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  1. England's first ever ODI win at Eden Gardens
  2. All-rounder also hits 34-ball half-century
  3. Three wickets for Stokes, including Kohli
  4. Jadhav top-scores for India (91 off 73)
  5. India win series 2-1

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes, Marc Higginson and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks

Now that was a game of cricket, made all the sweeter by an England win.

That is all for our coverage of the ODI series. But do not fear, for BBC Sport cricket will return in The Man With the Golden Gun... no, sorry, the Twenty20 series. That starts on Thursday. At 11am.

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Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

England's batsmen have worked very well as a unit.  Roy has improved and looks a really fine player, he just needs to convert those 60s.  Stokes has come of age as a lower order batsman, Bairstow played well, Billings is showing future potential and Morgan has come back with some good scores.

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Dom Ford: Love that reaction from MS Dhoni at the end, applauding a great game no matter of the result! Don't see much of that these days.

'We almost got over the line'

India captain Virat Kohli: "It's been a series of a lot of positives. We almost got over the line today and we were getting excited to see two of our younger guys showing character lower down the order. I'm very pleased. Kedar Jadhav is a brilliant find for us. He's coming into his own, he gives us more experience and he allows the two experienced guys - Yuvraj and MS Dhoni - to bat together higher up the order."

Winning any game in India is a great effort ... even if you have lost the series ... Well done @englandcricket ...

'We fought hard'

England captain Eoin Morgan: "It has been hard work. A competitive series. It was tough for the bowlers. We were rewarded for our persistence and drive to get a result. We fought hard against a really good side.

"It was similar to an English wicket. You have to do it the hard way when you lose the toss. Credit to the guys up front. Jason Roy and Sam Billings did a fantastic job.

"The bowlers make the captain look good. They did a great job today. It was wicket that rewarded them for good discipline, line and length.

On Chris Woakes' last over: "The first couple of balls didn't work so we had to think on our feet and make something happen. It was an outstanding win, which we did the hard way.

On the series: "Huge amount of positives. India outplayed us in the first two games. But getting a win is important. Not getting results damages the side's confidence. We have scored over 300 in every game and the bowlers have improved."

Man of the series

Kedar Jadhav, who is named man of the series: "I was planning to face all six balls in the final over, to ensure the bowler would be under pressure because I was hitting them well. The ball I got out to, I was not in position to play the big shot. I was still moving and that is why I got out. Since I came into the team, I have spent a lot of time with MS Dhoni and that has helped me to deal with every situation in a calm manner."

Man of the match Ben Stokes: "It was difficult when we came here last time. I put it down to good captaincy to get my overs out the way before the last over!

"It was difficult at the start of my innings. The ball was doing a bit so I gave myself as much time as I could. Woakesy played a good part in that as well.

"It has been fantastic to be a part of the series. Thankfully we got a win."

From the press box

Nerves of steel from Chris Woakes: three dots and a wicket in his last four balls as England finally win a game in India

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

There wasn't any shame in losing those first two games. There was nothing in it for the England bowlers and they came up against some fantastic Indian batting.  Here, there was more in the pitch for England and they exploited it very well.  The Champions Trophy will have these kind of pitches and England look better suited when the ball does a little bit.

England's Chris Woakes on his final over: "It's not ideal going for six and four in your first two deliveries but fortunately I got the wicket and then I was bowling to a guy who needed six off his first ball. To get the win in these conditions, in front of this large crowd... it's good for us."

Brilliant all round performance from the lads! Well done boys @englandcricket! Great way to finish the series!👌👏🙌 #INDvENG

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

England deserved that win. They surged to the death with the batting, including a fantastic cameo from Woakes. They asked a lot of questions of the Indian batting and just managed to get home. Its shows England do have something about them to be able to win here in India.

All smiles, high fives and hugs from the England players. They deserve them as well. It has been a looooong tour, full of humbling defeats and disappointment. But they have dug deep here. They looked to have snatched another defeat from the jaws of victory but battled back, held their nerve and got the win.

They may have lost the series 2-1, but today shows they have the talent and the temperament to encourage further growth.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

It's been a superb series, with really thrilling cricket. This was the best of the lot in terms of closeness at the end. It was Billings and Woakes who kept their cool in the final over.

Ind 316-9

England win by 5 runs

Kumar misses! A dot ball! England win it! What a stunning finish from Woakes and a superb win for England!


Jadhav c Billings c Woakes 90 (Ind 316-9)

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! What a pressure catch, and Billings takes it, running in to claim as Jadhav rocks back and sends Woakes' ball skywards into the off side. England's game now surely?! Six needed off the last.

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

It's a wonderful climax to what's been a pulsating series. England have not played badly, they just haven't been able to force home a victory in the first two matches. It would be great for their confidence if they could get this one.

Ind 316-8

6 runs required from 2 balls

Another dot. Outside off, yorker, beats Jadhav. You're killing me, England.

Ind 316-8

6 runs required off 3 balls

Dot ball. Yadhav tried to steer to off but the fielder is there to stop.

Ind 316-8

6 runs required from 4 balls

Oh no, oh no. Four. Jadhav goes back again and hammers through extra.

Ind 312-8

10 runs required off 5 balls

Oh no. Six off Woakes' first ball as Jadhav gets right back and slices way over extra cover.

Ind 306-8

16 runs required off 6 balls

Well bowled Jake Ball. Three runs off his last three balls.

Ind 303-8

19 runs required off 9 balls

Jake Ball bowls the penultimate over. He starts with two dots, full outside off, before Jadhav gets a thick inside edge for four. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

Stokes held his nerve and thought about the situation clearly. He's such a good thinking cricketer, you think of him as all brawn but he thinks about the game and that's going to enhance his IPL bidding price.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

Some redemption at Eden Gardens for Ben Stokes.

Ind 299-8

23 runs required off 12 balls

Stokes is fuming that a slower ball is given as wide down leg. The new man was backing away down leg and he followed him. Still, a wide it is. Only four runs off the over, though. Top class from England's all-rounder.


Ashwin c Woakes b Stokes 1 (Ind 297-8)

Brilliant stuff from Stokes, at the scene of one of his biggest lows in cricket. Ashwin gets under a full ball and sends it high for Chris Woakes to catch. Silence at Eden Gardens. England are fighting tooth and nail.

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

The normally calm Paul Farbrace was looking quite cross after that over from Woakes. It's a learning experience for England but they can't keep saying they're learning, they've got to force the initiative home. That was a poor over from Woakes.

Ind 296-7

26 runs required off 15 balls

Stokes starts with a dot ball before Ravi Ashwin steers him away for a single. Jadhav is beaten with the third ball. Vital.

Ind 295-7

27 runs required off 18 balls

Really? Woakes goes full with mid-on and mid-off up and Jadhav chips him back down the ground for four. Poor.


Jadeja c Bairstow b Woakes 10 (Ind 291-7)

Hold on! Another twist! Woakes stays full and Jadeja slaps the ball straight to Jonny Bairstow in the deep on the leg side. This isn't over. 

Ind 291-6

31 runs required off 20 balls

Four more as Jadeja thumps a drive past Woakes. India are favourites now.

Ind 287-6

35 runs required off 21 balls

Woakes' first yorker goes for just a single. But his attempt at a second is full and Jadeja smashes it over mid-off for four.

Ind 282-6

Woakes returns and starts with a no ball for height - the last thing England needed. Can only think the dew played a part in that. The free hit goes for just one. Phew.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

I fancy if that throw from Woakes had hit, Jadeja would have been a goner.

Ind 279-6

43 runs required off 24 balls

Ravi Jadeja joins the fun. He is off the mark with a single that almost results in him being run out. Chris Woakes' throw misses by a yard. Great over from Stokes.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

Importantly for England, not only is it a wicket, it's a dot ball.


Pandya b Stokes 56 (Ind 277-6)

Breakthrough! Hope for England. Stokes cleans up Pandya and punches the air. It is a crucial wicket.

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

It's very difficult to know what to bowl at this point. Normally you'd be bowling slower balls, but because there's something in it for the bowlers they're still trying to bowl on a length.