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10 Most Memorable India vs England ODI Matches

Kartik Seth
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Fifth ODI, England tour of India 2002 (Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi)

Ashley Giles bowls India's Anil Kumble
Ashley Giles bowls India's Anil Kumble

If the previous entry brought India back into the 2007 ODI series, this fixture turned a new leaf for England in that memorable 6-match ODI series in India in 2002. With India already leading the series 3-1, England needed match-winning performances in all the fields, and this is exactly what they got from Nick Knight and Ashley Giles.

Fighting to stay in the series, the English batsmen gave it all in the first inning. Led by a stunning 107 by Nick Knight and aptly supported by Nasser Hussain and Andrew Flintoff, the English posted a respectable total of 271/5 on the board.

With the target easily chase-able, the Indian openers gave the teams an aggressive start. Even after they departed, Ganguly and Kaif kept the scoreboard ticking by putting up 111 for the fourth wicket. This is where everything started going downhill for India.

In just 4 overs, Ashley Giles took 5 wickets to reduce India to 239/8. Even though Agarkar tried very hard during the last overs, India eventually fell short by 2 runs, giving England their second win of the series.

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