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India see off England to claim T20 series

1st June 2015

Action from England v India

Report by the England & Wales Cricket Board

England's visually impaired team suffered a 3-0 Twenty20 series defeat to India after the tourists won both games in Saturday's double header at Arundel Castle.

After the third Royal London One Day International was called off on Friday due to the weather, the teams finished the series by competing in back-to-back contests.

And world champions India were victorious on both occasions, first by six wickets and then by 77 runs.

England posted 133 for seven as they batted first in the opener, with Matt Dean hitting 40 from 45 deliveries - the highest individual total of the game - and Nathan Foy scoring at better than a run a ball for his 26.

But India wrapped up their series victory by chasing down the target with 23 balls to spare, despite Ed Hossell's 2-27, as man of the match Venkatesh followed up bowling figures of 1-24 by scoring 39 from 28 deliveries.

That left just pride to play for in the third contest but India showed why they are worthy of their world champions tag with a fine batting display.

Ketan Patel struck an unbeaten 102, while opening partner Prakash added 63 and Naik hit 79 in a superb total of 257 for two.

Si Ledwith top scored for England in reply with 37 while captain Luke Sugg made 27 but England fell short by recording 180 for eight in their 20 overs.