England could only reach a disappointing 217 all out in the third one-day match against India at Chennai.
Nasse Hussain won the toss and decided to bat, a decision that looked to be justified by a quick-scoring opening stand of 42, dominated by Marcus Trescothick.
However, once huis batting partner Nick Knight had lofted a slower ball to Mongia, England lost the initiative.
Vaughan and Snape edged England towards a respectable total, but were unable to help their side reach a daunting total. Leaving India firmly in pole position.
M E Trescothick c Ratra b Agarkar 36
N V Knight c Mongia b Srinath 10
N Hussain c Singh b Bangar 1
M P Vaughan c Tendulkar b Kumble 43
P D Collingwood c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh 13
A Flintoff c & b Kumble 8
B C Hollioake c Kumble b Agarkar 37
J N Snape b Agarkar 38
J S Foster not out 9
D Gough b Agarkar 7
M J Hoggard run out 1
Extras lb3 w7 nb4 14
Total (48 overs) 217
Fall: 1-42 2-53 3-61 4-90 5-104 6-125 7-195 8-202 9-216
Umpires: V Chopra and D D Sharma