It's a tie

Sep 12, 2011, 08:00 IST | AFP

Rain plays spoilsport in fourth India vs England ODI

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.

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