, as Rohit Sharma (83) and Suresh Raina (89 not out) made sure of a series win for the world's top-ranked ODI side.

Full scorecard

The final match will be in Dharamsala on Sunday, January 27.


India: G Gambhir, RG Sharma, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, I Sharma, Shami Ahmed

England: AN Cook (capt), IR Bell, KP Pietersen, JE Root, EJG Morgan, JC Buttler (wk), SR Patel, JC Tredwell, ST Finn, JW Dernbach, TT Bresnan

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