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India thrash England, again



India made short work of a lowly target of 156 as they eased to a seven-wicket win over England in less than 29 overs in the third of five one-day internationals in Ranchi on Saturday.

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Virat Kohli - back to his best - was the mainstay of the home line-up with an unbeaten 77, but the result was never in doubt as first Gautam Gambhir (33) and then Yuvraj Singh (30) joined the right-hander to take India to within 12 runs of victory.

It was fitting that Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning runs, playing for the first time in his home town of Ranchi as the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium hosts its first international match.

India proved that the pitch was a good one despite England's poor showing - the curator predicted a score of 350 before the game.

Jade Dernbach was out of sorts, going for 45 off only five overs.

James Tredwell was the only highlight in the hosts' effort, as he picked up two wickets.

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Earlier, quality bowling from India saw England post 155 with more than seven overs left after they were inserted.

Starting off slowly, the visitors reached 68 for one, when Kevin Pietersen found himself on the receiving end of a poor decision. Given out caught behind, replays clearly showed the ball nowhere near the bat, but without DRS the England batsman had to go.

Suddenly, the team looked bereft of all confidence and skill and crumbled to 98 for six, before Joe Root (39) and Tim Bresnan added a valuable 47 runs.

Both fell with the score on 145, though, and the last two pairings added only 10 more runs.

Ravindra Jadeja produced figures of 3-19, and both Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets.

The series now moves to Mohali for the fourth match on Wednesday, January 23.

INDIA: G Gambhir, AM Rahane, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, I Sharma, Shami Ahmed.

ENGLAND: AN Cook (capt), IR Bell, KP Pietersen, JE Root, EJG Morgan, C Kieswetter (wk), SR Patel, JC Tredwell, ST Finn, JW Dernbach, TT Bresnan.



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