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England 227 all out against India in third ODI
England captain Alastair Cook hits a shot during the third one-day international against India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014.Nottingham - Spin again proved England's undoing as they were dismissed for a seemingly below par 227 by India in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday. England, 1-0 down in the five-match series, were 82 without loss thanks to under-fire captain Alastair Cook and Alex Hales. England managed just one four in 26 overs midway through their innings and didn't hit a six until the last over when tailender James Tredwell, who made 30 off balls, lofted Bhuvneshwar Kumar over long-on. After losing the toss, England made an uncertain start before scoring 13 runs in a sixth over which Hales, on his Nottinghamshire home ground, finished by driving Mohit Sharma for two fours through extra-cover off successive balls. His exit was the cue for England to once more get bogged down against slow bowling. Cook, whom former England team-mate Graeme Swann suggested this week should quit one-day cricket because he scores too slowly, took 65 balls to get his runs on Saturday. All-rounder Ben Stokes added to his growing list of low scores for England when Raina held a brilliant low, one-handed, slip catch off Ashwin. Stokes's exit left England 149 for six, with the five-over batting powerplay yielding just 12 runs - all singles - for one wicket.

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