Second ball of the 49th over. Short of length delivery outside off , the Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni got under it and cracked over extra-cover for a boundary. With that India beat England by five wickets on to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day series.
The lad from Mumbai, Ajinkya Rahane top-scored with 91 from 104 deliveries and Gautam Gambhir hit 58 as the 50-50 world champions surpassed England's challenging 298-4 with four balls to spare in a thrilling day-night match.
The two Indian openers began their innings rather tentatively, but somehow they were able to rotate the strike very frequently. The Mumbaikar put on 79 for the first wicket with Patel and 111 for the second with Gautam Gambhir to lift India to a comfortable 190-1 by the 34th over. That laid the foundation for the Indian team, which is required when you are chasing totals over 250-300.
Just as everyone felt the two would carry India home with a thumping victory, England hit back with four quick wickets for just 45 runs as the Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn removed Gambhir and Rahane in quick succession, Bresnan dismissed Suresh Raina for zero and Graeme Swann trapped Virat Kohli, who, one thought had got eye in, for 35.