Virat Kohli failed again and Ajinkya Rahane scored a duck as India lost a dead rubber in England after Joe Root's second ODI hundred.Â Catch highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD | Innings Report).
2226 IST: WICKET! A heroic Jadeja effort has come to an end after he was castled for 87 by Steve Finn; India all out for 253 and they have lost by 41 runs. However, they take the series 3-1.
2216 IST: Jadeja is on fire here; he has taken 15 runs off Stokes in the 47th over as India move ahead to 239/9.
2210 IST: SIX! That's a huge one and into the stands. Jadeja has brought up his 10th ODI fifty. SIX! That one was even bigger as Jadeja sends it over long-on. India are 221/9 in 45.4 overs.
2207 IST: WICKET! Ben Stokes has picked his third wicket; Shami is gone for a duck and India are 209/9 in 44.4 overs as Yadav walks in to join Jadeja.
22:03 IST: WICKET! Kumar is run out for 1 and India have slipped to 208/8 off 44.1 overs. England are on the verge of a massive win.
2156 IST: WICKET! That's another one down as Stokes strikes to dismiss Ashwin. India are hurtling towards a big defeat in the dead rubber at Leeds; 203/7 in 42.5 overs.
2152 IST: India's 200 is up in the 43rd over, but victory does not seem to be in their sight. Neither Jadeja nor Ashwin is looking to accelerate
2145 IST: This is now a lost cause for India. Jadeja and Ashwin are still in the middle with but with 103 runs needed from 9 overs, England are the heavy favourites to win this one.
2127 IST: WICKET! Massive, massive blow for India, who have lost MS Dhoni for 29. That could be the end of all their hopes; the captain was batting beautifully with Ravindra Jadeja but his exit means that the world champions are now reeling at 173/6 off 36.5 overs.
2121 IST: MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja have started to look good despite losing five wickets. India have moved to 169/5 off 36 overs and they are still in there with a chance.
20:59 IST: SIX! Big shot from Dhoni as he clobbers Tredwell into the stands. India need their skipper to fire; 140/5 in 31.3 overs.
2055 IST: WICKET! This is big, big trouble for India. Ambati Rayudu has fallen for 53 as Ben Stokes strikes and England are well and truly in control of the game now. India are reeling at 132/5 of 30.2 overs.
20:50 IST: Fifty for Ambati Rayudu, his fourth in ODIs and second this series. India are 127/4 off 29 overs. They need 168 from 21 overs.
2047 IST: This is a crucial stand for India with Rayudu and Dhoni in the middle. India are 120/4 in 28/2 overs, chasing 295.
2036 IST: FOUR! Rayudu slams Ali to the fence as India move to 100/4 off 25.1 overs.
2035 IST: Twenty-five overs gone and India are 96/4; they need 199 from the remaining 25. MS Dhoni in the middle with Rayudu. What are the chances?
2021 IST: WICKET! Moeen Ali strikes again and he has removed Suresh Raina for 18. India have slipped to 91/4 off 21.4 overs, chasing 295.
2018 IST: Great over for India; 10 off Tredwell's first as the tourists move to 90/3 off 21.
2016 IST: FOUR! Beautifully-timed by Raina as Tredwell comes on for his first over. India have to take the attack to England now, with the required rate going up steadily.
2015 IST: SIX! Much-needed for India. Rayudu dances down the track and hoists Moeen Ali for a huge six straight over the head. India are 80/3 off 20 overs.
2008 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot by Raina as he pierces Finn through the off-side. India need a few more of those from the left-handed batsman. India are 67/3 in 18.1 overs and they have to up the ante.
1955 IST: Two dropped chances off Finn's bowling. Rayudu and Raina survive as India move to 53/3 off 15 overs.
1953 IST: India are still not completely out of the chase. Suresh Raina, who has walked in to join Rayudu in the middle, is capable of playing match-winning innings; he has played plenty of them.
1949 IST: WICKET! It's all over for Dhawan. Two balls after slogging a SIX, Dhawan tried to play another aggressive shot and ended up gifting his wicket to Moeen Ali, India's nemesis in the Test series. India are 49/3, chasing 295 as Dhawan exits for 31.
1945 IST: Dhawan is looking good for the second successive match. His innings will be key to India chasing down 295 at Leeds. Can Rayudu support him?
1931 IST: India are 29/2 off 9 overs, chasing 295. Sanjay Manjrekar, on air, said the onus to deliver should be on the men in-form and that was why Rahane's dismissal was disappointing; he played a poor short to depart when India were scoring such a big total.
1928 IST: MS Dhoni said India were not tested in the ODIs by England. Well at 28/2 off 8 overs, chasing 295, India's world champions tag is being put to a rigorous test by the hosts. Who will stand up for the visitors?
1923 IST: WICKET! Kohli is gone, caught at slip by Cook off the bowling of James Anderson. This is disaster for India and the onus now lies on Dhawan, who has been joined by Rayudu in the middle. India are 25/2 off 7 overs.
1916 IST: FOUR! Kohli is looking good here, as he strikes another boundary, this time off Woakes. India need Kohli to look good and confident if they have to chase down 295 tonight.
1914 IST: Good over for India as Kohli and Dhawan hit a boundary each to keep the Indian socreboard ticking. India are 18/1 after 5.1 overs, chasing a mammoth 295 to win against England.
1912 IST: A watchful start for India after an early loss. Kohli and Dhawan have had to be watchful after Rahane fell for a duck.
1904 IST: India never lose an ODI when Dhawan scores a half-century. On seven occasions in the past, India have always reached home. The last instance was two days back, when Dhawan remained unbeaten on 97 and India won by nine wickets.
1900 IST: This is a great chance for Virat Kohli to play a big innings and lay the foundation for an Indian win. He has done that in the past a lot of times, but a run of poor form in England has raised some eyebrows. England, however, will be wary of the Delhi batsman.
1856 IST: WICKET! What a start for England. James Anderson has struck off his first over and India have lost their centurion from the previous game, Ajinkya Rahane, caught by Eoin Morgan at backward point. India are 0/1 n the first over.
1815hrs IST: England may have just posted their highest ODI total this summer but Indian batting has the firepower to race to a win. (Read: Suresh Raina practiced hitting hard by playing on hockey turfs)
1809hrs IST: England post a challenging total of 294/7. Stokes' late charge helps hosts finish on a high after Root slammed a splendid ton and Buttler played a quick cameo worth 49.
1756hrs IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust - this time it's Woakes (9) who is made to walk back courtesy a yorker-struck stump. England: 265/7, 47.3.
1749hrs IST: OUT! Root played a mature knock but an unorthodox effort to find the boundary finally ends his heroics on 113.
1745hrs IST: Century! Root completes his second ODI ton - in his 36th match. This has been a sensible knock with the right dose of aggression.
1740hrs IST: There was some hard hitting from Buttler's blade with a good mix of unorthodox shots as well. Yet, former England captain Ian Botham previously said that IPL has dented international cricket. He was slammed by BCCI.
1730hrs IST: OUT! Buttler goes for the reverse sweep but misses and is run-out. England: 225/5, 42.3.
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1724hrs IST: Hosts score 55 in the final powerplay overs - a remarkable comeback after losing wickets at key intervals.
1717 hrs IST: England bring up 200 in the 40th over. Powerplay overs have injected fresh spirit into the innings with 46 runs from the last four overs.
1710 hrs IST: As Buttler and Root try to switch gears, across the mainland - in Italy - drivers are pushing the pedal, quite literally. Catch all the updates from Italian F1 practice session here.
1705hrs IST: Buttler marches on, completes 50-run stand off just 43 with Root at the other end.
1654hrs IST: England in powerplay overs and Jos Buttler decides to take Indian bowlers - gets a four and a six off Umesh. Buttler's strike rate against pace is 139 while against spin is in the late 80s.
1652hrs IST: Fifty! Some cheer for English fans as Root completes his sixth ODI half-century.
1644 hrs IST: OUT! Morgan (14) steps out to negate Ashwin's spin but the Indian has the last laugh as skipper Dhoni whips the bails off. England now four men down.
1638 hrs IST: No respite from spin for England as Ravindra Jadeja strolls in to bowl the 26th over. Root and Morgan in the middle.
1626hrs IST: "At least we are winning at something. We are the best sweepers in international cricket," says former England captain Nasser Hussain on air. He clearly wasn't impressed by Cook's shot-selection today. (Hussain in commentary box but another former cricketer - Brett Lee - has his sights on the big screen, will act in romantic comedy movie. Read more here)
1622hrs IST: OUT! Cook falls on 46 - his second score in 40s in the series. He tries to dispatch Raina to the leg-side but the sweep goes awry. Dhoni collects the top-edge offering. England 91/3 after 20. (How do the numbers stack up this series? All the stats here)
1619hrs IST: Spinners have managed to put the brakes on England's scoring. Cook was hitting the ball with confidence but since Ashwin and Raina came in to bowl, has either not been able to dispatch the ball or has revealed a rare shocking shot for a single. Did you know? Ashwin has dismissed Cook twice in ODIs.
1610hrs IST: India employ spin from both ends now as Suresh Raina comes in.
1605hrs IST: Spin On! Pacers Bhuvneshwar, Umesh and Shami have been on the money here even as Cook looks to close in on his 20th ODI fifty. However, Ashwin's spin can be a good challenge for both Cook and Root at the other end. England 78/2, 16.
1600hrs IST: India have looked electric on the field and it is not just in the match today. While the bowling and fielding has been on the mark, batting has led the way in the last three matches. Has appointing Ravi Shastri as team director helped? Find out here.
1554hrs IST: Did you know? England ship off to Sri Lanka after India make their way back home. In Sri Lanka, England will play seven ODIs.
1544hrs IST: England complete 50 in 10.3. The run-rate has been good courtesy some fine shots to the boundary but the two wickets stand out as glaring blemishes.
1536hrs IST: Cook's captaincy has been under immense pressure after the recent string of ODI defeats.(Cook vows to continue as ODI captain till World Cup | Cook should avoid ODIs: Swann | England need split captaincy, says Atherton)
England need him to play a captain's knock today. With scores of 19, 44 and 9 in the previous three matches, he needs to last the distance today if England are to repair the early damage.
1530hrs IST:OUT! His 7269 first-class runs does not count for much today as Moeen (9) falls to Bhuvneshwar. A wide delivery and the batsman throws his willow at it, only to be caught at third-man by Umesh. England 39/2.
1527hrs IST: Moeen has helped himself to a boundary already. He has two fifties in ODI cricket and over 7000 first-class runs.
1522hrs IST: Moeen Ali has replaced Hales in the middle. Did you know? Moeen recently said he is following India's example and that watching Suresh Raina bat has helped him score better. (Read more here)
1516hrs IST: OUT! Just when Hales (4) was looking to free his arms a bit more, he has been removed by an aggressive Umesh. The bowler pitched it in short and Hales skied it for Rahane to complete a regulation catch. England 23/1, 3.4.
1514hrs IST: Positive start from both Cook and Hales. They have hit the ball with intent in the early overs. With starts of 19, 44 and 9 in the previous three matches, Cook would be looking to last the distance today. There's no pressure of a win, of course.
1504hrs IST: Cook and Hales begin for England and captain gets off the block in style. He slams Bhuvneshwar Kumar for two fours in the first over of the day. Umesh Yadav to share the new ball. England 10/0 after 1.
1458hrs IST: Did you know? If India win today, it will be the team's second-ever ODI clean sweep overseas. The first was a 5-0 win in Zimbabwe last year.
1450hrs IST: India have made a remarkable comeback in ODIs after the Test rout. Gavaskar says the team is not just about limited-overs cricket.Â "We are not just an ODI nation. It is just that our technique in Tests need a bit of correction," he says. "Our batting in ODIs have been outstanding. There's no reason why our batsmen can't score against the red ball."
1445hrs IST: Full squads:
India: Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Rayudu, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Shami and Umesh
England: Cook, Hales, Moeen, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Woakes, Tredwell, Finn and Anderson
1441 hrs IST: Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar says it is hard on Dhawal Kulkarni to be dropped after playing just one match. "It is tough on him," he says. Umesh gets a match in his place. "Don't think Dhoni will use Umesh as the opening bowler. He has to be the first change today," adds Gavaskar.
1435hrs IST: England make two changes. James Tredwell and Ben Stokes get to play in the final contest.
1431hrs IST: TOSS! India win and will field first. Umesh Yadav comes in for Dhawan Kulkarni.
1420hrs IST: Toss in 10 minutes and it is the perfect time to look at the weather. It is currently 13C at Leeds with a bit of fog. While the first of the five matches was washed out, the remaining clashes have had no permanent halts due to the weather. It is unlikely for a halt to happen today either.
Series sealed, it's time for Team India to plan for the future. A winning scoreline always looks great, but when you look at the bigger picture, there are many leaks to plug. Victory can be a double-edged sword. (Read: ODI wins great but don't forget Test rout, says Gavaskar)
England's abject surrender in the limited overs format could give young Team India some false confidence. But wise men like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher certainly know the bigger goal. The target is to retain the 2015 ICC World Cup Down Under and this win in England can at best be the start of good things to look forward to for the remainder of the season. (Related: Sachin Tendulkar backs India to defend World Cup)
A lot of plusses have emerged from the ODI series. Success always breeds positives. Young players like Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan have openly aired their views of having Ravi Shastri as a team guru. If Shastri's inclusion as director has infused fresh energy and motivation, then it's indeed great news. Dhoni and chief coach Fletcher gelling with Shastri and new support staff will be critical going forward. (Also read: Dhawan credits Shastri for India's turnaround | Rahane thankful to Shastri for his form)
India have to address three big issues ahead of the World Cup. The opening combination, the middle order and the death bowling. The first two issues have been somewhat addressed. Rahane's century at Edgbaston suggests that he is a good bet to face the new ball. Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu have hit the right note to suggest that Virat Kohli won't be short of support at No. 4 and 5.
England's horrible batting means India's death bowling has not been tested. But Ravindra Jadeja's nagging line and length continue to be effective in the shorter format and the silver lining for India has been the crisp fielding, something that was missing during the Test series.
In terms of milestones, Dhoni is on an upward drive. The nine-wicket win at Birmingham was India's 50th against England in 90 matches. It was also India's 91st win under Dhoni, who became India's most successful winning captain in ODIs. He went past Mohammed Azharuddin, who had led India to 90 ODI wins.
There is news that India could test their bench at Leeds. If Dhoni decides to tinker with the line-up, then Sanju Samson and Karn Sharma could make their ODI debuts. England's best total in this series has been 227. Their bowlers have taken all of 11 wickets in three matches.
There is a lot of work to do for the home team.
India have played seven ODIs at Leeds. They have won three and lost four. England have a better win-loss (15-10) record at Headingley. A consolation win on Friday may just give embattled Cook some relief.