Scores of cricket fans in Ranchi hope for India's victory in the third One-Day International (ODI) match on Saturday against England.

Many cricket fans turned up at the stadium as this would be Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's first match in his hometown Ranchi.

Apart from fans, a group of priests also performed special prayer at a local temple dedicated to the Hindu god Hanuman.

Special hymns were chanted by the priests as they prayed for the victory of team India. England beat India by nine runs in closely fought contest in first ODI played in Rajkot.

But in second ODI match played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, India held their nerve to restrict England to 158 for all out and defeated them, squaring the five match series 1-1.