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5th ODI: England beat India by seven wickets

Posted on Jan 28, 11:13AM | IBNS

Riding on Ian Bell's unbeaten knock of 113 runs, England defeated India by seven wickets in the fifth and final One Day International (ODI) match here on Sunday.

Chasing 227 for victory, the visitors reached the target in 47.2 overs and by losing only three wickets.

Eoin Morgan (40*) and Joe Root (31) made some important contributions with the bats as England registered a consolation win in against the home side on Sunday.

Pertinently, India had already won the series after winning the fourth match on Wednesday.

Shami Ahmed, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja scalped one wicket each for India.

Earlier, India suffered early blows and stood at 57/4 at the end of 15 overs.

Gautam Gambhir (24), R Sharma (4), Virat Kohli (0), Yuvraj Singh (0) and MS Dhoni (15) failed to deliver significantly with their willows, making things difficult for the home side.

Suresh Raina played a gutsy knock of 83 runs off 98 deliveries that helped India post a fighting score in the match.

Jadeja (39) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (31) made some important contribution with their willows in the match as the home side were all out for 226 runs.

T Bresnan remained the pick of the English bowlers as he took four wickets by giving away 45 runs.

India won the series by 3-2 margin.