England 188 for 5 (Edwards 47, Gunn 42*, Taylor 40) defeated India 185 for 6 (Raj 73) by 5 wickets
A captain's innings from Charlotte Edwards and four wickets from Isa Guha helped England to a last-gasp victory with just four balls remaining against India at Arundel. England were making heavy going of chasing down 186, at a sticky 73 for 3, but Edwards rescued them with a 61-ball 47, and with Jenny Gunn (42 not out), propelled England to success.
Beth Morgan chipped in with a handy unbeaten 14 from 18 balls to ensure the win in which England managed to reverse the momentum after Jhulan Goswami and Amita Sharma had them in trouble early on.
India's own innings had got off to decent enough start, with Karu Jain and Rumeli Dhar adding 41 for the first wicket. But Dhar fell shortly after Jain, both subsiding to the medium pace of Guha, before Laura Newton accounted for the dangerous Anjum Chopra (93 for 3).
Hemlata Kala repaired the innings a touch, putting on 84 for the fourth wicket with the topscorer Mithali Raj, who made 73. Another quick double strike from Guha removed Kala and Raj and once more punctured the momentum at a crucial time (180 for 5).
England are now on their way to securing the series after going 2-0 up in the third of five matches. They have a point to prove after being beaten 4-1 in India over the winter. They set about making that point at Lord's, no less, on Monday with a convincing victory. Today's match was more nailbiting but England's nerves held out.