3:30 am - With this loss India now move all the way down to number 5 according to the ICC ODI Championship rankings.
3:15 am - Debutant Bairstow who made 41 off 21 was adjudged Man of the Match for keeping his cool under pressure. His father the late David Bairstow who was a wicketkeeper for England (and later committed suicide due to depression) interestingly made his debut against India in the Oval Test of 1979.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni was adjudged player of the series for his batting performances in the ODIs. That and Dravid's Man of the Series prize for the Tests will be the only awards the Indians take home after over two months in England.
3:00 am - England have won - achieving the rain truncated target of 241 with 10 balls to spare, thereby finishing a clean sweep of 3-0 in the ODIs after their 4-0 sweep in the Tests. India have struggled throughout the summer with injuries aplenty that showcased their wafer thin bench strength. They looked like they could compete on differentRead More »from 5th ODI at Sophia Gardens