At Jamshedpur, March 1. England won by six wickets. Toss: England.
England won a match shortened by rain and marred by crowd trouble to extend their lead in the series to 3-1 with two to play. During India's innings of 137 in 26 overs Malcolm, chasing a ball towards the boundary, narrowly escaped being hit by a six-inch metal bolt thrown from behind the fence. He was clearly shaken and Fletcher complained that unless control is more effective, someone will be seriously hurt, or even killed. J. Y. Lele, joint secretary of the Indian Board, said the crowd had been incensed because stewards were hitting people. Yet more security was introduced for the final two matches at Gwalior. Fairbrother, hobbling after two painful blows on the knee which forced him to use a runner, was England's hero. He paced his unbeaten 53 from 52 balls perfectly, hitting only four fours, as he led the chase for 65 off the final ten overs.
Man of the Match: N. H. Fairbrother.