Kanpur, India: November 20, 2008 – IR Summary/Sify/Agencies – India has won over England by 16 runs here today under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a weather-hit third one-dayer, and are having 3-0 lead in the seven-match series, the fourth ODI will be played in Bangalore on Sunday.
India, chasing England’s 240 all out, were 198 for five after 40 overs when poor light forced the players off the field to abruptly end what was developing into a keen finish.
The hosts were 16 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis method for weather-interrupted games and were declared winners in hazy conditions.
Poor light had forced a 45-minute delay in the morning and forced the game to be reduced to 49 overs per side.
Opening batsman Virender Sehwag top-scored with 68 to lead the chase against England, who put up a vastly improved display after losing the first two games by 158 runs and 54 runs respectively.
All rounder Andrew Flintoff, who scored 26, grabbed the key wickets of openers Gautam Gambhir (14), Sehwag and the in-form Yuvraj Singh (38), who hit back-to-back match-winning hundreds in the first two games.
However, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (29 not out) and Yusuf Pathan (12) hung on to make sure India held wickets in hand which kept them ahead when the poor light forced the teams off the field. More