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England beat India by 8 wickets, win series 2-1: As it happened

England beat India by eight wickets and won the series 2-1. This is the first time India have lost an ODI series since January 2016.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 18, 2018 12:57:01 am
Joe Root scored his second consecutive century. (Source: Reuters)

Adil Rashid’s 3/49, Eoin Morgan’s 88 and Joe Root’s 100 ended India’s winning streak in ODI bilaterals. England chased down a target of 257 with eight wickets and a whopping 33 balls remaining. India’s top order gave away early and Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik provided some resistance. But after their dismissals, India went on a downward spiral and managed to cross the 250-run mark only because of some rearguard action by Shardul Thakur. England got off to a flying start thanks to Jonny Bairstow. Root and Morgan’s unbeaten 186-run stand pretty much killed the match long before the former hit the winning runs.

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India vs England 3rd ODI: Highlights in Hindi:

00:49 (IST)18 Jul 2018
So that's that

India blew England away in the T20I series, England returned the favour in the ODIs. In total, both sides have won three matches each. It has all been beautifully set up for the Test showdown. The first Test starts on August 1 at Edgbaston. Do join.

00:40 (IST)18 Jul 2018
Joe Root is man of the series

113 at Lord's, now 100 at Headingley; Joe Root seems have gotten over his limited overs rough patch. He was looking in good nick today and the series win bodes well for England. They would need their best batsman to be in form as they approach the World Cup. 

00:32 (IST)18 Jul 2018
Adil Rashid is man of the match

For his 3/49. Root hit a magnificent century but it is Rashid's efforts that stunted the Indian batting progress. A deserved award but Root does not go empty handed....

00:25 (IST)18 Jul 2018
Sourav Ganguly says....

In the Sony Six post-match discussion that India's middle order problems is because of the fact that they simply don't give players enough chances. India's soft belly has been completely exposed in this series. Kohli has scored a few runs but Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan could never find their touch and this has led to an underwhelming performance with the willow from the visitors. 

00:20 (IST)18 Jul 2018
England beat India by 8 wickets, win series 2-1

They also bring to an end India's 9-series winning streak in ODI bilaterals. Hardik Pandya bowled a wide ball in the final ball making it even more difficult for Root to reach his century; or so it seemed. Because what Pandya did next is bowl a nice, juicy full toss that Root swatted away to the midwicket boundary. He brought up his 13th ODI ton, a clinical performance this by England.

00:02 (IST)18 Jul 2018
Game within a game

England need 12 to win and Root is on 92. It is a race between him and the scorecard. Oh, and Bhuvneswhwar Kumar just dropped Eoin Morgan, not that it matters. 

23:53 (IST)17 Jul 2018
England 236/2 after 40 overs

Easy does it. England have a rather challenging task ahead of them; they need 21 to win off just 60 balls and only have the likes of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and so on to come and bat next. Wonder how they are going to do it. 

23:45 (IST)17 Jul 2018
England 229/2 after 38 overs

Morgan hits a six over deep midwicket and hastens the process of winning the series. This partnership is now worth 155 runs. 

23:33 (IST)17 Jul 2018
England 211/2, need 46 to win off 90 balls

Dhoni stumps Root but the TV umpire says that Chahal had overstepped. No-ball and a free hit which Root uses to send the ball to the boundary. One more run to end the over. It all feels like a formality now.  

23:25 (IST)17 Jul 2018
England 196/2, need 61 to win off 96 balls

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought in but none of it matters any more. Morgan and Root are just taking it easy with the chase and there is nothing else that they need to do. 

23:06 (IST)17 Jul 2018
100-run stand between Root and Morgan

Root and Morgan have now put up 100 runs for the third wicket, Morgan has also reached his 39th ODI fifty. This match is now a stroll in the park for England. 

22:50 (IST)17 Jul 2018
50 for Joe Root

That is the 26th ODI fifty and second on the bounce for the England Test captain. brings it with a boundary through extra cover. Eoin Morgan then finishes that over by smacking the ball straight down the ground for another boundary. England are cruising to a series win here. 

22:44 (IST)17 Jul 2018
23 overs gone, England 138/2

Morgan and Root have now put up 66 runs for the third wicket. Morgan and Root just taking it easy now, India desperately in need of a wicket here. 

22:28 (IST)17 Jul 2018
19 overs gone, England 119/2

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan once again for England. Morgan is now starting to free his arms and India have a real mountain to climb. England need 138 runs to win from 186 balls. 

22:08 (IST)17 Jul 2018
Spinners get into the role

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have started to trouble the batsmen with their spin. Morgan and And Root are struggling to read the line and length right now

21:56 (IST)17 Jul 2018
WICKET!

James Vince has to take the long walk back as he is run out for 27 by Hardik Pandya and England are 74/2. Vince stretched to make his ground but fails by an inch as Pandya collects the ball cleanly and Dhoni collects the throw to dislodge the bails on time

21:45 (IST)17 Jul 2018
BOUNDARY!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar just pulled the length of that delivery and James Vince punches the ball after going on the backfoot and gets another boundary for himself and the team

21:35 (IST)17 Jul 2018
WICKET!

India get the much-needed breakthrough as Jonny Bairstow gives a straightforward catch to Suresh Raina off Shardul Thakur. It's a huge wicket because Bairstow was looking really dangerous the way he was going

21:30 (IST)17 Jul 2018
BOUNDARIES!

England are dealing in boundaries at the moment. This is their 8th four of the innings and Virat Kohli needs to do something to get a wicket. The hosts are off to a really good start

21:24 (IST)17 Jul 2018
FOUR! FOUR!

Back to back boundaries for Jonny Bairstow off Bhuvneshwar and England move to 15/0. He first smacked the boundary through the covers and then pulled a short delivery from him to mid-wicket region

India vs England 3rd ODI Live India vs England 3rd ODI Live: Kuldeep Yadav will once again be important in India's plans. (Source: Reuters)

India vs England 3rd ODI Live: India's fragile middle order was brutally exposed in the second ODI of the three-match series at Lord's with England winning by 86 runs. The win confirmed England would remain the number one ranked ODI side in the world irrespective of the outcome in Leeds. India's last bilateral series defeat came to Australia (1-4) in January 2016 and have since beaten Zimbabwe, New Zealand (twice), England, West Indies, Sri Lanka (twice), Australia and South Africa, both home and away. A lot of focus would be on MS Dhoni after he was booed and members of the team and coaching staff (Sanjay Bangar) defended him.