England win series as 4th ODI ends in tie

England won the one-day series with India here on Sunday after they tied the fourth One-Day International leaving the world champions still winless in all forms of cricket on their tour this summer.

updated: September 12, 2011 00:53 IST
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London: In a frantic finish at Lord's, the fourth one-day international was tied under the Duckworth/Lewis method to give England the series as rain swept across the ground moments after Ravi Bopara had been caught at deep midwicket for a career-best 96. Before James Anderson could join Steven Finn at the crease, the players went off and although the rain did stop there was no time to resume the game. India were left searching for their first win against England on this tour and, once again, cursing the weather, which has done them no favours throughout the series.

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England were on course for victory as Bopara, with one of his best international innings, and Swann added 50 for the seventh wicket in 6.3 overs. Swann, who batted at No. 8 because of an injury to Stuart Broad, was brilliantly run out by Munaf Patel during his follow through. Fearing that England would slip behind the D/L par score, Bopara tried to clear the midwicket boundary next ball but only found Ravindra Jadeja as the rain continued to fall.

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