Amy Jones' career-best 94 came in vain as England Women lost the series-deciding third ODI against India in Nagpur by eight wickets.
Jones, dismissed for ducks in the first two matches, was dropped three times while posting her maiden international half-century as England carded 201-9 on a slow pitch.
Anya Shrubsole (2-37) claimed two early wickets to reduce India to 23-2 but Mithali Raj (74no) - caught off a Shrubsole no-ball on 60 - Deepti Sharma (54no) and Smriti Mandhana (53) scored half-centuries as the hosts reached their target with 28 balls remaining, Raj's fifty her 50th in ODIs.
Mandhana retired unwell, leaving Raj and Sharma, who blasted the match-sealing six off Alex Hartley, to usher the home side to victory and ensure England's wait for a first ODI series win in India goes on.
Shrubsole made a breakthrough in the first over when Jemimah Rodrigues (2) snicked behind, before bagging her second when Veda Krishnamurthy (7) skewed to Fran Wilson at point.
England wicket-keeper batsman Jones had earlier shared a stand of 63 with skipper Heather Knight for the third wicket before being run out from the final ball of the innings by Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2-32).
Knight's side had levelled the series with an eight-wicket win on Monday, having lost a thrilling opener by one wicket in the final over last Friday.
England's home summer begins in June with three ODIs against South Africa, followed by a T20 tri-series against the Proteas and New Zealand and a further three ODIs against the latter, with all games live on Sky Sports.