Rohit, Raina sets up series win for India against England

 India claimed  the ODI  series against England as the hosts ride on the batting performance  of Suresh Raina (89*) and Rohit Sharma (83) to style a easy five wicket win  in the 4th ODI  match and take the 3-1 lead in the five match series  on Wednesday. 

The India  1st  restricted the England to 257 for 7  and then come back  some concerned moments before chased the target with 15 balls left  in a floodlit game played in English conditions at Mohali. 

 The  India  had the match  in control after putting visitors  into bat, they scored as many as 100 runs in the final  ten overs with unheralded Joe Root unbeaten  57  from  45 balls) and Kevin Pietersen’s 76  runs given that the delayed sparks with some strong hits. skipper Alastair Cook was another notable performance  with a knock of 76 runs. Indians held their spirit during the run chase and it was finally Raina who guided the team home. 

This  was a worthy series win  for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys  who had come under fire for indifferent performances in recent matches, which leads  the team lost a Test series to England and an ODI series crush against arch rivals Pakistan at home.  Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli rebuild  the innings with a 52 runs  partnership for the 2nd  before James Tredwell struck for his team in his very first over by Virat  Kohli for 26 and followed by Yuvraj out for 3.

Earlier, put into bat, England lost three wickets in quick sequence in the middle of the innings after a reasonably good start, but the young batsmen Joe  Root unleashed a dramatic counter attack to steer the total past the 250 mark, it was looked uncertain at one stage. 

Root, who smashed  eight boundaries and a six during his 45-ball blitzkrieg, and Pietersen were largely responsible for England's recovery. Spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the Indian bowlers with (3 for 39) while Ishant Sharma (2 for 47) and R Ashwin (2 for 63) were the other wicket takers.  Suresh Raina named for the Man of the Award for his match winning knock.

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