10 Sep 2011

England win thriller at the Oval

12:15 pm on 10 September 2011

England survived some anxious moments to complete a three-wicket victory over India under a full moon at the Oval in a rain-reduced third one-day cricket international.

Chasing 218 from 43 overs under the Duckworth/Lewis system after an hour's rain break in the day-night match, England survived a wobble in mid-innings to get over the line with seven balls to spare.

England lead 2-0 in the five-match series after the first game was rained out.

The teams meet again at Lord's on Monday and in Cardiff next Saturday.

World Cup champions India, who lost their place at the top of the world rankings during a 4-0 whitewash in the Test series, rallied from 58 for five to reach 234 for seven from their 50 overs.