12 Sep 2011

England and India tie

9:47 am on 12 September 2011

England completed a series victory over world champions India after the fourth one-day cricket international at Lord's ended in a Duckworth/Lewis tie when rain forced the players off the field with seven balls remaining.

The result was decided by a boundary catch when Ravi Bopara attempted to clear the ropes to complete his first one-day international century.

He was well held by Ravindra Jadeja in the deep for 96 to reduce England to 270 for eight from 48.5 overs in reply to India's 280 for five.

The teams left the field immediately afterwards with no more play possible and Bopara's dismissal meant the teams were tied on the Duckworth/Lewis method for deciding rain-reduced matches.

England lead 2-nil with the final match in Cardiff next weekend.