India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
Fourth One-Day International, Edgbaston
India raced to an unassailable 3-0 One-Day International series lead by handing England an embarrassing nine-wicket defeat at Edgbaston after Ajinkya Rahane registered his maiden ODI century.
The fourth ODI went the same way as the previous two as India completely dominated proceedings, bowling England out for 206 and then charging to their victory target in less than 31 overs.
However, his 67 in 50 balls could not prevent England from crashing to a well below-par total and they were devastatingly punished later on.
Rahane struck 10 fours and four sixes and Dhawan, who has struggled for any sort of form throughout this tour, finished strongly and almost reached a century himself by hitting 11 fours and four sixes, facing 81 balls in all.
Virat Kohli was unbeaten on one at the other end and England's only success came via Harry Gurney when he had Rahane caught by Alastair Cook.
For India, Mohammad Shami (3-28), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-14), Ravindra Jadeja (2-40), Suresh Raina (1-36) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1-48) took wickets with Kumar outstanding early on, removing Cook (9) and Alex Hales (6).
And although Joe Root made 44 and Eoin Morgan 32, it was not until Moeen, who cracked four fours and three sixes, came to the crease that England's innings really started to shift.
Alas for him, he quickly began to run out of partners and lost his wicket when he was bowled by Ashwin and the tail was quickly mopped up.
Rahane and Dhawan then treated England's bowlers as if they were warming up with a few light throwdowns in the nets, showcasing their comfort and superiority over their opponents in this format.
England had no answer to them as they pulled, drove, cut and blasted their way through and over the field at will.
The bowlers suffered, Gurney going at 7.85 runs per over, Woakes bowling four overs that went for 40 and even Moeen went for 40 from his seven overs.
Rahane notched his century, his second of the tour after his memorable three-figure score in the Lord's Test, and after he was dismissed, caught off a full toss, Dhawan threatened to also reach a ton but didn't quite have enough runs required.
He finished things off in style when he thumped Gurney emphatically over long-on for six to give MS Dhoni his 91st ODI win as captain, overtaking the previous record held by Mohammad Azharuddin.
India handed medium pacer Dhawal Kulkarni his debut for this match, coming in to replace the injured Mohit Sharma.
England, meanwhile, made three changes: Gary Ballance, Moeen and Harry Gurney into the side to replace Ian Bell, James Tredwell and Ben Stokes.
The fifth and final match is at Headingley on Friday 5th September.
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