INDvENG : England Outclass India To Seal The Series 2-1

Leeds, Headingley : 

England have outclassed India in the 3rd and the final ODI at Leeds today. Chasing a modest 257, England got off to a flyer against a toothless looking Indian bowling lineup. England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan (88) and Test captain Joe Root (100) stitched up an unbeaten partnership of 186 and won the match by 8 wickets with nearly 5 overs to spare, also sealing the series 2-1.

This is England’s first ODI series win against India since 2011 and with this series win, England break India’s record of 9 consecutive ODI series wins.This is Virat Kohli’s first bilateral ODI series loss as a captain.

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bowl. Mark Wood started off with a maiden and Rohit Sharma just couldn’t get going, he pulled one straight to the deep. He made just 2 off 18 balls. Shikhar Dhawan (44) and Virat Kohli (71) combined together for a partnership of 71 runs before Shikhar was run-out. Dinesh Karthik who replaced KL Rahul made 21. MS Dhoni (42), Hardik Pandya (21), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (21) along with Shardul Thakur’s final flourish of 22 off 13 balls along with 2 sixes gave India a respectable total of 256/8.

England bowlers were spot on. Adil Rashid left Kohli stunned with his delivery. He took 3-49. David Willey also took 3 wickets. Mark Wood bowled 2 maiden overs and bowled a peach of a delivery to get Pandya.

Indian Captain Virat Kohli in his innings of 71 completed 3000 runs as a captain and became the captain with least innings to reach the milestone. He took 49 innings.

England needed a modest 257 and they started off with a flyer. Johnny Bairstow slammed 4 boundaries to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in an over, in his innings of 30 off 13 balls. James Vince, who was filling in for Jason Roy made 27 before he was run-out to a Dhoni master class. There on the two England captains creamed the Indian bowlers to bring up a partnership of 186 runs. The duo have now become England’s highest scoring partnership in their ODI history.

Joe Root has now become England’s leading century maker with 13 centuries.


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