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1025dThe Report by Andrew Miller

Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes help England defend 321

England's first win on the India tour came by a margin of only five runs as they staved off a fightback from Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav, who scored 90 and came close to winning the match for

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Stokes guides England to consolation win in final ODI

A strong all-round display from Ben Stokes helped England register the first win of their India campaign by beating the hosts by five runs in a closely-contested ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

1024dVishal Dikshit at Eden Gardens

Stokes buries the ghost of Eden Gardens

A clever batting display and three crucial wickets featured in Ben Stokes' return to Kolkata - a venue that hasn't been kind to the England allrounder in the past

1024dVishal Dikshit at Eden Gardens

Morgan praises Woakes' last-over nerve

England captain Eoin Morgan lauded Chris Woakes' 'brilliant' comeback in the last over in which the seamer sealed their five-run win in a 2-1 series loss

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Roy falls to Jadeja, again

An edge that everyone on the field missed, and a dismissal that hushed Eden Gardens' raucous crowd feature in the plays of the day from the third ODI in Kolkata

1025dVishal Dikshit in Kolkata

Kick-starter Roy aiming to kick on

Jason Roy rued not being able to covert innings of 73 and 82 into bigger scores as England came close to winning the first two ODIs against India

Preview

A series full of runs

2090

Runs scored in the series, the highest ever in a three-match ODI series. The previous highest was 1892, in the Afro-Asia Cup in 2007

In-form captain

17

Innings for Kohli to reach 1000 ODI runs as captain, the fastest ever. The earlier record was 18 innings, by AB de Villiers

Making a habit of it

3

300-plus totals for England in this series; only once have they passed 300 more times in a bilateral ODI series - 4, v NZ in 2015

Stokes' quick fifties

34

Balls for Ben Stokes' 50, the 2nd-fastest for England in ODIs v India. The fastest is also by Stokes, off 33 balls in the 1st ODI of this series

Roy's series

220

Jason Roy's series aggregate. His scores in the series have been 73, 82 and 65, giving him an average of 73.33 at a strike rate of 115.78

A bat-first ground?

4-0

Win-loss stats for the team batting first in the last four day-night ODIs in Kolkata. The margins were huge too: 153, 85, 95, and 131 runs