Opening batsmen Ian Bell's unbeaten 113 runs, England beat India by seven wickets in the 5th and final ODI here on Sunday. India seal the five match series 3-2. England made a solid start with the openers putting up a 50 runs stand. After that Joe Root (31) and an unbeaten Eoin Morgan (40) guide England to chase down target of 227 runs in 47.2 overs.
Root was playing well each ball with the straight bat, until he tried a risky shot of going after Ravindra Jadeja and missed it completely to be bowled for 31. England were 143 for 3 in 35.4 overs and Bell was the key and he didn't allow his team down to brought up his 3rd ODI century.
Earlier, an sharp bowling show by England bowlers led by Tim Bresnan bowled out India to a low total of 226 runs. India got off to a nervous start after put in to bat and at one stage didn't look like going past 200. But a rough knock of 83 by Suresh Raina and some useful cameos from the batsmen lower down the order guide the India to a competetive total on the board.
Raina's wicket finished India's expect of going past the 200 run mark, but thanks to the useful knocks by R Ashwin (19) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (31) this objective was achieved with relative ease. For England, Bresnan starred with four wickets while Finn and James Tredwell take two wickets each. Ian Bell named for the Man of the Match award.