England completes mastery of India

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Reuters: England continued their complete mastery of the touring India team with an emphatic six-wicket victory in the fifth and final one-day international on Friday.

India posted an imposing total of 304 for six but, after the target was reduced under the Duckworth/Lewis method following rain interruptions, England cruised to 241 for four in 32.2 overs to win the series 3-0.

One match was a no-result and another was tied.India responded well after being put into bat, Virat Kohli’s fine knock of 107, including nine fours and a six, providing the backbone of a commanding total.

Rahul Dravid made a typically stylish 69 in his final one-day international and a sparkling 50 not out off 26 balls from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ensured the touring side chalked up a big score.England stayed on course for their target thanks to efficient knocks of 50 by captain Alastair Cook and 63 by Jonathan Trott.