Player of the Match
Player of the Match

India take a 3-0 series lead with a five-wicket win. The Indian batsmen gave a masterclass on how to time a run-a-ball chase tonight. Rahane and Gambhir set the platform with their 111-run stand, Dhoni and Jadeja closed things off with an unbroken 65 in under eight overs. England were the more flustered team when things started to get tight, and it told at crucial moments. It appeared that Trott and Patel's efforts with the bat had given them a chance of keeping the series alive, but it was not to be. Read all about India's series-sealing win in Andrew Miller's report.

Revanth wants his team to go for the kill: "Anything less than 5-0 the whole country would be very disappointed. Its pay back time right."

"Rahane will probably be the MoM tonight," reckons Dev, "But I feel for Samit."

Sagar, who some believed might have jinxed India earlier, adds this: ".... and therefore, I am not a jinxer. This gives me a license to post positive things about India when it is going good... but I have to admit, I had my heart in the mouth the last few overs."

Arun: "@Sagar: If there's got to be something in your mouth, better heart than foot."

Samit Patel isn't the Man of the Match, but he has somehow won a motorbike for his efforts. He looks more confused than anything.

"It's a tough defeat to take, especially when it's so close," says Alastair Cook. "Our fielding has been slightly below par, which is unusual for us, and today it cost us 20 to 25 runs in the field. Six an over is always a tough chase, but credit to the way MS and Jadeja finished that off."

"I think it was a very good performance," says MS Dhoni. "The upper middle order did the job for us. We gave away a few too many boundaries with the ball. Again, dew was a factor, so it started to come on nicely onto the bat. The way Rahane batted along with Gautam Gambhir was crucial. We lost wickets at the wrong time though, and we had to get another partnership going. We are backing ourselves to chase whatever the opposition scores, and we have been doing that."

Ajinkya Rahane is the Man of the Match. He seems like a thoughtful, well-spoken young man. Well done to him.

That's about all from our coverage of the third ODI. Before you go, be sure to check out our match gallery. Frankly, marvellous. Until next time, goodbye!

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, and another! Dhoni shovels a length delivery up and over cover, sealing the game and the series for India
Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, murdered over extra cover! Floated up full and wide by Bresnan. Dhoni opened up his stance and absolutely hammered the drive in the air. The crowd go wild!

Bresnan will bowl the final over. Dernbach is hobbling off the field after that over, and is replaced by Buttler. Good grief, this is tight. Could we see another tie?

49 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 292/5 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.95, RRR: 7.00)

  • MS Dhoni27 (29b)
  • RA Jadeja26 (24b)
  • JW Dernbach10-0-69-0
  • ST Finn9-0-44-2
Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, and yet another slower one to finish, Dhoni nudging it quietly to cover and taking the single to stay on strike
Dernbach to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, a slow legcutter takes the pad and they scamper through for a leg bye
Dernbach to Dhoni, (no ball) 1 run, oh dear! And now it's the beamer from Dernbach. This was fired down at throat height, but Dhoni kept his eye on it and swung it down to fine leg. Dernbach is struggling with the damp ball, that's got to be it. Dew!
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India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st79PA PatelAM Rahane
2nd111G GambhirAM Rahane
3rd22V KohliAM Rahane
4th5SK RainaV Kohli
5th18MS DhoniV Kohli
6th65MS DhoniRA Jadeja