Rain plays spoilsport in fourth India vs England ODI
England won the one day series with India here yesterday after they tied the fourth one-day international leaving the world champions still winless in all forms of cricket on their tour this summer.
Suresh Raina, who shared the man-of-the-match award with England's Ravi Bopara, in full cry during his innings of 84 at Lord's yesterday. Pic/Bipin Patel
Ravi Bopara made 96 as England chased India's 280-5 but when he was the eighth man out with England on 270 and rain bought the teams off they were tied on the Duckworth Lewis method.
England hold an unassailable 2-0 lead with just one game remaining. Bopara was attempting to reach his first one-day international hundred with a big shot but was caught on the deep midwicket boundary.
Ironically if he had just knocked the ball for a single England would have won on the DL method by a single run. India looked all over the winners when England were 173-5 but Bopara's innings and good supporting roles from Graeme Swann, who made 31 and Tim Bresnan with 27, eased England up to their target.
India's innings had been dominated by a fifth wicket stand of 169 between Suresh Raina and captain MS Dhoni. Raina hit 84 while Dhoni ended unbeaten on 78 in a partnership that was the highest for the fifth wicket for India in one-day internationals against England.