England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
Fifth One_day International, Headingley
Joe Root scored his second One-Day International century as England won the fifth and final game against India at Headingley by 41 runs to end a difficult series on a winning note.
On his home ground, Root struck 113 in 108 balls as England's batting line-up finally clicked, posting 294 for seven from their 50 overs.
Facing the stiffest challenge of the series so far, India fell short when they were bowled out for 253 in reply.
Nevertheless, India completed a 3-1 series win having already won comprehensively in Cardiff, Nottingham and Birmingham.
Root struck 10 fours and three sixes during his innings and also in the runs for England were Alastair Cook (46), Jos Buttler (49) and Ben Stokes (33 not out).
Mohammad Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers with two for 52.
India then lost Ajinkya Rahane to the third ball of their reply for nought and England hardly looked back.
Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan (31) and MS Dhoni (29) got themselves in only to get out once well-set and Jadeja thumped a quickfire 87 in 68 balls towards the end when the game was all but over as a contest.
Stokes returned three for 47, Moeen Ali two for 34, Finn two for 37 and James Anderson two for 39.
The final game of the tour is a Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday 7th September.
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