A fine 36-run contribution from Liam Livingstone was in vain as England lost a thrilling one-day decider against India by seven runs.

The Barrovian was only outscored by Sam Curran with 95 and Dawid Malan with 50 as England almost caught India yesterday in Pune.

The 50-over series had been locked at 1-1 and, after home wins in the Test and Twenty20 legs, England were desperate to take some silverware back with them.

For the third time in a row England won the toss and opted to put their opponents in to bat, hoping to replicate their stunning chase at the same ground two days earlier.

At 329 all out, India had failed to deliver the monster total that had looked likely in the first 15 overs.

Jason Roy gave England's chase a nice start, with two immaculate driven fours to kick off the innings.

Malan and Livingstone shared a measured half-century stand as they kept England in touch with the rate but when Thakur removed both in consecutive overs, it gave India complete control.

Livingstone was caught and bowled off a full-toss with 36 to his name, with Malan reaching his own fifty before turning the seamer straight to mid-wicket.

At 168 for six, and almost as many runs still to get, the series was swinging firmly in the home side's favour.

Moeen chipped in a frisky 29 before Bhuvneshwar ended his fun, but Curran was spared on 22 when Hardik fumbled another chance.

He went on to add a half-century with Rashid before the latter was brilliantly caught one-handed by Kohli.

With 10 overs remaining England required 71 more with just two wickets in hand.

With two overs left England needed just 19, as Curran continued exceeding every wild expectation.

With 13 needed off the final over, Wood was run out off the first ball trying to get Curran back on strike.

Curran carved the fifth ball through cover for four but there was just too much to do and India won by seven runs to take the series 2-1.

In by far his best innings for England, Curran finished unbeaten on 95 as his side made 322 for nine.