Well that is it from us. Congratulations to all the Indian fans on the emphatic series win. India would look to win the last game and effect a clean sweep. Join us for that clash on 5th September. The action starts at 1500 IST. Till then, goodbye!
Man of the Match, Ajinkya Rahane says that he is really happy with the performance and says that he was glad to have scored a ton in the winning cause. He further says that the ball was doing a bit in the start but then became easier to bat later. He also adds that he was happy for Dhawan as he got amongst runs.
Indian captain, MS Dhoni says that the performance is getting better day by day. He adds that the pitch got a little better to bat later on. He further said that the spinners were not of real help on this wicket but the fast bowlers did the trick. He adds that it was important for them to have Dhawan and Rahane amongst runs and says he is glad to see him back in form. He further says that Rahane would always be the opener in emergency and he has proven it when given a chance. He adds that it is important to take the defeats in the stride and cherish the win. He says that he learned a lot from the seniors and the juniors also contributed.
England captain, Alastair Cook says that it was a tough day and frustrating as well. He adds that India out skilled them in all the departments. He also says that the boys are disappointed and that they need to improve in all the departments. He adds that they will think about the changes in the last match.
England posted a meagre target of 207 runs. None of the English batsmen really went on to play the big innings although a few got starts. Ali, towards the end, gave them something to cheer about after a playing a good innings of 67. This happiness was short lived as Rahane and Dhawan came out all guns blazing and made a mockery out of this total. Dhawan and Rahane tormented the bowlers from the onset and ensured an easy win.
India have won this match and won it in grand fashion. Dhawan and Rahane played flawless innings to ensure a win. Rahane, though, fell through a soft dismissal in the end but not before playing some breathtaking shots. Dhawan too looked in the groove and whacked the ball all along the park and was not out on 97. He missed out on a hundred but ensured an easy win. Kohli had the easiest job as he came out for formality when all was conquered.
to Shikhar Dhawan
SIX! Ends it with a bang! Full on middle and leg, Dhawan clears his leg and dismisses the ball over the long on fence. INDIA WIN BY 9 WICKETS.
FOUR! Majestic! Full outside off, Dhawan drives it over the cover region for a boundary. Gorgeous shot!
Full and angled in, pushed to cover for one. The fielder has a shy at the non striker's end but misses and allows another run.
Chris Woakes to Shikhar Dhawan
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
SIX! Dhawan gives it a golf swing! Full delivery around leg, Dhawan swings hard and hits it over the long on fence for a biggie. This knock will surely give him some confidence.
FOUR! Bang! Slower short delivery on middle and leg, Dhawan camps back and pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
Chris Woakes to Virat Kohli
Straying on the pads, flicked on the on side for a single.
Almost a yorker near the boots, Dhawan digs it out to long on for a single.
FOUR! Handsome shot! Dhawan dances down the track and lofts it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
to Virat Kohli
The batsman has played that off the back foot and into the ground.
On a length on the pads, Kohli defends it on the on side.
Virat Kohli comes out to bat.
to Ajinkya Rahane
OUT! Sad end to an outstanding innings. Full toss outside off, Rahane tries to hit it through cover but the bat shakes in his hand and the ball goes straight to the cover fielder. Brilliant innings come to an end.
Pitched up on middle and off, Dhawan drives it to long on for a run.