Raina then joined Rohit at the crease and the duo got the innings a much needed move on.
It was pleasant to see Rohit doing justice to his talent. His knock saw elegant drives to go with his pull and cut shots. Raina was at his belligerent best.
Rohit was adjudged leg before off Finn, leaving India at 158 for four with another 100 runs needed for the victory. At this juncture, Raina's back would have sent panic in the dressing room but he was handed a reprieve after getting caught at first slip. Finn came to his rescue by hitting the stumps on the delivery stride with umpire calling it a dead ball.
It was a smooth run from there on even though skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (19) failed to last the distance this time around. Raina and Ravindra Jadeja (21) carried the team through.
Earlier, England smashed 100 runs off the last 10 overs to post a fighting total. Joe Root did most of the damage towards the end, hammering an unbeaten 57 off 45 balls.
Cook and Pietersen shared 95 runs for the second wicket.
In Image: Raina and Dhoni run between the wickets