Fourth one-day international, Bangalore: India 166-4 (22 overs) beat England 178-8 (22 overs) by 19 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method)
By Pranav Soneji
Owais Shah changed the complexion of the match with his 48-ball innings
Owais Shah's 72 could not prevent England from suffering a 19-run, rain-affected defeat by India, who took an unassailable 4-0 lead in the series.
Set an adjusted victory target of 198 from 22 overs, Shah and Andrew Flintoff (41) gave England hope with a fine 82-run fourth-wicket partnership.
But both men were dismissed in the final six overs as England fell short.
India's 166-4 was interrupted by rain delays as Virender Sehwag (69) and Gautam Gambhir (40) set the platform.
The victory ensures India are still on target for a resounding 7-0 whitewash, although Shah did not deserve to finish on the losing side after a superb innings from just 48 deliveries.
India's already daunting line-up was further boosted by Sachin Tendulkar, who returned from a three-match absence to the top of the batting order at the expense of the unfortunate Rohit Sharma.
How England's selectors would have loved to have a dilemma like their hosts. Instead, they kept faith with the same XI from Kanpur, with James Anderson retaining his place ahead of Steve Harmison.
India had made comfortable progress to 106-1 after 17 overs after Kevin Pietersen had won the toss and elected to field to utilise the overcast and humid conditions.
Already hampered by a two-hour rain interruption in the 14th over, the match was held up a further three hours by another long rain shower, forcing umpires Amiesh Saheba and Daryl Harper to reduce the match to 22 overs a side.
Sehwag hit three sixes in his 57-ball innings
The resumption saw the hosts plunder 60 runs from their final five overs, with Pietersen conceding 17 runs from his solitary over.
Swann was England's most productive bowler, accounting for both Sehwag and Gambhir, with both men caught on the long on boundary by Anderson.
But cameos from Yuvraj Singh (25) and a six off the final ball of the innings from Yusuf Pathan ensured England's batsmen were chasing a challenging Duckworth-Lewis adjusted total.
England's replay began in the worst possible fashion when opener Ravi Bopara was brilliantly caught by Ishant Sharma for one in the second over from Munaf Patel.
Partner Ian Bell continued to labour at the top of the order, failing to pierce the infield and his misery was finally ended when he missed a straight delivery from Harbhajan Singh for nine.
Lusty blows from Shah kept the scoreboard ticking over, but the required run-rate exceeded 11 an over when Pietersen played on to Ishant Sharma for five.
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