Cricket-India crush feeble England to clinch one-day series
Published on Sep 3, 2014 12:11 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - India's Shikhar Dhawan smashed a six to seal a crushing nine-wicket victory over hapless England in the fourth one-day international in Birmingham on Tuesday.
The touring side cruised to a win that gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series after another feeble England batting display in which the hosts were bowled out for a paltry 206 at Edgbaston.
India's Mohammed Shami took three for 28 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets each, with Moeen Ali's fluent 67 the only positive for England.
The Indian batsmen made light work of their chase with Ajinkya Rahane (106) and Dhawan sharing a 183-rin opening partnership and the latter smashed the last ball over the ropes to reach the target with more than 19 overs remaining.
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