LONDON, PTI: Robin Uthappa played a nerveless innings to guide India to a thrilling two-wicket win with two balls to spare in the sixth One-dayer against England at The Oval on Wednesday.

Uthappa hit an unbeaten 47 that capped a brilliant collective batting performance and his innings helped India overhaul a challenging England target of 317 and level the 7-match NatWest Series 3-3.

The 21-year-old right-hander from Bangalore, who normally opens the batting, came in when India were 234 for 5 and needed another 83 from the last nine overs.

The youngster combined with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (35) to take the fight to the England camp, and despite the loss of his more illustrious partner, kept his cool to hit the winning runs in the final over.

The visitors needed 8 runs from the four balls off Stuart Broad and Uthappa scooped a full toss to fine leg boundary before driving a volley to long off, triggering wild celebrations among the Indian players and fans.


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