Raina leads India to victory
India clinched the one-day series against England with a game to spare as Steven Finn was denied a crucial wicket for breaking the stumps in his delivery stride.
Finn's habit of colliding with the stumps has caused much debate among the game's law-makers but it had a very practical consequence in the fourth ODI, with umpire Steve Davis calling dead ball when Suresh Raina was held at slip with India 178 for four.
At that point India were still 80 short of victory but Raina, 41 at the time, finished unbeaten on 89 to seal a five-wicket win in the 48th over.
The Finn incident overshadowed what was a fine contest, with Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen each scoring 76 and Joe Root (57 not out) adding a stylish maiden ODI half-century.
England needed early to make inroads quickly and Tim Bresnan obliged in the sixth over, finding Gautam Gambhir's outside edge and providing England's new wicketkeeper Jos Buttler with a simple catch.
And James Tredwell continued his superb series by accounting for the dangerous duo of Virat Kohli (26) and Yuvraj Singh (three) in a nagging four-over spell that put England back in the game.
Rohit Sharma's boundary count reached double figures when he cracked Tredwell past point and Raina was offering lively support, laying into the wayward Jade Dernbach as he raced to 30. Sharma's innings was ended by a dubious lbw decision in favour of Finn, who claimed England's fourth success at a good time.
Finn thought he had seized the moment when Raina nicked to Cook at slip on 41 but celebrations were cut short as Davis signalled dead ball. Finn's costly habit had returned at the worst possible moment and the bowling side visibly wilted.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni came and went for 19, Dernbach finally getting lucky, leaving 45 to get in 65 balls.
Raina played the role of finisher with aplomb, adding four additional fours and a six off Bresnan. Ravindra Jadeja joined him for the closing overs, finishing 21no and hitting the winning runs.
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