Sourav Ganguly presents the trophy to Virat Kohli. The Indian team prepares to celebrate
Virat Kohlii on conditions: The pitch was a perfect scenario to prepare us for the CHampions Trophy. Falling just five short here gives us great confidence of doing well there
Virat Kohli: It has been a series with lot of positives for us. The team is showing great character. Today we were in trouble and two youngsters showing character down the order. It gives batsman up the order lot of boost. Really pleased
Eoin Morgan: This win is important for us. We have scored 300 today and 350 in the first two games, so these are the positives from the series
Eoin Morgan: It was outstanding win despite the fact that we did it the hard way
Eoin Morgan: This was more like an English wicket except there was a lot of dew in the end
Eoin Morgan on win: It has been hard work, very competitive series. Today it was our persistence and drive to get a result that helped us. We could have folded and gone back home, but we didn't do that and I'm pleased
Kedar Jadhav: I just told Hardik to bat well, not throw it away and we will se how we can take it from there. I'm satisfied with what I have done in this series, but I'm sure I can do better than this
Kedar Jadhav: I have s[pent a lot of time with Dhoni bhai, I think that has helped me deal with these situations
Kedar Jadhav: I wanted to play all the six balls as I knew if I play the bowler will be under pressure. Unfortunately I mistimed my shot
Kedar Jadhav is the Man of the Series. Much deserved!
Ben Stokes: It was hard at the start with the bat. I tried to give myself as much time as possible
Ben Stokes; I put it down to good captaincy from Morgan tthat we won today
Ben Stokes adjudged Man of the Match
This Indian team is a fearless bunch of modern generation willing to challenge the technical theories of the game
Chris Woakes on win: To get a win in tough conditions, against this crowd and against a very strong Indian team is very good
What a game!
A thrilling encounter goes England's way and the series ends 2-1 in India's over. A great knock from Kedar Jadhav almost helped India pull off a stellar chase, but England's bowlers stuck to their tasks at crucial intervals. Good captaincy from Eoin Morgan under pressure
ENGLAND WIN BY 5 RUNS!
No fairytale for Bhuvneshwar and India. He misses the ball and England register their first win on the tour.
OUT! Kedar Jadhav 90 (74) b Woakes c Billings
Jadhav goes trying to hit a six on the off side. India now need 6 runs off 1 ball. Bhuvneshwar Kumar on strike
DOT BALL! Slow yorker form Woakes. No room for Jadhav to get it away. India need 6 runs from 2 balls. Jadhav now wants a change of bat
No run! Good comeback from Woakes. India need 6 runs from 3 deliveries
FOUR! Jadhav now finds the boundary near deep point. India need just 6 from 4 balls. Is he Dhoni in disguise?
SIX! Kedar Jadhav hits it over cover for a six from the first ball. India need 10 off 5 balls
India 306/8 after 49 overs (Jadhav 80, Bhuvneshwar 0) India require another16 runs from 6 deliveries
Good over from England. Pressure on Jadhav now. But he seems to have his calculations. He seems confident he can get these runs in the last over. All down to this
India 298/8 after 48 overs (Jadhav 73, Bhuvneshwar 0) India require another24 runs from 12 deliveries
Huge over for England. Just three runs and one wicket in this one. England right back in the game. Can Kedar Jadhav be a hero?
OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin 1 (3) b Stokes c Woakes
India 297/8 after 47.5 overs
Ashwin departs trying to clear long on, only manages to find mid-on. Good bowling from Stokes
India 295/7 after 47 overs (Jadhav 71, Ashwin 0) India require another27 runs from 18 deliveries
Eventful over. Jadeja hits two boundaries after a no-ball on the first delivery, then perishes trying to hit a six. On the last ball, Jadhav hits a brilliant boundary straight down the ground. All heppening. Anybody's game!
OUT! Ravindra Jadeja 10(6) b Woakes c Bairstow
India 291/7 after 46.5 overs
Ravindra Jadeja tries his luck a bit too often. After getting two boundaries tries to clear the mid-wicket boundary and perishes. Could have done with a more measured shot. It wasn't to be, India lose their seventh wicket
India 279/6 after 46 overs (Jadhav 65, Jadeja 1) India require another 43 runs from 24 deliveries
Fruitful over for England, Stokes gets the vital wicket of Pandya. Ravindra Jadeja is at the crease. Good over for England, just five runs off it
OUT! Hardik Pandya 65(57) b Ben Stokes
India 277/6 after 45.3 overs
Breakthrough for England. Stokes castles Hardik Pandya who tries to heave one over mid-wicket and misses. Stokes' ability to take wickets out of nothing shows up again. England have a way back in the game now
India 274/5 after 45 overs (Jadhav 64, Pandya 54) India require another 48 runs from 30 deliveries
Brilliant from this young Indian pair. Fearless cricket. Pandya brings up a well-made fifty and India have a great chance to win it from here. Anything short is been put away by Pandya. England under pressure and mis-field of the the last ball is a proof of it
India 264/5 after 44 overs (Jadhav 62, Pandya 46) India require another 58 runs from 36 deliveries
Seven runs from the over and one has to say England will be happy with it at this stage. But it's wickets that England need at this stage. Less than ten runs over is cakewalk for this pair
Kedar Jadhav brings up his fifty! Another innings of substance from the young man. Can he lead India to a win and 3-0 series sweep?
India 257/5 after 43 overs (Jadhav 57, Pandya 41) India require another 65 runs from 42 deliveries
The pressure is clearly on England now. India's counter-attack has rocked their momentum. The required run rate is well in check and with these two around that should not be an issue. England need a wicket desperately
India 246/5 after 42 overs (Jadhav 52, Pandya 39) India require another 76 runs from 48 deliveries
Good over for India coming at a crucial time. 12 runs off the over. Hardik Pandya with a brilliant cover drive and Kedar Jadhav with great on drive
India 234/5 after 41 overs (Jadhav 47, Pandya 32) India require another 88 runs from 54 deliveries
A very useful over for England from Plunkett, just five runs coming from it. Pressure back on hosts
India 229/5 after 40 overs (Jadhav 45, Pandya 30) India require another 93 runs from 60 deliveries
Kedar Jadhav eases the pressure a bit with two crucial boundaries. He has the knack of finding the fence when the going is tough. India have hope till he is at the crease. Hardik Pandya gets lucky as a top edge flies over his head for a six. The run rate is below ten and the Eden Gardens is finding its voice
Preview: Ironing out deficiencies and building on a formidable squad will be top of the agenda when India take on England in their last One Day International (ODI) ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
The three-match rubber has already been pocketed by Virat Kohli's men in blue who have won the first two matches at Pune and Cuttack.
But with there being no 50-over engagement before June when the Champions Trophy gets underway in England, coach Anil Kumble and captain Kohli will have a final chance to assess the squad before they get into whites again for the one-off Test against Bangladesh and then the four-match series against Australia.
The hosts have played like a well-oiled machine so far in the series whether chasing or batting first.
Kedar Jadhav in action in Kolkata. AFP
If in the first tie, it was Kohli's turn to lead from the front in a 351-run chase along with Kedar Jadhav stepping up; the second offing was all about deja vu as seasoned campaigners Yuvraj Singh (150) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (134) jogged back time with a sublime 256-run stand for the fourth wicket.
The duo, important cogs in India's 2011 World Cup winning wheel, dragged India out of a hole with vintage batting displays after joining hands with the team tottering at 25/3 batting first.
In England, where pitches would not be conducive to batting as it was in these two games, the experience of Dhoni and Yuvraj could come in handy.
In the first ODI in Pune, Jadhav came of age batting at No 6 when the team was reeling at 63/4 to score a brilliant hundred with some shots, as Kohli would later put it, being out of the ordinary.
Kohli, too played a masterly innings, one which is so typical of India's finest batsman in current times, to notch up his 27th ODI ton and 17th in a run chase.
The bone of contention is the opening slot where both Shikhar Dhawan and K.L. Rahul have failed to get runs.
While Dhawan has a nagging finger injury that might keep him out of the third ODI, Rahul will have to better his showing if he wants to keep his place for the Champions Trophy.
Rohit Sharma, who is usually preferred to open the batting in the shorter format, is out injured. Ajinkya Rahane is India's another option but poor form in the last series against New Zealand at home is the reason the elegant right-hander is yet to be drafted in the first XI.
On Sunday, Rahane could get a chance to stake a claim in the side. Besides Dhawan's injury issue, the southpaw, in all fairness, has been enduring a lean patch with scores of 1 and 11 in the last two ODIs.
India's bowling battery came to the fore in the last ODI when while defending 381, England captain Eoin Morgan looked in inspiring form along with Moeen Ali, threatening to pull off a memorable win.
Spin hotshot Ravichandran Ashwin translated his Test form in ODIs as well picking up three wickets which included the priced scalp of Morgan to all but seal the deal.
For the tourists, it hasn't been all downhill with their batsmen showing enough resolve to take the challenge to India. Besides Morgan, opener Jason Roy, the highly rated Joe Root and all-rounder Ben Stokes have played well.
What has let them down though is their bowling which is thin on experience especially on sub-continent conditions.
On Sunday, the visitors would like to end the ODI series on a high with just pride to play for, and get into T20 mode with their tails up.
The pitch at the Eden is expected to be a high-scoring one bereft of any grass. With the arena being much bigger compared to Pune and Cuttack, the competition could be tougher and with Kohli stating after the last game that there would not be any drop in intensity, it could be a fiercely contested tie despite there being little to play for in terms of the series.