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Jonathan Trott anchored England's most impressive batting performance of the series with a calmly paced 98 not out from 116 balls, and shared in a pair of key partnerships with Kevin Pietersen and Samit Patel, as India were set a challenging target of 299 in the third ODI in Mohali. Pietersen made a bold 64 from 61 balls before falling lbw to the left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja, while Patel's sparky hitting in the final ten overs carried him to a career-best 70 from 43 balls, as India's effortless dominance in the series to date received its first significant challenge.
Needing a victory to stay in the series, Alastair Cook gave England an early leg-up by winning the toss, because in 19 matches at the Punjab CA Stadium, 14 have been won by the side batting first. The captain himself was unable to capitalise - he was trapped lbw by Vinay Kumar for 3 - but Craig Kieswetter produced a sprightly 36 from 38 balls, including a brace of sixes in consecutive overs, to kickstart the innings and ensure that England's batting frailties of the first two matches were not revisited.
However, the key man, as so often, was Trott, whose tempo is immoveable regardless of the format of the game. This was his first significant innings since being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year, and it was a reprisal of the role he had played at the World Cup in March. He picked off eight boundaries after coming to the crease in the fourth over of the innings, and was denied his fourth ODI hundred by a sharp piece of fielding at short fine leg, when he paddle-swept the penultimate ball of the innings for a single. Though he missed out on his milestone, the net gain was England's, as Patel blazed Vinay Kumar's final ball of the innings into the long-on stands for six.