England win last-ball thriller; India take series 2-1

NEW DELHI: With the series already a lost cause, England picked Kolkata's Eden Gardens as the venue to break their victory drought in India since that dreadful World T20 final as they beat the hosts in a nail-biter by five runs on Sunday. India needed 16 runs from the final over in chase of 322. Kedar Jadhav blasted the first two balls for a six and a four but Chris Woakes kept his cool to have him out caught for 90 (75b) and eventually hold India to 316/9.

India won the series 2-1 and England found a much needed confidence before the three-match T20I series beginning next week.

The scoreboard of the third ODI between India and England at the Eden Gardens here:EnglandJason Roy b Ravindra Jadeja 65Sam Billings c Jasprit Bumrah b Ravindra Jadeja 35Jonny Bairstow c Ravindra Jadeja b Hardik Pandya 56Eoin Morgan c Jasprit Bumrah b Hardik Pandya 43Jos Buttler c KL Rahul b Hardik Pandya 11Ben Stokes not out 57Moeen Ali c Ravindra Jadeja b Jasprit Bumrah 2Chris Woakes run out 34Liam Plunkett run out 1Extras: (b 1, lb 8, w 7, nb 1) 17 Total (8 wickets, 50 overs) 321Fall of wickets 1-98 (Billings, 17.2 ov), 2-110 (Roy, 19.4 ov), 3-194 (Morgan, 33.4 ov), 4-212 (Buttler, 37.6 ov), 5-237 (Bairstow, 41.3 ov), 6-246 (Ali, 42.6 ov), 7-319 (Woakes, 49.4 ov), 8-321 (Plunkett, 49.6 ov)Bowling:Bhuvneshwar Kumar 8-0-56-0Hardik Pandya 10-1-48-3Jasprit Bumrah 10-1-68-1Yuvraj Singh 3-0-17-0Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-62-2Ravichandran Ashwin 9-0-60-0India (target: 322)Ajinkya Rahane b Willey 1KL Rahul c Jos Buttler b Jake Ball 11Virat Kohli c Jos Buttler b Ben Stokes 55Yuvraj Singh c Sam Billings b Liam Plunkett 45MS Dhoni c Jos Buttler b Jake Ball 25Kedar Jadhav c Sam Billings b Chris Woakes 90Hardik Pandya b Ben Stokes 56Ravindra Jadeja c Jonny Bairstow b Chris Woakes 10R Ashwin c Chris Woakes b Ben Stokes 1 Extras (lb 8, w 13, nb 1) 22 Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 316Fall of wickets 1-13 (Rahane, 1.4 ov), 2-37 (Rahul, 5.6 ov), 3-102 (Kohli, 19.4 ov), 4-133 (Yuvraj Singh, 25.3 ov), 5-173 (Dhoni, 31.4 ov), 6-277 (Pandya, 45.3 ov), 7-291 (Jadeja, 46.5 ov), 8-297 (Ashwin, 47.5 ov), 9-316 (Jadhav, 49.5 ov)Bowling:Chris Woakes 10-0-75-2David Willey 2-0-8-1Jake Ball 10-0-56-2Liam Plunkett 10-0-65-1Ben Stokes 10-0-63-3Moeen Ali 8-0-41-0