4th ODI, Mohali: India defeat England by 5 wickets to claim series

Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma hit half-centuries to take the hosts past the finish line.

updated: January 23, 2013 21:42 IST
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Mohali: As a contest, there was very little this game didn't have - sublime batting from a completely unexpected quarter, a slew of mistakes from players and umpires alike, and a professional run chase completed in some style by one of India's more consistent limited-overs performers.

Rohit Sharma, summoned from the blue for Ajinkya Rahane and asked to open the batting for only the fourth time in One-Day International cricket, produced perhaps the most important innings of his career so far, and Suresh Raina stayed on till the end to make sure India won the five-match series against England with a game to spare. (Scorecard)

Their comfortable five-wicket victory, achieved with 15 deliveries left in the fourth game at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday (January 23) night, gave India an unbeatable 3-1 lead going into the final game in Dharamsala on January 27.

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